Category: Reviews

Distant Worlds: Universe Review

To quote one Prokhor Zakharov, “There are two kinds of ludological progress: the methodical experimentation and categorization which gradually extend the boundaries of gameplay, and the revolutionary leap of genius which redefines and transcends those boundaries. Acknowledging our debt (milwaukee attorneys) to the former, we yearn, nonetheless, for […]

Mobile eXperience: Eclipse Review

A Long and Winding Prologue: Space-based 4X games, if my ludological insight is correct, were born out of tabletop wargames of the 70’s and early 80’s with titles like Stellar Conquest (1975), Outreach (1976), Imperium (1977), and Starfall (1979). Master of Orion opened the floodgates for 4X space-based […]

Apollo4X Review

We are in the midst of an explosion in the 4X genre. Big companies like Firaxis, Stardock, Triumph, and Amplitude have all launched major titles in the last 12 months. Likewise, a mass of indie developers have brought us games like Star Ruler 2, StarDrive 2, and Worlds […]

Galactic Civilizations 3 Review

Galactic Civilizations III is a massive game that encompasses a myriad of activities: space battles, sprawling tech trees, excellent empire management, fully customizable races, biological warfare, space pirates, giant sharks, and pretty much anything else you can imagine that might show up in outer space. GalCiv III has […]

Total War: Rome II Review

So, how far will you go for Rome? With 16+ patches and counting, Creative Assembly has, for their part, gone the extra mile for Total War: ROME II. Released on September 2, 2013, Rome II is the eighth entry in the Total War series, known for its blend […]