Something happened when I first saw gameplay of Civilization: Beyond Earth; I became upset. I became upset, almost angry, because I immediately thought “This is a studio-funded mod”. I was on the Firaxis Twitch channel, watching their first stream, so I began voicing that opinion and that I […]
Where They’re Going, They Don’t Need Roads… It’s amazing what happens to the Civilization series when it’s not bound by the limits of historical accuracy. The last time it veered off that course we were given Alpha Centauri and that has gone down as one of the finest […]
I’ve (Devildog) recently had an opportunity to binge-play Star Ruler 2’s Early Access form. Having not played Star Ruler 1, but knowing about its general gameplay, I decided to jump in and learn as I go. It took a bit to figure out an issue with the in-game […]
The Age of Wonders series has always occupied a strange gray area in the world of turn-based fantasy games, falling somewhere between Heroes of Might & Magic and Civilization when it comes to “4X-iness.” As one of the many pretenders to the Master of Magic throne, the Age […]
A sophomore slump refers to a second effort that fails to meet the expectations set by the first. Amplitude’s first effort was very solid. Endless Space came out of nowhere for a lot of people. Headed up by some ex-Ubisoft developers, they released ES in 2012 to a […]
You probably haven’t heard of this one before, but PurpleOrange Games has been working on it for a while. They recently finished an overhaul of their website and it appears that more information is coming out as a result. I was recently given the opportunity to ask some […]
The world of Elemental has come a long, long way since its initial release. Hell, with all due respect to Stardock and their hard work, I won’t mention the original game and we can just skip over this series’ history. Let’s fast forward to about a month ago, […]
It’s the 4X Faction Showdown! What 4X game has the best factions out of any of them? We compiled a list of some of our favorites, but if we missed yours, please add it in! This poll will run until May 15th, so get your voting in now!