Endless Legend ReeXamination #1

A few short months after Endless Legend was released and we’ve already seen two patches for it in the form of “add-ons”. The first, titled “Shades of Alteration”, brought about some minor bug fixes, some extra quests (including a somewhat Halloween-themed one) and most importantly to some, modding […]

Endless Space Review

Space is huge. No, it is massive. In the summer of 2012, space became endless. Amplitude Studios released Endless Space (July 2012 PC, August 2012 Mac), their first game, and I was instantly drawn back into the 4X genre. I have been a fan of the genre since I first watched […]

Dominions 4 Review

Dominions 4 is a turn-based fantasy strategy game produced by Illwinter. You play as a god attempting to rule the world. You use massive armies, wonderful magic, powerful artifacts and the strategic powers of a chess grand-master to defeat your enemies and ascend from Pretender God to Pantokrator […]

The End Game and its Follies

The 4X strategy genre has, for the most part, had a very difficult time keeping its momentum going into the final act of the game. The games tend to become bogged down in a planet/city management hell. The exploration phase has long ended and, as such, nothing truly […]

Warlock 2 Review

Be warned, this is an irreverant review. There, you have been warned. Is Warlock 2 a sequel? Is it a reboot? Is it both? Is there even a difference?  I have followed the game online for months and there is no general consensus. I could not form my […]

Horizon Review

For nearly two decades, the 4X space strategy genre has been dominated by a single title alone: Master of Orion 2. MoO2 has become an automatic, genre-defining standard by which to measure modern 4X titles. Nostalgia about the game’s quality may well influence this (to what degree is […]

Civilization: Beyond Earth Review

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 […]