eXplorminate’s Staff Picks for 2015

Greetings and Salutations, dear reader. Another year is quickly coming to an end and we’d like to share with you some of the games that we enjoyed in 2015 and why. Our eXpansion and Game of the Year write-ups will follow shortly. So, pull up a chair, get your drink of choice and enjoy.   … Continue reading eXplorminate’s Staff Picks for 2015

The 4X DLC Crutch: An eXposition

Back in the good ol’ days, one could would walk into a store, find a game, purchase it, go home, and immediately get the full experience. However, today’s games receive all kinds of additions, patches and DLC (Downloadable Content) post-release. Gamers benefit from the continued support, but they also have to shell out repeatedly to … Continue reading The 4X DLC Crutch: An eXposition

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 new awaits the player, since your technology … Continue reading The End Game and its Follies