Release-Day eXcursion: Darkest Dungeon

I remember, years ago, going to see Van Helsing with a good friend at the local silver screen. It was an evening show and we were the only ones in the theater. Before you dismiss Van Helsing as a diabolical abomination of filmmaking (which it probably is, but whatevs), know this: the thrill of having … Continue reading Release-Day eXcursion: Darkest Dungeon

Release-Day eXcursion: Mordheim: City of the Damned

When the new XCOM: Enemy Unknown was announced, I was really excited. Not just for the XCOM franchise itself, (although, y’know, that too), but for the games that would come out if XCOM:EU were successful. The tactical strategy genre had been shot in the face a few too many times in the past and no … Continue reading Release-Day eXcursion: Mordheim: City of the Damned

Friday eXcursion: Legends of Eisenwald

Oh Legends of Eisenwald, I tried so hard to love you. Your gameplay and graphics reminded me of a simpler time, when I was young, and the best games were big ideas, barely realized. But now I see the truth - you’re not good for me and it’s time to move on. It’s not me, … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Legends of Eisenwald

Release-Day eXcursion: Anno 2205

Anno 2205, Ubisoft Blue Byte’s sequel to Anno 2070, has just been released and while it’s not my favorite sequel of all time, it definitely comes close. That’s a heck of an accomplishment. Making a quality sequel is almost a more challenging endeavor in some ways than crafting the original entry, itself. The new game … Continue reading Release-Day eXcursion: Anno 2205