Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector Preview

Warhammer 40,000: BattlesectorBlack Lab Games / Slitherine Games Workshop has been accused by many for lending out its venerable Warhammer IPs a little too liberally. Indeed, many of the Warhammer 40,000 games I come across are digital versions of dumpster fires. However, one company that has captured the grimdark vibe of the Warhammer 40K universe…

Factorio Review

FactorioWube Software LTD. Factorio, developed by Wube Software LTD., is a factory building game, with an emphasis on automation. In a reductive sense, the gameplay revolves around gathering resources and utilizing them to expand your factory base. You’ve just crash-landed on an alien planet and your goal is to ultimately build a rocket to launch…

Forza Horizon 4 (Steam version) Review

Forza Horizon 4Playground Games / Microsoft Games Racing games, like fighting games, have sort of lost my interest—mainly because they’ve largely been super-formulaic in their implementation with little in the way of innovation over the last couple of decades. Therefore, I hadn’t even been curious about trying out any of the Forza Horizon titles. Plus,…

Stronghold: Warlords Review

Stronghold: WarlordsFirefly Studios The original Stronghold game was something special. It debuted back in 2001 and there hadn’t ever been anything like it before—you build up a well…stronghold, in Medieval Britain and although there was conquest and expansion through military pursuits, there were also prominent economic and infrastructure development elements. One thing is for sure—the…

Chivalry II

Chivalry IITorn Banner Studios Chivalry: Medieval Warfare debuted back in 2012 and filled a gap within the gaming community—large-scale, massed medieval warfare with soldiers and knights battling it out in bloody combat. Since that time, only a few other games have vied for that throne, including standout, 2019’s Mordhau. But developer Torn Banner Studios wasn’t…

Hellish Quart

Hellish QuartKubold Back in the 1990s there were some great fighting games that were much more unique than what you typically see on display these days. The Bushido Blade franchise, developed by Japanese studio, Light Weight, was definitely a series that stood out. It featured fully 3D movement (not 2.5D like Tekken) so that you…

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood Review

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – EarthbloodCyanide Playing as an anti-hero has always been popular in video games, as you weren’t able to do so before the gaming industry came along—people could only watch them on TV or read about them in novels and comic books. From X-Men’s Wolverine to Charles Bronson in Deathwish, until the past…