Stars in Shadow Review – A Love Letter to the 4X Classics of Yore

Stars in Shadow Ashdar Games/Iceberg Interactive I’m a pretty big science fiction nerd. So much so that I use the proper terminology for the genre, Science Fiction, not the more cutesy term, Sci Fi, which is carelessly bandied about by the masses (yes, that indeed sounded pretty darn snobby). As far as multi-billion dollar gaming…

Tyranny Review – An Outstanding Fantasy Extravaganza of a Darker Shade

Tyranny Obsidian Entertainment/Paradox Interactive I’ve been a long-time pen and paper geek ever since I could remember. I was one of those scrawny geeks who wore trench coats during entire summers, and had the skin complexion of a ghost. I’d resisted the temptation of playing computer-based RPGs for quite a while, as I felt that…

Stellaris: Leviathans DLC Review – A Shot in the Arm (or Tentacle) for a Magnificent Space Opera

Stellaris: Leviathans DLC Paradox Interactive Having come to computer games from the pen and paper RPG as well as board game world, I have a slightly different perspective when it comes to video games. I remember having tabletop gaming sessions that ran all day—me just sitting there in my black trench coat (hey, don’t judge!)…

Polaris Sector Review – Cumbrous & Clunky Fun

Polaris Sector SoftWarWare/Slitherine I appreciate games pretty much wherever they come from. That is to say, I applaud the amount of work and dedication that foreign game developers put into their projects. That doesn’t always mean I want to play them, however. At present, the vast majority of video games mainly come from either the…