Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide – Cast Off for a New Brand of Strategy

Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide Firaxis This is some of what transpired leading up to my review of Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide: Me: “So you played the beta, have you played the full release?” My gaming friend: “Yeah. It’s fun…” he said, trailing off with a note of apprehension. “What do you…

SOMA – No One Can Tell When You Wet Yourself in the Deep Blue Sea

SOMA Frictional Games I was guiding SOMA’s main protagonist, Simon, down an underwater corridor which reminded me of a decrepit, submerged version of one of the gloomy hallways on board the dilapidated space station Sevastopol, in Alien: Isolation. Just as being stranded out in the middle of space can make you feel horribly cut off…

Satellite Reign – Does this Spiritual Successor Reign Supreme?

Satellite Reign 5 Lives Studios As you may have heard by now, Satellite Reign is the long-awaited spiritual successor to the Syndicate series. The game owes its creation to a successful Kickstarter campaign led by 5 Lives Studios. It’s no wonder that many in the gaming PC community joke that these days, Kickstarter might as…

Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain – Kojima’s Magnum Opus Shines Brightly

Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain Konami/Kojima Productions Hideo Kojima’s long awaited opus; the fifth and final installment of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, comes roaring on to the stage, boisterously elbowing all other contenders for 2015’s Game of the Year award roughly out of the way. And why not? This is Kojima-san’s swan song;…

STASIS – A Terrifying Science Fiction/Horror Game that oozes with Atmosphere

  STASIS The Brotherhood As an avid fan of both horror films and video games, I’ve long awaited for a time when indie developers would rise up and begin stealing the show from the big box, triple A game companies, and usher in a new era of creativity. Back in the day, before the rise…

Endless Legend – A Unique Science Fiction/Fantasty Experience like no other

Endless Legend Amplitude Studios Greetings, fellow gamer geeks. This is one of this week’s reviews where I won’t actually be covering a horror, action, or science fiction game (gasp!), well perhaps a pinch of the latter. We’re going to be taking a look at an upstart RTS extravaganza called Endless Legend by Amplitude Studios. Let…