Ancestors: Legacy Review – Fast Action Mixed With Decent Depth

Ancestors: Legacy Destructive Creations The original Company of Heroes was one of my all-time favorite real-time strategy games. The ability to micro-manage smaller groups of units, and engage in tactical battles across sprawling maps was a perfect combination. Unfortunately, its sequel more or less sucked. Ever since those hallowed days of yore, when we strategy…

Steel Division: Normandy 44 Second Wave & Back to Hell DLC Reviews – 2 Big Bombs of Great Content

Steel Division: Normandy 44 Second Wave & Back to Hell DLC Eugen Systems/Paradox Interactive As a child I remember drawing scenes of battles. I’d have tanks and little stick men with helmets on pointed towards each other with little broken lines that indicated “pew pew” weapons’ fire. When I got a little older I got…

They Are Billions (Early Access) Review – Not Just Another Zombie Game

They Are Billions Numantian Games When I’d first caught drift of indie developer, Numantian Games’ They Are Billions, I was sort of just “meh.” Although it aspired to be a sort of combination of Starcraft and World War Z, the whole zombie craze has pretty much already worn out its welcome. Really now—how many times…

Steel Division: Normandy 44 Review – Can You Say: Strategy in Spades?

  Steel Division: Normandy 44 Eugen Systems/Paradox Interactive World War II games sort of remind me of the whole zombie craze. Both reached the heights of their respective popularity years ago, yet many gaming developers clung to the notion that they could still turn out a good zombie or WWII title here and there. This…

Starpoint Gemini Warlords Review – A Worthy Spiritual Successor to Freelancer

Starpoint Gemini Warlords Little Green Men Games/Iceberg Interactive Okay, I’ll admit it from the get-go: I had no idea what Starpoint Gemini Warlords was all about. Well, actually I didn’t want to know much about it on purpose so that I could have a raw and untainted view of it as I experienced the game…

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Review – Fire All Broadsides!

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Tindalos Interactive I recently fired up Tindalos Interactive’s new Warhammer 40K space game, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, after a gaming friend had been ranting and raving about it. Well, he didn’t exactly have to twist my arm—I’ve long been interested in the Warhammer and Warhammer 40K IPs and so playing it was only…

Offworld Trading Company Review – The Wolf of…Mars Street

Offworld Trading Company Stardock I just love me space-based strategy games. There’s nothing like a good ol’ space 4X title that lets you e(x)plore your surrounding areas and scout out new territories and star systems, e(x)pand your fledging empire—usually by sending out colony ships and populating new planets and planetoids, e(x)ploiting the resources of your…

StarCraft II: Legacy Of The Void —A Worthy Successor to the StarCraft Legacy

StarCraft II: Legacy Of The Void Blizzard Entertainment A few months back when some of my gaming developer contacts reported to me that the next installment of the StarCraft II franchise was finally nearing a release, I have to admit that I sniggled juuuuuuust a little bit. StarCraft’s next game is really going to come…