Mass Effect: Andromeda Review – An Interesting Space Romp

Mass Effect: Andromeda Bioware/Electronic Arts I’ll just say right off the bat, I’m a huge science fiction fan. Next to fantasy, science fiction has to be my favorite genre. In that regard, I’m pretty happy with the way things are going within the gaming industry right now, as there are a veritable plethora of science…

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…

M.E.R.C. (Early Access) Review – The Next Big Syndicate Experience?

M.E.R.C. TinyMob Games I’ll admit it right off the bat—I’m a big fan of any form of media featuring dystopian, near-future backdrops. Unlike more far-into-the-future settings (Star Trek, Star Wars), in cyberpunk settings, you can see bits and pieces of the current world and how they might shape their near-future counterparts. It can be almost…

Empyrion – Galactic Survival (Updated Early Access) Review – Galaxy-Sized Fun

Empyrion – Galactic Survival Eleon Game Studios I haven’t played Empyrion – Galactic Survival for a number of months now—or should I say, hadn’t. Although I thought it was an amazing game when I initially tried it out, I became distracted by other games in the ever growing (now very crowded) survival genre, especially games…

Dawn of Andromeda Review – Into the Outer Reaches

Dawn of Andromeda Grey Wolf Entertainment/Iceberg Interactive I’m a big sucker for 4X strategy games, particularly ones within the science fiction realm. Ever since I first sat down and played Master of Orion II, I was hooked. For the first time in gaming history, you could actually helm an space faring civilization of your choosing…

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!)…