Narcos: Rise of the Cartels Review – Good Concept, Bad Execution

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels Kuju There have been many, many TV shows that have been adapted for the silver screen. Take the original Star Trek TV show (the one from the 60s), which although was pretty hokey, had some really interesting characters and storylines that had an undeniable charm. TV shows that have been…

Squad (Alpha 15) Review – The Best Military-themed Shooter Gets Even Better

Squad (Alpha 15) Offworld Industries As some who logged thousands of hours on what I consider to be the best military-themed video game (and favorite game of all times to boot) I’ve ever played—Project Reality—I was sad to see it eventually die off. PR was actually a Battlefield 2 mod (the last great Battlefield game)…

Space Hulk: Tactics Review – A Faithful Adaptation of the Classic Board Game

Space Hulk: Tactics Cyanide Studio/Focus Home Interactive Space Hulk is a board game that was created by Games Workshop back in 1989, and its latest iteration is in its 4th version as of 2014. I never got into the Warhammer 40,000 universe as a kid because I wasn’t really that much into board games at…

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…

XCOM 2 – Your Time is Up

“Hey man, I got the new X-COM game, X-COM 2,” my gaming friend said. “Yeah, can’t wait to play it myself. Like you, I’m a big X-COM fan and have been playing the games since the original,” I replied giddily. “So the new one has time limits on turns. But it’s not that much of…