Battletech Review – A Faithful Adaptation of the Hallowed Boardgame

Battletech Harebrained Schemes/Paradox Interactive I’ve always been a big fan of giant robots commandeered by human pilots (okay, I’ll admit I liked The Transformers too, shhhhh). I never got into playing the tabletop Battletech and MechWarrior games, but used to watch others as they played them. I’d thought that I had finally gotten over the…

Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade Expansion Pack Review – Unlimited Frontiers

Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade Expansion Pack Stardock Strategy games have been going through some troubled times as of late. The genre is certainly in a much different place than it was during its heyday, which were arguably the 1990s. Ever since the early days of strategy games, attention spans have become increasingly diminished—seemingly exponentially in…

Total War: Warhammer Review – A Retrospective on the Entire First Installment

Total War: Warhammer Creative Assembly/Sega When my gaming geek buddies first told me that Creative Assembly and Sega were teaming up to make the next Total War game to set in the Warhammer universe, my eyes nearly rolled back in their sockets with glorious anticipation. From that point on I would frequently scour the web…

Oriental Empires (Early Access) Review – An Excellent Strategy Entry

Oriental Empires NTronium Games/Iceberg Interactive Growing up, I watched my fair share of kung-fu films, as well as epic period movies that were based in ancient China. You probably already know the ones that I’m referring to—the time capsule pieces that featured actors wearing those wild, glued-on tufts of facial hair, eyebrows, and sporting those…

Total War: Warhammer Review – A Grim Universe Comes to Life at Last

Total War: Warhammer Creative Assembly I admired the sprawling lush green foothills in the distance which were engraved by shadows cast by a ever-dimming sun on the horizon. “Make a run for that hilltop to the right!” my gaming friend urged, obviously excited about the unfolding battle at hand. I snapped myself out of my…

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…