Reviews

Swords to the Wind! Villainous Vikings, 2nd Edition

by 4 days ago

Victory Point Games has impressed me again. Following the release of Villainous Vikings in August, and the subsequent series of negative reviews which fell like hammers, VPG suspended release of …

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Building a better palace — Sultaniya Review

by 4 days ago

It seems like tile-laying games often have you building something. The gateway game Carcassonne has you building a city with castles, roads, and cloisters. Alhambra has you building a city …

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Shadowrun Dragonfall – Director’s Cut — a game made better by touch controls?

by 1 week ago

There’s something about touchscreen games that just doesn’t work well for me.  Whether it’s my hands being in the way of the action, or fighting with on-screen controls, I generally …

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Insert Space Here — Lords of the Black Sun Review

by 2 weeks ago

When I first heard about this game, I immediately looked it up and read the words “4X Turn-Based Strategy Game set in space.” I was also immediately interested, as that …

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Potential does not equal quality — The Crew Review

by 2 weeks ago

The Crew has been an interesting case throughout the lifespan of its development. To begin with, everyone positioned it ads one of the biggest racing games to release on the …

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Let’s get (meta)physical — The Talos Principle Review

by 2 weeks ago

Never has a game made me question my own existence. Now, it wasn't anything so grandiose as me wondering if I'm even real (or, what if, like, we're all just …

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Tales from Deep Space is a charming platformer for any Fire owner

by 2 weeks ago

It’s a tale as old as time itself.  You are a pilot, docking at a space station, dropping in for some fuel. As you are heading to security, an alien …

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – 3DS Review

by 2 weeks ago

I have a confession. This time last year, I reviewed Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, the fifth installment in the Ace Attorney series. It was my first time …

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Daimyos and Dice: Age of War

by 2 weeks ago

I’m a sucker for Japanese-themed strategy games. Shogun, of Gamemaster series acclaim, now more commonly known as Samurai Swords or Ikusa, is one of the great strategy board games of …

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris – Tomb Raiding at its finest

by 2 weeks ago

Like all great myths, the story of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris begins with betrayal and sibling rivalry.  So the legend goes, the God King Osiris and his …

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Where miniatures and tablets collide — Golem Arcana Review

by 2 weeks ago

Playing miniatures games can be intimidating with rules about movement, how far attacks reach, and the number of actions available on a turn. Sometimes the housekeeping is just as time …

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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Abstergo Employee Guide review

by 2 weeks ago

Being committed to a fiction requires more than a slick veneer to pull your audience in.  It requires a great deal of backstory, detail, and in the case of Assassin’s …

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