Tag Archives: Game Review

Waiting for Moodot – GalCiv 3 Reviewed

23 May
Galactic Civilizations 3

Galactic Civilizations 3

I’ve been looking for a worthy successor to Masters of Orion 2 for a long time. To me (and many others), that remains a pinnacle of space 4X game design that has, sadly, never been fully duplicated. And while I’d still be thrilled if a game came along that gave me the same feeling I had playing MOO2 back in the day, now I’m content if a game can at least bring something new to the genre. So, how does Galactic Civilizations 3 fare? Continue reading

Get the Hell Off Me, Bloody Eagle! – FarCry 4 Reviewed

30 Jan

TitleBack when I reviewed FarCry 3, I came away from the experience very impressed overall. The Blood Dragon extension that came out shortly thereafter was inspired, so I had high hopes going into this game. Did it meet some pretty lofty expectations?

For the most part, yes. This is definitely a case of “if it aint broke” mentality in action, and, mostly, I’m OK with that… Continue reading

Destructible Servers: Battlefield 4 Reviewed

4 Nov

Battlefield4-title

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a game review. Sorry about that.

It’s not that I haven’t been playing new games – I have. Earlier this year, after a flurry of game reviews, I applied for an E3 press pass – naively, not realizing how large the blog has to be in order to even be considered. Unsurprisingly, I was denied in short order. I’ll admit, it took quite a bit of wind out of my reviewing sails. It forced me to realize how few views this site actually gets in the grand scheme of things, and how most of the time it really is just me talking to myself in here. So with that in mind, after much sulking and decaying of sanity…

Oh, quit whining and get on with the review already!

Right you are, Other Tom. Since it’s probably just you and me, and we’re both here, let’s get started.

Wait, what game is this again?

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Civilization V: Brave New World Reviewed

17 Aug
It's a... well you get the idea.

It’s a… well you get the idea.

Hello. My name is Tom, and I’m a Civ addict.

*Hello, Tom*

I’ve been a civiliation addict since the first game came out some 20 years ago (God, I feel old). Those early, epic sessions where I’d start with the idea of only playing for an hour, only to realize too late that the sun had gone down – and then come back up. It’s the game series that taught me “one more turn” is the most evil phrase in existence.

So when a new Civilization game comes out, I pounce on it. When an expansion comes out, I’ll be there. It was only natural I’d grab the latest DLC for Civ V – Brave New World. I’ve actualy had this since it was released, but alas I don’t have the free time I used to (did I mention how old I feel?), and as you can probably tell I don’t do these reviews for a living. Hence the delayed review. How does this DLC fare? Continue reading

Video Review – XCOM: Enemy Unknown

15 Oct