Three years ago was, I believe, the first time I bought a game directly from a developer based on just a quick look at trailers, having read no reviews. The quality of this game, Hegemony: Phillip of Macedon by Longbow Games, could be what led to my proclivity of taking risks with lesser known games, leading to more and more crap in my gaming library. Three years later, we have a second Hegemony, Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar. Does this live up to the predecessor? Do I hold a grudge? Let’s find out.
Amplitude are back, the team behind Endless space and Dungeon of the Endless – the latter which somehow managed to fit every single genre known to man inside one, small, game – have released their new strategy game into the realms of Early Access. Here they’ve been a little less ambitious, only sticking to around three or four genres this time. Do we have yet another great game from Amplitude or have they finally slipped? Here’s what I think so far.
Infested Planet, developed by relative newcomers Rocket Bear Games, is a real time tactics game combined with a bit of tower defense and seemingly taking a few cues from Space Invaders, filling the whole world with the enemies who will endlessly spawn if you can’t somehow break through the trillions of enemies and finally demolish one of the many hives. Is this as arduous as it sounds? Here’s what I think.
Dragon Ball Z has always been an Animé/Manga with a staggering popularity, both in its native land of Japan and also overseas, particularly in the US and the UK. This popularity was always going to ensure a number of game adaptations, but what has also helped has been a number of strong games that have used the DBZ license well, particularly the Budokai Tenkaichi series. Is this another game doing the franchise justice, or is it one that doesn’t help at all? That’s what I’m here to find out.
Based on the mini game OMG-Z, OMG HD Zombies is a remake for the PS Vita that shows the developer had some things left on the table after releasing the original. To be as direct as the game is, I will say: download this game for your Vita if you like zombie games.
I’m always a big fan of console games finally making their way to PC shores. This is because we PC folks are a friendly, accepting, group of people. We’re happy to accept all games of all genres, more so when they’re suited for our format of choice. However, at the same time we also don’t like to feel like we’re being fobbed off with badly thought out or shoddily optimized ports. Does Zombie Tycoon have the brains, or is it dead on arrival? Here’s what I think.
Camille is a huge Need for Speed fan, so after seeing theNeed for Speed: Rivals debut at E3, she decided to give it a shot on the PS4. This time they mixed aspects of NFS Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted into the game. The best parts from each. Check out Camille’s impressions of Need for Speed: Rivals.
War, war never changes, especially when it’s World War II. Change or not, WWII is likely the most covered piece of history in all of popular culture. Games have had a long love affair with it, even though there’s been some recent neglect from First Person Shooters. Strategy games, on the other hand, have kept up this affair and will always continue go hand-in-hand with the war. Following this trend we have a new strategy game, Tank Operations: European Campaign by indie developers Linked Dimensions, and here’s what I think of my time as commander of the Allies.
Do you like brick-breaker games? Have you not heard of BreakQuest: EE? Read on, if you’d like, but rest assured – this freemium game is worth whatever investment you choose.