Over the past year or so, I’ve been involved in a monthly table top game night event that a good friend of mine has organized. We get about a dozen or so guys together on a Friday night, each bringing a few games, and play into the wee hours. While being involved in these events, […]
In 2010, Ukrainian developer 4A Games introduced us to the melancholy darkness of the post-apocalyptic Moscow Metro with their debut game Metro 2033. The game followed the story from Dmitry Glukhovsky’s cult classic novel of the same name, and it put 4A Games on the map with their ability to create amazing atmosphere and some […]
Last year Eugen Systems and Focus Home Interactive brought us Wargame European Escalation, a Cold War Era war game/RTS hybrid that focused heavily on detailed representation of its military hardware. The game took some of the interface functionality from Eugen’s previous game R.U.S.E. and retooled it into a new game that was both incredibly detailed […]
Paradox has always been known for their strategy games. The company’s primary strategy series began with Europa Universalis and has branched out into several other games. These have a reputation of being extremely complicated and having a learning curve like a brick wall, prohibitive to all but the most determined gamers.
Looking back at 2012, I have to admit it was a great year to be a gamer. If there is one word I could use to describe this year, it would be diverse. When I look at the list of 2012 games, it amazes me how different some of this year’s best experiences have been.
Hex based war games have been around awhile. Back in the early days of PC strategy gaming, these turn based games could be found everywhere. Leading the way was SSI’s great Panzer General series, which released no less than seven games in a six year span.