Some games just stay with you from your childhood, and even when you look back you're prepared to overlook its faults.
Atomino seems like that to me.
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There are some games that I'd never quite believed 1) they would exist and 2) I'd own any of them.
And yet, here we are. Agricultural Simulator 2011. I have no idea what is special about the Extended Edition.
Tagged: 2011, Actalogic, Mid-Month Mix-Up, real-time strategy, simulation, Steam, UIG, Windows | 1 replyContinue reading →
Some games don't always appreciate their own greatness, on original release, anyway.
Dune II: Battle for Arrakis wouldn't just set a standard for its day, it would set the standard for the genre.
Tagged: 1001 Games, 1992, real-time strategy, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, Virgin Entertainment, Westwood Studios | No repliesContinue reading →
Not content with defending our planet from aliens invading from space... X-COM have to do it with aliens already here.
Yes... it's the Terror From The Deep.
Tagged: 1995, DOS, isometric, Microprose, Mythos Games, real-time strategy, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, Steam, tower defence, turn-based strategy, Windows, X-COM series | No repliesContinue reading →
I have never seen a driving game combined with a strategy game before.
But today I have, it's called Rock of Ages.
Tagged: 2011, ACE Team, Atlus USA Inc, combative driving, driving, Driving Month, real-time strategy, Steam, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
I did wonder whether my clues would be enough, knowing there is one complex matter about this game.
Few games have both a real-time strategy and a turn-based strategy component, but combined with the retro vibe, and the fact we're up to X, I hoped someone might get that today's game is X-COM: UFO Defense.
Tagged: 1001 Games, 1994, Amiga, DOS, isometric, Microprose, Mythos Games, real-time strategy, Retro Month, sci-fi, Steam, tower defence, turn-based strategy, Windows, X-COM series | No repliesContinue reading →
As this has been a month full of retro games, it seems only apt that we look at a more modern game.
Today I'm taking a look at Nitro Games' East India Company.
Tagged: 2009, Mid-Month Mix-Up, Nitro Games, Paradox Interactive, pirates, real-time strategy, Steam | 3 repliesContinue reading →
There is always something interesting about seeing a game set in someone else's world. Today's game does exactly that.
Some may know of the Majesty series, started by Cyberlore Studios, with the world of Ardania. Today we're looking at the Defenders of Ardania.
Tagged: 2012, demo available, fantasy, Most Wanted Entertainment, New Beginnings Month, Paradox Interactive, real-time strategy, Steam, tower defence, Windows | 2 repliesContinue reading →
Today we're taking a look at a quirky RTS game, called XIII Century.
The notion of a medieval battle RTS that has strategic consequences (more than just simple RTS techniques) intrigues me. Let's hope the game plays out.
Tagged: 1C Company, 2009, fantasy, New Beginnings Month, real-time strategy, Steam, third-person perspective, Unicorn Games Studio, Windows | 4 repliesContinue reading →
Welcome to the next instalment of the month of New Beginnings, and today we're looking at a game that has some very interesting mechanics and is an interesting twist on the RPG scene - Harvest: Massive Encounter, by Oxeye Game Studios.
If that name seems familiar, it might - they were the same group who worked on Fists of Resistance, our Game A Day from a couple of days ago.
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