Normally I have *some* idea of what a game is from the title or the art that goes with it. Some games defy even that.
QRTH-PHYL is very firmly in that category. I'm still not sure what to call it.
Tagged: 2012, Desura, Hermit Games, indie, physics puzzle, procedural generation, real-time strategy, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
Some games just kind of defy description. This game, for example, is sort of a city management game, sort of a real time strategy game, and sort of a casual game.
Hard to categorise, but that's Royal Envoy for you.
Tagged: 2010, Android, casual, city management, demo available, iOS, OS X, Playrix Entertainment, real-time strategy, Windows | 2 repliesContinue reading →
Sometimes a game has some interesting ideas but let down by poor execution.
Xenobots is, sadly, one of those.
Tagged: 1993, DOS, Electronic Arts, first-person perspective, NovaLogic Inc, real-time strategy, sci-fi | 5 repliesContinue reading →
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.
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