Review: Tyranny

I had been courteous enough to, having received his sword as reward for eliminating a group of his enemies, answer the Disfavored officer’s questions – a favor which he repaid by telling me that if I were under his command, he’d make me, I quote, “clean the latrines with it [my tongue] – after I shit in them.” for disclosing secrets.

Tyranny is the type of game that allows me to answer that provocation by stabbing him with his own sword, driving it through his heart as he looks at me incredulously, and for that I am very grateful.

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Freeware Archive: You’re In Space And Everyone Wants You Dead

You’re In Space And Everyone Wants You Dead is a game that’s as self-descriptive as it gets: you, the character behind the arm on the screen, or as I prefer to imagine it, a floating arm in space, have to survive. Period. With similar premise and gameplay to Devil Daggers [Review], it’s not just the fact that it’s free that makes this game worth taking a look at (heck, it’s free – just play it already). Continue reading “Freeware Archive: You’re In Space And Everyone Wants You Dead”

Review: Zubmariner (Sunless Sea DLC)

The sea already is a harrowing place: from it sailors of old spun tales of gigantic beasts, hidden terrors and many other, unpleasant things. It stands to reason that when said location is transported to the underground – a labyrinthine cave of shifting archipelagos, hungry monsters and scheming devils – the horror would only increase; and it makes even more sense that if you go beneath this Unterzee, to the shipwreck-ridden seabed, the potential for terror and death gets even higher. And indeed, such is the case of Zubmariner, Sunless Sea‘s [Official Site] first major expansion. Continue reading “Review: Zubmariner (Sunless Sea DLC)”

Hallowindie, a list of games for your Halloween

Some of you shall celebrate Halloween by dressing in costumes of varying relevance, others will buy some games on the Steam Halloween Sale and a few will do both. If you’re in either of the latter groups, here’s a selection of games from several genres to put your Monday night into the Halloween spirit. Continue reading “Hallowindie, a list of games for your Halloween”

Review: Tempest (Endless Legend DLC)

Yes, it is. Very. I’ll still elaborate on why, but if you’re wondering whether Tempest is a worthy successor to Endless Legend‘s [Review] past two DLCs, it is – and I say that as someone who thoroughly enjoyed playing as both the Forgotten and the Allayi. Like any strategy-game expansion worth its salt, Tempest doesn’t merely add or improve on the base game, it adds depth: the reworked ocean and sea-related aspects of the game are at the core of how the Morgawr, the new faction, play, but also heavily influence all other factions and alter the approaches you can take with any of them to consolidate your empire. Continue reading “Review: Tempest (Endless Legend DLC)”

Review: Rights of Man (Europa Universalis IV DLC)

Note: a DLC for Europa Universalis IV entails dozens of changes and additions. This review intends to cover them in broad strokes and assess how it changes the game, not the particularities of this or that (for that, check the patch notes linked ahead).

Rights of Man is the ninth expansion for Europa Universalis IV, and is perhaps its largest piece of downloadable content since Art of War. It is also Paradox’s boldest attempt at making the game less centered around Europe and more open to historical changes and different scenarios, ones where East Asia might eventually consolidate a technological advantage over Western Europe. I’ve played a few centuries and have some musings on the expansion, which you can read below. Continue reading “Review: Rights of Man (Europa Universalis IV DLC)”

Tyranny release date announced, pre-order trailer released

Tyranny was announced earlier this year as Obsidian’s next big cRPG, following the success of Pillars of Eternity [Review], and Paradox has now informed us that the game has a set release date: twenty-seven days from now, on the 10th of November. Accompanying the announcement comes a pre-order trailer for the game, which can now be purchased on Steam, GoG and the Humble Store for $44.99 or whatever your regional pricing sets it to. Continue reading “Tyranny release date announced, pre-order trailer released”