Dawn of Andromeda + Subterfuge Review

Dawn of Andromeda (DoA) is a difficult game to talk about. I genuinely don't know if I like it or not. Sure, there's a lot about DoA that is unique, and most of it is rather streamlined, but I don't know if the rest of it really holds up very well.  Since I've never discussed the … Continue reading Dawn of Andromeda + Subterfuge Review

Galactic Civilizations 3: Intrigue Review

What is it? Galactic Civilizations 3: Intrigue is the latest expansion for the third iteration of theGalactic Civilizations (GalCiv) series. The expansion introduces some new features, among them are: Governments - once you've obtained your second colony, you can begin to choose among different governments that allow for various bonuses to production levels, diplomatic capabilities, access to … Continue reading Galactic Civilizations 3: Intrigue Review

The End Game and Its Follies: Revisited

(These thoughts were originally posted on http://www.eXplorminate.net, but they are my own and I've updated them to reflect my current thoughts.) The 4X strategy genre has, for the most part, had a very difficult time keeping its momentum going into the final act of the game. The games tend to become bogged down in a … Continue reading The End Game and Its Follies: Revisited