Posted by: Daerandin 2020-02-23 22:16:04 0 comments
Back in the late 90's, we were blessed with a most unusual and awesome game. It was called Dungeon Keeper. It was a game where you were the evil mastermind that constructed dungeons filled with traps and evil creatures, and lured the goodly heroes to their doom. I have no idea how many hours I put into this game. Then came a sequel, Dungeon Keeper 2, with 3D graphics and a vastly refined gameplay. There …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2020-02-10 21:51:22 0 comments
I've always enjoyed games where you simply manage a town or empire. These games will sometimes not have a clear goal except to just manage your town. Banished, released in February 2014, is one such game.
Most games within this genre usually have some kind of goal to work towards, either in terms of reaching a level of population, income or size of your town. However, Banished offers no such goals. Instead, you start out …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-07-29 05:13:42 0 comments
In 2008, we got the third and final expansion for Dawn of War, Soulstorm.
Soulstorm was not developed by Relic, the developer of all previous installments for Dawn of War. Instead, it was developed by Iron Lore. The expansion adds another two factions, making it a total of 9 factions. However, you will need to own the original Dawn of War, as well as the other two expansions if you want to play all …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-07-06 16:00:02 0 comments
Dark Crusade is the second expansion for Dawn of War, and this is where the series definitely took a turn for the better. Not that Dawn of War was not good before Dark Crusade, it's just so much better after Dark Crusade.
Released in 2006, this expansion added two new factions, as well as a completely new campaign with a unique mechanic. Let's talk about the campaign first, because it really is what makes …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-06-16 16:42:06 0 comments
Among the many games that I played growing up, I still play some of those games to this day. Master of Magic, originally released in 1994, is a timeless classic.
You take the role of a wizard, seeking to become the master of all magic. You start out as the ruler of a small village and must expand for your power to grow. You are not alone as other rival wizards are on the same …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-05-20 20:33:12 0 comments
In 2005 we got the first expansion for Dawn of War, the expansion is Winter Assault and it added a new faction as well as multiple campaigns. There were also changes made to the existing factions, some changes seemed a bit odd in that they limit some choices regarding weapon upgrades to your units.
The new faction is the Imperial Guard consisting of weak infantry, but powerful vehicles. They also have multiple commander units …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-05-17 17:29:02 0 comments
Warhammer 40,000 is a tabletop miniature wargame, something young me dabbled in for several years. The one thing that kind of stopped me was the fact that you need to paint the miniatures yourself, and I have absolutely no artistic skill at all. I did try to pain some Blood Angels Terminators, and they turned out really terrible. Thankfully, Relic released an RTS adaptation of Warhammer 40,000 in 2004, Dawn of War! For me, this …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-04-22 20:47:18 0 comments
The original Heroes of Might and Magic was quite a success and New World Computing wasted no time in releasing a sequel in 1996. Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars.
This game was actually the very first game I ever played in the Might and Magic franchise. I was just 12 years old when I first tried this game, and it left a lasting impression. I played this when visiting an uncle …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-03-17 10:29:46 0 comments
In 1995, New World Computing released a spin-off title from the Might and Magic series. For this article, we will have a look at the very first Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest.
The original Might and Magic games are role playing games with a first-person perspective. Heroes of Might and Magic is a turn-based strategy game. I suppose we have found on common part here, the turn-based aspect. The game story actually …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2018-10-20 20:34:43 0 comments
Firefly Studios released their first game in 2001. The game was received favorably by both critics and players, and was a commercial success. A lot of people still hold this game in high regard, and it launched a franchise. We are talking about Stronghold. A game where you have to manage the economic aspects of running a medieval castle, while also fending off attacks by building defensive walls and towers. This ended up evolving into …View full article