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Feature: Derelicte

Deep Sky Derelicts is a deck-building strategic game for those scared of such things

I'm really not one for deck building games. I think it's primarily a matter of constantly feeling like I'm doing something wrong, always certain I should have a better selection of cards, that if I'd made a different choice I'd be having another experience... it's an anxiety-inducing way to play anything. So clearly I was unsure starting Deep Sky Derelicts, despite liking the sound of…

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Final Fantasy Tactics-like SRPG Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark enters early access

There are some who feel the strategy RPG genre peaked with Final Fantasy Tactics back in 1997, and I struggle to find a solid counter-argument. 6 Eyes Studio must feel the same way, as they're happy to call their own entry into the genre - Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark - a spiritual successor. It's an impressive-looking game, and, after a successful run on Kickstarter, seems…

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Omnibion War brings Star Fox style shooting back to PC

A confession: I love on-rails shooters. At least, I did during the peak of the genre, when Panzer Dragoon, Star Fox 64 and their ilk briefly ruled the roost. There's just something especially pure and cathartic about them. As such, it's no surprise that the debut trailer for Omnibion War - a new shooter in this largely forgotten style from Chilean studio Crazy Bullet - caught my…

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Feature: RIP The Fun Time Club

Premature Evaluation: Deep Sky Derelicts

This week’s Premature Evaluation sees Fraser exploring rusty spaceships and beating up robots for cash in sci-fi tactics RPG Deep Sky Derelicts. My first crew, The Fun Time Club, got deep inside an ancient space wreck without too much trouble, but overconfidence breeds recklessness. A fight with a trio of psychotic robot janitors exhausted them so much that they couldn’t get back to their ship.…

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Realpolitiks will unleash its political crises in February

With the political wreckage of yesteryear still falling from the skies in giant flaming arcs it’s easy to see how a strategy game like Realpolitiks [official site] might take off. It’s set in the contemporary era and let’s you take control of a nation state. The idealistic among us might want to see if we can do a better job than today’s diplomats, while others…

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Game Kebab – King’s Bounty: Dark Side Released

"The crown prince of night meats!" is what DonerDudes.com might declare Stepney Fried Chicken's doner kebab (£3.95 with chips and a drink). "The next morning I felt like Baudelaire on acid!" muse GreaseStain. There's no need, of course. When the number 25 night bus deposits you in Stepney, you'll find yourself facing Stepney Fried Chicken. You know exactly what you'll find should you enter that…

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King’s Bounty Expandalone Expandanotalones

Modern tragedies: 1) That quadrophonic music never took off 2) Squirrels don't make good pets 3) Dexys' comeback album was boring 4) The wonderful King's Bounty reboot has never had a proper sequel, instead just limping from samey standalone expansion to samey standalone expansion. So, as much as my heart still performs the tiniest leap upon hearing that there's a new expansion out, knowing it's…

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Oh And Also: King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North

I thought we'd mentioned this last week, but perhaps not. Anyway, King's Bounty: Warriors of the North is another reason to return to the beautiful RPG/TBS hybrid lands of King's Bounty, this time in the cold of The North, and if there's one thing The North does well, it's warriors: "The Mighty Olaf, son of the Konung of Northlings, has dedicated his life to battling…

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Pay Up: King’s Bounty Games Released On Mac

For non-Mac folk who care not about this news, the first footage from Warriors of the North, next in the King's Bounty series, is below. As for me, I had no idea the Macficionados among our readership had been deprived of the strategic silliness that is the rebooted King's Bounty series for so long. Back in 1990, when the original game graced the never-bettered DOS,…

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Teutonic Slaughter: Real Warfare 2

I don't know if anyone bought the first Real Warfare game, but I suppose they must have done because otherwise it's very unlikely that a sequel would have been made. What I do know is that it was very difficult to watch videos of the game in action and not shout "it looks like bloomin' Medieval Total War". There was an awful lot of medieval…

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Men of War: Vietnam Game Editor Released

Those men, they do like a good war. But what, if anything, is armed conflict good for? It's good for modding tool updates, that's what. 1C Company have just released an update to Men of War: Vietnam, focusing on balance issues and ever-popular mod support. A tough game on release, even the mighty brains of Jim and Tim had trouble with the difficulty of the…

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Next Spring, Winter Comes To King’s Bounty

When people decide to give their games massive names, do they not realise how difficult it is for me to make puns about them? There's no way I can fit Kings Bounty: Warriors Of The North and any kind of wordplay onto a single line, it simply cannot be done. I should be consulted in naming committees. Henceforth, I'm going to refer to this next…

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Men Of War: Vietnam Is Close Now

The project lead on Men Of War: Vietnam, Nikita Altman, has a fascinating taste in shirts, as you can see from the developer diary I've posted below. In this dubbed interview, he explains why his team were interested in the setting, and how historically accurate its portrayal of the conflict might be. There's a bunch of game footage to illustrate all this. Even more interesting…

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Feature: The Jungle Wars Of '69

Hands On With Men Of War: Vietnam

This week I've been submerged in the murky jungle waters of forthcoming real-time tiny-men commander, Men Of War: Vietnam. 1c sent over four levels from the full game, and I've played through them. I've given a little overview of each of these level below, and have discovered that my description represents a sort of plan of the increasing degrees of excitement that I am experiencing.…

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WIN! Men Of War: Assault Squad

We've got ten Steam codes for excellent real-time co-op strategy Men Of War: Assault Squad to give away, courtesy of 1c and DigitalMindSoft. Not only that, but we'll be arranging some co-op games for the winners, at some point, as well as for anyone else who wants to get a bit of Assault Squad going. In the meantime, if you'd like to explain why you…

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A Korea In Tanks: Theatre Of War 3

The third Theatre Of War game posits a trip to Korea, and it might be a pleasant excursion for the hefty RTS, which previously made gamers feel tired with its stodgy presentation. This time around it's looking significantly more dynamic, with a non-linear campaign that adapts to your wins and fails, and lots more toys to direct the carnage with, including the ability to get…

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Men Of War: Assault Squad review

A little bit of a world exclusive, this one. We were lucky enough to be the first publication to get our hands on the complete build of Men Of War: Assault Squad, and I've been reviewing the hell out of it. I've already been spending a lot of time on the beta, but now we've been able to look at the full thing. And it's…

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Play The Men Of War: Assault Squad Demo

This is excellent news! There's a demo available for the new Men of War game (out Feb 25th) and you can get it here. It's not really clear which level the demo is, but I am guessing it's the first one, where the USA attacks a Japanese fortified position. I played it last night, in fact, because I have a build of the full game.…

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Hands On With MOW: Assault Squad

Yesterday afternoon, Phill and I managed to spend some time initiating the deaths of historical combatants in Men Of War: Assault Squad, which is the forthcoming multiplayer reworking of tactical cleverness simulator, Men Of War. We weren't picky: Americans, Britons, Germans, Russians, they all took their turn on the field of co-op glory that is Assault Squad's skirmish mode. Read on to find out what…

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