The world ended somewhere between a plague and many nukes. Pockets of civilisation still exist but mostly it’s all one giant irradiated wasteland. In this new world it’s mutants who keep hope alive, braving The Zone and bringing back the scrap and resources needed to survive. This is Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. Continue reading Review – Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
I didn’t play The Banner Saga when it first released but when I did I loved the world. At first I thought it a generic Scandinavian world but while it does have Norse Myth elements, it brought enough to the table to make it a unique fantasy world, one on the verge of collapse, near the end of its run, where the sun doesn’t set anymore, the land is breaking and ancient and deadly creatures emerge from the depths.
I loved the world but I struggled with the strategy elements. It took me a while to understand the balance between breaking enemy armour and going for hit point damage. Also had issues spending Renown for everything. By the time I knew what I was doing I was in a bad situation and things got worse the more I went on. I could never finish the game on my first playthrough to be honest.
That’s why, before I previewed The Banner Saga 2, I went back and cleared the first one as fast as possible. Continue reading Preview: The Banner Saga 2
Water is a precious commodity in space, out there beyond the Core, where the Scrappers take your hard-earned gallons when the Royal Space Force doesn’t do it first. So when you need someone to reclaim your property, call some Cowbots and they’ll do a heist for you! Continue reading Review: Steamworld Heist
One of the games for which I saw the longest queues in the Rezzed section over the course of my EGX adventure was Tears of Avia, a tactical RPG with anime-ish elements. It’s currently on Kickstarter. I passed by the stall and looking over people’s shoulders I saw bits of the gameplay and it was a style I was familiar with and knew I liked, a style all of you who ever played Final Fantasy Tactics will also recognise. Continue reading EGX Highlights – Tears of Avia