So here we have the teaser trailer for the freshly announced Rome: Total War II. Given Creative Assembly’s amazing success with Shogun 2 and my own inability to resist anything vaguely Roman, I suppose I should be excited. And with drops of information being passed out (fewer armies, meaning more significant battles, for example), it […]
Entries Tagged as 'Ancients'
March 9th, 2011 · 11 Comments · Ancients, Matrix, Slitherine, Wargames
It was probably when I replayed the Battle of Teutoberger Wald from the Roman side for the 20th time that I realized just how deeply Field of Glory has sunk into my gaming routine. It’s a not daily fix like Dungeon Crawl is or Civ 4 was for many years. But it is a game […]
June 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Ancients, Gameshark, Review, RTS
You can read my full thoughts on Hegemony at Gameshark. Hegemony is one of those games that makes me hate the fact we are expected to score reviews. How do I weigh the charm and intuitiveness of the design against the constant interruptions of rebellions and unexpected attacks? Am I expected to know how readers […]
May 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Ancients
There will be a full review of Hegemony: Philip of Macedon published on Gameshark once I finish writing the damnable thing. I’m still relatively early in the campaign, but I’ve been distracted by other writing I have to do among other chores, responsibilities and shiny things. One of the weird things about the game is […]
May 10th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Ancients, Indie Games
I interviewed Longbow Digital Arts’ lead designer Jim McNally four years ago. Last week, I was joking with one of my Toronto based friends that she should storm their office and demand information on why it wasn’t done. McNally sent me an email this morning to tell me it was done. I’ve just completed the […]
January 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments · AAR, Ancients, Slitherine, Wargames
Ian Bowes and I are playing out the Battle of Cynoscephalae in Field of Glory. He’s still learning the system, but he wanted to play another MP game and kindly asked that I join him. I gave him the Romans and took the Macedonians for myself. He is blogging the game over at his blog.