A few weeks ago I was in San Francisco to see what Kalypso Studios has coming. My previews are now up. You can read about the strategy/tower defense game Dungeons at 1up, and about the action/adventure game The First Templar at Gameshark.
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June 4th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Creative Assembly, Preview
Yesterday I talked about the upside of Creative Assembly returning to Japan in their Total War series. Today, five reasons why this idea gives me pause. 1) Homogeneity: Though I’m sure that CA will manufacture reasons to mix up the factions a little (even the first Shogun had some differences in costs and unit types), […]
June 3rd, 2010 · 10 Comments · Creative Assembly, Preview
So this is a thing. There are teaser trailers all over, and I’ll probably be seeing something at E3. Top Five Reasons Why This Might Be A Good Idea: 1) Simple Diplomacy: You have a bunch of clans fighting each other to be the top dog. There will be less need for fancy alliances and […]
April 3rd, 2010 · 18 Comments · Firaxis, Gameshark, Preview
PAX East came right on the heels of the Game Developers’ Conference, so the presentation that I was treated to was very much like the one that GDC attendees saw. There is nothing in my preview that you haven’t read somewhere else. Actually, that’s not entirely true. It’s amazing what little things games journalists miss. […]
March 11th, 2010 · 18 Comments · Firaxis, Gamespy, Industry, Preview
When I read the strapline attached to Anthony Gallegos’s preview of Civilization 5, I was stopped a little short. It’s not just for the hardcore anymore. It’s not? When was it? Is Civilization a hardcore game for hardcore people? I tweeted my curiosity and was met with a nice chorus of replies from friends and […]
August 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Preview, Stardock
Gamespot, Kotaku and IGN have all recently published previews of Stardock’s Elemental: War of Magic. Here are some highlights. 1) Families as Vassals: The parallels to both Paradox’s Crusader Kings and George RR Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice are obvious. Your sovereign will have children that will serve him/her and get married off to […]