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A just war, indeed.
One of the earliest reviews I penned for PT was the bluntly-titled Strategy: Rome in Flames. Strategy was indeed present, and Rome was well and truly in proverbial cinders.

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Review: Lara Croft GO

27 Aug 2015 0
  • Android
  • iOS

Lara Croft GO adapts the puzzle structure of Pocket Tactics darling Hitman GO to the Tomb Raider setting. Replacing the delightfully unexpected boardgame aesthetic of the earlier game are far more varied, visually appealing backgrounds and artful animations.

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Review: Galactic Keep

26 Aug 2015 0
  • iOS

Do my student loans count as "another sentient creature"?
Galactic Keep was very nearly iOS gaming's own Duke Nukem Forever, the vaporware yardstick that internet wiseguys trot out to declare that some other game is doing comparatively better -- as in, "at least it came out before...

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Review: Cyber Hacker

21 Aug 2015 0
  • iOS

Password attack software: 2,500 USD. Totally worth it.
Despite the over-the-top name, Cyber Hacker is not a punky, pulpy tale of megacorps v. deckers (à la Shadowrun or Netrunner). Instead, what we have is a down-to-earth freeform puzzle game informed by real, contemporary, illegal hacking.

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I had a roommate in college who played this card constantly.
When Card Hunter debuted on PC to rave reviews, I deployed the wisdom of experience and waited to get into it until the likely iPad release.

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He'll save every one of us.
In last year's under-exposed gem Heroes of the Revolution, creator John Ellenberger cast you as the leader of a band of Cuban rebels, out-manned and out-gunned by the government's forces. You were a scrappy featherweight dropped into the ring with a 250-pound monster, staying...

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The cutest little war to end all wars.
In a 1915 interview, Henry James said that World War I "has used up words". Luckily for them, the developers of Spirit of War seem to have found a fresh supply somewhere -- this is the year's most unexpectedly verbose wargame.

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Review: Sproggiwood

06 Aug 2015 0
  • Android
  • iOS

This is what's known in the extermination biz as "going HAM."
Somewhere in the back of my mind, while playing Sproggiwood, there's this refrain: I'm here to help, I'm here to help, I'm definitely, most positively, here to help.

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Review: Kindo

05 Aug 2015 0
  • iOS

Kindo offers alternate color schemes. This one could be called the “Don’t keep your spouse awake with bright lights as you play ‘one more game’ until 1am.”
Sometimes I see someone execute a solution so perfectly that I am gulled into thinking it simple, like Pelé...

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Review: Don't Starve

21 Jul 2015 0
  • iOS

Been playing two weeks and still don't know what Evil Flowers do.
After playing Don't Starve for over a week now, I can definitely say that its title is something of a misnomer.

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