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HexWar has brought us their fourth hex wargame for iOS in less than two years -- suggesting that Walter White is running the company snack shop up there in Scotland. Each game in the parade has steadily improved their formulation of turn-based combat in turn.

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Review: 868-HACK

30 Aug 2013 0
  • iOS

There's a colloquialism amongst some fans of the kinds of games that Michael Brough, creator of 868-HACK, releases: Brough-like. It's playful but perhaps a little disingenuous. While it can be a matter of pride to have your games classified under their own unique umbrella, that simplification does disservice to the...

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Review: Kingdoms Fall

29 Aug 2013 0
  • iOS

Clones get a bad rap. Be they the shunned products of unregulated genetic experiments, alternate universes, or a galactic emperor who puts a lot of faith in the military chain of command, clones just never get the respect their originals/Earth-1 counterparts/gene-seed progenitors got.

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Review: Blackbar

26 Aug 2013 0
  • iOS

I've already lied to you: this isn't a review of Blackbar. At least, there isn't going to be any number at the end. This is because Blackbar isn't really a game.

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There's a wonderful mystery hidden in the game mechanics of Brief History of the World. The game involves players controlling empires for a single turn and then retiring them (much as one does in Small World) to go and play an entirely different civilization.

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The words come out of nowhere, and carry with them a cheery indifference--nay, a near enthusiasm--that utterly bewilders. You're sitting there, taking in the rules of collectible card game Berserk: Evolution, adjusting to the interface and just starting to ponder strategy when a busty, blank-faced sorceress(?) chimes in: "Battle goes...

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There is a dramatic, M. Night Shyamalan-worthy twist in Plants vs Zombies 2, and EA deserves a round of applause for it.

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How would you like to play a supernatural detective thriller point-and-click adventure? As FBI agent Erica Reed you’ll pursue Boston’s latest serial killer, grapple with your emergent psychic powers, and grieve for your past traumas.

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Review: Empires II

14 Aug 2013 0
  • iOS

If I may be so bold about a game that was in print long before my birth and will still be in print long after my ashes have been sprinkled in the end zone of Giants Stadium -- Risk is not a very good game.

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Review: Zombies!!!

13 Aug 2013 0
  • iOS

Now, I forget which it is: are we, as a culture, at the point where we're past the whole "zed" thing thanks to a glut of undead-themed artistry, or was it that we're past the whole "being past the whole 'zed' thing" thing thanks to a glut of critics railing...

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