Archive for June, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command – Bugs!

Posted in PC, Strategy with tags , , on 30 June 2022 by Thomas

Starship Troopers: Terran Command is a real time strategy game by The Artistocrats, published by Slitherine. People with bug-phobia stay away, this game is absolutely riddled with them. No, not technical bugs, but bugs to shoot, maim and burn. Just likes the movies! And as you might have guessed, this game is based on the movie IP, and not the book. Which is fine with me. I do enjoy Heinlein’s book, but I find the movie setting better. It has that brutal WW1 feeling to it, and the bugs you are massacring are actually evil. It also has one of the hottest military chicks in any movie ever. R.I.P. Dizzy!

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Secret Files: Tunguska – One Man Show Nina

Posted in PC, Point & Click Adventure with tags , on 27 June 2022 by Thomas

Secret Files: Tunguska is a 3D point and click adventure made by the German developers Fusionsphere Systems Ltd (See addendum at the bottom of the post for correction). From what I can tell, this company does not exist anymore since their website is down, and the fact that they haven’t made anything since 2013. It’s a real shame too, going by this title at least, but as things goes in this industry, either you produce constant hits or you are out the door fairly quick – unless you are BioWare.

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Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector – Grimsnooze

Posted in PC, Turn-Based with tags on 24 June 2022 by Thomas

Warhammer 40,0000: Battlesector is Warhammer game number 543, and this one is made by Black Lab Games. It’s a turn-based tactical game, and while it’s a PC game in sense of story, progression, talent-system, etc., it resembles the board game type of army battles people do face to face. With that, I mean you are limited to what force you can scrounge up with the army points you are given on each battle encounter. A bit game:y perhaps, but it holds true to the roots from what I gather. Regardless, it’s still a game with a typical campaign, story, and stoic Space Marines spouting platitudes. And well, it couldn’t be more boring!

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Surviving the Aftermath – Tarps for Everyone!

Posted in PC, Simulator with tags , , on 21 June 2022 by Thomas

Surviving the Aftermath is a colony management game set during the aftermath of an apocalyptic event that turned the world into a radioactive wasteland. It’s made by the Finnish developers Iceflake Studios, and published by Paradox Interactive. Imagine building a fishing hut in any other similar game to this, but now add rusty sheets of metal, plastic tarp and other apocalyptic flavor items to the building, and you got Surviving the Aftermath!

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Selaco – Demo Impressions

Posted in Action, PC with tags on 18 June 2022 by Thomas

Selaco is a first-person boomer shooter running on GZDoom, and it’s made by the developer team Altered Orbit Studios. It’s bloody, very fast, and very retro-pixel, but is it good? Going by the demo, the game shows great potential, yet, it stumbles a bit on the actual shooter part, which to me is perplexing. Then again, maybe I’m not the audience for this.

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