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Armageddon Empires Review

Review - posted by Astromarine on Tue 13 November 2007, 02:30:32


Sometimes I get into arguments with people about independent games. Some of my friends point out that most seem to be cheap clones of old puzzle games, and those that aren't are crappy looking entries to the usual genres, where they get kicked in the pants by their more professional competitors. I have to carefully explain to people that the reason these games should exist is to create a sense of community, keeping alive the idea that making games shouldn't be the exclusive domain of multimillion dollar corporations. That sometimes, some guy will come out of nowhere, look at what is possible, get motivated, and come up with a game that is original, enjoyable, and fun. The trouble, of course, is finding his game. Luckily, I got sent this one to review, saving me the trouble.

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Lost Empire Review

Review - posted by YourConscience on Sun 7 October 2007, 07:17:26


 

In case you were wondering what this game called Lost Empire, supposedly a 4X space conquering game, is all about, then read our detailed review or just jump to the end to read the conclusions. One of the nicer points about this game is something most other games of this sort horrbly fail at, namely a sensible diplomacy screen:

It lists several factors that define your current relationship to an other player and it makes it very easy to grasp why things are improving or worsening. After all the failed attempts to reduce micromanagement this is finally a part where in my opinion the creators of the game were successful. In fact, I think this is the best diplomatic screen I have seen to date.

the nice diplomacy screen


However, not all is well with this game, so read on here and tell us your opinion!

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Sword of Stars: Born of Blood - The TCancer Review

Review - posted by Shagnak on Sun 19 August 2007, 03:40:45


YourConscience has revisited the Sword of the Stars universe to try out Born of Blood, the first SOTS expansion. Read on to find out if it improved on the base game or if it's a waste of your strategy gaming dollars.

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Sins of a Solar Empire Beta Impressions

Preview - posted by Astromarine on Fri 1 June 2007, 19:41:06


After realizing a few days ago that Totalgaming subscribers (which I am) still had access to Beta 1 of Sins of a Solar Empire if they pre-ordered, I decided to give the game a try. After getting sucked in until 5 am, going to bed only to prevent, ahem, marital issues, I thought I'd write about what I thought about the game so far.

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Dominions 3 - The TCancer Review

Review - posted by Jason on Mon 23 April 2007, 06:42:10


YourConscience had a chance to delve into the wacky world of Dominions 3 and file this review.

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TCancer's Europa Universalis 3 Contest

Competition - posted by Jason on Mon 2 April 2007, 22:02:18


Paradox Interactive and TCancer are offering you the chance to win a free copy of Europa Universalis 3, the latest in the series of grand strategy games. Read on for the who, what, when, where, how.

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Frontline: Fields of Thunder Contest

Competition - posted by Jason on Tue 20 March 2007, 18:33:36


Paradox Interactive and TCancer are offering you the chance to win a free copy of Frontline: Fields of Thunder, a brand new WWII RTS. Read on for all the action-packed details.

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Strategic Command 2 Reviewed

Review - posted by Jason on Mon 12 March 2007, 07:12:58


YourConscience had a go at Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg, a turn-based WWII grand strategy title from Battlefront.com. Here's his final verdict.

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Apeiron on 7.62 & Brigade E5

Interview - posted by Jason on Fri 16 February 2007, 05:07:36


Dmitry Ivashkin of Apeiron answered our questions about 7.62, the upcoming sequel to Brigade E5.

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Europa Universalis III - The TCancer Review

Review - posted by Jason on Thu 18 January 2007, 07:34:13


Johan "kris" Kristoffersson spent some time with the final build of Europa Universalis III, the latest grand strategy title from Paradox Interactive.

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GalCiv2, SotS, SEV: a 4X Comparison

Review - posted by Jason on Sat 16 December 2006, 01:11:08


YourConscience has spent most of 2006 exploring the depths of the universe in the recent batch of space 4X titles: Galactic Civilizations 2, Sword of the Stars, and Space Empires V. He's back and ready to let the rest of us know how they stack up.

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In Defence of Dawn of War...

Review - posted by DarkUnderlord on Tue 12 December 2006, 06:25:37


A bloke called ImperialCreed got in touch with us over our Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War vs Starcraft article and decided to write a counter-point. Here's a bit:

DoW isn’t balanced...

There's a lot more but if you want to find out what that is, you're just going to have to read it.

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Pacific Storm: Allies Preview

Preview - posted by Jason on Tue 5 December 2006, 05:20:50


YourConscience had a chance to explore a recent build of Pacific Storm: Allies, the upcoming expansion to Lesta Studio's Pacific Storm, due out in the first quarter of 2007.

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Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War vs Starcraft

Review - posted by DarkUnderlord on Mon 20 November 2006, 07:07:50


When I type, I tend to get carried away. Hopefully I actually make a few points though as opposed to just rambling. This month, I played Dawn of War and I've got a few things to say about it.

There's a two year old review of Dawn of War up at IGN. It's called StarCraft vs Dawn of War. It doesn't really reach any conclusion, it justs ask the question. Two years on I think it's time we gave them an answer.

Find out what that answer is for yourself in our monster review of the original Dawn of War (all patches installed but expansions not included).

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Making History in Europa Universalis 3

Preview - posted by Jason on Thu 19 October 2006, 08:04:28


Johan "kris" Kristoffersson, a loyal TCancer ally and award-winning chef, spent some time with the preview build of Paradox Interactive's Europa Universalis 3 and brings you his impressions.

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For Liberty! or: How I Ousted The British

Review - posted by Shagnak on Tue 19 September 2006, 11:56:34


Colonel Shagnak has visited the front in Hussar Games' latest effort, For Liberty! Read on to see what he thought.

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Chaedwards Critiques Great Invasions

Review - posted by Naked_Lunch on Mon 18 September 2006, 21:13:26


Our good forum friend Chaedwards has written up a great review of Great Invasions, a grand strategy game from Strategy First and Nobilis. Read on!

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Jagged Alliance 3D: The TCancer Interview

Interview - posted by Jason on Fri 1 September 2006, 09:13:30


GFI Russia, the company formerly known as MiST land, spoke to TCancer about Jagged Alliance 3D, the latest squad-based tactical game in the Jagged Alliance series.

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Strategic Command 2 Interview with Fury Software

Interview - posted by Jason on Mon 28 August 2006, 07:50:33


Fury Software lead designer Hubert Cater spent some time with TCancer to answer our questions about Strategic Command 2, a World War II turn-based wargame published by Battlefront.

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Aggression: Europe 1914 Interview at the GCDC

Interview - posted by Jason on Fri 25 August 2006, 09:23:28


Our illustrious German correspondent, Your Conscience, managed to track down Ivan Bunakov and Svetlana Ladoshkina of Buka Entertainment at the GC Developer Conference in order to get the full scoop on Aggression: Europe 1914, an ambitious strategy title expected sometime next year.

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