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Our Week In Games – Part Five

Our Week In Games – Part Five

Welcome one and all to another edititon of Our Week in Games here at The Reticule. It’s been a week where Chris talks about three indie games he would have played at Rezzed if he been able to attend. Kevin has reviewed Tormentum: Dark Sorrow and Nick takes a look at the Atari/Jeff Minter/Tempest affair. Once you’ve perused those fine words, read on to catch up on Our Week in Games.

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Our Year in Games – Part One

Our Year in Games – Part One

Welcome to Part One of Our Year in Games here at Reticule Towers. For the next four Sundays, we will be sharing memories and thoughts on what has transpired in our past gaming year. We aren’t limiting ourselves to talking about games released this year, anything goes. Have no fear though, we will be taking a look at Our Games of the Year at Christmas, though I doubt we will come away with a definitive verdict.

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Our Week in Games – Week 106

Our Week in Games – Week 106

Welcome to the last normal edition of Our Week in Games this year. Starting next Sunday, we will be starting to run with Our Year in Games where we will look back at the games that have defined our year. This will lead on to Our Games of the Year on Christmas Day. With that, read on for Our Week in Games as we reach Week 106.

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Our Week In Games – Week 104

Our Week In Games – Week 104

In a rather strange series of news posts it became apparent that Ubisoft had removed all their new releases from Steam earlier in the week. The reason why they felt they had to do this has not been fully discovered yet but the internet was rife with rumors of a fallout with Valve over the pricing of their games. Whatever the reason it seems to have sorted itself out as after a brief spell of wondering what to do with ourselves, the games magically appeared back on Steam yesterday afternoon.

Kevin

This week has been very busy on the gaming front. Now that my new PC is all set up nicely I’ve had some real time to sit down an play some good games and even get some recording done!

First off I managed about an hour of the surprise Evolve alpha, I was hoping for more but ended up missing it. It was good fun when it worked (it was very temperamental) but nothing to shout home about just yet as you would come to expect from an alpha honestly. Next up was Mark of the Ninja. I’ve been wanting to play this for ages and it’s been in my Steam backlog for… well, ages. Really enjoyed it and was surprised to realise it took me 8 hours to finish, seemed a lot shorter. That’s usually the mark of a good game in my books, something you can lose yourself in for a bit.

Finally I’ve been taking a look at Lords of Xulima early access on Steam. It’s an old school styled RPG with lots going for it, definitely worth checking out if you like your Ultima games. More to come on this very shortly and I managed to get some recording done too.

Oh yeah, and there’s Hearthstone, but that’s a given for any of my OWIG entries.

Jon

I spent a lot of last week playing Evolve and if you’ve read my preview on it (of course you have…) you’d know I think it has promise. I particularly like the a-symetrical nature of the combat. The success or otherwise of the title, for me at least, rests on maintaining this a-symmetry as the playerbase becomes more experienced and the characters progress and unlock more skills.

Rampaging monsters and hunters aside, i’ve spent a bit of time re-visiting an old love of mine; X-Com. Now the game is starting to look old, and if im perfectly honest with myself, it wasn’t the best looking game on release (though it was by no means bad, the styalised visuals hid an ageing engine very well), but the gameplay is still immense.

With the benefit of the 2nd wave options (a way to modify the game for extra playability) im going to give it another bash. ON classic ironman of course….

Our Week in Games – Week 103

Our Week in Games – Week 103

Another week goes by, and it looks like all of us here at Reticule Towers have been busy with our day jobs (or Halloween parties). While Kevin and myself have managed to cover some of the news, we’ve not had a chance to delve deeper into anything else. We’ll have to get ourselves into gear though, in the coming weeks we will see Advanced Warfare and Assassin’s Creed Unity releasing along with some other big titles. While you ponder what you are playing next, hit the break to read the latest Our Week in Games.

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