Summer, 2016, I went to war as Mussolini, booted him out and turned Italy democratic, formed the Novus Imperium Romanum, and conquered Stalingrad. Yes, I am talking about Hearts of Iron IV which will soon be expanding once more with Waking The Tiger this March. Paradox are concentrating this expansion of the Far East, with many changes to Japan and the different actors in the Chinese civil war. National focus trees are being revamped and expanded, but there is so much more to…
As a young PC gamer, I was a big fan of Bullfrog’s Theme games, though I only owned one myself. I would while away hours on end playing Theme Park, and when my neighbour got Theme Hospital, we would spend our weekends and summer holiday’s laughing at the various illnesses and diseases in the game. They were two great games, though I was always sad that I didn’t own my own copy of Theme Hopsital. Soon, the wait will be no longer as Two Point Hospital…
When I reviewed Tokyo 42 earlier this year, I talked about the skill required to control the isometric(ish) camera across its eight angles. I didn’t think there were any problems with the camera, I accepted it as part of the game, but did highlight that “Controlling the camera during the action is as much a skill as the running, gunning and jumping.” The devs at SMAC Games have seen similar feedback elsewhere, and have made some subtle, but important, changes to the game.
Mode 7 Games, fresh off publishing the well received Tokyo 42 have today announced they are working with Codebyfire to publish The Colonists, a settlement building game inspired by classic titles like The Settlers and the Anno series. The Colonists will be launching on Early Access in August, so not long to wait to see what it is all about.
I will resist making any jokes about Half-Life and something called Chapter Three in the same sentance. It’s been done elsewhere, and I think it does a disservice to A Place in the West, the comic created by Ross Joseph Gardner and Michael Pelletier, a fantastic piece of work that Valve kindly allowed to bear the official Half-Life IP commercially. The new third chapter entitled The Pit will release on Steam on Friday 21st July for $1.99/£1.49.
Have you been waiting for new Tokyo 42 GAMEPLAY action? The recent trailer, which sneakily reveals the release date of the PC and Xbox One versions of the game as being the 31st May, is full of it! Check it, and more GAMEPLAY, out after the break.
It’s been a while coming, but Dovetail Games have finally revealed the first details about Flight Sim World which will be landing on Steam Early Access in the coming weeks. While it was originally due to be known as Dovetail Games Flight Simulator and releasing last year, Dovetail have clearly been busy behind the scenes working to ensure the new title is ready to meet the high expectations of fans.
The fine folks at Paradox Interactive have been busy, as ever, working on the next expansion for Hearts of Iron IV along with an associated large free update to the base game. Death or Dishonor is being termed a Country Pack, somewhat less than a full expansion like last year’s Together for Victory which massively expanded and overhauled how the Commonwealth nations played. Death or Dishonor is focusing on central Europe, introducing National Focus trees for four nations.
Good news everybody! The Signal From Tölva, the upcoming sci-fi open-world shooter from Big Robot is nearly with us! Coming out on Monday 10th April, I’m a teeeny, tiny bit excited for it! I played it at EGX last year and loved it, and the most recent trailer advertising the release date just builds up the excitement.
We love Mode 7 Games here at Reticule Towers, and we don’t need much reason to proudly proclaim our love for them. So here we are today with two videos to share with you, one from Tokyo 42 and the other from Frozen Synapse 2! Hit the break to check them out.
I first took a look at upcoming immersive sci-fi sim HEVN back in December at part of the #FiveForFive series which included a hands-on preview and Q&A with Larry Johnson and Mat Matthews from developers, Miga. Right now we have a new teaser trailer for this game that is inspired by luminaries like System Shock and Deus Ex.
To many casual sports fans, there is only one form of motorsport, that being Formula 1. The truth is, when you look past Formula 1, there is a whole world of different types of motorsport to enjoy. Motorsport Manager has so far focused on open wheel action with their in-game pyramid leading to their in-game equivalent of Formula 1. They are ready to expand their view of the motorsport world with an upcoming slice of DLC that will include GT racing.
For many years, anthologies had largely disappeared from modern entertainment, only recently coming back to prominence with shows like True Detective and American Horror Story. Now, we are getting an anthology in the gaming world, and fittingly it is called Anthology.
Since I last talked about the latest American Truck Sim goings on in December, I have actually spent some time with the game, and have learnt to appreciate the elegance and simple joys that come with the Truck Sim games. The American adventures I’ve had so far have been a pleasure, the whole game seems more diverse, and the trucks the Yanks use are just beasts when compared to our puny European models. The good news is that the boys at SCS Software aren’t…
Cliff Harris of Positech Games (think Democracy and Gratuitous Space Battles) fame has been busy working on his new game for quite a while in the background while working on the publishing behind Political Animals and Big Pharma. The new game is Production Line, and Cliff has just confirmed that pre-orders are open with Alpha access the treat at the end of the tunnel.