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They Are Billions – Early Access First Impressions

They Are Billions – Early Access First Impressions

If you are used to the RTS genre then getting into this game will be fairly straightforward. You start with a fairly small area of available land on which to build, but can expand this area over time. Expanding too far to fast can leave you open to attack, but not expanding quick enough can leave you lacking on resources and stunt your recovery in between defending waves of zombie hordes.

Evoland developer announces Norse strategy game, Northgard

Evoland developer announces Norse strategy game, Northgard

Shiro Games, the team behind the innovative Evoland  have today announced their next game, and you won’t be role-playing your way through different eras of gaming this time. Northgard is a strategy game steeped in Norse lore and features, among other things, Vikings! We here at Reticule Towers are big fans of Vikings, and have gathered a few screenshots and details after the break.

Faeria In-Depth Early Access Preview

Faeria In-Depth Early Access Preview

As a well versed player of digital CCG’s Faeria is a game that instantly feels familiar to me. Upon launching the game up for the first time I find myself looking at the cards and even before I play my first game everything makes sense in terms of understanding the mechanics of the cards, which although under different names are shared with other digital CCG’s I’ve played in the past. What’s different about Faeria is the use of an environmental board on which the cards in your collection can be played and can move around before entering combat. This simple addition adds a whole new level of tactical thought to a game which already has all the layers of a normal digital card game. The combination works so well that I found myself sinking 4 hours a day over the first weekend of playing.

Blackguards 2 Gameplay Preview

Blackguards 2 Gameplay Preview

Blackguards 2 is a turn-based, tactical RPG based on the rule book of The Dark Eye, the increasingly popular German role-playing game that challenges even Dungeons and Dragons for it’s fantasy crown. Made by Daedalic Entertainment, Blackguards 2 is a follow up to 2014’s original and is due for release almost exactly one year later in January of 2015. Various additions and improvements have been made since the first game was released making Blackguards 2 a more accessible and understandable game than its predecessor.

Xenonauts Hits Kickstarter With New Demo

Xenonauts Hits Kickstarter With New Demo

Chris England’s spiritual successor to X-com, Xenonauts is nearing completion and has the funding from pre-orders to get released on Steam and Desura. However, in order to maximise the potential of the game Chris has launched a Kickstarter with a goal of raising $50,000 by June 10th. In his own words, Chris says “We’re hoping that the Kickstarter will raise enough money that we can pull together a small full-time team in London, and will give us the financial breathing space to be able to make something really special”.

The Reticule’s Guide To Soul Calibur V

The Reticule’s Guide To Soul Calibur V

Soul Calibur V releases in Europe today, having been available in North America and Japan for most of this week. It came away with a headshot in Tuesday’s Soul Calibur V review, and if you’re thinking of joining the fight you’ll need to do some catching up to the rest of the world, especially as my main criticism was of how the game doesn’t do quite enough to get you up to speed on its new systems and massive move…

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What’s All This Then? – Xenonauts

What’s All This Then? – Xenonauts

When 2K’s Christoph Hartmann said that “strategy games are just not contemporary”, what he actually meant was “we can’t market and sell a strategy game on a console”. That was in defence of the abominable idea of turning X-Com into an FPS. Gentlemen, gentleladies, I am afraid that we may never see another strategy game in the X-Com series. One would think there were lessons to learn from Enforcer and Interceptor, but you would apparently be wrong.

Sengoku – The Verdict

Sengoku – The Verdict

The year is 1467, civil war has broken out across feudal Japan and the clans are vying for control. Sengoku allows you to take control of a Japanese lord with dominion over either whole clans or one sole province. Your aim is to survive the power struggle and become Shogun of your nation.

Hot Springs Story – The Verdict

Hot Springs Story – The Verdict

There is something curiously addictive about success. An addictiveness that Kairosoft simultaneously enjoys as a company and provides in their games. Hot Springs Story is the sequel to Game Dev Story – the critically acclaimed management sim that won the hearts and minds of casual and hardcore gamers alike back in 2010.  The premise of this installment? Build the best hot spring spa money can buy. The gameplay is beautifully simplistic, the player constructs and expands their spa to boost…

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Game of Thrones – New Screenshots

Game of Thrones – New Screenshots

Focus Interactive have today released some new screenshots of their upcoming game based on the current hot property: Game of Thrones: Genesis. The strategy game, being developed by Blood Bowl developers Cyanide Studios, promises to take players “into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Houses that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros.” Covering “more than 1000 years” of the history of the A Song of Fire & Ice Saga, we’re promised that victory will come from “more than…

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Frozen Synapse (PC) – The Verdict

Frozen Synapse (PC) – The Verdict

As I sit atop my ivory tower, I watch the blistering action unfold below me. My rifleman cautiously edges forward, ducking low behind a fortunately placed ledge to avoid the ever-present threat of enemy fire. Meanwhile, and on the other side of the map, my mixed squad of grenade and rocket launchers are positioning themselves tactically, hoping to catch the enemy off-guard and deliver a fatal blow to their unit-count.

Frozen Synapse gets single-player campaign

Frozen Synapse gets single-player campaign

Oxford based indie developers Mode 7 have announced via amusing press release that Frozen Synapse is now entering the final stages of beta testing. They’ve also announced a single-player campaign which is available to those of you who  pre-ordered to play right now.