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Fix Da Box Review

As a videogame editor, most of my free time (of course!)
goes to videogames, but now that I’ve got a son old enough to actively
participate and a wife who’s all about any kind of games, I’ve recently gotten
back into boardgames as A Thing We Do.


Dan’s Decade In Games

This isn’t a best-of list. There’s no reason to bother with one of those, since I’ve already been clear about the fact that the best game of the last decade is Deadly Premonition, and there’s no reason for me to spend time trying to justify the obvious truth of that statement.


Rustler Preview

Rustler’s alternate title “Grand Theft Horse” lets players know almost everything they need to about the premise. As a classic-GTA throwback offering a top-down camera and random, bloody violence, Rustler puts players in control of a petty criminal who elects to work his way up through the bleak medieval world he’s been born into via a series of thefts, murders, and extravagant pranks.


This Is Not A Review: Age Of Wonders – Planetfall – Revelations

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissmal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: the Revelations DLC for Age of Wonders: Planetfall, developed by Triumph Studios and published by Paradox Interactive.


Baldur’s Gate III Preview

I know the last few years have been rough for a variety of reasons, but one of the few indicators that we’re not quite living in the darkest timeline was last year’s announcement that Baldur’s Gate would be resurrected by none other than Larian Studios. Their recent work on Divinity: Original Sin and its sequel – two of my favorite games – has made them, to my mind, the most qualified team to inherit the long-dormant series. I was recently invited to Manhattan for a first look at Baldur’s Gate III, and based on what I saw, the pairing seems to be every bit as perfect as I’d hoped.