Tagged: Real Time Strategy

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From Dust review

When you first look at From Dust and if you’re over the age of 30 you’ll immediately think of Peter Molyneux’s Populous; the God game that had you look after your people, spread their colonies and protect them from natural disasters. In many ways From Dust is similar to Populous however the gameplay mechanics are far more simple which is a large part of the game’s charm. You play as a powerful force called The Breath. I had a French teacher we called that at school but that’s another story. The Breath can direct the tribe to monoliths where they...

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Diner Dash review

All of us have played a time waster game at some point in our lives. Maybe it was Tetris on the Gameboy or perhaps more recently Peggle on your iPhone. One thing for certain is that even the most core of gamers love a bit of light-hearted high score based gaming in between bouts of Modern Warfare 2 or any other hit game you’d like to mention. Diner Dash has been a huge success since its release in 2003 as a simple PC flash game and can now be found on more than 12 different platforms. If you thought you...

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Raven Squad review

In Raven Squad you play as two groups of mercs who land behind enemy lines to retrieve some data. Quite what that data is I can’t remember as this game bored me so much I almost fell into a coma. What they’ve tried to do is marry a first-person shooter with an RTS and the result is either a very poor FPS that’s sub-standard to nearly any other FPS I have ever played or an RTS so simple that you may as well be playing Cannon Fodder on the Amiga – actually go and play that because it’s better. In...

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Order of War review

Here’s something you don’t see every day, Square Enix making a World War II strategy game which covers real historical events and not a role playing game which involves pointy eared characters in some fantasy land. Order of War focuses on the end of World War II and is set in the 40s as you push back the German Axis from France or play as the German army trying to repel the Red Army from the East. A couple of years back Company of Heroes did a good job of telling this story so how does this RTS shape up?...

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Fat Princess review

Sounding like a headline from Heat magazine (Exclusive: Fat Princess! Eugenie admits to putting on nearly a stone over the last five years!) this title from Titan Studios is one of Sony’s latest download-only offerings from the PlayStation Store, billed as a ‘team arcade action’ game. Think Command & Conquer, with almost all the strategy elements removed, and the traditional military units replaced by manic little Lego-esque men, and you’re halfway there, although probably still wondering about the title. The gameplay essentially revolves around two princesses. Each team has a princess, complete with traditional medieval castle, and the basic goal...

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Empire Total War review

Real time strategy games have never been my favourite game genre and if I’m honest I’ve only played a handful in the last few years. I tend to prefer more lightweight RTS games such as Pikmin or Mega Lo Mania. I just couldn’t get into Command and Conquer and the many others that were popular on the PC during the late 90’s. Empire Total War comes from the Creative Assembly crew that bought us recent console game Stormrise as well the other more well known Total War games such as Rome and Medieval. Empire Total War for PC takes you...