2016 q2
  • about 2 years ago by Jason Magee

Hello everyone!

This quarter we both loved Total War: Warhammer. Between that and X-COM 2 this is a great year for strategy games. Also, this year (and this quarter in particular) is shaping up to great for Warhammer games. Battlefleet Gothic: Armada grows on me more and more every time I play it.

On the news front, both Nik and I are excited about the announcement of Dawn of War 3. We both loved Dawn of War 1 but Nik wasn’t a fan of Dawn of War 2. I enjoyed both but would really rather Relic returned to the Dawn of War 1 model.

E3 demoed some cool videos but nothing really stood out as extraordinary. I don’t like this new trend of remastering games that have only been out a few years (looking at you Skyrim) and don’t need remastering (yet).

Nightdive Studios came out with a teaser game demo for their System Shock remake Kickstarter campaign and given the short length of the demo, I was surprised at how well it captured the System Shock atmosphere.

Total War: Warhammer

In summary, even with its negatives, Total Warhammer (how it should have been titled) is a bloody brilliant game, I recommend you try it out.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

I found Battlefleet Gothic: Armada to be excellent. I would absolutely recommend it to certain people (who probably already know about the game).

Grim Dawn

I recommend Grim Dawn despite it having some room for improvement, it’s the most fun I’ve had in the genre since Titan Quest. Whole days went missing while I was playing it!

Transmissions: Element 120

I enjoyed Transmissions: Element 120 and would recommend it. You can’t really go wrong as it’s free!

Legendary: Marvel & Legendary Encounters: Alien

Overall, I really enjoy the Legendary system and would recommend you try it, you can even mix the games up and have Iron Man fighting the Queen Alien, or Hicks and Hudson fighting Magneto.

Doom (2016)

The Doom single player is a solid modern first person shooter experience but doesn’t deliver the Doom experience. If you want Doom, get yourself the original and install Brutal Doom. As I said this would be reviewed as a Doom title - I will not be recommending or not recommending it. Doom only narrowly escaped a ‘not recommended’ due to the second half of the game.

Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon is a polished and high quality dungeon crawler, but I just didn’t like playing it at all. I would not recommend.

We didn’t get quite as many reviews as we wanted out this quarter which is mostly my fault because my (Jason) son, Théoden, was born in May and obviously I haven’t had as much time as usual.