Category Archives: Games

Corruption in City-Builders, or Why I’m Never a Dictator in Tropico

Tropico 6 is coming out later this year, and lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the series.  It’s one of my favorites, in which you play as a Caribbean dictator, ruling your island as you see fit.  My biggest … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Games of 2017

2017 is almost over, and it was a great year for me, and a great year for games, so I figured I’d do a Best Of list for 2017.  There are quite a few great games I first played in … Continue reading

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Polynesian City Builder

One thing I dislike about city builders is that you eventually reach a point where the lack of a struggle reduces my engagement.  In games like Tropico 5 and Banished, and even grand strategy games like Rome: Total War, once … Continue reading

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Fan-Made Short Films About Games

Lately I’ve seen two really good fan-made short films about games, and I wanted to share them.  The first is Terrible Fate, about Majora’s Mask.  I really like it.  Gorgeous models.  Amazing music.  And Majora’s Mask is suitably creepy.  The only … Continue reading

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What I’d Like to See in Startopia 2

While I’m dreaming, I figured, why not imagine other sequels that will probably never happen?  So I’d like to talk a bit about Startopia 2, a game that will never exist. The original was one of my favorites, and I’ve … Continue reading

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What I’d Like to See in Dragon Commander 2

Honestly, this is probably more for myself than anyone else, but I wanted to write out what I’d really love to see in a hypothetical Divinity: Dragon Commander 2.  I really loved the first game, and it was an especially … Continue reading

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Divinity: Dragon Commander

I got Divinity: Dragon Commander during the last big Steam sale and I really loved it.  It does a lot of different things well, but I wish it just had a bit more polish, because it really is a unique … Continue reading

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