It’s been a while since I wrote anything here and honestly, this was mostly because I didn’t play anything to write about until now. Sorcerer King is the latest game in the series of 4x games made by Stardock. As far as I can tell, it’s placed in the same universe as Elemental: War of Magic and Elemental: Fallen Enchantress, and it’s pretty good, fun game. As any other game of this type I’ve tried, though, it fails to capture the feeling Master of Magic was able to offer decades ago. Still, it comes very close, even if we don’t ignore the many technical flaws the game has, so it was good enough for me to play through it entirely, and good enough to write about.
I did it. I’ve beaten all of the purely turn-based, grid-based Might and Magic games. Well, I did it with the older ones at least. I understand Might and Magic 10 goes back to that style, to a moderate degree. After a long break from the series, a few weeks ago, I decided to give game #6 a try. I’ve already played for a good bit and I’d like to focus on enjoying the game instead of writing about it, so this wan’t be a play-through diary. Instead, I’ll go through the game for a bit, to explain what it’s all about, and then just play through a single dungeon and the quests it involves.
Just a quick update. Legend of Grimrock 2 is now completed. I got through the normal ending as well as the hidden, true ending. I didn’t do all of the achievements, though, so I can’t consider it 100% completed. Still, I’m happy with the outcome.
The first Legend of Grimrock was awesome. I’ve seen a lot of people say it’s too easy to cheese it by running circles around the enemies. Those people missed the point and didn’t realize that’s how the game was made intentionally. They wanted a Might and Magic clone. Legend of Grimrock is an Eye of the Beholder type of game. It’s a different genre. Those people are wrong.
Instead of dragging this out, talking about how this element of the game is better or worse, let’s just skip right to the chase. I’ll play for about 15 minutes and describe everything that happened.
About a year ago, there was a trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. At that point, I decided it was finally time for me to play through The Witcher 2. Now, almost a year later, I can honestly say I’m impressed with myself. My attempt to play through this game survived several month-long breaks and I managed to complete it without restza
I was tricked! There is no other way to say it. Heroes of Annihilated Empires was a game I played for a bit years ago and kept thinking about playing again ever since. It had this original and rarely used theme that I really wanted to explore fully.
Now, years later, I can honestly say I was completely wrong. It did not have this theme. It only looked like it did.
I’ll be honest. I’ve kind off been cheating lately, playing several different games but not really sticking through the end of any of them. Sure, The Darkest Dungeon is early access so I guess it’s OK I’m not going through that one all the way, but i started the Witcher 2 months ago and left it about half-way through. I also have a game of Crusader Kings II running, with a draft for a posting only half-written. This one, I really wanted to give an honest try, though. It’s Might and Magic, after all.
I played through Final Fantasy XIII and already wrote about it here. In short, I can’t say I enjoyed the game. I can’t say I hated it either, but I definitely wouldn’t describe it as a great game. Final Fantasy Dimensions, on the other hand, feels like a proper Final Fantasy game throughout and I’m definitely having fun with this one.
I bought an iPega 9023. There’s plenty of fish in the sea when it comes to bluetooth gamepad attachments for mobile devices, but to my knowledge, this is the only one out there that is able to attach itself to an 8″ tablet or a tabled-sized (7″ or more) device in general. Since I haven’t been playing anything specific lately, I’d like to instead share my experience and possibly provide some tips on how to use this device. If it matters, the tablet I’m using it on is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 (SM-T315).Continue reading
A few months ago, I played through the campaign of the original Kingdom Rush on my tablet. It went by relatively quick, so instead of writing a single opinion post about it, I wanted to write a series of guides on how to get three stars on at least some of the levels. As apparent by the lack of such posts on this blog, that turned out to be a great idea.
Sarcasm aside, Kingdom Rush was a fun game, so I bought Kingdom Rush: Frontiers as well and played through it recently. I also got much further in the starts department, but I still don’t have a guide ready. What I do have is a bit of an overview of the game and I really want to write this down before I start with the third game in the series – Kingdom Rush: Origins.Continue reading