500 Word Game Reviews – Elder Sign: Omens

March 16, 2019

This month’s game was SUPPOSED to be Realms of the Haunting, but the 1996 DOS game turned out to be too spooky for me! Couldn’t even make it past the first few rooms, didn’t even run into any enemies, it just freaked me out too much from the get go. 😮

So while I get settled into playing some tame city builder instead, here’s an old review which I haven’t posted here yet. Horror-themed board game conversions, I can just about handle. 😛

Elder Sign: Omens (2013) – Board game, PC.

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500 Word Game Reviews: Age of Wonders II

February 24, 2019

Not all turn-based strategy games can be Heroes of Might and Magic III, but it doesn’t hurt to occasionally look at some of the other franchises which were around at the same time. 🙂

Age of Wonders II: The Wizard’s Throne (2002) – RPG, PC

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500 Word Game Reviews: Wizardry 8

January 27, 2019

To start off this year’s game reviews, we have Wizardry 8! Despite there being seven games before it, two of which were part of the same ‘Dark Savant trilogy’, this is the first one I’ve played. I have watched the 1991 OVA based on the first game, though – suffers from the usual pacing issues resulting from squeezing a full story into 50 minutes of animation, but I’d recommend it to fantasy anime and RPG fans regardless.

ANYWAY, back to the review, which suffers from the usual issues resulting from squeezing a full game into ~500 words…

Wizardry 8 (2001) – RPG, PC

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500 Word Game Reviews: Thief Gold

December 8, 2018

Another game from my childhood, though I mostly just played the tutorial and first level of the original (non-Gold) Thief: The Dark Project, which was free on an old demo disc. When I did eventually buy the full game, I never managed to get past level 2. Time to fix that!

Thief Gold (1999) – Stealth, PC

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500 Word Game Reviews: Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender

November 11, 2018

Nothing I say here is going to do as good a job of grabbing people’s attention as that game title, so let’s move swiftly on…

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender (1992) – Point-and-click adventure, PC.

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500 Word Game Reviews: Zafehouse – Diaries

October 20, 2018

Halloween may still be over a week away, but try telling that to the zombie horde that’s rapidly gathering outside your home… 😛

As with many other newer games I’ve reviewed here, screenshots feature small text designed to be read at much higher resolutions than this blog format allows (I might get around to updating it one day!) – in the meantime, opening images in a new tab and deleting the ?w=450 part of the url will let you see them in full-size.

Zafehouse: Diaries (2012) – Stragegy, PC.

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500 Word Game Reviews: Entomorph – Plague of the Darkfall

September 15, 2018

Unfinished business from my childhood… not only did I get the nostalgia factor, but also the satisfaction of finally seeing the story through to the end. 😀

Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall (1995) – RPG, PC

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