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A Plague Tale: Innocence Review

A masterfully-narrated moving experience that could not be told in any other media. Imperfect due to railroaded gameplay, but otherwise it could've been a revolution instead of just a great game.

UBOAT Early Access Review

This unique simulation still suffers from certain aches and pains that we have all come to know and loathe from Early Access titles, but it’s a solid concept paired with great attention to detail and a surprisingly in-depth simulation make for a stunning (if currently unpolished) submarine simulator.

Warhammer: Chaosbane Preview

Though it’s not intended to launch until this summer, OPNoobs was given the opportunity to preview Eko Software’s Warhammer: Chaosbane, a love letter to the Diablo franchise set in the grimdark atmosphere of Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fantasy universe. Despite having only the bones to show us for now, Chaosbane is shaping up to be an enjoyable addition to both the Warhammer franchise and the dungeon-crawler genre.

Aggressors: Ancient Rome Review

Aggressors: Ancient Rome decentralizes the Civilization formula, placing a heavier emphasis on combat. Couple that with an objective system and extensive mod support, and you have a game that can keep your interest for hours.

Steel Division 2 Revealed

French independent studio Eugen Systems (R.U.S.E., Wargame series) is pleased to share a first-look for Steel Division 2, the sequel to its 2017’s real-time strategy title Steel Division: Normandy 44. Set during Operation Bagration, the gigantic Soviet offensive in the summer of 1944, players in Steel Division 2 will see 10v10 multiplayer battles and hundreds of new historically authentic units, and experience the turn-based, single-player ‘Dynamic Strategic Campaigns’.

Ancestors Legacy Review

Ancestors Legacy has something to offer everyone. Between its multiplayer skirmishes and its impressive solo campaigns, there’s enough to entertain any kind of player.

Verdun World Championship Finals: Rules and Regulations

The Verdun World Championship 2017-2018 Finals are a weekend-long competition casted live on Twitch, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, 2018. The North American region competes on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The European region competes on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Verdun World Championship Finals Prizes

Prizes and giveaways to be distributed to champions, participants, and audience. Several copies of each key will be handed out to team captains the week following the event.

Empires Apart Review

This blend of the old with the new relies too heavily on the old, while the new stuff fails to thrive. In its current state it’s buggy and lacks some fundamental requirements for smooth play we’ve come to expect from the genre.

OOTP 19 Trailer Showcases New 3D Engine

Out of the Park Developments, an official licensee of MLB.com, the Major League Baseball Players Association, and MiLB.com, announced that Out of the Park Baseball 19 will be released on March 22, 2018. OOTP 19 offers dozens of new features and improvements to its gameplay.

New Cinematic Trailer for A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

For King Anaraut, the pressures of lineage weigh heavy on the mind. But those pressures of following his father, the respected leader Rhodri the Great, have stirred him to strive for a new kingdom for his people.  A famous new kingdom that will span the entirety of the Welsh peninsula, win the pride of its people and cement his own place in history.

DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 真・三國無双 9 Review

DYNASTY WARRIORS 9's gameplay has a relaxed feel that allows you to choose what to spend time on. There’s plenty to explore, missions to complete, and tons of options to customize your character. The only real problem is occasional laggy graphics. If you enjoy the JRPG genre, I certainly recommend getting it.

Numantia Review

Numantia'sstorytelling might entertain lovers of history, but turn-based combat enthusiasts are disappointed in battles that fail to spark a desire to thwart the enemy. An indiscreet console port with clunky controls and bloated, low-quality graphics, Numantia could please genre noobs, but there are better turn-based combat titles for seasoned players to relish.

New Kingdom Come: Deliverance Story Trailer

Warhorse Studios and Deep Silver today released a new trailer for the critically acclaimed RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance launching on February 13th 2018.

Old-School WW2 Shooter ‘Battalion 1944’ Hits Early Access

Having set out on a mission to reignite the spirit of the old-school shooter, Bulkhead Interactive and Square Enix Collective are both proud and excited to announce Battalion 1944.

Gunning for Glory: Behind-the-Scenes ‘Battalion 1944’ Video

With the scars of warfare still littered all over its landscape, there are few exercises more worthwhile for a developer working on a game anchored around the defining battles of World War II than a trip to Normandy.

Oriental Empires Review

Oriental Empires shall surely frustrate some players, though that really boils down to his or her shortcomings, not the any of the title. You shouldn’t be upset about historical accuracy: plagues happened, bandits are terrible, and — who would have thought — peasants hate building things for their oppressive overlords because they’d rather be with their families. Sitting down and learning how to be a sovereign to the people and not just field marshal to armies will open players up to a superb experience in the genre. The foundations of other efforts in the genre may show, but ultimately, Oriental Empires builds upon them anew, just like real life.

4X Strategy Oriental Empires Leaves Early Access

Publisher Iceberg Interactive announces the full release of their turn-based grand strategy title Oriental Empires. The game launched, having spent a year in Steam’s Early Access program.

Strategy and Tactics: Dark Ages Review

Strategy and Tactics: Dark Ages by Herosoft is the latest iteration of a risk-style board game that is enhanced by persistent upgrades to generals and leaders and a large variety of different troop types and formation options. In the end however, the bigger army wins, and getting the bigger army in this turn based game is disappointingly trivial.

Slitherine Announces Empires Apart Beta

Strategy-oriented indie publisher Slitherine announced Empires Apart just over a year ago, highlighting their enthusiasm in the prospect of working on a modern RTS. In their press release, Slitherine stated that “games like Age of Empires have forged the way we play strategy games nowadays, but the genre has been neglected for a long time now and we really wanted to reimagine the gameplay style with developer DESTINYbit.”

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