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XCOM2. Fireaxis (2016) PlayStation 4

I’m a big fan of the XCOM series to the point that I hunted down XCOMlikes in the 2000s to sate my desire during the great Tactical Turn Based Strategy drought. But with the remakes I just sat back and

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Posted in Playstation 4

XCOM: Enemy Within. Fireaxis Games (2013) Xbox 360

Woop a reboot! I love a reboot… I think. If you’re confused by the title this is the full expansion DLC version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown (released 2012). It is the same game just with a few different soldiers, some

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Posted in XBox 360

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. Intelligent Systems (2005) Gameboy Advance

Fire Emblem (2003) was a game that had a tonne of potential, but was ultimately let down by the fact that it tore up it’s own rule book two thirds into the game and had maddening difficulty spikes. Additionally, it

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Posted in Gameboy Advance

Shining Force II, Sonic Software (1994) Sega Genesis

I enjoyed Shining Force, in fact I enjoyed it so much I decided to jump almost straight into the sequel. I’ll be honest, fatigue did set in a few times, and I struggled to play for long periods, but that

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Posted in Sega Genesis

Fire Emblem. Intelligent Systems (2004) Gameboy Advance

Also know as “Fire Emblem 2003” (US release date) and Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade to help it stand out in a series that at this point had 6 games in the series. It was the first game in the

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Posted in Gameboy Advance

Shining Force. Climax Entertainment (1993) Sega Genesis

After chatting to a number of people on Twitter, and seeing a “Top Genesis games” list that featured Shining Force as the top Megadrive game,  I figured I would finally have a playthrough and see what it is all about.

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Posted in Sega Genesis

UFO: Afterlife. Altar Games (2007) PC

Phew that was exhausting! About 100 hours has been poured into UFO: Aftermath, Aftershock and Afterlife. The series is a little mixed, and with a 3rd game trying the UFO: Apocalypse route going into the game I am skeptical.

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Posted in PC
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