The series is a little mixed, and with a 3rd game trying the UFO: Apocalypse route going into the game I am skeptical.
UFO: Aftershock is the sequel to UFO: Aftermath, and is not officially related to UFO: Enemy Unknown (X-Com: UFO Defense). Interestingly, the 3rd game in the series, Afterlight, is not a sequel to Aftershock in terms of the story.
Of all the games in this genre I have probably played this one the most, even more than Jagged Alliance 2.
So how does it hold up?
There are games that come along every now and then that have blown my socks off. Silent Hill 2 is one of them, Final Fantasy VI is another. With that, Knights of the Old Republic is firmly in the socks blown asunder camp.
I played this a lot at release, I borrowed the XBOX version off of a mate, but I also ended up buying my own copy for the PC. It means that I have played through it a number of times, attempting different paths. But it is probably 10 years since the last time I donned the Jedi robes and ventured into the Old Republic if we ignore the MMORPG (please ignore the MMORPG).
So buckle up for a longer than usual review. Continue reading
I struggle with the Fallout series; with Fallout 1 it felt like it should be a good game, but it was broken in too many places. Fallout 3 thought that 15 hours of tunnel schellping was a fun thing, and was a fairly solid 7/10 game. But with Fallout 2 I finally understand why it is such a beloved series. Continue reading
Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game to give it it’s full name, spawned a pretty popular series, but other than Fallout 3, I have never actually finished one of these.
So, once more into the breach, and let us wander the California wastelands to see how Fallout stacks up nowadays. Continue reading
Jagged Alliance 2 was the first game I bought on Good Old Games. This isn’t an interesting fact, but it is true. Continue reading