Civilization: Beyond Earth is the latest instalment of the popular Civilization franchise, and a spiritual successor to Alpha Centuri. Set with in the conceit of colonising an alien planet after the collapse of human civilisation, the game adds an interesting sci-fi veneer to a classic Civ engine. Those poetic story-telling elements are present and highly successful, but Beyond Earth never shakes the feeling that it is a downhill chore once the excitement of a new plant and its futuristic trappings wear off.Read More
Other stuff that Drew has reviewed. Strap yourself in, because this is likely to be random.
Talion is a ranger stationed at the Black Gate, the entrance to Mordor, after an undisclosed misdemeanour in his past. Overrun by Uruks, the Orc-like army of the Dark Lord Sauron, he is bound to the place and to never die through a cruel blood sacrifice. Only a lost wraith will help him, a being whose past is not fully understood. With nothing but a sword, dagger, and bow Talion takes on the whole horde of darkness in an attempt to stop Sauron and somehow free himself from his accursed half-life.Read More
The Sims 4 puts you in charge of a poor digital schlub, who must work and earn money, design his or her own house, decorate it, make friends, settle into their new community, start a family, and just generally be a whole lot better adjusted than you or I are. Canvassing all of the stages of life in an exceedingly family friendly way, The Sims 4 offers you the opportunity to go back and undo all those mistakes, and never marry that bitch Brenda and buy those couple of paintings from Sears and that big water bed tha- well, I digress.Read More