Valkyria Chronicles 4 Review
The Valkyria Chronicles franchise — and specifically, this fourth iteration — takes place during an anime analog for World War 2 and on the continent of Europa. Both the Allied and Axis forces have their slightly more benign counterparts and many of the most consequential battles of the war have roughly similar versions as well.
City of the Shroud Review
City of the Shroud is not primarily a comic game. It is a semi-turn-based tactical fantasy RPG in the same gameplay ballpark as The Banner Saga or X-Com. Unlike those games, however, City of the Shroud almost immediately breaks the reality logic wall, with characters telling each other what to do in terms of using controller inputs.
Into the Breach Review
To anyone who suggests that video games need to be lavish productions with infinitely complex systems, bleeding edge graphics, and cinematic stories, I suggest taking a look at Subset Games' Into the Breach. This follow-up to the wildly successful FTL is, like chess, a seemingly simple little strategy game that hides a fantastic amount of thoughtful gameplay that is as addictive and challenging as it is spare.
Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock Review
Some up-close texture issues, occasional framerate hiccups, and a lackluster cadre of voice actors aside, Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock is one of the best -- and certainly, most respectful -- of the Galactica -inspired games. Although no game has really captured the deep philosophical underpinnings and complex human drama that made the series so engaging Deadlock nails the exciting and tactical battles that were such a memorable aspect of the show.