Excerpt: So what have you been doing with your spare time? If you’ve been gaming, you’ve probably been trying to save the world, or some such noble pursuit. Not me. I’ve been controlling the fates of millions, and trying to take OVER the planet, living out my megalomania fantasies through DreamCatcher’s...
Excerpt: Hasbro has split the game into two completely different modes of gameplay - arcade and adventure. Fans of the old Centipede will immediately feel at home in arcade mode. It is basically the same as the classic but viewed from 3/4 top down angle and in 3D.
Excerpt: Publisher: Microsoft Developer: Microsoft Research Minimum System Requirements: ·Windows 95 or 98. ·DirectX 7 is required. ·Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, or Netscape 4.0 or higher. ·PC with 300MHz with 3D card recommended. ·At least 32MB of RAM, 64 recommended. ·At least 450 MB hard drive space.
Summary: Global geopolitical simulators have a pretty spotty history as strategy games. Chris Crawford's effort in 1985 with Balance of Power was notable for both its ambition and its sterility as a game. 1993's Shadow President from D.C.
Excerpt: In this multiplayer space-combat game you can choose from one of several different factions, which fight among the others, all squabbling over the remaining resources critical to survival: food, water, fuel, and the Alephs (unique wormholes for travelling to different systems than Sol system).
Excerpt: Been looking for something more challenging than Space Combat against a predictable artificial intelligence? Enjoy the thrill of mining for resources and then using those resources to fuel your war efforts? Like the thought of team play against up to six other teams at once?
Summary: Allegiance is an impressive online game that fuses space combat simulation with elements of strategic military planning and command. It's exclusively playable online, and while it has an interesting premise, there's no real context to the actual battles you'll participate in.