Excerpt: Duke Nukem Forever is a long-lost relic, the result of an archaeological dig that brought back something from an era seemingly long past, then spit-shined and put on display with the hopes that someone is still around that appreciates what little it can do.
Excerpt: Making a standout strategy game in this new era of gaming is a tough task, thanks in part to Big Huge Games' earlier effort, Rise of Nations. In the Age of Empires realm of Real Time Stratgy's (RTS), Rise of Nations was the pinnacle of deep and broad gameplay, featuring a huge variety of nations,...
Pros: Graphics, artwork, and a solid multiplayer experience.
Cons: Weak sound effects, lose story line, some minor gameplay issues.
Conclusion: All in all, however, I liked the game and enjoyed my time playing it. The turn based combined with RTF is unique and fun, providing a little time for thinking and not so much twitchy trigger finger.
Conclusion: Dark Messiah also contains some multiplayer content - but it is a totally separate game that has been developed by a different company. It comes with your purchase of Dark Messiah, but you will have to download it over Steam even if you have purchased your copy in stores.
Excerpt: “There is a world unlike ours—a world in which legends live and die, where magic and technology vie for dominion, and where mysteries buried for a thousand years have now been uncovered, to catastrophic effect. This is the world of Aio.
Excerpt: It has been a long time since I was excited about a real-time strategy game. And that is ironic, because I was not originally supposed to review Rise of Legends but am filling in because of problems the original reviewer was having (of a personal nature, not with the game).
Excerpt: Being a fan of the real time strategy genre I was pretty excited to get my hands on Rise of Legends. Developed by Big Huge Games and published by Microsoft, Rise of Legends looks to improve and expand on the large success of its predecessor Rise of Nations.
Excerpt: Microsoft Game Studios seemed to have a slight misstep with Age of Empires III, a fun if not limited RTS that almost redeemed itself with the home city feature. Rise of Nations, another MGS production under the development of Big Head Games was a beakout hit and critically acclaimed.
Pros: ups: Excellent artwork, good balance of technology and magic
Cons: downs: Terrible storytelling and voice acting