Divinity: Original Sin 2 is the best turn-based RPG I’ve played in years. The combat is incredibly tactical due to the implementation of the two armour types and how they resist effects from skills, classless character progression offers an overwhelming depth and strategic flexibility which […]

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When you think of Call of Duty, you probably think of 14-year-olds abusing each other over Xbox Live. Call of Duty (CoD), as a franchise, has become a bit of a joke, associated with vulgar teenage boys and dudebros, yet it was one of my […]

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Dawn of War III isn’t a bad RTS game, and if you enjoyed DoW1 but didn’t like DoW2 maybe you’ll find some fun with it. Unfortunately, DoW3’s attempt to innovate ended up shooting itself in the foot. The lethality of Elites is frustrating while their […]

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Halo Wars 2 Review

Halo Wars 2 almost filled a niche of being a simple and less challenging RTS, designed to appeal to casual RTS gamers or people new to the genre entirely. While the campaign is okay, Halo Wars 2 missed the mark with its gaping design flaws, […]

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Base defences have been a part of RTS since its inception and are often regarded as being a simple yet necessary component of RTS games. In reality, designing base defences should be done with great caution because the flow and pacing will suffer if turtling […]

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Offworld Trading Company is a fantastic new spin on RTS which replaces unit production and micro with the most complex [...]

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According to my YouTube analytics, females only make up 3.2% of my viewers. Oh dear, something here is horribly wrong, I thought females were supposed to make up 50% of the world’s population! There’s nothing special about RTS in that regard; gaming is still a […]

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Asymmetric design is the art and science of making factions unique and play out differently from each other. It’s a subject that’s difficult to critique since asymmetry is a spectrum; RTS games tackle asymmetric design in different ways and to varying extents. Some don’t even […]

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8-Bit Armies is a cheap, lazy and shallow Command and Conquer clone that looks rushed out to make a quick buck. The art style will appeal to some, but it seems the retro style is merely an excuse to justify the lack of depth, content, and […]

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If you’ve ever been to a Company of Heroes 2 forum, it doesn’t take long to hear someone protest that a game can’t possibly succeed as an eSport if it has an influence of RNG (random number generation), suggesting that luck negates skill. It’s a […]

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