Like the rest of the internet, I was disappointed when I heard that the overdue return of Command & Conquer is a mobile game rather than a traditional PC experience. However, my frustration dwindled after I watched a full match commentary and thought it looked […]

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Experiential unit design is the realm of making units and other game components feel different from each other. For example, players have to think completely differently about Siege Tanks and Zerglings because of good experiential unit design. It may sound like a simple topic, but […]

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Balancing an RTS is difficult. It’s a long, iterative process and, inevitably, there will be mistakes along the way. Today, I’ll be exploring what makes balancing an RTS such a challenge and will provide some examples of my hurdles and intentions from my time as […]

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I love the fast-paced rush of StarCraft, the tactics of Company of Heroes, and the intricate micro of Command and Conquer. Although Supreme [...]

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Art design is one of the many components of video games that are subconsciously appreciated but rarely expressed and understood. If a game’s art direction works, it just works, and the player isn’t required to dwell on it. I had little regard for visual unit […]

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Video games are the ultimate form of entertainment media, encapsulating all other media forms and adding interactivity on top of it. In a video game, you can read lore and dialogue, watch cutscenes, listen to music, have a shared experience, among many other unique ways […]

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SpellForce 3 Review

SpellForce 3 combines a fantastic RPG experience, which I enjoyed immensely, with a mediocre RTS game, which competes for [...]

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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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