Apologies all for the lateness of this blog. Between vacations (mine own and others), funerals and workload I haven’t had the time to pound out another opus. Until now, that is …
I’ve been playing the Android port of “Final Fantasy VI” the past week, and I wanted to share a few impressions so far.
“Why limit oneself to cards when there are polyhedrals as well?” – said no one ever, until WizKids got a bright idea
Let’s start with the granddaddy of all deck-building games (henceforth referred to as DBGs for the sake of my sanity and fingers), shall we? Yes, first and foremost will be “Dominion,” designed by Donald X. Vaccarino and published in the U.S. by Rio Grande Games.
By now just about anyone who has any connections with the world of board gaming has probably taken part in one of its newer phases: the deck-building game.
Well boys and girls, I’m in deep now and there’s no coming up for air.
It was a day like any other.
Video game awards range the gamut from completely unknown, to completely irrelevant, to completely irreverent.
Here we are, dear friends, but a few scant days from a new beginning.
Here we sit, dear readers, before a roaring fire with snow drifted over the windows whilst enjoying hot chocolate and the latest chapter of “Mass Effect 3” multiplayer.
“Borderlands 2” is … well, not complicated, really. It’s the simplicity of the thing that keeps me coming back, after all.
If you pay any attention at all to the video game industry and that vast morass of Websites, blogs and online magazine devoted to it you’ve probably noticed something lately.
It’s part two of the “10 worst dungeons” feature here on Press Play. The first half can be found here, along with an explanation of what I mean by “worst.” It’s recommended reading, because we’re digging right in for this installment (that was for all those Minecraft fans out there).
“Spaceship Zero – The Sci-Fi Serial Roleplaying Game” is literally the most fun gaming book I have ever read.
Note: Though I am not by any means football illiterate, it would be charitable to say that I am a casual fan. I know what a touchback is, understand the underlying mechanics of the game and have a watched it on numerous occasions.
I sometimes worry about just how geeky I am. Not in the way my mother might, which I’m sure has more to do with the propagation of the family name. Sure, that’s a factor in my worries, but I usually try to take a more philosophical approach in the questioning.
On Wednesday, February 8 The Mouth page will be running a review of the newly-released "Final Fantasy XIII-2." The deck below the headline, I think, says it all: "It's not perfect, but it goes a long way toward redeeming the troubled Square franchise."