Late to the Party: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension

Image from Dominions 4 Steam Homepage: http://store.steampowered.com/app/259060/

Price I paid: $17.99

Available on: Steam

When I was told Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension would let me play as an army of illithids and creatures from the void that rose of from the depths of R’lyeh to sow insanity throughout my enemies across the world until the entire planet was part of my cult, I couldn’t drive home fast enough so I could purchase the game. Continue reading “Late to the Party: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension”

i- Games on the Throne: Final Fable

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final fableWhat is it?

Final Fable is kind of like a JRPG for your mobile device. Or more accurately, it’s like watching someone play a non turn-based JRPG with a menu-based combat system on your mobile device. The game automatically executes all of your basic attacks, so all you have left to do is choose when to use each party member’s limit break (unless you set that to automatic as well). Outside of combat, you get to micromanage your party members. Continue reading “i- Games on the Throne: Final Fable”

Late to the Party: Depth

Price I paid: Played it during a free weekend.

Available on: PC

My introduction to online PvP games was Alien Vs Predator. Two friends and I would take turns, switching to the next player upon death. I played the aliens almost exclusively, learning then that I loved man vs monster games, especially when I could be the monster. So when I saw Depth, a diver-eating simulator, was free to play for the weekend, I cleared a few gigs on my hard drive and gave it a shot. Continue reading “Late to the Party: Depth”

Late to the Party: Bound by Flame

Price I paid: $9.99

Available on: PC (reviewed), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360.

Have you ever shared a plate of nachos with your friends only to find that while you were enjoying them everyone else was power-vomiting into a trash can? That’s how I feel about Bound by Flame. While the game had its problems, the good far outweighed the bad for me. Though according to a Wikipedia summary of the reviews, I found depth in places other people criticized it. Continue reading “Late to the Party: Bound by Flame”

Games on the Throne: Puzzle & Dragons

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What is it?puzzle and dragons

Puzzle & Dragons is a match-3 RPG. You choose up to six creatures to accompany you and defeat other creatures as you traverse dungeons. Your creatures attack when you match different colored tiles, and you level them up between dungeons as well as get new ones.

Pros:

There’s a lot of lovely artwork to scrutinize while you fertilize.

You can hold the phone and play it in the same hand, making it optimal for playing during every part of the event.

Everything is turn-based, allowing you to take your time or take breaks when your bowels command it.

You have a few seconds to slide a single piece around, allowing you to get combos and go beyond a normal match-3 gameplay style.

You can stop playing at any point and pick it back up whenever. You won’t lose progress so long as you have an internet connection.

RPG gameplay and leveling adds cohesion and interest to an otherwise simple game.

It’s free (although it does have optional micro transactions).

Cons:

Trying to get mad combos can get tense, and you may find yourself prematurely pinching your butt bread off a slice earlier than intended.

You have to grind in order to attempt to get anything of worth or to level up your creatures.

Conclusion:

If match-3 games interest you, go for it.

If a match-3 game with RPG leveling interests you, get it.

If you like cute monstas, start all the downloadin’.

If either of those sound stupid, avoid it.

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