Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Review!

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Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is the sequel to the Pillars of Eternity Computer Role Playing Game (RPG).  This review is based on 70 hours of play on medium difficulty.  My characters are now 18th level and I’m approaching the end game.  I purchased the game in December during the Steam Holiday sale without buying additional content.  I’ve also played Pillars of Eternity 1 to completion.

In Pillars of Eternity 2 (Pillars 2) your character wakes up from a coma on a ship.  In Pillars 1, the dungeons below your keep had a massive human statue made of adra.  The god Eothas animated the statue, destroyed your keep, killed most of your friends and servants, stole part of your soul, and marched off to the Deadfire Islands.  You are even more of a plaything of the gods as they order you to find out what Eothas is up to and stop him if necessary.  Nothing comes easy for a Watcher (someone who can see souls and talk to dead people).

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By: Avery Abernethy,

Mutant Crawl Classics: Blessings of the Vile Brotherhood Review

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Blessings of the Vile Brotherhood is a Level 4 adventure for Mutant Crawl Classics (MCC).  MCC is published by Goodman Games.  My review is vague to hopefully avoid  obvious spoilers.

By: Airboy,

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What’s Gus Playing?: Iron Harvest 1920+

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The gaming universe of Scythe, set in an alternate Eastern European 1920-era, is right up my street.  Replete with steampunk, First World War tech and mechs, it is all I could ever ask for in a game.

When KING Art Games announced the Kickstarter campaign for the directly-related Iron Harvest PC Real Time Strategy game, I immediately contributed as much cash as I could afford.  I also recently bought Scythe: Digital Edition PC game on Steam, which has admittedly, so far, been a lot for me to wrap my brain around.

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By: Lloyd Sabin,

What’s Gus Playing?: Ultimate General: Civil War!

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Happy holidays all!  What better way to kick off the New Year than by trying out a new game, finding it to be engaging, fun and interesting, and also that I am not half bad at it? None, I say. None.

The last couple of games that I have been playing have been kicking my rear end, including Pike and Shot: Campaigns and the Warpath Campaign in Empire: Total War. I lost in both, but not by too wide of a margin margin – I held my own in most of the missions of the Gustav Adolf campaign in Pike & Shot, and I made it almost to the end date of the Warpath campaign, but I was still handed my butt in the end (see what I did there?).

By: Lloyd Sabin,

So there I was, crestfallen, beaten, depressed…when I remembered I bought Ultimate General: Civil War over the summer during the Steam sale.  Reviews for this game are pretty stellar – everyone love’s it.  I have always loved Darth Vader’s work in the Total War series. He’s the modder who went on to found Game Labs, the developer and publisher of the Ultimate General series…and soon, the Ultimate Admiral series.  The first game under the Ultimate Admiral series, Dreadnoughts, sounds made for me, specifically, and is in beta testing now.

Partying On Sanctus Reach for the New Year!

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We are almost one year closer to the 41st Millennium, and so what better way to ring in the New Year then by waging total war in a future where there really isn’t much else to do, but fight and kill?  So, if you like the smell of napalm in the morning, afternoon and night, you’ve come to the right place.

Last year, Straylight Studios brought to life their Warhammer 40,000 game Sanctus Reach introducing players to the Space Marine Chapter known famously across the universe as the “Space Wolves”.  The original title was released with two campaigns following the Wolves’ exploits against the Orks and their Waaagh! on the planet of Alaric Prime.  Grogheads covered the core game briefly in our interview with Straylight, who true to their word, have developed DLC for the Orks, Astra Militarum, and the Chaos Demons.  What next I wonder; the Eldar perhaps, or the maybe the Necrons?

For now, read on to find out what you get with this DLC pack, which makes the original game a whole lot more interesting!

By: Boggit,

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Nice artwork and a mini map of the location for action on Alaric Prime is a nice addition to the campaign choice screen. There is also a tutorial