Fantasy happens to be my book genre of choice and yet over the years I’ve somehow not read The Dwarves by Markus Heitz, something which this game, based upon the book, prompted me to fix. As much as I love the genre it’s fair to say that at times it can feel like one of the most stubborn when it comes to change, so engrained are the ideas of Elves, Dwarves, Dragons and Orcs. But as The Dwarves shows you can still tell a story worth telling even when you don’t stray very far from fantasy convention.
There’s something weirdly satisfying about rolling dice. For something so simple and small they sure can bring a lot of joy to your life. The fact that Colony revolves around dice, then, gives it an immediate +1 awesomeness in my book. Looks take a look at this dice-drafting, engine-building game from Bezier, shall we?
Despite having reviewed a fair number of board games now on this site, I’ve not once reviewed a game where you roll dice to move. It wasn’t something I had thought about until I played Escape from Colditz. Even though my childhood was filled with games like Monopoly where you had to roll dice to move, that particular mechanic has been mostly fazed out of the modern board game industry. Turns out a lot of people don’t like having something as simple as moving dictated by fickle dice.
The thrill of the rides, the joy of the music, the constant desire to throttle everyone in the hordes that shamble around like zombies. Yup, theme parks are amazing places filled to the brim with sugary snacks and insane rides designed to delight, entertain and occasionally terrify. It has been a while since we’ve had a videogame focused on the building and running these sugary death traps, and then suddenly two come along at the same time. Let’s review the better one, shall we?
Sometimes when you’re writing your mind simply switches off, like someone pulled the power cord out of the socket. This is exactly what happened when I was writing this opening paragraph, therefore allow me to just spout out some words; flibble. Codswallop. Bamboozled. Now let us get on with this review, eh?
It’s time to review another Alienware machine. This time it’s the Alienware Aurora R5, one of the company’s most powerful desktops. Let’s review it, shall we?
Do you want to shoot lots of stuff in the face? Do you want awesome gunplay? Killing Floor 2 is for you.