Empires Apart Game Overview

Thank you to my supporters on Patreon! Wayward Strategy was provided a review code for this game As popular as the Age of Empires games have been, and as beloved as they continue to be, it’s been a source of occasional wonderment to me that we haven’t seen more games deriving significant inspiration from them. We’ve…

In Tech We Trust? a First Impressions of Forged Battalion

Let me admit right up front that I have a soft spot for Petroglyph’s games. In spite of its flaws, I enjoyed Grey Goo enough to put over 100 hours into its multiplayer, and commentated a number of competitive matches at the dubious “height” of my stint on YouTube. I was one of the most…

Echoes of BattleForge? A First Impressions of Golem Gates

In 2009, an RTS called BattleForge was released. It was a representative of a somewhat novel concept in the RTS space: it brought some aspects of collectible card games (CCGs, such as Magic: The Gathering) into the gameplay. In BattleForge, players assembled a deck of units, turrets, and direct-action spells. These ‘cards’ were cast difrectly onto…

Spellforce 3 Open Beta Weekend Impressions

I try to stay abreast of what’s coming up in the strategy game space, but miss out on them far more often than I’d like. Thankfully “cataclaw,” an RTS player who I met thanks to our mutual appreciation of the Company of Heroes series, pointed out to me last week that Spellforce 3, an RTS/RPG…

Stardock releases another substantial update for Ashes of the Singularity

In a world where strategy games are the veritable red-headed stepchildren of the games industry, it’s refreshing and welcome to see a company like Stardock put so much energy into long-term support of their lineups. All of their recent games: from Sorcerer King to Galactic Civilizations III, to Offworld Trading Company and Ashes of the Singularity,…

Historical RTS: Z

This is my 3rd patron-supported article. Thanks to everyone who supports me, it means the world to me.  Every so often, I return to one of the RTS I played when I was a kid. Some of these are broadly popular, like StarCraft or WarCraft or Tiberian Sun. Some may be less so, like Earth…