The site in 2015

Happy New Year!

2015 was a quiet gaming year for me, reflected in the site. In terms of writing, it was a year of two halves. I opened with a Let’s Play of Total War: Shogun 2, followed by coverage of Total War: Attila, Cities: Skylines, and a second look at Endless Legend and Age of Wonders III following the release of their expansions. I also wrote most of a Europa Universalis IV custom nation LP.

During the second half of the year, real-life obligations kept me busy. I did write about adventure games, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence, the Crisis of the Confederation mod for Crusader Kings 2, and over the holidays, the Age of Charlemagne expansion for Attila.

Over the year, I posted three interviews: one about China-themed 4X Oriental Empires, a follow-up with the developers of Guns of Icarus Online, and in my first modder interview, a discussion about Crisis of the Confederation.

Traffic was largely unchanged during 2015 — the site received around 80,000 page views, versus 77,000 the previous year. The most popular posts remained fairly constant; the top post was my guide to the Wargame series, while another three related to Paradox games (including Crisis of the Confederation) and one was an old post about Tactics Ogre.

In the next week or so, keep an eye out for my 2015 honours list, plus more posts about Nobunaga’s Ambition and Attila. Over 2016, I plan to cover Hearts of Iron IV (pushed back from 2015) and Stellaris; I’ll also observe XCOM 2, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, The Last Guardian, No Man’s Sky, Total War: Warhammer, Dishonored 2 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. And I may well write some retrospectives and Let’s Plays of older games – Valkyrie Profile, Final Fantasy Tactics, Alpha Centauri, and Emperor of the Fading Suns (as a narrative LP) have been on my to-do list for years.

Thank you for reading. I look forward to seeing you around.

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4 Responses to The site in 2015

  1. Happy New Year! Glad you enjoyed your gaming even if it was a quiet year for you. I didn’t do a lot of variety of gaming, but did play through Fallout 3 and a lot of Fallout: New Vegas, both replays, as a lead up to the release of Fallout 4, which I have also played quite a bit. I hope to have some time to devote to gaming in 2016, and wish you that as well. Those life obligations can and should take priority, but it is nice when we can work out a little balance.

    • Peter Sahui says:

      Thank you Carl, and the same to you! I’d be interested in how you find Fallout 3 and especially New Vegas now that 4 is out.

      Looking forward to 2016. :)

  2. Matt Bugbee says:

    Yes, please on Emperor of the Fading Suns stuff! The only thing better than playing EotFS is having someone else give you the highlights. :)

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