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Total War? Only for the undiplomatic: the lessons of Shogun 2

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Total War: Shogun 2

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Total War: Shogun 2Update: You can find my verdict on Shogun 2 here.   Total War: Shogun 2: A diplomatic victory, but not in the way you’d think   I’ve … Continue reading

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Tactics Ogre: A tragic misunderstanding

This is the fourth post in my series on Tactics Ogre. Check out my earlier impressions of the game’s (1) character profiles; (2) four things it does better than FFT (and one it doesn’t); (3) how I used different character … Continue reading

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Shogun 2 impressions: THIS is a difficulty spike

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Total War: Shogun 2

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Total War: Shogun 2EDIT: I’ve since won the Shogun 2 campaign! You can find my updated views on diplomacy here, and my verdict on Shogun 2 here.     A … Continue reading

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Tactics Ogre: the building blocks of an unstoppable army

This is the third post in my series on Tactics Ogre. Check out my impressions of the game’s (1) character profiles; (2) four things it does better than FFT (and one it doesn’t); (4) an unfortunate mishap later in the … Continue reading

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Four things Tactics Ogre does better than FFT (and one it doesn’t)

This is the second post in my series on Tactics Ogre. Check out my impressions of the game’s (1) character profiles; (5) how I used different character classes in battle; (4) an unfortunate mishap later in the game, and (5) … Continue reading

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Tactics Ogre: the heroes of their own truncated stories

This is the first post in my series on Tactics Ogre. Check out: (2) four things it does better than FFT (and one it doesn’t); (3) how I used different character classes in battle; (4) an unfortunate mishap later in … Continue reading

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Puzzle or strategy? Byzantium in Europa Universalis III

Note: Europa Universalis IV is now out! You can find my EU4 coverage here.   This is part 1 of an irregular series on Europa Universalis III.   Part 1: The Byzantine Empire and puzzle-like gameplay. Part 2: The Manchus, … Continue reading

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2010 is so 1991: thoughts on Civilization V

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Civilization V

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Civilization VI’ve played Civilization V for 32 hours, according to Steam, and I’ve won my first King (hard)-level game. And with that, I think I’m ready to formulate my opinion: … Continue reading

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Distant lands, national interests, and cold steel: impressions of Civ V’s city-states

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Civilization V

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Civilization VI’ve now won two practice games of Civilization V, and while it’s still early days for me, so far the new city-states system (which I blogged about back before … Continue reading

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