Tag: Turn Based Strategy

Tanner Reviews Civilization VI

civilization_vi_cover_artFINALLY! There has been a solid game that I have played this year that could definitely be worthy of the 2016 Game of the Year honors. 2016 has not been a good year for gaming. Unlike other years where there were two or three awesome titles competing with one another, this year has been a series of disappointments, bombs, and forgettable Triple A turds with a resurgence of quality mobile games and a hand full of powerful indie darlings. When Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End sat in my Top 3 for the better part of a year and the only reason that a fun, but otherwise, forgettable game sat there for so long is because other games were just plain bad…  That is saying something. But man, do I get that good ol’ fashion great game feel after playing Civilization VI. Finally, a game released in 2016 that I can play for hours on end and never get bored.

I’m a huge fan of the series as anyone will know, so the game would certainly have to fuck up pretty bad in order for me to not like it. But to tempt me away from my Civ V comfort zone and away from arguably the best game in the series is not easy task. But I will be damned if they aren’t seriously tempting me with some awesome new additions that make some of the lack of content disappear from my mind’s eye. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Civilization VI”

Tanner Reviews Sid Meier’s Civilization Beyond Earth

imagesSorry. It has been a long couple of days. If it isn’t the schedule then it is a tragedy that cuts into my schedule. But hopefully I will be able to put it beside me for the moment and get a review written. So here we are and here we are looking at one of the most anticipated games to come out in 2014. Anyone who is a fan of turn based strategy (which includes myself if you have seen my top 20 favorite video games) has been waiting in anticipation for the latest edition of one of the greatest franchises in the genre’s history; the Sid Meier Civilization games.

This recent edition Civilization Beyond Earth takes us away from our primitive pre classical era beginnings and takes us once more into the future into a world of wonder and excitement in the sci-fi future. While it doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles Civ V, anyone who is a fan of the series will find it a very satisfying play to say the least. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Sid Meier’s Civilization Beyond Earth”

Tanner Reviews Banished

Banished_logoAfter receiving a tip from my roommate and him knowing my love for Sid Meier’s Civilization V. I decided to pick up the city building game Banished. Made by small time developers Shining Rock Productions, Banished is a strategy game in which you take on the omnipresent role of commanding a group of banished families into building a new home and a new society. Taking them  from absolutely nothing with a group of 5-8 families to a thriving town with thousands of citizens. The basics of survival, food, wood, iron, and stone are necessities, and later luxuries like churches and breweries can be built as well. After giving it a play through, I have to say that this game was quite surprising in a pleasant sort of way. A relatively fun and difficult city builder that remains one of the surprise hits of 2014. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Banished”