Week of 3/5/2014
Cliff and Crystal cover several #1 issues, and a chunk of comics this week.
Among paradox fans, there used to be something of an assumption, that one should not start playing one of the company’s grand strategy games until at least its first expansion had come out. While this is no longer true, as Crusader Kings 2 and Europa Universalis 4 have taught us, there is still some wisdom in that idea, especially with expansions such as the one we will look at today, for it introduces some sweeping changes into the formula.
Conquest of Paradise, the first expansion for EU4, is all about the American continent, or continents, or archipelago or whatever odd shape it happens to be when the game starts. It may well be a first for a Europa Universalis game, but with Conquest of Paradise you can, should you desire, randomize the shape of the American continent. Yes, you read right, randomize it. (more…)
Released 11 months after the original PlayStation Mobile game Surge, FuturLab have redesigned the game following player feedback from users who very quickly smashed the scores that the Brighton-based team had managed to achieve. They took notes as players were sharing tactics on ways to collect high scores and reworked the game resulting in the new version. (more…)
Cliff and Crystal talk about actors for the role of Dr. Strange. Then its on to the week in comics with a favorable spotlight on Superman: Lois Lane #1
After playing through Assassin’s Creed I felt I needed a change to my gaming habits. What better way than to dig out the Vita and show it some attention. I managed to play through 3 cross-play games on the handheld and this is what I found. (more…)