Babel Rising

Babel Rising is an action strategy game where you play the part of a spiteful god, raining down your smite on the plebeians that are trying to appease you with their architectural prowess. Alternatively – you throw rocks at peons to stop them building stuff. Buildings suck, smash them all. When you hear the premise to this game it sounds freakin’ sweet. Who doesn’t love to pull out some godly powers for no other reason than killing small ant-like creatures? It really is satisfying sometimes when you can just sit down and kill shit for no good reason – so going into this game, I thought it would be pretty fun, and it is…for a while. The gameplay is a bit like a tower defense, except the AI is building the tower, and you have to defend it from being completed. So it is more like a tower offense – kill them (and the tower) before … Continue reading

Divinity II: Ego Draconis

I’m just going to preface this post by saying that I have only played 30 minutes of this game. On the other hand, I have played 30 minutes of this game. This is another game I have had sitting in my Steam library for a while, which I think I bought in the Christmas sales. I hadn’t looked into the game at all when I bought it, just saw the preview with dragons, and figured it would be worth a shot, especially at the price I got it. Sadly I was wrong to think that. Right when the game opens up for the first time you get a suspicion that something is not quite right. For me at least – the main menu feels unpolished, mouse sensitivity is all out of whack, and nothing is aligned. As with all new games, I first went to change out to windowed mode (as … Continue reading