Reviews by greenmartianman

85

Great empire building turn-based strategy

greenmartianman | Oct. 19, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V

Despite not having any experience with the older Civilization title's, I still found myself enjoying the game a little more than I expected. The game is very accessible for a first time Civilization player like me with the helpful tooltips that pop-up occasionally along with the advisors offering you advices. Sure, I was not min-maxing my resources or building the greatest empire in the world but that did not discourage me from continually playing the game.

Still this game is best played with friends. Learn from each others play styles and you might just discover something about your friend that you didn't know before.

A lot of replayability and generally being fun makes this game a definite reccomendation from me.

80

Newbies first roguelike.

greenmartianman | Sept. 13, 2013 | Review of Sword of the Stars: The Pit & Mind Games DLC pack

This game happens to be an introduction to the roguelike genre for me and I have had a good time with the game soo far. The game reminds me of classic RPG's like Deus Ex with the skill system that allows you to build the classes your way and it allows for experimenting interesting skill combinations.

The game looks nice and for those people looking for nostalgia should be satisfied with the 32 bit pixel art used by the game. Sound design is a bit lacking though and I usually find myself playing my own music most of the time and muting the game.

This game is also a time sink. This can be good if you want to fully explore the game and see what it has to offer but if you are impatient then it can be harder to recommend because crafting recipes are hard to come by and not as obvious to figure out without a wiki.