Reviews by jaredsilver

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Remarkable

jaredsilver | July 9, 2013 | Review of Frozen Synapse

Frozen Synapse reminds me of the tactical police simulation software that various major crime fighting groups are said to use to strategize before a given mission.

Reminiscent of a beautifully designed game of chess, Frozen Synapse is the tactical battle simulation I know I've personally always dreamt of.

Add an astoundingly brilliant story, and this game is truly remarkable.

Plus, with unlimited replayability in the form of instant skirmishes and cross-platform multiplayer games, this indie game is undoubtedly one of the best.

Highly recommended for anyone who prefers to think and stretch his or her mind as opposed to mindlessly stare at the screen for hours on end.

93

Sun Tzu would be proud.

jaredsilver | July 9, 2013 | Review of Empire: Total War

If you're a fan of the Civilization games but think that the science, culture, and time victories are for weak pansies who don't have enough guts to win with a domination victory, then the Empire series of games is for YOU.

Empire: Total War has most everything we love about the original Civilization 5 but with a much greater focus on the military aspect of the game.

With TWO story modes based on the historical American Revolution and European Age of Imperialism, history fans will get more than their fair share of love out of Empire: Total War.

And of course, this isn't even to mention the (optional) RTS battles in which you take control of your troops and manipulate them throughout the field.

The Verdict: Sun Tzu himself would be proud.

Highly recommended for fans of Civ games, fans of history, and fans of intense strategy games.