Michael’s back with a truly forgotten gem for this week’s Retro Game Friday! It’s time to beat the molding out of your opponents with ClayFighter 63⅓!
Interplay and designer Chris Taylor (Fallout, Starfleet Command, and the Nemo’s War boardgame) have teamed up to bring the classic FreeSpace video game series to the tabletop with FreeSpace Tactics; a fast and deadly game of space conflict combining deck-construction and miniatures-based combat. FreeSpace Tactics will be available exclusively through the newly launched Kickstarter campaign and will not be sold in stores. FreeSpace Tactics on Kickstarter “I designed Freespace Tactics from the ground up to replicate the frenzied dogfights of the video game,” said Designer Chris Taylor. “Rather than focus on the charts and measurements typical of miniatures war gaming, … Continue reading Interplay Designer Working On FreeSpace Tactics Board Game
Moving away from the RPG interface of the PC, Fallout Brotherhood of Steel on the console is a two-fisted foul-mouthed gritty hack and slash adventure.
It’s a problem I have had with Star Trek games for years. Now you would think someone would solve it by now. I was asked to take a look at Star Trek: Klingon Academy this week. This six-CD game takes Star Trek: Starfleet Academy and justly moves it to the Klingon Empire. Wait, did the Klingons have an academy? Hmm”I’ll let that question hang in the balance. For all of the advances the software and hardware, why can’t Star Trek games be more simple? Why does the player have to do all the work? I was supposedly the captain of … Continue reading Unfaithful Klingon Academy makes you do all the work
After years of wading through barely-tolerable Star Trek titles, Interplay has finally created a game that lives up to the Star Trek name. It looks good, sounds incredible and is a lot of fun to play. The game lets players boldly go where every federation officer went before, through the doors of the famous Starfleet Academy. Classes are taught in full motion video by William Shatner, Walter Koenig and George Takei. Video clips in the cafeteria and other locations around campus give wanna-be captains time to interface with the inexperienced classmates assigned to their crew. Handling interpersonal conflicts early, by … Continue reading Further your education with Starfleet Academy