The Age of Empires franchise is one of the classics of realtime strategy titles. But it kind of went astray with its last incarnation. Now it comes roaring back with Age of Empires IV, a game that is both classically good and refreshingly new at the same time.
The ESL Announces Company of Heroes 2 Open Tournaments
In addition to the news that Koch Media’s Deep Silver will be getting Saint’s Row, Metro and the Volition Studio from Bankrupt THQ, other publishers have snapped up properties and IP. Take-Two will buy the Evolve IP, outbidding the developers. German developer Crytek plans to buy the Homefront IP, as it was already signed to create the sequel. Probably the biggest news beyond Deep Silver getting Saints Row is that Relic Entertainment, developer of Company of Heroes and other strategy games, will now be a part of Sega. Reports are that Sega paid over $26 million for Relic in a … Continue reading More THQ Assets Distributed, Sega Acquires Relic Entertainment
Relic Entertainment takes you to the forgotten theatre of World War II in the debut trailer for the award winning Company of Heroes 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=B5j0cBqhm3A Publishers: THQ Developers: Relic Platforms: PC
Instead of focusing on huge armies, the new standalone expansion pack Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor focuses on single units and small groups of heroes from both sides of WWII.
Dawn of War: Dark Crusade takes the Warhammer 40,000 universe to new extremes with two new playable races and a seven army war for control of a planet.
Company of Heroes takes a lot of elements from different genres and turns them into one of the best real-time strategy titles ever created.
It’s not easy to break the mold, especially in the real-time strategy and shooter genre. You can improve the graphics and sound, but at the core we have not seen anything too new for a number of years. Impossible Creatures does bring new and exciting elements to the table, much to the joy of tired tank-rushing RTS gamers. The two interesting elements are that you can combine real-world creatures in a primitive lab to create just the right behemoths of destruction, and the fact that you have to use real-world creatures and their abilities to do it without the aid … Continue reading Impossible Fun
Sierra finally adds a new dimension to real time strategy games…the third dimension. Their new release, Homeworld takes strategy from the flat battlefield and shoots it into the darkness of space. Forget about battles for the high ground, in space, you have to defend and attack in all directions at once. The plot of the game involves colonists from a barren wasteland planet called Kharak. The colonist have recently uncovered a mysterious guidestone mentioning their race, and a single word…Hiigara…home. It seems that their past has turned out to be a lie, they thought they were from their barren world, … Continue reading Homeworld will keep gamers’ fires burning