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New FE3 Remake details.

Nintendo has added some new details on the upcoming DS title Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu.  It’s a remake of Book II in FE: Monshou no Nazo, or FE3.  The translated name of this new DS title is Fire Emblem: Heroes of Light and ...

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Tactical Insights review methodology.

Tactical Insights review methodology: This article is dedicated to explaining how I write my reviews and what my subjective opinions and tastes are. A decent portion of my reviews will be put towards technical analysis and explanation of facts about the game. For example, if I were reviewing chess, I’d ...

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UniWar review (iPhone)

2009/06/15 [iphone/CEL] [1] UniWar Version Reviewed: 1.06UniWar is a wargame-lite style TBS game like Advance Wars, with a heavy emphasis on base capturing and unit building. There are 3 playable races (Sapiens, Titans, Khraleans) with 8 fairly similar units per race – not a whole lot of strategic depth. Apparently ...

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E3 2010 tactical TBS/SRPG News

E3 2010 tactical TBS/SRPG News With E3 just around the corner, I’m going to be updating this post with whatever new E3-related info sprouts up around the time of the show. 6/16 More Blue Roses screenshots. Valkyria Chronicles 2 NA release date: August 31, 2010 on disc and PSN store. ...

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Dawn of Heroes (DS) preview

Dawn of Heroes for the Nintendo DS is a fantasy strategy/tactical RPG being developed by Wicked Studios based in Montreal and published by Majesco. This preview is based on video and screenshots on the official site and developer interviews at Joystiq and RPGamer. Dawn of Heroes packs a full featured ...

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Highborn review (iPhone)

2010/06/02 [iphone] [1] [2] Highborn Version Reviewed: 1.00 Highborn is a Fantasy strategy/tactical TBS game.  There’s no unit growth/changes between missions which is unusual for a fantasy turn based game.  There are both generic and hero units in this game, with the heroes sporting a unique spell that can be ...

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Mecho Wars review (iPhone)

2009/07/13 [iphone] [1] [2] Mecho Wars Version Reviewed: 1.53 Mecho Wars is a straight up Advance Wars clone with only a few minor changes and simplifications to the formula. The only twist is that every 20 turns or so, the water freezes for a few turns and ground units can ...

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Skulls of the Shogun (XBLA/PC) preview

It seems Advance Wars has inspired a whole generation of western game developers, as games inspired by the venerable Wars series continue to be revealed. This preview is based on info at the official site and a 1up.com interview. Skulls of the Shogun will be playable at E3 2010 so ...

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Military Madness: Nectaris Remake Review (XBLA/PS3/WII)

2009/09/30 [XBLA/PS3/WII] [1] Military Madness: Nectaris Remake Military Madness: Nectaris is a fully 3D remake of the original Military Madness back on the TG-16, or Nectaris on the PC-E back in 1989.  It’s a tactical level wargame-lite, simpler than Advance Wars.  The 32 campaign maps are the same as ever, ...

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Star Hammer Tactics Review (XBLA/PSP)

06/14 [XBLIG/PSP] [1] Star Hammer Tactics Star Hammer Tactics is a tactical level turn based game for Xbox Live Indie Games or the PSP online store (PSP Minis).  Star Hammer Tactics is not your typical tactics game.  First of all, there’s a 45 second real-time limit for every player turn.  ...

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