I’ve stated before that real time strategy really isn’t my preferred genre, but that doesn’t mean I won’t cover them. Northgard comes to mind—it is one of the deeper RTS games I have covered. More recently, I dipped my toes into Civilization VI and enjoyed it, but I didn’t stick with it. I’m clearly not…

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Developer: Grimlore Games Publisher: THQ Nordic Genre: RPG, Strategy Rating: Mature Platforms: PC Price: $49.99   The SpellForce series has been around for nearly a decade and a half. With fantasy elements and the implementation of both RPG and real-time strategy mechanics, it’s no wonder the series has enjoyed some staying power. Though it hss…

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Upon firing up They Are Billions, a real-time strategy game with simulation and tower defense-like features by indie developer Numantain Games currently in Early Access, I confidently configure the settings as “challenging,” aiming for a 100% score percentile. After the map loads, I select my units comprised of four rangers and one soldier and have…

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Developer: Realmforge Studios Publisher: Kalypso Media Digital Genre: Simulation, Real Time Strategy Platforms: PC Rating: T for Teen Price: $39.99   In recent years, I have reluctantly acknowledged the dearth of RTS games, or at least, the absence of classic franchises that made the genre famous. Fortunately, I have recently adopted simulations as my comfort genre, and…

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Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Genre: Real Time Strategy ESRB: T Price: $39.99 When Blizzard announced that the sequel to the world-renowned and arguably greatest RTS of all time, StarCraft, would be delivered in three “chapters” that would be full-length campaigns for each race, fans met the news with varied responses. I was excited,…

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