Claudio Chianese


47 games reviewed
80.4 average score
80 median score
57.4% of games recommended
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Apr 28, 2022

Kapital isn't a bad game, but neither a good one. It offers a fair amount of buildings and mechanics, but nothing new or particularly interesting.

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6.5 / 10.0 - The Guild 3
Jun 13, 2022

The Guild 3 isn't a bad game, but isn't also significantly better than the previous chapter of the series. A terrible interface and some boring mechanics tend to spoil an otherwise interesting gameplay.

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6.5 / 10.0 - SpellForce 3
Dec 7, 2017

While being a decent game, SpellForce 3 sadly fails in being more than the sum of its part, and offers nothing truly memorable.

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Mar 8, 2021

Stronghold: Warlords isn't really a bad game, but antiquated mechanics and bland campaigns prevent it from standing out amongst a crowded strategy market.

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7 / 10.0 - Port Royale 4
Sep 25, 2020

A good trading simulation... and little else, really. Port Royale 4's weak combat system and repetitive gameplay make for a somewhat boring, if functional and honest, strategy game.

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While certainly good in multiplayer, the Necrons DLC comes without a narrative campaign, and the new free sandbox one offers little to single playing gamers.

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7 / 10.0 - Empire of Sin
Nov 30, 2020

Empire of Sin isn't a bad game, just a simple game, not deep enough to catch the attention of the genre's veterans. The organized crime theme is, as always, interesting, but it could have been developed better: as it is, Empire of Sin looks more like XCOM-lite with gangsters than a true mafia simulator.

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Apr 23, 2020

Chimera Squad is a kind of XCOM-in-a-box: lighter, simpler, cheaper, and less interesting. Good if you are looking for some quick tactical fun, especially at this price point, but inferior to War of the Chosen in almost every way.

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7 / 10.0 - Aven Colony
Jul 25, 2017

On console, Aven Colony, with its simplicity and colorful graphics, could be a good introduction to the genre. On PC, a much stronger tradition of city builders highlights sono annoying flaws.

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7 / 10.0 - Dice Legacy
Sep 8, 2021

Dice Legacy is a cute quirky game. The basic mechanics, founded on randomness and dices, are just that, a quirk: the gameplay is, in the end, not that innovative, but the strategical experience is solid and makes for a good, if light on content, city builder-roguelike game.

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Jul 16, 2021

A nice turn-based tactical game, simple to understand but hard to master, set in the ever-fascinating Warhammer 40.000 universe. The experience is fun, but just two armies and one campaign don't fully justify the relatively steep price.

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Nov 11, 2021

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a visually gorgeous game marred by a very bad case of micromanagement excess. Dinosaurs are great, there is a lot of content and the overall idea is very good, but there is just to much busywork being forced upon the player to enjoy the experience fully.

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May 17, 2021

Siege Survival's focus is on realism and the complexity of the management: it's a good game, but it needs some expertise in the genre to be fully appreciated.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Master of Orion
Aug 29, 2016

It lacks some features that where present in the old Master of Orion II, and many of the bold ideas Stellaris and Endless Legend introduced to the genre. A playable, fun game, with great production value, but not a game that will stand the test of time.

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Mar 26, 2021

A good management game, empowered by a very unique comedic sci-fi setting. Campaign isn't the greatest and a little bit more content would have been great, but all in all a nice return for the classic 2001 Startopia.

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Sep 8, 2017

Solid combat mechanics, but a little too light on content to justify full price.

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8 / 10.0 - Shadow Empire
Jul 28, 2020

Terrible interface, micromanagement hell, but also one of the deepest strategy games on the market.

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8 / 10.0 - Distant Worlds 2
Mar 19, 2022

Distant Worlds 2 is a 4X for veterans of the genre, looking for a game to challenge all their management skills. CodeForce crafted a deep, complex strategy game, albeit one that doesn't concede anything to the modern age in terms of graphics and narrative.

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8 / 10.0 - Stirring Abyss
Dec 4, 2020

A decent tactical turn-based game with some rogue-like elements, made great by a superlative, and pervasive, lovecraftian atmosphere.

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7.9 / 10.0 - Worms W.M.D
Aug 22, 2016

Faithful to the Worms tradition, the new Team 17 title, with its bizarre new weapons and vehicles, manages to be a fun experience even in the crafting mechanics aren't the most user friendly out there.

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