Richie Shoemaker


18 games reviewed
44.4% of games recommended
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7 / 10 - WildStar
Oct 27, 2014

For those burnt out on WOW's content, WildStar is easy to endorse. Immediately familiar to anyone who's visited Azeroth and with enough new twists on the tried-and-tested theme park formula, Carbine's game is so overflowing with stuff to do that it's certainly justified in asking for a subscription - even if less people seem prepared to sign up to one. It's more difficult to recommend WildStar to those who've tired of the MMORPG treadmill and its incessant need to put characters through the same old process of grinding quests and raids to reach a level cap and acquire the best gear. As much as WildStar seems to effortlessly hit all the right notes, essentially the song remains the same.

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Dec 7, 2014

Thankfully the issues with Armageddon are eminently fixable and since Slitherine has stated that the game will expand in a similar vein to Panzer Corps, with the addition of new campaigns, units and races to be released as DLC over the next couple of years, it's not beyond the bounds of reason to expect core feature to evolve too. For now though, unless you're desperately aching to play a new turn-based 40k wargame - which is entirely understandable given how long it's been since the last one - we'd advise waiting on the outcome of one or two necessary patches before joining the fray.

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May 25, 2015

Other minor issues aside, such as a need to develop the game's rather basic fleet management UI and a somewhat crippling arbitrary penalty that makes large-scale empire administration more of a chore than it should be, the game is well deserving of the GalCiv name and offers enough in the way of traditional features and modern scalability to secure the series' place at the very top of the 4X tech tree - if not for the five years that Stardock intend to adapt and add to the game, then at least until the next 4X game comes along in a few days time.

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Mar 3, 2015

With space battles now more spectacular than even the evergreen Eve Online, and with far less effort required to enjoy them, this sees two excellent games restored. While in a past it was tricky to argue a decisive case for either of the Homeworld games for greatest RTS of all time, now they've been forever merged, updated and supplemented with the original games, the collection is indispensable.

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Recommended - Fractured Space
Oct 7, 2016

For space fans left cold by the popularity of the fantasy MOBA, this game will tempt you aboard.

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Sep 25, 2017

No matter how good a Total War game is, the follow-up campaign is always better. Warhammer 2's is no exception.

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Nov 16, 2017

Although its augmentations are selective and skin deep, Outcast remains a generous and uniquely captivating game.

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Recommended - SpellForce 3
Dec 13, 2017

The old school RTS continues to gather strength, with help from some friends in high level places.

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Recommended - BattleTech
Apr 24, 2018

A compelling fusion of tabletop manoeuvring and characterful campaign progression

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Recommended - Conan Exiles
May 14, 2018

If Ark and Rust are the flaccid alpha males of survival gaming, Conan is the cocksure challenger angling for an advantage.

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