Author Archives: SynCaine

About SynCaine

Former hardcore raider turned casual gamer.

Mini Metro review

If there is an award for cleanest design to achieve it’s goal, Mini Metro wins it. When you first load the game up, you are taken directly into the first map. No intro screen, no main menu, no tutorial section; … Continue reading

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Foundations mini-review

Mini review of Foundations as the game is still in Early Access (aren’t they all), and also because its a medieval city builder with all of the basics you would expect from such a game. Foundations has two things going … Continue reading

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The Long Dark review

I finally purchased The Long Dark after it had been sitting on my wishlist for a few years. Before playing it, my view of it was that it was a stylized survival game that may or may not be interesting … Continue reading

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Mixing the new with the old

Since the last post here, and its been a minute, I have been playing a solid mix of new and old titles. The new being Monster Train and Armello, while the old includes League of Legends, PUBG, and Rimworld. Mobile … Continue reading

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Sandbox vs the beach

Sandbox titles have typically appealed to me more than on-rails experiences, in large part because experiencing something that happens due to multiple factors coming together is more exciting than seeing something scripted happen to you and everyone else playing the … Continue reading

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Good new blog to read covering the games I like

Quick programing note here: The author of “Gamer of Passion” contacted me about his site, and asked me to check it out. I have done so, and while the site is new, it already has some impressive articles up. The … Continue reading

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Passing on Baldur’s Gate 3 EA

Today Baldur’s Gate 3 is available for purchase on Steam, entering Early Access for $60. The poors are already crying about the price, but poors will poor, so not surprising. That’s not why I’m passing on it though. I’m passing … Continue reading

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The Necromunda AI can’t play the game, early Crusader King 3 thoughts

Point blank the Necromunda AI can’t play some of the maps/objectives in the game. It gets confused, sits in a corner, and basically just doesn’t fight back. This pretty much ruins the game, as facing the AI is the only … Continue reading

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Necromunda Underhive Wars – First impressions

TLDR: It’s Mordheim with the Necromunda IP, plus more stuff. That is a very good thing. I’ve only completed the first 9 campaign missions (out of 15), and played a couple missions using a custom gang vs the AI, so … Continue reading

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Battle Brothers: The little things add up

While browsing the Battle Brothers reddit, I saw someone comment that the way spearwall is implemented in BB is the best they have experienced in a game. Its a bold statement, but one I agree with. Here is how spearwall … Continue reading

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