Author Archives: SynCaine

About SynCaine

Former hardcore raider turned casual gamer.

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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Monthly update I guess?

Previous post was in July huh, yikes. I have been gaming, just not writing about it, so lets me put some words down now and fix that. The Battle Brothers expansion, Blazing Deserts, is out. Surprise, its awesome, and I … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Clash Royale, Combat Systems, Crowfall, Inquisition Clan, League of Legends, Mighty Party, Random | 6 Comments

Moving from MMOs to Mobile

It’s funny how my gaming has flipped. Back when I started this blog, my main games were always MMOs, and I’d play other games to fill the gaps. At some point a big gap filler became mobile games, but initially … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, EVE Online, iPhone, League of Legends, Mighty Party, Random, Steam Stuff, World of Warcraft | 4 Comments

Anno 1800 review

Anno 1800 wasn’t on my radar as it’s not available on Steam, but thanks to a Humble email and a sale, here we are. The game at it’s core is a city builder similar to Sim City or Cities: Skylines, … Continue reading

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Mighty Party Raid Overhaul Proposal

Raids would last 6 days (one day break between event changes and to collect rewards), with each round lasting 48 hours, for a total of 3 rounds each raid event. Initial matchmaking would group 10 players based on total hero … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Mighty Party