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People sometimes tell me that games like Final Fantasy are too hard because they are ‘Too Grindy’. They look at me like a madman as I laugh, and introduce them to a grinding game with layers upon layers of mechanics with zero documentation. Meet Disgaea, and #sorrynotsorry
Kickstarter has been kind for Board Game adaptions of Video Games. Board games like Dark Souls and Resident Evil 2 have made over $1 Million, and another major Video Game property is about to join them on Kickstarter – Horizon Zero Dawn
Another World had me totally enthralled back in the early 90’s. It had cutscenes (rare for the time) and a unique story that was not told through pages of text. It’s a game I have come back to now and then, especially with the 20th anniversary back in 2011. And now, Another World is on the Switch.
A surprise announcement from Gen Con this week is the soon to be released Arkham Horror 3rd Edition! As a fan of almost all things Lovecraftian, a redesign of the much loved (and hated) 2005 classic is music to my ears. But has Fantasy Flight dropped the ball calling this a third edition, rather than announcing a new game in the Arkham Horror Files?
Richard Garfield is arguably the father of the Trading Card Game. The designer of Magic the Gathering and the original Netrunner to name but two, his name is held in high regard in gaming circles. And while Android: Netrunner may be lost to Fantasy Flight Games, the two have teamed up for a new game – KeyForge: Call of the Archons!