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Gaming Reviews from an Elder PC Gamer. I've got no time for poor quality games!


The Reign of High Queen Brigid: Crusader Kings 3, AAR #9

13 Feb 2021 8 minute read 0 comments bengy

  The Ninth of the After Action Reports (AAR) following my direction of the Irish Empire, tracing the dynasty of the Briain dynasty through the Middle Ages. The previous AARs can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, ...

XCOM2: Tactical Legacy Pack (PC Game Review)

11 Feb 2021 6 minute read 0 comments bengy

    XCOM2 (released in 2017 by Firaxis Games) with either the fan-mad Long War Mod or the official War of the Chosen expansion is quite simply the best example of the turn-based tactics genre. The strategic metagame is perhaps the weaker part of...

Cities: Skylines (PC Game Review)

6 Feb 2021 9 minute read 0 comments bengy

    Gamers of a certain vintage will remember with fondness the SimCity franchise from the 80s and 90s. At the time, the idea of plonking down blocks of zoning to create thriving and towns was just mind-boggling... the detail of simulation was la...

Gaming with the family

4 Feb 2021 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Yesterday, our kid's school had a student free day... it's a bit of a strange sort of event when the kids are learning from home, but this is the last week of that malarky, and the primary school kids will be going back to school next week start...

Contradiction: Spot the Liar! (PC Game Review)

2 Feb 2021 6 minute read 0 comments bengy

    Full Motion Videos (FMV) were all the rage in the 90s gaming world. Mostly, the games themselves weren't really in FMV, but the cutscenes would generally be pre-recorded FMV. Gems such as the FMV cutscenes from the CnC and Wing Commander game...

Thoughts about the newest Humble Drop and Historical Listing (up to January 2021)

31 Jan 2021 12 minute read 0 comments bengy

    Here we are for the first Humble Bundle drop for 2021! When I had a quick look earlier to set up the template, I was thinking that this would be a bit of another dud drop for me similar to last month. However, on a second slower look at the St...

Mordheim: City of the Damned (PC Game Review)

27 Jan 2021 9 minute read 0 comments bengy

    Mordheim (released in 2015) is an adaptation of the Warhammer Universe board game of the same name. The PC adaptation is by Rogue Factor (published by Focus Home Interactive) and the original board game (dating from 1999) is by the legendary...

RogueTech: Bengy's Blobs (AAR #6)

23 Jan 2021 7 minute read 0 comments bengy

This is the AAR following the exploits of the Mech Mercanary company, Bengy's Blobs in RogueTech (the complete overhaul mod of BattleTech). Earlier AARs can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.     The new Steiner (Lyran Commonwe...

The Reign of High Queen Fortunata: Crusader King 3, AAR #8

17 Jan 2021 8 minute read 0 comments bengy

  The Eighth of the After Action Reports (AAR) following my direction of the Irish Empire, tracing the dynasty of the Briain dynasty through the Middle Ages. The previous AARs can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7....

State of Decay 2 (PC Game Review)

15 Jan 2021 10 minute read 0 comments bengy

    The first State of Decay game was an interesting but limited third-person zombie survival game wiht a touch of base management thrown in. It was the game that would appeal those who wanted to recreate their own version of the Walking Dead, an...