Category - Reviews

Review: Wargames 1942

So if you’re anything like me, you dig non-fiction historical titles set in relatively recent history (as opposed to antiquity). None of the ancient nonsense, no imaginary creatures or monsters to distory your sense of reality, just good old red-blooded men dukin’ it out – up close and personal – until the bloody bitter end. With Nazis (that’s pronounced nat-sees). Wargame 1942 is a decade old – but stay with me – has kept up with us in its old age, which is why I’ve decided to spend some quality time with ‘er and review it. Set in the European terrains and battle grounds of WWII, Wargame 1942 gives you the power of commanding the development of bases, armies and navies / militaries, war technology and new strategy developments and even diplomatic powers to survive and command and conquer those Central Powers bastards – or the Allies, if your heart is made of poison gas.
…Carry On, Soldior…

Review: Renations (Browser OSG)

Another day, another dollar – er, another strategy game! Today we’re taking a look at Renations, a pure-browser strategy game set in a post-apocalyptic Earth. Not the most original premise, but hey, radiation sells. After ‘The Great Disaster,’ a global thermonuclear plant explosion that leaves large sections of Earth shaken and disorganized, a secret society of politicians and ungodly wealthy no-gooders saw an opportunity to turn the nations against one another. Nukes followed, and eventually the entire globe was consumed in a nuclear winter, uninhabitable for thousands of years, until now. The year is 2012, and four factions have risen from the ashes. What happens between these factions is where the game takes place. Interested? Fuck yes you are. Read on for our bits & bobs, kids.
…Bits & Bobs…

Mobile: 9 Colonies for iOS

9 colonies iphone strategy game

Welcome, brave soldior. As a member of the strategy-game-craving masses, you’ve likely seen a few epic iOS strategizers here and there. If you’re anything like me, an unabashed outer-space geek, you most definitely have a creamy spot for genre classics like Master of Orion. If all of that rings true, and you have an iOS device, hold on tight – we’re going in deep with 9 Colonies. Dive in

Mobile: ‘Crimson: Steam Pirates’ for iOS

Chances are you’ve heard of Bungie Studios. They created Halo for the original X-Box. Yeah. From a creepy one bedroom apartment housing two dudes, to a fully-loaded game studio stuffed full of free snacks. From freedom to indentured servitude and back to freedom again (but still with some indentured servitude). I like these guys. Enter Crimson: Steam Pirates for iOS. I eagerly downloaded Crimson: Steam Pirates in a food-induced Christmas Coma last week. And? This may be the best iOS game I’ve ever played. Read on!

APOX to come to OnLive, {pushes agenda}

APOX and online, two words that are pinned into each other's faces

Yes it’s a game on OnLive, so you must pay for it, yes it’s a persistent online multiplayer RTS and RTS games aren’t hugely available on OnLive (and that’s why I wanted to write this article), but for piss sakes, the setting is in a post apocalyptic world. Yurghghhhhh!! Let’s hope the pros outweigh this huge con. Dare I read on?

Planet Wars for Android arrives but…

Is this game worth your time? At all? Welll..

Alright boys n gals, this here is a free to play real time strategy game, not persistent, and its focus is more on the campaign than on the online mode. So this is different than the usual good stuff you read about on OSG1! Is this strategy game for the Android worth your time? Let’s find out. Read on!

Review: Final Fantasy Tactics, iOS style

final fantasy tactics iphone mobile strategy game

Last month, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions came to the iPhone. I have been highly anticipating this port, as the original Final Fantasy Tacitics was one of my favourite games. When I checked the app store though, I was in for a little surprise. The game is a hefty 16USD, and though it has 350 5-star ratings, it also has 100 1-star ratings. This could be very confusing to the consumer, but luckily I happen to write a strategy games blog and am here to sort things. Read On