Hey y’all, I’m swamped at work, but there’s a couple of sales I wanted y’all to know about. First, the latest Indie Royale bundle has launched and is called “The Really Big Bundle“. It includes four games, one of which is the excellent Really Big Sky that you might recall I enjoyed a lot in my review. :) Secondly, Impulse is having an SF Week, which includes five games such as EVE Online, Flatspace II, Armada 2526 and Star Ruler. I might get Flatspace II, but the rest I already have. Happy savings. :)
So on Thanksgiving, my girl and I drove up to San Francisco to hang out, see the sights and go to the Dickens Fair! Welp, we came back yesterday…with EVERYONE ELSE in the damned state. What’s usually a five to six hour drive was a ten hour drive, and to be honest, I am EXHAUSTED.
I was totally planning on diving back into Arvoch Alliance tonight, but honestly folks, I don’t think I have the energy, so I hope y’all don’t mind waiting another day or two for me to resume my coverage of AA. Thanks for reading and understanding, and I hope y’all had a lovely weekend. :)
Edit: So I just watched G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and feel much better. ;) I needed something brainless and explosive, and that fit the bill. Gd’nite y’all. :)
I want to tell you a story, so please, have a seat, get some hot chocolate, and listen…
Tomorrow here in the States is our yearly Thanksgiving holiday, where we give thanks for the special people in our lives and the events that improved our year. While I’m thankful for many things – a wonderful girlfriend, amazing friends, gainful employment, and of course this blog – I thought I’d discuss which space games I’m most thankful for, and why.
The good folks at Matrix Games sent word that that Distant Worlds – Legends has been released, just in time for the long holiday weekend here in the States! To go along with their ongoing sale, you can currently get the expansion for 20% off! Remember though, you’ll also need the base game Distant Worlds and its first expansion Distant Worlds - The Return of the Shakturi – both of which are also on sale, mind you – to run this new expansion. I’ll be diving into the game as soon as I’m done my coverage of Avroch Alliance.
Steam is well known for having their seasonal sales, and today begins their massive autumn sale between now and November 27th. There are tons of space games on sale, such as Nexus: The Jupiter Incident for $2.49, Space Rangers: Reboot for $4.99 and many, many others. Way too many to mention here, so go peruse Steam and begin the savings! ;)
The folks at Matrix Games are having a sale on a wide variety of games through January 8th. Why is it a big deal? Because they don’t have sales anywhere nearly as often as other digital game distributors, so this is big news. :)
While there are a lot of wargames in there, there are also a good amount spacey games, including:
- AI War Alien Bundle for $20.99 (30% off)
- Armada 2526 for $20.99 (30% off)
- Armada 2526 Supernova for $10.99 (27% off)
- Distant Worlds for $26.99 (33% off)
- Distant Worlds – Return of the Shakturi for $16.99 (32% off, and I am TOTALLY snagging this one)
- Smugglers IV – Doomsday for 20.99 (30% off)
- Starships Unlimited v3 for for $16.99 (32% off, and I’ll totally get this one too)
So I was playing Arvoch Alliance last night, got a few missions in, and took down copious notes in order to write out a new entry about the game today. Then, I looked at the screenshot folder…and there was one screenshot. Apparently I forgot to check the little box that tells the screenshot program to take a shot every five seconds, and after at least an hour or so of playing…I had one shot…of the menu…gorrammit…
So yeah, my next article on AA will be a bit delayed, likely until Thursday, so I have time to get new screenshots. Sorry for the delay folks, I feel just silly about it. Thanks for visiting! :)
- The X Superbox for $20 if you want all of the games in one go.
- The original X: Beyond the Frontier for $3.
- The X-Tension standalone expansion for $3.
- X2: The Threat for $3.50.
- X3: Reunion for for $4.98.
- X3: Terran Conflict for for $7.48.
- X3: Gold, which includes Reunion and Terran Conflict, for $14.50.
If you have ANY interest in these games at all, the Superbox is the best value. I’ve played all of these, and I’ll be honest, I found them pretty dry, but if you’re looking for an economic simulator in which your office is a spaceship, these might do ya. :) Enjoy!
Arvoch Alliance (AA from now on) is the latest game from Star Wraith 3D Games, and the sequel to 2006’s Arvoch Conflict. I’ll admit right off the bat that I never played Arvoch Conflict…I was taking a break from video games at the time, if you can believe it. Regardless, this game is different from the Evochron games that the company has been pumping out the last few years in that AA is much more focused on combat, and much more linear. To that end, we’ll start our look at AA with a look at its training sessions.