Port Royale 4 is a beautiful simulation that makes complex trading strategies seem easy. Although the accumulation of money almost happens by itself, the urge to try out more and more differentiated trade routes and to ensure the economic upswing of one’s own nation remains and provides long-term motivation.
Genshin Impact is an open-world role-playing game, in which you as one of umpteen possible characters explore a huge fantasy world. Who gets promptly allergy rashes with Anime clichés, may be deterred by the optics, but the first voices are itself united: The thing is also in the far genre comparison a rather fun affair.
Set in the world of League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra is the strategy card game where skill, creativity, and cleverness determine your success. The creators (Riot) of League of Legends rely on a remarkable Free2Play system in the battle of trading card games, but they are also convincing in this review.
With Hades, the indie developers serve up motivational rogue-lite action that will keep you entertained for hours with lots of style, great characters, cool upgrades and clever storyline. Hades is a one-of-a-kind rogue-lite that does a brilliant job of marrying its fast-paced action with its persistent, progressing story through a vividly reimagined Greek mythological underworld.
Wasteland 3 transports you to a contaminated North America in the 22nd century. The knowledge of the two previous games makes the new RPG with turn-based battles even more entertaining, but it is not absolutely necessary. You take control of a squad of Desert Rangers who are badly decimated after the spectacular end of Part 2 and are looking for new allies in other US states. An offer from freezing cold Colorado sounds too good to be true. Saul Buchanan called “The Patriarch”, controls large parts of the country from Colorada Springs. This self-proclaimed ruler offers the rangers equipment, food and support. The only condition: The Rangers are to bring the three children of the Patriarch to reason, with whom Buchanan is in dispute.
With Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft creates the trick of giving us as PC gamers a good feeling before we even start the hacker adventure. Because already during the installation we are asked if we want to install the High-Res-Pack, which implements especially high on solved textures, in addition to the main program.
Overall Crusader Kings 3 presents itself as a finished game. The feature set is larger than in the release of the predecessor, all mechanics work and are by and large quite well balanced – although resourceful players will surely find the one or other exploit, which will never be completely avoided in such a complex simulation. The developers do a clean job with Crusader Kings 3.