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Naval War: Arctic Circle Preview

Strategy games take a lot of their style from comic-book violence and flashy, Hollywood-trademarked explosions to immerse you in whatever conflict they call home turf. Tanks flail around and fire madly at unprotected soldiers with little to no effect and air-vehicles dominate, even as they go down under a barrage of missiles that only fire upwards. This styling is important for a number of reasons, not least of which is balance. But the most obvious of this is to make you – the player – see exactly what your random clicking accomplishes; lots of big explosions and a feeling of…

Supreme Ruler: Cold War

Okay. Guys. Strategy game developers. Enough of this, now. The conspicuous lack of a clear, concise tutorial was just about tolerable in the last Men of War expansion because it was only ever necessary to manage one battlefield; Supreme Ruler: Cold War, however, is happy to dump you as the leader of one of the world’s two great post-WW2 nuclear superpowers and leave you in charge of running a country for the next forty years without so much as a “Hello sir, try to avoid pressing that red button”. It’s truly amazing how many economic, military and social systems BattleGoat…