PREVIEWSPillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
Yesterday, while cleaning up my media center, I found my copy of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, which I bought sometime before Christmas last year. I had been pretty excited about this game pre-release, what with it being the first "traditional", albeit shorter than usual,...
In Totems, players place carved animal pieces (totems) on the map in order to claim territories. With each turn, players place matching totems on adjacent territories to expand occupancy and control of the map. The player who conquers the most territories when the map is full, wins! The character totems, the changing colors of the territories, the variety of the maps, and the cleverness of opponents all conspire to make each turn a fun and interesting challenge.