Might & Magic VI | Temple of Baa
This is an expansion of my main index that pertains to several different gaming genres where I did not have enough content to warrant their own page. This will be the last kind of these posts for quite some time as I can finally reduce my main index down to just linking out to other sub-indexes making it nice and clean.
Collective Card Games (Non-blockchain)
- Gwent The Witcher Card Game
- Legends Of Runeterra
- Magic The Gathering Arena
- The Elder Scrolls Legends
- Guild Of Gods
- Lost World
- New World
- Old School RuneScape
- Word of Warcraft
- Gas Station Simulator
- Jurassic World Evolution
- Plague Inc Evolved
- Prison Architect
- Viscera Cleanup Detail
- Conquest Of The New World
- Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
- RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition
- Satellite Reign
- The Escapists
- The Red Solstice
I use to be really into these when I was younger. Nowadays I just don’t have the time they take to fully get involved in them. If you are someone just looking to play one game for months or longer these kinds of games can be great. There is just so much on market these days I find that rather hard to do.
Recommend: Not anymore
Despite all my years of playing this game as a kid. I rarely talk about or even write about this game. I see it as a former life and I miss the real sense of community that was around the game that I’ve not come across in a gaming sense. At least to the degree, it was in that game.
My journey of starting over as a fresh noob with nothing but a group of friends while I dualbox being the healer and tank.
- EverQuest | A Chill Weekend In Mines Of Gloomingdeep
- EverQuest | Madness In Kurn’s Tower
- EverQuest | Blightfire Moors Part 1
- EverQuest | Blightfire Moors Part 2
- EverQuest | Lower Guk
- EverQuest | Goru'Kar Mesa
- EverQuest | The City Of Mist
- EverQuest | The Plane Of Hate
- EverQuest | Plane Of Innovation
Guild Of Gods
Guilds of Gods has a heavy focus on gathering resources and crafting with them. This is something I tend to enjoy in a game and Guilds of Gods has an interesting twist in how the player can go about doing so. This is great since the game has 23 different skills that you can level up as you control up to five adventurers that each has their separate skills.
- [Taking A Look At Guilds of Gods]https://enjargames.com/taking-a-look-at-guilds-of-gods)
That classic trope of riding along in a wagon I can only hope means I’m about to embark on quite the adventure. So far I have some mixed feelings about Lost Ark. It is an ARPG that was released back in 2019 that has just arrived in western and other markets.
New World is an MMO by amazon that I'll be playing a fair amount of over the next several months. This section will be updated over time with thoughts I have on the game, guides, and adventur4es i get up to.
Old School RuneScape
As someone who did not grow up playing this game at all, I felt it was finally time to see what all the fuss was about. While quite time-consuming I have enjoyed what little I have done in the game so far. I played it as a f2p and never moved beyond that. The game requires a little more time than I’m willing to put in these days.
Word of Warcraft
Recommend: Maybe Classic but I’ve not played
Another game I had plans to go crazy on content creation over. Thanks to what I felt was rather lackluster after playing it for a while I moved onto other games. My main joy for whatever reason for a game like WoW is the gold making. There was so little thrill in that department I have not since looked back to see how that going for the game.
I have always loved the add-on created a community for this game and the developer’s acceptance of it within reason. So many games out there would instantly ban you for any of those add-ons!
The motto for this expansion might as well been -- been there done that.
While I’m not a gold farmer I do take joy in farming and acquiring the gold. One of the few reasons I even wanted to play the game again in the first place. It was a big letdown.
I at least had some fun while it lasted in the first couple of weeks farming and selling items on the auction house.
Never been a big fan of these games. Some games in this genre seem to come with almost yearly releases that don’t always add much from the last one. The two I’ve liked are a bit different from normal. While they can still be somewhat mundane with the tasks at hand sometimes that is the whole point.
Gas Station Simulator
Pump gas, fix cars, and try and keep the place clean.
Jurassic World Evolution
I have such fond memories of playing Dinopark Tycoon as a kid and while this does not quite live up to it. There is still lots of fun to be had like letting the Rex escape and partake in the guests for the evening. There is also the joy of breeding your dinosaurs and messing with their DNA to give them that extra spark in the eye of fear.
Plague Inc Evolved
A terrifyingly good time ends the world simulator game for those who are not a germaphobe. These kinds of things do creep me out a bit just how easy it is to keep a pathogen non-lethal being accepted in with open border, shipping lanes, and flights. Spreading in the shadows till it’s time to unleash Armageddon on your simulated word and end it.
Prison Architect is a simulation strategy game where the player manages and builds a prison. You get to manage just about every aspect of sleeping, rehabilitation programs, guard patrol, and so on. Along the way, you are trying to manage the books by keeping costs low but not so low or you end up getting a riot to deal with.
Viscera Cleanup Detail
If you are extremely OCD about getting every little splatter spot, wrapper, and bullet this game can sure suck you in. It is one of the stranger games I’ve owned. For whatever reason, it’s just a relaxing gore-filled good time. With blood splatter, all the walls and messages were written on the floor. There is also something twistedly satisficing about using the incinerator to dispose of the evidence.
Collective Card Games (Non-blockchain)
I grew up playing physical collective card games like MTG and enjoying the social and environment that comes with them. It’s great to start seeing a lot more digital in this space.
While several blockchain games are also CCG I’ve placed them under blockchain since they are a bit different and not as straight forward to get started as more traditional games in this space are.
Gwent The Witcher Card Game
For those who played Gwent as the mini-game in the Witcher 3 you are in luck, they made a full card game out of it. It’s a bit different than most with two lanes for combat. Along with leaders having their skills that decks are made around. The best part is it’s free to play unless you want to buy some card packs and other stuff. They are always adding new content with quite a few systems that make logging in daily a fun way to keep coming back for more.
Legends Of Runeterra
Recommend: Yes, this game is still in beta
Legends of Runeterra is a DCCG that is f2p currently in open beta. They have some interesting game mechanics to try and pull off what players in card games have always wanted. Meanwhile, trying to create a fairer way for people to buy the cards they want; instead of, buying booster packs with random hopes of gambling to get the cards they want.
Magic The Gathering Arena
MTG itself is quite an older and more established game card game with Arena being an online version of it. I check out many of the features from playing to how a player can acquire digital cards. The game is quite deep and I’ve only scratched the surface of it. I may consider writing more content about this game in the future. It has a lot of amazing prospects for that.
I start by taking a look at the basics of the game. I played for a couple of days but wanted to give my honest thoughts on it before diving deeper into a longer period.
I round up my content by sharing my experience of being a free to play player over a long period. I had quite a blast and it renewed my enjoyment of a childhood classic for me.
I use to be really into collecting physical cards for games like Magic The Gathering and Pokémon. Those were the good old days without much care in the world.
The Elder Scrolls Legends
A collective card game based around the lore and world of Elder Scrolls. I wished they had gone further with this one I think it could have been bigger than it was. Still, quite a fun game to play with a two-lane system and some other stuff that makes it stand out in this genre. While you can start playing for free you need to earn or buy all the DLC and other content in the game. The DLC themselves have a bit of a lore flare to them while they tell a narrative as you play through different matches and earn new cards.
There is nothing like plotting the perfect plan and defeating one's foe. Even better if you are forced to adapt and change to any incoming challenges. I don’t play these games as much as I’d like to.
Conquest Of The New World
If you know about the red disk than you know.
This game was inspired by Wargames and the graphics sure give you that vibe. Sometimes keeping things simple allows a game staying powering and aging from a game mechanics standpoint. Not a very hard game to learn and it’s decently fast to play a game as well. All in all, I would use nukes again!
Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
While in the modern day of gaming a title like this is considered long dead and forgotten it’s still playable for the most part. Along with bringing some nostalgia and fun to an afternoon!
I often wonder how games like these hold up after a significate amount of time has passed. This game was for a while a big fun factor in my life.
Mindustry is a tower defense game where the player gathers resources, builds up his industry, and defends off waves of attacking robots. In the process, the player decides at certain wave intervals if they wish to escape with what they have stocked piled or keep going.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition
It has been quite a long time since I’ve played a RollerCoaster Tycoon title. This is a bit of an older game from 2004 that has been remastered and hence the complete edition in its name.
The Red Solstice
Many times I explored different kinds of content presentation and process. This one I wanted to look into the free game they have for a limited time over on humblebundle. Where I would play the game for 5-10 hours and then write a first impression review while still having enough time left over for people to find my review and get the game themselves. It was exhausting and I never attempted to do it again since it was something like a 72-hour offer.
A cyberpunk style game where you control character and use them to get into facilities to overthrow the corrupt system. I take a look at the different characters you get to control, the map, missions, gear, and other stuff.
A couple of my childhood years were spent playing this game. I go back in the past for a blast of nostalgia. I relived playing the campaign, dominating with carriers, and remembering my favorite maps. The best thing is the older version is now free to play as well since they want people to buy the remastered version. This is nice not having to buy the game yet again I’ve scratched the CD a couple of times over the years. The Korean servers are still packed as if time never moved forward!
The Escapists is a game about escaping out of a series of prisons. You could be an outstanding remodel inmate that never misses an attendance roll call or someone who does not play by any of the rules that are endlessly getting put into the hole. Either way sooner or late you have hatched a grand escape and only time will tell if you are successful.
Uplink a classic with many wishing there was a sequel that never happened. This was a fun one to go down nostalgia lane again and replay. You don’t need a lot of time or even a powerful computer to just jump in and have Hollywood type hacking simulator fun in this game.
Screenshots were taken and content written by @enjar. Screenshots are from their represented games noted by the header of each game and further linked to in the actual article themselves.