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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

IMG Reviews Combat Mission BFN: Commonwealth Forces
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of's Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy - Commonwealth Forces. The first module for the Battle for Normandy features all new units from the UK, Canadian, and Polish Free Forces, as well as new scenarios, QuickBattle maps, and two new campaigns.

Here's an excerpt:

This is the sort of detail Combat Mission is known for and hardcore WWII gamers devour and makes creating just the scenario you want even easier than ever. And despite the wealth of new scenarios and campaigns, itís those who make their own battles and campaigns who will probably most appreciate the tremendous variety available through this new expansion. Either using the Quick Battle method or the Scenario editor, you can now get just the mix of forces you want, as long as itís historically accurate. Do you want to see how some Canadian Fireflies will match up against some Panthers? Well first you have to decide whether you want to face Panther A, D or G, and then early, mid or late variants. If that sentence makes you start drooling you should get this expansion now. If it leaves you scratching your head, youíll have to decide from the rest of this review.
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IMG Review: CMBFN - Commonwealth Forces
Combat Mission BFN: Commonwealth Forces
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The Weapons Of Drox Operative
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Soldak Entertainment has published more new information about features in the upcoming Drox Operative starship action RPG. The update this time offers details about the various kinds of weapons players will be able to install on their ships. Drox Operative will put players in the role of an elite starship captain and will feature warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic and evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer.

Ballistic weapons fire a small, physical object at very high speeds (think railgun). Beam weapons fire some kind of particle beam (like a laser). Bomb weapons launch a bomb directly to the specified point in space and explodes. Doomsday weapons are massive, one use weapons which are explained more here. EM weapons fire an electromagnetic pulse of various sorts that damages and causes lingering problems. Fighter bays launch fighters of course. Freezer weapons do damage, but at the same time are designed to impact the movement of the enemy in some way. Mine weapons launch mines. While mines lack enemy tracking, they makes up for it with power. Missile weapons fires missiles that track their targets. Virus weapons use various particle beams to do damage, but also upload a virus to disrupt the enemy's systems. Then there are various other weapons that don't fit into any category very well, things like Lightning Fields, Hellfire, and Big Bang.

All of these weapons types have different damage, speeds, and ranges like usual. Missiles do a lot of damage and have great range, but are slow. Beam weapons are fast, but they're not as powerful and their damage diminishes as the distance to the target increases. EM and virus weapons do less damage, but they also have powerful debuffs. Mines and bombs do a lot of damage because they forgo tracking for pure explosive power.

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Drox Operative Weapons
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Drox Operative
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Spirits Now At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story has increased its roster of game titles available for download and purchase with the addition of Spaces of Play's Spirits. The unique action puzzler challenges players to guide spirits through each of the game's 42 levels without directly controlling them.

Autumn is coming. Leaves fall, and spirits rise from the fallen leaves to begin their journey home. You must guide them, without direct control, by changing how the wind blows or by rebuilding the ground. Each spirit can be sacrificed to perform one of four actions - build a bridge of leaves, create a blowing cloud, dig tunnels, or block wind currents in an area. Use your actions wisely or you will run out of spirits. In each level it's up to you to find your own creative solution on how to get the spirits to the goal.


  • All 42 levels completely redrawn by hand for the Mac version
  • Hi-res graphics that adapt to any resolution up to 2560x1440 pixels
  • New Fast Forward feature and glow effect
  • Online world ranks for each individual level
  • Share solutions of completed levels via Twitter
  • Multi-touch trackpad support
  • Native fullscreen mode in OS X Lion
Spirits is available now for $ 9.99 (USD).

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IMG Reviews Richie The Gnome: Treasure Hunter
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a review of Richie The Gnome: Treasure Hunter from Adore Games. The underground maze exploration title challenges players to search for stolen treasure while avoiding all manner of traps and monsters.

Here's an excerpt:

The game does look reasonably good, however. It's nothing that special, but the animations flow together well, the tiles are pretty clean, and the particle effect for when you're high on shrooms works quite well. The backgrounds are a little plain, but there is a good variety in tilesets. It'd just be nice if there were more moving parts to look at.

The sound and music hit a similar note. The sound effects were minimalistic, but hit all the required impacts, noises, and simple tones. There weren't many things in the game to make noise, however, so it's at least understandable why there weren't that many sounds in total.

Read more at the link below.

IMG Review: Richie The Gnome - Treasure Hunter
Richie The Gnome: Treasure Hunter

Mac Games News for Monday, April 16, 2012

Azkend 2: The World Beneath Available From Macgamestore6:00 AM
IMG Reviews Dungeon Defenders6:00 AM
Jeff Vogel Discusses His Return To Avernum6:00 AM
Krater Coming To Macs In July6:00 AM
MacGameCasts 17 & 18 Now Available6:00 AM
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