The PC Gaming E3 show this year is chock full of good stuff so far. Along with heaps of wonderful looking indie games and a few more details on games like Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, we've also been shown some more footage from Age of Wonders: Planetfall. The upcoming 4X game is all about surviving after a horrifying catastrophe by doing things like equipping dinosaurs with lasers.
If it seems like that's probably a little farfetched then have we got news for you, the entire game seems to be revelling in its absurdity. Along with the usual line of upgrades like stronger armor and orbital laser cannons you can also unlock the ability to release hordes of brain-eating parasites. one of the win cons even involves splitting space-time itself, which is a weird but very impressive flex.
Given that the 4X genre can sometimes feel a little bit too straight-laced, this off-the-wall take could well be a very refreshing experience indeed. After all, the world is already very serious, sometimes you just want to relax with a party of cyborg zombies.
The good news is that you can start your own weird version of strategy when the game releases on August 5th this year. The bad news is that if you can split time itself then your enemies probably can as well. What could possibly go wrong?
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