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New Article at Reaxxion:Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension Will Kill Your Social Life”

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I pen a love letter to this wonderfully designed turn-based strategy game in my newest Reaxxion column:

Just about everything about Dominions 4 is designed to repel the casual gamer. When you first boot the game up, you’re treated to a main menu panning over a barren fantasy landscape while medieval Celtic flutes pipe away in the background. The game’s 3D graphics are cutting-edge for 1997, featuring ugly, low-res textures and units that are nothing more than 2D sprites. When you’re not watching crudely-drawn mages waving their hippie sticks at each other, you’ll be staring at the overview screen, which looks like a hand-drawn map from a paper-and-pen RPG.

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