Category Archives: PC Games

This category is for PC games. This includes titles released directly for the console, as well as those ported to the PC from other platforms. The reviews are listed in chronological order, and if you’re looking for a particular title please use the search bar at the top of the screen.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our reviews, be sure to message us on our contact page or email the author and we’ll be more than happy to discuss our viewpoints.

It should also be pointed out that this area doubles as an archive, so reviews may go back quite a bit.

Haven Review: World of Diving

First up is our disclaimer.  We got this game because we wanted to review it, and as such all views in this article our are own. No money has been exchanged for this review.diving

Out of all the games I have played that are simulation based I think World of Diving holds a special place for me. It is a diving simulation game where you can free dive into ship wrecks and explore the ocean floor. As well as lakes and various other places but more than that.world_of_diving_steam_early_access_screenshot_06

It can connect people from around the world who enjoy diving. But more over I think its applications in the field of medicine is better. You see one of my parents has a medical condition where as they cannot go diving anymore as the pressure from diving would kill them.

As such it is nice to have a way for us to go free diving as a family without needing to leave the house. Although you can still get wet by pouring water into a kiddie pool and sitting in it as you play. selfie610

Honestly, I think this game is one of the best and I have been taken back by the level of detail found in it. The graphics, the audio and just how it plays overall is simply amazing.
Do I recommend you check out the game? If you are a fan of diving and can’t go diving anymore or if you just want to explore the ocean without getting your feet wet than this would be the game for you.

-Daniel Clatworthy-

Haven Review: Gear City

Gear-CityFirst up is our disclaimer.  We received this game for review purposes only and as such
all views in this article our are own. No monies have been tendered for this review.

Gear City is an interesting name for this international tycoon simulator. It could easily have been called “Gear Planet”. The object is to start off in the year 1900 as the CEO of a small upstart auto manufacturing company. As the decades of the 20th century progress, your goal is to make it to the year 2010 as the world’s leading car company.

screenshot-30-600x300As boss, you spend most of the time in your office, managing the day-to-day happenings of a car business, and actually this could be any business. You create ledgers, as well as manage income and expenses. You build factories worldwide and hire people to run them. You must also train your factory managers in the intricacies of project management and deadlines.Gear-City-4There is also an interesting part of the game where you can get your hands dirty working with blueprints and actually build the bodies of the cars themselves. Now in the early 1900s, body styles are very simple. But you still have to position headlamps, doorhandles, etc. correctly…which is kind of an odd thing to do, considering you’re the CEO of the company. Usually someone else does that. As the century rolls on however, designs get more complex and so do your business decisions.screenshot-56Worldwide, you have competition. Other car companies are building models, seeking out demographics and trying to make their product cost-effective, just as you’re trying to do in your home city. This makes the game both incredibly challenging and brutally realistic. With so much going, you’re certain to gain much respect for those fearless leaders of industry. If you’ve played any medieval rulership games, then you already know what’s expected of you!

Gear-City-0All in all, is this game worth checking out? Indeed, Yes. I have always had a penchant for these types of sims, and this game is among the best. There are a couple of elements that could be improved, however:

1. The game does not allow you to play as characters other than the boss. It would be great to take the role of middle-level manager, or perhaps conveyor belt worker striving to impress their superiors and work their way up the corporate ladder. In this regard, Gear City could look to Crusader Kings II and other giants of the genre for advice.

2. As of this review, there is no multiplayer option. All your opponents are AI controlled. While it’s a great challenge to allow these competitors, the game does become exponentially slower with each added AI. To be fair, the developer has stated that multiplayer may be added in the future.

If you like cars or business sims in general, you’re sure to like Gear City. Happy motoring!

-Chris Roberts-

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