Hardspace Shipbreaker falls under the category of a game that essentially emulates a job that would be horrible in real life, but is for some reason fun to play. As a kid, adults could not fathom why I was playing Harvest Moon, a game about growing crops and taking care of farm animals. I had no explanation to give in return. I sometimes feel that way about Shipbreaker as well, and it’s literally my job to explain why I enjoy games.
Decades ago Pokemon may have ruled the schoolyard roost as the king of pocket monsters, but it was far from the only one. Just because something is popular, doesn’t always mean it’s the best, it usually just means it has the best marketing.
Team Fight Manager is a wholesome take on the E-sports scene that puts you in the role of coaching a team in an arena-style hero game. I say wholesome because none of the toxicity or drama that follows titles such as Overwatch or League of Legends is present in Team Fight Manager. Even the streamer chat is hilariously polite when your players stream during downtime. The game focuses more on the mechanics than the drama, and that’s probably for the best.
Cartel Tycoon is a management sim about ruling your very own kingdom of illegal substances. Reviewing the game is going to require me to use a lot of words that are likely to land me on an FBI watch list. All I have to say is, I hope whatever agent gets assigned to me really enjoys seeing tons of dirty Redacted. Hey, We all have our kinks.