You ever have one of those days where you wake up, get going with doing things, then look at the clock and are like, "Whoah! It's already 7pm!! How'd that happen!?!" Yeah, that was my yesterday. I woke the same as any other day except a voice was in my head... Ok, no voices in my head, but I did get started on various things, then realized that goddamn, it was late! So you didn't get your reviews yesterday. So I'm making up for it by posting them early today. Don't worry, this won't become a regular thing.
Anyway, today we have: Elder Sign: Omens of the Pharaoh, Zombicide: Green Horde, Batman: Gotham City Chronicles, Listit, Draconis Invasion, Dice Throne, Palm Island, City of Gears, Stuffed Fables, Pandemic: Rising Tide, V-Commandos: Secret Weapons, Planet of the Apes, Indian Summer, When I Dream, and Gaia Project.
Pandemic: Rising Tide
The Netherlands are in a unique situation wherein most of the country is beneath sea level. This has been helpful, as the country, when under attack, can open up their system of dams and levees and flood regions. But what happens when those systems start failing and there's no approaching army to defend from? It's up to the country's engineers to fix it before everyone's left not-so-high and not-so-dry. That's what's happening on Pandemic: Rising Tide. You've read the rulebook. Now you can get a copy for yourself, as it's available now.
Being an informed consumer is important. You don't want to know what you're getting when you buy something. That's why I love when companies put their rulebooks up online. Pandemic: Rising Tide is a whole new twist on the Pandemic theme. You're not trying to stop various diseases from spreading. You're trying to make sure that the Netherlands don't flood. Want to know how that'll work? Go read all about it.
Having your country below sea level can possibly cause some issues unless you've got a really good levee, lock, and dam system. Well, the Netherlands is below sea level. And they've got a pretty good system going for them. But what if those systems start to fail? It'll take a lot more than just sticking your finger in a leak to save the country. So that's what you'll be doing in Pandemic: Rising Tide. In this preview, get a look at the different roles you can play in the game.
Floods. They're a problem that's been facing humanity essentially since the first group of huts were set too close to a rising stream. In The Netherlands, there's a whole series of levees, reservoirs, and pumping stations that keeps the country dry. Well, when those start to fail, simply sticking your finger in the dam won't be enough. Working against the flood is what you'll be doing in Pandemic: Rising Tide.