As is customary, I received some games from my partner over the Christmas holidays. And I've been steadily playing one of them day after day, because it's surprisingly really good.
I've mentioned before - several times, actually - that I'm a bit of a fan of Warhammer 40,000 games. I never had the space, time or money for proper tabletop Warhammer, but it's a fascinating environment to explore in video games.
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada was a game that I'd put on my Steam Wish List earlier this year, and I'd actually forgotten about it until my partner gifted it to me on Christmas Day. And I'm quite glad: according to those who stuck with the game since the beta, the time has done the game a world of good.
In short, the game is a series of real-time space battles that play out a little like naval warfare. Your ships have various weapons on the front and sides, and it's your job to constantly manage their firing arcs, movement and abilities. Those battles are then overlaid as part of a larger, turn-based war where you're trying to manage multiple star systems, preventing incursions and planets falling to the Eldar, Chaos and Orks.
There's a bit of a learning curve, and save scumming is highly recommended. But it's a fun tactical exercise, maneuvering your ships
Otherwise, I won't be knocking a whole lot off over the next few days since I'll be planning and packing for CES in Las Vegas. I'll be covering the technology show for Kotaku (and partly Gizmodo, too) next week, so stay tuned for that.
What games are you playing this weekend?