My friends wouldn’t be surprised if I rushed up to them, shook them violently and exclaimed “OMG RUSE is the best game EVAR!” I’m Alex the Producer of the Way of the Game podcast. I’ve gone on the record as saying Endwar is my second-favorite game of ALL TIME. I’ve written a series on the tactics involved in Solium Infernum. Slow, plodding, strategic warfare is my thing.
The fact that I’ve been waiting for RUSE a long time is well known. Regular listeners will know my family pre-ordered the game for me for Christmas, back when it was assumed it was going to come out in March. It’s now September, and I cheerfully purchased the game with avaricious glee from my friendly neighborhood Gamestop when the pre-order got messed up.
So be aware this review has to be taken with a grain of salt. It comes from a guy with a definite predilection for this type of game, one that requires forethought and strategy rather than simply assembling your horde quicker than your enemy and smashing their base.
Now that I’ve provided enough caveats, I can now repeat my thesis statement with wide-eyed, flailing-armed excitement. OMG RUSE is the best game EVAR.
Allow me to explain what I’ve learned in my first few hours with the game. Read more »