The biggest complaint one can make about Legion is that it does so many things so well that it serves to remind you that World of Warcraft is now a mosaic of more than a decade’s worth of different design principles. Cataclysm revamped the entire vanilla WoW experience, but players who want to roll alts or start WoW for the first time (and experience it in its entirety) have to play through Burning Crusade and Lich King content, which just aren’t half as smartly designed as WoW in its current incarnation. Blizzard keeps getting better at what it does; six expansions in, it shouldn’t feel like a chore to get to the game’s best content–but it does.
The Morning News – The 2005 Good Gift Games, by Matthew Baldwin:
Ingenious is also one of those rare multi-player games that plays great with just two, making it suitable for almost any occasion, no Caribbean airfare required.
Quite neato cool thing seen on Jeff Yen’s blog. The SG Skyline in Civ IV:
Walking along the paved Roman road, you’ll reach the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The White House is beside it. The buildings above the WH are, from left to right, Singapore Land Tower, Maybank Tower, OUB Centre, UOB Plaza 1 and 2 (separated by the road), and OCBC Centre. The real life view is here. Way cool! 🙂