I love the Homeworld franchise. Something about watching a Destroyer unleash a barrage of missiles while squadrons of fighters and frigates buzz around like righteously pissed off hornets is mesmerizing. So I was nervous when Deserts of Kharak was revealed because there was no space to speak of. Everything was on the ground.

Thankfully, Homeworld works just as well on the ground as it did in space. The game looks great, the giant chess match that has always existed in the franchise is there, and new strategies like seizing the high ground and using terrain add an interesting twist. I regret not getting to spend more time with the game and getting to dig deeper into the story. Thanks for bringing space to the ground, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.

Games of 2016

Throughout January, the Games of 2016 will lead the way towards The 2016 Grimmys - Horrible Night's Games of the Year Awards.