John Markley

About John Markley

John Markley John is a gamer from Illinois who has been playing video games since encountering Galaga on his cousin’s Atari 2600. His favorite gaming memories include Final Fantasy III, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade, Planescape: Torment, Persona 3 and 4, the Infamous series, and the time a series of “friendly fire” incidents while playing NES brawler River City Ransom with his cousin escalated into an actual fistfight.



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American Civil War Review

by John Markley

American Civil War is a historical military strategy game about the eponymous conflict from DK Simulations, putting you in command


Solarmax 2

by John Markley

Solarmax 2 is a real-time interstellar warfare strategy game from Nico Tuason. It offers a simple and very streamlined, but


Pacific Fleet Review

by John Markley

Pacific Fleet is a strategy game of Second World War naval combat. It’s less than it first appears to be


Ultimate Stick Fight Review

by John Markley

  Ultimate Stick Fight is a side-scrolling beat-em up from Dragon Nest Studio. It combines classic button-mashing action in the


Spaceward Ho! Review

by John Markley

Spaceward Ho! is a very old name in the turn-based interstellar empire strategy genre, born when the building blocks of



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