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Hachette Games and Gigamic announced the upcoming tile placement game Akropolis will be coming to the US on July 1st 2022. "Construct the most prestigious Akropolis and develop cohesive districts for your citizens. As you create new buildings, you will expand your city - either spreading out or building up. The higher your stacks of tiles, the more valuable the buildings! Just make sure you don't run out of stone; it's a finite and valuable resource for every architect!" Gameplay Overview Take on the role of an architect and build your own akropolis in ancient Greece. Try to construct districts of similar buildings and stack them high to increase their value. Add plazas as multipliers for even more points! Each turn, choose an available tile and add it to your city. The further down the construction site the tile is, the more stone you'll need to pay to take it. Immediately add the tile to your city, either expanding outward or stacking higher. Once all tiles hav

Grifter #14 - Jumpers Review

Grifter #14 Review

Cover - 4/5

- Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue?

Art - 3/5

- Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance?

Color/Ink - 4/5

- Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening?

Layout - 3/5

- Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged?

Story - 3/5

- Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story arc? How well did the issue further develop the characters?


Verdict - 3.3

- What I think: Kinda sad when a cover gets that highest score of an issue. The are of the issue was just OK, nothing special and really didn't fit Grifter, and the Stormwatch characters, don't get me started on how bad Engineer looked. The entire issue jumps around and is really not easy to keep track of. Also most of the writing is done as Grifter's monologue, while okay at times, an issue that contains 90% monologue gets tedious. Then again the entire issue could have never been printed and you would miss nothing. It's a filler issue plain and simple. After Grifter escaped The Eye of the Storm he infected their computer systems. Soon he and Midnighter are caught up in an endless Jump sequence going from one location to another trying to kill each other. The final Jump puts Midnighter back on the Eye while out of spite the Eye sends Grifter to the Suicide Squad's base of operations. Hopefully the next issue is better and gives a fitting send off to the series. It's sad when DC knows they are canceling a series so many issue ahead of time and just does a disservice to their characters like this.

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