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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

Review: Planetoid #1

Planetoid #1 Cover

Stranded


Solicit


Silas, an ex-soldier turned space pirate, finds himself stranded on a mysterious planet in alien territory. As he explores the long-abandoned industrial ruins of the planet's surface he will have to fend off rogue mechanical creatures, roving cyborg militias, and a hostile alien military with a bounty on his head. Silas will have to rely on resourcefulness and bare-bones survival tactics in order to stay alive and ultimately unlock the secrets of a planet where survival is a luxury and escape an impossibility.

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See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic


Cover & Solicit 4/5


The cover for this issue was nice. You see Silas with what looks to be a robotic construct. The art on the cover is done by Ken Garing who is also the artist and writer for the book. While you don't get to see the behemoth in this issue, hopefully we get to in future issues.

Art, Colors & Inking 3/5


The art for the issue is just OK. It has a gritty feel to it and feels unpolished. This might be what Ken is going for but it's not my favorite. There were also times where the coloring was too dark and it made it hard to tell what was going on.

Layout & Flow 5/5


The book does a good job of getting you immersed in this new world. From the start you get pulled in and see the world thru Silas' eyes. I also liked the addition of the A.I. it provided a bit of story outside of just plain monologue of one character.

Story 4/5


The plot of the issue starts with Silas being dragged down to a desolate planet due to it's high gravity. It turns out the planet was an old mining facility and now pulls and forms itself from space junk. We find Silas trying to get his bearing and learning how inhospitable the planet is as he is attacked by a cybernetic worm. Silas is saved by another inhabitant of the planet and learns there is no way off. We are treated to a little back-story of who Silas is and what makes him tick. I enjoyed this issue and can't wait to read the next.

Verdict 3.9



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