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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: The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #12

The Transformers More than Meets the Eye #12 Cover

Before & After


Solicit


AUTOBOTS VERSUS DECEPTICONS! The crew of the Lost Light confronts a band of rogue DECEPTICONS-with terrible consequences. As an AUTOBOT slips closer to death, a single decision sets in motion a chain of events that might just spell the end for RODIMUS and his band of travelers.

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Review


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


Cover & Solicit 4/5


Overall I like the cover for this issue, it does portray some of the events from the issue if not exact. On the main cover we have Tailgate and a Decepticon bomb, yet in the issue he's trying to disarm it at a factory. The variant covers are also nice and the Retail Incentive cover is a homage to the Beetles Sgt. Pepper Album Cover.

Art, Colors & Inking 4/5


This issue we have shared duties with Alex Milne and Brenden Cahill on art. I'd have to say I wasn't as disappointed in the art as I have been in past issue. While again not my favorite style for The Transformers it was very clean and easy to distinguish the events taking place. The colors also worked well in this issue.

Layout & Flow 3/5


The two issues I had with the flow of the book were the amount of text and the time jumping. I understand James Roberts wants to tell a story, but at times the amount of text outweighed the art. This is a comic not a novel. This has been a problem with the whole series so far. The problem with the time jumps is it gets a little confusing at times and disrupts the reading a little until you catch back up. They used a negative minute positive minute structure to help you determine where you were in the story.

Story 4/5


This issue revolves around the friendship of Rewind and Chromedome. We first find the Autobots of the Lost Light in a transport to a planet after reports of Decepticon activity. We then bounce around between times as we see the aftermath of the battle and Rewind being severely injured. This issue also gives some back story to Rewind and helps develop his character and how he and Chromedome came out best buds. I actually felt the way the issue was written they could actually be lovers rather than friends, but the issue says best friends. We also get to see Cyclonus battle his fellow Decepticons. It seems like his time with the Autobots may have taught him some honor and we get a shocking reveal at the end of the issue. I'm glad where this story arc is heading, I really didn't care for Shadowplay and I'm glad to see us back on mission with the Lost Light.

Verdict 3.9



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