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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

Imagination Centre Reviews @DCComics Batman #26


Here is today's Guest Reviews by John McCubbin from Imagination Centre for DC's Batman #26. I have also added my rating after each review. If you have any questions about my rating or want to discuss anything just leave me a comment.


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


Batman #26 - Zero Year: Dark City, Part Three


ZERO YEAR continues! With Gotham City thrown into total chaos by The Riddler, Batman and Jim Gordon must learn to work together! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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Dark City


Scott Snyder would continue from this cliffhanger brilliantly, though the issue itself was still lacking in areas, not being as exciting or explosive as the storyline was during the first part. Snyder did however do a great job of building up yet more hype and suspense in this issue, utilising one of Batman’s oldest villains, Doctor Death in an outstanding way. I also loved how Snyder answered the puzzling questions that last issue asked, whilst also showing a more intense side to the relationship between Bruce and Jim Gordon. It did however overall have too much set-up throughout the issue, which ultimately made it a little bit slower.

The artwork from Greg Capullo was however astonishing as usual, and was easily one of the best things about this issue. I loved the layout of Capullo’s art, as well as the immense detail that he adds, making this story feel all the more intense and suspenseful. I am however still not a huge fan of the change to Bruce’s look, as although it gives something a little more distinguishing for this younger Caped Crusader, it just doesn’t look right to me. This however is only personal taste, and nothing against Capullo’s art, as his work on Doctor Death and the action would more than make up for this minor annoyance.

Read the rest of John McCubin's Review on Imagination Centre

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Cover & Solicit - 3
Art, Colors & Inking - 4
Layout & Flow - 5
Story - 4
Verdict - 4 (8/10) - 
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John McCubbin is a blogger at http://imaginationcentre.blogspot.co.uk/ and a comic book reviewer at Comic Vine. The use of this review has been authorized by the original author.

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