The last couple of years have seen a much braver Paradox. Like a nerdy Swedish caterpillar, they’ve emerged from their chrysalis as a beautiful and multifaceted butterfly of games publishing, still your one-stop-shop for mind-bogglingly complex historical simulations but now also flitting distractedly between genres, pausing just long enough to suck a little nectar before moving on.
Do butterflies actually do that? I have no idea. So instead, let’s talk about the tautology that is Ancient Space. A single-player RTS that tells the tale of the crew of the Ulysses II, a star cruiser that ventures into an area of the galaxy known as the Black Zone in search of a previous scientific expedition, and a species of semi-legendary space whales. Along the way, unsurprisingly, you’re beset by pirates, aliens and just about anyone else and his cybernetically-enhanced dog. [More]