Game Guides

Welcome to the game guidebook section of Shianra. You can find guides, play-throughs, and detailed information on a whole bunch of games here. All of the games available are listed here with links to their game guides and any blog posts about them. The menu to the right lets you jump to a particular game on this page.

Age of Decadence

Turn-based Strategy RPG; Single player

Blog Posts

The Age of Decadence: a low magic, post-apocalyptic world inspired by the Roman Empire
The Age of Decadence is under development, but still an amazing RPG. As you’ll find out, it’s all about manipulation with some deadly combat thrown in.

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Banished

Strategy; Single player

Blog Posts

Banished: An evolving world of citizens
Banished has been updated since I wrote about it and now the citizens of our towns behave more like they were originally intended. Here are the reasons why.
Banished: City-building with a focus on survival
Banished, a city-building game, where a group of travellers restart their lives in a new land with only the clothes on their backs and a cart of supplies.
Surviving on your own in Banished, part one: Villagers
The first few years in a game of Banished are the hardest to get through, and the main thing that requires careful management in order to succeed is the effective use of our most precious resource – the villagers.
Surviving on your own in Banished, part two: Resources
Once we have survived the first hurdle of getting into a Banished game – the first few years of play – we can focus on the finer elements, including population growth, the efficient gathering of resources, and trade.
Surviving on your own in Banished, part three: Resources update
We already know the basics of survival in Banished, but here are some tips on the gathering and management of resources that might help us out even further.
Banished: A game of hard starting conditions, part one
The tale of my fifty-year-long play-through of Banished with hard starting conditions begins here, from humble beginnings to the birth of a thriving town.
Banished: A game of hard starting conditions, part two
The tale of my fifty-year-long play-through of Banished with hard starting conditions continues as we expand our reach into the nearby lands.
Banished: An evolving world of citizens
Banished has been updated since I wrote about it and now the citizens of our towns behave more like they were originally intended. Here are the reasons why.

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Blackguards

Turn-based Strategy RPG; Single player

Game Guide

Blog Posts

Blackguards: A guide to character stats & combat rolls
A look into character stats, equipment, and the combat system in Blackguards, a turn-based role-playing game for the PC based on The Dark Eye RPG rules.

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Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
ブレイブリーデフォルト フライングフェアリー

Nintendo 3DS | Role-playing; Single-player

Game Guide

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Dungeons of Dredmor

RPG; Single player

Blog Posts

Dungeons of Dredmor
Dungeons of Dredmor is an awesome rogue-like with a whole lot of cool items and skills, plus a randomly generated dungeon full of crazy monsters.

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Fire Emblem: Awakening
ファイアーエムブレム 覚醒

Nintendo 3DS | Turn-based Strategy RPG; Single player, Multiplayer

Game Guide

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Coming soon)

RPG; Single player

Blog Posts

Kingdom Come: A realistic RPG set in medieval Europe
Kingdom Come, based on historical events and takes place in 15th century Europe. The year is 1403, and it is most certainly not the best of times.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
モンスターハンター3(トライ)G

Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U | Action RPG; Single player, Multiplayer

Blog Posts

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, part one
An in-depth guide to what Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, a Nintendo Wii U and 3DS game, is all about, and some advice on how to become a great hunter ourselves.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, part two
This time in my guide to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate we will be looking at the different weapons that are available and how damage is calculated.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, part three
This time in my guide to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate we will look at Weapon and Armour crafting, Armour Skills, and Weapon attacks which cannot be deflected.

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OpenTTD

Simulation; Single player, Multiplayer

Blog Posts

OpenTTD, part one: A history and the basics
Some history of the Transport Tycoon series, a basic outline of how to get started playing OpenTTD, and a brief look at the different in-game industries.
OpenTTD, part two: Economy and game mechanics
Part two of my OpenTTD mini-series continues with a look at the in-game economy and game mechanics.
OpenTTD, part three: Vehicles
This time we’ll be going over all the stats of the various vehicles and carriages in the game.

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Project Phoenix (Coming soon)

Real Time Strategy RPG; Single player

Blog Posts

Project Phoenix: The traditional JRPG, rebooted
It’s not expected to arrive until June 2015, but I would like to introduce you to Project Phoenix – a JRPG with squad based RTS game design.

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Wasteland 2

RPG; Single player

Blog Posts

Wasteland 2: Post-apocalyptic fun
I’ve been playing a bit too much Wasteland 2 recently and so, I’ve decided it’s time to provide some information about this awesome post-apocalyptic RPG.

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