Edo Reviews: Pharaoh & Cleopatra (PC)

Pharaoh (and its expansion pack Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile) is a city-building game, and one of my top favorites, that was released on October 31, 1999, by Impressions Games and published by Sierra Studios for PC. It is an old school game that I grew up playing and still enjoy it as an adult today.

I'm always thrilled whenever the game starts up and the stirring Egyptian music instantly plays. The cinematic that precedes it shows aging signs of the technology of the '90s (I remember it being horribly blurry back then), but it is nostalgic and brings back good memories of me being a nerd over video games. If there's one thing I love most about this game aside from the city-building, it's the game's music. The immersive music sets the mood of Ancient Egypt, and I just absolutely enjoy it regardless of how many times I listen to it. Especially the piece that always makes me feel as if I'm in the midst of a festival of ancient times. I love it! Then there's the fascinating Egyptian buildings, the hilarious citizens you can interact with if you right-click on them, observing your city grow and function, and then the challenges that each level you enter presents as you keep your citizens fed, employed, healthy, and protected from diseases, disasters, and wars. All this keeps me coming back for more.

Christopher Tolkien, Son of J.R.R. Tolkien, Dies at 95

I wanted to take a moment of respite from work to honor a great man (just like his father), who passed away today at the age of 95-years-old: Christopher Tolkien. My heart is heavy. I have been a fan of not only his father J.R.R. Tolkien's world of Middle-Earth, but I have been a fan of Christopher spending most of his life honoring his father's legacy. There are even new books such as Beren and Lúthien or The Fall of Gondolin that I have yet to purchase for reading.

"Memory of a Kiss" Revision in Progress!

As a fellow colonist with a bitter taste for the American Revolutionary War, Marietta Lockhart believed that there was no shred of decency amongst the British Legion and their infamous, dashing Banastre Tarleton; however, not until Marietta's many unexpected encounters with Tarleton did she understand not all foes are truly terrible and an enemy.

Read here: Memory of a Kiss by Lorene A. Holderfield

Author's note: This is my 2nd full revision process with this novel (originally titled as Fruit of Forbidden Love). At some point, I intend to fully publish this both in physical format and as an E-book.