Matthew Sawrey

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Battling for Arrakis: The Building of a Dynasty

“Whoever controls Dune controls the Spice” announced the narrator in the opening cutscene of Westwood Studio’s seminal 1992 strategy title, Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (or The Battle for Arrakis as it was re-named in Europe). Playing Dune II it soon becomes apparent that the inverse of this opening statement is also true, as gameplay revolves around an economic system in which the harvesting of Spice is the only means of acquiring credits necessary for purchasing units. In fact, whoever controls the Spice controls Dune.

Read on over at Thunderboltgames.


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This entry was posted on August 1, 2012 by in Articles and tagged , , , , , , , .
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