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Michael Baker

Michael Baker

Michael Baker

Michael Baker has played video games for as long as he can remember. If you asked him how many games he owns, the answer he’ll give you is ‘probably too many.’ Alongside his passion for storytelling and worldbuilding, Michael is an avid history buff and cartographer, bringing his fantasy world and others from the mind onto paper reality. He has also worked on several role-playing games from the Spellforce 3 franchise as a writer, QA tester and narrative designer.

REVIEW: Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader Impressions

Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader is an upcoming CRPG developed by Owlcat Games. After achieving considerable success with their previous titles Pathfinder Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, Owlcat Games are taking a crack...

REVIEW: Wartales

Wartales is a gritty, turn-based RPG developed and published by Shiro Games. Originally launching in Early Access, it became a full release in April of this year. I’m a gigantic sucker for tactical sims,...

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Review: Darktide

Warhammer 40,000. One of the biggest franchises in the world, there are more Warhammer video games out there than hot dinners. Some great ones are out there, including Mechanicus, Dawn of War 1 and...

An interview with Jake Donkersgoed, creator of The Doors of Trithius

It’s been a slow few months for me, but it’s time I change that. Today, I bring you a first for Grimdark Magazine: game developer interviews! Today, I bring an interview with game developer...

REVIEW: Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries

Sometimes, games don’t have to be mind-blowing to be enjoyable. Video games can have severe flaws holding them back, yet I’ve played plenty of games over the last few years that I enjoyed more...

REVIEW: Mech Armada

I’ve always appreciated the Early Access program for gaming, even if it has some problems attached to it. Sure, people may not like the idea of paying for an incomplete, in-development product, but I...

REVIEW: Kenshi

This is my debut to Grimdark Magazine! Michael here, and I’ve been brought in as the gaming guru. I might print that on a T-Shirt someday. My first article covers a fantastic indie game...