Author: Josh Tolentino

This Is Not A Review: Perfect

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: Perfect, developed and published by nDreams and tested on PSVR.


Aragami Review

Mork of the Ninja

aragami

HIGH Old-school stealth with gorgeous modern art

LOW Old-school pacing issues/mission design with modern finicky controls/incoherence

WTF For a shadow ghost ninja, this guy runs awfully slowly…


Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity Review

 Highly Receptive to Fan Service

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HIGH Crisp combat and solid boss design

LOW An inscrutable story for all but the already-converted

WTF There are now more Touhou fan games published in English than core releases. What’s up with that?


7 Days to Die Review

Hell Week

7Days

HIGH An interesting microcosm of all the things that make survival sandbox games a good time…

LOW …as well as the things that make survival sandbox games a tedious, buggy chore.

WTF This game is nowhere near complete, but is being sold as final!


A.W. Phoenix Festa Review

Festa or Famine

AWFF

HIGH It will be enjoyable for people who liked The Asterisk War

LOW What fool would admit they liked The Asterisk War?

WTF If only Asterisk War fans would like this, why change its title?