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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.


HOGuru Plays Elementary, My Dear Majesty

This might be a ‘be careful what you wish for’ type of situation. I’m often heard wondering why developers don’t make more wholly 3D HOGs. While the occasionally game built around polygonal art occasionally turns up, by and large those are still 2D affairs, with art considerably less attractive than their hand-drawn competition.


HOGuru Plays Adam Wolfe: Season 1

This is, by leagues, the most intricate and deep HOG I’ve ever encountered. Partially that’s due to its remarkable running time – the game’s ‘season’ is broken up into four hour-long ‘episodes’ – although simple running time has little to do with the game’s successes.


HOGuru Plays Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek

I’ve played more than a few bleak hidden object games, but few are as unrelentingly dark as Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek. Opening in the aftermath of a storm of biblical proportions, it follows a detective with a suddenly-spotty memory as she attempts to piece together her investigation into a disappearance in the titular town.


Gigantic Preview

As exciting as it is to venture through nature’s toughest terrains in a high-octane action-adventure title or exploring uncharted territories in open-world RPGs, nothing quite thrills like immersing yourself in a competitive multiplayer match. Win or lose, each round is a blood-pumper, and MOBAs have become the poster children of some of the most intense gaming sessions around.


Brad’s Top Ten of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close and I look back on the last twelve months of gaming, it’s time to reflect on what I’ve played and separate the electronic wheat from the virtual chaff.

It’s time to decide what was best in 2016.


For Honor: December 2016 Preview

Ubisoft was recently kind enough to invite GameCritics to take a look at their upcoming knights vs. vikings vs. ninjas brawler For Honor. I was able to get my hands on a few missions from the campaign, and also went a few rounds in the multiplayer arenas. This was my first time ever playing the game, and it clearly showed as For Honor requires more than button mashing to master.