Rave On a Rail
HIGH: The sense of speed in VR is amazing to behold.
LOW: Playing it for more than an hour gives me a headache.
WTF: The bug looks like it came from Roger Dean’s terrarium.
Rockfish Games, the developer of space-shooter Everspace, should thank No Man’s Sky in their credits. Why? By virtue of the work from Hello Games being a disaster from the moment it launched, Everspace not only garnered press coverage interested in similar space-themed games, but has also been deemed a better title before it’s even launched. Granted, their work is nowhere near completion, but even in its Peter Brady phase, Everspace is showing many signs of trumping its overhyped competition.
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: Reus by Abbey Games.
Smite is a Free-To-Play MOBA in which players choose their god, goddess or immortal and head into battle to slay their enemies. The game has a nice concept for a genre that’s seeing a lot of activity lately, and it’s going to need every advantage to compete with established names like League of Legends, DOTA2, and Heroes of The Storm.