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This Is Not A Review: Battlefield One – They Shall Not Pass

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: Battlefield 1‘s DLC, They Shall Not Pass. Developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts, it’s available on PS4, XBOX ONE, and PC. The code used for this article was part of a Premium Pass provided by the publisher.


Sniper Elite 4 Review

One Shot, So Many Kills

HIGH Pulling off a 400-meter headshot in high winds.

LOW No longer being able to choose what kind of scope I want to use.

WTF The often-strange bios that appear over enemies when watching them with binoculars.


Yakuza 0 Review

Meeting Old Friends For The First Time

HIGH Putting a chicken in charge of a high-profile financial district.

LOW Enemies equipped with firearms are a time-wasting annoyance.

WTF There aren’t nearly enough scenes involving Nishitani.


Mass Effect: Andromeda Preview

So, I’ve had Mass Effect: Andromeda for the past three or four days. I’m maybe 15 hours into it, give or take. At the moment, the staggered embargo covering the game only allows me to discuss what amounts to a large chunk of the first main mission.


Loot Rascals Review

Cthulhu Cardsharp

HIGH Masterfully elegant, and a brilliant card mechanic.

LOW No saving mid-game and no progression unlocks.

WTF The meat-monster from another dimension has a fantastic voice.