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Arms Review

 Sweat It Out

HIGH The satisfying muscle aches following a productive session.

LOW That awful solo mode.

WTF Ranked multiplayer getting walled off behind said solo mode.


Narcosis Review

Ghosts In The Shellfish

HIGH Top-notch tension in its opening hour.

LOW Dying ten times while trying to navigate one section.

WTF Should it really take this many stabs to kill a squid!?


E3 2017: Mario Odyssey Hands-On Impressions

Launching this October, Super Mario Odyssey brings the tried-and-true 3D Mario formula to the Nintendo Switch, continuing the tradition of making Mario a flagship title. My short time with the title at E3 2017 suggests an experience with tight controls, beautiful worlds, and unparalleled whimsy.


Star Trek: Bridge Crew Review

All Hands On Deck!

HIGH Punching it into warp as a fleet of Klingons closed in.

LOW Playing with a helmsman who couldn’t find the heading numbers.

WTF Getting a look at the tactical console on the original Enterprise. How did Chekhov manage it?


This Is Not A Review: Everspace

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: Everspace, developed and published by Rockfish Games.


Dark Rose Valkyrie Review

By Any Other Name

HIGH A great art style and intriguing fiction…

LOW …undone by an absurd amount of filler and unnecessary mechanical complication

WTF An elite military monster-hunting unit that ends up fighting in its skivvies a third of the time? Buy some armor, kids!


Castle Of Shikigami Review (PC)

The Perfect Game For A Serial Killer Mystery Plot

HIGH Avoiding hundreds of bullets while dismantling an absurdly long life bar.

LOW Dying because my character is a blurry mess on a high resolution screen.

WTF …The whole darn game.


Chroma Squad Review (PS4)

Mighty Morphin’ Tactical RPG

High Fans of turn-based games get a quality, relatively lengthy release.

Low Near-constant framerate issues, technical bugs and input lag.

WTF Lord Gaga, whose similarities to pop’s Lady extend beyond name.


Prey Review

When Coffee Mugs Attack

HIGH Thoroughly exploring Talos I for hours at a time.

LOW Regular minute-long loading screens.

WTF Harder than it should be, even on Easy Mode.