Author: AJ Small

Preview: The Anacrusis

I’ve spent several hours playing through the Early Access version of The Anacrusis and there is a hint of something that I think people might be able to latch on to.


AJ’s Top Ten Of 2021

2020 was much easier to break down in terms of games that were my favorite to play, and the number one was such a standout. 2021 was a very different year. While a lot of players complained about a lack of meaningful triple-A titles early on, I found myself overwhelmed by exceptional smaller games — I really struggled to pick which I liked the most.


Lake Review

I Don’t Want To Wait For Our Lives To Be Over

HIGH Wandering around the video store.

LOW Some distracting pop-up.

WTF I beat that high score the first time, why am I being patronized?


Fort Triumph Review

People In Weak Houses Shouldn’t Throw Fire Arrows

HIGH The fusion of two strategy types is a joy.

LOW A 97% chance to hit means nothing.

WTF Goblins of the world unite.


Green Hell Review

Hell Is Other People

HIGH The survival systems are fantastic.

LOW Whenever the story mode decides to tell a story.

WTF Green Hell” as a title.


Effie Review

Effiecient


HIGH Tight platforming

LOW The combat isn’t as good as the platforming.

WTF Why can’t I skip these cutscenes?


Gnosia Review

This Game Is Sus


HIGH The believable personality types.

LOW Being voted out when I knew who the real Gnosian was.

WTF Dear localization team, Beluga Whales and Dolphins are not the same.



>Observer_ System Redux Review

Hauer Puts Up The Metal, One Last Time

HIGH The first time connecting to a victim.

LOW The ‘dedicated to Rutger Hauer’ message on boot-up.

WTF Those Fire Sword minigames could be their own release.