Author: AJ Small

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.


AJ’s Top Ten of 2020

This is my fourth year of doing a Top Ten list for Gamecritics. If you are interested in my recommends from previous years, then please go check out 2017, 2018, and 2019. Honestly, my opening piece from each of these entries is feeling more and more like a prophecy of doom, with 2020 actually beating 2019 for terribleness. Well done.


Enlisted Preview

Enlisted is a bold attempt at tackling a bloated genre. The World War II shooter has more entries than I can count, but even bolder than trying to crack this style is that it’s also entering the similarly-crowded online-only field.


DayZ Review

Zombies For Days

HIGH Meeting up with my buds to look at a tent.

LOW Forgetting which teddy I put the matches in.

WTF “I think my thing is cannibalism, guys.”