Author: Brad Gallaway
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: Ancestors: the Humankind Odyssey, available on PS4, Xbox One and PC, developed by Panache Digital and published by Private Division.
While I wouldn't go so far as to say that Fear Effect 2 is the digital entertainment equivalent of a cutting-edge novel or soul-searching film, it certainly pushes the envelope of games by going boldly where almost no console titles have gone before in terms of what qualities they are expected to contain, and it manages to do it with panache.
As a gamer, I keep a lot of lists — games I’ve finished, games I own, games in my backlog… After spending about 38 years (and counting!) on videogames it’s impossible to keep all of it straight in my head, so lists are a huge help.
Another year, another top 10.
Kicking Doors AND Ass
HIGH Airtight, finely tuned and popping on all levels.
LOW Not capping a hostage-taker in time. I’m sorry!!!
WTF The max level for a character is… 17?