Author: Brad Gallaway

Absolver Review

Yellow Belt

High The aesthetics are awesome.

Low Getting gangbanged five-on-one during the first hour of gameplay.

WTF For an online-focused game, how are the servers this poor?


Tacoma Review

A Loooong Way Past Seattle

HIGH The ending!

LOW Missing one document and finishing with 99%.

WTF Why does she use ASL to start the saved sequences?


Nidhogg 2 Review

Rancid Muppet Battle

HIGH It’s still the same Nidhogg, which was great.

LOW The new weapons don’t feel balanced or enjoyable.

WTF Who in the world thought this new art style was a good idea?


This Is Not A Review: Nioh DLC

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: Nioh’s first two DLC packs, developed and published by Tecmo Koei.