Author: Brian Theisen

Windjammers 2 Review

A Mighty Wind

HIGH Coming back from twelve points down to win a set.

LOW Losing eight straight sets in a row during the championship round.

WTF How is it fair to have a teleporting trick shot in official competitions!?


This Is Not A Review: Bassmaster Fishing 2022

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: Bassmaster Fishing 2022 available on XBO/X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC, developed and published by Dovetail Games.


Steel Assault Review

Not Enough To Stay Hooked

HIGH Tough, but do-able boss fights.

LOW The grappling hook can’t be used for attacking.

WTF Seriously, why can’t the grappling hook harm enemies!?


Lightbringer Review

A Little Light, A Little Darkness

HIGH Being able to play every level, even without beating previous stages.

LOW Long levels without checkpoints, and too few health boosts.

WTF Was I really supposed to be able to advance without completing the previous level!?


Tetragon Review

Not Quite Squared Away

HIGH Unique puzzles that were tough, but not frustrating.

LOW The out-of-place boss battle in the final stage.

WTF Why ruin a decent game with that baffling final stage!?


Legend Of Mana (2021) Review

Same Legend, Now In HD

HIGH Solving a mission that ends with a great boss fight.

LOW Wandering around for thirty minutes trying to figure out what to do.

WTF How exactly are these towns trapped inside the artifacts!?


Mighty Goose Review

Running, Gunning and Goosing!


HIGH Hopping in a vehicle for extra firepower.

LOW The dodge button not being adjacent to the fire button.

WTF It’s convenient that the goose’s name is Goose.