Author: Cj Salcedo

This Is Not A Review: Ride 4

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: Ride 4, developed and published by Milestone.


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HIGH An addicting and ambitious space combat and trading sim.

LOW It could be friendlier to newcomers.

WTF This is probably the closest we’ll get to a Cowboy Bebop game.


Tamarin Review

Stop Or My Monkey Will Shoot

HIGH The art style and soundtrack are wonderful.

LOW The gunplay and platforming feel stiff.

WTF The ridiculous image of a monkey being given a gun.


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HIGH A colorful, hilarious roguelike parody of startup culture.

LOW  The framerate can be rough, especially in later dungeons.

WTF I really need a job.


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HIGH Great writing and animation in an imaginative setting.

LOW Point-and-click controls don’t feel good on Switch.

WTF Yikes, some of these jokes are a bit too dark.