Now that we’ve reached the end of one godawful administration, I’m looking at my role as a game reviewer. More importantly, I’m trying to see things as a minority with a platform.
Author: Cj Salcedo
Getting The Band Back Together
HIGH That soundtrack.
LOW Why is this game so damn hard?
WTF I don’t like the movie this game is based on. Sorry!
Where Were You That Night?
HIGH The culmination of Rocksteady’s storytelling and gameplay.
LOW I have a long way to go before 100% clearing this game.
WTF The Arkham Knight seems familiar, doesn’t he?
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: Drawn to Life: Two Realms available on Nintendo Switch, Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS, developed by Digital Continue and published by 505 Games.
Do I Really Have To Face My Fears?
HIGH That art style.
LOW Man, I’m too dumb when it comes to puzzle games.
WTF Wait, why am I crying?
My Mind Is A Safe
HIGH Fantastic writing and production…
LOW …hampered by distracting lip-sync issues.
WTF How was I in the minority when it came to making that choice??
I originally planned to go all-out and include some superlatives and other categories for this list. After some pondering, I would rather keep it simple but sincere. I mean, that’s basically been my M.O. for the past 9 months I’ve been writing at GameCritics.
A Match Made In Heaven
HIGH It’s an addicting puzzler that’s eating up my free time.
LOW How the hell am I this bad at Tetris?
WTF I gotta stop playing at work!
A New Red Scare
HIGH It’s still that same satisfying Call of Duty gameplay…
LOW …in a severely half-baked, racist and politically screwed-up package.
WTF Someone thought a dangerously right-wing game was needed in 2020?
Back To The Drawing Board
HIGH Getting my first A.
LOW Getting my first F.
WTF Please play with a stylus. Trust me.