Author: Darren Forman

Injustice 2 (PC) Review

For Great Justice!

HIGH Absolute tons of content to indulge in.

LOW I’ve suffered from a few hard crashes, including system lock-ups.

WTF Batman using a blameless bar patron as a weapon isn’t canon, surely?


Marvel vs Capcom Infinite: The DLC Characters

It’s been a good couple of months since Marvel vs Capcom Infinite released to fairly mixed reception. While the core fighting engine was a blast to play, many players felt underwhelmed by its initial character roster which featured a ton of returning faces and yet was also lacking many fan favorites due to licensing issues – the entire X-Men universe, for example. However, Capcom have also released a season pass allowing players access to six new entrants, and they’re six genuinely new faces, not just previously-available characters brought back for another round of superpowered brawling. (Well, except Venom, but we’ll ignore that for the time being – he was a 2D sprite the last time we saw him.) The real question is, however, are they valuable additions to the roster?


Total War: Warhammer 2 Review

Just Call It Total Warhammer Already

HIGH Successfully flanking siege engines with massive monstrosities is a hoot.

LOW The loading times add up over the length of a standard campaign.

WTF Lizards riding dinosaurs.


Destiny 2 Review

Your Destiny Lies Elsewhere

HIGH The music’s really nice!

LOW The endgame feels like a pointless waste of time.

WTF Main bad guy annihilates humanity’s last refuge, then sits on his ass for the rest of the campaign.


Yakuza Kiwami Review

Ten Years In The Can

HIGH There’s been a lot more Majima added to the original content.

LOW The enemy AI makes for fairly unsatisfying fights.

WTF Those Virtua Fighter 4: Final Tuned cabinets aren’t playable, damn it to hell!


This is Not a Review: Phantom Trigger

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: Phantom Trigger, developed by Bread Team and published by TinyBuild.


This Is Not a Review: Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth

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: Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, developed and published by Daedalic Entertainment.


ICEY review

ICEY. Do UCEY?

HIGH Tracking down an unfinished section of the game, then hearing the resulting explanation.

LOW Most of these enemies should be way more interesting to fight.

WTF The phone call.