Author: GC Staff

This Is Not A Review – Herald: An Interactive Period Drama

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: Herald: An Interactive Period Drama, developed and published by Wispfire.


Castle Of Shikigami Review (PC)

The Perfect Game For A Serial Killer Mystery Plot

HIGH Avoiding hundreds of bullets while dismantling an absurdly long life bar.

LOW Dying because my character is a blurry mess on a high resolution screen.

WTF …The whole darn game.


Chroma Squad Review (PS4)

Mighty Morphin’ Tactical RPG

High Fans of turn-based games get a quality, relatively lengthy release.

Low Near-constant framerate issues, technical bugs and input lag.

WTF Lord Gaga, whose similarities to pop’s Lady extend beyond name.


The Inner World Review

Pooh + Burton + Point-And-Click

HIGH The cutest voices and soundscape, and the animations are adorable.

LOW Trying to make point-and-click work with Xbox bumpers.

WTF Pairing a naked monk and a dirty barmaid to make a baby’s onesie.


Everybody’s Golf Beta Preview

Sony offered a beta-test weekend showing a small snippet of what to expect from the full game when it releases in August, and while the golf is as good as it’s ever been, much of the final product remains a mystery even after a couple days of tinkering with it.


Super Rude Bear Resurrection Review

Super Meat Bear

High: The deep breath before (and the sigh of relief after) a seemingly impossible bit of platforming.

Low: Repeatedly losing hours of saved progress for no discernible reason.

WTF: The player can choose the color of Rude Bear’s blood—Rude Pink, Energy Orange, Lizard Conspiracy Blue, and more.