Author: Jeff Ortloff

This Is Not A Review: Kill It With Fire

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: Kill It With Fire, developed by Casey Donnellan Games and published by tinyBuild.


Fort Triumph Review

A (Goblin) Smashing Good Time!

HIGH Extremely customizable difficulty, solid AI and tactics.

LOW Limited number of unit types, occasional wonky camera.

WTF Did the humans build a town in a cave?


Cloudpunk Review

This Baby Corners Like She’s On Rails!

HIGH Intricate plot, fascinating characters, great vehicle control.

LOW Timed missions.

WTF What is the screening procedure for hiring police in Nivalis?


This Is Not A Review: Ciel Fledge

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: Ciel Fledge: A Daughter Raising Simulator, available on Nintendo Switch and PC, developed by Studio Namaapaa and published by PQube Limited.