Author: Jeff Ortloff

Axis Football 2023 Review

HIGH Much more solid on-field experience; better realism, improved animations

LOW Presentation is still lacking, some minor annoyances and glitches.

WTF Why would fans want to sit BEHIND the video screens in Carolina’s stadium?


Xel Review

HIGH Gorgeous visuals. Likable characters.

LOW Buggy and glitchy. Inadequate save system. Too much backtracking.

WTF How did I fall through the map more than once?


HunterX Review

HIGH  Gorgeous enemy design. Lots of cool weapons and powers.

LOW  Terrible save room placement. Absurd amounts of needless backtracking.

WTF Isn’t fighting monsters a lot harder in that outfit?


Blade Assault Review

Come for the Mutants, Stay For The Man-Eating Plant

HIGH Fast action, precise controls.

LOW Enemies are damage sponges to the point of absurdity.

WTF Why are Jenny’s feet so pointy?


Super Robot Wars 30 Review

A Robot Fan’s Dream Come True

HIGH So many awesome robots to choose from.

LOW This game does not care if someone has never played a SRW before.

WTF Did I never notice that Combattler V fires missiles out of its… region?


Black Skylands Preview

I’ve spent a lot of time in Black Skylands’ Early Access build on Steam, and I’ve spent an equal amount of time wondering exactly who it’s for.  That isn’t a knock against the game itself — which I am enjoying thoroughly — but it is a difficult thing to pin down. 


Jupiter Hell Review

Hell Is Other People (And Demons, I Suppose)

HIGH Sending an army of hacked drones and combat robots to do my bidding.

LOW Getting too cocky and being blown to smithereens because of it.

WTF This base sounded like a nightmare before all Hell broke loose…