Author: Jeff Ortloff

Children Of Morta Review

Generations Of Guardians

HIGH Exciting battles against impossible odds. A terrific story.          

LOW An ill-advised timed section.

WTF Did we really need jiggle effects for pixel-art characters?


This Is Not A Review: Voidrun

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: Voidrun, available on PC and developed and published by  Benjamin Soulé.


Katana Zero Review

That’s A Lot Of F’ing Blood

HIGH Incredibly fast-paced action, compelling story.         

LOW The story isn’t complete, too much backtracking upon failure.    

WTF …Did I show a child a snuff film?


RemiLore: Lost Girl In The Lands Of Lore Review

Have Grimoire, Will Travel

HIGH Satisfying combat, beautiful locations.

LOW Restarting from the beginning of a world when Remi is defeated.

WTF so, it just ends like that?


Iron Crypticle Review

Save The Princess, Realm & Food?

HIGH Fast-paced action, screens full of enemies.

LOW The haphazard upgrade system can impede progress.

WTF Why did they store all the now-stolen treasure in the throne room?


Sanctus Mortem Review

Mortals, Gods, And The Inky Blackness Of Space

HIGH Exciting storyline and likable protagonists. Great plot twists!

LOW The last hour gets a bit grindy.

WTF Was behind the one door in the entire game that I couldn’t open???