The name Baldur’s Gate hits PC gamers of a certain age right in the nostalgia. It evokes memories of questing and dungeon delving, and of epic battles against the hordes of darkness.
Author: Jeff Ortloff
Omaha, Omaha, Set HUT!
HIGH Juking a corner out of his cleats on the way to a 37-yard TD.
LOW Watching my human-controlled DT jump offsides for the 9th time because of a
WTF Why are my blockers rushing downfield to catch a punt?
I Will Never Be The Baba Yaga
HIGH Stalking my prey and exacting righteous vengeance.
LOW Getting shot by a dude who literally appeared out of nowhere.
WTF Why does everyone think they can take John Wick in single combat?
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?
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.
Follow The Eight-Fold Path
HIGH Excellent storytelling, compelling NPCs, wonderful locations.
LOW LOTS of grinding, sidequests aren’t well documented.
WTF Lianna… just… what?
A Mark of Excellence
HIGH Dramatic storyline, engaging battles.
LOW The last battle is a nightmare.
WTF Why, Yates? Why?
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?
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?
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?
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?