Author: Josh Tolentino

Dark Rose Valkyrie Review

By Any Other Name

HIGH A great art style and intriguing fiction…

LOW …undone by an absurd amount of filler and unnecessary mechanical complication

WTF An elite military monster-hunting unit that ends up fighting in its skivvies a third of the time? Buy some armor, kids!


This Is Not A Review: Bot Colony

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: Bot Colony, developed and published by North Side and tested on PC.


This Is Not A Review: Perfect

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: Perfect, developed and published by nDreams and tested on PSVR.


Aragami Review

Mork of the Ninja

aragami

HIGH Old-school stealth with gorgeous modern art

LOW Old-school pacing issues/mission design with modern finicky controls/incoherence

WTF For a shadow ghost ninja, this guy runs awfully slowly…