Author: Josh Tolentino

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

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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…


Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity Review

 Highly Receptive to Fan Service

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HIGH Crisp combat and solid boss design

LOW An inscrutable story for all but the already-converted

WTF There are now more Touhou fan games published in English than core releases. What’s up with that?


7 Days to Die Review

Hell Week

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HIGH An interesting microcosm of all the things that make survival sandbox games a good time…

LOW …as well as the things that make survival sandbox games a tedious, buggy chore.

WTF This game is nowhere near complete, but is being sold as final!