Author: Mike Suskie

This Is Not A Review: Pikuniku

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: Pikuniku, developed by Sectordub and published by Devolver Digital.


Apex Legends Review

Titanrise

HIGH The exciting swell of the soundtrack when dropping in.

LOW Most of the guns hold extremely small clips.

WTF It’s the rare battle royale game that doesn’t feel like a me-too rush job.


Just Cause 4 Review

No Real Reason

HIGH The destruction wrought by the new weather effects.

LOW The lack of commitment to said weather effects.

WTF The grapple upgrades, which have zero practical use.


Mike Suskie’s Top Ten Of 2018

Let 2018 forever be remembered as the year in which I was bedridden for several months due to a back injury and still couldn’t work up the energy to finish Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. Indeed, 2018 was a year so full of misfires that I can’t even confidently state that Metal Gear Survive was one of the five worst games I played.