Author: Mike Suskie

This Is Not A Review: Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

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: Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, developed by Snoozy Kazoo and published by Graffiti Games.



Red Ronin Review

Kill Bill(ions Of Fools)


HIGH The first half.

LOW The timed levels.

WTF A confusing subplot involving another assassin.

Everspace 2 Preview

The original Everspace – which I Did Not Review back when it came out – was something of an oddity. A space combat roguelike, it inserted some pretty stunning production values into a subgenre that, at the time, was largely confined to low-budget indie projects. We got the gorgeous vistas and exciting dogfights of a modern Freespace successor, but folded and fitted into a digestible run-based structure.


Adios Review

Interview With The Assassin


HIGH The protagonist is thoroughly believable.

LOW An unsatisfying ending.

WTF The horse gulping down apples in a single bite.


The Middling Medium

My time with The Medium has convinced me that if videogames ever hope to be held in the same regard as literature and cinema on the storytelling front, they need editors – someone whose entire job is to determine what stays and what goes, and to arrange the remaining pieces into something focused and coherent.


Ghostrunner Review

Gotta Go Fast

HIGH Perfecting a chamber and getting that slow-motion effect on the final kill.

LOW Unimaginative bosses.

WTF Could they have at least given the character who inevitably betrays us a less evil-sounding voice?