Author: Mike Suskie

Knockout City Review

Dodge This

HIGH Taking someone out with the ball they threw at me.

LOW Microtransactions in a paid release.

WTF Having a dedicated button for the phrase, “Throw me!”


Griftlands Review

Card For Hire


HIGH Reducing a character’s morale via negotiation, then going in for the kill.

LOW The cluttered interface, especially on Switch.

WTF The alien dialect is actionably similar to Twi’leki.


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.