Monster Hunter World’s first (and supposedly only) major expansion, Iceborne, is set to release on Friday, September 6. Given that the base game remains Capcom’s best-selling release to date – having finally connected with a mainstream audience in the west – I imagine that a lot of people are itching to jump back in. But, based on what I’ve played, you may want to hold off and consider whether or not you’re prepared.
Author: Mike Suskie
(Very) Lost In Space
HIGH Hearing another adventurer’s distant musical instrument.
LOW The Dark Bramble.
WTF An unexpectedly trippy ending.
Fear The Old Blood
HIGH The return of Aria of Sorrow’s soul system.
LOW A dreadful final boss.
WTF That stretch goal should have been to remove David Hayter.
HIGH Undeniably cute.
LOW The underwater boss.
WTF The optional “tobacco” color palette.
Down With The Sickness
HIGH God-tier writing and mechanics that inform the themes.
LOW The one frustrating sequence in which combat is mandatory.
WTF A frequent need to trade sharp objects to children.
Pretty In Pink
HIGH Satisfying gunplay, and a nearly limitless supply of it.
LOW Could use a bit more personality.
WTF An anticlimactic encounter against a boss teased in the opening level.
Prevent Pollution By Putting Everyone To Sleep
HIGH A nice environmentalist undertone.
LOW Constantly slamming on the X button to make the levels navigable.
WTF Awkward, uncomfortable PSVR implementation.
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
The subject of this installment: Windscape, developed by Magic Sandbox and published by Headup Games.
By Odin’s Wolves! (Actual Line.)
HIGH A moody
repetitive slog of a final battle.
achievements give away the entire plot.
Not Especially Sweet
isometric levels are harmless enough, I guess.
ruminations on the loss of innocence.
WTF Not having
an option to exit to desktop.