Author: Paul Stuart

This Is Not A Review: Battlefield One – They Shall Not Pass

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: Battlefield 1‘s DLC, They Shall Not Pass. Developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts, it’s available on PS4, XBOX ONE, and PC. The code used for this article was part of a Premium Pass provided by the publisher.


Loading Human: Chapter 1 Review

It’s Really Hard To Move Around In The Future

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HIGH The PSVR’s first truly 360-degree virtual environment.

LOW Nausea fits from awkward navigation and turning.

WTF Scream worthy frustration of grabbing and dropping items.


Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut Review

The post-apocalypse is a cruel mistress

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HIGH The satisfaction of wiping out a whole pack of raiders via tactical genius.

LOW Scroll, scroll and scroll again through disconnected menus.

WTF Continuously shooting wide of enemies, even at close range.

J-Stars Victory VS+ Review

JUMP around. JUMP up JUMP up and get down.

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HIGH My favorite Dragon Ball Z characters charging Ki. Freiza!

LOW No English voiceovers.

WTF A pair of giant, academic squids that insist on teaching me stuff…by fighting me.

Shiftlings Review

Fart jokes really aren't that funny

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HIGH Seeing the Sierra logo on screen brought back fond memories.

LOW The jumping physics feel a bit off.

WTF A game seemingly aimed at adults, but based on flatulence.