The Definitive Version
HIGH Gorgeous, remastered character visuals and audio.
LOW Motion controls are clever, but gimmicky.
WTF Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.
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.
HIGH The thrill of watching the kill-count rack up over a thousand.
LOW Roaming endlessly through nondescript maps and menus.
WTF Picking off enemies running alongside you… to nowhere.
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.
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.