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This Is Not A Review: Wintermoor Tactics Club

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: Wintermoor Tactics Club, developed by EVC and published by Versus Evil.


This Is Not A Review: Kill It With Fire

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: Kill It With Fire, developed by Casey Donnellan Games and published by tinyBuild.


This Is Not A Review: Connection Haunted

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: Connection Haunted developed by MrCiastku and published by No Gravity Games.


Spellbreak Preview

If the success of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has taught us anything, it’s that it’s possible to make a successful battle royale without the use of guns or crafting. As the genre becomes increasingly popular, it’s interesting to see the different spins developers add to the ‘last person standing’ style of play. Spellbreak‘s twist? Fantasy.


Star Renegades Preview

The first and most important thing to note about Star Renegades is that it’s gorgeous — the world is rendered in some of the most detailed and animated pixel art I’ve ever encountered. This isn’t a case of people using pixel art for budgetary reasons, these are artists embracing the chunky rawness of the pixel art aesthetic to build their world.


Ooblets Preview

When the COVID-19 panic began erupting back in March, a near-universal source of comfort within the gaming community was the perfectly-timed launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This may well wind up being the worst year any of us have lived through, and more than ever we’re seeing the value in transporting ourselves to cute, colorful worlds in which everything is totally fine and remains that way.