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This Is Not A Review: What The Dub?!

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: What the Dub?! available on PS4, XBO, Switch, and PC. Developed and published by Wide Right Interactive.



The Red Solstice 2: Survivors Preview

Red Solstice was a high-quality squad-based mouselook shooter set on Mars, in which the player controlled marines attempting to survive a monster apocalypse. They had to explore a fallen colony while teaming up with AI marines to battle zombies and mutants while securing technology and making good their escape. In addition to a stellar solo mode, it allowed up to four players to team up online in campaign or skirmish modes together. In developing Red Solstice 2, the developers have really dug in on the multiplayer aspect, refining the hybrid shooter/RTS.


Out Of Line Preview

2D puzzle-platformers can quickly grow stale for me. Unless there’s an innovative mechanic or engaging story, most games in the genre lose my attention. However, Nerd Monkey’s Out of Line aims to liven up the formula with an interesting spear and boomerang mechanic and gorgeous art design. It looks to be a standout platformer, even to someone like me. 


Nadir Preview

Nadir has made a bold gambit with its title. It literally means ‘the lowest point’ and by calling it this, the developers are serving review writers countless pun opportunities on a silver platter. Luckily, now that I’ve had a glimpse of its promising content with a demo that shows off the combat system, I think it may actually be fairly safe.


Operation: Tango Preview

Designed by husband and wife studio Clever Plays, Operation: Tango seems to draw from their experience of playing together, developed from the ground up to be played exclusively via co-op.


Shores Unknown preview

Shores Unknown is an third person action-RPG following characters Morton and Ren as they investigate a mystery — a deadly fog known as “the Murk” surrounds their island, and nothing has ever passed through it. However, they learn that something is coming and they’re soon caught up in an adventure far greater than they thought possible.