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This Is Not A Review: Space Hulk Tactics

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: Space Hulk: Tactics, developed by Cyanide and published by Focus Home Interactive.


David Bakker’s Top 10 Of 2018

2018 has been a solid year for videogames, including some great ports (looking at you Diablo III, Gone Home, Hollow Knight and more), strong sequels to old franchises, and exciting new indies. However, although many of these titles pushed to the limits of the industry (Red Dead Redemption 2 with its attention to detail and the incredible mechanics of Marvel’s Spider-Man) none of them were as well-made the best games of last year — things like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Persona 5 and Doki Doki Literature Club, which all were fierce in their own way. So, even though 2018 has been a softer year, there have still been great titles.


This Is Not A Review: Underworld Ascendant

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: Underworld Ascendant, developed by Otherside Entertainment and published by 505 Games.


Gaming In The Middle Kingdom: A Guide To Maintaining Your Hobby In China

At any point in a young adult’s life, ‘escape’ probably crosses their mind after a rough day at the office (or a rough one in the kitchen, as work tends to elude recent college grads). The pull for adventure is strong, especially when a glance at your Facebook wall features some long-lost acquaintance posting pictures of their recent trip to Amsterdam or wherever they were sent for their graduation gift — lucky bastards.


Switch Owners: Warframe 101

Hearing lots of buzz about Warframe but you don’t know much about it? No worries! This basic primer has all the info you need to hit the ground running and become a badass space ninja in no time!


The Light Keeps Us Safe Preview

There’s very little dialogue in The Light Keeps Us Safe. At the start of the game, the only speaking role is a woman whispering into the player’s communications device, and she’s only around for a few minutes before she leaves. However, she utters one of the most evocative opening lines I’ve heard recently.

“You are lucky, in a way. You got to hide down there for so long. But now you have to deal with it all alone.”


Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden Preview

I’ve been watching Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for a few months now and always had a passing interest in it, but had yet to get my hands on it. This post-human apocalyptic turn-based strategy game has anthropomorphic characters and an interesting setting, but it wasn’t until actually playing that I realized my initial thoughts about it were slightly wrong.


Elderborn Preview

First-person games these days seem to have one of two presentations — they either feature a gun and gallons of blood, or a person walking peacefully though scenes while picking up objects. It’s easy to see that Elderborn gets its inspiration from the former, but in a twist, it takes the gun out of the equation. Instead, players will pick up a series of melee weapons to fight evil, striking, parrying, and kicking their way through an ancient Egyptian-inspired dungeon while searching for gold along the way.