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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.


Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy Hands-On Preview

It’s fair to say that Apex Legends has done okay for itself. Recently surpassing one hundred million unique players around the same time as it was celebrating its second anniversary, things are looking bright for the future of what I easily consider the best Battle Royale on the market right now.


First Class Trouble Preview

Despite originally coming out in 2018, it seemed everyone was playing Among Us last fall. Players clearly loved the cooperative Clue-like murderous debauchery, and other developers want a piece of that same success. Invisible Walls’s First Class Trouble now arrives to capitalize on Among Us fans who, A: are looking for a new entry in the same genre, B: didn’t love the new airship level, or C: just want more backstabbing treachery. Though certain aspects could be retouched, First Class Trouble has potential to be the next friendship-ending party game. 


Sunblaze Preview

Meet Josie. She’s training to be the world’s next great superhero — Sunblaze. Her father, a retired hero who protected the world, built a training simulator to prepare her for the dangers ahead. When a session starts to go wrong, Josie will need to quickly adapt in order to survive.


This Is Not A Review: Katana Kata

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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: Katana Kata available on PS4, PS5, XBX/S, XBO, Switch and PC. Developed and published by Stas Shostak, Stanislav Shostak and Samustai Limited.