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This Is Not A Review – Drawn to Life: Two Realms

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: Drawn to Life: Two Realms available on Nintendo Switch, Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS, developed by Digital Continue and published by 505 Games. 


Interview With Emeric Thoa – The Game Bakers

Haven caught the industry by surprise by capturing romance among the stars with a game that’s equal parts RPG, cooperative date night and sci-fi art piece. I sat down with Haven’s creative director, Emeric Thoa, to learn how the Game Bakers gave rise to such a fresh take on romantic gaming. 


This Is Not A Review: The Blueness Of A Wound

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: The Blueness of a Wound, developed and published by ZAPERART.


Will’s Top Ten Games Of 2020

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat — 2020 was a lousy year, particularly if you lived in the United States, and particularly if, like me, you live in New York. I spent most of the year inside (when I wasn’t working six jobs) looking for something to distract myself from the dystopian hellscape that is the real world.


Still Psycho After All These Years

Metal Gear is one of the most recognizable franchises in videogames. The series is still wildly popular after more than 33 years since the launch of the very first title, and out of all the boss fights and various antagonists Hideo Kojima has cooked up over the years, Solid Snake’s confrontation with Psycho Mantis is the most memorable. In fact, many believe it to be one of the best boss fights in videogame history.


CJ’s Overly-Sentimental Top 10 Of 2020

I originally planned to go all-out and include some superlatives and other categories for this list. After some pondering, I would rather keep it simple but sincere. I mean, that’s basically been my M.O. for the past 9 months I’ve been writing at GameCritics.