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This Is Not A Review: Voidrun

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: Voidrun, available on PC and developed and published by  Benjamin Soulé.


Infected Shelter Preview

Currently Available In Early Access For PC

Zombies and side-scrolling brawlers seem like a perfect match, and Infected Shelter combines them into a gory, goofy roguelike. Players punch, throw, slash, and shoot their way through ruined city streets. Along the way they find assorted limited-use weapons to demolish the undead horde.


Risk Of Rain 2 Preview

I have to admit that when I first heard Risk of Rain, a 2D pixel-based roguelike, was getting a sequel that took the same basic concept and moved it fully into the third dimension, I wasn’t sure how it would even work.


PAX West 2019: Nine Games

PAX West once again visited the Emerald City, and with it came a tsunami of games both indie and triple-A upon its show floor. I was there for three days and played too many games to count. Instead of doing a typical Best Games of PAX West! list, I wanted to take a closer look at the ones that I kept thinking about after I left the show floor, and the ones that I wanted to keep playing after the demos ended.


Song Of Horror Preview

A delightful throwback to the first-ever survival horror game, Song of Horror wears its status as an Alone In The Dark homage on its sleeve, secure enough in its setting and premise to understand that extreme horror can come from creeping dread, rather than a constant struggle for life.


A Word Of Caution On Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Monster Hunter World’s first (and supposedly only) major expansion, Iceborne, is set to release on Friday, September 6. Given that the base game remains Capcom’s best-selling release to date – having finally connected with a mainstream audience in the west – I imagine that a lot of people are itching to jump back in. But, based on what I’ve played, you may want to hold off and consider whether or not you’re prepared.