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This Is Not A Review: Wintermoor Tactics Club

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: Wintermoor Tactics Club, developed by EVC and published by Versus Evil.


Going Under Review

Working Harder AND Smarter

HIGH A colorful, hilarious roguelike parody of startup culture.

LOW  The framerate can be rough, especially in later dungeons.

WTF I really need a job.


When The Past Was Around Review

‘Tis Better To Have Loved And Lost Than To Backtrack

HIGH Sharing a biscuit over tea with the owl.

LOW Having to backtrack two rooms to find a clue I forgot about.

WTF Breaking all the tombstones in the cemetery.


NBA 2K21 Review

In Search Of Next-Gen Writers

HIGH  The on-court mechanics are more player-controlled than ever

LOW  Microtransactions are necessary to succeed, even on Rookie.

WTF The finale of “Dawson’s Creek” had more emotional depth


Metamorphosis Review

Kafka’s Double-Flavored Fortune Cookie

HIGH The incredible feeling of transitioning into a bug.

LOW The uninspired plot devices.

WTF Developed by “Ovid Works”. Of course.


Darkestville Castle Review

Delightfully Devilish

HIGH Great writing and animation in an imaginative setting.

LOW Point-and-click controls don’t feel good on Switch.

WTF Yikes, some of these jokes are a bit too dark.


Inmost Review

Fever Nightmare

HIGH Astounding production values for a game of this scope.

LOW A few frustrating and over-scripted enemy encounters.

WTF The story doesn’t start making sense until the very end.