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This Is Not a Review – Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth

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: Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, developed and published by Daedalic Entertainment.


Galaxy of Pen & Paper Review

 Space…The Weekend Frontier

HIGH Depth in both mechanics and narrative…

LOW …But not enough to escape shallow first impressions.

WTF So they’re playing a tabletop RPG on a PC in the ’90s. How are they talking to each other?


Digimon World: Next Order Review

Inside Every Computer Is A Deeply Silly World

HIGH Super-combining to wipe out a giant viking cat thing.

LOW Spending an hour trying to evolve an ice Digimon to complete a quest.

WTF So he went from being a set of floating gears to a fire-breathing dragon, huh?


Distrust Review

Emphasizing The Importance Of Coffee

HIGH Finding an adrenaline shot right as a teammate is about to die.

LOW Some occasionally unreliable pathfinding.

WTF How the hell do I use anomaly traps?


The Best Games of PAX West 2017

Another year, another PAX… West, to be specific! The show is now officially over and yours truly is in recovery mode after four long days on the floor. Here for your perusal are the top 15 notable games from the floor. Plus one!


Dream Daddy Review

Daddyshack

HIGH The Dad’s relationship with Amanda is heartwarming and authentic.

LOW The second date with “Fitness Dad” Craig outstays its welcome and is confusing to begin with.

WTF Fix that Garg!