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This Is Not A Review: Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

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: Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, developed by Snoozy Kazoo and published by Graffiti Games.



Overboard! Review

Murder Is Hard Work

HIGH Finding out what was making noise in (redacted)’s cabin.

LOW It’s easy to screw up a run with a single bad click.

WTF That is one of the most unusual hint systems ever!


Conqueror 940 AD Review

Play, Wait, Conquer


HIGH It delivers the thoughtful pace needed for this genre.

LOW No interaction with the environment. Gameplay takes place in a dashboard.

WTF The item description text is so small, it can barely be seen.


This Is Not A Review: The Captain Is Dead

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 Captain is Dead developed and published by Thunderbox Entertainment.



Dandy Ace Review

Just Short Of A Royal Flush

HIGH Loads of ability customization.

LOW Limited enemy designs and strategies.

WTF Temporal rifts are weaker than a thrown wand?


The Dark Pictures: House Of Ashes Preview

House of Ashes, the next game in Supermassive’s Dark Pictures franchise, just hosted a hands-off gameplay reveal and it seems as if the developers are focused as much on making up for missteps in previous entries as they are at telling a compelling story this time around. Given the content of the preview, I’d say they have a pretty good chance of accomplishing everything they’ve set out to do.