According to my steam account, over the past year I’ve played 720 different games. In lieu of a traditional top 10, I’ve decided to pick one game from each month in 2019 that you owe it to yourself to spend some time with.
The Indie Gold Standard
HIGH More time spent in the Shovel Knight universe
LOW Showdown is just okay in singleplayer mode
WTF King Knight’s mom charges her own son for dessert!
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: Final Fantasy VIII
Remastered, developed and published by Square Enix.
Maybe Too Simple?
HIGH Soaring around the fountain in “Romance”.
LOW Being repeatedly led to my death by the little light in “Hope”.
WTF What is with the giant snails and flowers?
HIGH Simplistic, yet smart mechanics.
LOW Occasionally frustrating platforming.
WTF The lighthouse.
The Force Goes Back To Sleep
a blaster bolt back at the guy who fired it.
LOW Cal is the worst.
WTF An actor forgot what accent he was supposed to be doing.
Kicking Doors AND Ass
HIGH Airtight, finely tuned and popping on all levels.
LOW Not capping a hostage-taker in time. I’m sorry!!!
WTF The max level for a character is… 17?
Omaha, Omaha, Set HUT!
HIGH Juking a corner out of his cleats on the way to a 37-yard TD.
LOW Watching my human-controlled DT jump offsides for the 9th time because of a
WTF Why are my blockers rushing downfield to catch a punt?
HIGH The level design.
LOW The launch month.
WTF Those slime attack routines are lose/lose.
A New Life Awaits You
HIGH Excellent writing, dialogue, and visuals.
LOW Superfluous combat, hard-to-read UI.
WTF Please give the man in the moon mascot head a hug.