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A Plague Tale: Innocence Preview

A new entry in the ‘dour and grave’ subgenre of action/adventure games, A Plague Tale: Innocence takes players back to medieval France, when everything was filthy, war was an ever-present threat (and perhaps not coincidentally) a horrific disease was killing people by the millions. Whatever else can be said about the game, it comes by its ominous tone honestly — the setting doesn’t really allow for anything else.


Astroneer Review

Neerly There

HIGH Establishing the first fully-featured base feels awesome.

LOW The experience is fairly buggy.

WTF All this space age tech, and no simple method to descend into caverns.


Far Cry New Dawn Review

Wasted Wasteland

HIGH Repeatable outposts.

LOW Forgettable villians in a series known for memorable ones.

WTF The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country?


Metro: Exodus Review

It’s All About The Journey

HIGH The new, more open areas are beautifully realized.

LOW Getting lost in these areas and wandering aimlessly.

WTF ‘Sacrifishious’ would have been a much better trophy name…


This Is Not A Review: Pikuniku

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: Pikuniku, developed by Sectordub and published by Devolver Digital.