Tag: 505 Games

This Is Not A Review: Underworld Ascendant

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: Underworld Ascendant, developed by Otherside Entertainment and published by 505 Games.


PayDay 2 (Switch) Review

After This Life Of Crime, I’m Going Straight.

HIGH Terrific and zany mask customizations.

LOW Absolutely terrible teammate AI.

WTF Police assaults that last forever, easily producing hundreds of SWAT team members.


Indivisible Preview

Set in a lush animated world full of jungles, temples, and mythological monsters, Indivisible puts players in the role of a girl who must traverse a 2D world, gather allies, and employ their aid in the strange turn-based battles that cause this game to be classified more as an RPG than its visual style would suggest.


Virginia Review

No Words

 

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HIGH It’s wonderfully cinematic, and the soundtrack is amazing.

LOW The story falls apart and doesn’t deliver at the end.

WTF Seriously? Climbing up that log made sense to anyone?


Adr1ft Review

Icarus, Circa 2016

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HIGH Jetting across a hundred meters of nothing with my air on red, desperately reaching for an oxygen canister.
LOW Trying to find the next waypoint in a screen full of clutter.
WTF Um… where is the sun?


Defense Grid 2 Review

Perfection as a Dirty Word

Defense Grid 2

HIGH What a minute—is that Alan Tudyk?

LOW In multiple-path levels the game doesn't bother to mention where enemies are coming from next.

WTF You took away the enemies that missile launchers kill—so why are they still in the game?