Tag: Action

Narita Boy Review

Of Love & Nostalgia

HIGH Unique art direction that brings back memories.

LOW Too many fetch quests — better to call the game Errand Boy instead!

WTF No remappable controls again!? Why does this keep happening to me?


Sunblaze Preview

Meet Josie. She’s training to be the world’s next great superhero — Sunblaze. Her father, a retired hero who protected the world, built a training simulator to prepare her for the dangers ahead. When a session starts to go wrong, Josie will need to quickly adapt in order to survive.


This Is Not A Review: Katana Kata

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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: Katana Kata available on PS4, PS5, XBX/S, XBO, Switch and PC. Developed and published by Stas Shostak, Stanislav Shostak and Samustai Limited.


Bladed Fury Review

The Princess Is In Another Castle (Murdering Everyone)


HIGH Fluid and fast-paced 2D hack-‘n-slash action.

LOW The English translation is (I assume) hurting the story.

WTF I’m guessing the names would mean more if I knew Chinese lore.


Voidigo Preview

The roguelite genre has seen a massive surge in popularity in recent years, with a few notables receiving widespread critical acclaim and sales to match. Given this kind of competition, a newcomer really needs to make its mark in order to stand out, and even in early access Voidigo is one to check out.


Looking Back: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018)

I’ve never been an Assassin’s Creed fan. From the start, the series has always felt too bloated and full of busywork, and the premise of reliving past lives through DNA reconstruction (because DNA records every minute of action and every word of every ancestor’s life, I guess?) never gelled for me.