After a few matches of Starship Troopers: Extermination, players are bound to hear “I’m doing my part!” or “Come on you apes, you want to live forever?” over comms as fans fervently belt out their favorite quote from the ’90s sci-fi action blockbuster.
This past weekend the developers behind 2020’s Monster Train, Shiny Shoe, opened up access to a pre-alpha build of their upcoming title Inkbound. So, I hopped into the game with three friends to test the waters and see what Shiny Shoe is cooking up.
HIGH Great fan service and solid combat.
LOW Repetition after a few matches.
WTF Why didn’t the devs of World War Z make a World War Z with this property instead?
Deadly Secrets In The Dark
HIGH Rushing elements through a monster-filled cave to keep a reactor from overloading.
LOW If I’m clipped to the line, why can’t I reload while hanging?
WTF The last level is a baffling mess.
A Quick Jaunt Through The Containment Zone
HIGH Get in, get out — nice and speedy.
LOW Pay-to-display cosmetics with no way to be earned in-game.
WTF Only America needs saving, apparently.
I’ve spent several hours playing through the Early Access version of The Anacrusis and there is a hint of something that I think people might be able to latch on to.
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: Kitaria Fables available on PS4, PS5, XBO/X/S, Switch, and PC, developed by Twin Hearts and published by PQube.
Left 4 Dead 4 Today
HIGH Tailored playstyles via the mix-and-match card system.
LOW Difficulty levels are either too easy or too hard.
WTF Why’d we have to wait more than a decade?
Dragon Through This Slog of A Game
HIGH It’s a great idea.
LOW Nearly every aspect.
WTF Flags and flames that move at a rock-solid 15fps.
World War Z, the dynamic and extremely replayable co-op zombie shooter, is getting a huge content upgrade this month in the form of the Aftermath update. I was lucky enough to get a chance to play it, and I’ve come away impressed with the changes the developers have made to their already-compelling third person shooter.