Tag: Devolver Digital

Observation Review

Daisy… Daaaaaiiissyyyyy

HIGH Exemplary production values and atmosphere.

LOW It’s a great 8hr game that could’ve been an extraordinary 6hr game.

WTF: Ok, this style of play has officially become its own genre now.


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.


Gris Review

Grief Never Looked So Good

HIGH Beautiful watercolor art style.

LOW The platforming mechanics are not incredibly deep.

WTF Beware the raven.


The Messenger Review

Ninjas, Nostalgia, And Nigh-Impossible Platforming

HIGH Clever story, neat characters.

LOW Being “killed” 53 times by the same boss and chase.

WTF What does Quarble spend his Time Shards on?


Crossing Souls Review

Almost Heaven

HIGH Fantastic art direction and musical score.

LOW Impossible-to-skip cutscenes after dying and restarting.

WTF The ending. I’m not sure it was supposed to be humorous?


Ruiner Review

 Gibsonihilistic

HIGH The aesthetics and style are on point.

LOW It runs out of interesting content halfway through the campaign.

WTF Explosive barrels fly towards me when shot??


Absolver Review

Yellow Belt

High The aesthetics are awesome.

Low Getting gangbanged five-on-one during the first hour of gameplay.

WTF For an online-focused game, how are the servers this poor?


Ronin Review

Sharp As Hell

HIGH Killing a guard by recalling my sword in mid-air.

LOW Failing to see a ceiling I could grapple for way, way too long.

WTF No checkpoints in the final level?