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??
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: STRAFE, developed by Pixel Titans and published by Devolver Digital.
HIGH Clearing an entire floor without taking a hit is incredibly satisfying.
LOW The randomness can make some playthroughs impossible to complete.
WTF Pop culture references, like the Nintendo zapper from Duck Hunt.
HIGH The silly dialogue made me laugh out loud
LOW It's constantly on the border between challenging and unfair
WTF Black-robed bullet-sponge ninjas
HIGH Chaotic shooting action ahoy!
LOW Too chaotic, actually.
WTF Pretty much the whole story mode.