Tag: Devolver Digital

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?


Shadow Warrior 2 (XBO) Review

Many Highs. One Big Lo.

HIGH Hilarious, breakneck gameplay that continually offers new variety.

LOW Player models pale in comparison to the effects and environments.

WTF Lo Wang begins to get a little grating by the ten-hour mark.


This Is Not A Review: STRAFE

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.


Enter The Gungeon Review

And don't stop dodge-rolling once you enter.

Enter the Gungeon Review Screenshot

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.

Not A Hero Review

If Hotline Miami and Olli Olli had a baby…

Not A Hero Review Screenshot

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