Tag: First-Person

Genesis Alpha One Review

Deep Space Clonialism

HIGH The minimal HUD and use of terminals instead of menus.

LOW Explorable planets feel unbelievably empty.

WTF Everyone and everything is a literal clone, including the player.


Elderborn Preview

First-person games these days seem to have one of two presentations — they either feature a gun and gallons of blood, or a person walking peacefully though scenes while picking up objects. It’s easy to see that Elderborn gets its inspiration from the former, but in a twist, it takes the gun out of the equation. Instead, players will pick up a series of melee weapons to fight evil, striking, parrying, and kicking their way through an ancient Egyptian-inspired dungeon while searching for gold along the way.


Mothergunship Review

That’s A Lot Of Robots…

HIGH filling entire rooms with laser beams and explosive ordinance.

LOW losing EVERYTHING when you die.

WTF Why can’t I pop the party balloons with my punchy fists?


Hunting Simulator Review

The Ultimate Predator

HIGH Finally tracking down a black bear on a moonless night.

LOW Being forced to hunt rabbits – again – to unlock the next level.

WTF How am I supposed to tell which of these sheep is legendarily formidable? They’re just sheep!


City Of Brass Review

Unpolished And Unrewarding

HIGH Flexible difficulty via buffs and debuffs.

LOW The hitboxes are beyond inconsistent.

WTF Poison makes everything (even bosses!) go down in one hit.


Far Cry 5 Preview

The recent Far Cry games tend to have a split personality when it comes to their tone. One moment, they’re an insane, drug-fueled episode of Looney Toons with swirling colors and apparitions appearing from nowhere. The next, they’re a somber look at the terror of conflict, and how society can fall apart with a nudge in the right place. It’s an odd dichotomy that works surprisingly well for the series, and Far Cry 5 looks to carry on that same tradition.


Q.U.B.E. 2 Preview

When I wrapped up the original Q.U.B.E., I didn’t see where a sequel could go. There was a giant cube, it was going to destroy the earth, some heroic astronauts put a stop to it via an elaborate series of jumping and physics puzzles, roll credits.

I massively underestimated the developers, because it turns out that there’s a huge amount of story left to tell,and Q.U.B.E. 2 outdoes its predecessor in every possible way.


Megaton Rainfall Review

This Isn’t Even My Final Form!

HIGH The epic final boss fight.

LOW Literally everything having to do with drilling through the earth.

WTF Curious about the meaning of life? The game offers a pretty definitive answer.