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This Is Not A Review: Ciel Fledge

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: Ciel Fledge: A Daughter Raising Simulator, available on Nintendo Switch and PC, developed by Studio Namaapaa and published by PQube Limited.


Half Past Fate Review

A Meet-Cute Adventure

HIGH Each character’s story weaving in and out of the others.

LOW The same music on repeat over and over.

WTF Rabbit dolls as save points?


In Other Waters Review

Unexpected Depth

HIGH Filling a taxonomy entry and finally getting an illustration.

LOW Occasionally rushing while power and oxygen meters dwindle.

WTF The amusingly rudimentary names Dr. Vas comes up with.


Horror In A World Of Horror

Shortly before the world changed, the
pre-release build of World of Horror by indie developer Panstasz arrived
on X-Box game pass for PC. The 1-bit title screen immediately filled me joy.
Eldritch tentacles, mysterious cults, supernatural architecture, and creepy
lighthouses flashed onto my screen and I knew this game was going to sink its
scaly claws deep into my flesh.


Curious Expedition Review

Robbing Indigenous People For Fame And Profit

HIGH A fresh roguelike take that veers away from fast action.

LOW Forgetting the ‘examine’ function mapped to Y existed.

WTF Trying to finish the final map.