Hey! I don’t have much to say. It was an okay year.
Tag: Mike Suskie
HIGH “Taking heart.”
LOW The lack of options and lack of general anxiety.
WTF Selling what was previously a demo to people who already own the full game.
Try, Try Again
HIGH Yes, the developers did think of that.
LOW A handful of jokes and references don’t land.
WTF Those poor dolphins…
HIGH The constant stream of Likes from people using my structures.
LOW One dreadful product placement.
WTF Guillermo del Toro’s character is voiced by someone else?
Sin And Punishment
LOW Too much insta-death platforming.
WTF Literally any cutscene out of context.
HIGH Battles on collapsing ice.
LOW Blackveil Vaal Hazak.
WTF Curious use of soprano sax in the final boss theme.
Monster Hunter World’s first (and supposedly only) major expansion, Iceborne, is set to release on Friday, September 6. Given that the base game remains Capcom’s best-selling release to date – having finally connected with a mainstream audience in the west – I imagine that a lot of people are itching to jump back in. But, based on what I’ve played, you may want to hold off and consider whether or not you’re prepared.
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: Remnant: From the Ashes, developed by Gunfire Games and published by Perfect World Entertainment.
Prevent Pollution By Putting Everyone To Sleep
HIGH A nice environmentalist undertone.
LOW Constantly slamming on the X button to make the levels navigable.
WTF Awkward, uncomfortable PSVR implementation.
Not Especially Sweet
isometric levels are harmless enough, I guess.
ruminations on the loss of innocence.
WTF Not having
an option to exit to desktop.