Tag: Mike Suskie

Apex Legends Review

Titanrise

HIGH The exciting swell of the soundtrack when dropping in.

LOW Most of the guns hold extremely small clips.

WTF It’s the rare battle royale game that doesn’t feel like a me-too rush job.


Just Cause 4 Review

No Real Reason

HIGH The destruction wrought by the new weather effects.

LOW The lack of commitment to said weather effects.

WTF The grapple upgrades, which have zero practical use.


Mike Suskie’s Top Ten Of 2018

Let 2018 forever be remembered as the year in which I was bedridden for several months due to a back injury and still couldn’t work up the energy to finish Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. Indeed, 2018 was a year so full of misfires that I can’t even confidently state that Metal Gear Survive was one of the five worst games I played.


Far: Lone Sails Review

Companion Ship

HIGH The roar of the soundtrack when everything’s going well.

LOW The world is laid out a bit… conveniently.

WTF I’m amazed that some people find the ending ambiguous.


This Is Not A Review: Underworld Ascendant

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: Underworld Ascendant, developed by Otherside Entertainment and published by 505 Games.


Fallout 76 Review

 Almost Hell, West Virginia

HIGH Solid variety in the environments.

LOW Combat in the Creation Engine, without V.A.T.S., and with constant stuttering and lag.

WTF Charging $60 for what feels like alpha access.


Rise & Shine Review

It Does Neither

HIGH Some lovely animation and music.

LOW An awkward tone and a terrible sense of humor.

WTF The idea of clearing the final level on Switch without the Pro Controller.