Tag: Mike Suskie

Arms Review

 Sweat It Out

HIGH The satisfying muscle aches following a productive session.

LOW That awful solo mode.

WTF Ranked multiplayer getting walled off behind said solo mode.


This Is Not A Review: Everspace

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: Everspace, developed and published by Rockfish Games.


Vanquish Review

Better Late Than Never

HIGH Boarding the Kreon.

LOW The port’s difficulty is a bit askew.

WTF A trip through a tunnel ripped wholesale from Gears of War 2


Yooka-Laylee Review

Batty Design Choices

HIGH The initial rush of nostalgia.

LOW The boss battles, the mini-games, and the boss battle within a mini-game.

WTF Turning into honey helps me climb icy slopes, but I still have low traction…?


Hollow Knight Review

 Symphony Of The Chitin

 

HIGH There are bosses called “Dung Defender” and “the Mantis Lords.”

LOW Who thought this map system was a good idea?

WTF No, really, who thought this map system was a good idea?


For Honor Review

At Least There’s No Tower Climbing

HIGH A duel against a player of equal skill level.

LOW What passes for a single-player campaign.

WTF “You cannot join this session because it is full.” Then why did you put me there, game?!