Tag: Nintendo

This Is Not A Review: Beat Cop

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: Beat Cop, developed by Pixel Crow and published by 11 Bit Studios.


Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee Review

The Worst Like No One Ever Was

HIGH The presentation is remarkably improved over previous Pokémon titles.

LOW It practically plays itself.

WTF The player can travel by clinging onto Snorlax’s body fat.


Black Bird Review

Feathery Fantastic

HIGH Incredibly smart, incredibly tight design.

LOW The final boss bullet hell is a bit much.

WTF I’m still a little hazy on the story’s finer points.


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.


Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Review

The Tourist Trap

HIGH  The moment-to-moment exhilaration of fighting a gigantic monster can still feel amazing.

LOW Poor training options, hunts are structurally repetitive, area transitions disrupt fights.

WTF The localization’s fourth-wall-bending goofiness is frequently obnoxious, complete with a literal “git gud” at one point.