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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.


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.