The Best RPG This Side Of The Pecos
HIGH Shockingly nuanced and detailed, both in writing and game design.
LOW My failure to figure out Stench resistance for far too long.
WTF The game’s obsession with spittoons, but in the best possible way.
HIGH Finally getting to an environment that isn’t swamp or snow.
LOW The first time I fast-traveled at moderate health and got killed by enemies before the world finished loading.
WTF How does this arrangement of swamp, blazing hot coal fields, and bitterly cold snow zones even exist?
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: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, developed and published by Marvelous and played on Nintendo Switch.