Orbital Bullet is a 2D platformer/roguelite title from SmokeStab studios. As the name might suggest, something that makes it noteworthy is the cylinder-like design of the levels. Players are equipped with different types of ranged weapons and they must clear each level to proceed and reach the boss.
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: Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, developed by Snoozy Kazoo and published by Graffiti Games.
HIGH A great balance between depth of details and the speed of each run.
LOW The text is microscopic and the game is not optimized for the Switch.
WTF Seriously, who approved this text size?
A Cute & Cozy RPG
HIGH A diverse cast of characters and great visuals
LOW Not much challenge to the game.
WTF Why couldn’t I get the dapper robot sooner?
Was Playing With My Balls Always This Difficult?
HIGH Controls are tight, and the music absolutely slaps.
LOW No one is online to play with.
Immortality, Morality, and Dancing
HIGH The combination of profound themes and wacky characters is terrific.
LOW Dodging rhythm-based attacks off-beat is counterintuitive.
WTF Buddha throwing musical notes at me.
No Bones To Pick
HIGH The Rider skull.
LOW The “normal” difficulty is ludicrously harsh.
WTF Anything to do with the plot.
Memories Of An Era Long-Gone
HIGH A well-designed futuristic armory.
LOW: Arcade shoot-’em-ups used to be more challenging, didn’t they?
WTF: No support for mouse & keyboard on PC?
Has Nothing To Do With Octopi
HIGH Matches are quick and perfect for pickup-and-play.
LOW No online mode or bots for single players.
WTF Pressing start can pause the main menu screen.
Slang And Swearing Only
HIGH Pixel Neo Noir looks great.
LOW Lackluster and inconsistent combat.
WTF The number of memes.