Tag: Platformer

Ender Lilies Preview

When I downed the first boss of Ember Lilies on my second attempt, I felt really good… at least, I did until she transformed into a walking Eldritch abomination with unnaturally long limbs and hair that looked like it came from The Ring. After she killed me, I expected a moment signaling that it was an unwinnable battle, but nope. I woke up on a bench outside of the boss room and it was time to try again.


Cyber Shadow Review

Great, Beyond A Shadow Of Doubt

HIGH Great graphics, great controls, fantastic bosses.

LOW A few platforming sections require a little too much precision.

WTF Wait, how long have I been able to swing my sword upward!?


This Is Not A Review – Drawn to Life: Two Realms

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: Drawn to Life: Two Realms available on Nintendo Switch, Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS, developed by Digital Continue and published by 505 Games. 


Tanuki Justice Review

Retro Inspired Frustration

HIGH Great-looking levels and bosses.

LOW Having to replay entire levels after dying at the boss.

WTF Unreasonably large hitboxes during a late-stage boss.


Unto The End Review

Crawling In The Dark

HIGH Thick and cold atmosphere.

LOW Having to close all windows to see something on the screen.

WTF Dying at a fight 15x in a row only to win for no clear reason.


Pumpkin Jack Review

A Few Tricks, A Few Treats

HIGH Getting the sword and gun.

LOW Muddied visuals on a Switch Lite. The overall feelings of repetition.

WTF This game might have helped me face my fear of crows.