Tag: Remaster

This Is Not A Review: Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

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: Final Fantasy VIII
Remastered
, developed and published by Square Enix.


Onimusha: Warlords Review

A Blade Dulled By Time

HIGH Using the ultimate secret sword to make short work of the final boss.

LOW This is a swordfighting game. Why is there a flying boss?

WTF How did they not remove the beholders that steal souls and drain experience?


Shenmue I & II Review

I See

HIGH Offered an unprecedented level of detail for its time.

LOW The ludicrous maze-like layout of the Yellow Head Building.

WTF The absolutely bonkers left turn Shenmue II takes in its final moments.