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This Is Not A Review: Heliborne

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: Heliborne, developed by JetCat Games and published by Klabater.


Yakuza Kiwami Review

Ten Years In The Can

HIGH There’s been a lot more Majima added to the original content.

LOW The enemy AI makes for fairly unsatisfying fights.

WTF Those Virtua Fighter 4: Final Tuned cabinets aren’t playable, damn it to hell!


Gran Turismo: Sport Review

As Cool As A Lamborghini, And About As Practical.

HIGH The online championship has the potential to truly be something special

LOW Pretty much everything else for anyone not interested in it.

WTF Seeing a screen reminding me how Windows gained massive popularity in 1995.


Megaton Rainfall Review

This Isn’t Even My Final Form!

HIGH The epic final boss fight.

LOW Literally everything having to do with drilling through the earth.

WTF Curious about the meaning of life? The game offers a pretty definitive answer.


Skipper Review

Pathways For Your Neural Pathways

HIGH Beautifully simplistic visuals.

LOW No colorblind options.

WTF It’s cubes and cubes and cubes.


NASCAR Heat 2 Review

Asleep At The Wheel

HIGH Short, sweet and specific challenge missions are a welcome change of pace after…

 LOW …slogging through dozens of hours—in just the first third!— of career mode.

 WTF Getting booted from a hosted game for being bad at driving.


Doom Review (Switch)

 Hell To Go

HIGH Doom on a handheld! And it’s okay!

LOW The font size is way too small for the Switch’s screen.

WTF I’m still distracted by the “demonic voice” sounding like Dr. Claw.