HIGH Suplexing alligators, hell yeah!
LOW Defensive options in combat often feel inaccurate and clunky.
WTF Did I miss the reasoning behind Doctor Naomi being turned into a tree?
HIGH Such dark humor is rare in the industry.
LOW The combat is underwhelming.
WTF Is speaking forbidden in hell?
HIGH The visual style is totally on point.
LOW The rigid weapon restrictions become irritating very quickly.
WTF Yes, Cindy Aurum’s awesome. That’s a weird reference though.
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.
Comrades In Space
HIGH Original and unpredictable.
LOW The levels with asteroids, ice on the components and incoming fire.
WTF How are they growing potatoes out here?
Two Legs Good, A Thousand Mouseclicks Bad
HIGH Managing to resist the humans and defend the farm.
LOW Having to click endlessly to get through each dialogue.
WTF Getting the same ending three times in a row.
Working Harder AND Smarter
HIGH A colorful, hilarious roguelike parody of startup culture.
LOW The framerate can be rough, especially in later dungeons.
WTF I really need a job.
The Third Is The Word
HIGH “Power” by Kanye West is the best superhero theme music.
LOW The treatment of women.
WTF I would exceed this review’s word limit listing all the WTFs here.
Try, Try Again
HIGH Yes, the developers did think of that.
LOW A handful of jokes and references don’t land.
WTF Those poor dolphins…