Tag: Shooter

This Is Not A Review: Voidrun

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: Voidrun, available on PC and developed and published by  Benjamin Soulé.


Apex Legends Review

Titanrise

HIGH The exciting swell of the soundtrack when dropping in.

LOW Most of the guns hold extremely small clips.

WTF It’s the rare battle royale game that doesn’t feel like a me-too rush job.


Black Bird Review

Feathery Fantastic

HIGH Incredibly smart, incredibly tight design.

LOW The final boss bullet hell is a bit much.

WTF I’m still a little hazy on the story’s finer points.


Rise & Shine Review

It Does Neither

HIGH Some lovely animation and music.

LOW An awkward tone and a terrible sense of humor.

WTF The idea of clearing the final level on Switch without the Pro Controller.


Immortal: Unchained Review

 Nothing But Bits

HIGH Some strong visual design… in spots.

LOW Too many to count, but those damn teleporting enemies rank high.

WTF Arlen is one of the messiest boss battles I’ve ever seen.


H1Z1: Battle Royale Review

Better Than Radical Heights, I Guess

HIGH The usual thrill of placing high among such a large group of players.

LOW The game is ugly to the point of being difficult to read.

WTF Incentivizing cosmetic rewards in a game with zero visual panache.


Kero Blaster Review

Amphibious Ops

HIGH A frog with guns and a jetpack… Pretty sure I’ve had this dream a few times.

LOW The run-up to the final boss is a little too long.

WTF I’m still not sure what the story was about.


Mothergunship Review

That’s A Lot Of Robots…

HIGH filling entire rooms with laser beams and explosive ordinance.

LOW losing EVERYTHING when you die.

WTF Why can’t I pop the party balloons with my punchy fists?


Earth Atlantis (Xbox One) Review

Al Gore Never Predicted This Difficulty

HIGH The sketch/parchment-like graphics are fantastic

LOW The premise is awesome… if only there was a plot to follow

WTF How does climate change result in mechanical sea beasts?