Tag: Shooter

Amid Evil Preview

Two years ago, the overwhelming reaction to id Software’s amazing Doom reboot confirmed that there is a very real thirst, in this day and age, for old-school, fast-paced, no-BS shooters. No more huddling behind the nearest waist-high wall and occasionally popping my head out to fire at a distant gunner. I want to get out there, feel the wind in my face, and look my enemies in the eyes before I gib them messy. I’m still waiting for the rest of the triple-A industry to catch up in this regard – even Bethesda’s own Wolfenstein series leans a little too heavily on stealth and other such nonsense – but in the meantime, a number of indie devs have heeded the call.


Rad Rodgers Review

Sometimes Nostalgia Isn’t Enough

HIGH Unleashing the laser cannon on unsuspecting foes.

LOW The boomerang boss’s many one-hit-kill attacks.

WTF There are spiky death floors that look almost exactly like safe floors.


Deep Rock Galactic Preview

I have to admit, I tense up a little whenever I see “Xbox One Game Preview” in the title of something I’m playing. It’s not that there aren’t some fantastic experience to be had (because there are!) but these words can also mean crippling bugs and glitches galore while exploring a fantasy landscape.


Destiny 2 Review

Your Destiny Lies Elsewhere

HIGH The music’s really nice!

LOW The endgame feels like a pointless waste of time.

WTF Main bad guy annihilates humanity’s last refuge, then sits on his ass for the rest of the campaign.


Let Them Come Review

When Firepower Isn’t Enough

HIGH Finally killing that super-worm.

LOW The Blob that convinced me to quit the game.

WTF Why do the bloodstains disappear? I want to see the whole screen covered in alien guts!


Jydge Review

I Am The Law, There Will Be Trouble

HIGH Lining up the perfect bounce laser shot to liquefy three perps at once.

LOW Trying to figure out enemy sight range for ‘don’t get spotted’ challenges.

WTF The final boss ‘fight’.


Defenders Of Ekron Review

Not All of Ekron is Worth Defending

HIGH The early boss fights represent the game at its best.

LOW Later stages feel like a chore.

WTF Why send a soldier with the worst equipment to fight a high-tech war?