Tag: Sim

Pure Pool Review

Bank Shot

HIGH A refreshingly tactile presentation of action at the pool table.

LOW Sparse tutorialization, thin sound design, uninteresting career modes.

WTF Why aren’t players allowed to lag for the right to break first?


NHL 21 Review

The Chill Of Victory. The Agony Of Cold Feet.

HIGH  The upgraded Be a Pro is a huge improvement.

LOW  Player models are showing their age.

WTF  The announcing in NHL Threes should be abandoned immediately.


Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Review

Some People Call Me The Space Cowboy

HIGH An addicting and ambitious space combat and trading sim.

LOW It could be friendlier to newcomers.

WTF This is probably the closest we’ll get to a Cowboy Bebop game.


Space Crew Review

I Can Totally Hear That Screaming

HIGH Coming back from a grueling mission and seeing home base.  

LOW Losing a ship and all the crew.

WTF Why do I not keep my lower-grade purchases?


NBA 2K21 Review

In Search Of Next-Gen Writers

HIGH  The on-court mechanics are more player-controlled than ever

LOW  Microtransactions are necessary to succeed, even on Rookie.

WTF The finale of “Dawson’s Creek” had more emotional depth


Hypnospace Outlaw Review

The More Things Change…

HIGH The authenticity in capturing the time period.

LOW Using Switch controls for a game clearly designed for PC.

WTF Growing to hate a fictional teenager.


EA Sports UFC 4 Review

This Rookie’s Got Some Heart

HIGH Fighting is satisfying, as are choices in career mode.

LOW I swear I hit the right buttons!

WTF I’ve injured my training partner way too many times.