Tag: Simulation

This Is Not A Review: Spacebase Startopia

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: Spacebase Startopia available on PS4, PS4, XBX/S, XBO, Switch and PC, developed by Realmforge Studios and published by Kalypso



Accident Review

Be The First Responder

HIGH Back to the ’70s!

LOW Taking ten minutes to figured out that a traffic light was a ‘clue’.

WTF No one goes to jail for running red lights in Poland?


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.


Accident Preview

The latest in a trend of iconoclastic simulation games, Accident adds a boldly meta twist to the genre by putting players in the role of an accident investigator replaying VR recreations of vehicular mishaps.


STATIONflow Review

Directing A River Of Humanity

HIGH Watching thousands tromp through immaculately clean tunnels.

LOW Spending minutes trying to line a hallway up perfectly.

WTF That is not a flattering depiction of ‘tourists’, game.


Axis Football 2019 Review

Omaha, Omaha, Set HUT!

HIGH Juking a corner out of his cleats on the way to a 37-yard TD.

LOW Watching my human-controlled DT jump offsides for the 9th time because of a
glitch.

WTF Why are my blockers rushing downfield to catch a punt?


Forza Horizon 4 (PC) Review

The Best It’s Ever Been

HIGH Drag racing in a snowstorm on the freeway in the dead of night.

LOW Matchmaking for less-populated events

WTF I swear, if I get another hat instead of a car as a reward, I’m going to lose it.