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: Twelve different PSVR launch titles!
Actually, DO Go in There
HIGH Getting everyone out alive. Narrow second-place: getting everyone killed.
LOW Having a character die to the not-great combat QTEs.
WTF We can't make these recaps skippable?
HIGH The final area channels Lovecraft in a big way.
LOW The optional boss is a repeat from the main campaign.
WTF Slaying a gruesome monster and then having a pleasant conversation with its severed head.
It Takes an ex-Village
HIGH When I descended towards the farm with the tree and there was that song.
LOW Listening to the writers flail away at pretend science.
WTF These pubs all have the exact same specials?
HIGH Finally getting my hands on a shotgun and killing [REDACTED].
LOW The capriciousness of whether Matt lives or dies.
WTF Evil Clown!
Repetition Engine Engaged
HIGH The fantastic anime style.
LOW Having to replay an entire season due to a bug.
WTF Where did season 5 go?
The headband is off
HIGH Another N game! It's been years!
LOW Frequent breaks to calm my rage.
WTF Seriously, what happened to the headband?