Tag: Soulslike

This Is Not A Review: Katana Kata

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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: Katana Kata available on PS4, PS5, XBX/S, XBO, Switch and PC. Developed and published by Stas Shostak, Stanislav Shostak and Samustai Limited.


Blue Fire Review

Gimme Fuel, Gimme (Blue) Fire

HIGH A soulslike platformer!

LOW If I miss that jump one more time, I swear…

WTF Can someone Google what a fetish for elevators is called? 


There Is No Light Preview

The staff at GameCritics were unusually excited about There is No Light, a successfully Kickstarted project coming from developers Zelart in Q3, 2021. In this rare double preview, we have thoughts from both Dan Weissenberger and Eugene Sax, each written independently of the other.


Mortal Shell Review

Hardened Warrior

HIGH Nailing the timing needed to consistently counter enemies.

LOW Having to use an item once before knowing what it does.

WTF An area that almost looks like something out of Control.