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This Is Not A Review: Heliborne

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: Heliborne, developed by JetCat Games and published by Klabater.


Skipper Review

Pathways For Your Neural Pathways

HIGH Beautifully simplistic visuals.

LOW No colorblind options.

WTF It’s cubes and cubes and cubes.


Astral Traveler Review

The Fast And The Frustrating

HIGH Zooming around the outside of the pipe levels

LOW The inaccurate, frustrating controls

WTF There are flying sections but the spaceship crashes when it flies off a track?


Dead Cells Preview

Stop me if you’ve heard this before — a 2D platformer borrowing from Metroid and Castlevania which also has roguelike elements just hit Steam Early Access. This time, though, the game already feels finished, and has been nearly impossible to put down for the past week. Dead Cells manages to go beyond genre pastiche and freshens up one of the most crowded spaces in gaming. It’s well worth checking out even in its “unfinished” state.


We Happy Few Preview

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Ever since the closing moments of BioShock: Infinite’s gripping DLC, fans have been clamoring for more experiences in a similarly uncomfortable, doom-laden vein. This is likely why the ID@Xbox title We Happy Few is creating so much buzz of late. But this is no Bioshock clone, friends, despite a similar look and feel. Instead, We Happy Few is a much less visceral, but no less intense adventure – one that should gain even more hype as development continues.


Anomaly 1729 Review

Like finding your way out of a Portal-o-Potty

Anomaly 1729

HIGH It’s not hard to learn.

LOW It IS hard to stay interested.

WTF I haven’t seen this much blue since CNN projected the 2016 Presidential Election.