This is a transcript excerpt covering the score awarded to Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope on the So Videogames podcast, episode 307: The Worst Way To Run.
HIGH The gameplay loop and level-up system are addicting.
LOW Who are these people I’m fighting with now?
WTF I mean, it’s basically a Fire Emblem game.
For The Emperor!
HIGH An excellent adaptation of turn-based 40K action.
LOW No Tyranid campaign?
WTF How are some of these nasties so flame resistant?
Knight, Death And The Devil
HIGH Uncompromising turn-based tactical action.
LOW Uncompromising turn-based tactical action.
WTF Those bestiality-based random events….
Meet Interesting People And Punch Them Really Hard
HIGH Kicking ninjas off of a moving subway car.
LOW Getting the crap kicked out of me because I drew a lousy hand.
WTF Why do I have such terrible luck?
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: Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition, developed and published by Snapshot Games.
Enter the Spell-Geon
HIGH Deep, satisfying mechanics.
LOW Vision-obscuring level layouts.
WTF RNG within RNG within RNG…
Hell Is Other People (And Demons, I Suppose)
HIGH Sending an army of hacked drones and combat robots to do my bidding.
LOW Getting too cocky and being blown to smithereens because of it.
WTF This base sounded like a nightmare before all Hell broke loose…
Purging Xenos, One Turn At A Time
HIGH A combat system that rewards aggression.
LOW Two factions are not enough.
WTF Please let me cleanse heretics too.
People In Weak Houses Shouldn’t Throw Fire Arrows
HIGH The fusion of two strategy types is a joy.
LOW A 97% chance to hit means nothing.
WTF Goblins of the world unite.