This is a transcript excerpt covering the score awarded to Black Skylands on the So Videogames podcast, episode 352: Support SAG-AFTRA
HIGH Figuring out the first multi-floor puzzle on my own.
LOW Getting stuck overlooking a pattern.
WTF Why don’t all puzzle games offer a hint system like this?
Welcome Back to the World of Survival Horror Tributes
HIGH The Titan boss fight.
LOW Every other boss fight.
WTF Nautilus is different enough from Umbrella that we won’t get sued, right?
New Pirate Game, Ho!
HIGH Crazy, unique boats.
LOW Combat gets a little repetitive.
WTF Laser Beams!?
Driving Me Mad
Good: Some interesting game mechanics.
Bad: Procedural generation leads to confusing pathways toward objectives.
WTF: Numerous glitches, including spontaneous player death.
Runs Great, Needs Paint
HIGH The core systems offer a great action-focused roguelike experience.
LOW The UI and menu systems need a lot of work.
WTF How am I supposed to disable the APC without getting my ass shot off?
HIGH The genres being mashed up are an interesting mix.
LOW This feels like an Early Access release… but it’s not.
WTF My gun broke after one day?
Brutal, Yet Benign
HIGH Absolutely bulldozing bad guys.
LOW An unsatisfying ‘puzzle’ boss fight out of nowhere.
WTF Tearing an enemy’s arm off and beating him down with it
The Forest Eats Everything… Eventually
HIGH Getting my hands on an axe, at long last.
LOW Dogs are too good at knocking down my barricaded doors.
WTF The drug trips. Yikes.