Tag: XCOM

This Is Not A Review: Phoenix Point Behemoth Edition

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.


Fort Triumph Review

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.


Wasteland 3 Review

A Merry Nuclear Winter

HIGH The writing and worldbuilding is frequently fantastic.

LOW The bugs are bad, but the loading times are worse.

WTF One of the skill paths is dedicated to… repairing toasters.


Phoenix Point Review

The Forever War

HIGH Rich tactical gameplay, sharp writing, great tactical UI.

LOW Inconsistent pacing, numerous technical issues, simplistic AI.

WTF If alien captures are critical, why are non-lethal weapons so weak?