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.
PREVIEW: Homicidal All-Stars
The developer of Homicidal All-Stars, Artificer, claims a notable pedigree when it comes to turn-based tactics games, being made up of team members who worked on Hard West and Phantom Doctrine.
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.
Element Space Review
HIGH The game mostly works!
LOW It mostly works.
WTF Sure, don’t explain what those meters do until the end of the game.
Stirring Abyss Review
The Real Terror From The Deep
HIGH Mutating my crew until they were as beastly as the enemies.
LOW The slow start.
WTF Random character generation can have unintentionally racist results!
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.
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (PS4) Review
A Call To (Add) Arms
HIGH Clever systems, great customization, excellent use of the license.
LOW The first few missions before upgrades are brutal.
WTF The distasteful and incongruous “female port” joke.
Depth Of Extinction (XBOX One) Review
The Abyss Also Gazed Into Me
HIGH A new spin on XCOM-style turn-based tactics.
LOW Hardcore mode.
WTF That Xbox cover art.
Spaceland (Switch) Review
Good Thing, Small Package
HIGH Outstanding handcrafted mission variety.
LOW It’s almost impossible to meet all reward conditions in one run.
WTF Why did I wait so long to try this?