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This Is Not A Review: Shu

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: Shu, developed Coatsink Games and published by Secret Lunch.

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This Is Not A Review: Farming Simulator 17

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: Farming Simulator 17, developed Giants Software and published by Focus Home Interactive.

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Dishonored 2 Review

Revenge: The Cause Of (And Solution To) All Life’s Problems

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GOOD The. Clockwork. Mansion.

BAD How long do I have to wait for the DLC?

WTF Wait, I can skip a level by figuring out a logic problem? Okay, let’s get a pen and paper!


Let It Die Preview

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In 2026, a massive cataclysm will rock the world. Earthquakes will ruin nations, chunks of Japan will fall into the ocean, and a massive city-spire known as the Tower of Barbs will rise from the sea and beckon adventurers to explore its heights.  Oh, and a skateboarding grim reaper wearing 3D glasses will also be there to dole out advice to those who dare the climb.


Lost Castle Review

Only Pairs Need Apply

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HIGH Teaching that boss a thing or two about projectile weapons.

LOW Trying to fight literally any boss without a ranged weapon.

WTF Why is my alternate attack throwing a piece of bai- SHARK!


Idea Factory’s 2017 Lineup

Idea Factory recently invited GameCritics to drop by their annual preview event to take a look at their upcoming 2017 releases. As usual with IF, their games target the Japanese RPG and Visual Novel fanbase, so if you’re into either of these genres, take a look!

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