Not For Broadcast is a novel concept. The player steps into the shoes of an editor of a live news broadcast on his first day and must use split-second decisions to cut the news together as it goes out over the air. It’s a unique idea for a game, but also one that works well. Players start with their first broadcast as they go through accelerated training where they learn about how to deal with camera controls, interference, and making a good “edit” as it’s called to keep the viewers interested. With each broadcast having three segments, the final of three segments in the first broadcast, the game also drops the idea of swearing that requires the age-old censor button.
The first broadcast does well-introducing players to the concept and why the game might work, the creation of a news program is interesting, and while the topic covered is a simple election, the characters and production values of the feeds that the player is challenged to tie together keeps the game moving. The writing, directing, and acting all are done extremely well for a small video game studio. The final segment of the broadcast does feel a bit corny but it also shows that the game can have a little fun with the story. When the newly elected prime minister who is drinking starts to cuss, it still feels like it can fit in with the concept of a news program even if it’s a bit bizarre.
Players are graded based on how they conform to the rules of the broadcast, mostly in how well their edit focuses on the action, or speaker, while not lingering too long on one shot, as well as the timing for transitions, commercial breaks, and if players let any swears be broadcast.
I’m Kinglink and it’s almost turkey day here in America, so it’s time for the Game Pass November 2022 Review.
This one is a bit late but, as you’ll see in the lists of games, I wanted to cover Pentiment and that came out on the 15th. The good news is I have that and many others, so we talk about all of these titles, and even give a hint of what’s coming up, but that’s for later.
Normally I play only the PC games, but give me a moment here, and let me call out Vampire Survivors, I’ve covered it previously on the series, and I remember I said you should buy it even if it’s on Game Pass. It’s 5 dollars on Xbox and I still believe that it’s worth it. It’s a lot of fun, so console gamers, you have the chance, check that game out, I will guarantee you’ll enjoy it, and good luck hunting me down if you don’t.
This month I haven’t played all of these games as much. While I do sit down with these titles for a night, quite a few of them are games I’ve played previously, or stopped for various reasons, we’ll get into the why when applicable, but I have had some great experiences, let’s start with what’s on the screen, perhaps the biggest release of the month.
I’m Kinglink and it’s the middle of October so it’s time for the Game Pass October 2022 review.
I’m back once again with 16 titles new to Game Pass with a focus on PC. I’ve spent a night, about three to four hours on almost every game and now am ready to talk about it, what’s good, what’s bad, and who will like each title.
I am putting this video out before Plague Tale Requiem, and I really want to cover that game, but then this video would come out later than I wanted. Don’t worry I’ll get it next month, and I have a good feeling that it’ll be another high-quality title.
I do have some news for the channel and this series, but I’m going to save that for the end so we can focus on what’s important here.
We’re going to start with a familiar title for this channel. It’s a game I already have talked about this month, so let’s roll back time and go over it once more.
I’m Kinglink and it’s time to talk about What’s New on Game Pass for August 2022.
I’ll talk about the name change at the end but don’t worry this is still the same coverage you have come to love.
If you’re new, I cover the PC version of Gamepass which is everything you see in these images except for Torment: Tides of Elysium, but I will say that’s a fantastic RPG with a text-heavy design. I think Disco Elysium does that style of the game better, but that’s not to say Torment isn’t worth checking out as well.
Oh, I guess I’m going to cover all of them. I’ve played every game this month for a night, whatever that means, and now I’ll tell you how they play, who will like them, and if you should check them out. Let’s get started with this game on the screen.
I’m Kinglink And it’s time for the Game Pass July 2022 Review.
There are 19 titles this month to talk about, and I’ll cover most of them, you’ll understand when we get there. However, this is a month that has some titles in unique categories, and some titles for the younger gamers. Yeah, there’s Peppa Pig that the internet is making jokes about.
At the same time, I actually found some unique games, including the one on the screen, and this is absolutely a month for people who want something different than the typical big-budget shooter that is laden with microtransactions, though don’t worry though, we have one of those as well.
Like always, I played each game for a night and now I’m here to tell you what worked, and what you can skip. Let’s get started with…
I’m Kinglink and it’s time for the Game Pass June 2022 Review.
We have a massive 18 games this month to cover and I’m excited to start running down the list, as there are quite a few titles that are going to please fans. The rules for this coverage are: I spend a night with each game, see how far I get, how they play, and if they’re worth checking out. I’ll tell you who will enjoy them and what to expect.
With so many games, let’s just get started with some massive creatures.
I’m Kinglink and it’s the beginning of May so it’s time for the Humble Choice May 2022 Review
Once again we have 8 games to look at as well as a bonus game. As always I play each game for one hour and I’ll tell you what I think of them and who will want to check them out. This month is an interesting selection and even starts with a personal favorite game, though it is one that people will disagree with me on.
I’m Kinglink and it’s April, so it’s time to look at the Game Pass April 2022 Review.
Let me start by saying these images are a bit of a lie, or at the very least incomplete. These are the official list of games coming out from Microsoft. The problem is it doesn’t show the full number of games we’re going to be talking about, since they don’t appear on the images. Which includes the first title that’s going to be shown.
I’m torn on this. Getting more games is of course better, but the games that appear as a surprise make it hard to track what’s out on the service and what’s coming up. Though the fact that it means you have more of a reason to check out this video and the rest of my catalog is good for me at least. Still, the choices are great this month, though they do seem to focus on a certain type of game.
The response last month was positive so we’ll be continuing with a nice audio selection at the beginning of every game, hope you enjoy it.
Finally, the rules, I spend an evening with every game on this list, sometimes more than one, and now I’m here to tell you what I think of them, and who should check them out. Let’s get started with the game on the screen and a surprise release.
I’m Kinglink and it’s time for the Humble Choice March 2022 Review.
This month we once again have 8 titles, and shockingly, Humble might actually have a solid month. Though there is one big asterisk, right below the Mass Effect title, which we will talk about later. However the lineup is good, so let’s see how the games are.
As always I play each game for an hour and will tell you what I think of them, if you should check them out and who might enjoy them.
I’m Kinglink and it’s time for the Game Pass December 2021 Review Part 2.
If you haven’t seen part 1, you can check the description, I’ll put a link there. There were 13 lovely games to discuss. I also talked about Game Pass dropping Xbox Game Pass for PC, but as I said, I mostly cover all the Game Pass games, and again, Among Us is great with friends. With that being said there are still 13 games to discuss and discover this month.
Before I begin, just a quick reminder, I now have a Discord Server, if you’re interested, check the link in the description or the pinned comment. Let’s get on with the games.