Sam Nelson and I wrap up the Digest week with Ballpoint Universe, a game with a great aesthetic concept that proves to be a letdown in practice. I got the sense while playing Ballpoint that it was constructed by starting with the “everything is a doodle” concept and working from there. That’s a creative process that could work, but in this case it leaves us with a game that struggles to justify its signature style.
Our snack for today is an ice cream version of Twix. In other words, a remake. It’s not just Hollywood—even the frozen confection industry is running out of ideas.
Thank you for watching The Digest this week!