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Left Alive Isn’t Fun But Its Depiction Of Mechs Is Great

Left Alive Isn’t Fun But Its Depiction Of Mechs Is Great

Left Alive is not a very fun game to play. Its mashup of stealth gameplay and mech combat is clunky and frustrating. But these gameplay shifts do create spectacular contrasts that capture one of the most important features of the giant robot genre: the human costs of mech combat.

Darling In The Franxx Doesn’t Make Good On Its Promises

Darling In The Franxx Doesn’t Make Good On Its Promises

Darling in the Franxx is a show about children fighting monsters in giant robots, but through its 24 episodes, it undergoes a metamorphosis from teen melodrama with mecha to a galactic-scale conflict. This transition isn’t very smooth, however, and by the finale, Darling feels like a beautifully animated series that…