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Rob Kershaw


Favorite Games:
  • Planescape Torment
  • Shining Force 2
  • Landstalker

175 games reviewed
71.0 average score
70 median score
54.9% of games recommended

Rob Kershaw's Reviews

Co-founder of Jump Dash Roll. I've been gaming since the days of the Amstrad. Huge RPG fan. Planescape: Torment tops my list, but if a game tells a good story, I'm interested. Absolutely not a fanboy of any specific platform - the proof is in the gaming pudding.
Feb 8, 2023

If you have the patience to get through the first ten or so hours and tackle the multitude of systems it throws at you, Persona 4 Golden will reward you with a richly enjoyable JRPG experience, though the misogyny and homophobic content have really not aged it well.

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Dec 7, 2022

God of War: Ragnarok throws almost the entire cadre of remaining Norse gods at the beardy one and the result is an incremental but still spectacular step up from 2018's title, refining the existing systems and loading the game with a dense narrative that satisfies more often than it distracts.

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Dec 2, 2022

The Past Within is an intricate and extremely well designed puzzler which will scratch the itch of escape room devotees and fans of Rusty Lake's kooky series alike. The co-op only limitation may put some off, but this is a treat for those who are looking for a different kind of gaming experience.

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Nov 7, 2022

A slow-burn psychological experience which taps into the tropes of folk horror with precision, and leaves a truly memorable mark on your subconscious.

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Oct 26, 2022

Another fine and varied selection of titles from the Jackbox stable, with something that will appeal to everyone in your party.

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Stylish but oddly lacking in atmosphere, Jennifer Wilde has some interesting gameplay concepts which fail to fully ignite, and Wilde himself often feels more like set dressing than a crucial part of the story.

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Oct 7, 2022

It doesn't make any strides in advancing the genre, but brevity, timeliness and an allegorical story mean that The Plague Doctor of Wippra's gameplay faults can mostly be overlooked.

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Aug 8, 2022

A gentle, immensely silly romp through an Agatha Christie style whodunnit. Lord Winklebottom is a promising debut from a talented indie studio.

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Jun 14, 2022

A few good scares and some excellent psychological horror aren't enough to fully raise this anthology from the dead.

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Crowns and Pawns brings both freshness and familiarity to the point-and-click genre. It may be brief, but quality voice acting and fun puzzles keep momentum going until the very end.‍

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6 / 10 - Chernobylite
Apr 20, 2022

Chernobylite has a lot of interesting concepts but it doesn't manage to form them into a cohesive whole. Patient players may get something out of it, but be prepared for a slog.

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9 / 10 - Tunic
Mar 30, 2022

If you're looking for an isometric RPG with a nostalgic aesthetic and Souls trimmings, Tunic is it: a tough, beautiful action-adventure which rewards the patient and batters the reckless.

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Mar 16, 2022

Walking simulator fans and those who enjoy an intriguing supernatural mystery will lap up Ghost on the Shore. Performance issues and a strict adherence to the genre will turn the rest away.

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Mar 1, 2022

When Horizon Forbidden West lets you enjoy its incredible open world in peace, Aloy's second outing is a marvel to play, even if its swollen map doesn't fully make up for a lack of true invention.

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5 / 10 - Firework
Jan 18, 2022

Firework's initially creepy premise and relatively engaging puzzles soon give way to a confusing plot that suffers from poor localisation.

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Jan 10, 2022

A stellar slice of indie goodness whose frenetic and precise fighting elevates it above the pack, while highlighting an important chapter in Taiwanese history.

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6 / 10 - Eastward
Jan 4, 2022

Under Eastward's glossy and well-designed exterior, there's a confusing and overlong story that never really satisfies.

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7 / 10 - Scarf
Dec 20, 2021

Scarf doesn't brave new platforming territory, but platforming newbies will appreciate its forgiving nature, and it tells an interesting and often dark story in an engaging way.

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9 / 10 - Growbot
Nov 12, 2021

Growbot is a charming puzzle adventure with a lot of heart, wrapped in a fantastically illustrated environment.

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Oct 21, 2021

Party Pack 8 is varied, accessible and fun. It might not be the best compendium in the series, but the likes of Job Job, Drawful Animate and Poll Mine will ensure that it's high in your consideration for a night of party games.

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