Domagoj Belancic


8 games reviewed
87.5% of games recommended
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Apr 9, 2024

"Children of the Sun" is a clever puzzle shooter with unique game mechanics. Controlling the bullets you fire is a lot of fun. Scoring headshots is bloody and satisfying. I'm motivated to find the perfect path through the levels, even though some of the larger game environments can feel exhausting. The audiovisual presentation delivers a surreal and disturbing atmosphere. Despite the low purchase price, the game is a little too short at just around three hours of playtime.

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Unscored - Pepper Grinder
Mar 28, 2024

Pepper Grinder is a beautiful game that surprises me with new and crazy ideas every couple of seconds. Moving around with the giant drill is fast, challenging, and satisfying. The intuitive level design guides me through the game with subtle hints and teaches me new gameplay mechanics without much explanation. The only thing that drags down the extremely fast pace of the game are the boss battles, which are a little too long. After around four hours of drilling and jumping, I saw the end credits of the game. If I wanted to collect all the remaining items and unlock everything, I would add a few more hours. Despite the short playing time, I recommend the game to all fans of challenging platformers. It's a perfect gaming snack for a rainy weekend.

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Mar 21, 2024

Rise of the Rōnin is a fascinating game. It makes up for its lack of polish with a considerable amount of charm. And this charm makes me like the game more than many other polished but soulless AAA games. Yes, the graphics are dated, the mission design is repetitive and the enemies are dumb as dirt. But the combat system and traveling through the open world are so much fun that these criticisms pale into insignificance. When I switch off my brain and enjoy the excellent action, time flies by with the game. Rise of the Rōnin may not be flawless, but it offers a damn fun and captivating gaming experience that no fan of samurai and Japan should miss out on.

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Feb 14, 2024

Mario vs. Donkey Kong is a worthwhile remake of a GBA classic. For the price, however, I would have expected more additional content or a more impressive visual presentation. Regardless of the price, Mario vs. Donkey Kong is a fun and addictive puzzle game. In the later levels, the game suffers from its imprecise controls and strange collision detection. At least these shortcomings can be counteracted with the new casual and co-op modes. I'm definitely hooked and hope that Nintendo will continue the series with a "real" sequel after the remake.

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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is not a bad game, it's just ... boring. The solid shooter gameplay mechanics quickly turn into a monotonous slog. This is mainly due to the uninteresting missions, boring upgrades and the lack of gameplay variation between the characters. The monotonous shooting is more fun with real team members. However, if you prefer to play the game alone, the online constraints are annoying. The promised new content sounds good in theory. But unless the new characters and locations fundamentally change the game mechanics, I won't be returning to Metropolis any time soon.

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Jan 23, 2024

Infinite Wealth is a chaotic masterpiece. The game celebrates its silliness and just lets me have fun in its colorful open world. The revised combat system offers additional strategic depth and a highly entertaining, over the top presentation. The side activities are the best in the series. The addicting "Sujimon" and "Dondoko Island" mini-games in particular allow you to completely lose yourself and invest countless hours in them. Despite its silliness, Infinite Wealth manages to establish believable characters and evoke deep emotions. Kiryu's touching story in particular will bring tears to the eyes of long-time fans. Newcomers will quickly be overwhelmed by the countless characters, storylines and gameplay mechanics. If you want to get into the Like a Dragon series, I recommend you start with an older installment and save this wild work of art as the crowning conclusion.

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Jan 18, 2024

Another Code: Recollection is a comprehensive remake of two forgotten adventure gems. The reinterpretation of the original material adds substantial new features, but cannot quite capture the magic of the original games. This is partly due to the puzzles, which have completely been reworked, and the lacklustre audiovisual presentation. Despite the points of criticism, I had a lot of fun with the games during my fifteen or so hours of play. I love the melancholy world of Another Code I'm and am glad that this series has been given a second chance.

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Jan 16, 2024

The PS5 upgrade of Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic PS4 drama "The Last of Us Part II" scores with exciting additional content. Graphically, not much has changed.

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