Brian Shea


63 games reviewed
74.8 average score
78 median score
42.9% of games recommended
Scores 2.5 higher than average

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Brian Shea
Apr 16, 2019

Climbing and destroying a massive robot is exciting, but the basic gameplay falters too often for a game that requires such precision

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8.3 / 10.0 - Yoshi's Crafted World
Mar 27, 2019

Despite a slow difficulty ramp, Yoshi's Crafted World is a delightful adventure thanks to fun-to-find collectibles, colorful levels, and creative boss battles

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Brian Shea
Jan 9, 2019

This platformer was fun on Wii U, and the Deluxe version gives the game a well-earned extra life on Switch

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8.5 / 10.0 - Pokémon: Let's Go
Nov 14, 2018

A fun stroll down memory lane for hardcore fans, and a strong entry point to the series for newcomers

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7.3 / 10.0 - Super Mario Party
Oct 3, 2018

The boards are underwhelming and some of the modes suffer from repetition, but the selection of minigames is among the best in the series

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8 / 10.0 - The Messenger
Aug 28, 2018

The Messenger is a terrific throwback to action platformers like Ninja Gaiden with welcome twists. While a mid-game identity crisis detracts from the experience, it's still an adventure worth taking

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7.8 / 10.0 - We Happy Few
Aug 9, 2018

We Happy Few delivers an intoxicating experience, rife with dark mysteries to unravel and exciting missions to complete, but some annoying mechanics and scarce resources keep it from reaching greatness

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Brian Shea
Jul 9, 2018

Fans of Splatoon's single-player content should look no further than the exceptional Octo Expansion

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8 / 10.0 - Unravel Two
Jun 22, 2018

By adding a second Yarny, Unravel Two ups the fun and adds much-needed variety to the experience

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6 / 10.0 - Pokémon Quest
Jun 19, 2018

With passive gameplay and constant random elements, Pokémon Quest is entirely forgettable

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7.3 / 10.0 - The Swords of Ditto
May 10, 2018

The Swords of Ditto's repetitive nature grinds after a few playthroughs, but it's a journey worth taking at least a few times

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6 / 10.0 - Super Daryl Deluxe
Apr 27, 2018

Super Daryl Deluxe is a fun, humorous ride that goes all-in on its strange vision. Unfortunately, nondescript quests, unclear objectives, and uneven balance prevent it from becoming anything more

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8.8 / 10.0 - EA Sports UFC 3
Jan 30, 2018

With an exceptional career mode and improved gameplay on top of its predecessor's already-strong offerings, UFC 3 is the best MMA game ever released

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Brian Shea
Jan 18, 2018

Whether you're scouring the overworld for secrets or delving into the dungeons, Blossom Tales is a delightful take on a beloved genre

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6 / 10.0 - Floor Kids
Jan 10, 2018

Simplistic controls and formulaic song layouts lead to repetitive gameplay, but Floor Kids still delivers unique fun in the rhythm/music space

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Brian Shea
Jan 9, 2018

Though your choices don't matter much in the end, and longtime Telltale players will note the trademark style getting staler, Minecraft's second season still tells an enjoyable, albeit meandering, tale

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With improved pacing, Below the Bedrock helps the season bounce back, but the episode feels more like a detour from the season's high stakes than a way to raise tensions heading into the finale

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6.5 / 10.0 - Sonic Forces
Nov 8, 2017

Despite its silly story and inconsistent gameplay, Sonic Forces is a fun adventure and a step in the right direction for 3D Sonic titles

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Brian Shea
Nov 1, 2017

Bland levels, basic platforming, and tedious boss battles render Bubsy's return unnecessary and unfortunate

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8 / 10.0 - Hob
Oct 2, 2017

Hob delivers meaningful, wondrous exploration in an alluring and enigmatic world, but the combat and technical issues hold it back

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