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Kyle Hilliard


Favorite Games:
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Portal 2
  • Mega Man X

107 games reviewed
77.2 average score
78 median score
48.6% of games recommended
Scores 1.7 higher than average

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Kyle Hilliard has been writing for Game Informer magazine and its accompanying website since 2011. He has a daughter he won't shut up about and can beat Mega Man X in about 1.5 hours.
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8.3 / 10.0 - World War Z
Apr 19, 2019

World War Z hews closely to the core tenants of the genre, but its zombies make the familiar monster feel unique. The story is interesting, but light enough that it knows when to stay out of the way

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7.3 / 10.0 - Vacation Simulator
Apr 9, 2019

Going on vacation is an expectedly relaxing experience that doesn't demand much from the player, which makes Vacation Simulator play like an introductory VR experience

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Mar 29, 2019

The fighting and visuals of the Rangers (and Goldar) are decent, but the modes, unlockables, and incentives to keep playing are limited

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7 / 10.0 - Baba Is You
Mar 25, 2019

Baba is You is smart, but as later levels force you to consider more variables, the charm wears away

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Mar 13, 2019

World Seeker lacks the detail of contemporary open-world games, but moving around and getting into fights is fun. The story and characters (new and old alike) are engaging all the way to the explosive finale

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8.5 / 10.0 - Tetris 99
Feb 18, 2019

Tetris 99 delivers a fun and intense experience while taking inspiration from gaming's most popular multiplayer trend

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6 / 10.0 - JUMP FORCE
Feb 15, 2019

Seeing characters from different franchises fight one another is exciting, but the overall presentation drags the whole experience down

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Feb 7, 2019

Knocking over buildings in a virtual 3D environment is surprisingly satisfying and moving around the structures in a 3D space to pinpoint the best spot for potential collapse is a fun, puzzle-solving exercise

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6.8 / 10.0 - Vane
Jan 18, 2019

Vane's atmosphere, music, world, and abstract story are affecting and strange, but the bugs and design lead to unnecessary frustration

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The excellent writing, silly premise, and fun combat all translate well to the updated visual style. The added Bowser Jr. mode is worth exploring, even if it's not the main attraction

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9 / 10.0 - Beat Saber
Dec 5, 2018

Beat Saber is a blast, and one of the best experiences you can have in virtual reality. You truly feel like a musical samurai (even if you look silly to everyone watching)

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8 / 10.0 - Darksiders III
Nov 26, 2018

What Darksiders III lacks in production values, it makes up for with good design. The smaller, personal elements of the story are interesting, but the larger picture is confusing

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7 / 10.0 - Déraciné
Nov 6, 2018

Déraciné's star is its story and the surprising lore of the world in which it takes place, but moving through the world and interacting with it is underwhelming

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Oct 5, 2018

Astro Bot is an excellent platformer with great motion controls, and its execution in virtual reality creates something fresh in a well-worn genre

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Even without knowledge of the source material, Lost Paradise showcases an interesting world and story full of twists and turns, but it's held back by a lethargic pace and repetitious combat

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7.5 / 10.0 - Donut County
Aug 27, 2018

Donut County is as simple as it is charming, and the story conceit pulling you along is light and enjoyable

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8.8 / 10.0 - Guacamelee! 2
Aug 21, 2018

Guacamelee 2 nails the Metroid formula while including its own style of combat and a great sense of humor

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8 / 10.0 - WarioWare Gold
Jul 27, 2018

From its start 15 years ago, WarioWare has always been an exciting showcase of Nintendo's creative ingenuity delivered in seconds-long chunks. Gold continues this bizarre tradition while paying homage to the original games

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Combat is a highlight and I laughed at some solid jokes, but exploring Ooo is a disappointment. The game is also plagued by technical problems

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8 / 10.0 - Mario Tennis Aces
Jun 22, 2018

The core arcade tennis is fun, and collecting rackets and leveling up Mario's tennis abilities through the campaign is a worthwhile endeavor, even if a few difficulty spikes hurt the pace

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