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Kyle Hilliard


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

102 games reviewed
77.4 average score
78 median score
49.0% of games recommended
Scores 0.8 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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8.5 / 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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Jun 9, 2018

Sushi Strikers finds an original puzzle mechanic in a genre overpopulated by match-threes, but sometimes it's too dense for its own good

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Jun 4, 2018

The frequent moments of action and speed are exciting, but interactions with characters are overlong, and every level feels like you're going through a new unskippable tutorial

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8.3 / 10.0 - FAR: Lone Sails
May 18, 2018

Far: Lone Sails tells a compelling text-free story in an engaging world, and the connection you build with your vehicle over the course of the journey is a compelling one

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May 1, 2018

Tropical Freeze stands among the best platformers of the last decade. Playing as Funky Kong is great for alleviating frustration or allowing skilled players to breeze through the game at high speed

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Kyle Hilliard
May 1, 2018

Tropical Freeze stands among the best platformers of the last decade. Playing as Funky Kong is great for alleviating frustration or allowing skilled players to breeze through the game at high speed

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