Mike Minotti


78 games reviewed
84.2 average score
88 median score
77.9% of games recommended
Scores 3.1 higher than average

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Mike Minotti
90 / 100 - Kingdom Hearts III
Jan 24, 2019

The Disney side is still the best side of Kingdom Hearts, and Kingdom Hearts III nails that part. But even it's story, as ridiculous as it is, gives fans emotional moments and satisfaction. I wouldn't say it's better than Kingdom Hearts or Kingdom Hearts II, but Kingdom Hearts III is magical enough to resonate with this big Disney geek.

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Mike Minotti
Jan 9, 2019

This is definitely its best version thanks to the addition of Toadette. But New Super Mario Bros. U lacks imagination, and bringing it to the Switch doesn’t solve that problem.

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Mike Minotti
Dec 6, 2018

I love Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Ultimate is better in every way I can see.

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Mike Minotti
Nov 12, 2018

I missed out on these games when they first came out, but I’m glad Reignited Trilogy gave me a chance to appreciate them. All three of these titles are fun and responsive 3D platformers. But Reignited Trilogy isn’t content with celebrating the past. The new, vibrant graphics make Spyro a playable fantasy cartoon. It’s one of the most attractive kid-friendly games you’ll find.

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Mike Minotti
Oct 30, 2018

Diablo III on the Switch is my new favorite way to play the game. If you ignore the lame campaign, this is a engaging and rewarding action RPG experience that you can play for minutes or hours. And you'll enjoy it alone or with friends.

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Mike Minotti
83 / 100 - SoulCalibur VI
Oct 17, 2018

If you were ever a fan of the series, Soulcalibur VI will feel familiar and fun. And even if you're newer to the franchise, the relative simplicity of Soulcalibur's mechanics will make it easy to pick up and play.

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Mike Minotti
90 / 100 - Mega Man 11
Oct 1, 2018

If you're a fan of Mega Man but feel uneasy about how Mega Man 11 looks or adds to the formula, don't. This is a fantastic 2D action game worthy of the Blue Bomber's name.

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Mike Minotti
Sep 3, 2018

This is now the best Spider-Man game, taking the crown from Spider-Man 2. It is also one of the PlayStation 4's best exclusives and one of the best super hero games ever.

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We won't know the full quality of the expansion for a couple of years, but Battle for Azeroth is off to a strong start.

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Mike Minotti
90 / 100 - The Messenger
Aug 27, 2018

The Messenger comes out on August 30 for Switch and PC. The publisher gave us a Switch code for this review.

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Mike Minotti
Jul 24, 2018

I still enjoy Mega Man X5, X6, X7, and X8. Sure, they have problems, and they don't feel as fresh or tightly designed as the first four. But the core of what makes Mega Man X so much fun — the combination of fast-paced traversal with with 2D action — still work in these games. This collection isn't for everyone. But if you're a big fan of the Blue Bomber, this is still a great package that helps you complete your digital Mega Man collection.

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Mike Minotti
Jul 24, 2018

Mega Man X Legacy Collection is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Capcom gave us codes for all platforms for this review.

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Mike Minotti
Jun 11, 2018

Jurassic World: Evolution is more of a pure sim game than Planet Coaster, but it does a good job of taking advantage of its license. It keeps things complicated enough to feel interesting without letting it feel out of your control.

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Mike Minotti
90 / 100 - God of War
Apr 12, 2018

This new God of War takes a lot of risks. It trades blind rage and revenge for a story about a troubled father/son relationship. It ditches fast, combo-based violence for something more methodical. It's a departure from everything that once was God of War. But almost all of these risks pay off. God of War is an exhilarating, beautiful action game that turns one of PlayStation's biggest icons into a character you can care about.

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Mike Minotti
65 / 100 - Kirby Star Allies
Mar 14, 2018

Star Allies is a serviceable side-scroller, but Kirby's Switch debut should be more exciting this this snoozer.

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Mike Minotti
Jan 25, 2018

Monster Hunter: World is one of the more rewarding action role-playing games I've played in recent years.

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Mike Minotti
Nov 30, 2017

It's not a technical masterpiece, but Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a deep and fulfilling JRPG. It's a great game to show just how well this genre works with Nintendo's newest system.

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Mike Minotti
100 / 100 - Super Mario Odyssey
Oct 26, 2017

This is another Mario all-time classic that we'll be remembering and celebrating for decades to come.

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Mike Minotti
Oct 16, 2017

The grid-based combat adds the layer of complexity that The Fractured but Whole needs to stand out from its excellent predecessor. You'll still need to be a fan of the show to get the most of this. But if you are a South Park aficionado, The Fractured but Whole is another hilarious and fun game that captures the spirit of series.

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Mike Minotti
Sep 18, 2017

It's not as big and beautiful as I want it to be, but Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite still has plenty to offer.

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