Mike Splechta


166 games reviewed
81.4 average score
85 median score
75.5% of games recommended
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Nov 18, 2019

If you're a fan of the franchise and felt betrayed by Payback in 2017, then Need for Speed Heat is worth your time. With a packed roster of over 120 cars, a well-designed and gorgeous city to explore and race in, and a huge emphasis on customization, it's undeniably Ghost Games' apology letter for 2017's mess of a game.

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The Witcher 3 on the Nintendo Switch, despite its many optimizations, remains a technical masterpiece considering the console's limitations. Playing in handheld is downright magical and masks some of its visual shortcomings. Well worth giving it a shot, even if you've already experienced the game elsewhere.

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Sep 4, 2019

This all culminates in a $40 expansion that I feel could have easily been priced at $60. Sure, we do only get one new area to complement that original game's five, but Iceborne cleverly integrates the previous areas into easily half of its main campaign, and it's just as fun revisiting them all under new circumstances with new or returning monsters to hunt. There is so much to do, whether it's the chunky and sizeable campaign or the plethora of things to do once the credits roll.

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6 / 10.0 - Anthem
Mar 5, 2019

Bugs, crashes, bad optimization, repetitive objectives, horrible load times and lots more, unfortunately, overshadow the game's great flight and combat system.

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Oct 30, 2018

With all of the improvements already added in, seasons which give further incentive for players to start new characters, as well as the addition of the Necromancer class, this is without a doubt the definitive version of Diablo 3.

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Oct 14, 2018

Despite the repetitive nature of Starlink, I still mostly enjoyed my time with it, and I think that's partially because it doesn't feel bloated content-wise. In the end, it's a game made for a younger crowd of gamers, and if I put myself in that mindset, Starlink is one hell of a good time.

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10 / 10.0 - God of War
Apr 16, 2018

While it may not resemble the older games in the franchise, that might actually be its strength. It proves that just like Kratos, who was able to mature and grow as a character, letting go of his past while not forgetting who he was, the newest game was able to do the same.

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Jan 25, 2018

It's not an easy game and takes dedication to master its many intricacies and mechanics, but even so, Monster Hunter World is the best entry point for newcomers, and veterans will no doubt appreciate the slew of quality of life improvements. It's a Monster Hunter game at heart.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Gear.Club Unlimited
Nov 22, 2017

If you have a Switch, or hell, just looking for an Arcade racing experience that won't try to shove microtransactions down your throat, or artificially gate your progress with unnecessary bullsh*t, then Gear.Club Unlimited is certainly recommended.

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Six years later, Skyrim remains true to itself - even on the Nintendo Switch.

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