Mike Splechta


163 games reviewed
81.3 average score
85 median score
56.7% of games recommended
Scores 5.2 higher than average

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Mike Splechta
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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Mike Splechta
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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Mike Splechta
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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Mike Splechta
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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Mike Splechta
Nov 13, 2017

Based on its world and racing alone, Need for Speed Payback was a lot of fun.But where Payback really disappointed is in its progression system. I miss the days of simply driving to races, placing, earning money, using that money to upgrade my car and in

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Mike Splechta
Nov 9, 2017

If the Switch is your main console, and you somehow missed out on id Software's fantastic throwback to a bygone era of First Person Shooters, then I wholeheartedly recommend DOOM on the Switch.

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Mike Splechta
Nov 6, 2017

If Horizon: Zero Dawn hooked you with its concept and its wonderful approach to an open-world Action RPG, then The Frozen Wilds will sink those hooks even deeper.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Golf Story
Oct 18, 2017

Its easy to understand, and not-so-difficult to master golf mechanics ensure that even players who don't particularly enjoy golf, like myself, will still find it enjoyable in this game.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Destiny 2
Oct 3, 2017

It's easy for me to sit here now and complain about a bunch of features that I wish weren't missing from the game, but when I'm actually playing it, those complaints seem trivial, because I'm having so much fun.

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Sep 29, 2017

While LEGO Ninjago is certainly more aimed at a younger crowd, if you're a middle-aged gamer like myself who have enjoyed the vast majority of LEGO titles up to this point, then the added combat complexity and small tweaks to gameplay mechanics make this

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8.5 / 10.0 - Pokken Tournament DX
Sep 21, 2017

If you loved the first game and want to experience the game again with a much more thriving community of Switch owners, then Pokken Tournament DX should certainly be on your radar.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Knack 2
Sep 5, 2017

Charming, and colorful. Bigger and more robust. Knack 2 is the game we were hoping the first game would be. And better yet, it's a perfect game for the young gamers in your life.

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If you're a fan of rhythm games and want to add a little bit of RPG quirk to your correctly-timed button presses, then you can't go wrong with Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor.

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Aug 28, 2017

While I still believe the game would be best controlled with a keyboard and mouse, I still wholeheartedly recommend this for anyone who appreciates smart, stealth gameplay. It's one of the best examples of the stealth genre with a ton of replayability.

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8 / 10.0 - SUPERHOT (VR)
Aug 2, 2017

Given SUPERHOT VR's price of entry ... you get a good amount of hours of gameplay, that's even worth repeating for additional challenges. Just know that over on the other side of that Oculus fence, the grass is definitely greener.

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Mike Splechta
Jul 19, 2017

On its own, it's certainly worth the asking price, and anyone looking for a game that doesn't put combat front and center, Yonder does a pretty great job at distracting you with its many mechanics.

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Mike Splechta
Jul 10, 2017

For anyone who missed out on Final Fantasy XII the first time around, or perhaps hasn't played it since it came out on the PS2, like myself, you owe it to yourself to re-experience this game all over again.

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