Jake Valentine


20 games reviewed
75.4 average score
78 median score
50.0% of games recommended
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9.7 / 10.0 - Doom
Jun 4, 2016

DOOM has no business being a good game, yet it may end of being one of 2016's best.

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Apr 3, 2014

They found a way to fix Diablo III.

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9.2 / 10.0 - Far Cry 4
Dec 15, 2014

Far Cry 4 doesn't do much to differentiate itself from its predecessor, but it doesn't necessarily have to.

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9 / 10.0 - Luftrausers
Mar 30, 2014

I could talk more and more about how enjoyable Luftrausers is, how exciting the gameplay is, how easy re-starting the game after death can be, how addicting and exhilarating the experience is, but at the end of the day, you can kill a battleship by flying your plane through it.

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9 / 10.0 - Risk of Rain
Feb 26, 2014

While frustrations will arise, they're quickly subsided by accomplishment, joy, and amazement that you were really able to live for that long against seemingly insurmountable odds.

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Look, folks: Resident Evil 4 was a fantastic game when it first launch. It's still a fantastic game today, not only by 2005 standards but also 2014 standards.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Dota 2
Jul 19, 2013

Dota 2 isn’t for the faint of heart. It isn’t for everyone. But if you play MOBAs, then it is for you. This is the game in the genre you need to play. If you don’t believe me, then consider this: There’s a reason why the community has crowd-funded a total of $900,000-plus to the prize pool for The International 3.

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Jun 26, 2014

Wolfenstein: The New Order is enjoyable experience that I wish lasted a bit longer.

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Nov 25, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront may not be perfect, but it's still better than trade negotiations.

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Dec 2, 2013

Forza Motorsport 5 isn't the next big full-featured game in the franchise. Instead, think of it as both a prologue and an enjoyable launch game that's gorgeous to look at and incredibly fun to play. We can only hope that Forza Motorsport 6 is just as fun. Only, you know, with more tracks and cars. And fewer micro transactions.

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Mar 4, 2014

South Park: The Stick of Truth is at its best when it's acting more like an episode of South Park and less like a video game.

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7 / 10.0 - Entwined
Jun 21, 2014

Entwined is at its best when used as a chance to relax and unwind from a busy day. It's the warm-up band, if you will, before you dive into the headliner you've been waiting to play with your friends all night.

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7 / 10.0 - Mercenary Kings
Mar 30, 2014

There are moments of pure bliss, encounters that will require nimble rolls and quick trigger fingers, and plenty of looting and crafting to be done. But I can't help but wonder what could have been.

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7 / 10.0 - Dead Rising 3
Nov 28, 2013

Dead Rising 3 is a schizophrenic game. The story is absolutely mess and the difficulty has a tendency to spike every now and then, yet the gameplay is beyond enjoyable and it's a blast to explore the game's sandbox.

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Mar 16, 2014

When the decks are all shuffled and the cards are dealt, Hearthstone shines as a fantastic casual free-to-play digital card game. If you're looking for a bit more substance, though, you might want to go elsewhere.

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7 / 10.0 - Full Bore
Jul 6, 2014

What started out as an enjoyable experience has slowly but surely turned into a tiring and cumbersome adventure. Maybe someone else, another bore with more patience and determination, could succeed where I have failed. Instead, I will resign to curling up in this corner and getting some sleep.

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I enjoyed mindlessly killing zombies more in the base game than I did in the arcade style DLC. I guess that's all I have to say about that.

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Jan 4, 2014

Some of these issues could be excused with enticing gameplay and exciting action, but things never come full circle. Halo: Spartan Assault is a soulless, boring, chore of a game. The small glimpses of fun arcade like gameplay are drowned away by frustration and money grabbing.

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If you're itching for a digital card game, Hearthstone is ready and waiting. If you're interested in Magic: the Gathering, head on over to your local game store and inquire about learning the game.

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4 / 10.0 - Driveclub
Oct 15, 2014

The entire time I spent playing Driveclub was time I wish I spent elsewhere.

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