Joe Donato


22 games reviewed
66.0 average score
70 median score
38.1% of games recommended
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10 / 10.0 - Shovel Knight
Jun 26, 2014

Maybe you missed the great games of the 8-bit era, or maybe you're a parent who wants to subject your children to the punishment of Castlevania, Battletoads, and Mega Man that you went through. For you, I think Shovel Knight goes beyond being a polished, fun, challenging experience. It's a curation of gaming history in a package that's palatable to today's audience.

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9 / 10.0 - Resogun
Nov 19, 2013

It's a simple, small game that hits all its marks. What more can we ask for?

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May 27, 2015

House of Wolves is a turning point for Destiny, with smart changes that warrant a return even for those that gave up on it.

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It would be easy to give Crimes & Punishments the typical "for fans of the genre" recommendation, but I think it aspires to and accomplishes more than that. Sure, it has some rough edges, and not every case is a home run, but the Deduction system makes it all worthwhile.

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8 / 10.0 - Hohokum
Aug 29, 2014

Hohokum is a delight. I enjoyed it from beginning to end, and plan to go back for every last collectible and trophy, zipping around its colorful world for at least a couple more hours. More importantly it's a real game, with satisfying goals and puzzles to solve.

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May 13, 2014

Whistleblower hits far fewer snags than the original Outlast in its attempt to scare the bejeezus out of you. It's a brisk, enjoyable, genuinely scary experience, and a great supplement to the story of the core game. If you already liked Outlast there is no doubt in my mind that you'll love Whistleblower. And if you only sort-of-liked the original, well, there's good news for you here too.

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Apr 5, 2014

The competitive game at the heart of Towerfall Ascension is still the main event, so if you don't have extra controllers and friends you'll probably want to pass. That said, it's nice that there's something fun to do with the game even when you're on your own. It's not enough to recommend the game entirely as a solo experience, but I still had a ton of fun with it and see myself going back for more, even if no one is around.

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Aug 9, 2014

After a few hours I did eventually have my fill of Sixty Second Shooter Prime. I played Geometry Wars for months, but while I enjoy and recommend SSSP, I don't think I'll have the same relationship with it.

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7 / 10.0 - Sniper Elite III
Jul 10, 2014

Without a strong setting, characters, or story to hold it all together, Sniper Elite 3 lives and dies on its gameplay mechanics.

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Mar 16, 2014

As a zombie twin-stick shooter it gets the job done, but it's qualities are lessened by its lost potential. It's lost in the shadows of better games.

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