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Justin Celani

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Favorite Games:
  • Resident Evil 2
  • The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
  • Skies of Arcadia

232 games reviewed
73.2 average score
80 median score
53.9% of games recommended

Justin Celani's Reviews

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Stranded Sails I would say fits just right in the genre with its own take. If the intro hours were a little quicker I think the pacing would feel much better and I worry some folks will stop before getting there. It reminded me of the first time I played Harvest Moon 64. I had no idea what I was doing, but slowly and surely I came away feeling accomplished and satisfied. Stranded Sails gave me that feeling of heart and charm with a pirate twist.

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The Ninja Warriors is reborn in this latest installment and I couldn’t be happier. I would have loved to see some new levels or bosses. Maybe even a boss rush mode. Yet I feel like that’s just being greedy. The fact this new release has come with its already added features is a treasure. This was a game I played at the very tail end the SNES life. I recall just thinking it was an amazing arcade like experience transferred to my home console. While it might not have the same impact for players today, it’s great to see it preserved and enhanced. We could all do with more old classics re-vitalized just like this one.

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Oct 10, 2019

A Knights Quest started off a bit rough for me and I thought perhaps my expectations were set a bit too high after having watched the trailers. Luckily over time, the best elements of its world, exploration, and it stellar music won me over. The combat is so close to feeling good, but just can’t quite get there. Overall I’d still recommend fans of this genre to check it out. A Knight’s Quest has a great adventure in store, only missing the mark just barely.

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Sep 23, 2019

My time in Jericho City has been a combat fueled, cyberpunk nightmare come true. What we have here is a sequel that sticks to what it the series does well and expands on it. The bigger maps and hub like city have been an absolute joy to explore. The fighting is as visceral and engaging as ever. The boss battles are demanding and sometimes towering. The defeats will be devastating, the victories bitter sweet. The Surge has returned and it’s time to put on the exosuit, start the body modification, and figure out what happened to Jericho City.

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Aug 26, 2019

Fans of single player games who love shows like X-files, Twin Peaks, and the sort,this is a must play. It’s refreshing to get a superbly crafted, story driven game, with no multiplayer and no micro transactions in today’s market. Fans of the genre need to have Control in their sights and I truly hope Remedy has a bonafide success on their hands. Control is one of the weirdest, fascinating, and most intriguing games I’ve ever played, a wild ride for sure. I’ll be there for the future DLC and a sequel if one ever comes.

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Dec 21, 2017

It's been an extremely long time since I've played an RPG that's scratched an adventure itch in a classic sense.

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Dec 8, 2017

I've always enjoyed the genre, and everything in Sky Force Reloaded is solid enough. From a visual, gameplay, and soundtrack standpoint, I'm more than happy. I just can't shake this feeling that the game was designed to kill hours on the phone, and for me it just doesn't translate into a great home console experience.

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Nov 29, 2017

Even though the mini games were a blast, the other half is missing, and it's just not a party without them.

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6 / 10.0 - Black Mirror
Nov 29, 2017

The Black Mirror is ripe for being that classic creepy haunted manor mystery type setting, but everything surrounding its tale makes it hard to get pulled into and constantly pulls players out of the experience with its follies. This mirror is still worth looking into, but its cracks definitely show.

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REV 2, even with its issues is a huge jump in quality compared to the Vita release. I'd love to see more Resident Evil games on the Switch so this seems like a no brainer.

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Rev 1 is better than it was on the 3DS

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Outcast Second Contact is a neat idea and one that I wish brought Outcast updated mechanics and controls. Instead of being something that can bring in new fans, it feels like an attempt to just update the visuals and that’s it. New updates to all these features, new voice acting, and perhaps some more ease of use and quality of life improvements could have gone a long way to making this more than it is. As it stands, it’s a fascinating look at an old game with new visuals and that’s about it. The game hugely impacted and helped shape and mold what we have known to become open world games, but it’s not caught up yet with all the new improvements in today’s standards for this release. If a sequel does ever see the light of day, I’d love to see how they can actually refine and perhaps mold new open world games into become something more. If the first game could help start a genre, let’s see if a second one could improve and rejuvenate it. Outcast Second Contact is an experience most will likely want to leave in the past, new visual upgrades or not.

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If Skyrim has grown stale or doesn't hold interest to certain players anymore, the Switch version most likely won't do anything to win players back. Though for newcomers and fans that want to return, Skyrim is here, as a great as remembered, and grand scale adventure now in the palm of your hands.

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2 / 10.0 - Road Rage
Nov 16, 2017

I hate to be overtly negative about any videogame, but Road Rage is a classic example of a game that just disappoints on almost every level.

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Nov 15, 2017

It's one of the best Assassin's Creeds games I've played, and probably one of my all-time favorites right after Black Flag and the controversial AC III. This one was worth the wait. Now time to get back to exploring another ancient tomb!

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Nov 14, 2017

If playing Doom on the go is a huge factor, it gets no better than this. It doesn't look the clearest or run the smoothest, but 90% of the time players can still enjoy one hell of a game.

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Nov 8, 2017

The Frozen Wild is a great DLC that takes the core game, makes some new additions, and gives player a reason to return to the world in great form.

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Oct 27, 2017

This might be the first time I think the license here might actually be doing the game harm then the game itself.

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8.5 / 10.0 - ECHO
Oct 26, 2017

Echo truly surprised me in ways I didn't expect.

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8 / 10.0 - Detention 返校
Oct 23, 2017

An extremely well done story crafted inside a psychological horror game that nails its terrifying atmosphere. It might not be the longest game or even the best horror game, but it truly got under my skin at times, and that's one of the highest accolades I can give any title in the genre.

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