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Ken McKown

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Favorite Games:
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mortal Kombat II
  • StarCraft

427 games reviewed
73.8 average score
75 median score
47.3% of games recommended
Scores 1.3 higher than average

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Ken McKown's Reviews

I started ZTGD almost 20 years ago with the idea of gamers sharing their opinion on current games. We continue that to this day and love to be able to do this just for the passion of playing games.
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Ken McKown
9 / 10.0 - Metro Exodus
Feb 13, 2019

Exodus is a proper entry in the series and should be experienced by everyone who enjoys it. I wish they had touched more on some of the earlier threads of the series, but this is still one of the most engrossing games I have ever played.

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Ken McKown
Feb 12, 2019

All this said though there is a decent romp buried (no pun intended) within the confines of this experience. Sure it isn’t going to go down in history as a great platformer, but I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting it.

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4 / 10.0 - Gungrave VR
Feb 5, 2019

I was excited for the return of Gungrave. Especially since PlayStation VR had been so impressive for me recently diving into the technology. Sadly this experience is just not worth dropping the cash for. There are a ton of better VR experiences for Sony’s headset.

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Ken McKown
Jan 24, 2019

As far as Switch ports from the Wii U go, this is right up there with the best. Nintendo has done just enough to make it look and feel better than I remember on the Wii U.

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Ken McKown
Jan 16, 2019

It was neat to revisit these older games, but $60 for both without the option to purchase them separately feels a bit much. T

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Ken McKown
6.5 / 10.0 - Just Cause 4
Jan 9, 2019

I adored the second game, dealt with the third one, but this fourth entry just lost its appeal far too quickly. It might be time to rethink and restructure the series, or perhaps move on to a new idea.

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Ken McKown
Dec 19, 2018

World of Final Fantasy is a nice change of pace for the series’ formula, but it relies too much on simplistic tactics to be a standout. I love the two main characters and the ideas behind the combat, but the dungeons feel padded out and the combat is just not that interesting.

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Ken McKown
Nov 30, 2018

There is something magical about this trilogy. Sure Crash had more fanfare, but Spyro feels like a piece of history lost. Going back to these games was a pure joyful experience. Whether it was my fatigue of current titles or just that I crave colorful platformers, I cannot recommend this game enough. Even with its blemishes it was a title that I spent the most time smiling while playing.

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Ken McKown
7 / 10.0 - Darksiders III
Nov 29, 2018

Darksiders III is a game that fans like myself will enjoy. While not as polished as the first two entries it continues the story of the Horsemen respectfully.

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Ken McKown
Nov 20, 2018

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is by far my favorite collection of classic titles. The fact that they are on Switch and available on-the-go is a major plus. Throw in the jump-in moments and watch mode on top of more free games down the road makes this a must-own for Switch owners.

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Ken McKown
Nov 14, 2018

While the formula has not changed much in these games, they are still fun if you enjoy the subject matter. Being a massive DC fan it is cool to see some weird and obscure villains in this ridiculous roster. LEGO DC Super Villains might feel like a game built on a template, but that doesn’t make it not fun. If you are not tired of the formula and love playing the bad guy, this title might be for you.

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Ken McKown
Nov 1, 2018

Starlink is a game I expected to groan and roll my eyes at. Instead I found myself enjoying it on multiple levels. The StarFox content makes it a must-own on Switch though. It feels like a chapter in his journey. Nintendo has done well to partner with Ubisoft on their projects, and it is paying off. While the toys are unnecessary this game is heaps better than it has any right to be.

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Ken McKown
8.5 / 10.0 - SoulCalibur VI
Oct 26, 2018

Soulcalibur VI is a great way to bring back the franchise. There is a ton of content to be found and outside of a few omissions, the roster is great. Character creation leaves the door open for plenty of interesting designs.

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Ken McKown
Oct 25, 2018

I wish there was more I could say about the game. There is so much to discuss, but that would take away from the experience. Avoid spoilers, avoid videos of this game, just buy it, play it, and fall in love with this world the same way I did.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Crayola Scoot
Oct 22, 2018

Crayola Scoot is releasing at a bad time. It is a little pricey for sure, but man I had a blast with it once I got the trick system down. This is a game that could definitely be fun for families to dig into, or fans of colorful titles with neat mechanics. It is impossible to ignore how much fun can be had, but I fear it will simply be overlooked due to the timing of its release.

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Ken McKown
Oct 18, 2018

Multiplayer feels great for veteran players. Zombies is neat if not a bit mundane before it ends. Still, there is a lot here, and for those wanting that online CoD experience will find plenty bang for their buck. I miss the campaign, but they have definitely made up for it for those interested in killing other players online.

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Ken McKown
Oct 16, 2018

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a game that is worth its price tag and so much more.

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Ken McKown
9 / 10.0 - Forza Horizon 4
Oct 9, 2018

Overall Forza Horizon 4 is the greatest game I feel just kind of meh about. I mean there is absolutely nothing wrong with so many aspects of this title. It is polished, fun, smooth, and gorgeous. I think I am just growing tired of its structure.

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Ken McKown
8 / 10.0 - NHL 19
Oct 2, 2018

NHL 19 is a solid game and one that packs plenty of ways to enjoy its core mechanics.

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Ken McKown
9 / 10.0 - Mega Man 11
Oct 1, 2018

Mega Man 11 is exactly what I wanted from a new Mega Man game in 2018.

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