Simon Parkin


110 games reviewed
77.2 average score
80 median score
56.6% of games recommended

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Eurogamer
Simon Parkin
No Recommendation / Blank - Lost Sphear
Feb 2, 2018

Lost Sphear is a more ambitious JRPG than its predecessor, yet it risks abandoning its purpose to return to the genre's simpler days.

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Eurogamer
Simon Parkin
Nov 30, 2017

The true sequel to the best-loved contemporary JRPG is unrestrained in its ambition, and the result is a chaotic kind of brilliance.

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Recommended - Fire Emblem Warriors
Oct 18, 2017

A harmonious meeting of two traditions, Fire Emblem Warriors explores a different, yet no less beguiling, type of battlefield strategy.

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Essential - Stardew Valley
Oct 10, 2017

A modern indie classic on PC finds in Nintendo's Switch the perfect platform.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Cuphead
Oct 2, 2017

A brutal game that's equal parts frustrating and exhilarating, delivered in the mesmerising style of a prohibition-era cartoon.

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Recommended - Everybody's Golf
Aug 30, 2017

A vibrant interpretation of golf that expands on the series' distinguished lineage without compromising, or distracting from, its strengths.

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Eurogamer
Simon Parkin
Jul 10, 2017

Final Fantasy's weirdest, most wonderful curio is a bright reminder of the power of crisp invention in high-risk blockbuster development.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
Jul 3, 2017

Samurais vs. Chocobos.

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Guardian
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May 17, 2017

Developer Impulse Gear has made an earnest attempt at a VR version of Halo, but the game, and its strange PlayStation Aim Controller, fall short of the target

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Eurogamer
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No Recommendation / Blank - Birthdays the Beginning
May 5, 2017

The designer behind Harvest Moon returns with a game that frustrates as much as it fascinates.

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Eurogamer
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Apr 24, 2017

An elegiac, memorable and affecting tale of the misfortunes suffered by the members of a deeply eccentric family.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Late Shift
Apr 24, 2017

The FMV thriller is fully exhumed in this splicing of game and cinema, where high production values fail to obscure the creative fissures.

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Guardian
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Apr 4, 2017

It may look like a game for children but this primary coloured, Kickstarter-funded platformer is catnip for 30-somethings who came of age with Banjo-Kazooie

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Guardian
Simon Parkin
Mar 29, 2017

Latest in long running high-school franchise boasts characters as deeply written and well observed as a multi-season TV series

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Eurogamer
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No Recommendation / Blank - Rain World
Mar 29, 2017

Relentless and brutal, this post-apocalyptic pixel art survival quest is a gruelling, if often beguiling, challenge.

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Unscored - Nier: Automata
Mar 16, 2017

It's testament to Taro's talent for storytelling that the game inspires replay as much through its narrative hooks as its baser promise of trophies and a 100% competition record.

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Eurogamer
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No Recommendation / Blank - 1-2-Switch
Mar 2, 2017

A characteristically imaginative minigame suite that lays out the possibilities of Nintendo's new console, without feeling like a guidebook.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Double Dragon IV
Feb 3, 2017

This period study of the arcade's formative beat 'em up has its charms, but the sense that this is a game out of time is not easily shaken.

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Guardian
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Capcom’s survival horror series goes back to its origins as a truly shocking, challenging and terrifying experience

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Eurogamer
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A JRPG classic is revived for 3DS, and the years haven't dimmed its charm in the slightest.

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