Cody Long


25 games reviewed
79.2 average score
82 median score
60.0% of games recommended

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8.5 / 10.0 - Shakedown: Hawaii
May 14, 2019

Apart from the slight foibles I’ve mentioned, however, Shakedown: Hawaii is a solid experience, full of fun segments and a ton of laughs.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Generation Zero
Apr 2, 2019

Sadly, it just has too many problems for me to say it’s great in its current form. The devs have announced that they plan to work hard on fixing the many issues reported by players, and I really hope they succeed in that endeavor. Traipsing around 1980s Sweden surviving hordes of murderous robots is just too cool of an idea not to expand upon.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Etrian Odyssey Nexus
Feb 23, 2019

Etrian Odyssey Nexus is a satisfying culmination of all the games thus far, even if there’s very little to set it apart from its predecessors. Wherever the series goes next, I hope there is at least enough of a change to shake up the all-too-familiar formula these games are known for.

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8 / 10.0 - Kingdom Hearts III
Feb 13, 2019

I recommend the game even to newcomers, though at least a cursory knowledge of the events of prior titles is mandatory. It’s a must-have for fans of the series, though I’m sure most of the die-hard Kingdom Hearts fanatics have already finished it by the time of this review.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Wargroove
Feb 1, 2019

If you’re a fan of the old AW games, you owe it to yourself to pick this one up. Even if you’ve never played a game in the franchise, I still recommend this one. It’s a load of fun!

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8 / 10.0 - The Long Dark
Jan 28, 2019

The Long Dark, with its slow-paced survival focus and pensive atmosphere, isn’t going to appeal to everyone. For those looking for more of an action-oriented survival sim, I can’t recommend TLD. However, if rummaging around the quiet apocalypse while at the mercy of mother nature sounds like fun to you, you’ll probably have a good experience with this game.

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6 / 10.0 - State of Decay 2
May 27, 2018

As it stands, it's a fun enough budget title that fails to live up to the expectation of fans, including myself. I wanted a game that expanded on all the good things from SoD 1 and fixed some of the issues. What I got was basically a retread with a new coat of paint.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Dragon’s Crown Pro
May 15, 2018

This is the definitive version of Dragon's Crown, but do yourself a favor and wait for it to go on sale. Your wallet will thank you.

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6 / 10.0 - Far Cry 5
May 5, 2018

If you love Far Cry already, you'll probably like this one too. If you hate the series with a passion, the fifth entry isn't gonna change your mind in the slightest.

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7 / 10.0 - Into The Breach
Mar 27, 2018

I gave Into the Breach about ten hours of my time, and while I don't feel like that time was wasted, I also have no desire to go back and play it again. After one or two playthroughs, you'll have seen just about everything the game has to offer.

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Feb 14, 2018

For all its flaws, and there certainly are many, Kingdom Come: Deliverance still provides a gripping, inspired open world, replete with interesting characters, thrilling battles, and gorgeous views. If you can get past your horse occasionally floating into space, and characters appearing without heads here and there, you'll be in for a real treat.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Subnautica
Feb 1, 2018

In the end, Subnautica manages to succeed where many others have tried and failed miserably. It proves, to me at least, that there are exceptions to the seemingly all-encompassing 'four horsemen' meme. It's a thoroughly enjoyable experience, where crafting and exploration are complimented perfectly by the simultaneously beautiful and chilling atmosphere on display.

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Nov 25, 2017

At the end of the day, Battle Chasers, despite all my grumbling about it, is truly an enjoyable game.

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Oct 20, 2016

The real question, though, is whether or not DQB is worth playing at all. It’s hard for me to recommend it to anyone who already enjoys these types of games, but if you’re just getting into city-builders and ARPGs, I suppose this would be a nice primer for what to expect from other titles. Even then, for the $60 USD pricepoint, I’d advise one to wait until it goes on sale.

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Mar 27, 2016

While it does have its fair share of issues, many of which frustrated me greatly, I still think it's a solid, enjoyable title. Warhammer fans will have a lot to sink their teeth into, and Left 4 Dead fans will have something to fiddle with until the next iteration. Well…if Valve ever learns how to count to 3, that is.

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9.8 / 10.0 - Undertale
Dec 17, 2015

I found myself smiling through a majority of my time with this game, unable to put it down until I'd beaten it. For only $10 USD (or your regional equivalent) on Steam, it's hard not to recommend at least giving it a try. For me, it might just be my game of the year.

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Oct 3, 2015

If you're a MGS purist, buy it on sale. If you're simply looking for an engaging stealth/action experience, you'd be doing yourself a major disservice if you steered clear of The Phantom Pain.

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Sep 22, 2015

So, should you buy Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance? Well, if you're already a fan of the series, I'm sure you knew you were going to purchase this the moment it was announced. However, if you're just getting into strategy RPGs, I'd still recommend Disgaea 1 over this title.

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All in all, it's hard to find much to complain about in Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold. A competent story, engrossing and deep gameplay, lovely artwork/graphics, and a divine soundtrack are a few things to look forward to when purchasing this game. There are a few minor hangups, mainly the lack of dual-audio, (and the fact that day-one DLC might upset some folks out there) but as a whole, Untold 2 is without a doubt one of the best games on the 3DS right now.

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May 4, 2015

Overall, it's hard to find much to hate about Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker. The combat is satisfying and complex. The story is deep, with rich characters, and a plot that you actually change with your decisions throughout the game. The demon fusion system is improved over that of the previous entry in the Devil Survivor series, and the exclusive features that come with the new version give it much more content than the vanilla game. If you're looking for a quality RPG to sink a hundred or so hours into, and you own a 3DS, buy this game.

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