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Alessandro Barbosa

Johannesburg

Favorite Games:
  • Journey
  • Portal 2
  • Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

159 games reviewed
72.5 average score
75 median score
58.9% of games recommended

Alessandro Barbosa's Reviews

Writer. Engineer. Designer. Videogames included with all options.
8 / 10 - HYPER DEMON
Sep 23, 2022

Hyper Demon builds upon the excellent foundation established by Devil Daggers, offering a more mechanically complex shooter that's also more approachable than its predecessor.

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Jul 25, 2022

Hot Wheels returns to Forza Horizon with more track types and an even larger map to speed through, but its strict progression is an unwelcome speed bump.

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9 / 10 - Stray
Jul 18, 2022

Stray expertly embodies the abilities of its feline protagonist to create a captivating puzzle adventure in an engrossing post-apocalyptic world

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7 / 10 - F1 22
Jul 7, 2022

F1 22 is an iterative entry in the F1 series that focuses heavily on an authentic recreation of a new era in the sport, with fantastic results on the track.

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Jun 17, 2022

Diablo Immortal is a surprisingly premium-feeling adventure in the series that hits all the right notes, even if its endgame starts to depend on microtransactions too heavily.

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5 / 10 - Soundfall
May 27, 2022

Soundfall has an enticing hook of action role-playing mixed with rhythm sensibilities, but fails to capitalize meaningfully on either of them.

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7 / 10 - Teardown
Apr 28, 2022

Teardown's incredibly destructible environments and meticulously detailed physics make it a satisfying destruction game despite a disappointing campaign.

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6 / 10 - Road 96
Apr 19, 2022

Road 96's memorable character moments are overshadowed by a central narrative that requires you suspend your disbelief far too often.

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga's refreshed mechanics and gorgeous worlds provide enough incentive to revisit the three trilogies again, despite some repetitive content.

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Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves improves two of the series' best entries with significant, but unsurprising, results.

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Nov 4, 2021

Forza Horizon 5 continues the upward trend of the franchise, providing an open-world racing experience that stands unrivaled.

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8 / 10 - Unsighted
Oct 27, 2021

Unsighted remixes familiar ideas with an engrossing spin on what it means to take on a time-sensitive mission to save the world.

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Oct 19, 2021

Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye intelligently builds upon the strong base of Outer Wilds, while only stumbling when trying drastically new ideas.

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Sep 29, 2021

Diablo II: Resurrected is a painfully faithful remaster of the original classic, which makes it difficult to get into over two decades later.

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Aug 23, 2021

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a surprisingly deep third-person shooter with tight, enjoyable multiplayer action that has enough variety to tease multiple return visits.

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Aug 17, 2021

The Forgotten City is a deeply satisfying puzzle adventure that will have you questioning what it means to sin.

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8 / 10 - Death's Door
Jul 20, 2021

Tight, challenging combat and a gorgeous world to explore makes the morbid act of reaping souls a delight in Death's Door.

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Jul 2, 2021

Satisfying puzzles and cathartic painting mechanics support Chicory: A Colorful Tale's strikingly relatable story about self-doubt.

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8 / 10 - Knockout City
May 28, 2021

Knockout City's surprising depth coupled with its approachable mechanics make it an engrossing new multiplayer offering.

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8 / 10 - Loop Hero
Mar 26, 2021

Loop Hero combines familiar mechanics in unfamiliar ways, producing an exhilarating and tactical roguelite that you'll struggle to put down.

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