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Alessandro Barbosa

Johannesburg

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

170 games reviewed
72.4 average score
75 median score
59.8% of games recommended

Alessandro Barbosa's Reviews

Writer. Engineer. Designer. Videogames included with all options.
8 / 10 - Ultros
Feb 12, 2024

Ultros' experimentation with elements from both roguelites and metroidvanias creates an enthralling combination accentuated by a captivating setting.

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7 / 10 - Ghostrunner 2
Nov 3, 2023

Ghostrunner 2 expands upon its strong foundation in ways that don't always stick the landing, working best when it returns to its signature blend of parkour and close-quarters combat.

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6 / 10 - PAYDAY 3
Oct 19, 2023

Payday 3's drastically improved heists allow for a level of freedom that is betrayed by challenge-based progression.

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Oct 4, 2023

El Paso, Elsewhere combines simple yet delicately balanced action with an engrossing story about vampires, love, and the end of the world.

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Oct 4, 2023

Forza Motorsport is a triumphant return for the simulation racing series, and it has never been as approachable or rewarding.

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9 / 10 - Viewfinder
Jul 17, 2023

Viewfinder stretches its entrancing central mechanic in delightful ways, constructing an engrossing, yet brief, puzzle-adventure that shouldn't be missed.

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Jun 30, 2023

Aliens: Dark Descent blends action and strategy fundamentals together with some hit-or-miss results, but with a surprisingly authentic atmosphere throughout

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8 / 10 - Diablo IV
May 30, 2023

Diablo IV's surprisingly moving and engrossing story encapsulates gameplay systems that have learnt all the right lessons from entries past.

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7 / 10 - Dredge
Mar 23, 2023

Dredge's engrossing gameplay loop and dark, Lovecraftian themes elevate a simple fishing game into something far more intricate and engrossing than its cheerful veneer may suggest.

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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales sticks a bit too close to its predecessor in terms of mechanics, but manages to stand on its own through its story and characters.

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4 / 10 - Scorn
Oct 14, 2022

Scorn's frustrating combat, unbalanced puzzles, and unforgiving checkpoints make it an infuriating slog through an otherwise intriguing setting.

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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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