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Darryn Bonthuys


Favorite Games:
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • Pokemon X/Y

218 games reviewed
75.2 average score
80 median score
51.6% of games recommended

Darryn Bonthuys's Reviews

I write about video games, I live in beautifully sunny South Africa, my cats are delightful conversationalists and I'm current;y obsessed with collecting Combiner Wars Transformers. Life is fantastic right now!
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7 / 10.0 - Felix the Reaper
Oct 14, 2019

A quirky love story of life, death and bureaucracy, Felix the Reaper is as effortlessly charming as it is relentlessly challenging in the puzzle department.

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9 / 10.0 - Frostpunk
Oct 10, 2019

Without skipping a beat from the original PC game, Frostpunk's console port is a slick and efficient strategy game of misery and compromise in the coldest apocalypse. You could say it's the cold standard in console strategy.

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8.5 / 10.0 - John Wick Hex
Oct 8, 2019

John Wick Hex is a sharp-dressed, tactical, dog eat dog shooter that offers an unforgiving challenge with smart action and an authentic layer of style.

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6 / 10.0 - Code Vein
Oct 7, 2019

If you were waiting for a Dark Souls inspired game to set your heart aflutter with vampiric themes and pulse-pounding combat…then you might want to wait a bit longer, as Code Vein definitely isn't that game.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Hunt: Showdown
Oct 2, 2019

Its world is magnificently detailed, the story is fascinating and while the bones may not have much meat on them for now, Hunt: Showdown is showing some promising signs of fattening up as it doubles down on adding to its creepy world.

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8 / 10.0 - Borderlands 3
Sep 19, 2019

Borderlands 3 may be a braindead story of already dead on arrival memes and a cast that is largely forgettable (Save for Tannis, I still love you for being my socially inept spirit animal), but it's easily the most satisfying power fantasy of the year thanks to its amazingly tuned gunplay and a sophisticated flow of action that picks up the juvenile slack.

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9 / 10.0 - Star Wars Pinball
Sep 13, 2019

What more could you ask for from a themed pinball experience? Zen's love for the most entertaining sport and its source media is unquestioned at this point, and with their latest foray onto the Nintendo Switch they've more than proven their passion. They've created the ultimate Star Wars pinball experience for fans old and new alike, a collection of nostalgia that has unlimited pinball power.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Daemon X Machina
Sep 11, 2019

There may be some rough edges, but for anyone looking for some fast-paced mobile suit action and who don't mind a repetitive grind, Daemon X Machina is a big mech with cheese that's worth sinking your teeth into.

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The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is that kind of slice of classic cake that brings with it the pros and cons of a bygone era, but at least it's the kind of game that makes you lust for the nostalgia-tinted days of funnelling coins into an arcade stand and engaging in some cathartic mayhem. Easy to pick up action, retrotastic visuals and a chance to feel like a hero with a power fantasy that works delightfully well on the Nintendo Switch.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Ion Fury
Aug 14, 2019

Ion Fury knows what it wants to be: A satisfying romp through the past, emboldened by the future and metal to the max.

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