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Darryn Bonthuys


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

315 games reviewed
75.7 average score
80 median score
53.2% 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 - Bugvasion TD
Feb 24, 2021

A few balancing issues aside, Bugvasion is a fun diversion. It's silly, colourful, and its tactical action has an energetic flow to it that hits a comfortable stride early on. It's not rewriting the rules of the tower defense genre, but it's hitting the right marks on a checklist of fun.

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8 / 10.0 - Thomas Was Alone
Feb 19, 2021

You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll jump in Thomas Was Alone on Nintendo Switch. Whether you're leaping in for the first time or playing through the adventure yet again, this complete port does the iconic indie game proper justice and proves that great video game ideas are timeless.

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Fascinating for 15 minutes and boring for ten hours, you'll be howling with frustration at this missed opportunity for full moon madness in Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood.

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Feb 3, 2021

Destruction AllStars is both new and familiar, but it's a refreshing collection of cars, modes, and madcap driving that shows great promise for the future. A mental destruction derby with some admittedly annoying quirks, there's plenty of charm under the hood of this game that respects your time and smashes into the competition with a gung-ho attitude and some novel ideas.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Hitman 3
Jan 19, 2021

Hitman 3 is full of surprises beneath its familiar systems. It manages to break out of its own sandbox without disrupting its formula too much, ending on a subtle note that brings the world of assassination saga to a satisfying end.

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A love letter to the golden age of beat 'em ups that Nintendo and Sega ruled, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition isn't without its flaws and it has an entry curve more punishing than starting a band during your midlife crisis, but its still a terrific jump back in time that breathes new life into a cult classic.

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Jan 6, 2021

A slow-motion bullet ballet extravaganza, The Hong Kong Massacre is a lean and mean action gameplay whose core gunplay makes for a satisfying and challenging loop that'll leave you feeling like a hardboiled action star after every face-off.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Airborne Kingdom
Dec 16, 2020

A beautiful twist on the city-building genre, Airborne Kingdom is a fascinating journey with innovative gameplay mechanics, a stirring soundtrack, and a sense of exploration that flies high.

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Dec 14, 2020

Morbid follows the Dark Souls formula pretty closely despite it having a retro charm, but the boss fights are an undeniable highlight of the game. Disturbing bouts of danger that will snuff your flame out with a single lucky blow, these encounters boast an incredible art direction, fascinating gameplay quirks, and a challenge that'll leave your controller moist with hand sweat.

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Dec 7, 2020

Fitness Boxing 2 isn't a bad way to keep your body energised, but the few improvements it has loaded into its gloves can't hide its flawed punching technique or its disappointing lack of beats to bounce around to between uppercuts.

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