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Darryn Bonthuys


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

318 games reviewed
75.7 average score
80 median score
53.3% 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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8.5 / 10.0 - Outriders
Apr 9, 2021

Outriders is old school action that stands tall as a satisfying and vulgar display of power that's fast, frantic, and pure fun.

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4.5 / 10.0 - Balan Wonderworld
Apr 8, 2021

Balan Wonderworld is a game of missed opportunities. It's simplified control scheme robs it of any of the subtle complexity that the genre is best at, its various ideas are half-baked at best, and its core gameplay is a taxing uphill climb through even the most basic of platforming principles. Amusing visual design aside, the only thing that Balan Wonderworld is good at is being consistently boring.

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Mar 19, 2021

It may wear its influences on its sleeve, but Kaze and the Wild Masks is still an effortlessly delightful romp with its tight gameplay, beautiful worlds, and enjoyable platforming action.

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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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