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Darryn Bonthuys


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

311 games reviewed
75.8 average score
80 median score
53.6% 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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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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Dec 2, 2020

Chronos: Before the Ashes is an interesting collection of ideas, but dead average implementation, aging visuals, and flawed gameplay make for an underwhelming package that barely rises above being just fine at best.

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Nov 30, 2020

Mortal Kombat 11's Ultimate Edition is NetherRealm's finest hour polished up further for a new console generation. Packed with content, further refined, and open to a wider audience than ever before, Mortal Kombat 11 is still a violent masterpiece that draws first blood with its new roster additions.

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Nov 25, 2020

Demon's Souls is an unrelenting blast from the past, reforged with numerous quality of life changes and looking better than ever thanks to the PS5 hardware that gives this old-gen classic a true next-gen update.

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Nov 24, 2020

Less is more, and Destiny 2: Beyond Light feels like a positive first step towards a new era for the franchise. New Stasis subclasses, a compelling storyline, and a gorgeous new planet to explore make for an intriguing new direction for Bungie’s cosmic sandbox.

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