Matt Maguire


51 games reviewed
76.5 average score
80 median score
59.6% of games recommended
Scores 1.4 higher than average

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Matt Maguire
5 / 10.0 - Sea of Thieves
Apr 5, 2018

Sea of Thieves isn't a complete game. Much of what's present is enchanting, but repetition will claim most before the kraken does. Check it out on Xbox Games Pass for a month, or hold out and hope that it is filled out in time.

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Matt Maguire
Feb 14, 2018

PUBG on Xbox is a shambles, but I utterly adore it. It's strategic, messy, strange, and hilarious. Consider this a hearty recommendation delivered with several huge caveats.

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Matt Maguire
Jul 17, 2017

Morrowind is a capable add-on to an MMO that's a leader in story and questing, and is only improving with age.

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8 / 10.0 - DiRT 4
Jun 12, 2017

Dirt 4's casual-friendly additions subdue its handling model, but it's a great racer regardless – especially for those that struggle to stay on the track in Dirt Rally.

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8 / 10.0 - Little Nightmares
Apr 28, 2017

The first multiplatform release from Tarsier is a taut grim fairytale of a puzzle-platformer that's perfect to explore on a rainy afternoon.

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Matt Maguire
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a paradox: it's both disappointing and excellent. A mammoth title, it delivers tons of great content, but hamstrings itself with a poor first few hours, a few horrible systems, and some uninspired scenarios. Even so, it's pretty great!

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8 / 10.0 - Loot Rascals
Mar 10, 2017

Loot Rascals is a unique roguelike whose bright and breezy presentation contrasts nicely with its intricate systems and ferocious difficulty.

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9 / 10.0 - Titanfall 2
Nov 25, 2016

Titanfall 2 is a gigantic stompy robot that for whatever reason is slipping by gamers unnoticed. This is a travesty, as it's an incredible title – easily one of the best of the year.

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Matt Maguire
Oct 14, 2016

I simply find its visuals too compromised for it to be playable. Looking at this game in VR is like looking at a deteriorated painting while wearing someone else's prescription glasses... after they've been dipped in marmalade.

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Matt Maguire
Unscored - Driveclub VR
Oct 14, 2016

It makes me extremely nauseated within a minute every time I jam it – to the point that I'm yet to finish a race.

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Matt Maguire
Oct 14, 2016

Here's hoping the better two games get standalone releases for cheap, because they're good

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Matt Maguire
Oct 14, 2016

Job Simulator is as garbage as its name would suggest. Ostensibly yet another inane joke "simulator" game, it tasks you with performing dreary tasks like cooking soup or stamping résumés while wry robots (again) crack wise. The difference here is the robots are actually pretty funny.

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Matt Maguire
Oct 14, 2016

Unlike its top-down forefather, it's bland, slow, ugly, and may invoke nausea in some. The head aiming system works well at least, but overall it's the definition of unnecessary.

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Matt Maguire
6 / 10.0 - Hustle Kings (VR)
Oct 14, 2016

VR versions of existing games don't fare too well in this round-up, but Hustle Kings VR seems a'ight.

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Matt Maguire
Oct 14, 2016

Like most other VR games, Rush of Blood is let down by the somewhat flaky tracking of your choice of controller, but it's still a gem (and another great one to inflict on others while you kick back and laugh).

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Matt Maguire
6 / 10.0 - Tumble VR
Oct 14, 2016

It's value for money at least, and as such, scrapes into the "good" category – if only by the width of a particularly small, flat virtual block. It's on the demo disc, so perhaps try before you buy.

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Matt Maguire
8 / 10.0 - Headmaster (VR)
Oct 14, 2016

Headmaster is a hands-free tech demo stretched into a game, but it's intuitive, highly accessible, and bloody good.

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7 / 10.0 - Bound (VR)
Oct 14, 2016

A striking title with terrific animation, it's doubly beautiful in VR, tight camera angles allowing you to get close to its mesmerizing protagonist whose movement was achieved via motion capture of dancer Maria Udod.

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Matt Maguire
8 / 10.0 - Batman: Arkham VR
Oct 14, 2016

Arkham VR is short and pretty simple. However, for a shade over 30 bucks, it's probably still worth it, particularly if you need an impressive looking and accessible title with which to impress your friends.

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Matt Maguire
9 / 10.0 - Forza Horizon 3
Sep 21, 2016

A beautifully crafted Australian locale combined with an amazing car collection take this entry to the next level. Forza Horizon 3 builds on the driving prowess and open world diversity of its predecessors, taking it to the top of the podium.

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