Chris Tapsell


16 games reviewed
72.0 average score
79 median score
81.3% of games recommended
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No Recommendation / Blank - Pokemon Sword and Shield
Nov 13, 2019

Pok'mon Sword and Shield add some brilliant new creatures, but like their gargantuan Dynamax forms, the games feel like a hollow projection.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Age of Wonders: Planetfall
Aug 7, 2019

Competent strategy pastes flat-footed, surface-level sci-fi over a genre that lives and dies by its nuance.

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Jun 21, 2019

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is a gold-standard remaster, capturing the loveably janky, off-brand spirit of classic CTR - and then some.

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May 16, 2019

Ambitious and sometimes overwhelming, Three Kingdoms does a great job of capturing the complexity of China's vivid past.

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No Recommendation / Blank - At the Gates
Jan 25, 2019

The former Civ 5 director's long-running passion project is filled with nice ideas, but they never threaten to pull together.

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Recommended - Pokémon: Let's Go
Nov 13, 2018

Pok'mon's Switch debut deftly toes the line between returning fans and all-new ones, with a few small wobbles along the way.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Football Manager 2019
Oct 30, 2018

Quality of life tweaks and vast depth can't overcome Football Manager 2019's uncharacteristically clumsy, all-consuming training rework.

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Messy, boisterous, chaotic - Civilization 6: Rise and Fall is the antidote to the Enlightenment.

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Nov 17, 2017

Pok'mon returns for a 3DS victory lap in this generous, definitive retelling of the Alolan story.

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Apr 28, 2017

Dawn of War finally returns with a fascinating, if imperfect, twist on the modern RTS.

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