Jed Pressgrove


Favorite Games:
  • Galaga
  • Final Fantasy III (SNES)
  • Off-Peak

69 games reviewed
59.0 average score
60 median score
33.3% of games recommended

Jed Pressgrove's Reviews

Jed Pressgrove lives in Mississippi. He regularly writes game reviews for Slant and has been published in publications such as Paste and Unwinnable. His blog Game Bias has received WordPress' highest honor, "Freshly Pressed," and has been featured in Kill Screen, Rock Paper Shotgun, and Critical Distance.
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Jed Pressgrove

Fire Emblem attains an especially epic, moral grandeur with this game's focus on the interplay between education and religion.

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What hurts the game the most isn't the lack of follow through on its initial critical gumption, but rather a lack of compelling drama in its later levels.

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Its boss fights highlight the contrived lengths that FromSoftware has gone to in order to satisfy players' thirst for difficulty.

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Mar 6, 2019

Throughout, you may be gripped by the feeling that you've seen all that there is to see in the fighting game genre.

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As you watch Talma's existence fade, you grasp the importance that every moment can have on a mortal plane.

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Feb 19, 2019

At the very least, the game's epic trials will make you respect the practitioners of this most insane of sports.

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- Vane
Jan 25, 2019

The art of a game, however distinctive, matters little if it isn't accompanied by functionality.

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The effectiveness of the game's humor doesn't always tie back to the concept of Bowser as a frustrated, impotent vessel.

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You know your beloved action franchise is in a state of mediocrity when it struggles to kinetically and strategically compete with games that it helped give birth to.

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Oct 2, 2018

With so many different factors to manipulate on your way to reaching ridiculously high character levels, it's almost impossible to see any end in sight to the game.

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Oct 1, 2018

The fact that Capcom can't make this decades-old maneuver feel effortless is evidence that this series might need to go in a trash compacter like old machinery.

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Though visually sumptuous, the game doesn't do much to strike a bolder, more mature path within a tired series.

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Aug 3, 2018

The game comes down to two rival parties blandly lumbering toward each other on largely identical stages.

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Jul 19, 2018

The world design and storytelling often fail to match the high standards set by the game's ambitious ancestors.

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At least one aspect of the gameplay inadvertently confirms the feeling that Blazkowicz is just a shell of a person.

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Jun 27, 2018

Right from the start, Mario Tennis Aces, the eighth installment in the Mario Tennis series, feels inadequate.

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Jun 12, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered shows that just as the extra visual definition giveth, it also taketh away.

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Jun 5, 2018

It's electrifying in how it goes out of its way to ensure that you're constantly in the middle of nail-biting action.

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The various forms of Street Fighter II are indisputably the main historical attraction of this collection.

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Mar 26, 2018

Following the lead of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, the game builds toward an incredibly sobering conclusion.

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