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Eric Zander

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Favorite Games:
  • The Legend of Zelda Series
  • Kingdom Hearts Series
  • Uncharted Series

26 games reviewed
76.3 average score
80 median score
53.8% of games recommended

Eric Zander's Reviews

I've been a gamer my entire life. I love spreading the word about games and technology and making sure everyone who wants to make a purchase decision is well informed beforehand. Many of my reviews are done in video format and posted on my YouTube channel, BlackStarChronicles, as well as on GBAtemp.net.
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Sep 7, 2019

I cannot recommend Legend of the Skyfish to anyone. The title is very obviously meant to grab your attention and convince you that it is at all similar to The Legend of Zelda series. Unfortunately, there is very little charm to this game. The gameplay gets repetitive quickly and the difficulty spike occurs too late in the game to save it.

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5 / 10.0 - My Name is Mayo
Jan 11, 2017

My Name is Mayo is a parody of a game. When you strip down a modern AAA title to its very core, this is what you get. Like "Desert Bus" before it, this game shows what a modern video game fundamentally is; absurd. For $0.99 you can proudly walk away with at least 51 trophies and declare, "Oh, now I get it!"

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5.5 / 10.0 - Valkyria Revolution
Jul 18, 2017

Valkyria Revolution never should have existed in this state. While its predecessors were a breath of fresh air in the J-RPG genre, this spin-off is as generic as it gets. At times, it seems that Valkyria Revolution is a parody of J-RPGs, taking all of the tackiest elements and poorly shoving them together.

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Nov 24, 2015

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash was always designed to be a filler game as we wait for Xenoblade X, Star Fox Zero, and Zelda U. It's unfortunate that not a lot of effort was put into the game, but it's still enjoyable enough as it is. Once the price tag drops, I'll be willing to recommend it.

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6.5 / 10.0 - WARTILE
Apr 8, 2020

This game may have fell short of the potential I feel it had, but I nonetheless hope to see more from PlayWood Project Aps in the future.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Assault Suit Leynos
Sep 8, 2016

Assault Suit Leynos, simply put, is an updated version of a 1990 game. I do believe that it is worth the cost to upgrade for fans of the original game and also for fans of 2D shoot 'em ups in general. However, the game simply will not appeal to the vast majority of gamers in 2016.

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7.2 / 10.0 - Mighty No. 9
Jun 20, 2016

There was a lot of hype for Mighty No 9. which ended up fading away over its rough development time. The ending product was not what we anticipated - but it's still a fairly good game for a decent price. It's fault comes from not knowing exactly what it wants to be. It's difficulty is so wild that it could turn off many players - casuals and Mega Man veterans alike. Overall, I recommend fans of the genre to give Mighty Number 9 a shot.

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Jun 2, 2017

Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku is the first in the series to hit the PS4 and continues the series tradition of providing players with high quality and surprisingly deep dungeon-crawling. The retro feeling of the game is enough for the nostalgic crowd to be happy, but the game feels modern enough for any fan of the dungeon-crawling genre to enjoy. Progress and enjoyment from the game can be derived from 10 minute sessions as well as 5 hour sessions. Cladun doesn't take itself seriously, so I recommend it both to people who want to min-max their RPG characters as well as to those who just want to blindly dungeon-crawl.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Resident Evil 0 HD
Jan 18, 2016

Resident Evil 0 stands completely on its own. You can go into this game completely blind, having never played a single Resident Evil game, and be able to appreciate it all. In fact, it's the best way to jump into the series. I highly recommend this game to newcomers and veterans alike. Do yourself a favor and get this game.

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7.6 / 10.0 - The Swindle
Jul 27, 2015

The Swindle is a very fun game, and I would certainly recommend it at its small price point.

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