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Krista Noren


Favorite Games:
  • Persona 4: Golden
  • Animal Crossing
  • Steins;Gate

30 games reviewed
79.2 average score
80 median score
56.7% of games recommended

Krista Noren's Reviews

Senior Editor of GBAtemp.
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Jan 21, 2020

Tokyo Mirage Sessions never really captures the best of either of its inspirations, always feeling like a crossover that mixes the elements of both Persona and Fire Emblem, but never blends them fully. However, that doesn't take away that this is a fun and fulfilling JRPG, even if it's not what we expected, and most definitely deserved a second lease on life on the Nintendo Switch.

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Nov 21, 2019

At the end of the day, Pokemon Sword and Shield are genuinely fun. That fun might be a little short-lived, but it's still got all the trappings that you can expect from a Pokemon game. There's a few new bells and whistles, a few steps taken forward, and a couple of steps taken back, just as there is with every new generation of the franchise.

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9 / 10.0 - Code Vein
Oct 15, 2019

Code Vein is a brilliant evolution of the soulslike style. With fun combat, a well done AI partner system and a wealth of build options. Each area permeates that distinct desolate feeling, while still managing to remain unique. Even the story manages to keep being interesting enough to continually draw the player forward to discover more, with an elegant system to experience memories of past events to flesh out the story. Anyone who enjoys both anime style games, and soulslike games has plenty to enjoy in Code Vein.

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May 24, 2019

It's been four years, but Resident Evil HD is just as good a remake as when it first launched. For anyone who didn't grow up in the era of the original PlayStation or get around to trying it on another platform, this specific outing of Resident Evil 1 is a great way to get into the series, provided you don't mind a few Switch-related quirks with the port.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Duck Game
May 20, 2019

If you're interested in something new to spice up your local gaming get-togethers, or want a staple online title that'll be something you can keep coming back to, then Duck Game is the answer to all those questions and more. The Nintendo Switch is the perfect home for multiplayer fun, with a near-endless library of fun games to pick up and play with your friends. This makes it the ideal platform for Duck Game, a game stuffed with charm, hilarious fun, and just the right amount of insanity.

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6.7 / 10.0 - Days Gone
May 9, 2019

Days Gone sits at the cusp between good and bad. It exists as a wholly mediocre game, relying so much on its inspiration that it never feels unique. When compared to Sony's recent first-party successes in the form of Spider-Man and God of War, it only makes Days Gone that much blander.

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Apr 13, 2019

Massive's dedication and care to development have resulted in The Division 2 definitively being one of this year's best games thus far.

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Any Persona fan will be delighted with seeing their favorite characters together once more. If you enjoyed Persona 4: Dancing All Night, or love either Persona 3 or 5, there's a good chance that you'll be pleased with these spinoffs. This would be easier to recommend however, if both titles were not split up as separate $60 games, with lots of added DLC.

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8.3 / 10.0 - Marvel's Spider-Man
Sep 25, 2018

Insomniac's Spider-Man takes the best elements from previous Spider-Man games, and gives it a level of polish that will leave you stunned. Swinging from towering skyscrapers is an absolute thrill, and this game sets a standard for impressive visuals. However, a lack of content and the repetitive nature of the game hold it back from true greatness.

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Mar 5, 2018

Yakuza 6 is a wonderful, heartfelt conclusion to Kiryu's story, offering a hilariously fun and unique experience for both long-time fans and newcomers. While this isn't the best entry in the series, it's still an incredibly solid title that anyone with a PlayStation 4 should pick up.

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