Adam Starkey


14 games reviewed
63.1 average score
70 median score
46.2% of games recommended
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Nov 15, 2022

A fantasy musical adventure which has big laughs to match its big heart, while being built around charming, if shallow, gameplay mechanics.

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Nov 1, 2022

An ill-conceived attempt at bringing competitive deathmatch to Resident Evil, that has turned out to be just as terrible as everyone always assumed it would be.

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8 / 10 - Signalis
Oct 25, 2022

A stylish replication of survival horror's roots, which manages to capture and refresh the unsettling horrors of the genre's 90s origins.

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An uninspired retread of Resident Evil Village's best moments, which squanders the opportunity to experiment or provide a hint about the franchise's future.

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6 / 10 - Rollerdrome
Aug 16, 2022

A sleek skating hybrid with plenty of compelling ideas and some stylish presentation, but the longer it goes on the more frustrating it becomes.

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Unscored - MultiVersus
Jul 26, 2022

MultiVersus has some shortcomings; stages feel uninspired and the controls don’t feel quite as tactile or satisfying compared to Nintendo’s fighting king, but this is an impressive foundation for what could become a genuine competitor.

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Jun 8, 2022

The best and most balanced Mario Strikers title yet, undercut by limited modes and a lacklustre sense of progression.

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May 3, 2022

An absorbing mix of tabletop inspirations and sci-fi storytelling, that makes for one of the most unique and well-written games of the year.

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7 / 10 - Coromon
Mar 31, 2022

An appealing riff on the Pokémon role-playing formula which, while a little too safe, has enough small deviations and improvements to justify its existence.

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4 / 10 - Chocobo GP
Mar 3, 2022

A perfunctory kart racing spin-off that has a few unique charms but falls well short of its far superior competition.

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7 / 10 - Windjammers 2
Jan 20, 2022

An admirable refresh of a cult classic, with excellent presentation and thoughtfully implemented new mechanics, but it's held back by its reluctance to modernise in other areas.

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Jun 22, 2018

Probably the best ever use of the Jurassic Park licence in a video game, marred by repetition and exploitable systems.

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A surprisingly deep and customisable role-player, wrapped in an enjoyable but unremarkable episode of South Park.

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[A]s a whole, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash feels like a rushed Christmas pick-up after the incredible fan-service of Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8.

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