Carolyn Petit


28 games reviewed
65.4 average score
70 median score
30.4% of games recommended
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Unscored - Metroid Dread
Oct 8, 2021

So here we are. Supposedly, the saga is complete, and I’m left with mixed feelings. I’m glad that Dread really goes for it, that it wants to make you feel hunted and disadvantaged and that it’s willing to feel hostile in order to accomplish that. The result is a feeling that survival itself is a reward more meaningful than all the upgrades in the world, a feeling I rarely get from games anymore. But ZDR never captivated me the way previous Metroid settings have, and as a conclusion to the story arc, Dread seems to misunderstand what made the early chapters resonate. Samus is wonderful, a survivor, an icon, and she endures. But when I think back on my time with her over the past several decades, Dread will forever dwell in the shadows of my favorite Metroid memories.

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Unscored - Cyberpunk 2077
Dec 7, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 is dad rock, not new wave

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Sep 24, 2020

In 2002, the original Mafia may have felt like an epic, but in 2020, Mafia: Definitive Edition feels more like a quaint mafioso side story. “Small-time,” as Tommy describes one of Don Salieri’s operations.

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Jul 14, 2020

Ghost of Tsushima offers a lovely world to explore, and there’s value in that, but it should have been so much more than a checklist of activities to accomplish.

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Apr 6, 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a flawed, but fascinating, reimagining of a classic

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Jul 27, 2014

The Last of Us Remastered is a spruced-up edition of one of the most well-crafted action adventure games of the last console generation.

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Offering no more than meets the eye, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is just a shallow, frustrating, and incoherent third-person shooter.

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Jun 23, 2014

With beautiful art, a sentimental story, and gameplay that emphasizes helping people rather than killing them, Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a refreshingly different kind of war game.

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7 / 10 - Pushmo World
Jun 4, 2014

Pushmo World's colorful conundrums are a pleasant and absorbing way to occupy your brain.

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May 28, 2014

Among the Sleep makes good use of its unusual concept, taking you on a distinctive journey through the frightening dreams of a young child.

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8 / 10 - Transistor
May 19, 2014

With a gorgeous audiovisual style, unconventional science fiction narrative, and empowering combat system, Transistor is a distinctive and memorable experience.

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May 12, 2014

Super Time Force gleefully shreds conventional concepts of time travel in both its writing and gameplay, making it a refreshing twist on the side-scrolling shooter.

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Apr 13, 2014

Lego The Hobbit is charming, funny, faithful to the films, and incredibly tedious to play.

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Apr 6, 2014

Kinect Sports Rivals is an uneven collection of sports-themed minigames that won't hold your interest for long.

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Mar 25, 2014

Reaper of Souls brings great new campaign content to Diablo III while also giving you tantalizing reasons to revisit the places you've already been.

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The gameplay of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is standard stuff, but the game's lighthearted tone makes it an appealing multiplayer shooter that stands out from the crowd.

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7 / 10 - Outlast
Feb 10, 2014

Outlast loses momentum occasionally, but its unsettling atmosphere and pulse-pounding chases keep pulling you along for the ride.

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Feb 2, 2014

Octodad: Dadliest Catch has moments of comic brilliance, but much of it is uninspired, and it ends before it really even gets going.

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6 / 10 - NES Remix
Dec 19, 2013

NES Remix may bring back fond memories if you've played the games it features, but it doesn't actually capture what made some of those games great in the first place.

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All That Remains establishes characters and conflicts that may pay off in forthcoming episodes, but it doesn't stand up well on its own.

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