Mike Mahardy


35 games reviewed
76.1 average score
80 median score
57.6% of games recommended
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Sep 23, 2021

Death Stranding is replete with questions of whether any of this is worth it - the solidarity and togetherness of it all. If catastrophes will keep piling up, and humans will continue to isolate, and communities will continue to fracture, then what's the point of ever coming together? For all of its preaching, the game doesn't end with tidy answers. To tie a bow on these questions in a final cutscene would undercut all of the work its gameplay has already done more elegantly than its thousands of words.

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Unscored - The Ascent
Aug 10, 2021

One particular mission ended in a robot boss that was resistant to the types of weapons I had spent all of my upgrade materials on thus far. OK, I told myself, that's on me. I should have been prepared. The problem then became finding the requisite components to upgrade an energy weapon I had neglected. In order to do so, I had to slog back through previous environments and take on side quests that ran the gamut of quality: One sent me on a prolonged fetch quest in search of a suitcase, while another tasked me with gathering testicles from slain enemies. One hour and countless frustrations later, I was ready to once again take on that robot boss.

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Nov 1, 2018

Diablo 3 remains a clever, rewarding, and oftentimes brilliant action-RPG that has made a near seamless transition to Nintendo Switch, six years after its original release.

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Dec 15, 2016

I Expect You to Die captures the tension, revelations, and exhilaration of a last-second escape in virtual reality.

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9 / 10 - Titanfall 2
Oct 24, 2016

Titanfall 2 is more measured and intelligent than its predecessor, but just as fluid and kinetic.

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Oct 6, 2016

Gears of War 4 makes the best of the franchise's multiplayer modes, but delivers a lackluster campaign in the process.

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Sep 26, 2016

In its third year, Destiny is showing signs of exhaustion, as it retreads old ground and struggles to find inspiration.

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Sep 5, 2016

Mother Russia Bleeds brings an older genre back into the limelight, with clever boss fights, intricate stage design, and complicated storytelling themes.

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Aug 27, 2016

Despite some rough edges and frequent moments of boredom, Master of Orion is an engaging reboot of a classic sci-fi strategy title.

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Jul 1, 2016

Despite a slew of problems, Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma uses complex story techniques in a suspenseful tale about human nature.

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