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Josiah Renaudin

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Favorite Games:
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Banjo-Kazooie

21 games reviewed
62.9 average score
70 median score
19.0% of games recommended

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Josiah Renaudin's Reviews

Josiah is the editor/community manager for the indie studio Tangentlemen, as well as a freelance writer seen on GameSpot, IGN, VideoGamer, VG24/7, Paste Magazine, and more. He's also the host of The 1099, a podcast where he interviews industry veterans like Lorne Lanning, Greg Kasavin, Patrick Klepek, and Steve Gaynor.
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Josiah Renaudin
5 / 10 - NBA Live 16
Oct 13, 2015

NBA Live 16 takes incremental steps forward in ball control and online functionality, but its underdeveloped modes and inconsistent mechanics make it a chore to play.

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Josiah Renaudin
Sep 2, 2015

It's just plain fun, and while it might overstay its welcome, Tearaway Unfolded is a wonderful excuse to jump back into one of the most creatively rich platformers in recent memory.

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Josiah Renaudin
Aug 3, 2015

Red Goddess is a frustrating, uninspired platformer that's neither fun nor fair.

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7 / 10 - Lost Dimension
Jul 28, 2015

Lost Dimension successfully blends challenging tactical combat with unique judgment sequences that force you to eliminate various party members.

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Josiah Renaudin
Jul 23, 2015

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is an empty, unimpressive debut lacking in both content and finish.

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Josiah Renaudin
Jun 22, 2015

The Special Edition of Devil May Cry 4 brings notable improvements, but they're not enough to cover up its repetitive core.

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7 / 10 - Sunset
May 25, 2015

Sunset is a creative, powerful story of personal, political, and social conflict.

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Josiah Renaudin
Apr 6, 2015

Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a punishing RPG that's difficult to put down thanks to a rich supply of loot and deep dungeons.

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Josiah Renaudin
Mar 31, 2015

Despite its nagging restrictions, Story of Seasons is an absorbing farming game with a wonderful sense of progression.

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Josiah Renaudin
Mar 8, 2015

Dragon Ball Xenoverse doesn't excel as a fighting game, but the customization options and fresh story beats add a new spin to a stagnant series.

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Josiah Renaudin
Dec 1, 2014

Defenders of Time is an exciting tower defense game that no one's playing, making it difficult to actually enjoy its fast-paced action.

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Josiah Renaudin
5 / 10 - NBA Live 15
Nov 2, 2014

NBA Live 15 is a step in the right direction, but that still doesn't make it a good basketball game.

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Josiah Renaudin
9 / 10 - NBA 2K15
Oct 6, 2014

NBA 2K15's overhauled movement system and improved shooting mechanics make it the best-playing basketball game in existence.

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Josiah Renaudin
Sep 3, 2014

The Last Tinker's colorful art style isn't enough to overcome its tired mechanics and dreadful framerate.

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Josiah Renaudin
7 / 10 - Madden NFL 15
Aug 25, 2014

Madden 15 is a beautiful football game, but its biggest achievement stems from much improved defensive mechanics that make both sides of the ball fun to play.

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Josiah Renaudin
Aug 19, 2014

Even if you can tolerate the inane stripping mechanic, Akiba's Trip does little with its battle system or narrative to warrant your time.

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8 / 10 - CounterSpy
Aug 19, 2014

CounterSpy is short, but its stylized presentation and alluring gameplay hooks make it too sweet to pass up.

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Josiah Renaudin
7 / 10 - Hohokum
Aug 11, 2014

The lack of direction can lead to repeated frustrations, but the striking visuals and hypnotic character movement make Hohokum a joy.

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Josiah Renaudin
Jul 8, 2014

Sniper Elite III can be a chore, but its gleeful X-ray kills help make up for its deficiencies.

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Josiah Renaudin
5 / 10 - EA Sports UFC
Jun 23, 2014

EA Sports UFC looks almost as good as a real MMA fight, but poorly balanced systems dull the excitement.

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