Ryan Stevens


34 games reviewed
73.5 average score
75 median score
64.7% of games recommended
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May 6, 2022

While some new aspects feel undercooked and the online multiplayer's reward economy feels imbalanced, Nintendo Switch Sports still has that undeniable charm and endless replayability that we remember.

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6 / 10.0 - Weird West
Mar 31, 2022

While its narrative aspirations and desire for immersive role playing seem to aim at the Hollywood tradition of the Western, Weird West ends up feeling more like a disposable dime novel.

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Feb 24, 2022

While it doesn't reinvent the open world or stray too far from its predecessor, Horizon Forbidden West is a worthwhile endeavor for those in the mood for more open world adventures, with surprising nuance and complexity for those who make the trip.

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7.5 / 10.0 - OlliOlli World
Feb 3, 2022

OlliOlli World stumbles here and there, with a steep difficulty curve and occasional technical hitches, but fans of skateboarding games will find plenty of combo-stringing complexity to enjoy.

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8.5 / 10.0 - DUSK
Nov 2, 2021

DUSK has found a fantastic home on the Switch, where its top-tier throwback FPS can bloom in all its bloody, wretched glory.

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4.5 / 10.0 - The Good Life
Oct 14, 2021

While there's still some ramshackle charm and memorable silliness to be had, The Good Life takes every opportunity to sell itself short and make playing it a frustrating, repetitive, and user-antagonistic experience.

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5.5 / 10.0 - JETT: The Far Shore
Oct 4, 2021

JETT: The Far Shore has admirable ambition in its narrative that its mechanics can't match. This planet might be a nice place for a visit, but you likely won't want to live there.

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9 / 10.0 - Eastward
Sep 17, 2021

Simultaneously a throwback and a breath of something new, Eastward is a magic trick of blending familiarity with novelty and grim apocalyptic sci-fi with wide-eyed fantasy. In the future, if there's any justice, we'll be referring to similarly spirited and stylish games as "Eastward-like."

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4 / 10.0 - SkateBIRD
Sep 15, 2021

Despite its amusing concept and charming vibes, Skatebird can't get far when it actually gets on the board.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Tales of Arise
Sep 8, 2021

Dedicated fans of the genre will find exactly what they were looking for here. While its pacing doesn't treat players' time as well it could, Tales of Arise is an enjoyable, memorable action RPG.

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5 / 10.0 - Hoa
Aug 23, 2021

Hoa is a lavish visual feast with a lack of mechanics to match

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8 / 10.0 - Cris Tales
Jul 23, 2021

While Cris Tales has some bumpy aspects in its combat and doesn't pull any punches, it remains a stellar RPG that pays tribute to great titles of the past while still building forward to make a modern hit in the present.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Scarlet Nexus
Jun 23, 2021

While there are gameplay hiccups and under-utilized systems, Scarlet Nexus has enough exciting combat and brain-twisting story to find its audience, and deliver major fun for those who enjoy its acquired taste.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Umurangi Generation
Jun 11, 2021

Umurangi Generation: Special Edition is a thrilling dive into a world on the brink of collapse, and a singular gaming experience that will stick with you long after you put it down, made only better by the included DLC and quality of life upgrades on the Switch.

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8 / 10.0 - Stonefly
Jun 1, 2021

Stonefly is a game with big insects and a bigger heart. Despite some clunky aspects in its combat and some repetitive sections, the game's visual style, relaxing exploration, and rewarding customization system make it a game worth crawling around in.

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Apr 6, 2021

Bolstered by new features and quality-of-life upgrades, Disco Elysium remains a clever, uncompromising examination of how hard it is to do something as complicated as exist in the real world.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Genesis Noir
Mar 30, 2021

Still, Genesis Noir deserves commendation for being its own thing, possessing such a clear ambition that drips off of every gorgeous screen. These screen caps here, lush as they are, lack the game’s beautiful sense of motion. Even if you don’t play Genesis Noir yourself, check out a few Let’s Plays to really appreciate the craft. This is a game that will stick in my mind for a long time, its grandeur overshadowing all the moments of annoyance it gave me on the way.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Littlewood
Feb 25, 2021

A crystalized version of everything good about its genre, Littlewood succeeds by giving the player all the tools they need early and still finds ways to surprise and delight over years of play, both in-game, and likely in real life too.

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Feb 9, 2021

Little Nightmares 2 is an ambitious, thrilling sequel that occasionally reaches just beyond its grasp, but stays engrossing and terrifying the whole way through.

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6 / 10.0 - Cyberpunk 2077
Dec 16, 2020

A lack of focus, vague combat, and some truly befuddling performance issues hamper the still competent, and often enjoyable, detective sim that the best parts of Cyberpunk 2077 want to be.

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