J.P. Corbran


16 games reviewed
74.6 average score
78 median score
56.3% of games recommended
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8.5 / 10.0 - MO: Astray
Sep 17, 2020

MO: Astray has a clear, creative premise, and its ability to stay fresh by introducing new ideas every time you think you've mastered it keeps it compelling the whole way through. On an eShop full of platformers, this is one of the better examples to come along in quite a while.

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While the learning curve in Deep Sky Derelicts is very steep, as I began to really understand how the systems work I enjoyed it more and more. There's a lot of replay value here with the different classes and the ships being procedurally generated, and a greater understanding of the mechanics helped me appreciate how well they all work together. If you enjoy deep RPGs in sci-fi settings, Deep Sky Derelicts is worth the effort.

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6 / 10.0 - Cryogear
Nov 12, 2019

Cryogear brings some interesting new ideas to the genre, but unfortunately it doesn't execute them well enough to really stand out. There's a lot of depth to the gameplay, but most of it feels unnecessary and doesn't influence the gameplay substantially. I'd love to see some of these ideas implemented more effectively, but as is it's hard to widely recommend.

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9 / 10.0 - Never Give Up
Aug 23, 2019

Never Give Up is clearly inspired by games like Super Meat Boy, right down to details like blood from previous failed attempts splattered across the levels. That's a bar that many indie developers aspire to, but this is a game that's mostly worthy of that lofty comparison. Switch owners are spoiled for choice when it comes to platformers, but this is one that stands out as worth playing.

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Jul 13, 2019

These small flaws keep Battle Worlds: Kronos from being as good as it could have been. While the interface quirks take some getting used to and the campaign difficulty may turn some off, there's definitely enjoyment to be had here for fans of the turn-based strategy genre.

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Aug 2, 2018

RBI Baseball 18 adds significant new content to what was a fairly shallow game in the form of that franchise mode as well as a home run derby, but it still remains a simple game, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. If it were a more polished experience it would be easy to recommend to Switch-owning baseball fans, but as it is it doesn't really feel finished. If you can get past the mostly minor issues, though, it's an enjoyable arcade baseball game.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Lode Runner Legacy
Apr 27, 2018

The included content in Lode Runner Legacy is fairly straightforward, but the online level sharing gives new life to the series. If you enjoy the Lode Runner series, this entry is well worth it just for the user-generated content.

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Apr 27, 2018

This game was clearly designed for a mouse interface, and the options here leave a lot to be desired. And while the depth on offer here can be staggering at times, someone who's really looking for this kind of experience will be disappointed by the features from the PC original that this lacks. Those who get past that will find a very competent sports sim here.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Bleed 2
Mar 13, 2018

Bleed 2 is a very accurately named game. In many ways it could be seen as a level pack for its predecessor, but the few small changes in the design all help to make it a better experience. These kinds of short, creative games are perfect for the eShop, and if we see Bleed 3 at some point I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up.

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Feb 28, 2018

Aperion Cyberstorm does many things reasonably well, but nothing well enough to really set it apart from other shooters on the platform. The uninteresting Campaign mode drags down the other, better-executed ideas, and prevents the game from being all that it could have been.

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