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Bob Richardson

Rapturous

Favorite Games:
  • To The Moon
  • Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Pillars of Eternity

142 games reviewed
79.3 average score
80 median score
54.3% of games recommended

Bob Richardson's Reviews

Lover of ideas and stories that improve one's life. Thinks games can be art. Enjoys the budding scholarly research being done to illustrate the inherent benefits of gaming. Life is meant to be enjoyed; please be kind to others, especially those different from yourself in thought or person.
Sep 25, 2022

Steelrising paves the way for those who want the Soulslike experience without the teeth gnashing.

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Sep 21, 2022

A young adult mystery surrounding a quaint town that prefers simplicity over ambition.

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Sep 18, 2022

While I technically enjoyed Hard West 2, the onerous difficulty makes it hard to recommend.

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79% - Foretales
Sep 16, 2022

The systems and inner workings of Foretales create a captivating, addictive experience, but the repetitive nature of character and location cards stymies an otherwise magnificent experience.

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Aug 9, 2022

A satisfying story with some degree of player agency that is seamlessly well-acted and boasts a unique visual style.

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Jul 24, 2022

A thrilling step back in time to the days of hormones and murder.

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Jun 18, 2022

Soulslike fanatics will enjoy the fix, while others may better spend their time elsewhere.

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May 7, 2022

A flawed, yet beautiful, tale of a mother and her son.

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Apr 17, 2022

Chinatown Detective Agency does some things right, but where it fails, it falls hard.

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91% - NORCO
Apr 15, 2022

Don't let NORCO be lost to time: this is a must-play for those who don't mind a depressing tale.

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Mar 31, 2022

I’m sure some folks out there will find the gameplay good enough, but even knowing how fascinating the story is, I wouldn’t have put over twenty hours into this game if I knew at the outset what I know now.

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Mar 27, 2022

Dead inside. Enter at your own risk.

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99 / 100 - Elden Ring
Feb 23, 2022

Elden Ring is a landmark title that I hope shapes the future of what this industry can do; maybe we can one day point at this time in 2022 and note that this is when gaming took a giant leap

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70% - Archvale
Jan 2, 2022

Probably only best for those seeking a cooperative experience or competent bullet hell.

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A turn-based RPG fans will enjoy, though League fans will love.

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68% - Evertried
Oct 21, 2021

A fascinating idea with unfortunate execution set in a cute world.

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Oct 19, 2021

I know this is beautiful — how bad could it be — but please avoid it at all costs, no matter how cheap it is on sale.

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Sep 30, 2021

A fitting finale to a phenomenal trilogy, Impostor Factory explores life with depth and accessibility that respects the audience.

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88% - Unsighted
Sep 28, 2021

UNSIGHTED deserves recognition and exposure not only for the crisp design, beautiful world, hypnotic tunes, and abundant secrets, but for the unique concepts it introduces to great effect, namely the NPC death timers. The stakes in games often lie in winning or losing a fight and having to expend more personal time on a fight that bruised our egos. Here, we have the added layer of humble automaton friends’ lives hanging by a thread. Even though I found several secrets throughout my initial trek, I am absolutely certain more can be uncovered; I just might take a rare plunge into New Game+.

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Life is Strange: True Colors opens phenomenally well and then somehow loses its way, never really knowing if it wanted to tell a cheesy conspiracy story or dive completely into slice-of-life territory. I wish it chose an identity. Most of all, I wish it took some chances. I don’t want to say the series is growing stale, but there’s certainly a careful balance needed between giving fans what they expect and reinventing some aspect of itself. This is a cool world to get lost in over a weekend, but it may float on by as a passing phase.

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