Charlie Hall


15 games reviewed
70.0 average score
75 median score
37.5% of games recommended

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Charlie Hall
Unscored - DayZ
Dec 21, 2018

DayZ is still broken, still beautiful, and still unfinished

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Unscored - Battlefield V
Nov 12, 2018

All these issues of performance and balancing make for an unenviable situation for the developers at DICE.

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Unscored - GRIS
Nov 8, 2018

Gris will only take you a handful of hours to play from start to finish, but I can’t recommend it strongly enough. I only wish the experience lasted longer.

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Oct 2, 2018

Valkyria Chronicles 4 certainly has some interesting elements, things that have the potential I feel to move strategy gaming forward.

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Unscored - Transference
Sep 19, 2018

The environments are scaled well and comfortable to move through using the standard quarter-turn method or by spinning in place in an office chair. In that regard, the technology behind Transference is a triumph.

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Unscored - Vampyr
Jun 4, 2018

The easy way out for Dontnod would have been to take the most time-worn tropes from dime store horror novels, season to taste with period melodrama and serve it all up for players to enjoy. Vampyr reaches for more, and I'm very interested to see if the finale does it all justice

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3.5 / 10.0 - Raid: World War II
Oct 10, 2017

Raid: World War II disappoints on all levels. It's not that one thing in particular is badly broken; it's that so many aspects of the game are clumsy or incomplete. It made playing the game a chore, even in its best moments. Sometimes a terrible movie or game will still have things that make it enjoyable — hilariously cheesy dialogue or over-the-top action that I end up liking in spite of the low budget or poor production values. With Raid, there's just nothing here for me, and I can't imagine there being much here for anyone else.

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Sep 27, 2017

Pairing the tactical brilliance of the Total War series with the rich lore of the Warhammer universe is a natural fit, and Total War: Warhammer 2 fulfills the promise of that combination. It is a deep and challenging experience with an epic story to tell. It is also one of the most overwrought games of the year, a game where complexity seems to be piled on for complexity's sake.

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Aug 24, 2017

In XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, fighting a losing battle might be just as much fun as fighting and winning.

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9 / 10.0 - Duskers
Jun 11, 2016

I grew attached to Duskers through fuzzy, real-time surveillance footage

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7.5 / 10.0 - Stellaris
May 20, 2016

Stellaris isn't astounding yet, but in time, it may just get there

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9 / 10.0 - XCOM 2
Feb 1, 2016

In spite of a few glaring technical issues, XCOM 2 represents a high water mark for the entire franchise. Firaxis successfully tells an evocative story. It treats players with respect and includes so many small quality of life improvements over the original they are simply too numerous to mention. It is challenging enough at its basic difficulty level to feel like a complete experience. Despite the bugs, it's still the best-looking, most exciting turn-based tactical game I've ever played.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Tropico 5
Jun 3, 2014

Tropico 5 made me feel powerful in the worst way

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7.5 / 10.0 - Banished
Mar 27, 2014

Banished is a deep, difficult exercise in survival

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5 / 10.0 - World of Warplanes
Jan 3, 2014

World of Warplanes needs some tune-ups before it can soar

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