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Dustin Bailey

Favorite Games:
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Metal Gear Solid 3
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

39 games reviewed
70.9 average score
75 median score
33.3% of games recommended

Dustin Bailey's Reviews

I'm a freelance critic and video producer. You can find my work at GameWatcher.
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Sep 7, 2020

A range of technical issues are holding it back at launch, but a combination of satisfying combat and likable characters has delivered the foundation of an excellent superhero game.

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Mar 23, 2020

Confidently serves as both a vindication for the magic VR can bring to gaming, and a satisfying new entry in the beloved Half-Life series.Dustin Bailey

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Oct 22, 2019

Obsidian's RPG fulfills its potential, but only in fits and starts. Sure, its worst moments are only ever as bad as workmanlike RPG-making, but they make the stretches between some instances of genuine greatness a little more disappointing.Dustin Bailey

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Feb 21, 2019

A year of updates has helped fill out its light content, but the real magic was there from the start. Rare's take on cartoon piracy encourages you to behave as a cartoon pirate should: a little bloodthirsty, a little silly, and almost always drunk.Dustin Bailey

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6 / 10 - Crackdown 3
Feb 14, 2019

Competent, with enough fun weapons and silly spectacle to make it inoffensive entertainment. While a half-decade of development hell could've ended with worse results, it's tough to muster much excitement for what's here.

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8 / 10 - Artifact
Nov 28, 2018

Robust tactics and elegant design ensure Artifact's often sublime strategy isn't complex. But a lack of long-term goals and a risky monetisation strategy leaves the game's future feeling uncertain.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Pirate Pop Plus
Oct 19, 2016

Pirate Pop Plus is a simple arcade-style action game with tight controls and a fully realized 8-bit aesthetic.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Project Highrise
Sep 6, 2016

Project Highrise takes obvious inspiration from a cult classic, but struggles to build compelling mechanics around a proven concept. Constructing a tower still offers its own simple pleasure, but there’s not enough depth here to keep you building a skyline’s worth of high-rises.

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7.5 / 10.0 - No Man's Sky
Aug 29, 2016

No Man’s Sky has very clear problems. Its mechanics are insubstantial, with the crafting and inventory management systems being a particular exercise in tedium. Yet its scale and beauty is unmatched by any other game I’ve ever seen. It does things no other game ever has. It’s tempting to call No Man’s Sky “decent, but not great,” but that undersells both the game’s successes and its failures. No Man’s Sky is incredible, awe-inspiring, and profoundly disappointing.

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7 / 10.0 - Attack on Titan
Aug 26, 2016

Attack on Titan is a good game, but not a great one. It does a tremendous job of adapting the anime's excellent action scenes to an exciting set of game mechanics, but struggles to extend that fun core into full-length game. Any given fifteen seconds of Attack on Titan is excellent, but those fifteen seconds are repeated again and again until they're no longer compelling.

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