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Favorite Games:
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
  • Star Fox 64

75 games reviewed
79.0 average score
80 median score
61.3% of games recommended

Alex Donaldson's Reviews

Alex got his start writing about video games very young via two vibrant fan communities online. Having sparked a love for writing, especially about games, he went on to study English Language & Journalistic Studies while getting a first start at freelancing on the side. He now writes and gallivants in front of a camera for a variety of publications on and offline in a freelance capacity while also acting as the Director and Editor in Chief of the Mist Network websites, including RPG Site. He'd tell you his areas of expertise are Strategy, RPGs, Fighters, and Whiskey. Not necessarily in that order.
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Alex Donaldson
Unscored - Metro Exodus
Feb 13, 2019

By taking its grim post-apocalyptic world above ground into wide, open areas, Metro Exodus adds a smart and engaging twist while retaining the series’ identity.

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Unscored - Parkitect
Jan 4, 2019

Parkitect is the management sim I’ve been wanting for years

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Alex Donaldson
Dec 17, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate does indeed live up to its name. It’s a brilliant game today, as it launches, but tellingly it also leaves me incredibly excited about the future.

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Alex Donaldson
Nov 16, 2018

What’s surprised me most about reviewing it is that I hadn’t fully made peace with that fact and yet I loved this game anyway – something that’s arguably a testament to how well it executes on its vision.

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Alex Donaldson
Unscored - SoulCalibur VI
Oct 17, 2018

Get some friends, some beers, some button mashing and some toe-curlingly tight encounters and you'll find the spirit of the original alive and well – and that's all that matters in the end.

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Alex Donaldson
Sep 6, 2018

That's when it feels most special, and it's then that what Insomniac has achieved here is most plain. Much of its design is familiar, but it appears here in a refined, polished form that makes it an easy recommendation.

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Unscored - Shenmue 1 & 2
Aug 21, 2018

A strong port and the best way to play these flawed yet brilliant classics

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Unscored - Sonic Mania Plus
Jul 17, 2018

Minor as the additions the Plus expansion brings, Sonic Mania is still one of the best 2D platformers in recent memory, and is definitely the best Sonic game in a very long time.

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Alex Donaldson
Jul 12, 2018

A beautiful, challenging and often utterly brilliant throwback to the golden age of Japanese RPGs that somehow scuppers its chances of being a true classic through an ambitious but ultimately flawed narrative structure.

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Alex Donaldson
Jul 11, 2018

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Alex Donaldson

Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition lives up to its name: it's the best version of this game, and this game is also the best in the Warriors series.

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Alex Donaldson

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze may be a simple port, but if you didn't own a Wii U this title is a must-buy.

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Alex Donaldson
Mar 29, 2018

Detective Pikachu doesn't offer an enormous amount of actual game to play, but what's there is hugely charming and entertaining.

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Alex Donaldson

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 remains exhilarating fun, but some of its new additions prove bigger doesn't always equal better.

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Alex Donaldson
Feb 15, 2018

Dynasty Warriors 9 is a perfect example of why you should be careful what you wish for.

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Alex Donaldson
Feb 14, 2018

If you missed Bayonetta's Wii U outing, this is the perfect time to catch up.

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Alex Donaldson
Feb 6, 2018

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is the very definition of a mixed, middling experience, though when its combat shines it produces real magic with enormous potential.

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Alex Donaldson
Jan 31, 2018

Dragon Ball has certainly been around the block in video game terms, but Dragon Ball FighterZ is a franchise best.

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Alex Donaldson
Jan 25, 2018

The truth is, Monster Hunter has always been brilliant – but it's always been niche. Monster Hunter World feels like the right game to finally crack that – a game that makes smart changes that might finally mean that a wider audience will at last fully understand, experience and enjoy that brilliance.

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Alex Donaldson
Jan 19, 2018

Updated and expanded, Street Fighter is fully fighting fit again – and the result is a must-play title.

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