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Mollie L Patterson


Favorite Games:
  • Silent Hill
  • Phantasy Star
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition

135 games reviewed
81.0 average score
80 median score
73.2% of games recommended

Mollie L Patterson's Reviews

Mollie got her start in games media at a young age during the golden era of gaming fanzines, and has been part of a variety of publications and websites such as GameFan, Play, and EGM. While interested in all facets of gaming, her true passion is the world of Japanese and niche releases that so often go overlooked or under-appreciated. She’s active in the community on a personal level, hosts a handful of different gaming podcasts, has been a speaker on topics such as equality and diversity in gaming, and has something of an obsession with the good (and bad) of user interface for video game hardware and software. She's also a proud redhead.
6.5 / 10.0 - Killer Instinct
Nov 17, 2013

While I'm still not a fan of Killer Instinct's dial-a-combo mentality nor its eclectic cast of characters, Double Helix's efforts to bring the series back from the dead are commendable—and while some mistakes were made along the way, this is probably the most interesting and enjoyable the franchise has ever been.

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9 / 10.0 - Resogun
Nov 17, 2013

Another expertly produced retro-inspired shooter from Housemarque, Resogun gives players an immensely impressive level of depth, challenge, replayability, and graphical prowess that stands as one of the best ways to be introduced to the recently launched PlayStation 4.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Tearaway
Nov 20, 2013

Tearaway follows in the footsteps of Gravity Rush as an example of why you should own a Vita. While it isn’t always perfect as a game, it’s an amazing experience, providing an exciting and emotional journey through a world of beauty and personality.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Peggle 2
Dec 10, 2013

Peggle 2 is more of what you've come to love about PopCap's peg-busting puzzle franchise brought to Microsoft's next-generation console. If all you want is more, then Peggle 2 will definitely please—but if you were hoping for something to really refresh the series after its previous outings, "more" may leaving you wanting, well, more.

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Jan 28, 2014

While not as "definitive" of a package as one might hope for $60, thanks to its markedly improved graphics and performance, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is now the only way I'd want to experience Crystal Dynamics' rebooting of gaming's leading lady.

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8 / 10.0 - Strider
Feb 19, 2014

Though it falls short of being fantastic, Strider is an impressive attempt to revive a classic Capcom franchise, one whose action, challenges, and player empowerment are more than worth experiencing.

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7 / 10.0 - Tomodachi Life
Jun 6, 2014

Tomodachi Life is a trip into a world where your Miis live out a never-ending series of bizarre and amusing adventures. While I'm glad that Nintendo of America decided to take a chance in bringing it our way, those adventures are unfortunately tainted somewhat due to a few gameplay decisions that really should be rectified in a future sequel.

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Jun 30, 2014

Killzone; Shadow Fall – Intercept mixes some new twists on the Horde idea with some great team-based gameplay, but its lack of content volume and overall options unfortunately dull some of this new mode's shine.

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9 / 10.0 - Resogun: Heroes
Jul 2, 2014

Resogun Heroes expands upon the core game's already fantastic offerings with two highly enjoyable new modes that offer fans some interesting twists on Housemarque's side-scrolling PS4 shooter.

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Aug 6, 2014

While The Last of Us was one of the PS3's most impressive, engrossing releases, The Last of Us: Remastered feels like the version of Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic story of survival that the developer always intended us to play. Its story and characters are just as strong as they were before, but they're now reinforced by far more amazing visuals, consistent framerate, and a nice selection of new bonus features and DLC inclusions.

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Aug 29, 2014

While it’s not everything it could have been, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is still a funny, charming, dramatic, and emotional game, one that brings two very different franchises together into one fantastic gaming crossover.

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Square Enix did exactly what they should have done when preparing a sequel to their RPG rhythm game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy—they made every one of its elements better. Curtain Call not only builds upon what made the original great and makes it even better, but also brings additions that take the series in an exciting new direction.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Bayonetta 2
Oct 13, 2014

Filled with amazingly tuned combat, countless larger-than-life moments, copious amounts of legitimately challenging boss battles, interesting locations, lovable characters, and one of gaming's most unforgettable heroines, Bayonetta 2 retains the crown as the standard for which all other stylish action games should strive to achieve. And, if you missed the start of the series, you get the original Bayonetta bundled in for free—making this some of the best action gaming $60 will ever buy.

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6.5 / 10.0 - The Evil Within
Oct 23, 2014

The Evil Within feels like a project shackled by the desire to relive past survival-horror glories instead of pioneering brave new ones. Sometimes, it seems, giving fans what they think they want isn't really the proper course of action.

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9 / 10.0 - Sunset Overdrive
Oct 26, 2014

Sunset Overdrive may not be destined to receive the same kind of attention or hype fellow Xbox One releases like Halo: The Master Chief Collection or Titanfall have, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the most creative, enjoyable, endearing, or satisfying gaming options the console has to offer.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Lords of the Fallen
Nov 3, 2014

There's no denying that Lords of the Fallen has taken a huge amount of inspiration from From Software's series of Souls titles, but it does so while also growing into a game that players can enjoy on its own terms. While faults both technical and creative keep it from being as enjoyable as it could have been, this is still an adventure that may be worth taking for those who love a real sense of challenge.

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Nov 24, 2014

While Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth takes numerous gameplay cues from Atlus' Etrian Odyssey franchise, this is an engrossing, expansive, and entertaining adventure that truly feels like a proper new chapter of the Persona series—one that masterfully blends together elements from both its past and its present.

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Dec 30, 2014

Even though you know the new era of Guilty Gear will be better a sequel or two from now, this first step into the future of the franchise is absolutely worth checking out for both longtime fans and newcomers alike.

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Jan 23, 2015

Gat out of Hell brings an end to the crazy ride that has been Saints Row IV, but while some parts of that ride take you to interesting places and let you see exciting sights, most of the trip cuts through landscapes you'll swear you've traveled many times before.

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Feb 10, 2015

While it often feels constrained by the platforms it currently calls home, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is a fantastic adventure that provides a rich amount of depth and challenge for both solo and team players alike.

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