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Ryan Aston


Favorite Games:
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Silent Hill 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

21 games reviewed
59.0 average score
60 median score
35.0% of games recommended
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Oct 13, 2017

There's no mystery to Union, which is grounded in exactly the way that the Beacon Mental Hospital was not.

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Aug 17, 2017

The game's propensity for indulging counterintuitive elements feels like a willful act of self-sabotage.

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Jun 21, 2017

Driven to Win's Takedown mode feels like exploitation, the video-game equivalent of tying fireworks to G.I. Joes.

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Dec 9, 2016

Dead Rising 4 is a defanged sequel unlikely to satisfy fans of the series or appeal to new ones.

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This series reboot fails to replicate the cleanness of the original games’ racing mechanics.

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Aug 12, 2015

Think of Rare Replay like an entire Criterion Collection for video games in one package.

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Some of the best features are frustratingly kept out of the player's hands for hours, by which time many will have lost interest.

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If one is really so inclined to play the game, this Ultimate Evil Edition isn’t even the best version to take on. Despite the smart design decisions made porting the typically PC-based game to consoles, the interface makes it more complicated than necessary to find numbers and statistics, digging through menus that lack the finesse of the original PC version, and Adventure mode remains locked until the campaign is complete, a frustrating decision considering how many may have already completed the now two-year-old game on original release.

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Unscored - The Room
Aug 18, 2014

While it's to The Room's credit that the graphics and sound design remain impressive with the transition to PC, and able to compete against other PC titles, the gameplay does not, and without a compelling story the experience ends up being sadly forgettable.

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Mar 18, 2014

Year Walk is a minimalist point-and-click chiller that affectingly and disturbingly strains for meta-fiction.

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