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Hayes Madsen

Denver, CO
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Solfleet
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Favorite Games:
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

73 games reviewed
81.0 average score
80 median score
74.0% of games recommended

Hayes Madsen's Reviews

A connoisseur of all things RPG related, and always looking for the artistic expression in gaming. His love of Gundam is only matched by his love of Pizza.
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Sep 8, 2021

Life Is Strange: True Colors is an unforgettable journey with some meaningful messages.

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Sep 2, 2021

King's Bounty 2 is a massive role-playing experience, but a hollow-feeling open-world works against its combat and gorgeous art style.

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May 5, 2021

Resident Evil Village is a grand return.

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Feb 9, 2021

Persona 5 Strikers is a strong comeback.

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This collection gives 3 games a needed update.

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Celebrating the whole franchise with music.

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Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a charming experience, and its charming cast keeps things surging forward, even while the main story drags on for a bit. There's certainly a bit of a learning curve, and the game could do a better job with tutorials, but there are deep systems to dig into once players get the hang of them.

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Nov 4, 2020

Yakuza: Like a Dragon might be a massive change for the series, but it certainly doesn't suffer for it. It's the most exciting and fresh the franchise has felt since Yakuza 0, and players will quickly fall in love with its quirky cast of characters. Like a Dragon is compelling because of how it plays double-duty as both a love letter and parody of the JRPG genre. Its story and combat system take some time to really come together, but once they do, it's a wild fever dream that's not easily forgotten, and one that can be enjoyed even by those who aren't traditionally interested in JRPG stylings and turn-based gameplay.

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Extreme Vs isn't going to make a Gundam fan out of anyone that isn't already one, but there's a lot to love for any existing fans.

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Jan 22, 2020

If you want to experience these stories again, Kakarot is the best way you can do it, but expect a bit of tedium along the way.

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