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Elias Blondeau


Favorite Games:
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Persona 3

86 games reviewed
72.4 average score
76 median score
48.8% of games recommended
Scores 3.5 higher than average

Elias Blondeau's Reviews

Freelance critic, part-time blogger, full-time nerd. I like ranting about stuff, and I'm occasionally funny.
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Elias Blondeau
Jul 20, 2017

Final Fantasy XII was outdone by the competition when it came out eleven years ago, and The Zodiac Age changes absolutely nothing in that regard. An overpriced and undercooked re-release of a game better left forgotten.

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6 / 10.0 - Tekken 7
Jun 1, 2017

Tekken 7 has the barebones basics for a good fighter, but it's missing the trimmings that make it worth recommending over bigger, and cheaper competition.

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Elias Blondeau
May 30, 2017

Nier: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927 is a short but sweet addition to what is arguably the year's finest game, and definitely something fans and newcomers alike will enjoy.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Perception
May 30, 2017

Ultimately a worthwhile recommendation for horror fans thanks to its original concept, likable protagonist, and some genuinely chilling frights.

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Elias Blondeau
May 26, 2017

– Friday the 13th: The Game functions both as a gleefully sadistic multiplayer horror title and a love letter to some of cinema's most beloved schlock.

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9 / 10.0 - Akiba's Beat
May 16, 2017

Akiba's Beat is both a stellar role-playing experience and a heartfelt yarn with bite. One of 2017's best RPGs so far, and a new personal favourite.

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7 / 10.0 - The Surge
May 15, 2017

The Surge is an admirable riff on the Souls formula, with its novel setting and new mechanics making its mechanical and narrative blemishes easier to swallow.

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4 / 10.0 - Syberia 3
May 15, 2017

Syberia 3's ample potential for greatness is squandered by an awkward translation, poor design, and a heaping helping of technical issues.

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6 / 10.0 - Prey
May 9, 2017

Prey is a game that is a patchwork of other titles with no swatches of originality added to the mix.

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Elias Blondeau
Apr 29, 2017

A vehicular-based collection game, at least in theory, as no quality assurance of any kind was provided.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Puyo Puyo Tetris
Apr 28, 2017

Puyo Puyo Tetris is a beautiful, wonderful, joyful game with loads of content that any Switch owner should pick up immediately. One of the very best puzzle games ever made.

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Elias Blondeau
Apr 25, 2017

Dragon Quest Heroes II is arguably the best thing Omega Force has ever put out, and the best spin-off to come out of Dragon Quest since Dragon Quest Monster: Joker.

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Elias Blondeau
Apr 23, 2017

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is a perfect fit for the Switch, and barring some framerate problems in local multiplayer, is arguably the best way to play this modern classic.

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Elias Blondeau
Apr 18, 2017

Full Throttle hasn't aged particularly well, and it's made more unenjoyable by a remaster that actively sucks the life out of the game's personality.

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7.6 / 10.0 - Has Been Heroes
Apr 13, 2017

Has-Been Heroes, best enjoyed in short bursts, is a clever take on roguelikes and a strong argument for the Switch's easy portability.

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9 / 10.0 - Yooka Laylee
Apr 4, 2017

Yooka-Laylee is both a joyful ode to Rare’s heyday and a polished platformer that stands head and shoulders above what few contemporaries exist in the genre.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Persona 5
Apr 3, 2017

It’s an easier experience with a story that’s markedly simpler than past entries, but Persona 5 is still operating on a whole different level than its peers. A simplistic yet ultimately winning JRPG with loads of content.

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Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey is a dull, flat story filled with insipid characters, delivered through thoroughly monotonous gameplay and dragged out over the course of an interminable amount of time. Steer clear of this trope-ridden snoozefest.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Bullet Soul
Mar 30, 2017

Bullet Soul is a solid bit of enthralling bullet hell action, complete with arresting visuals and a stellar score, that makes a compelling offer at its low price point.

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Elias Blondeau
Mar 17, 2017

It's never been easier to play the Zero Escape titles than it is now, and for the money, any fan of heady narratives and fun puzzles is in for several hours of quality entertainment.

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