Lowell Bell


Favorite Games:
  • Pokemon Red
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Morrowind
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

4 games reviewed
83.8 average score
90 median score
75.0% of games recommended

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Lowell Bell's Reviews

Critic based out of Japan. よろしく。
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gameranx
Lowell Bell
Mar 10, 2016

Super Galaxy Squadron EX succeeds most where it holds back. While in a couple places it holds back too much, namely in the short Arcade campaign and lack of the second Endless mode, I’m resistant to booting up the game again for another bout with the Tau-Ceti aliens on a higher, more punishing difficulty.

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gameranx
Lowell Bell
Feb 17, 2014

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Retro Studios has shown once again it could take just about any beloved Nintendo property and turn it into a unique, nostalgia inducing machine of pure fun.

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gameranx
Lowell Bell
9 / 10.0 - Bravely Default
Feb 9, 2014

Together with the Brave/Default mechanic, wealth of character customization, and overall streamlined approach, Bravely Default manages to maintain that classic JRPG feel while modernizing outdated conventions.

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gameranx
Lowell Bell
8 / 10.0 - The Banner Saga
Jan 14, 2014

Stoic had me hooked within the first five minutes through the visual and sound design alone. The hand-drawn art style is reminiscent of animated feature films, and in conjunction with a soundtrack composed by Austin Wintory (of Journey fame), The Banner Saga presents a melancholic, unforgettable atmosphere which will grip you immediately. It's a shame more couldn't have been done to give the battles more complexity, but the choices you're forced to make throughout the adventure, and the sheer beauty of the world, more than make up for a lack of strategic depth. In fact, I could've played The Banner Saga on aesthetic direction and risk management alone—both are that engaging.

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