Brian Mazique


52 games reviewed
76.3 average score
80 median score
51.9% of games recommended
Scores 3.3 higher than average

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8.5 / 10.0 - MLB 19: The Show
Mar 26, 2019

For better or worse, it feels like I'm writing the same review for MLB The Show every year.

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7.3 / 10.0 - Devil May Cry 5
Mar 11, 2019

DMC 5 is beautifully rendered and the action is fun. However, the weak story and less-than-compelling character development and audio presentation remove the game’s heart

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6.3 / 10.0 - Dead or Alive 6
Mar 2, 2019

DOA 6 is a capable fighting game that will probably entertain hardcore fans of the series. However, it's hard to imagine it adding to its fanbase as it offers nothing that broadens horizons, and fails to provide the sort of depth expected. DOA 6 can be fun in spurts but doesn't have the staying power of some of the elite fighting titles.

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8.1 / 10.0 - Dirt Rally 2.0
Feb 25, 2019

Dirt Rally 2.0 is for hardcore fans of rally racing who demand the most authentic experience from a video game that dares to emulate their sport. That might sound like a hefty endorsement, and it is mostly, but any fan looking for a more casual experience might elect to pull over and exit the vehicle.

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7.5 / 10.0 - NBA 2K Playgrounds 2
Oct 16, 2018

The 2-on-2 gameplay feels just as smooth as it did last year.

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8.3 / 10.0 - WWE 2K19
Oct 6, 2018

WWE 2K19 maxes out all of the incumbent concepts from recent games in the franchise, and this is a solid and more polished release than we've seen from some recent versions. You'll likely have fun with the game and all of its layers. However, there is potential for true greatness with this series, but the WWE and the development team have to be willing to take some chances.

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9.2 / 10.0 - FIFA 19
Sep 19, 2018

FIFA 19 is visually stunning, fun and deep. Aside from a few small issues, it delivers the goods and firmly establishes the latest version and the franchise as the one to beat in the virtual pitch wars.

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8.2 / 10.0 - NHL 19
Sep 12, 2018

NHL 19 is still a fun virtual hockey experience, and that's the biggest thing.

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9.5 / 10.0 - NBA 2K19
Sep 11, 2018

Because of the way NBA 2K18 fell off last year, I tried to find the potential for major problems further into NBA 2K19's release cycle, but I couldn't. Whether you're a person who plays single-player, multiplayer, offline or online, this is the most complete sports game I've ever played. There is no such thing as a perfect sports game, but this is as close as it gets.

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7.7 / 10.0 - NASCAR Heat 3
Sep 10, 2018

While the gameplay and consistently improving modes are the obvious strong suits of NASCAR Heat 3, the game is still just a touch short of an elite racing title because it lacks personality and high-level presentation. That said, the groundwork and the second floor are in place for a complete racing experience, the developers and publisher just need to add a rough and some pops of color.

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7 / 10.0 - NBA Live 19
Sep 6, 2018

On a whole, it is too inconsistent to be considered elite. This was a year where the franchise expected to make a huge leap from doormat to contender, but it still falls short of the postseason.

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Sep 1, 2018

I love the way PES 2019 plays. The gameplay is the biggest selling point, but not the only thing that matters–especially in the face of formidable competition. Konami can't escape the negative effect of losing the licensing battle, its shallow modes, and bland presentation.

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9.1 / 10.0 - F1 2018
Aug 18, 2018

F1 2018 isn't without flaw or area of opportunity, but the engine that powers its positives revs much louder than the noise made by its few skid marks. This is truly one of the best racing games you'll ever play.

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7.7 / 10.0 - Madden NFL 19
Aug 2, 2018

This year, Madden doesn't break any new ground or fix all or most of the nagging issues that have impeded the series in the past. However, it does deliver an absolutely stunning visual experience, decent gameplay and enough options to keep most fans occupied.

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8.6 / 10.0 - Super Mega Baseball 2
May 10, 2018

While it's not a full-fledged AAA title, SMB 2 blurs the lines with its fantastic gameplay and mode depth. MLB The Show fans aren't likely to put their game down to play SMB 2, but it could be a fun alternative. XB1 fans don't have access to The Show, so without a doubt, SMB 2 is easily the best baseball game available on that console.

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May 9, 2018

The gameplay isn't horrible, but it's also not spectacular. The visuals are solid, but not groundbreaking. The customization is stellar, but that's still not enough to save this game from mediocrity.

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3.5 / 10.0 - R.B.I. Baseball 18
Apr 1, 2018

This is simply not a very good baseball game and the higher price point makes it even easier to accept this year. The improved graphics don't do enough to save this from another sub-standard effort.

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8.7 / 10.0 - MLB 18: The Show
Mar 25, 2018

There are a few desirable features missing when you compare The Show 18 to other sports video game titles, but if we were to judge the features and core gameplay that are present, the latest entry to the series maintains its impressive hitting streak.

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8.4 / 10.0 - EA Sports UFC 3
Jan 26, 2018

With a focus on depth and functionality, the EA UFC 3 development team has created the strongest version in their series. A few minor missteps and the reluctance to embrace or include a true-sim component keeps it from GOAT status. However, there's no question it's a titleholder.

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Brian Mazique
Nov 8, 2017

Predominantly a game that is trying to do too many things at once. Unfortunately, it fails to stand out in any one area.

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