Alexander Thomas


137 games reviewed
72.9 average score
74 median score
36.3% of games recommended
Scores 6.0 higher than average

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Alexander Thomas
Aug 21, 2019

For fans of space flight sims, this game is a beauty to play if only it could be handled with a controller.

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88 / 100 - Rad
Aug 15, 2019

RAD is a fun, weird, rogue-like game that is incredibly approachable for all players. Whether you love the challenge of sudden death or you just want to branch out, Double Fine has made a game that caters to both sides and has fun doing it.

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Alexander Thomas
Aug 8, 2019

While the gameplay and narrative is as solid as you would expect from 11 Bit Studios, the cost to upgrade is really it’s only downside.

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Alexander Thomas

If you already own Darksiders 3 you should buy this DLC and get the full experience, but the fact you NEED the DLC to feel like you have the full game is unfortunate to say the least. Had this been included in the game at launch and the much-needed QOL upgrades been implemented, Darksiders 3 would have truly been the successor of the franchise.

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60 / 100 - God Eater 3
Jul 20, 2019

God Eater 3 is a middling experience of ideas and gameplay that paradoxically work and don’t work.

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Alexander Thomas
Jul 11, 2019

Dragon Quest Builders 2 took everything that worked from the original, adorable, nostalgia-riddled experience and upped the ante with better graphical effects, a stronger progression structure, and a more mature narrative that still has the classic Dragon Quest charm

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78 / 100 - Sea of Solitude
Jul 10, 2019

There is a lot of potential for some innovative and memorable puzzles here, but the games heavy focus on its emotional narrative detracts from it being, well, a game.

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84 / 100 - The Sinking City
Jun 25, 2019

Save for the graphical issues, The Sinking City is heart-pounding, unrelenting, and addictive. Its powers of immersion and fear are not to be overlooked, and fans of eldritch horror, Cthulhu, and things that go bump in the night will definitely be satisfied playing in the dark.

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Alexander Thomas
May 29, 2019

Had the developers simply slapped the Lovecraft label on the game and not explored the rich mythos inherent in the name, this could have been a disaster of a game, but instead – and despite of its faults – Lovecraft’s Untold Stories is a rich and intoxicating set of tales weaved together, balancing mystery, combat, and madness together in an engrossing experience.

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70 / 100 - Akane
May 22, 2019

Akane is unapologetically fast, tough, and challenging. It’s setting and general yakuza/cyberpunk themes mesh incredibly well together in telling the player everything they need to know about the games’ last stand.

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Alexander Thomas
May 15, 2019

A Plague Tale: Innocence is an unsettling, nerve-wracking stealth experience in the best way

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Alexander Thomas
May 3, 2019

While these games were iconic trendsetters for their time, only a handful of them hold-up to today’s standards of playability, ingenuity, and fun. While the library size is large, so many of these games feel like reskins that it doesn’t quite reflect the broader scope of SNK’s accomplishments over the years. If you love a fast-paced challenge than this is definitely for you, but rather than being a memorable throwback like the NES or SNES Classics, this feels too bogged down in its lack of variety for what it could have been.

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79 / 100 - Anno 1800
Apr 27, 2019

Anno 1800 takes time to learn, but it’s time well spent.

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93 / 100 - Mortal Kombat 11
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a culmination of so many great features from across the franchise. Offering a blockbuster narrative with seamless transitions, real character development, incredibly helpful tutorials and a varied roster to choose from.

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56 / 100 - Feather
Apr 19, 2019

Feather sets out to create the most relaxing and calming experience you can have in a game. With its varied yet mellow and uplifting soundtrack, its basic yet brightly colored visuals, and the great detail that goes into the rustling of the birds feathers, it can be quite a joy to soar through the air and practice trench runs through the cave tunnels. However, in designing a game to relax it’s also made with no stakes and no threats, so much of the serenity you experience after the initial elation of flight is from not feeling like there is an imminent threat at all.

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Alexander Thomas
Apr 11, 2019

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is light on narrative and heavy on fast paced action.

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70 / 100 - The Occupation
Apr 6, 2019

The Occupation is a serious and well crafted first-person thriller dripping with nuance and subtleties.

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63 / 100 - Windscape
Mar 26, 2019

Windscape is a delightful and charming experience. It’s like playing an Elder Scrolls game that is designed to be friendly and fun, however, for everything I found about it to be enjoyable there was something else slightly off-putting that made me think it could use just a little more time in development.

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61 / 100 - Valley
Mar 17, 2019

Valley is an enjoyable experience that tells a comfortable narrative through brilliant music, exemplary writing, and a creative setting.

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94 / 100 - Devil May Cry 5
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 excels at bringing back that iconic feeling the franchise is known for and does so with killer style, strategic, fast-paced combat, and a pumping soundtrack. With a cast of both familiar faces in Trish and Lady, as well as newcomers Nico and V, this is a game that gives me confidences for the future of the Devil May Cry series.

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