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Alex Santa Maria

Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Games:
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Burnout 3: Takedown

108 games reviewed
70.5 average score
75 median score
41.7% of games recommended

Alex Santa Maria's Reviews

Raised on a healthy diet of gaming mags at an Xbox LAN center, Alex is an enthusiast who loves shooters, roguelikes, and arcade-style games. He has an unhealthy obsession with bad movies, a love of the 1980s, and the skills to rack up a high score on your local pinball table. Also, he reviews video games, which might be the reason that he's listed on this website.
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Alex Santa Maria
5.5 / 10.0 - Crackdown 3
Feb 18, 2019

Crackdown 3 is forgettable, broken in places, extremely short and set in its ways. Still, I'd be lying if I told you I didn't have a hell of a lot of fun playing it.

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At the end of the day, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is perfectly functional. If you’ve got a solid chunk of free time and any interest in the subject matter, this game will fit the bill. However, the little issues stack up so high that it’s hard to really recommend playing this over any other game in the genre.

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Alex Santa Maria
Feb 14, 2019

As a carefree way to fritter away a few hours with friends, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe fits the bill. As an entry in one of the premier franchises in gaming, the adherence to tradition and generic "New" theming leave this one missing the mark.

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Game Revolution
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If you’re looking for an accurate simulation of Supercross, this is going to satisfy. Even though this is a sequel, it feels like a foundation that can be built upon in future games, and I hope that Milestone expands the feature set the next time out

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Alex Santa Maria
Jan 30, 2019

Unlike a lot of indie-level titles, Wargroove is truly fully featured. It's got a solid story mode, but that's just the start. The side modes and especially the map editor give you a lot of bang for your buck.

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Alex Santa Maria
Jan 23, 2019

Wandersong isn’t perfect, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Alex Santa Maria
Jan 22, 2019

If your life's work is mastering this specific brand of platforming, then this is an obvious purchase. Most of the rest of us will find more enjoyment in watching the game streamed during an Awesome Games Done Quick event than actually playing it.

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There are plenty of amazing mindbending moments in Travis Strikes Again, but you have to work for them. If you're willing to play a decent brawler that's regularly interrupted by junky D-grade platforming to get to the madness, you'll get a lot out of it.

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Alex Santa Maria
Jan 14, 2019

Double Cross is an up and down ride, but I can’t shake the feeling that there’s another dimension out there.

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Alex Santa Maria
Jan 10, 2019

Catherine is a fascinating experiment, but it’s rather uneven and has not aged well. Considering the wealth of visual novels now available in America, the game has lost a bit of its unique charm.

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Alex Santa Maria
- DUSK
Dec 10, 2018

Even while calling back to a previous era, Dusk adds on top of those legacies. This is retro first-person shooter perfection, the next evolution in a genre once frozen in time. Long may it reign once again.

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This all comes from a passion to keep as much this industry's history alive as possible, and it all shines through in the final product.

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However, if you’re just looking to see your favorite characters pull off authentic signature moves, My Hero One’s Justice packs a decent enough punch.

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TechRaptor
Alex Santa Maria
9 / 10.0 - Tetris Effect
Nov 14, 2018

Tetris Effect is a dazzling display of all aspects of gaming coming together for a singular experience. It's also a fully featured edition of the best puzzle game of all time. Overall, that's a pretty good combo.

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Game Revolution
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No matter if you're looking for a goofy FMV good time or an engaging mystery to solve, The Shapeshifting Detective delivers.

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TechRaptor
Alex Santa Maria
Nov 2, 2018

If you're of a certain age, Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an amazing prospect. It really nails the open world formula that Ubisoft has made famous and tones it down for kids. It's just too bad that the game doesn't hit the mark whenever it tries to achieve beyond that.

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Game Revolution
Alex Santa Maria
Nov 2, 2018

It's great for a Sunday drive, but it's not going to hold your attention forever.

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TechRaptor
Alex Santa Maria
Oct 25, 2018

For Honor: Marching Fire is in a weird spot. These are good updates, but I’m not sure it makes sense to shell out for the full package. While the new characters are fun, none of them change the game in such a way as to make them vital. Unless you’ve absolutely mastered the entire rest of the roster, you’ll find plenty to do outside of the premium options.

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Game Revolution
Alex Santa Maria
Oct 15, 2018

Whether you've been away for a decade or kept up with every release, you'll find something to like here. The character variety and self-serious nonsense mesh into a breezy good time that's easy to recommend

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Alex Santa Maria
Sep 24, 2018

This collection of arcade favorites is a must play for historians and beat em up veterans. For everyone else, the completely busted online play and lackluster extras may be a roadblock.

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