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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

256 games reviewed
69.5 average score
70 median score
48.0% 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.
Feb 23, 2015

Paranautical Activity provides an engaging and ever-changing shooter experience that borrows ideas from the past and freshens them up with sea-themed upgrades.

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5.5 / 10.0 - ScreamRide
Mar 4, 2015

There is fun to be had with ScreamRide's creation tools, but it's buried under a long slog of uninteresting gameplay modes and the faintest hints of a narrative.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Ironcast
Mar 25, 2015

Fans of mechs and match three will find a lot to like in Ironcast, but even they will eventually tire of the repeating missions and random nature of the game.

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Apr 14, 2015

Westerado: Double Barreled is great fun in quick bursts, but runs out of steam in a hurry and never recovers from its overstretched ambitions.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Marvel Heroes 2015
May 4, 2015

An action RPG that stands among the titans of the genre, Marvel Heroes is a glorious romp for any member of the Mighty Marvel Marching Brigade.

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9.5 / 10.0 - The Magic Circle
Jul 15, 2015

A memorable trip into game design and development hell, The Magic Circle's only sin is that there isn't more of it to play around in. What is here is storytelling and gameplay intermingled with expert care, bringing the player on an intellectual thrill ride that should be seen by all.

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Sep 1, 2015

Shutshimi fails somewhat to swim against the current of other procedural games, but its unique charms are hard to argue with and its gameplay is solid and enjoyable.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Mad Max
Sep 7, 2015

Mad Max is a flawed experience, but its late game character moments and beautiful wasteland save it from being purely mediocre.

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10 / 10.0 - Undertale
Oct 5, 2015

An unforgettable journey that will shape storytelling in games, Undertale effortlessly resonates with players and fills its world with depth and joy.

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Oct 10, 2015

A brief but engaging character action game, Transformers: Devastation succeeds mostly as a nostalgic treat for Generation 1 fans and anyone who can appreciate a little giant robot action.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Broforce
Oct 18, 2015

Broforce brings the fast paced action, but its amazing concept can't hide the limits to its gameplay or the rough nature of its final release.

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8 / 10.0 - Fallout 4
Nov 15, 2015

A largely iterative game, Fallout 4 suffers from a limited dialogue system and procedurally generated content, but still excels at creating a world that is fun and rewarding to explore.

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Nov 30, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront is a graphical tour de force that fails whenever it becomes an interactive experience. There are hints of better games here, but nothing that saves it from mediocrity.

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Dec 14, 2015

Rainbow Six Siege makes a strong case that every AAA shooter doesn't need a campaign to succeed. The gameplay is rich and there is plenty of depth to uncover for those players who are willing to stick it out despite lackluster progression and server issues.

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Jan 19, 2016

A return to the licensed games of old, Gemini: Heroes Reborn provides players with a condensed combination of Bioshock and Portal that does more than just rehash, at least where gameplay is concerned.

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4 / 10.0 - Bombshell
Jan 29, 2016

Bombshell sports impressive shooting and a stylish presentation, but the game's takes on exploration and narrative ultimately drag down the experience.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Fortified
Feb 8, 2016

While the style does draw you in, Fortified has a hard time keeping players invested, and its barebones multiplayer options really hamper what could have been a great online co-op choice for fans of tower defense and shooters.

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is a chaotic good time that takes everything that was great about the first game, gives it a fresh coat of paint, and adds in more nonsense on top.

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Mar 2, 2016

Fire Emblem's gameplay is second to none, but Conquest sports a lackluster narrative and questionable dialogue that brings the whole experience down.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Pokken Tournament
Mar 15, 2016

Pokken Tournament shines when it comes to playing with friends, but the game's grind filled single player and dumb AI make for a pretty unimpressive package overall.

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