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Jeff Pannell

Lubbock, TX

Favorite Games:
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Doom
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

18 games reviewed
71.4 average score
78 median score
50.0% of games recommended

Jeff Pannell's Reviews

Fighting game aficionado and defender of waifus. Nearly comprised of 100% anime nonsense at this point. JRPG/MMORPG addicted, constantly grinding in the lab to get better at Street Fighter and spending his time thinking critically about the medium he adores so.
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Apr 23, 2016

Day of the Tentacle Remastered looks and feels just as vital today as it was back in 1993. The efforts to modernize this adventure game classic are a labor of love on Double Fine's part and it shows.

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Apr 25, 2016

Trillion: God of Destruction manages to overcome a trope-laden story and deliver realized characters that you'll ultimately send to their demise. The journey is the emphasis, though, as grinding is key. Small victories on the road to the end are what this game is all about. The combat is lackluster but the overall package will still appeal to fans of the genre with its better than average story.

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9 / 10.0 - Severed
Apr 27, 2016

Severed presents a grim tale of grief and vengeance that offers deceptively deep combat. This is a great example of touch controls done right and the presentation is top-notch. This is a must-own Vita title.

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May 21, 2016

Summary : Senran Kagura: Estival Versus continues the series forward momentum of compelling character-driven narrative and addictive and accessible combat in the best-looking entry to date. The light-hearted tone pairs well with the brawler gameplay x musou meets visual novel. Don't buy into the hate and give this one a shot.

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3 / 10.0 - Cyber City 2157
Jun 6, 2016

Cyber City 2157 is a jumbled mess of a visual novel that fails to deliver on the core promise of the story. It has numerous avenues to explore but none of them are very interesting. It has a great look to it with retro-tinged graphics and a soundtrack that is surprisingly strong. They don't make up for the awful localization or lazy writing, though.

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7 / 10.0 - Koihime Enbu
Jun 11, 2016

Koihime Enbu is an accessible anime fighter that focuses on spacing, fundamentally sound play and the Fatal Counter system. The art direction is great though the music is a bit forgettable. If only the online community on PC existed this game might have real legs as a gateway game into the fighting game genre.

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Jul 1, 2016

Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure, from the one-man operation at COWCAT, presents a forgettable tale of Bjorn Thonen and something regarding saving the world. The bad quips and immensely unlikable cast make for a sub-par adventure game that looks great but sounds and feels uninspired.

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Jul 4, 2016

Corpse Party, a new port of the 2008 remake of the original, will bring exposure to the title's great narrative for many. It is, however, decidedly lacking in comparison to the PSP remake of 2011 or the upcoming 3DS version. It can still bring the spooks but it simply doesn't go as far as the other versions. Play those instead.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Zero Time Dilemma
Jul 11, 2016

Zero Time Dilemma is a more than fitting end to a series already known for its gripping narrative and compelling characters. Director/writer Kotaro Uchikoshi has outdone himself here and delivered, most assuredly, his magnum opus. This is narrative risk-taking and some of the best storytelling available in the medium that manages to overcome its presentational flaws to offer a must-play experience.

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven delivers a truly authentic visual representation of Hirohiko Araki's work. CyberConnect2 nailed it visually but failed to iterate on their past works with other licensed anime products to produce, instead, a forgettable 2-on-2 fighter. JoJo deserves far better.

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