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Scott Malcomson

Favorite Games:
  • Fallout
  • Hearts of Iron
  • Kerbal Space Program

10 games reviewed
81.5 average score
85 median score
70.0% of games recommended

Scott Malcomson's Reviews

Old enough to have watched the first moon landing live on TV, I've been gaming since the days of ApVenture and the Zork series. My last console was an Atari 2600, and my first PC was an Apple IIc (in glorious monochrome!). If you want to understand the kind of person I am, it might help a bit to play Ultima IV.
9 / 10.0 - Sorcery! Part 4
Sep 21, 2016

Sorcery! pushes and exploits both genre tropes and limitations, not as mere parody but in order to provide a better role-playing experience. A masterful work.

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Aug 10, 2016

Polished, engaging, and tough to beat, Hyper Light Drifter will stoke that part of your brain which can't resist a challenge.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Human: Fall Flat
Jul 22, 2016

The bottom line is that Human Fall Flat is fun, challenging, and charming in its simplicity.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Utopia 9
Jun 23, 2016

A flawlessly-executed combination of roguelike design, twin-stick-shooter gameplay and tragicomic backstory.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Breached
Jun 21, 2016

Smooth and immersive play elements conflict with a short campaign, limited replay value, and a poignant but shallow story.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Hearts of Iron IV
Jun 7, 2016

Dramatically improving accessibility while retaining the precision and complexity of a classic stopwatch, Hearts of Iron IV is a must-buy for any grand-strategy aficionado.

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Almost as good as Parts 1 & 2, Part 3 suffers from having the player run around in circles quite a bit. That's by design, but it does allow late-game fatigue to develop.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Polaris Sector
Mar 29, 2016

Solid, complex and engaging gameplay with a substantial learning curve. Marred by sloppy story elements, an exceptionally dry tutorial and sometimes-kludgy interface design.

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Mar 9, 2016

An immersive fantasy roleplaying experience with classic style and excellent presentation.

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8.5 / 10.0 - XCOM 2
Feb 23, 2016

A solid followup to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 delivers on story, action, and tension. It's nonetheless in serious need of optimization to correct glitching and framerate issues.

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