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Robert N. Adams

Newark, NJ, United States

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20 games reviewed
78.3 average score
80 median score
55.0% of games recommended
Scores 7.5 higher than average

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9.5 / 10.0 - Metro Exodus
Feb 13, 2019

Metro Exodus builds on the gameplay of the previous titles and expands it into a much broader world, adding new mechanics and expanding the narrative without padding things too much.

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8 / 10.0 - Astroneer
Feb 5, 2019

Astroneer nicely builds on the Early Access release. The world is much more polished and it finally gives players something to do beyond simply digging up the earth and crafting new techs.

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9 / 10.0 - GRIS
Dec 13, 2018

GRIS features outstanding graphics, beautiful cinematics, and whimsical music. While it lacks in gameplay and replayability, it handily makes up for it in its presentation.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Two Point Hospital
Sep 11, 2018

Two Point Hospital keeps the spirit of Theme Hospital and improves on the gameplay, but buggy pathfinding and missing quality-of-life features brings the whole experience down.

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7.5 / 10.0 - The Spiral Scouts
Jul 14, 2018

The Spiral Scouts is a solid puzzle game with a boatload of off-color humor, but some parts may prove too challenging for puzzle game novices.

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4.5 / 10.0 - Jalopy
Apr 5, 2018

Jalopy is a game with an interesting concept and good mechanics behind it. Sadly, poor design, a number of irritating bugs, and a lack of things to do beyond the game's single quest make for a disappointing experience.

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7 / 10.0 - Surviving Mars
Mar 15, 2018

Surviving Mars is a solid city-builder, but some areas of the game require too much micromanagement and some critical information is either inaccurate or not presented in a useful way.

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7 / 10.0 - Subnautica
Mar 1, 2018

Subnautica is an underwater survival game with a compelling narrative, although some design choices, oversights, and bugs hampered my enjoyment of the title.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Mushroom Wars 2
Oct 11, 2017

Mushroom Wars 2 is a simpler-than-average real-time strategy that nonetheless possesses a good bit of a depth and has potential for competitive play.

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7 / 10.0 - Ghosts of Miami
Oct 4, 2017

Ghosts of Miami mixes a detective story and romantic themes in a colorful and vibrant setting, but a couple of mechanical flaws make it slightly tricky to experience repeat playthroughs.

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8 / 10.0 - Agents of Mayhem
Aug 16, 2017

Agents of Mayhem is Volition trying something new with a bit of their longstanding franchises mixed in, and they mostly do a great job at forging new paths. It has a few bugs and it's not perfect, but it makes for an excellent new game with a heck of a lot of character.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Planet Coaster
Nov 28, 2016

While Planet Coaster has some flaws with management and automation, it is nonetheless an excellent theme park simulator that adds many new tools for the aspiring rollercoaster tycoon.

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Aug 3, 2016

War for the Overworld and Heart of Gold are serviceable spiritual successors to Dungeon Keeper. There's quite a few issues with the game but no major show-stoppers.

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10 / 10.0 - Stardew Valley
May 2, 2016

Stardew Valley has a little bit of everything for everyone and does it all well. It's well-designed, well-polished, and encompasses everything I love about this style of game and more. A modern masterpiece in every way.

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Robert N. Adams
Apr 21, 2016

American Truck Simulator is a great game for listening to podcasts while driving around a virtual simulacrum of Nevada and California. It has some flaws, but the overall presentation was fantastic and very enjoyable.

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9 / 10.0 - Shardlight
Mar 8, 2016

Although it has some minor flaws, Shardlight nevertheless stands out as an excellent point & click adventure that pays homage to its predecessors.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Planetbase
Feb 27, 2016

Planetbase has a handful of minor flaws, but the overall presentation is excellent despite these tiny problems. A fun game for people who like building and managing communities.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Rebel Galaxy
Oct 20, 2015

Rebel Galaxy is nearly perfect in every way. It provides the perfect mix of player choice, balance, and challenge for fans of space combat games who don't mind the lack of 3D flight.

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Robert N. Adams
Feb 22, 2015

Although it makes some stumbles that its predecessor avoided, Metro: Last Light Redux is nonetheless an exciting romp through previously unexplored parts of the Metro universe.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Metro: 2033 Redux
Feb 21, 2015

Although it's a bit linear at times, Metro 2033 Redux excels in providing a first-person shooter experience with bountiful opportunities to make clever use of stealth.

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