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Andrew Otton


Favorite Games:
  • Warcraft III
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

33 games reviewed
81.0 average score
85 median score
63.6% of games recommended
Scores 2.2 higher than average

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Andrew Otton's Reviews

I've been writing about games and learning about how the industry works, talking to developers, and doing reviews since 2014. There's no genre I hate, but there are many that need standout games to catch my attention. If my scores seem higher than most, it's because I largely review games I figure will be worth letting our readers know about.
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9.5 / 10.0 - The Banner Saga 3
Jul 26, 2018

The Banner Saga 3 is a fantastic end to one of gaming's best trilogies. The enthralling writing and engaging combat combine into one of the most satisfying gaming experiences to be had.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Aegis Defenders
Feb 8, 2018

Aegis Defenders fuses two genres seamlessly, providing one of the best tower defense experiences in years.

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7.5 / 10.0 - A Case of Distrust
Feb 6, 2018

All of the parts of A Case of Distrust almost come together for an amazing adventure experience. Unfortunately, the all-important plot is too familiar to be wholly engaging.

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The story's fast pace takes away some weight from the big events in the story, but Book 2 still delivers an engrossing experience.

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10 / 10.0 - Super Mario Odyssey
Nov 1, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey will easily rank as one of the best Mario games ever made. It's pure fun, plain and simple.

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Oct 16, 2017

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is South Park at its best backed up by gameplay that would stand on its own in any other game.

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If you like a slower story more about political intrigue wrapped up in a great presentation, you'll love The Pillars of the Earth.

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8.5 / 10.0 - The Surge
May 15, 2017

The Surge has great gameplay and wonderful levels to get lost in as you run around throwing limbs about and destroying robots.

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9 / 10.0 - Horizon Zero Dawn
Mar 24, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn is great game design wrapped up in one of the best AAA packages put out to date.

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6 / 10.0 - This Is the Police
Jul 27, 2016

An intriguing concept hindered by too much going on. There are plenty of details throughout, but few received the attention they deserved.

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9.5 / 10.0 - INSIDE
Jul 13, 2016

An easy Game of the Year contender, Inside is an example of game design executed near perfectly.

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Blood and Wine is what all expansions should aspire to be, is the perfect send-off for the series, and should be loved by anyone who enjoyed the base game.

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Apr 26, 2016

A game full of interesting ideas but lacks the execution.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Firewatch
Feb 8, 2016

An above average narrative, excellent dialogue, and wonderful pacing should make Firewatch enjoyable to any adventure fan.

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The Ice Dragon mistakes shock and surprise for engaging material. Combined with the typical Telltale technical woes, it leaves behind an underwhelming experience.

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Nov 18, 2015

Season 1 can be defined by its misused and poorly executed potential, leaving behind something a little better than average.

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While it stumbles in some places, Hearts of Stone is better than the vast majority of "additional content" that most modern games offer.

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A Nest of Vipers has some shortcomings but is an overall solid episode, leaving behind a good amount of potential for what should be a climactic ending.

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May 28, 2015

The Witcher 3 is one of those games that both meets expectations in most areas and surpasses it in some, leaving behind one of those games that will have a huge impact on all of gaming.

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Game of Thrones Episode 4 will assuredly keep many players engaged and does a great job of creating the potential for an interesting and/or satisfying end.

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