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Samantha Lienhard

Favorite Games:
  • Tales of Symphonia
  • Ace Attorney
  • Silent Hill 4

32 games reviewed
79.1 average score
80 median score
59.4% of games recommended

Samantha Lienhard's Reviews

I'm a horror and fantasy author as well as a freelance writer. I love a wide variety of video game genres, especially RPGs.
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Jun 8, 2019

While holding true to the same basic gameplay formula, Layers of Fear 2 takes great steps toward distinguishing itself from the first game. Unfortunately, while this pays off in some respects, Layers of Fear 2 struggles to be as cohesive as a psychological horror game should be.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Observation
May 31, 2019

Observation’s tedious gameplay and intriguing story kept me asking myself if it would have been better as a film than a game.

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Mar 19, 2019

You won’t find the same epic scale of storytelling here as in its predecessor, but Fate/Extella Link excels with superb battles and sets down the groundwork for what could be an even better sequel.

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While its gameplay isn’t its strongest point, Liar Princess and the Blind Prince is a short yet sweet story-driven puzzle-platformer perfect for anyone who wants a fairytale about forbidden love.

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Dec 18, 2018

Despite some flaws NAIRI: Tower of Shirin is an adorable game with solid point-and-click adventure mechanics and the potential for a great story, although the abrupt cliffhanger ending prevents it from being completely satisfying.

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4 / 5 - GRIS
Dec 13, 2018

Gris is a relaxing, artistic experience that emphasizes its atmosphere over its gameplay. While it only lasts a few hours, fans of surreal worlds and symbolic storytelling should find it to be an enjoyable journey.

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With its gruesome puzzles and serious subject matter, The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories isn’t for everyone, but behind the darkness lies a hopeful story and clever puzzle design.

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Oct 9, 2018

While the Nazi occupation of Poland is a grim area of history to cover in a cute puzzle game, My Memory of Us respects the past and delivers a somber-yet-hopeful tale of friendship.

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3.5 / 5.0 - The Gardens Between
Sep 19, 2018

Although short, The Gardens Between is a relaxing puzzle game with unique ideas and a nostalgic, bittersweet snapshot of childhood friendship.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Lamplight City
Sep 12, 2018

If you enjoy mysteries and detective stories, it’s hard to go wrong with Lamplight City. While the puzzles might not be as challenging as in other games in the genre, the narrative takes center stage and provides a memorable experience.

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