Joseph Siemsen


36 games reviewed
83.4 average score
84 median score
91.7% of games recommended
8.6 / 10.0 - Eastward
Jun 17, 2022

Eastward is a gem of a title bringing wholesome storytelling, clever gameplay, and exceptional visuals that all hold their own even among the exceptional selection of indie titles currently available.

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9 / 10.0 - Everhood
Mar 8, 2021

If you loved Undertale, or are looking for an RPG that’s unconventional, don’t sleep on this game.

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9 / 10.0 - Cyber Shadow
Feb 21, 2021

Cyber Shadow is an excellent game full of satisfying combat, smart level design, cool boss fights, driving music, and responsive controls.

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Sep 7, 2020

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is a decently good time. It offers more challenge than I expected but not so much so that it becomes frustrating. The original cast, the successful visual conversion to 3D, and the suitable story all come together to create one of the best tie-in games I’ve ever played.

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9.1 / 10.0 - Panzer Paladin
Aug 24, 2020

Simply said, Panzer Paladin is just super cool.

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Aug 10, 2020

The Last of Us Part II is a technical marvel of game design whose achievements can be completely overshadowed by a player’s reception of its story. While I sit comfortably in the camp of those who thoroughly enjoyed (if that is the right word as the story is often deliberately uncomfortable) the direction taken by Neil Druckmann and his team at Naughty Dog, I can see how people can walk away having had a completely different experience.

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7.3 / 10.0 - Summer in Mara
Jul 21, 2020

I enjoyed my time with this adventure farming simulator and it comes at a perfect time when people are on the lookout for more games of that type with peak Animal Crossing popularity happening right now.

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8.2 / 10.0 - Trials of Mana
Jun 16, 2020

The Trials of Mana remake is an excellent remake. A full 3D adaptation of a 2D Super Nintendo game has its challenges, which Square Enix faced in their first two efforts in this franchise let alone their other titles.

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May 7, 2020

This collection and the Kiwami remakes are an amazing opportunity to get into the Yakuza series with them all now available on PS4 and with Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon being just around the corner.

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9 / 10.0 - Exit the Gungeon
Apr 30, 2020

Exit the Gungeon is a really fun follow up to the original.

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7.7 / 10.0 - The Longing
Mar 29, 2020

I’m confident that I will be firing up The Longing on a regular basis throughout this year and beyond.

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Mar 18, 2020

Making your way through the tower and uncovering more of the mystery and story is really enjoyable and the puzzles themselves offer enough challenge to make solving them satisfying without being too frustrating. It all comes together in a package that is appealing to not just me but my 5-year-old daughter too.

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Feb 26, 2020

Kingdom Hearts III Re: Mind, while featuring some fun stuff and some of the better fights the series has to offer, is a minor addition to the base game set at a premium price. I would only recommend it to people who love Kingdom Hearts enough to experience and overcome everything a Kingdom Hearts game has to offer.

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8.4 / 10.0 - Lightmatter
Jan 15, 2020

Lightmatter is full of sarcastic, self-aware humor. The puzzles are incredibly well put together and satisfying to solve. Visually distinct with high contrast between light and dark areas, Lightmatter makes objectives clear.

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Dec 23, 2019

Yacht Club proves yet again with King of Cards that they are masters of their craft, lovingly creating games that boldly mix genres and head in directions you’d never guess a traditional platformer would go. The card game mixes things up nicely, creating breaks of challenging card-based strategy in between action platforming.

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Dec 18, 2019

Showdown gives players even more ways to play around with and lets fans beat each other up as their favorite knight or side character! It is definitely a welcome addition to the trove.

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Dec 2, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 breaks the rules of the games I tend to enjoy. Lower on my preference list are both life simulators and open world, yet I found myself thoroughly engrossed in what was offered.

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8.5 / 10.0 - The Outer Worlds
Nov 6, 2019

The Outer Worlds is in a prime position to make its mark on the genre, successfully combining aspects from a number of critically praised games like Bioshock, Borderlands, and it’s primary inspiration Fallout.

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9.6 / 10.0 - Disco Elysium
Oct 24, 2019

If you are a fan of RPGs and want to play something that mixes up the genre, I cannot recommend this game enough.

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9.4 / 10.0 - Untitled Goose Game
Sep 28, 2019

House House knew exactly what game they wanted to make and delivered spectacularly in it.

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