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Leif Johnson


123 games reviewed
74.2 average score
74 median score
39.7% of games recommended

Leif Johnson's Reviews

Former cowboy poet and University of Chicago Ph.D. candidate who worked in the art industry for a few years. Now he lives on a ranch in South Texas and specializes in RPG coverage.
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8 / 10.0 - Wasteland 3
Aug 27, 2020

Choices with major consequences, satisfying combat, and a boldly distinctive and humorous post-apocalyptic world make Wasteland 3 a memorable RPG.

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8 / 10.0 - Mortal Shell
Aug 19, 2020

Mortal Shell is an extremely loyal Dark Souls homage with just enough clever new ideas to make fighting through its gorgeous world feel like something more than a rehash.

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor offers a nostalgic return to the northwestern corner of Skyrim, but its formulaic story isn't as compelling.

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Full of emotion and high adventure, Final Fantasy XIV's Shadowbringers expansion brings MMORPG storytelling out of the shadows. Two great new combat classes, two cool new races, and a nifty system for running dungeons solo round out the experience of FFXIV's best expansion to date.

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Oct 24, 2018

Murkmire may look bland in comparison to a wonderland like Summerset, but that's only when you're drinking in the big picture.

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As the millions of people still streaming into the game show, if Blizzard sees Battle for Azeroth as a struggle to keep our hearts and interest, it's clearly already won.

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The Elder Scrolls Online will never feel like a proper Elder Scrolls game for many people who flock to it, but while we wait for whatever comes after Skyrim, it's a damn fine way of passing the time.

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62 / 100 - Lost Sphear
Feb 6, 2018

Bland and unambitious save for its combat, Lost Sphear draws so heavily from the traditions of past JPRGs that it fails to build a personality of its own.

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7.4 / 10.0 - Dreadnought
Dec 21, 2017

Dreadnought in many ways successfully brings the World of Tanks formula to outer space with sci-fi flair, and the vertical movements of the ships add some depth. It's often fun, but if you want to advance at a reasonable pace you'll have to deal with an unreliably active PS4 player population and an XP system that requires a lot of grinding to unlock new ships.

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74 / 100 - SpellForce 3
Dec 21, 2017

SpellForce 3 competently blends RPG and RTS games into a generally enjoyable package, but there's not enough creative force to create a lasting spell.

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