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Leif Johnson


125 games reviewed
74.1 average score
74 median score
40.7% 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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Jan 28, 2011

Despite its problems, DC Universe Online still has a lot going for it. It's hard to be overly critical of an MMO that tries so hard to be different and which succeeds in many ways. Even the most casual comic book fans will drool over the lavishly illustrated cutscenes that round off single-player instances and major quest lines, and the accessible combat system embraces many players who would normally avoid the genre. The world is consistently beautiful, and the familiar characters and locations make DCUO uncommonly inviting.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has launched with a great class system and amazing promise

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8.6 / 10.0 - Lone Survivor
Oct 4, 2013

Lone Survivor's indie survival horror tale finds its most powerful expression on Sony's handheld.

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Nov 10, 2013

XCOM: Enemy Within is a feature-packed expansion that makes a great game even greater.

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Nov 26, 2013

Baldur's Gate 2 is one of the greatest RPGs ever made, and despite a few bugs, Enhanced Edition is best way to play it.

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8.6 / 10.0 - The Banner Saga
Jan 14, 2014

The Banner Saga is a beautiful, brutal tactical RPG.

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6 / 10 - CONSORTIUM
Jan 16, 2014

Consortium is a fun story-driven sci-fi role-playing game with some first-person shooter elements, but bugs and glitches mar the experience.

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7 / 10 - Blackguards
Jan 20, 2014

Blackguards is a grueling tactical role-playing game that thrives on brutal challenges.

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Jan 28, 2014

Might and Magic X: Legacy delivers tough, but fair turn-based fantasy combat that largely works.

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7 / 10.0 - Jazzpunk
Feb 6, 2014

The first half of Jazzpunk is a non-stop deluge of gags and entertaining minigames, but it can't keep up that pace.

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