Rod Oracheski


Favorite Games:

22 games reviewed
82.4 average score
80 median score
72.7% of games recommended
Scores 6.9 higher than average

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4.5 / 5.0 - NHL 20
Sep 13, 2019

NHL 20 has some minor issues but plays a fun game of hockey. RPM Tech 2.0 is a revolution for the game’s controls, eliminating most of gamer’s complaints, at least on that front.

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5 / 5.0 - Gears 5
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 is the best looking the series has ever been, and that's maybe the least of the improvements here.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Control
Aug 26, 2019

Control is the culmination of nearly two decades of Remedy's work in the third-person action-adventure genre and it's a pedigree that shows. Firing enemies through barriers to take out their friends is ridiculously fun, start to finish.

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4.4 / 5.0 - Crackdown 3
Feb 14, 2019

Long-suffering Crackdown fans finally have a worthy sequel. The campaign was every bit as campy and fun as expected, with Terry Crews a perfect addition to the cast, and the multiplayer proving to be surprisingly entertaining.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Wargroove
Jan 30, 2019

Wargroove will leave Advance Wars’ long-forgotten fans beside themselves with joy.

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Dec 5, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a stellar first game in what could be a great series. It’s available ‘free’ for those with a subscription to Xbox Game Pass, but it’s worth the price of admission regardless. A great intro to the tactical strategy genre that eschews the stats-heavy side of things to keep it fun.

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Oct 5, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an impressively crafted open world action-RPG that challenges gamers to see and do everything it has to offer.

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Sep 6, 2018

Amazing graphics and spectacular webswinging/webslinging help overcome a sometimes-frustrating camera and repetitive missions.

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4.5 / 5.0 - No Man's Sky - NEXT
Jul 26, 2018

No Man's Sky has come a long way from that humbling start for Hello Games. There could still be improvements to some gameplay systems and the user interface, but overall this is a greatly improved package that's brand new for most Xbox One gamers and well worth going back to for PC and PS4 players who dropped it shortly after launch.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Sudden Strike 4
Jul 5, 2018

The game’s 31 missions will challenge even experienced wargamers, while still approachable enough for those new to the genre to pick things up. Worth checking out.

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Alec Mason’s adventures on Mars are just as much fun as they were nearly a decade ago. Worth a look as a low-cost summer game.

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Apr 25, 2018

Frostpunk is used to carry messages you don’t often see in games, forcing gamers to make – and think about – the kind of difficult choices nobody should have to make. A must-play game.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Extinction
Apr 10, 2018

I had a lot of fun with Extinction, especially the great swordplay and traversal, but it's held back by issues with the camera and the repetitive, bland story.

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4 / 5.0 - Sea of Thieves
Mar 29, 2018

What you’ll think of Sea of Thieves seems to depend on what you expected going in. Those that wanted a single player pirate adventure are bound to be disappointed by the relatively simple gameplay loop of going to find chests and returning to port with them, earning money to buy cosmetic rewards. Those looking for a multiplayer game with solo or co-operative play options are much more likely to be happy with what Sea of Thieves has to offer.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Metal Gear Survive
Feb 23, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is likely to see ongoing additions to improve it, and at this point I’d recommend waiting for some of those before jumping into it. Right now it’s a survival grind in the Metal Gear universe that’s more busywork than fun and it's only the gameplay carryover from Metal Gear Solid V that make it worth a look at all.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Call of Duty: WWII
Nov 16, 2017

Call of Duty World War II is a retread of places the franchise has been before in. If the multiplayer worked it'd score higher, but this is just a broken game and an awful experience right now.

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Nov 2, 2017

Assassin's Creed Origins is a gorgeous and well-realized world filled with danger and excitement in equal measures. A stellar return from hiatus for the franchise.

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Oct 12, 2017

theHunter: Call of the Wild is a fantastic looking game, and does a great job of bringing some of the thrill of the hunt – and the chase – to the home.

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Sep 1, 2016

The Final Station has a nice look to it and the generous checkpoints mean you will worry more about supplies than a surprise death. It’s a bit short, clocking in at about five hours, but worth a look.

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If Episode One is just setting the stage, I can’t wait to see what the next four will bring. A must-play for Batman fans.

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