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Francis DiPersio

Newark, Delaware

Favorite Games:
  • Shining Force II
  • Streets of Rage II
  • Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

131 games reviewed
71.6 average score
70 median score
55.0% of games recommended

Francis DiPersio's Reviews

Caffeine-fueled wordslinger and EIC at Hey Poor Player, Francis is an avid collector of things that blip and beep who has been gaming since 1985. When he's not cranking out reviews for the latest releases, he likes to spend his time tinkering with his collection of arcade cabinets and working through his massive backlog of retro games.
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5 / 5.0 - Persona 5
Apr 19, 2017

Make no mistake about it, this is one game that will steal your heart from your chest. If this is the future of Persona, I can’t wait to see where Atlus takes us next.

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Aug 22, 2016

When all is said and done, what’s perhaps the most impressive thing about The King of Fighters XIV is that the game has managed to do what many thought was impossible by putting SNK back on the map as a world class developer.

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5 / 5.0 - Yakuza 0
Jan 19, 2017

A modern masterpiece, Yakuza 0 is a game crafted with the meticulous care of the colorful irezumi that adorns the back of a hardened Japanese gangster, and stands as one of the most fun and emotional adventures I’ve played in years.

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Aug 30, 2017

When all is said and done, Ys VIII is an utterly engrossing and nostalgic adventure that no fan of the action-RPG genre should miss.

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5 / 5.0 - Lost Judgment
Sep 16, 2021

Building upon its predecessor in every conceivable way, Lost Judgment is a superb sequel that tells a story that will leave you asking yourself what justice means to you. It’s a gripping thrill ride full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. And even after the credits roll, the city streets will call you back for more with their countless distractions.

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4.5 / 5.0 - The Surge
May 15, 2017

If you’ve fought your way through Nioh and are looking for yet another quality action-RPG to deliver that Souls fix, look no further. The Surge is a finely-tuned machine that fans of the genre won’t want to miss.

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Sep 5, 2016

I certainly have a soft spot for the beat 'em ups, and I'm happy to report that Le Cartel's debut release is one of the best ones I've played in my nearly thirty year love affair with the genre. It's a bone-breaking homage to such classics as Final Fight and Streets of Rage that's guaranteed to both shock and entertain. Whether you're diving in solo or teaming up with friends or paint Russia red, Mother Russia Bleeds is a damn good time, and a masterclass brawler that deserves a spot in your library.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Titanfall 2
Nov 1, 2016

To be perfectly candid, I didn’t expect to be floored by Titanfall 2. Given publisher EA’s relative radio silence on this title and my personal lack of enthusiasm for the original game, I went into this titanic sequel hoping for the best but honestly expecting more of the same. That said, I can’t think of the last time I was so eager to eat some crow with a side of humble pie, because Titanfall 2 is a shooter that defies all expectations.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Killing Floor 2
Nov 18, 2016

With a broad selection of maps, dozens of weapons, and an engaging leveling system, Killing Floor 2 demands the attention of anyone with at least a passing interesting in online shooters.

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Sep 30, 2016

Much like its weathered and minimalist setting, Colorado smartly abandons the excessive clutter and distractions we’ve seen in previous chapters. And honestly, it’s all the better for it. What’s left is a deeply utilitarian contract that smartly trims the fat, allowing players to focus purely on perfecting their bloody craft.

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