Kenny McKee

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Favorite Games:
  • Pokémon Black Version 2
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
  • Yoshi's Island

142 games reviewed
75.5 average score
80 median score
65.5% of games recommended

Kenny McKee's Reviews

Hello! My name is Kenny, and I've been writing for Hey Poor Player since 2016. I love video games of all kinds but have always been particularly fond of JRPGs, platformers, and roguelikes. Outside of playing and writing about video games, I'm currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Sociology. I'm not sure how interesting that actually is, but, hey, it's something!
3.5 / 5.0 - Inversus
Aug 17, 2016

With a solid Arcade Mode, and a Versus Mode that allows for both local and online play against others, Inversus promises to be an enjoyable, albeit somewhat brief, action-packed experience for any and all who try it.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Shiny
Sep 7, 2016

f you’re looking for 2016’s Most Epic Hardcore Platformer of the Year (there has to be some sort of award like that floating around) you might want to search elsewhere, but only because Shiny is attempting something that a lot of platformers don’t do any more. It shows that games can play like old, look like new, and be just fine while doing so. If you’re ever looking for a quick and fun platformer experience with a large dose of art, and even more heart, look no further than Shiny.

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Sep 15, 2016

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse offers the full package not only in terms of 3DS games, but when it terms of JRPGs in their entirety. Armageddon may be something that you would normally want to avoid, but I can guarantee that this is the one end-of-the-world event that you’ll want to be in the very center of.

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Sep 27, 2016

Not surprisingly, this shining example of a visual novel manages to set the bar for others in its genre even after all of these years. With an enthralling storyline, diverse cast of characters, and the ability to actively shape the story’s outcome, Steins;Gate continues to come out on top.

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Oct 4, 2016

Gal Gun: Double Peace is a lewd, shallow rail shooter focused primarily on providing as much fan service to its players as possible in a manner that almost crosses the line in several different ways. Would you like to know what else it is, though? It’s fun. It’s legitimately fun. It knew exactly what it wanted to become, and it did so without feeling the need to dance around certain topics or censor anything.

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With plenty to offer for both newcomers and longtime Neptunia fans alike, Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is a great addition to both the game’s series as well as the Vita’s lineup of games.

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4 / 5.0 - Xanadu Next
Nov 3, 2016

Xanadu Next may be a little dated in today’s terms, but that didn’t stop it from being an enjoyable experience for me in the slightest. Despite already having over 10 years on its track record, Xanadu Next still managed to provide a very engaging and entertaining experience that never once let me down.

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Jan 17, 2017

The Fate series itself is a combination of strange things end up being cohesive, and this game is no exception to that rule. Fate/EXTELLA the took series in a new direction thanks to an dramatic witch in game genres and, if you ask me, it ended up paying off thanks to a solid combat system, good amount of character depth, and surprisingly large amount of story content.

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Feb 13, 2017

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force provides enjoyable gameplay, memorable characters, and a branching story good enough to warrant multiple playthroughs – and hey, isn’t that all that matters?

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Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey provides a great example of how a game can provide an entirely fresh experience merely by shifting around the mechanics that it already had, as opposed to piling on new ones.

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Mar 14, 2017

eaturing a short, bland adventure, a nearly-nonexistent plot, and diverse characters that are ultimately bogged down by the in-game Stamina mechanic, Touhou Double Focus probably won’t satisfy anyone who isn’t a diehard Touhou fan.

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3 / 5.0 - Rain World
Mar 27, 2017

I wanted to love Rain World, I really did, but in the end I couldn’t. Although it starts out strong, and boasts a variety of unique gameplay features, it ends up coming out a bit muddled due to the abusive limits it places on players and overbearing confusion.

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Apr 18, 2017

It’s obvious when a game is made with love, and this game is a great example of that.

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Between the lack of puzzles, needless wandering, and general heavy-handedness with certain topics, there were certainly times when I wasn’t enjoying myself as much as I probably should have been.

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May 11, 2017

While Birthdays the Beginning isn’t the most hardcore god game out there, it’s still got plenty of merits. It’s a good game to chill out to, it makes you think, and its visual charms are undeniable.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Akiba's Beat
May 16, 2017

If you can appreciate a trope-filled homage to Japan’s nerd culture as a whole, Tales and Persona-style gameplay, and enjoy a game with plenty of dialogue, then this one’s for you.

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Jun 7, 2017

So long as you can accept your good with a little bit of less-than-good (I don’t even consider anything to be “bad”), then Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku is a free-spirited (literally!) and fun romp through Japan’s spirit world.

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Aug 29, 2017

All-in-all, Koei Tecmo and Omega Force did an excellent job with Warriors All-Stars. It may have its minor downfalls, such as a slightly decreased difficulty level and overall lack of territory battles, but it more than makes up for it with its fun and addictive gameplay, and phenomenal renditions of some of Koei Tecmo’s most beloved IPs.

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4 / 5.0 - Ys SEVEN
Aug 30, 2017

Ys Seven is an incredibly fun game with plenty of old-school RPG action and, despite its simplicity, an immense amount of challenge.

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Oct 16, 2017

Featuring new mechanics, polished gameplay, and the same kind of dungeon-crawling experience that you’ve come to know and love, Etrian Odyssey V takes the Etrian Odyssey series to wonderful new heights.

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