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85 games reviewed
79.0 average score
80 median score
68.2% of games recommended

Matt Heywood's Reviews

Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! He’s the self-described guru of all things geeky, but gaming is his main mistress. When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games that the market has to offer.
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80 / 100 - Etherborn
Jul 18, 2019

Etherborn is now available, and it offers up some unique twists on the platforming, exploration, and puzzle video game genres. This is thanks to its brilliantly designed, and challenging levels, which are the puzzles themselves due to how gravity affects the player at each an every turn.

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75 / 100 - Streets of Rogue
Jul 15, 2019

If you enjoy the rogue-lite genre, then Streets of Rogue will make you happy, but if you don't like things such as permadeath and stealth, you will find more fun in another title.

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90 / 100 - Blazing Chrome
Jul 11, 2019

Blazing Chrome completely nails its homage to the Contra franchise, so much so, that it feels like a better version of it.

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Jun 27, 2019

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night may have shipped with a nasty bug, and it definitely has some rage inducing boss battles, but in the end its challenges and homages to the Metroidvania genre keep it feeling rewarding and very fun to play. Just prepare to be flustered.

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85 / 100 - My Friend Pedro
Jun 20, 2019

The latest Indie gem to come from Devolver Digital is now here, and if you love oddball types of games that offer up unique gameplay experiences and sentient bananas, then My Friend Pedro will be right up your demented, side-scrolling shooter loving alley.

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Feb 20, 2019

If you're a hardcore puzzle game fan that also loves non-linear world design, then you'll appreciate what Degrees of Separation has to offer. Otherwise, this pretty little Indie title is one you can pass on.

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70 / 100 - Unruly Heroes
Jan 31, 2019

Unruly Heroes is a new multi-platform title from Magic Design Studios that features Action/Adventure style gameplay set in a beautiful looking, mystical land, with a narrative based on the Monkey King Legend. Its mix of platforming, combat, and puzzle-solving offers up a nice variety of gameplay, and while the combat controls leave much to be desired and can cause a bit of rage at times, the overall experience is still pretty enjoyable.

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95 / 100 - GRIS
Dec 13, 2018

Gris, in my opinion, is a Journey-level game in terms of how it completely sucks you into its artistic experience and doesn't let your senses go until its credit roll.

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85 / 100 - Arca's Path
Dec 4, 2018

Arca's Path VR's use of gaze controls really helps to make it feel unique but intuitive. It's a bit short, but still well worth the investment for the meditative experience it provides.

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69 / 100 - Darksiders III
Nov 27, 2018

Darksiders 3 opted to strip itself down a bit when compared to what Darksiders 2 offered, but after spending time with it, the game’s relatively straightforward experience can grow on you if you’re into challenging games that don’t hold your hand. If you wanted more of what you got in the last game though, you will be let down, because this sequel leans more towards a Dark Souls-lite experience than a new Darksiders one.

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