Rob Gordon


276 games reviewed
71.4 average score
70 median score
69.0% of games recommended
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Jan 23, 2015

'Shovel Knight', from Yacht Club Games, is a well-crafted love letter to the 8-bit era of gaming, as well as being a fantastic and addictive 2D platformer.

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Mar 25, 2015

Obsidian returns to its Black Isle roots with the Infinity Engine-inspired 'Pillars of Eternity'. Does the old-school RPG live up to its predecessors?

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Apr 19, 2015

'Convoy' may stick a little too closely to the roguelikes it aims to emulate, but it is nonetheless an enthralling and addictive indie title with plenty of challenge.

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'Crypt of the NecroDancer' more than lives up to its early access promise, providing players with an excellent hybrid of dungeon crawling and rhythm-based gameplay.

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Apr 28, 2015

'Underground' manages to overcome its niche edutainment roots with a taxing and unique puzzler, in spite of fairly clunky controls and a difficult camera.

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May 7, 2015

Indie speed-runner 'Lost Orbit' provides players with a fast-paced space adventure that manages to toe the marginal line between challenge and frustration.

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May 14, 2015

Roll7's 2D shooter 'Not A Hero' may occasionally frustrate, but nonetheless offers a fantastic, fluid and vibrant indie challenge full of bizarre humor.

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May 24, 2015

'Swords and Soldiers 2' impresses with its lovingly-crafted character models and light-hearted humor, but its limited 2D plane gameplay may not be for everyone.

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May 28, 2015

'0rbitalis' provides a calm and collected space-based puzzle experience, a little thin on content but chock full of quality, challenge, and atmosphere.

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Jun 2, 2015

With boring gameplay and twitchy controls, an impressive art style and much-publicized controversy cannot hide the tedious shooter underneath 'Hatred's veneer.

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Sep 6, 2015

STASIS punches well above its weight, delivering a chilling, intense experience. With an atmospheric and unnerving style, the title is a must for fans of sci-fi horror.

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Sep 27, 2015

Extreme Exorcism is a basic but fun sugar rush of manic arcade-style platforming and intense local multiplayer, all built around an interesting and unique game mechanic.

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Nov 10, 2015

Poncho is a fun but sometimes ponderous platform puzzler, with an impressive core mechanic and fun visuals that are slightly let down by moments of frustrating gameplay.

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Nov 18, 2015

Hard West delivers a new setting for turn-based strategy fans, bringing X-COM style combat to the Wild West with fun (and difficult) firefights but little replayability.

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Divinity: Original Sin makes its way to consoles with an impressive level of quality, a decent graphical overhaul, and a fantastic co-op gameplay experience.

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Dec 14, 2015

Immortal Empire lacks polish and suffers from simplistic gameplay, but in spite of its shortcomings there is something addictive about this free-to-play strategy game.

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Dec 23, 2015

Marred by awkward camera controls and sluggish gameplay, Yasai Ninja's content doesn't deliver on the zany premise of a feudal Japan inhabited by ninja vegetables.

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Jan 18, 2016

iOS Kickstarter hit Republique comes to PC and Mac, delivering a terrific graphical upgrade alongside an enthralling plot and claustrophobic stealth gameplay.

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Jan 22, 2016

Stoic's tactical RPG The Banner Saga makes its way to consoles, and still manages to deliver a fantastic, captivating story alongside a fun and challenging battle system.

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Jan 25, 2016

Developer Butterscotch Shenanigans delivers a rip-roaring success with crafting action RPG Crashlands, bringing outlandish humor and addictive gameplay to the indie scene.

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