Jamie Mercer


7 games reviewed
67.1 average score
70 median score
14.3% of games recommended

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Cubed3
Jamie Mercer
Dec 22, 2018

One of the complaints levelled at the original was that it was too easy to muddle through without paying attention to how much food or morale the caravan has. That is not the case here, thus people in your caravan will die of starvation, or seek greener pastures elsewhere. While the first game looks at the emerging threat and initial impact of the Dredge, the second one examines the influence that this menace has on society,and whether it's possible to keep a band of humans and Varl together while the world falls apart around them. While new additions such as classes and barricades are nice to have, at six to eight hours long, it is a bit on the short side for the asking price. The physical release of the Banner Saga Trilogy offers greater value for money.

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Cubed3
Jamie Mercer
7 / 10 - The Banner Saga
Jul 14, 2018

For almost four years, The Banner Saga has provided a thoroughly enjoyable alternative offering to the standard tactical RPG.

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Jamie Mercer
6 / 10 - Project CARS 2
Oct 29, 2017

This is a game for enthusiasts and the complexity and scope of tinkering, combined with the need for a racing wheel, only emphasises this point. Project CARS 2 does a lot of things right, and it's easy to fall for the stunning visuals and customisation, but there are some very serious problems to address.

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Cubed3
Jamie Mercer

WRC 7 is, much like its predecessor, a step in the right direction but is still just falling short of the mark when compared to others in its class, such as DIRT 4 and Project CARS 2.

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Cubed3
Jamie Mercer
Oct 28, 2017

Take one carefully selected restaurant management sim and age for 60 hours of gameplay. Rub a spoonful of local co-op (difficult to get a hold of these days) and spread across hundreds of levels. Fry until it brings a golden smile to your face, and garnish with a dash of stress frenetic frying fossicking and serve with colourful visuals and a flavourful 1080p/60fps jus. Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! serves up another slice of excellent fun that, although not especially deep, will certainly keep you coming back for more. Please pass these compliments to the chef.

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Jamie Mercer
7 / 10 - WRC 6
Mar 6, 2017

WRC 6 offers a solid and perfectly respectable rally experience that has a more accessible first route into rally games for the uninitiated. A certain improvement on its predecessors, it sets out a new roadmap for how the titles should be going forward. Although shallow in parts - especially audio - there is still a lot of enjoyment to be had with fun handling and the mix of real courses, and 'based on real locations' special stages gives an authentic World Rally Championship experience. Ambitious eSports aspirations were perhaps a stage too early for this series, but there is definitely potential here and it will be worth keeping an eye on the next title to see if the team can iron out some of the wrinkles.

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Cubed3
Jamie Mercer
Sep 8, 2016

Seasons After Fall is a beautiful piece of interactive art. The design and sound are all executed flawlessly and are a genuine joy to behold. Swing Swing Submarine has really set the bar high for indie game production values. Sadly, the game does begin to feel slightly repetitive and some more puzzle elements - and especially new locations - would have been most welcome. As it stands, Seasons After Fall is a very pleasing and competent puzzle platform attempt, which, although short, will leave most players more than satisfied.

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