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Ashley Bates

Skelmersdale
Donovan Ryder

Favorite Games:
  • Halo 3
  • Bully
  • Mortal Kombat

78 games reviewed
71.2 average score
75 median score
42.7% of games recommended

Ashley Bates's Reviews

Full time bearded man of Xbox One UK, and also a Senior Editor. Self-appointed Fighting Game Hype Man, because no one else on site appreciates the art of fisticuffs.
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Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions isn't a perfect rendition of the beautiful game, but it is a welcome return to an era of football games that don't take themselves too seriously.

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Jul 27, 2020

The Destroy All Humans remake takes everything players loved about the original game and refines the formula, making it more enjoyable for fans and modern audiences alike.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Superliminal
Jul 7, 2020

Though some flawed level designs and weak narrative hamper the overall experience, Superliminal is a mostly sublime puzzle adventure.

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Unscored - Disintegration
Jun 10, 2020

Despite some flaws, Disintegration’s genre fusion presents a worthwhile alternative from your traditional FPS experiences.

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6 / 10 - Liberated
Jun 1, 2020

Liberated is a game that hits as much as it misses. Certain story beats and animation issues drag down the experience, but the overall narrative and art style make Liberated worth a look.

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7 / 10.0 - Maneater
May 22, 2020

Maneater is a game that, for the most part, lives up to its potential, offering something a bit different than other games. While it could be regarded as something of a one-trick pony, it’s still a very good trick that you’ll enjoy while it lasts.

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9 / 10.0 - Streets of Rage 4
May 4, 2020

After a 25 year hiatus, Streets of Rage 4 is back and it’s better than it ever has been, thanks to a host of important gameplay improvements.

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Mar 2, 2020

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is a decent debut for the Baldy Hero, but the host of gameplay and story problems get in the way.

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While it might not do enough to coax out those who already own the game on other platforms, or who can play it right now via Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle is a premium slice of video games at their best, and is well worth checking out.

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Jan 22, 2020

While we've seen the story of Goku and the Z Warriors before, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot offers enough detail and fun gameplay to warrant a purchase.

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