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Paul Hartling

Boston, MA
redshoepaul

Favorite Games:
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Quake III
  • Mortal Kombat II

13 games reviewed
70.8 average score
70 median score
46.2% of games recommended

Paul Hartling's Reviews

"Sure, the boys in Ryan's lab can make it hack-proof. But that don't mean we ain't gonna hack it." -Pablo Navarro
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6.5 / 10.0 - Super Beat Sports
Nov 28, 2017

Super Beat Sports is for sure an homage to Rhythm Heaven but without the amount of variety a game like this should hold for a new console. With a non-memorable soundtrack and repetition of stages with new color schemes is a lazy cop out for trying to add new flavor.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Patapon Remastered
Nov 10, 2017

Patapon Remastered is a great and addicting gameplay experience. The rewarding boss fights make up for some of the weaker levels and the sound and visuals fully cement Patapon as a great remaster. However, the bad first impression, occasional difficulty spike and lack of instructions hold it back from being outstanding.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Just Dance 2018
Nov 2, 2017

The Just Dance series had its shine all this time, but to continue doing so it must reinvent itself if it wants to evolve again, even if that means structural changes that surely will bring controversy and risks.

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Apr 5, 2017

PaRappa the Rapper Remastered does an okay job of bringing the classic forward. The gameplay definitely feels easier and looks prettier than previous versions, though one of the six songs is still fairly difficult. Combine this with only some of the graphics being upgraded and you have a decent game. Great if you want to relive the game you loved or see what this classic is like, but otherwise it does not have the funky flow.

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7 / 10.0 - Just Dance 2017
Nov 8, 2016

Just Dance 2017 is a definite step up from the previous games in the franchise and offers much more to players. Many changes have gone into making it a great title which I would definitely recommend. Play it with friends or in World Dance Floor mode because that’s the best way to experience the game. The songs are great, the modes are better and the interface is a step above last year's.

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Oct 21, 2016

Rock Band Rivals is a more focused and diverse version of Rock Band 4 on all fronts, even if it does have a high price point with no new tracks. Harmonix has done well in tweaking the original game for the past year and Rivals is a great extension of this. With new ways to play and new ways to keep people coming back, Rivals is in a lot of ways what Rock Band 4 should have been when it came out. If you still have the desire to bust out your old plastic instrument but for some reason haven’t done so yet, Rivals is a great time to jump back in.

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Oct 18, 2016

While Harmonix Music VR lives up to what a launch game for a new platform or peripheral should be. A tech demo. While neat to see what Harmonix has created for the virtual world, this seems like a small project for a few team members that could've had a lot of potential in the end. Loading MP3's struggled big time even when using something as powerful as the all mighty PS4 system.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Rez Infinite
Oct 12, 2016

The incredible gameplay, audio and visuals Enhance Games created is simply amazing for a launch PlayStation VR title, very rare in some cases. The VR option only adding to the immersion to this on-rails shooter is one of the best reasons to pick up a PlayStation VR unit. Although the game is very short, new content and unlockables by replaying areas make great use of your time.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Rez Infinite (VR)
Oct 12, 2016

The incredible gameplay, audio and visuals Enhance Games created is simply amazing for a launch PlayStation VR title, very rare in some cases. The VR option only adding to the immersion to this on-rails shooter is one of the best reasons to pick up a PlayStation VR unit. Although the game is very short, new content and unlockables by replaying areas make great use of your time.

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9 / 10.0 - Thumper
Oct 5, 2016

Thumper's difficulty continues to put a knife up to me and my 'X' button. The game thrives in it's mesmerizing atmosphere, soundtrack and difficulty, which is really all you need.

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