Matt Eakins


61 games reviewed
70.5 average score
70 median score
45.0% of games recommended
Scores 7.0 higher than average

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Matt Eakins
5 / 10.0 - The Mage's Tale
Feb 6, 2019

The Mage’s Tale has some great elements, but the whole of the experience left me feeling a bit underwhelmed.

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Matt Eakins
Dec 17, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate beautifully tows the line of accessibility for casual players and depth for the hardcore fans.

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6 / 10.0 - I Am The Hero
Dec 12, 2018

High-score chasers and leaderboard-savvy players will have lots to love, but those looking for a casual beat ’em up may find themselves turning away at some point.

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Nov 2, 2018

It is, at times, sluggish and frustrating, but those moments pass by as quickly as your opponents after you take a missile to your backend. GRIP: Combat Racing fulfils its duty as being an engaging, fast, and unforgiving racer.

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5 / 10.0 - Soulblight
Oct 29, 2018

Soulblight isn't built for everyone, even diehard rogue-like fans. One day I'll venture back to the Soul Tree, I'm sure of it. Just don't think it'll be anytime soon.

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7 / 10.0 - Death's Gambit
Aug 27, 2018

Whether you're a masochist or a hardcore masochist, Death's Gambit might have something for you. At the very least, you can see an amazing take on the character of Death wearing an apron.

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5 / 10.0 - Sleep Tight
Jul 31, 2018

All together, Sleep Tight does what any tower defence/survival game should; it gives you a place to protect and the tools to do so, and does its best to keep you engaged.

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8 / 10.0 - Mugsters
Jul 26, 2018

Small games from smaller studious continue to amaze me with their effortless charm and unbound creativity, and Mugsters is easily one of those games.

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5 / 10.0 - Rainbow Skies
Jul 13, 2018

For what it's worth, Rainbow Skies provides a good challenge and a fun levelling system. Though dense and repetitive at length, there are moments that are memorable.

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8 / 10.0 - Esper (VR)
Jul 12, 2018

Hopefully Esper 2 will make its way from Oculus to PSVR at some point so I can perfect my telekinesis powers even further. In the meantime, I think PSVR owners should definitely give this game a shot if they are itching for an engaging, lighthearted, and challenging puzzle game.

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5 / 10 - Soccer Slammers
Jun 18, 2018

Despite its fun art style and great arcade feel, Soccer Slammers doesn't capture the magic and spirit of the sport it emulates.

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May 21, 2018

Despite its shortcomings, Wizard of Legend is still wonderfully put together. For a project from a two-person indie dev team, it's definitely worthy of praise. It's all the the things I absolutely love about Magicka 2 blended together with the replay value and challenge I adore about The Binding of Isaac.

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Matt Eakins
May 15, 2018

Laser League is special. A simple premise with deep intricacies that begs to be played over and over again, it deserves a lot of recognition. From the vibrant colours to the high octane action on the pitch, Laser League never fails to be an eye-catching and remarkable gaming experience.

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May 1, 2018

It's one hell of a good time.

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Matt Eakins
Apr 30, 2018

As the tech advances and Nintendo goes back to the lab, I think we will continue to see Labo grow. I am keen to see where this goes. Where Nintendo goes, everyone's eyes and ears follow. I will never doubt Nintendo in its pure, honest pursuit of making gaming a labour of love, passion, and enjoyment.

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Matt Eakins
Apr 25, 2018

If you want a fun, pretty mindless party game for you and your friends, it's not the worst choice. It's fun, but short on gas.

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70% - Spellsworn
Apr 17, 2018

Without being overly flashy, Spellsworn aims to be accessible and enjoyable, and it nails that when everything is firing on all cylinders.

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Matt Eakins
Mar 26, 2018

Developer 34BigThings offers a unique, engaging, and plain old fun game with Super Inefficient Golf. Though it's painfully short, it's an excellently crafted experience.

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50% - Deiland
Mar 16, 2018

If you want a slow-moving, brick-by-brick resource gathering sim, then this might be yours. But if you're looking for something with deep complexity, endless creative options and rich world-building, you should probably look elsewhere.

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Matt Eakins
Mar 6, 2018

From the beautiful colours that fly past you, to the wondrous creations of destruction you can craft, Blasters of the Universe is filled with things to love.

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