Matt Eakins


66 games reviewed
70.8 average score
70 median score
46.2% of games recommended
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Jun 1, 2017

The best analogy for NBA Playgrounds is that it's like a leaky ship. The exterior, with its charm and aesthetically pleasing look, hides an interior rife with small missteps and annoyances.

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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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7 / 10.0 - Mini-Mech Mayhem
Jun 18, 2019

Minor complaints aside, Mini-Mech Mayhem offers PSVR owners a fun, bright, and lighthearted strategy game to fill that niche in their VR library. It’s approachable, engaging and packs in plenty of charm.

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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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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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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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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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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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Sep 5, 2017

While it does have cracks on its surface, underneath those cracks, Songbringer sings a beautiful tune.

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7 / 10 - Loot Rascals
Mar 2, 2017

With a deeper sense of strategy than most games of its kind, Loot Rascals might just be the thinking man's roguelike you've been waiting for. Although slow and steady, it offers a lot to love.

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Jan 4, 2017

You can have a good time going 1v1, but it doesn’t feel as intense. With Magnet Knights, you really have to go all in to get the most bang for your buck.

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Dec 4, 2016

What Pixel Gear lacks in depth and length, it makes up for in fluidity, simplicity, and fun.

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RIGS showcases the grandiose nature of VR, and the insane worlds it can create. I for one have been sold on the future possibilities, based on what I’ve seen here.

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7 / 10 - Nebulous
Sep 16, 2016

The physics-based play of the game makes for some astounding puzzles that bend your mind and stretch your problem-solving skills to the limit

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7 / 10 - Binaries
Aug 30, 2016

When the maniacal AI is mocking you, and you notice your on attempt #50, it’s best to step away and take a breath before you need a new TV

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Aug 10, 2016

The potions can help you or seriously hurt you, but I choose to drink them all…every time; that game of Russian Roulette is too fun to pass up

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7 / 10 - GNOG
May 8, 2017

GNOG is an artistic fever dream that oozes imagination; it is equal parts delightful and bizarre.

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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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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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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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