Jack Bampfield


32 games reviewed
69.1 average score
70 median score
34.4% of games recommended

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9 / 10.0 - Wargroove
Feb 12, 2019

If it’s your jam – like it is mine – then Wargroove offers literally endless potential. And even if level designing isn’t really your thing, it’s still a lot of fun to play around with.

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6 / 10.0 - Riot: Civil Unrest
Feb 5, 2019

It’s grim and effective in that regard, but its gameplay really lets it down. RIOT – Civil Unrest‘s captivating art style and audio design is worth paying a visit to, and the game has some great ideas, but poor UI design, buggy AI and gameplay glitches really dampen the experience.

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Jan 30, 2019

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong is very much like Poly Bridge from Dry Cactus, and that’s no bad thing.

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Sep 27, 2018

Despite Downward Spiral: Horus Station's faults, there's enough here to show promise in 3rd Eye Studios.

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7 / 10.0 - FIFA 19
Sep 25, 2018

I'll no doubt be sinking many hours into FIFA 19 in the months to come, but I do wish the effort put into the game by EA Sports hadn't been spent on the modes I'm not really keen on.

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In the end, Battle for Azeroth makes some great improvements in the levelling experience, but faults in its class design and the less rewarding Azerite system mean that overall, it takes too many steps back from Legion.

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7 / 10.0 - Flood of Light
Sep 18, 2018

Flood of Light is an engaging puzzle game with a great atmosphere and relaxing soundtrack. There's enough difficulty in it to satisfy those looking for a challenge, and the well-designed puzzles should satisfy most fans of the genre.

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Aug 14, 2018

The PC port of Monster Hunter World isn't perfect. But despite its flaws, no other game compares to the thrill and sheer wonderment that beating a monster in a perfectly co-ordinated group can bring. In its purest essence, Monster Hunter World is simply about killing monsters to make better gear to kill bigger monsters. But boy, when it all comes off – which it does impressively frequently – no game comes close to it.

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8 / 10.0 - Youropa
Jul 18, 2018

Youropa is a unique puzzle game in how its puzzles are approached, and how it wants the player to approach them.

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7 / 10.0 - Starman
Jul 17, 2018

Starman offers a pleasant couple of hours to sit and relax while focused on the game.

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Dontnod didn't necessarily need to make The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, but I'm really glad that it did.

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7 / 10 - Wreckfest
Jun 25, 2018

Wreckfest can have sustained periods of standard race after standard race, but it delivers its best parts when trying to keep that fresh.

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May 23, 2018

The best Asemblance: Oversight has to offer is the hunt for all the endings, not so much the lead up to that.

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90% - Subnautica
Feb 9, 2018

Subnautica is one of the original Early Access triumphs, and in my view, the best of them all.

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Feb 2, 2018

After completing We Were Here Too, I couldn't help but wonder if it took the series anywhere new, or whether it could have simply been classed as an expansion to the first. In the end, what I wanted from this title was more; I wanted to do more puzzles in this world, in this unique way, and that's exactly what We Were Here Too delivers on.

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Oct 24, 2017

I very much enjoyed my time with AER Memories of Old. It's not perfect; it's a little on the short side, its puzzles are a bit lacklustre, and it has an overt religious message — although if anything, that it adds to the world that AER creates.

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7 / 10 - Gigantic
Aug 1, 2017

For a genre that is continuing to grow thanks to the monumental success of Overwatch, Gigantic is a bigger splash than I expected.

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Jul 26, 2017

Solstice Chronicles: MIA is an enjoyable experience. Most of the gameplay is engaging, and when you're using all its mechanics and systems as intended, it's fun and gels well.

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6 / 10 - The Crow's Eye
Apr 7, 2017

It’s the narrative you discover through exploration that holds The Crow’s Eye together; reading and listening to people slowly lose their minds – as perhaps your character does too – makes the psychological thriller element of the game take centre stage. It’s just a shame that the horror never quite gets there.

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6 / 10 - Diluvion
Feb 1, 2017

The post apocalyptic world of Diluvion has a steampunk mixed with sci-fi feel to it, and the story reflects that too. I just wish there was less travelling from A to B, or a busier, more detailed landscape to explore along the way.

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