Ruaraidh Dempster


27 games reviewed
69.3 average score
70 median score
44.4% of games recommended
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Mar 15, 2017

At the outset, Future Unfolding is magical experience; an elegant world waiting to be explored, with wonder at every step. But with each discovery, the wonder disappears – and isn't replaced with anything new.

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9 / 10 - Hollow Knight
Mar 6, 2017

It may not be wholly original, but Hollow Knight is without a doubt one of the best metroidvania games out there.

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9 / 10 - Stories Untold
Feb 27, 2017

Stories Untold places a hidden story within a hidden story; a puzzle that only reveals itself once you piece together its outer layers – and it's one of the most fascinating and unique tales you can play this year.

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8 / 10 - Shadows of Adam
Feb 23, 2017

Shadows of Adam takes the very best aspects of the genre, cuts out most of the tedium and delivers an exciting, stirring and compelling trip through memory lane.

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Feb 17, 2017

All The Delicate Duplicates' moments of greatness – often coming from its experimental nature – are too few and far between stages of gratuitous reading and derivative searching. The final experience, marred by playing it just too safe, comes off feeling needlessly short and forgetful.

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8 / 10 - Mainlining
Feb 7, 2017

For all its linearity, Mainlining does a fantastic job of making you feel like a detective. It’s as much a puzzle game as it is a point-and-click, and the continous light-hearted humour keeps the experience from feeling too drab.

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4 / 10 - Beastiarium
Dec 22, 2016

Beastiarium sets out to combine horror and story, yet feels completely disconnected from both. In the end, so little story is actually delivered cohesively and it so rarely feels even tense.

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7 / 10 - Dungeon Souls
Dec 12, 2016

I have the feeling that Lamina Studios were going for a ‘Best of Roguelikes’ with Dungeon Souls, but it ends up as more of a showcase of the best and worst the genre has to offer.

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7 / 10 - Maize
Dec 5, 2016

Even with certain problems, some that stand out more than others, there is some semblance of greatness in Maize – particularly in the writing and humour that shines through the absurdity.

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8 / 10 - Tyranny
Nov 28, 2016

Tyranny may have its issues and it may be shorter than other RPGs but it often means that, in the end, it comes together as a greater and more concise experience.

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