Jamie Parry-Bruce


33 games reviewed
73.9 average score
80 median score
63.6% of games recommended
Scores 9.0 higher than average

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
Oct 2, 2017

There are way worse games out there, though, and while I'd never personally recommend Hidden Dragon Legend to anyone, if you like the setting, style and the sound of it and you've got money to burn, you might as well give it a go, I guess.

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
Sep 28, 2017

Sure, there are a few flaws here and there but for anyone who grew up on the classics from Sierra and Lucasarts, who cut their teeth on Beneath a Steel Sky or Broken Sword, or anyone who is, just now, discovering a love of graphical adventure games, The Journey Down presents the perfect opportunity to see just how fans, like you, can take what they've learned from games they love and turn them into a shining example of what this genre can offer.

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
90% - Rabi-Ribi
Aug 29, 2017

Rabi-Ribi's magic really lies in being relevant right now, as an innovative, deep and well-crafted 2D platformer complete with cutesy retro/Anime artstyle. It's incredibly good fun to play, engaging and witty, easy to pick up and almost impossible to put down.

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
Aug 22, 2017

Circuit Breakers is incredibly good fun. It might not entirely scratch my gaming itch but if you've got a love of arcade action or you're after a pick-up-and-play game to dive into for a few minutes at a time, Circuit Breakers is absolutely the time-waster for you.

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10 / 10 - Pinstripe
Jul 21, 2017

I've spent hundreds of hours playing video games before now and, at the conclusion, felt good for having completed it… but it's those shorter games, games like Pinstripe, that stick out in my mind as having formed a real connection and left a lasting impression.

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
Jun 29, 2017

Bar some buggy controls and slightly mediocre gameplay, it might have been an enjoyable blast of nostalgia… But Starfighter Origins flaunts its influences so brazenly that it's difficult, no matter how much I tell myself that it was made by a small team of indie devs, not to compare it to those giants of the genre.

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
May 2, 2017

Dawn of War 3 is a well-crafted RTS that eschews some of the tired old tropes for a faster pace and a tighter experience.

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
Apr 10, 2017

If it's anything at all, Thimbleweed Park is a brave game. It's a standalone adventure with no sequel tie-ins. It's a self-contained story with interesting characters and an intriguing mystery to solve. It's unafraid to embrace its heritage and it's not afraid of modernising to improve on the old formula.

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
8 / 10 - Everything
Mar 31, 2017

Everything is, at once, utterly bizarre, brilliantly hilarious and incredibly profound.

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
7 / 10 - Ys Origin
Mar 6, 2017

Despite its age, Ys Origin is a solid dungeon-crawling RPG adventure to rival the best of current gen games.

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
Jan 25, 2017

The Flame in the Flood successfully captures the intricacies of a better class of survival games and wraps them in a very neat, very pretty package.

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Jamie Parry-Bruce

While Bon Apetit! feels more like a fan-service spin off than a real game at times, it’s actually a lot of fun… It’s light-hearted and witty with a silly side that helps to de-sexualise the more lewd content.

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8 / 10 - The Turing Test
Sep 4, 2016

It’s the sort of plot with so many layers, so many questions and so few definitive answers that it’s likely to keep you up at night

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8 / 10 - No Man's Sky
Aug 16, 2016

No Man’s Sky doesn’t beat you around the head with lore. It doesn’t have the veritable library of fluff that seems prevalent in most RPGs nowadays. It lets you discover its secrets for yourself and the result is that it’s a far more rewarding game for it

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
Jul 27, 2016

The question of morality seems to be at the heart of This Is The Police, but the game doesn’t always seem to understand exactly what it’s trying to say

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
Jul 7, 2016

It's clear that the combat is secondary to the story and serves as a feature rather than an integral mechanic

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
Jul 6, 2016

The gameplay really is king when it comes to games like this one but Space Run Galaxy‘s characters are what gives the game its heart, complete with a little interstellar mystery

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
5 / 10 - Planar Conquest
Jun 26, 2016

Planar Conquest… probably isn’t going to sit well with you unless you’ve already amassed a serious number of hours into these types of games before

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
May 27, 2016

Chronicle: Runescape Legends is not just fun but good-looking, easy to play and incredibly addicting

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Jamie Parry-Bruce
May 10, 2016

TASTEE ensures that the full range of tactics are accessible but also keeps you on your toes, forever trying to second-guess your opponent

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