Emily Sowden


10 games reviewed
73.0 average score
80 median score
60.0% of games recommended
Scores 6.6 higher than average

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Emily Sowden
May 16, 2016

Regardless of its slow pacing, at 90 minutes long Neverending Nightmares is a game complete with abstract ideas and unabashed displays of psychological hardship that we as players can relate to in some way or another

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Emily Sowden
May 9, 2016

You’re faced with plenty of choices in your exploration, some of which you don’t realise have consequences until afterwards

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Emily Sowden
Apr 23, 2016

By relying on countering it creates an almost rhythmic display as you jump from one enemy to another and rack up a hell of a combo score. It's like watching a very satisfying, very aggressive ballet… with swords

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Emily Sowden
5 / 10 - UnderDread
Mar 31, 2016

A compilation of atmospheric noises and physical triggers is acceptable, desired even, but throwing out loud noises or flashing images to get a fearful reaction is just lazy

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Emily Sowden
7 / 10 - SUPERHOT
Feb 26, 2016

With 32 initial levels, 12 challenges, and plenty of opportunity to unlock further maps on Endless mode, the game doesn't just end when you've completed the story

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Emily Sowden
8 / 10 - Firewatch
Feb 8, 2016

The look of this game is nothing short of stunning… Each detail is carefully designed and thought out with a charming feel to it overall

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Emily Sowden
5 / 10 - One Upon Light
Nov 12, 2015

One Upon Light is a striking, beautiful game with a very unique style and crisp finish but one of the main problems I had was mixing greyscale colouring with a fairly busy environment

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Emily Sowden
6 / 10 - Zombie Vikings
Sep 21, 2015

If Rayman Origins and Broken Age had a baby this is what I would expect it to look like… you know… if it also got slightly mutated and had Rayman questioning whether he was the father

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Emily Sowden
8 / 10 - Volume
Sep 2, 2015

Bithell's wonderfully witty scripts complimented with Wallace's performance is a match made in heaven; I just wish I could love it all when mixed together with the game mechanics

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Emily Sowden
Jul 23, 2015

Every now and again we like losing because then when we win it's the sweetest victory, though with This War of Mine it probably wouldn't feel like a victory at all

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