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Maurice Pogue

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Favorite Games:
  • The Witcher III
  • Homeworld
  • Tenchu

82 games reviewed
76.1 average score
80 median score
75.6% of games recommended
Scores 3.0 higher than average

Maurice Pogue's Reviews

Since picking up an NES controller in 1985 at the age of 2, Maurice and video games have been inseparable. While most children aspired to be lawyers, doctors, or engineers (at the behest of their parents), he aspired to write for publications such as EGM, PC Gamer, PC Accelerator, and Edge. After achieving ABD status in English at MSU, Maurice left academia and dedicated his writing to his lifelong passion. He is currently the Video Game Editor at Geeks Under Grace.
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8.5 / 10.0 - Katana Zero
May 10, 2019

Katana ZERO is an outstanding, though unfinished, samurai slasher.

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May 8, 2019

Blasters of the Universe meets my expectations in terms of a definitive VR experience, successfully reminded me of the days when I wish I could compete on Nick Arcade.

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Apr 10, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice raises the bar for action games, delivering solid gameplay and a fully-imagined aesthetic that is worth the price of admission.

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7 / 10.0 - Far Cry: New Dawn
Apr 3, 2019

Far Cry: New Dawn is an AAA game that reeks of being developed to satiate the whims of shareholders. Outside of concluding the Joseph Seed saga, I struggle to find reasons to play more Far Cry.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Warparty
Mar 29, 2019

Warparty provides just enough fun for me to overlook some of its flaws to stay and play.

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Feb 28, 2019

Sporting augmented graphics, remastered soundtrack, added items and earthlings, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is a remake done right.

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Feb 21, 2019

As boundless is the cosmos where alternate realities and selves may reside, so too is YIIK immeasurably unfun to play. This should have been a visual novel.

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Feb 13, 2019

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is the kind of game where developer The Bearded Lady's excellent writing and prudent choice of genre preserve this game as one worthy of purchase and play despite its borrowing from a variety of sci-fi sources.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Red Dead Redemption 2
Jan 11, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a high-budget AAA game whose production values sometimes supersede fun.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Axiom Verge
Jan 4, 2019

Axiom Verge is a metroidvania whose quality adjoins the games from which the genre germinated.

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8 / 10.0 - Bad North
Dec 17, 2018

A "gateway game" to the strategy genre, Bad North's formula of simplicity yields a deceptively satisfying challenge.

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8 / 10.0 - Dandara
Dec 7, 2018

Brazilian developer Long Hat House prevails in forging a gaming and cultural touchstone in Dandara.

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Nov 9, 2018

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a game that hits me right square in the nostalgia, almost completely disarming of my faculties as a critic. As a love letter to the fans of Commandos, it is a dream come true.

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5 / 10.0 - Steel Empire
Oct 21, 2018

Steel Empire is a SHMUP blast from the past, and not much else.

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5 / 10.0 - Shadows: Awakening
Sep 26, 2018

Painstakingly average, there are too many other games that one could play that can do what Shadows: Awakening does, and better.

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8 / 10.0 - Blind
Sep 18, 2018

Blind emphatically asserts itself as a front-runner for one of the best walking sims exclusive to VR.

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Aug 17, 2018

Despite industry inundation of roguelite shooters, AIRHEART: Tales of Broken Wings offers a series of uncommon features accompanied by a remarkable grade of polish that should renew interest within those fatigued by the genre. I offer no apologies for the following pun, only for the cliché: Blindflug Studios’ offering here soars above the competition.

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7 / 10.0 - Naked Sun VR
Jul 20, 2018

Naked Sun is a solid, affordable VR experience for those looking for a more than a tech demo.

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8 / 10.0 - Mafia 3
Jul 18, 2018

Mafia III provides an adequate excuse to reenact the chaos found in your standard sandbox game, but with purpose.

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9 / 10.0 - Ancestors Legacy
Jun 26, 2018

Destructive Creations has developed the kind of strategy game that puts upcoming releases like Age of Empires 4 on notice. Ancestor's Legacy raises the bar on the genre through the sheer strength of its production values and single-player content.

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