Steve Watts


83 games reviewed
72.0 average score
70 median score
44.6% of games recommended
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Apr 20, 2016

Bravely Default modernized the classic Final Fantasy formula, but Bravely Second improves on it in almost every way.

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Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney comes out with a game that in many ways improves upon both formulas. It may be too bogged down in its own story and look slightly dated, but the pure puzzle mechanics still work both in and out of the courtroom, and are bolstered by the crossing of ideas. It's more than the sum of its parts, and as a result is a nice treat.

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Jun 3, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot also offers some alternatives in the form of other modes. Two of them, Meta-Knightmare Returns and The Arena, are a traditional Time Attack (as Meta-Knight) and Boss Rush mode, respectively. Those are unlocked after completing the main story. Two other modes, available from the start, offer wholly different experiences from the standard Kirby game, and are better for it.

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Apr 18, 2017

The Disney Afternoon Collection may not have the consistency of Capcom's previous work with the Eclipse Engine, thanks to its library varying in quality. But it is just as reverent and breezy, and the addition of the Rewind feature helps ease the journey into the past. If you were a fan of even a few of these games, you owe it to yourself to see them presented so respectfully for a modern audience.

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Sep 13, 2019

Nintendo Switch gets a mech game with depth in both combat and worldbuilding.

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May 26, 2020

Minecraft Dungeons is a welcoming dungeon-crawler entry point for newcomers and a lighthearted throwback for veterans.

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Oct 14, 2020

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is Nintendo at its toyetic peak, with a magical AR effect that nonetheless requires some elbow grease to find the fun.

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Nov 16, 2014

LittleBigPlanet 3 makes some serious revisions to the formula, but somehow still feels like it's following a set design pattern.

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Sep 22, 2014

The Marvel fan-service, along with the constant small moments of delight and whimsy, more than make up for a few remaining weak spots.

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7 / 10 - Destiny
Sep 16, 2014

Destiny, Bungie's ambitious space opera, has vision in spades and is mechanically sound--but it falls short of its lofty goals.

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