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Jim Smale


130 games reviewed
80.8 average score
80 median score
90.0% of games recommended
8.2 / 10.0 - Biomutant
Sep 22, 2022

Biomutant is a game that surprised me and continues to do so with colorful characters, a great line of unlocks, and the general pacing that lends itself well to the story being told.

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Sep 22, 2022

Bubble Bobble 3D Vacation Odyssey is just a game with a cool mechanic, a strong history of quality, and little else, if it didn’t have the Bubble Bobble name attached it would be just an OK puzzle game with issues

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9 / 10.0 - Madden NFL 23
Aug 24, 2022

It feels good to say finally, Madden is a must-buy this season! Finally, a Madden game that has risen to the challenge and made it one of the most accessible and realistic American football games

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8 / 10.0 - Saints Row
Aug 22, 2022

I enjoyed the story but I stayed for the characters, Hands down one of the best groups of people in a Saints Row game in a long time.

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Aug 22, 2022

I’m not saying it’s a bad game but I’m also not saying it’s a good game, it’s just a good idea that never fully followed through.

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8.2 / 10.0 - Cursed to Golf
Aug 18, 2022

An excellent golf game that you think about long after finishing.

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8.2 / 10.0 - Thymesia
Aug 17, 2022

I did find myself coming back to this game more than any other souls game except Demon Souls but man Thymesia is the real deal, it’s a must-play for gamers and a true elevation in the series.

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8.2 / 10.0 - Way of the Hunter
Aug 16, 2022

The Way Of The Hunter is the real Hunter’s dream!

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8.4 / 10.0 - Rollerdrome
Aug 16, 2022

I really appreciate how you can tweak the settings so the game is as hard or as easy as you would like but either way, you cut it, the game is awesome and a must-play!

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9 / 10.0 - Deathloop
Sep 13, 2021

Anyone wanting a different challenge need to play DeathLoop as there isn’t anything else like it on the market.

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8.2 / 10.0 - Turrican Flashback
Jan 27, 2021

I loved coming back to one of the best platformer shooters from my youth, the soundtrack is still banging along with solid yet to beaten gameplay.

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7.8 / 10.0 - Swords of Gargantua
Jan 20, 2021

Swords Of Gargantua is a fantastic top-tier VR experience but anyone with motion sickness will need a barf bag, it's a rough game for us.

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Dec 1, 2020

fun can be had but so can a lot of swearing. A good fit for Souls fans looking for a different challenge.

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Nov 30, 2020

it’s a fine shooter in its execution and the campaign is brilliant but it needs more content and gadgets as at the moment it doesn’t really set itself apart from previous years

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Nov 25, 2020

It all comes together and wrapped up into a complete package that is hard to fault and all I can say is Assassin’s Creed is back baby!

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8.8 / 10.0 - DiRT 5
Nov 2, 2020

Dirt 5 could be the definitive arcade racer. It cuts out all the tweaking and modifications to the vehicles and lets you just spray a car how you want and jump straight in!

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7.2 / 10.0 - Ben 10: Power Trip
Oct 9, 2020

Regardless of your stance on the subject, Ben 10 Power Trip is a mediocre game that entertains but never steps outside the realm of casual.

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Sep 11, 2020

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 prove that not only can you get a good Tony Hawk game but more importantly shows that gamers still want an arcade Skateboarding game.

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6.8 / 10.0 - Windbound
Aug 28, 2020

Windbound is a game trying to do something but never nails the formula and instead comes off as an almost incomplete experience.

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Aug 27, 2020

The game does a really good job of conveying the gameplay and appearance of the original Resident Evil games, but the problem is, the world has moved on, and when the camera angles are so acute and obscured it makes what should be a nostalgic trip, very frustrating. The gunplay is overly sensitive and inconsistent as you never really know where you are shooting or you cannot judge distance and angles very well.

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