James Paley


96 games reviewed
73.9 average score
75 median score
39.6% of games recommended
Scores 8.2 higher than average

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James Paley
68 / 100 - God Eater 3
Feb 6, 2019

God Eater 3 is a delightful smashup of monsters, swords and skintight leather. Just don’t be surprised when you discover that’s all there is.

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70 / 100 - 8-Bit Hordes
Jan 31, 2019

While each element of this game had it’s ups and downs, I was still able to get sucked right into the battles on every stage.

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James Paley
Jan 16, 2019

Do not, under any circumstances, buy this game in its current state. YIIK is an aggressive yet sleepy-eyed assault on your money and your free time that needs a lot of work.

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James Paley
Jan 13, 2019

Regardless of your latent skill level, there’s a ton of content here that’s sure to keep you hooked for quite some time. If you’re one of the many Wii U diehards out there, these games might not pique your interest in the same way. The portable element is lovely and the bundle is super convenient, but I recognize that might not be enough.

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James Paley
Jan 4, 2019

While not always clearly defined, Battle Princess Madelyn is still a damn decent excursion into the storied history of 16-bit platforming.

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James Paley
Dec 6, 2018

Take it from me: you don’t want to sleep on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo has knocked it out of the park with this one.

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James Paley
Nov 27, 2018

If you found yourself starving for a greater challenge while playing World of Final Fantasy, then the Maxima Upgrade will surely light a fire in you. If you struggled and slogged through the game’s many battles, then this upgrade will leave you famished yet.

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83 / 100 - Pokémon: Let's Go
Nov 13, 2018

Whether it’s your first time or fortieth, Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee are a trip to Kanto you won’t want to miss.

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James Paley
Nov 6, 2018

Whether you’ve never played before or you’ve put in over a thousand hours, this game will pull you right in without a second’s hesitation.

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68 / 100 - Gal Metal
Oct 31, 2018

After spending several hours smashing away on imaginary drums, I found slightly more frustration than fun in Gal Metal.

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Oct 19, 2018

If you're a Pac-Man diehard, you'll find a lot to love with the Namco Museum Arcade Pac. Otherwise, I'd give this one a pass.

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Oct 16, 2018

I had a lot of fun with The World Ends With You: Final Remix. After my motion-based rage died down, I learned to really love this port. It's a great game to pick up and play whenever you find the time.

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90 / 100 - Mega Man 11
Oct 1, 2018

Mega Man 11 brings the series to new heights.

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76 / 100 - CrossCode
Sep 21, 2018

CrossCode is a beautiful world loaded with puzzles of all kinds. If you can find your center among this storm of separate genres, you might really enjoy this game.

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James Paley
Sep 13, 2018

If you're into it, Senran Kagura Reflexions will be just what you're looking for.

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Whether you're a lifelong fan or new to the series, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is an easy recommendation.

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James Paley
Jul 30, 2018

If you're looking for a hack n' slash game with a certain aesthetic, Code of Princess EX has you covered. If you don't like the look however, you may find yourself left wanting more.

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James Paley
Jul 22, 2018

Controls aside, this might be one of the first collections I've acquired in a long time where I'm almost compelled to finish every game. If you've no experience with the X series, or if you missed out on a lot of these titles, the Mega Man X Legacy Collections are a terrific investment.

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