James Paley


103 games reviewed
74.1 average score
75 median score
39.8% of games recommended
Scores 7.4 higher than average

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James Paley
88 / 100 - Katana Zero
Apr 18, 2019

Katana Zero kicked me into a bloody pulp, but I’m compelled to continue regardless. If not for the challenge, then for my raw hunger to soak in every scrap of this exceptional story. Don’t sleep on this one, friends.

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72 / 100 - My Time at Portia
Apr 16, 2019

Do you long for a relaxed, endless procession of tasks, each a companion to a fleeting sense of achievement? Do you wish to wile away your hours making things? Are you looking for that next digital husband or wife whose fondest wish is the right combination of gifts and dialogue branches? Then My Time At Portia will call your name, friend.

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James Paley
Mar 27, 2019

Yoshi’s Crafted World is an art class plate heaped high with sugary delights that I can easily recommend.

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This game is a lot to take in, but rest assured that Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is worth your time

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If you haven’t pulled the trigger on NieR: Automata yet, this is the time! As a brand new player, I feel ridiculous for waiting this long to dive in. Dearth of new content or not, the Game of The YoRHa edition is a terrific good time.

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James Paley
Feb 22, 2019

While I love the moment to moment action, the pacing can still get downright glacial at times. If you’re hoping for an RPG experience, you’ll be rather let down. As far as action platformers go, however, Dragon Marked For Death is a ripping good time.

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James Paley
Feb 21, 2019

Final Fantasy IX is an excellent investment on the Nintendo Switch.

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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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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 19, 2018
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