James Paley


274 games reviewed
75.6 average score
75 median score
44.2% of games recommended
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Nov 13, 2016

Make no mistake, this is art. A beautiful trip packed in moulded off-white plastic and labeled with a sharpie from the junk drawer

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70 / 100 - Beholder
Nov 20, 2016

Beholder does an excellent job of making you feel hopeless. I was immediately infected by the game’s clouded atmosphere.

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70 / 100 - Feist
Dec 23, 2016

Every challenge requires you to think on your feet and use unconventional moves to succeed.

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85 / 100 - Gravity Rush 2
Jan 10, 2017

Whether or not you’ve played the first one, Gravity Rush 2 is a game you can’t afford to miss.

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The game is beautifully set up, assuming you’re into the zen level of work it has in store for you.

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85 / 100 - Induction
Feb 7, 2017

You will do things that make you feel like a genius just for thinking of them.

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82 / 100 - Leaving Lyndow
Feb 11, 2017

The whole thing was breathtaking.

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80 / 100 - Shadows of Adam
Feb 22, 2017

Shadows of Adam delivers retro JRPG flavor without the bitter aftertaste of merciless grinding and pointless punishments.

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60 / 100 - Arelite Core
Feb 24, 2017

The graphics don’t click, the music wears on you and the writing is forgettable.

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73 / 100 - Dystoria
Mar 6, 2017

If you like your games dripping with 80’s arcade charm then Dystoria will be a good investment.

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80 / 100 - A Pixel Story
Mar 7, 2017

Although I was ultimately bested by the game’s brutal difficulty, I can still recognize the excellent design philosophy at work here.

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79 / 100 - DESYNC
Mar 17, 2017

DESYNC requires a special blend of patience and precision. It’s a raw power buried way in your guts that this game just might awaken in you anew.

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65 / 100 - Trove
Mar 19, 2017

the core mechanics are identical from world to world. Navigate, murder, collect the loot.

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72 / 100 - Future Unfolding
Mar 26, 2017

If I didn’t have access to a map, I would have no sense of where I left, or where I ended up, or if I’d been there already.

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60 / 100 - Rain World
Mar 29, 2017

The monsters are vibrant and suffused with poisoned grace

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48 / 100 - Anoxemia
Apr 7, 2017

Anoxemia’s intended atmosphere is one of horror, yet I mostly felt annoyed.

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Apr 17, 2017

___________________________ “The graphics have a cartoonish flair that perfectly complements the physics at play.

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Apr 27, 2017

Making me wander over to the shop to purchase a stat upgrade already behind a progression gate is so pointless.

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May 6, 2017

The beautiful, hand-crafted game worlds are a single error away from being awash with your blood.

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May 15, 2017

If you consider yourself a narrative gaming connoisseur, you'll find some real value here. If that genre doesn't resonate with you, though, you may want to think twice before picking up Path of Whispers.

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