James O'Connor


34 games reviewed
64.5 average score
65 median score
25.8% of games recommended

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James O'Connor
Feb 4, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is a little janky, but it mostly replicates the wild Hong Kong action cinema that inspired it with aplomb.

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James O'Connor
8 / 10 - Pikuniku
Jan 28, 2019

A short, funny platforming adventure about a weird little dude on a strange quest, Pikuniku is a charming delight.

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5 / 10 - Vane
Jan 15, 2019

Vane follows in the footsteps of many arty puzzle-platformers before it, but a lack of a strong voice and purpose keep it from being great.

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6 / 10 - BELOW
Jan 6, 2019

Below's foreboding atmosphere and slow, purposeful pace works in its early stages, but numerous frustrating design choices make its back half a nightmare.

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5 / 10 - Desert Child
Dec 11, 2018

A low-fi hoverbike racer with oodles of charm and style, but not a lot under the hood.

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James O'Connor
Oct 15, 2018

Starlink is a fun, albeit repetitive, game of space combat and exploration--but the digital version of the game is the way to go if you're on a budget.

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7 / 10 - Luigi's Mansion
Oct 11, 2018

The GameCube classic comes to the 3DS with minimal changes, and it's held up pretty well.

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5 / 10 - My Memory of Us
Oct 9, 2018

A puzzle-platformer as World War II allegory that can't settle on an appropriate tone or interesting puzzles.

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James O'Connor
Unscored - Forza Horizon 4
Sep 25, 2018

I'm extremely excited to see what the game will turn into once everyone else arrives.

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James O'Connor
6 / 10 - Lamplight City
Sep 12, 2018

Lamplight City is a detective adventure with a lot of good ideas, but it executes them with too light a touch.

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James O'Connor
7 / 10 - Planet Alpha
Sep 3, 2018

Planet Alpha's glorious vistas are worth seeing, even though its mechanics aren't particularly unique.

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6 / 10 - Donut County
Aug 27, 2018

Donut County is high on charm but short on substance; a game about holes that doesn't quite feel whole.

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James O'Connor

The first episode of The Walking Dead's final season is an excellent start, but that's usually the case.

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James O'Connor
8 / 10 - WarioWare Gold
Jul 31, 2018

The "ultimate" WarioWare game mixes together all three different handheld play styles we've seen before.

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7 / 10 - Semblance
Jul 24, 2018

A level-morphing puzzle game with enough charm and ingenuity to overcome its control issues and short length.

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5 / 10 - Rainbow Skies
Jul 8, 2018

A stuffy follow-up to Rainbow Moon that doesn't improve on its predecessor.

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A complete, free prelude to Life is Strange 2 that has us ready for more.

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James O'Connor
May 17, 2018

Unique smartphone games Framed and Framed 2 are now together in one place and offer some fun, clever puzzles.

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8 / 10 - FAR: Lone Sails
May 15, 2018

A meditative, breezy puzzle adventure game that's light on challenge, but likely to stick with you after you finish it.

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James O'Connor
Apr 13, 2018

Penny-Punching Princess is a solid, often fun brawler, but its emphasis on grinding and repetition make it too easy to step away from.

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