James O'Connor


44 games reviewed
66.1 average score
70 median score
39.0% of games recommended

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James O'Connor
7 / 10 - Dicey Dungeons
Aug 13, 2019

Dicey Dungeons is an occasionally frustrating but nevertheless entertaining roguelike that mixes deck building with unpredictable dice rolls.

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5 / 10 - 198X
Jul 12, 2019

198X is a throwback mash-up of five very brief genre excursions with an overwrought story of growing up thrown on top.

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The mash-up of Zelda's style and structure with Crypt of the NecroDancer's gameplay go together like peanut butter and chocolate.

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7 / 10 - My Friend Pedro
Jun 24, 2019

My Friend Pedro is a stylish and inventive arcade shooter that provides plenty of joy but isn't as groundbreaking as it initially seems.

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8 / 10 - Observation
May 29, 2019

Observation, a creepy space-station thriller in which you control an AI, is equal parts mysterious and compelling. And, it looks amazing.

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May 8, 2019

Whispers of a Machine is a smart point-and-click that elevates its spotty lore with a great script and an excellent, if underused, augmentation system.

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Apr 25, 2019

The fourth BoxBoy game isn't a major shake-up, but it's more reliably enjoyable puzzle fun.

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6 / 10 - Heaven's Vault
Apr 16, 2019

An ambitious narrative adventure that mixes fun lore with fiddly mechanics.

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7 / 10 - APE OUT
Mar 7, 2019

Ape Out prioritizes style over substance, but it's weird and interesting enough to justify a play.

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Mar 7, 2019

One of the best modern twin-stick shooters is now (slightly) better than ever.

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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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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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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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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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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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