Giuseppe Arace


90 games reviewed
76.6 average score
78 median score
46.0% of games recommended
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Apr 22, 2021

NieR Replicant just modernizes a rather controversial work, and improves it to the right point. Emotionally destabilizing on the narrative front, Yoko Taro's action RPG, reinterpreted on a playful level by the Toylogic team, maintains its essence halfway between genius and madness, without the needle always positioning in the right medium between the two extremes.

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Apr 12, 2021

Oddworld: Soulstorm is an adventure platformer of yest, which manages to modernize its playful formula only at times, with the addition of some guessed tricks aimed at perfecting the frame of Abe's Exoddus. Not everything flows with the right fluidity, and the consistent difficulty of the game is aggravated by unhappy game design choices: yet, when it works, oddworld inhabitants' work manages to guarantee a good deal of contentment, thanks to a substantial content and the immortal fascination a little grotesque by Abe. The same that leads us, more than twenty years after the first episode, to arm ourselves with so much stubbornness to save the Mudokon people, again and again...

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8 / 10.0 - Hitman 3
Jan 19, 2021

Killer who kills you don't change. IO Interactive does not revolutionize its playful formula, widely gnawed in the excellent Hitman 2, and proposes it again with slight but pleasant additions also in the third and (perhaps) last chapter of the World of Assassination saga. Agent 47 returns more shrewd and lethal than ever before, within an experience that knows how to enhance the murderous instincts of gamers. All this takes the form of a stealth adventure full of possibilities, a sandbox full of ideas and alternative solutions that stimulate the variety of approaches and benefit from a level design sometimes in a state of grace. A few falls in style in the last stage, a story only of contour and a general lack of courage in a fixting some stumbles of the past episodes, such as a not-so-exciting IA and very coarse shooter phases, however, prevent Hitman 3 from taking a big step forward compared to the second act. The work therefore moves in perfect continuity with what is...

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Nov 30, 2020

And here we come to exodus, the final part of the comedies. Immortals: Fenyx Rising is a game capable of giving much more than a surprise. Despite the obvious limitations imposed by its undoubtedly derivative nature, devoid of great originality and great qualitative ambitions, the final product works and entertains with an excellent balance between density and vastness.

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Nov 15, 2020

Sackboy is a party to which everyone is invited: a colorful and fun platformer, rich in content and with a level of difficulty suitable for a very young audience. It suffers from a rhythm that is not always well balanced, and from a dilation of content that does not allow the adventure to maintain a homogeneous quality standard for its entire duration. Without shining for originality, Sumo Digital's work still offers some decidedly remarkable stylistic flicks, with musical levels and a great deal of customization capable of soaring over the rest of the offer. Ultimately, Sackboy is an outspoken and genuine platformer, "tailor-made" for fans of the genre.

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Nov 9, 2020

Anyone willing to turn a blind eye to some technical and silly edges will play one of those adventures that the Vikings would not hesitate to sing in the Norse courts. Odin's with Ubisoft.

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7.2 / 10.0 - Pumpkin Jack
Oct 23, 2020

Jack, the king of the Pumpkin field, will accompany us on an exquisitely old-fashioned adventure, modest in ambition and dignified in realization: if you do not expect the true heir of Medievil, nor a 3D platformer finished down to the smallest detail, the work of Nicolas Maysosonnier will entertain you enough with its lively style, its variety of situations and its lively artistic frame.

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Oct 1, 2020

Long-lived, colorful, fun and complex, It's About Time conveys the return to precision platforming, where every jump is calibrated with due accuracy counts, and in which the player's skill is mainly enhanced.

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Sep 3, 2020

Overall, between contemplative sequences, rather intense moments, reflections on forgiveness, on the concept of family and on self-acceptance, the second chapter of Tell Me Why accompanies us, with sufficient curiosity, at the gates of a final episode called to definitively close the curtain on the troubled history of the Ronan, revealing what is currently the biggest mystery of the game: once the "why" of some events has been discovered, will the two brothers be willing to accept the truth?

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Aug 27, 2020

Compared to the past works of Dontnod, Tell Me Why begins in a more lukewarm way, but in any case it hides, in the folds of its script, some very intriguing ideas that are just waiting to be gutted properly.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Ghost of Tsushima
Jul 14, 2020

In short, the Ghost of Tsushima wind blows lightly.

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9.3 / 10.0 - Half-Life: Alyx
Mar 25, 2020

Half-Life: Alyx is the new benchmark for future VR products. More generally, it is a magnificent game, the worthy heir of an immortal saga: an adventure that has nothing to envy to those episodes that have contributed to mark the history of gaming.

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8 / 10.0 - Black Mesa
Mar 18, 2020

From our point of view, we do not believe that Black Mesa can be an integral substitute of the original Half-Life (still very enjoyable), as much as an adventure that is flanked with respect and dignity. And walking tall with a legend can be considered a success in itself.

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Mar 9, 2020

Turning a blind eye to some uncertainties, one to discover the past of Nicole and Rachel remains a journey that is still worth taking.

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9.2 / 10.0 - To The Moon
Jan 20, 2020

One of the most beautiful stories ever told in the world of video games arrives on the hybrid of Nintendo with a new graphic design and the same emotional charge.

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Jan 16, 2020

Pleasant to play and characterized by a combat system in fair balance between simplicity and spectacularity, Kakarot is however a title with ambitions that are sometimes too submissive, which are lazily content with proposing rather bland secondary missions, a discontinuous rhythm and a system of growth that is not as thorough as it should have been.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Stormland
Nov 25, 2019

After Asgard's Wrath, virtual reality knows another champion: Insomniac takes us to the Land of Storms. And it's a success.

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8.2 / 10.0 - The Outer Worlds
Oct 22, 2019

The Outer Worlds is a small GDR in size but great in spirit. Obsidian points to the stars of the ruolistic firmament with a razor-sharp writing, subtly refined and deliberately over the top.

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9 / 10.0 - Asgard's Wrath
Oct 12, 2019

Currently, in Oculus libraries, there is nothing comparable to Asgard's Wrath. A production with astonishing visual strength, full-bodied on the gameplay side and long-lived enough to never water down the progression.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Indivisible
Oct 7, 2019

Some uncertainty in the balancing and in the platform phases represents only a small stumbling in the face of a playfully and artistically valuable work

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