Tiago Marafona


60 games reviewed
69.0 average score
70 median score
30.5% of games recommended
Scores 0.0 higher than average

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Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda is a long title for a game that does something remarkable: to merge the Zelda world with the gameplay of Crypt of the NecroDancer and the result is nothing short of marvelous. The gameplay mechanics and concept work so well that anyone will get into the Hyrule-based game quickly and find themselves investing their strategic thinking into this challenging but lovely work.

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6 / 10 - Beat Cop
Jun 11, 2019

Beat Cop delivers the experience of a 1980s-style police action movie, with heavy doses of irony and unreal comedy added on top of it. The result is a game that is fun and a marvel to look at, even if some of its elements can get confusing and repetitive at times.

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May 24, 2019

GIGA WRECKER Alt. is a fun and enjoyable metroidvania type of game that features a good amount of action, exploration and platforming, as well as decent level of puzzle challenges. It doesn't go all the way to become an instant classic and it's difficult for the game to rise above its peers but it does a competent job at providing a good experience.

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Apr 15, 2019

My Time at Portia is a simulation game that shows a commendable level of ambition and an immense world to explore and develop, with plenty of actions to perform all over. It does not fully live up to its potential, though, as it requires some technical optimization in order to fit better with the Nintendo Switch and its long loading times can put a strain on the player's patience.

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7 / 10 - Mana Spark
Apr 1, 2019

A game that can be as satisfying as it is difficult, Mana Spark will find a place immediately with enthusiasts of tough, demanding challenges, while finding itself a bit too much for less experienced players, but that should not be an obstacle as this is one fine specimen of an indie game that punches above its weight.

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Mar 27, 2019

Yoshi's Crafted World may be a new game but that doesn't mean it throws its legacy away. Quite the contrary, it's a new adventure with the distinct Yoshi series' feeling, this time based on objects that can be found in every household. Thanks to its beautiful visuals, interactivity of the settings and overall heartwarming, fun and enjoyable gameplay, Yoshi's Crafted World is a game for everyone.

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7 / 10 - My Memory of Us
Mar 21, 2019

My Memory of Us brings the players into a different experience, with its sombre environments and unusual story-telling. Thanks to its accessible gameplay it never gets too difficult to advance, which might be disappointing for players looking for something more complex but the game's original premise and concept make this a title that stands out amidst other indie games in the Nintendo Switch catalogue.

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6 / 10 - Armello
Mar 5, 2019

Armello brings a set of strategy and RPG elements to the Nintendo Switch and while it does not feature a very compelling plot, it offers an interesting mix of gameplay mechanics, along with very attractive views to look at and a good level of challenge. Its tutorials and rules do feel excessive though and its local multiplayer could use some work but overall, Armello is a fun package that can be enjoyed by many players.

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Jan 9, 2019

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is, by itself, quite the appealing edition for players who did not experience the two Wii U games that this title brings together. And it does a very good job at that, thanks to its marvelous work at producing the ultimate version of those games. It's those who have enjoyed those experiences before that will feel most disappointed, however, as this edition does not bring anything truly new or significant for players well accustomed to the originals.

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6 / 10 - MagiCat
Jan 3, 2019

A platformer with a good level of challenge an lifespan and a visually attractive environment, MagiCat has plenty of competition and ends up not standing above its peers due to a feeling of repetitiveness and a gameplay that sometimes can feel out of place but the game is competent enough to be appealing to fans of platform games.

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Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is a humour-ridden Metroidvania-style game that features a charming and fun plot, good character development and a marvelous visual environment. This experience looks certain to make everyone's days better and deserves to be given a chance beyond its core target audience.

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6 / 10 - Just Dance 2019
Nov 24, 2018

Just Dance 2019 doesn't stray away from the formula that made this the number one name in dancing games - and why should it, when it has demonstrated more than enough times that the Just Dance series can gather people around the idea of dancing? New gaming modes would certainly be welcome and while the growing musical catalogue is a big plus, the game feels like the same formula repeated every year. Not that this will bother newcomers and those looking for a fun moment, though.

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Nov 4, 2018

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is an enjoyable and fast-paced beat'em-up that brings to the Nintendo Switch some of the aspects that made this genre extremely popular in previous decade. It does not go all the way through, as Ninjin can become very repetitive and without the same charm of the genre's classics.

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Oct 17, 2018

South Park: The Stick of Truth is a faithful rendition of the world-famous series in an RPG format. Featuring a delirious plot with plenty of examples of the typical South Park humour and a well designed combat system, The Stick of Truth could rank even higher if its lifespan would be a bit longer.

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Oct 6, 2018

Kentucky Robo Chicken started its life on mobile devices and now lands on the Nintendo Switch bringing what is expected of a game with its origins: simple fun for quick gaming sessions. While its lifespan is rather short, though a longer adventure is hardly in the cards for a game of this kind, Kentucky Robo Chicken is easy to learn and presents a fair challenge that will keep players amused for some time.

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Sep 18, 2018

As if Sonic Mania had not already made a successful return to the golden age of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Mania Plus now crowns it as the best 2D Sonic game out there, offering the experience that all the dedicated fans of the series could hope for, along with a new gaming mode that allows a different approach to the plot and two new characters that despite not bringing any remarkable change, are still welcome in this new effort to bring back the finest that the Sonic world has to offer.

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Aug 20, 2018

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 closes the effort to bring together all the games of the Mega Man X series in a compilation that adds new game modes and extras that are bound to appeal to the fans. Nevertheless, the four remaining games of the X series are also overall less attractive and that has not changed with the years.

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Aug 7, 2018

Mega Man X Legacy Collection brings to the Nintendo Switch a very welcome compilation of four classics of 2D platformers from the 16-bit generation in an effort that adds new gaming modes and customization options to those recent and old school fans. While this collection is magnificent on its own, it could have been even better if it had included more games of the Mega Man X series, rather than just the first four.

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Jul 26, 2018

Shining Resonance Refrain performs well on certain elements, such as its characters, the amount of content available and the simple but competent battle system. Unfortunately the game is not that inviting to explore and the clichés all around its plot mean that it does not have a lot going for it that can set it apart from other RPGs, especially as this is a game of a previous generation being adapted to the Nintendo Switch.

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Jul 23, 2018

Die for Valhalla! features a welcome intersection of a beat'em up with an RPG and it does a pretty decent job at that, thanks to its wide amount of content which boosts the game's lifespan and challenge levels. Nevertheless, Die for Valhalla! can't avoid becoming repetitive too soon, not because it does something wrong but rather because it lacks a certain flair to push it over the edge.

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