Tiago Marafona


52 games reviewed
69.0 average score
70 median score
27.5% of games recommended
Scores 1.0 higher than average

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Tiago Marafona
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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Tiago Marafona
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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Tiago Marafona
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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Tiago Marafona
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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Tiago Marafona
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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Tiago Marafona
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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Tiago Marafona
Jul 9, 2018

If its simplicity is more than welcome when it comes to pic up and play, it risks making the game way too repetitive after a short amount of time, whether on solo or multiplayer, and that makes it feel like this gae could be more compelling and involving than it actually is.

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Jun 26, 2018

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido does not sound like the most conventional of titles but this is not the most conventional of games. Thanks to a combination of a completely unreal and wacky plot, a charming visual environment and a wide amount of content, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido amounts to a fun and addictive game, which nevertheless overburdens the player with its never ending plot and disappoints with the dearth of online players to face.

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7 / 10 - Super Chariot
Jun 11, 2018

The game features an interesting mechanic that will undoubtedly keep players around their Switch for some time, especially as Super Chariot's lifespan is one of its main assets. Its multiplayer only adds more to the mix and contributes to make this a successful attempt at a good 2D platformer that does not feature any famous Nintendo characters.

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Tiago Marafona
May 8, 2018

Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 has enough to provide some entertainment over its long lifespan and variety of missions and as its gameplay does not demand too much in terms of time, it's also a rather simple game. However it would definitely benefit from more individual character, rather than following Minecraft in so many ways and its control system can cause some problems to the players.

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7 / 10 - Just Dance 2018
Dec 1, 2017

Just Dance 2018 features a varied list of songs and its gameplay mechanics are still competent and fun to entertain groups at parties. The lack of new game modes, however, demonstrates that the series urgently needs innovation.

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6 / 10 - Pankapu
Oct 30, 2017

Pankapu has interesting elements in its favour. The game's plot and the way it is presented is certainly one of them and its well crafted visuals add to the flavour. At the same time, the level design feels too repetitive and the game doesn't really feel like it offers anything new, as Penkapu's good story telling and visuals end up outshining almost everything else about the game.

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Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition does not bring a whole world of difference compared to its original but what it does, it does well. Thanks to its fun and visually rich, varied worlds and to a long lifespan, this take of Rayman Legends will fall very well with the players, with the added advantage of handheld gameplay.

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Tiago Marafona
Sep 14, 2017

GUNBARICH is a modern take on the breakout-style of gameplay that became popular in the arcades of the 1980s. In true arcade fashion, this game is overloaded with frantic action, non-stop movement and its difficulty level is spot on. Were it not for a certain repetitiveness that is quick to materialize and GUNBARICH would be close to being one of the sharpest arcade game revivals out there.

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