Ruben Abreu


25 games reviewed
64.4 average score
70 median score
16.7% of games recommended
Scores 13.8 higher than average

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Ruben Abreu
Nov 16, 2018

With lots of content and some good cutscenes, it's not a groundbreaking game but it's appealing and it could be even more fun if its online multiplayer was not affected by cases of lag.

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Ruben Abreu
Apr 16, 2018

It may feel too simple at certain moments but overall, Detective Pikachu proves to be a fun and inclusive game that can even find a place with players who are not fans of Pokémon in the first place.

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Ruben Abreu
Nov 14, 2017

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon do not deserve to be labelled as mere improvements or buildups over their predecessors. The likely last Pokémon games to be released on the 3DS are the epitome of Nintendo's hallmark adventure on the handheld system thanks to their immense content, audiovisual experience and overall sense of adventure. An absolute must have set of games for all owners of a 3DS.

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Parascientific Escape: Crossing at the Farthest Horizon may not be the richest visual novel ever made but it's interesting and competent at what it does, mostly thanks to its multiple endings plot and all the right elements to appeal to fans of the genre. It doesn't turn out to be a masterpiece, as it could feature more puzzles and correct some of its writing mistakes but it's certainly an interesting choice in the 3DS catalog.

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5 / 10 - Drancia Saga
Aug 7, 2017

Drancia Saga is simple, fun and accessible, featuring an 8-bit style visual environment and some well implemented RPG elements. If only the same could be said for the overall quality of the conversion to the 3DS, its use of the console's capacities, lifespan and its price tag, compared to the lack of it in the original mobile format, this would be a highly recommended game.

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Featuring an interesting plot with plenty of motivating puzzles, good characters, several alternative endings and overall, an enjoyable experience, Parascientific Escape - Gear Detective is a visual novel that will appeal both to fans and to newcomers alike. The game's qualities certainly stand up against its rather low audiovisual production values and being sold at a low price only makes it more appealing as a quality game that's worthy of a player's time.

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7 / 10 - Yo-Kai Watch 2
Mar 31, 2017

Yo-Kai Watch 2 builds up on the original game and delivers what is expected of a sequel. It's full of content that is well likely to push the game's lifespan into over one hundred hours of gameplay for the most ambitious players, it includes a very welcome online multiplayer feature and an interesting combat system, even if it's not the most thrilling system ever designed. Its similarities to the original game are many and those already familiar with it will find the first hours rather uninteresting but Yo-Kai Watch 2 is a competent and entertaining sequel worthy of the time of any JRPG fan.

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Ruben Abreu
Jan 16, 2017

While using easily recognizable characters from popular cartoon series can prove to be a successful formula, it's hard to see how that will benefit Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers. Its gameplay has virtually no points that stand out from an overall feeling of mediocrity and the lack of features of this title only make the selling price seem even more disproportionate for what is a game that offers no redeeming factors.

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5 / 10 - Tetraminos
Nov 10, 2016

While it doesn't really innovate or go beyond the limits of the original's gameplay, it works well enough and its local multiplayer will provide some hours of fun. Pity that it doesn't have anything else to stand for itself and that the lack of online modes as well as its long loading times make this a less fun game than it could.

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7 / 10 - Tumblestone
Oct 5, 2016

Tumblestone is a magnificent puzzle game which visibly stands out as one of the best titles of the genre in the Wii U catalogue. Pity the disproportionate gap between its gameplay and its visual and sound components, as well as its cost, as these flaws prevent it from being even more of an indispensable option for any Wii U player.

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7 / 10 - Dual Core
Sep 20, 2016

Dual Core is a competent arcade-style shooter that comes out on top when played on a local co-op. It misses out on the solo experience, as its one-player mode is far less fun and compelling than with two, three or four players, which only makes the lack of an online multiplayer mode more difficult to understand. Be as it may, Dual Core will certainly be a good choice for anyone eager for some fun and intense multiplayer shooting experience.

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4 / 10 - Sweetest Thing
Jul 21, 2016

Sweetest Thing is clearly a game designed for the mobile market which unfortunately did not receive a proper conversion treatment when ported to the Wii U. As such, there are several gameplay aspects which, as adequate as they may be for a mobile system, just do not fit in with the Wii U, beyond its short lifespan and repetitive nature.

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Ruben Abreu
Jun 21, 2016

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is one of the best turn-based RPGs to be released in recent years and the best of its genre in the Wii U catalogue. While it does not reach a perfect balance between the Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei series and it certainly could have a more inspiring plot, its length, the fun and deep moments of combat and dungeon exploration are more than enough to genuinely attract any RPG fan to this title.

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6 / 10 - Dreamals
May 10, 2016

Dreamals is a surprisingly fun and addictive head-scratching platformer, riddled with puzzles that will keep the players captivated for the length of its eighty levels. It falls short of expectations on its visual and sound environments, nevertheless, as it could certainly use a more stable framerate and a more varied soundtrack, not to mention some interaction with the Wii U GamePad but fans of puzzling platformers will find reasons to enjoy Dreamals.

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Ruben Abreu
May 3, 2016

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest clearly stands out as one of the greatest titles in Nintendo's tactical RPG series. Improving on its formula while delivering what the players expect, this chapter provides a rich, refined and long-lasting gameplay experience, along with a magnificent visual work and an extremely demanding difficulty level. Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest shows that it's possible to improve key aspects of an established formula while remaining loyal to its roots.

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7 / 10 - Yo-Kai Watch
Apr 19, 2016

A stunning looking RPG with fun interactions and gameplay, Yo-Kai Watch packs over one hundred hours of lifespan to explore fully. While it could have invested more in developing its plot, it's a very welcome arrival to the European market of a game that has spawned a successful series in its home country.

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Ruben Abreu
Mar 21, 2016

Hyrule Warriors: Legends is a good conversion from the Wii U's Zelda-inspired fighting game and it brings an enormous amount of content and gameplay that can easily go into one hundred hours. It's difficult to understand, however, why there is no multiplayer in this version and the lack of a cross save feature will frustrate many who have already gone through the Wii U original.

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5 / 10 - Discovery
Mar 16, 2016

While Discovery boasts an enormous map and plenty of available resources, it suffers from a lack of originality and pales next to Minecraft. The game is also affected by several technical flaws and the lack of an online mode makes it less appealing, despite a competent local co-op multiplayer and an overall good presentation.

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5 / 10 - Space Hulk
Feb 29, 2016

Space Hulk is presented as a videogame version of the board game that carries the same name, which is both a blessing and a curse. If its campaign mode can offer a long experience and the Wii U's GamePad is adequately used to interact with the game, its shallow gameplay does not captivate those looking for a good strategy game.

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Ruben Abreu
Feb 10, 2016

In single-player mode, Shadow Puppeteer is a much weaker game, technical issues and control problems become more evident and it's not challenging enough to justify a new go. Despite being based on several good ideas, Shadow Puppeteer performs way below its potential.

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