João Dias


28 games reviewed
58.6 average score
60 median score
3.6% of games recommended

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João Dias
5 / 10 - GODS Remastered
Jul 13, 2019

GODS Remastered is expected to deliver something as close to the original GODS as possible and it certainly succeeds at that. Where GODS Remastered could have done a better job is when it comes to its gameplay mechanics, which are still mostly stuck in the original game's days, as the experience feels heavy and cumbersome compared to more recent games, despite the marvellous work done on its visual environment.

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João Dias
5 / 10 - FullBlast
Apr 9, 2019

FullBlast joins the growing wave of 2D shoot'em ups that's building up the Nintendo Switch catalogue but other than its fluid gameplay, it doesn't really provide for an intense, gratifying experience in any other way. Repetitive patterns, a dull audiovisual component and an overall feeling of doing the same thing over and over again put FullBlast in the passable efforts category.

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João Dias
Feb 21, 2019

Red Game Without a Great Name and Green Game: TimeSwapper present concepts which are welcome in the gameplay mechanics found in titles of the Nintendo Switch catalogue. This does not mean they are free from flaws, as their repetitiveness and frustration quickly show, aggravated by a less-than-helpful control system which does not contribute to a more enjoyable experience and ends up creating unnecessary difficulties.

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João Dias
Feb 21, 2019

Red Game Without a Great Name and Green Game: TimeSwapper present concepts which are welcome in the gameplay mechanics found in titles of the Nintendo Switch catalogue. This does not mean they are free from flaws, as their repetitiveness and frustration quickly show, aggravated by a less-than-helpful control system which does not contribute to a more enjoyable experience and ends up creating unnecessary difficulties.

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João Dias
Jan 22, 2019

Grim Fandango Remastered is a marvelous throwback to the original classic, now improved with visual and sound upgrades, as well as with a series of extra options that smooth its arrival in the current generation. While this is not a remake of the original, it won't be difficult for more recent players to see why this is such a cherished name in the world of gaming, thanks to its delightful mix of noir comedy, grim elements and addictive plot.

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7 / 10 - Dimension Drive
Sep 24, 2018

Dimension Drive does not go easy on anyone and its feature gameplay mechanic will multiply the woes of any player. If those well versed in 2D shooters will quickly grab it and hike up the difficulty level, those with less experience will beg for mercy and feel less of a bond with this game.

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6 / 10 - Transcripted
May 20, 2018

Transcripted features an interesting concept that puts it in a unique position within the Nintendo Switch catalogue. Its merger of shoot'em up with a puzzle game is a successful one, even if it can start getting repetitive after a while and its difficulty can feel a bit too much but this doesn't diminish its assets, not to mention that those looking for some plot will also find something to follow here.

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João Dias
Jan 16, 2018

The Sexy Brutale is original, while not entirely unique, but it makes such an interesting combination of its elements that it's impossible not to feel its allure. It could use less trial and error to solve its puzzles and there are a bit too many moments when the game freezes but this experience is enough to put a malicious smile on many players' lips.

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6 / 10 - Xenoraid
Dec 13, 2017

Xenoraid is a shoot'em up that does not fully abide by the classical rules of its counterparts. If the shooting action works fine, the game's structure feels like it's too constricting on the player with its insistence on purchasing every element for the ships, which creates unnecessary burdens on the players.

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7 / 10 - Spellspire
Nov 24, 2017

Spellspire may not be the most common game out there, as there aren't many games based on typing, but this production gets it right. Thanks to its addictive progression system, players will be constantly motivated to advance and to come up with more elaborate words to vanquish the enemy monsters.

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João Dias
Nov 20, 2017

Super Ping Pong Trick Shot is not the most ambitious game around. That said, in its naked simplicity and disregard for the technical capacities of the Nintendo Switch, the game's puzzles are well designed and can get the player somewhat addicted into fulfilling its challenges. Audiovisual presentation and half of its control schemes aside, this can be a fun experience for a while.

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João Dias
Nov 12, 2017

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle could have reached something with its interesting idea of playing a story with different characters and their own perspectives but the combats quickly become repetitive and underperforming. While the Arcade and Score Attack modes are challenging, the audiovisual component seriously needs a brush up and the game just doesn't perform the way it should.

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5 / 10 - Ninja Shodown
Oct 21, 2017

Ninja Shodown was made for quick and intense experiences. Slaughtering successive waves of enemies is fun but Ninja Shodown needs to improve on its combo system (or near lack thereof) and on movement detection to make it less frustrating, while its multiplayer mode deserves more appraise.

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7 / 10 - NeuroVoider
Oct 15, 2017

If NeuroVoider wanted to push the roguelike genre into RPG territory it certainly leaves a good impression at that. While the difficulty level often cranks up in a way that goes too far for many, this frantic game has plenty to keep its players clinging on to it like to their dear lives, which are not taken very seriously in Neurovoider's world.

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Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is a funny and interesting proposal that relies on an old school gameplay based on memorizing patterns and on trial and error...and this is where its qualities start receding, as Lichtspeer exaggerates on the endless number of deaths and repetition to the point of putting players off.

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João Dias
6 / 10 - Rocket Fist
Sep 10, 2017

Rocket Fist may be an accessible game but by no means does that make it a walk in the park. Destroying enemy robots using a rocket-propelled sphere whose physics recall that of a billiard ball, Rocket Fist quickly reaches frantic levels of activity, whether on solo or multiplayer. It gets everything right and would get it even more if it lasted longer and had online multiplayer.

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João Dias
7 / 10 - Ultra Hyperball
Aug 21, 2017

Ultra Hyperball puts the player hitting a ball as high as possible and winning medals for that...and it works, it's fun and addictive both on solo and on multiplayer. While it's not the most content-rich game out there, Ultra Hyperball succeeds at what it proposes when it comes to an intense, addictive experience.

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João Dias
Aug 10, 2017

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star is enormous and frantic. It also goes overboard at one moment too many, as it becomes a struggle to keep up with the plot, the characters and the combats. Bringing it down a notch or two would make it more balanced. As it is, perhaps only the most hardcore of purists will truly enjoy it.

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João Dias
Jul 17, 2017

Alchemic Dungeons brings crafting to a roguelike game and it works at keeping the player's attention thanks to its variety of possibilities. It doesn't, alas, stand out in the same way when it comes to its dungeons, which end up being the game's weakest link due to their excessive size and unbalanced difficulty curve.

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No adventure game is perfect and Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas focuses on what it does best: a fluid, accessible and eye-catching adventure, despite its sometimes frustrating character moves and a certain feeling of repetitiveness regarding the enemies and bosses. A game that doesn't ignore its inspirations and doesn't try to leapfrog them.

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