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Manuel Piçarra

Favorite Games:
  • Warcraft III
  • Pokémon
  • Assassin's Creed

18 games reviewed
72.8 average score
70 median score
38.9% of games recommended

Manuel Piçarra's Reviews

I love to play and talk about any game, even though RPGs manage to consume most of my time and attention, and RTS games are welcomed to join the fun.
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7 / 10 - Ittle Dew 2+
Nov 19, 2017

Ittle Dew 2+ is a close follower to the original title, too close to be groundbreaking on its own but not without its charms. Thanks to well-designed puzzles and to an open world that can be explored in a non-linear way, Ittle Dew 2+ can bring a pleasant experience despite its occasional feelings of repetitiveness and overall simplicity.

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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime does not feature the most common plot and the result is grand, as this is a marvelous piece of gaming that boasts fun and well-crafted gameplay that will quickly find its place in the heart of all players who pick it up. Remarkably, this game's single player experience does not lose out to the multiplayer experience, which only adds to its qualities and makes it even easier to recommend to everyone.

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8 / 10 - Slime-san
Oct 2, 2017

Slime-san is not only a fitting tribute to platform games of previous eras but is also a fun, well designed and well structured platformer that stands on its two legs, thanks to its overall layout, audiovisual component and to a varied content boosted by its very welcome lifespan.

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Aug 6, 2017

Farming Simulator 18 brings to the 3DS a series of welcome aspects on strategy and simulation on a farm, which thanks to a simple control system and a well designed complexity level strike a good balance as far as entertaining the players is concerned. The game could certainly do better when it comes to guiding the player but it's a good effort and one worthy of attention.

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7 / 10 - Miitopia
Jul 27, 2017

Miitopia is an interesting and fun adventure game that gives the player a margin to shape the events. The control over the characters is a very welcome point and its long lifespan will ensure a lot of fun and involvement, even though it's impossible not to feel that the player's role remains too passive throughout the experience.

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7 / 10 - Thumper
Jun 27, 2017

Thumper is a fun and intuitive game based on rhythm that will demand close attention to the sound effects if the players are to make advances in the game's levels. Overall, Thumper needs its players to time their moves just right in order to fulfill with what it expects and those who won't appreciate its audiovisual and gameplay components will not be seduced by this game.

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9 / 10 - Arms
Jun 6, 2017

From the successful mixing and blending of several styles comes ARMS, a creative and original action game that turns out to be one of the most welcome titles so far to land upon the Nintendo Switch. Ditching the most orthodox labels assigned to most games, ARMS proposes a never-ending flurry of action and content across several different modes, with a wide variation in the control systems and in the use of multiplayer to deliver what is one of the essential games on the library of Nintendo's newest system.

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Bringing New Frontier Days to the Nintendo Switch opens the doors to a new genre on this system and while some elements of this conversion, such as its long lifespan and controls, are very welcome, others will fall short of expectations. The game doesn't grab the players' interest into captivating them to spend more time with New Frontier Days and the audiovisual side definitely needs some reworking, which adds up to a title that had potential but becomes a tad disappointing.

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Apr 12, 2017

7th Dragon III Code: VFD is an exciting and captivating JRPG that joins an involving plot to fun gameplay mechanics and well written characters in a background that will get the players exploring it and asking for more. This will be an instant catch with RPG fans, bringing them rich visuals and a lengthy, accessible combat system as well as plenty of possibilities of customization with plenty of side quests to keep the players entertained. A dragon-fighting gem of the JRPG style in Nintendo's handeld.

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Mar 22, 2017

If retro-styled 2D platformers have made a comeback, one of the names most recently associated to this revival is the Shovel Knight series. Now Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove brings a compilation of the previous chapters in the series that rightfully belongs in the Nintendo Switch of every 2D platformers' fan, from its memorable soundtrack, long-lasting lifespan, engaging challenges and quality level design, no sidescroller enthusiast should go without Shovel Knight.

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