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John Phipps

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Favorite Games:
  • Final Fantasy series
  • Dark Souls series
  • Most shootybang games

16 games reviewed
83.1 average score
90 median score
81.3% of games recommended

John Phipps's Reviews

Creator/Co-host, Super Deformed Gamescast. Hardcore gamer. Nerd warrior. U.S. Marine. Dark Souls professional. Hockey/coffee fanatic. Cannot be questioned.
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Essential - Octopath Traveler
Dec 10, 2018

I absolutely loved every hour of the over one-hundred I poured into Octopath Traveler. It’s beautiful, sounds amazing, has a killer battle system, tells multiple interesting stories in a unique manner and hits all the right nostalgic notes while providing a cool evolution of classic JRPG gameplay. It’s one of my new all-time favorite games, and one I know I’ll revisit numerous times in the future

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Nov 12, 2018

The Quiet Man is just happy to shit all over disabled people with insufferable artistic choices, garbage gameplay, and racism so overt and casual you’ll be convinced the game was funded by Congressman Steve King. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Quiet Man. One of the absolute worst games ever made.

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Essential - Mega Man 11
Oct 2, 2018

Mega Man 11 is a wonderful meeting of old and new, a much-needed renaissance for one of gaming’s most venerated franchises, and my new series favorite.

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Sep 25, 2017

The Metroid franchise is my favorite Nintendo franchise, bar none. I’ve played and loved almost every single entry, except for Federation Force and Other M. I had high hopes for Samus Returns, and MercurySteam managed to exceed almost every one. Samus has indeed returned, and I look forward to seeing what other adventures are in store for her.

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It’s an easy favorite for my GOTY, and the best game I’ve played this current generation. I implore you to follow Senua on her journey, fight with her, struggle with her, cry with her, triumph with her. It’s an experience that would be impossible in any other medium but gaming, and it left me reeling.

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An absolute disaster. Ugly, boring, unfun, bug-ridden, and unimaginative, Friday the 13th is the clear frontrunner for worst game of the generation, and possibly the one before.

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Beautiful, graceful, poignant, heartbreaking, and yet somehow uplifting, What Remains of Edith Finch stands as an example of the absolute pinnacle of storytelling in games. A perfect experience.

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May 12, 2017

Minor control quibbles aside, Little Nightmares is an excellent platformer with a wonderfully creepy, deeply disturbing atmosphere that will linger long after the credits roll.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Cosmic Star Heroine
Apr 18, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine is a love letter to some of the RPG greats from ages past, wearing its inspirations on its sleeve while making an impact very much its own. Brilliant, tactile combat and a lovely presentation bring out all the nostalgic feels.

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Feb 6, 2017

There ARE things Gravity Rush 2 does right. It's gorgeous, brilliantly animated, traveling via gravity is still just as enjoyable, and Kat is a fun protagonist. But the game remains sadly held back by many of the same demons which plagued the first go-round, and as such, makes these issues far harder to forgive a second time.

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