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Simon Brown


Favorite Games:
  • Elite II: Frontier
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Metal Gear Solid

76 games reviewed
75.7 average score
78 median score
56.6% of games recommended

Simon Brown's Reviews

Fan of stealth, space and RPGs of both eastern and western persuasions!
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A fun little bullet hell that has a ton of replay value and a charming visual appeal. Quite an approachable entry for those daunted by other shoot 'em ups with a scoring system that rewards skill.

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8 / 10.0 - Beyond a Steel Sky
Jul 10, 2020

A fantastic adventure with some at-times brain bending puzzles that stays remarkably true to the original game. Some minor technical issues mar the experience slightly but it's a great return for Foster and Joey.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Ultracore
Jun 25, 2020

An enjoyable time capsule of a game that can unfortunately feel a bit unfair due to its age combined with some quirky controls. Non-stop retro action with great pixel art and two stunning soundtracks that is worth your time if it's something that appeals.

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Jun 20, 2020

An extremely well put together love letter to a classic series of shoot 'em ups. Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade reminds us how brutal games used to be whilst allowing newcomers in gently. A tad expensive but polished to a sheen.

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Jun 15, 2020

A perfectly serviceable if underwhelming remaster that brings the Vita game to the PS4. A fine RPG that will keep you entertained but it's definitely not the best the Ys series has to offer. A bit of a missed opportunity.

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Jun 11, 2020

A thoughtful update to a classic JRPG that brings it to a whole new audience. With a shiny lick of paint and some fantastic interface changes it's the best way to experience Shulk, Fiora and Reyn's epic adventure.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Sakura Wars
May 24, 2020

An extremely polished, well put together sequel in a long running franchise that old fans and newcomers will enjoy. Its slow pace won't be for everyone but it's an enjoyable time from start to finish.

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8.5 / 10.0 - DOOM Eternal
Mar 21, 2020

A great, if disjointed, continuation of the demon killing franchise. Visually stunning, tight controls and satisfying combat make for an exciting and enjoyable experience.

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Feb 29, 2020

A set of interesting RPGs set in a unique, fascinating world. Imagery that will stay with you long after you stop playing. Tried and tested combat is a shame but the interesting crafting is worth a look.

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8 / 10.0 - Darksiders Genesis
Dec 20, 2019

Taking the series in an entirely new direction, Darksiders Genesis manages to stay true to the prior games whilst delivering in a totally different genre. A fun game let down by grindy character progression.

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