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

97 games reviewed
75.2 average score
75 median score
57.7% of games recommended

Simon Brown's Reviews

Fan of stealth, space and RPGs of both eastern and western persuasions!
7 / 10.0 - Cotton 100%
Nov 11, 2021

A solid port of an important game in the series. It's just a shame that it's not that interesting mechanically. Still, it's a fun time and the quality of life additions make it a lot more approachable to newcomers.

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8 / 10.0 - Panorama Cotton
Nov 3, 2021

An entertaining and charming rail shooter that finally makes its way to the rest of the world. The lack of a translation for what little text it has harms the overall polish but it's a fun way to spend time with Cotton and her friends.

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Sep 29, 2021

A solid expansion that brings a lot of new toys to play with and mission variations to play in. The campaign is a fun exploration of a pivotal time in Mechwarrior lore. If you own Mechwarrior 5 you should own this.

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8 / 10.0 - Cruis'n Blast
Sep 25, 2021

Cruis'n Blast is an excellent return for the series and genre as a whole. The lack of online multiplayer hurts but there is a lot to enjoy for solo players and those who can play locally. Fantastic visuals and track set-pieces make this an engaging, fun time.

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6.5 / 10.0 - King's Bounty II
Sep 10, 2021

A flawed return for a classic series that doesn't quite nail the transition to an open-world third-person perspective. Interesting and fun combat balances out the bland exploration somewhat.

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Aug 31, 2021

A great port of a great title that's well worth the investment on Switch, on PS4 however unless you are a Darius superfan you'd be better served with a copy of Chronicle Saviours.

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A fantastic game for both fans of Monster Hunter and newcomers alike, cleverly weaves aspects of the main games into a traditional RPG setting and can stand on its own.

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Jul 11, 2021

A competent collection of ports that does the bare minimum to bring the series to modern systems. The games themselves are still fantastic action classics but it's a shame all versions couldn't be included.

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Jun 1, 2021

A great base to build from for the future but in its current state it's hard to recommend until Frontier gets in front of the performance issues and bugs that plague Odyssey right now.

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8 / 10.0 - Habroxia 2
Feb 7, 2021

Fun retro-styled twin-stick shooter that feels satisfying to play. Wears its early Konami inspiration on its sleeve whilst taking it to new places! Easy to recommend to shmup fans!

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Jan 30, 2021

A great collection of legitimate classics that are still fantastic fun to play. If you enjoy run and gun games and have never played the Turrican games this is the best way to experience them today.

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4.5 / 10.0 - Hell Pages
Jan 28, 2021

A bland, soulless horizontal SHMUP that is extremely basic and by the numbers. Interesting boss designs don't do enough to hold the rest of the game up. In such a crowded genre there are much better options.

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Wet Dreams Dry Twice is a solid sequel to 2018's entry. Some unfortunate polish issues and inconsistent puzzle difficulty stop it being great. Larry is the same oblivious, sexist, backwards thinking womaniser he's always been but this adventure might help him grow… might!

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Dec 22, 2020

An interesting trio of games that are fun to play but the collection as a whole feels a little barebones. For a series as important as Space Invaders it feels a little underwhelming though Space Invaders Extreme is still well worth your time!

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Extremely well put together remasters that stay true to the original games. Travis' brash personality is fun to inhabit and the combat is still extremely satisfying. The series is well worth your time, especially if you missed out on them originally.

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Nov 29, 2020

Assassin's Creed brings beautiful English countryside to the masses whilst fixing a lot of the series' recent missteps. Some genuinely fun and surprising moments with some great writing make for a fun time.

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Nov 3, 2020

A fun dungeon romp with some fun characters that hold it all together. Average exploration and combat that doesn't try anything unique but all in all a good time can be had here.

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Oct 6, 2020

An adorable resource management game featuring poncho-wearing creatures that hold balloons. A strategy game of optimisation where every decision matters and where every decision is interesting. A surprise gem!

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5 / 10.0 - Moero Crystal H
Oct 5, 2020

A bland, average dungeon crawler with some interesting characters that many will find uncomfortable to play through. Unnecessarily pushes boundaries of acceptability with regards to its lewd content.

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Sep 19, 2020

A solid, if slightly underwhelming remaster of an underappreciated gem of an action RPG. Well worth your time, especially if you missed out on it the first time around. Subtle visual tweaks but some more useful under-the-hood fiddling make it the definitive version of the game.

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