Gary Sheppard


87 games reviewed
75.2 average score
80 median score
55.2% of games recommended
3 / 10.0 - Ultra Mission
Sep 25, 2022

Gumbo Machine has had over four decades to make a Berzerk rip-off but apparently chose to spend that time eating crayons instead. This is a buggy mess with no challenge to it.

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Aug 31, 2022

A good game that suffers from a few balancing issues in places and some frustration bugs. Nonetheless, still a solid and fun co-op experience.

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Jul 11, 2022

Another great remastering of an already-great title. There isn't too much new here, but it looks lovely and minor quality of life improvements make the difference. If you haven't got the original then this is one to pick up and if you have it's still worth it to play it at its best.

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8 / 10.0 - Demon Turf
Nov 9, 2021

A stylish throwback to a couple of decades ago, this platformer will appeal mainly to those who still miss the Dreamcast. A few niggles with the camera, a couple of minor bugs and some rather harsh difficulty spikes stop it from being a world-beater, but it's a solid piece of fun despite these small issues.

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6 / 10.0 - Curved Space
Sep 29, 2021

A fantastic looking game with a banging soundtrack, but not one that will keep you occupied for too long. Gameplay is far from bad, but it's not up to the same standard as the graphics and audio sadly. Curved Space is a slickly presented but sadly average title.

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8 / 10.0 - Mystic Pillars
Sep 15, 2021

A short but original puzzle game that comes as a low enough price that the lack of length is not an issue. A pleasant little experience that translates well from mobile to the Switch.

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Jul 13, 2021

I found this to be too slow for my liking, but if you want a slow-paced game with lots of idle chit-chat and an occasional battle, then this might be right up your street. The sedate pace and minimalist mechanics will probably divide critics, but this one found it dull and unengaging.

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Apr 18, 2021

Some of the game's mechanics are poorly explained and the difficulty curve can be unforgiving. These can be overlooked when a game is just so well crafted and fun to play as this. A must for all RPG fans but have Google on standby.

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Apr 9, 2021

There are issues with odd choices or explanation of game mechanics, but overall this is a great sequel to a cult classic. If you like the original then it's highly likely you'll be able to overlook the slight foibles like I did and have a great time with Evil Genius 2.

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Feb 27, 2021

Whilst this isn't a game that represents great value, it's still excellent fun. Bowser's Fury is a nice, if a little short, addition to a game which didn't get the attention it deserved due to the failure of the Wii U.

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Feb 1, 2021

A brilliantly accessible and clever platformer with a top-notch soundtrack. This is a must-have title for any PlayStation owner who likes platformers.

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8 / 10.0 - VR Pigeons
Jan 25, 2021

This is a short title but one that is still a lot of fun. It's a Go exclusive so don't expect too much and you'll be happy with it.

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Bar a few niggly control issues, this is a great port of the game. Quirky humour, a lovely soundtrack and a story that keeps you engaged. It's a little on the easy side, but with six episodes you do get your money's worth.

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7 / 10.0 - Ever Forward
Oct 23, 2020

With some quite tricky puzzles, Ever Forward is a rather challenging puzzler. The luscious graphics and lovely soundtrack definitely help the experience, but I'd have liked a bit more game. The pacing is a touch on the slow side too, so not one for the impatient.

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Oct 3, 2020

Whilst these are great games, this isn’t a great collection. With almost no extras, very little tweaking of the games for the Switch and no Super Mario Galaxy 2 this just isn’t quite what I’d hoped for. I’m still enjoying the games, but for many people this won’t represent particularly great value. If you don’t already have the games then get it. If you do, you might want to give it some thought first.

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Sep 20, 2020

Whilst Kill it With Fire is a short experience, there's still enough here to justify the budget asking price. It's the kind of game that you're unlikely to return to after having completed it, but you probably already expected that. It might not have the legs to be an epic saga, but if you want a few hours of silly enjoyment then you could do a lot worse than picking up this game.

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6 / 10.0 - Monochrome World
Jul 18, 2020

It's not the best puzzle title on the Switch and it has some flaws, but Monochrome World is a solid puzzler that's enjoyable in short bursts. Don't expect too much of it and you might have a bit of fun, but probably best to wait for a sale before purchasing.

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9 / 10.0 - REZ PLZ
Jul 15, 2020

With dark humour and comic violence, this is a game that will appeal to fans of puzzle platformers and schadenfreude alike. A great indie title that's a worthy addition to anybody's library. Fantastic both in solo and co-op mode.

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8 / 10.0 - Maneater
May 31, 2020

With more in the game than the concept might suggest, this is a fun to play title and exceeded my initial expectations of how the game would be. It's a little short and I would have liked more of it, but this is definitely worth picking up.

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5 / 10.0 - Starport Delta
May 21, 2020

A space station builder with very little to build. It's a great concept but it's just not well executed enough and it's too shallow to be the game it deserves to be.

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