Gareth Brierley


89 games reviewed
74.5 average score
80 median score
78.7% of games recommended
Scores 13.2 higher than average

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Gareth Brierley
Dec 12, 2018

If you’re looking for an strange little alternative to No Man’s Sky then look no further than The Long Journey Home

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Gareth Brierley
Dec 4, 2018

Instead, it has a very unique tale to tell, a brilliant concept for a platformer and some interesting game mechanics that both innovate and surprise

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Gareth Brierley
Nov 25, 2018

For me, the visuals, gameplay tweaks and huge array of sandbox elements to have fun with put Farming Simulator 19 right up there in the farming entertainment world

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Gareth Brierley
Nov 22, 2018

The whole Heavy Fire: Red Shadow experience feels like it should be on VR, and that may well be the best way to get anything out of this turret shooter. The price is too high as well – at least for anyone to take a punt on – and even though it does nothing wrong and all appears to work fine, it does become very repetitive quite quickly

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Gareth Brierley
Nov 19, 2018

It’s different though, and that should be wholeheartedly applauded, however I’m afraid the gameplay just becomes too repetitive for any long term bull riding fun

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Gareth Brierley
Nov 15, 2018

The sandbox elements, the amazing level design, and variety of gameplay options on offer are all superbly crafted and highly addictive, but I do think that fans of the previous game may well look at this more like a Version 1.5 of the previous title

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Gareth Brierley
Nov 7, 2018

If you’re a fan of H.P. Lovecraft’s work then I feel this is one of the best experiences out there, simply because it loves its source material. Yes it’s a linear journey and you’ll struggle to find much in the way of replay value, but that’s okay because it’s a welcome breather from the huge open worlds that are dominating the games scene

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Gareth Brierley
Oct 31, 2018

Neonwall is one of those games that is fun to pick up and play, if only so you can have a quick go every now and then

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Gareth Brierley
Mar 23, 2018

Pure Farming 2018 is the best farming sim title that I’ve played on this generation of console. If you’ve always been curious about trying one of these games then this will be a great place to start, and the seasoned professional will adore the content and challenges – with the added bonus of taking in farming ideas from other countries. It’s a bit of a shame about the lack of multiplayer though.

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Gareth Brierley
Mar 15, 2018

The cell shaded look of Sedna and the soundtrack are excellent, but the change in gameplay, some of the combat and the isometric look lessened my enjoyment. The puzzles and innovative ideas are great though and some of the world themes are interesting to revisit, but it most certainly left me remembering the original as the better experience.

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Gareth Brierley

Kingdom Come: Deliverance delivers a huge, complex world with a host of things to get involved in. The story is well written, brilliantly acted and expertly executed. I am worried that the buggy nature of the game will put many off and whilst the vast majority of the problems shouldn’t worry anyone too much, it can get a tad annoying.

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Gareth Brierley

I am hugely excited about the promise of The Council and can’t wait for the next four episodes. I hope it continues to surprise and intrigue me as much as The Mad Ones has, and the hints delivered so far begin to ramp up to a great conclusion.

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Gareth Brierley
Mar 7, 2018

If you have small kids or refuse to grow up, then I think you’re going to love this little game with the cuddly one eyed space monster.

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Gareth Brierley
Mar 5, 2018

It's not the worst game of the year because it's not broken, it all works fine and there is an interesting concept of a show here, even though we may have trodden these boards before. I found the combat sluggish and uninspiring, and some of the nightmare levels can be very generic compared to other games in these genres. But I think Past Cure is probably worth a punt as long as you can grab it in a sale and fancy trying something a bit unusual.

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Gareth Brierley
Mar 1, 2018

Mulaka is a great Zelda type game that is certainly decent value for money. The gameplay is good fun with an excellent mixture of puzzle, exploration, and combat. You should be aware of the bugs, and the fights sometimes do go on a bit too long, but overall it’s a great game.

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Gareth Brierley
Feb 26, 2018

It’s important to have games created like this; games that won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but are happy to push experimentation and storytelling to the limits. Give me more please.

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Gareth Brierley
Feb 7, 2018

There are some elements of the gameplay that lets it down and the whole experience is a tad short, but if you’re a fan of story, tone and original gaming then I would plead for you to enter the world of Pinstripe. You won’t regret it.

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Gareth Brierley
Feb 5, 2018

This game will only be of true interest to sim fans – railway sim fans in particular. It is maybe too expensive for the newcomer to take a punt on, but should it hit a sale, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it.

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Gareth Brierley

The Hidden Ones carries on the excellent standards from the main game and provides a thought-provoking story with an excellent selection of side missions.

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Gareth Brierley

If you love this style of game and really like a tough challenge then I highly recommend The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human.

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