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Stuart Gollan

Sydney, Australia

Favorite Games:
  • Medieval II: Total War
  • Mass Effect
  • NFL Blitz

27 games reviewed
70.0 average score
75 median score
42.3% of games recommended

Stuart Gollan's Reviews

Senior Editor at Stevivor and chronicler of the history of rugby games, union and league. Lover of local multiplayer, many sports and plastic instruments.
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Sep 9, 2021

True Colors will delight fans of narrative games, but is unlikely to win over the doubters. You probably know if you’ll like this one, and I’m here to tell those people that they won’t be disappointed.

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The quality of life improvements are perhaps a bigger deal.

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9 / 10.0 - Trials Rising
Feb 25, 2019

Anybody who enjoys, or has ever enjoyed, a Trials game owes it to themselves to check this out. Folks out there that just really enjoy challenging themselves should probably give it a look too

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May 27, 2018

Don't think I can't see right through you, Detroit!

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The Pillars of the Earth weaves a fascinating tale and does so with superb style.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Rugby League Live 4
Jul 18, 2017

I’ve never been more invested in a rugby league video game than the best moments I had with Rugby League Live 4, but without fail it was stripped away from me every time, leaving me frustrated, angry. If you could forgive Rugby League Live 3 its flaws and enjoy it, then this sequel will leave you as happy as Fatty and King Wally after Origin 3. For those of us that found the previous Live games unsatisfying, we’ll always have the Blues.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Cities: Skylines
Apr 21, 2017

If you harbour even the slightest desire to build then you have to experience Cities: Skylines. It provides most of the complexity of Maxis' 2013 Sim City but isn't bogged down with restrictive city size and a focus on co-operative building. The customisation and mods will keep this game alive for a long, long time and Colossal Order are due great praise for their embracing user created content.

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6 / 10.0 - Eagle Flight
Dec 6, 2016

At launch, Eagle Flight doesn’t offer enough for the near-full price it charges. Single player isn’t enough to justify a purchase and multiplayer isn’t populous enough to get regular matches. Eagle Flight gets the basics right, flight is great and combat can be full of excitement, the game just doesn’t build much on that strong foundation.

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Nov 14, 2016

Beyond the minigames there isn’t a lot here. You have a playroom to store unlocked toys and throw them around a bit should you wish. It offers about three minutes of entertainment. The overworld carnival is populated by freakish bearded women and young children with supernatural reflexes, dodging every projectile you launch their way. The carnival barker attempts to be amusing, mostly without success, and will soon be repeating himself to the point you curse that he too has supernatural reflexes.

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Nov 3, 2016

Who knows how long it will last, but Rivals had me clearing a permanent place to store the plastic drums and guitar once again, items that were long ago retired from the lounge room. It took Harmonix a year and an expansion pack with a hefty price tag, but Rock Band 4 is once again a headline act.

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