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Stuart Gollan

Sydney, Australia

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

31 games reviewed
71.0 average score
75 median score
46.7% 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.
Sep 15, 2016

A cooperative, massively multiplayer Animal Crossing meets Minecraft meets Tower Defence sounds like a great idea, but The Tomorrow Children doesn't do enough in any of these directions to be a worthwhile purchase in its current state.

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7 / 10.0 - Hue
Aug 29, 2016

The early pace of Hue was leading me to disappointment, but the stellar second act was more than enough reward for that labour. Hue delivers a polished package and a strong platform puzzle game, it isn't a Braid or Limbo but merely evoking those names can be taken as a sign of quality that Hue most certainly possesses.

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Aug 23, 2016

Risk: Urban Assault is a decent game wrapped in a terrible package disrespectful of the player and their time. It throws pointless animations, cutscenes and bloat into a board game that is already well known for being a soul sucking grind. If this was just a board game I’d begrudgingly recommend it to people who really like Risk but as a video game I find it hard to recommend to anybody.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Prison Architect
Jul 14, 2016

Prison Architect is an excellent sandbox, a throwback to the days of Bullfrog's Theme series that forces you to balance an eye for aesthetics with pure functionality. Those who don't need to be led by the hand to explore the deep systems at play will find an excellent simulation to lose themselves in, with online sharing options providing a huge selection of prisons to explore, tear down and rebuild. If you can stomach the morality of prisons for profit you will enjoy Prison Architect.

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Jun 7, 2016

If you still enjoy the campaign aspects of Total War then you will find Warhammer simply brilliant, the Warhammer license makes this the most interesting Total War game in years. If the promise of the most exciting battles isn’t enough to stir your loins then this is just a game of more research trees, resource grinding and shoddy diplomacy, the same you have played for the last decade.

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Apr 27, 2016

Rugby Challenge 3 brings menus, fonts, controls, modes and gameplay over wholesale from Rugby Challenge 2, adding only token extras and spicing up the graphics to fit a current generation release. Not that Rugby Challenge 3 looks great; to compare it to Madden or FIFA is embarrassing.

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6.5 / 10.0 - EA Sports UFC 2
Mar 29, 2016

As a mixed martial arts simulator it fails in some key areas and as a balanced, competitive fighting game it just doesn’t compare to the champions of the genre, 2D or 3D, offering limited depth and distinction between fighters.

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7.5 / 10.0 - SUPERHOT
Mar 10, 2016

For how great the core mechanics of Superhot are, I wish there was more to it and much more of it...Superhot leaves plenty on the table, there is more these mechanics can do and for how great the game is it is a shame that it only scratches the surface of its ideas.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Rugby League Live 3
Nov 4, 2015

This is yet another rugby league game that requires patience and understanding to enjoy, compromises we have been expected to make for 20 years now and with so many other legitimately great games out there, both sports and otherwise, they are compromises few should or will make.

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May 28, 2015

Super Mega Baseball has unseated The Bigs as my favourite baseball game of all time.

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2.5 / 10.0 - Rugby 15
Nov 27, 2014

Rugby 15 is barely playable and certainly nothing like rugby.

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