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Luke Lawrie

Sydney, Australia

Favorite Games:
  • Dota 2
  • Half-Life
  • Super Mario 64

21 games reviewed
74.3 average score
75 median score
42.9% of games recommended

Luke Lawrie's Reviews

Freelance game critic since 2009 having worked with some of Australia's largest video game publications. Co-Host of Australia's longest running video game podcast - The GAP
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8.5 / 10.0 - Control: AWE
Aug 28, 2020

Remedy continues to tell unique and extremely interesting stories, and in relation to how AWE concludes and what that means for the future of the Remedy Connected Universe, is just so damn exciting.

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Mar 27, 2020

If you enjoyed what Control had to offer then you should be fairly satisfied with this first expansion. The Foundation doesn’t really do a whole lot new, and it doesn’t seem to learn from its mistakes, especially considering it has one of the worst checkpoints for a boss encounter yet. But if you want to get even more lost in this enthralling world that Remedy has created, then it will be hard not to pass this one up. Just stay clear of all the cats.

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Nov 6, 2019

Rockstar Games has created a living, breathing world that I am absolutely invested in.

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7 / 10.0 - The Surge 2
Sep 24, 2019

Despite some of the technical issues and difficulty scaling, The Surge 2 is a fun game that should satisfy those looking for a souls-like experience. The combat is rewarding, and the directional blocking system is definitely something I would love to see implemented into other action games.

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Mar 26, 2019

Sekrio: Shadows Die Twice continues FromSoftware’s dominance, showcasing that it’s on another level when it comes creating action games in fantastical worlds. You’re going to die, and you’re go die a lot. But these brilliant gameplay systems that come together to form experiences that we don’t see in other triple-A games is why people get excited for what Hidetaka Miyazaki is doing at FromSoftware.

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4 / 10.0 - Crackdown 3
Feb 15, 2019

Crackdown 3 feels too similar to the game that came before it; it's like Sumo has made Crackdown 2 again

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6 / 10.0 - Just Cause 4
Dec 3, 2018

If you enjoyed the last game in the series then Just Cause 4 will give you a lot of fun creating explosions across the world, it just doesn’t push the series in any meaningful direction.

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7 / 10.0 - NBA 2K19
Sep 20, 2018

the basketball gameplay in NBA 2K19 is brilliant, and it has been for the last decade that I've been reviewing this series. But the way VC is used in the game needs to be re-evaluated, as it has become ridiculous and is blatantly pay-to-win. This greedy freemium model within an already fully priced game needs to disappear.

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Jun 9, 2017

Friday The 13th: The Game has the potential to be a great game but sadly it's not right now.

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While all of these new additions are great, these expansion sets end up segregating the community between the haves and the have-nots.

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