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Steve Wright

Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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Favorite Games:
  • Resident Evil 2
  • NHL 94
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum

157 games reviewed
74.1 average score
75 median score
49.0% of games recommended
Scores 0.8 higher than average

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A Canadian-Australian games journalist and Editor-in-Chief at Stevivor, Australia's largest independant video games website.
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Jul 30, 2019

At the end of the day, Wolfenstein Youngblood is largely forgettable.

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[Review in progress] I’ve only scratched the surface of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. One thing’s for sure already: I hope I’m not running down a single corridor for the entire duration of the game.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Sea of Solitude
Jul 5, 2019

Despite this, Sea of Solitude is as unique as it is charming, and certainly a title to check out if you’re looking for a break from looter shooters and multiplayer.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Super Mario Maker 2
Jun 26, 2019

If you’ve played Super Mario Maker, you already know this Switch sequel is a must-buy. If you’re a Switch owner, Super Mario Maker 2 needs to be part of your collection. Easy as that.

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7.5 / 10.0 - The Sinking City
Jun 26, 2019

The Sinking City is a mixed bag; a riveting mystery that’s far less linear than anything Frogwares has ever done. It’s very rough around the edges however, likely to cause as much frustration as it does enjoyment.

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Jun 21, 2019

Despite missing the mark on a difficulty that feels consistently challenging yet fun at the same time, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is an utter delight.

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6 / 10.0 - Layers of Fear 2
May 27, 2019

While Layers of Fear was a jaunt into the unknown, Layers of Fear 2 has a strong sense of déjà vu that you carry with you from beginning to end; you’ve the feeling you’ve seen this before, and likely, more expertly done. Despite that misstep, it remains a must-play for horror fans who’re looking for a polished, atmospheric little fright.

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8 / 10.0 - Observation
May 22, 2019

Despite those occasionals falter — and a somewhat polarising, disappointing ending — I was desperate to complete Observation to get to the bottom of its mystery.

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8 / 10.0 - Darkwood
May 18, 2019

Darkwood is a very unique experience that relies on darkness and silence frequently, causing your own imagination to run wild and fill in the horrific gaps.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Rage 2
May 14, 2019

Combat is by far the biggest selling point of Rage 2, and Avalanche Software should be proud of a title that continually draws comparisons the super-tight Doom reboot in my mind.

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Steve Wright
May 14, 2019

Despite dated mechanics, Sniper Elite V2 looks gorgeous – I preferred 60 frames per second over 4K resolution – and is a must for the collection of fans of the franchise.

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9.5 / 10.0 - BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!
Apr 25, 2019

Despite the move to Switch, levels are still designed in a handheld console mentality, meaning you’ll be able to get through a level in a couple minutes flat; as such, BoxBoy remains perfectly suited for pick-up, put-down play.

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6 / 10.0 - Days Gone
Apr 25, 2019

While patches may be able to salvage quite a few of its bugs, there are some questionable design decisions that certainly can’t be fixed as easily.

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7 / 10.0 - Mortal Kombat 11
Apr 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 is a great fighter tarnished by Warner Bros.’ willingness to test the limits of customer satisfaction using nickle-and-dime tactics. It’s truly an embarrassment for the franchise and one I hope is truly corrected soon.

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This is an unofficial celebration of (nearly) 20 years of Phoenix Wright, and it’s a damn good one at that, even with its failings. You can hardly go wrong with the Granddaddy of the visual novel — a quirky, comical romp into the courtroom.

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Steve Wright
Apr 3, 2019

Despite some design decisions that may be seen as missteps in 2019, Borderlands has aged remarkably well (and in some cases, reminds current developers that they need to reassess how they’ve tackled the looter shooter).

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Apr 1, 2019

Okay, but not great

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Mar 28, 2019

If you’re after a cute time rather than a genre-defining one, this’ll work just fine.

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Mar 14, 2019

While I’d love to see out the whole thing – the main story, not the time sink endgame – coop, it’s how The Division 2 performs as a single-player campaign that may ultimately decide how far I take this fight.

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7 / 10.0 - Devil May Cry 5
Mar 7, 2019

Excellent combat, dated design

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