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Jay Ball


Favorite Games:
  • Oddworld: Strangers Wrath
  • The Last of Us
  • Portal 2

24 games reviewed
65.4 average score
70 median score
30.4% of games recommended

Jay Ball's Reviews

It takes a special type of game to blow me away. A combination of good handling and quality visuals isn't nearly enough. I'm moved by well crafted narratives and characters that the player can connect with. I need to be left thinking about a game long after I'm done with it. Play the Last of Us or Spec Ops: The Line to understand what I mean.
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6.5 / 10.0 - Doom 3: VR Edition
Mar 28, 2021

While VR definitely makes things better by making the the world feel a little more real, the enemies feel a little larger and adding in the ability to free aim your weapons — all without being too gimmicky — it’s not enough to warrant a purchase of new VR gear if you don’t already have it.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Cyberpunk 2077
Dec 8, 2020

The most important thing that everyone needs to know about Cyberpunk 2077 is that while it’s imperfect, it is without a doubt a superb game.

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Nov 19, 2020

The Zelda devout have already decided to to buy this game and I hope they love it. Everyone else might want to spend some time with the demo first.

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Sep 3, 2020

As a recreation it highlights how good the original games were for their time. Challenging, original, addictive and damn fun to play.

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9 / 10.0 - DOOM Eternal
Mar 18, 2020

I can’t emphasise how much fun Doom Eternal is to play and that’s what really counts.

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Feb 14, 2019

Despite changes to the formula, New Dawn is still very much Far Cry at its core.

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Jan 18, 2019

Due to its niche nature, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown won’t be for everyone. You’d really need to love this style of game to get the full benefit of it. That being said, it’s a well crafted addition to the genre and may very well make some some new fans of aviation titles that were otherwise not interested

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Oct 16, 2018

Combat against all the bosses is both challenging and rewarding. There's great variation between all enemies in their look, how they fight and how you need to behave with each

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7 / 10.0 - Mega Man 11
Oct 2, 2018

Mega Man 11 is as challenging, fun and frustrating as every other game in the series in literally every single aspect.

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Jul 30, 2018

I envy anyone out there experiencing No Man's Sky for the first time this month.

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