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Jay Ball

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

19 games reviewed
61.7 average score
68 median score
22.2% 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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8.5 / 10.0 - Watch Dogs 2
Nov 14, 2016

Watch Dogs 2 is the game that the first one should have been and is a shining example of Ubisoft’s already proven ability to respond well to feedback. It offers true freedom and creativity to play the way you want, laugh out loud moments found in scripted events and self-made fun in a virtual city that needs to be seen to be believed. Starring characters that you’ll genuinely care about the more you get to know them you’ll have no trouble finding motivation to see this one through to the end. Put this one on your Christmas list.

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Oct 26, 2017

The best in the series, by far.

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8 / 10.0 - Alienation
Jun 6, 2016

Alienation is a must-buy for any fans of twin stick shooters. Featuring fun gameplay, a deep weapons system (for the genre), smooth visuals and plenty of reason to repeat missions it’s certainly worth your $30.00 AUD.

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8 / 10.0 - Far Cry: New Dawn
Feb 14, 2019

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

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Aug 24, 2016

With familiar characters and concepts, upgraded visuals, excellent level design and some new toys to play with, the changes made between the last instalment and this one are welcome improvements without invoking the "if it aint' broke" rule. Veteran Deus Ex players will likely jump in head first and love every minute they spend in this world. This is certainly one for the fans.

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The decision to only release MWR with purchases of the upcoming Infinite Warfare and the apparent intent on never making it available as a stand alone game appears to be a desperate cash grab. This sales model either assumes that every COD 4 fan has been a dedicated franchise devotee for the past nine years which is most certainly not the case, or it hopes that hardcore COD 4 fans will be willing to shell out just to play the remastered version of their favourite game. But let’s face it: nobody in their right mind would spend $129 AUD on a nine year old game with improved visuals… would they?

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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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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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6.5 / 10.0 - Mafia 3
Oct 14, 2016

Mafia III is consistently inconsistent. An engrossing and mature narrative told between repetitive and boring missions, satisfying gun play against moronic AI enemies all taking place in a beautifully designed city that's ruined with shitty lighting effects.

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