Jason Fanelli


129 games reviewed
77.0 average score
80 median score
52.7% of games recommended
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Nov 23, 2014

As a seasoned veteran of the series from the very beginning, believe me when I tell you that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the pinnacle of Smash.

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May 5, 2016

The idea of old life versus new life is a recurring theme throughout Uncharted 4 — Drake asks Sam at one point what they're even doing in this situation — cycling these themes through scenes past and present.

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The Frozen Wilds makes no changes to the core gameplay, following the “don't fix what isn't broken” philosophy.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Horizon Zero Dawn
Feb 20, 2017

With Horizon Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Games crafted a beautiful open world filled with life, both mechanical and human, and crammed full of things to do.

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90 / 100 - Cuphead
Oct 4, 2017

Amazingly, with all of its roots firmly planted in the past, Cuphead raises the bar for indie games and platformers alike.

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90 / 100 - The Long Dark
Aug 16, 2017

The Long Dark is a tense and harrowing experience both in Story and Survival modes.

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Skyrim is still a beautiful game to behold six years after its original launch, only now I can play it wherever I wish.

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Jan 23, 2018

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition has reignited my love for the franchise, and the future of SFV shines even brighter.

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90 / 100 - The Messenger
Aug 28, 2018

The Messenger is a love letter to a bygone era that drops me right back into those wonderful times as soon as I turn on the Switch. Make sure you schedule a delivery with The Messenger, because you will not be disappointed when you sign for it.

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The Council Episode Four Burning Bridges is the best episode of the game so far.

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90 / 100 - GRIS
Dec 13, 2018

It’s maybe a half-hour longer than it needs to be, but that 30 minutes cannot damper the total package of GRIS. Put this game on your radar immediately and take the time to experience it

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9 / 10.0 - Mortal Kombat X
Apr 17, 2015

Mortal Kombat X continues to launch the game to new heights. It's a bloody, gory bout of glory with intricate controls, a varied and balanced roster, and a ton of ways to play both online against peers or alone on the couch. I had a blast fighting my way through the game, and I suspect I won't be the only one.

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Mar 9, 2015

Adventure buffs and those with a flair for the nostalgic need to make Ori and the Blind Forest part of their collections immediately, for it will take players back to the glory days of adventure games in the best ways.

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Nov 10, 2014

What was intended as a nostalgia trip has also become a blueprint for how remastering games ought to be done.

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Oct 21, 2014

Fantasia: Music Evolved is wonderful, colorful, musical fun, both intoxicating and empowering in its approach.

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9 / 10.0 - Bayonetta 2
Oct 16, 2014

Bayonetta 2 is the perfect game for people who just want to sit down, take up a controller, and beat the ever-living snot out of enemies for hours at a time.

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Sep 15, 2015

On the surface this is not a gigantic game . . ., but this little software that could allows for more imagination than anything else I've played this year.

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9 / 10.0 - Doom
May 19, 2016

There's no Doom and gloom here; this new game is a hell of a good time.

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Aug 25, 2015

Despite a few technical shortcomings, Mega Man Legacy Collection is a love letter to one of the best franchises in retro gaming history.

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9 / 10.0 - Rare Replay
Aug 10, 2015

Despite that tiny gripe Rare Replay does an incredible job of bringing back some of the best games of the past 30 years into one convenient place. It's a great trip down memory lane, one that I bet will bring a lot of smiles to faces young and old.

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