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TJ Denzer

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Favorite Games:
  • Xenogears
  • Bionic Commando
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

151 games reviewed
78.7 average score
80 median score
70.2% of games recommended

TJ Denzer's Reviews

At age 3, TJ Denzer ran away from his family on a vacation in Colorado. They found him at the local arcade, standing on a chair and playing SNK's World Heroes. Years later, TJ still has an obsessive passion for video games, from the technically sound to the absolutely artistic. When not digging into a game with his wife, he's hunting down good beer to enjoy with bad movies and friends.
Apr 21, 2015

The Charnel House Trilogy is game that ebbs and flows. It's a game that sucks you in and then confuses you. It takes your hand and intentionally leads you into uncertainty and fear.

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May 4, 2015

Shin Megami Tensei continues to produce decent offerings in a market that doesn't see a lot of good JRPGs anymore.

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6 / 10.0 - Sym
May 7, 2015

The world of Sym is very cool, but the flaws that don't belong really hurt the overall beauty of the game.

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Sep 9, 2015

This is an entertaining way for long time fans to re-explore their favorite One Piece moments or even unfamiliar fans to get acquainted with what they've been missing. However, when you strip all that away, this is just another Warriors game and certainly not the best playing one.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Bedlam
Sep 18, 2015

I wish it were a little more approachable, but the unpredictability hosted alongside its premise and mechanics are a lot of what make it interesting. I look forward to continuing to play around with it casually and unlocking the many secrets I feel this game holds.

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7 / 10.0 - Euclidean
Sep 22, 2015

It may be short, but it is also easily affordable. If you've got a little extra change in your bank account and feel like trying something out of the ordinary, I'd recommend giving Euclidean a try.

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7 / 10.0 - Armikrog
Oct 2, 2015

Armikrog brings back many old problems and mixes them with new ones as well, occasionally distracting from what is otherwise a funny and beautiful game.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Ancestory
Oct 19, 2015

I appreciate what I saw in my time with Ancestory, but I can't help but think that with how much it appears to use other popular card games for its foundation, it could have stood to have a bit more variety in key places. It is nonetheless a rather enjoyable time.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Anno 2205
Nov 2, 2015

Anno 2205 has so much going on and makes all of your tasking varied and interesting. One game is three different building sims with real-time strategy naval battles peppered in and everything moves in a way that makes it compelling and addictive instead of overwhelming. It's an ambitious improvement in a lot of ways over Anno 2070. Unfortunately, the technical issues keep it from being the perfect entry in the series that it wants to be.

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Nov 23, 2015

[T]his game is the ultimate product of a bygone era made for the faithful fans it has gathered over almost two decades. It's a damn good real-time strategy game and a damn good StarCraft game.

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Nov 30, 2015

There are bugs in the game that make it feel frustrating and unfinished. At many points I felt like I was fighting the game simply to play it, and while there's tons of promise, the current product just doesn't feel worth the effort it takes to play.

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9.5 / 10.0 - That Dragon, Cancer
Jan 14, 2016

That Dragon, Cancer is a difficult thing to approach. It is barely meant to be fun. It is dark and occasionally deeply disturbing, but that's because it has to be. It is also full of hope and love.

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9 / 10.0 - XCOM 2
Feb 12, 2016

XCOM 2 is not without flaws and shortcomings, but it has enough quality substance to overcome most of its problems.

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8 / 10.0 - Layers of Fear
Feb 14, 2016

Layers of Fear is the kind of game that opens itself just enough to make players curious to see the whole picture.

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8 / 10.0 - SUPERHOT
Feb 25, 2016

SUPERHOT is actually an impressive and interesting puzzle where the solution just happens to be shooting strange red enemies.

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6 / 10.0 - Into the Stars
Mar 21, 2016

Into the Stars is the type of game that will push you on those very grounds and once you’re in it, the journey is great the first few times.

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Mar 31, 2016

While Albino Lullaby's first episode doesn't quite succeed in keeping tension or fear all the time, it is nonetheless an engrossing and unique take on the horror genre.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Dark Souls III
Apr 7, 2016

Dark Souls III feels more like an extension of Dark Souls II mixed with a few fresh lessons learned from Bloodborne to create a richer and more powerful overall experience.

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Apr 21, 2016

There is a ton of things to like about this game and especially this version of it. Everything returns intact and looks much cleaner and sharper than ever.

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Apr 22, 2016

1979 Revolution: Black Friday will probably push people away and outrage others for its content. It’s not a feel-good type of game and not everyone may agree with the personal take of history that it provides.

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