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TJ Denzer

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

153 games reviewed
78.8 average score
80 median score
70.6% 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.
Jun 1, 2016

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is no ordinary remake. It simplifies what needed to be simplified, expands what needed to be expanded, and runs in the smoothest of fashion without any hiccup whatsoever.

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Jun 7, 2016

Guilty Gear Xrd is continuing to stand out as the game that deserves to bask in the spotlight.

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Though there are a few wrinkles in the fabric of Blood and Wine, it delivers a final chapter unlike any you’ve seen before.

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2 / 10.0 - Umbrella Corps
Jun 27, 2016

The only thing Umbrella Corps succeeds in is convincing us Umbrella is the worst and most incompetent company anyone could ever have the misfortune of working for.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Zero Time Dilemma
Jun 28, 2016

Zero Time Dilemma is an adventure full of disturbing and compelling twists and turns with gameplay make it interesting and inviting, even if you haven’t followed the series from the very beginning.

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6 / 10.0 - No Man's Sky
Aug 16, 2016

In many ways everything that led up to No Man’s Sky felt like some sort of conscription ad campaign. “See the universe! Explore the unknown!” It’s all very enticing and delivers on a lot of amazing feelings, but like most things of this nature, it’s not always all it’s cracked up to be.

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8.5 / 10.0 - The Final Station
Aug 29, 2016

The Final Station challenges the player with scarcity and survival and weaves just enough context to make the world built around it interesting.

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Sep 8, 2016

Rich, hand-drawn worlds inspired by the tapestry of Nordic legends and lore make Jotun a fantastical and breathtaking journey, although it sometimes feels barren between the big encounters.

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Sep 16, 2016

Strategy, resource management, and RPG combat in one charmingly nostalgic package

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6 / 10.0 - Cossacks 3
Sep 21, 2016

Majestic foundation quickly devolves into a human meat grinder, and not in a good way

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9 / 10.0 - The Metronomicon
Sep 29, 2016

The Metronomicon is the most stylish way to cast a fireball ever

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9 / 10.0 - Fractured Space
Oct 18, 2016

Fractured Space Captures Team-Based Space Warfare In Capital Fashion

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7.5 / 10.0 - Hide and Shriek
Oct 26, 2016

While Hide and Shriek is a jump-scare ridden game with a simple premise, there’s enough here to give it some depth beneath its holiday charm.

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Oct 31, 2016

FIVE: Champions of Canaan Puts Up a Good Fight For Its Place, Though It Occasionally Struggles

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10 / 10.0 - Owlboy
Nov 4, 2016

From its robust art to its meaningful character progression, we fail to remember a game that has ever delivered a package of goods so beautiful and complete as Owlboy has done.

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Nov 7, 2016

Though Call of Duty has made itself comfortable in the far future a few times already, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare puts everything in a new perspective.

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Nov 11, 2016

Escalation capitalizes on the highs and stumbles on the same lows of what made the original Ashes of the Singularity good.

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Feb 21, 2017

Rhombus of Ruin is short, but it does well as a VR game, a reminder of the colorful quirk many of us like about the Psychonauts world and a teaser of what's coming next.

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8.5 / 10.0 - For Honor
Feb 22, 2017

It doesn't always dance gracefully with the craft of battle, but For Honor is a game that harnesses some of the most impactful melee combat we've seen.

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Breath of the Wild breaks the mold and sets the pace for what we should expect out of Zelda games, and though it doesn't always strike true, it still makes for one of the most gripping and amusing adventure titles we've ever played.

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