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Gabriel Cavalcanti

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Favorite Games:
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • FINAL FANTASY XII
  • CrossCode

13 games reviewed
67.1 average score
66 median score
46.2% of games recommended

Gabriel Cavalcanti's Reviews

Born in Northeast Brazil, Gabriel is a self-taught fluent English speaker, writer, and self-appointed-know-it-all-fixer-of-things thanks to his faithful sensei, Google. Though he doesn't have a long history with video games as many of his colleagues, he makes up for the late-blooming with a vast understanding of the industry and an ever-expanding Steam library closely followed by an unparalleled comprehension of games as products. He's also the son of a badass lady who happens to be a finances professor, so he can make even the most tedious of descriptions look fancy and more worthy than they actually are.
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GameLuster
Gabriel Cavalcanti
Sep 26, 2018

If, like myself, you prefer story-driven titles to present the game world and characters in a way that’s possible to connect with them, then Lucah: Born of a Dream is nothing short of disappointing (unless you’re only interested in the combat). But if you can relate to the proposed themes and the way they’re presented, then this can be a special experience which warrants multiple playthroughs, especially as NG+ offers additional content.

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PC Aficionado
Gabriel Cavalcanti
5.9 / 10.0 - Hand of Fate 2
Dec 10, 2017

It should be more of what made the first installment so interesting, but in the end, Hand of Fate 2 makes additions that turn the dungeon crawler into a story-driven adventure. It also has a major focus on luck-based challenges and fights, being more predictable and frustrating than its predecessor.

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PC Aficionado
Gabriel Cavalcanti
Dec 1, 2017

World of Final Fantasy is a spin-off meant mostly for fans. Its gimmicky take on the usual ATB system is fun and refreshing, but many of its jokes might fly over the heads of unaware players. It can be a risky purchase depending on what you expect as it fails to meet all expectations, but as a lite mix of Pokemon and Final Fantasy, it does a good job.

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PC Aficionado
Gabriel Cavalcanti
Nov 23, 2017

Outcast: Second Contact is an HD remake of the 1999 cult classic Outcast. Though the enhanced graphics are a nice way to introduce the game to a younger audience, it's the only aspect that makes it better than the 1.1 version, which costs considerably less. The price range is questionable in the US marketplace but it's even more absurd in selected countries such as Russia, Brazil, and China where it costs more than $30.

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PC Aficionado
Gabriel Cavalcanti
4.9 / 10.0 - ELEX
Nov 22, 2017

ELEX is a genre-soup developed by Piranha Bytes, the studio responsible for the highly regarded Gothic franchise. Its most curious aspect is how it attempts to put different fiction genres within a single seamless open world, which serves as a gimmick more than anything. It doesn't feel special enough to compete with Skyrim, yet Gothic fans might find enough enjoyment out of its weak plot and poorly written characters.

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PC Aficionado
Gabriel Cavalcanti
8.1 / 10.0 - Hollow Knight
Nov 6, 2017

Although it doesn't take that many risks, Hollow Knight is unique enough with its Metroidvania elements and its own take on Dark Souls lore. Its gameplay is tight and fluid, its art direction is on point, and it provides more than 30h of enjoyment if you consider the multiple endings—which are more engaging than a couple of choices right after the final boss fight—as well as the free expansion packs, all of which add enough content to prolong the experience.

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PC Aficionado
Gabriel Cavalcanti
8.4 / 10.0 - Nier: Automata
Oct 24, 2017

NieR: Automata is a gem every gamer should play at least once, regardless of its issues. Though struggling to reach the same status as its competitors, it remains one of 2017's most unique releases as well as a hallmark in storytelling.

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PC Aficionado
Gabriel Cavalcanti
6.5 / 10.0 - Hob
Oct 10, 2017

For all it's worth, Hob is a genuinely fun Zelda-like exploration game that despite not being a classic, is worth the asking price.

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Goomba Stomp
Gabriel Cavalcanti
Liked - ECHO
Oct 6, 2017

Although ECHO is not a Game of the Year contender, it certainly deserves credit for how well it executes its core concept.

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Goomba Stomp
Gabriel Cavalcanti
Liked-a-lot - Slime Rancher
Aug 6, 2017

Monomi Park hit a mine of gold slimes with their debut title. Slime Rancher is a simple yet incredibly fun game that can keep one entertained for well over ten or twenty hours.

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Goomba Stomp
Gabriel Cavalcanti

There’s no doubt that the title has a public who loves everything about it, but those expecting something akin to a broader Stardew Valley will be deeply disappointed.

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Goomba Stomp
Gabriel Cavalcanti
6 / 10.0 - Night in the Woods
Apr 27, 2017

A beautiful game with a fitting soundtrack, Night in the Woods pleases with its writing but fails in everything else with artificial choices, pacing problems, and an ending that doesn't go with the tone set in the beginning.

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Goomba Stomp
Gabriel Cavalcanti
Jan 29, 2017

Dairies of a Spaceport Janitor is a simple, fun game with a lovely atmosphere, a lot of heart, and a subtle message. Well worth a look despite a few technical problems.

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