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Angelo D'Argenio

MyLifeIsAnRPG
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MyLifeIsAnRPG

Favorite Games:
  • Undertale
  • Skullgirls
  • Xenogears

141 games reviewed
77.3 average score
78 median score
49.6% of games recommended
Scores 0.3 higher than average

Angelo D'Argenio's Reviews

Personally, I have always thought that Video Games were more than just games, and have sought to enrich my life by finding out what more Video Games can do. I've been a game journalist, tournament organizer, educator, panelist, and even a game themed comedian. I've traveled the world to go to preview events, and been in game jams with indie producers. I've seen events like AGDQ raise incredible amounts of money for charity. To me, games are more than games. Heck, they are more than art, more than sport, and more than community. They are a vehicle for experience, in a way that so few other forms of media can be.
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8.5 / 10.0 - Death end re;Quest
Feb 19, 2019

Death end re:Quest is not for everyone. Many people will be made uncomfortable by its moe aesthetic. However, if you have similar experience with games such as Danganronpa, Doki Doki Literature Club, or anime such as Magical Girl Site, Made in Abyss, or No Game No Life, then you will not only be able to tolerate Death end re;Quests aesthetic, you might even enjoy it, and that leaves you free to experience the incredibly ambitious and innovative game underneath.

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6.8 / 10.0 - JUMP FORCE
Feb 14, 2019

Jump Force excels at fanservice, at showing what battles between all these characters would look like. It does not excel as an actual fighting game however. Unbalanced mechanics and poorly designed UI make Jump Force a chore to play, despite the exciting visual trappings.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Kingdom Hearts III
Jan 31, 2019

Kingdom Hearts 3 was a good game and an enjoyable experience, but it's not the best Kingdom Hearts game in the franchise. There is plenty of room for improvement, and hopefully we will see that room explored if KH3 ever gets a final mix release.

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Jan 16, 2019

Travis Strikes Again is not a great game in the traditional sense, but if you are a ramen eating, pro-wrestling watching, anime loving, gaming nerd like Travis Touchdown, then you'll play it to the end nonetheless, and have a great time doing it.

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Dec 7, 2018

Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fantastic game no matter what type of Smash player you are. Casual, hardcore, or complete newcomer, this is one Switch title you don't want to pass up.

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6.3 / 10.0 - Artifact
Nov 29, 2018

I desperately wanted to enjoy Artifact, but it currently stands as a monument to the flaws of early CCG design. It's random, it's expensive, and it does a horrible job of teaching players both basic gameplay and high level strategy.

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7.3 / 10.0 - Pokémon: Let's Go
Nov 16, 2018

Pokémon Let's Go has a lot of great innovations that would be welcome in other Pokémon games, but the experience is just too simplified to hold my interest. I'd wager that most long-time Pokémon fans will feel the same.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Tetris Effect
Nov 9, 2018

This is the first solo Tetris game in a long time that truly brings something new to the formula. If you are a Tetris fan, then you owe it to yourself to give Tetris Effect a chance.

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7.5 / 10.0 - SoulCalibur VI
Oct 17, 2018

If you just want a fun 3D fighting game with no extras, then Soulcalibur VI is the grand revival of the franchise you have been waiting for. If you want something more, Soulcalibur VI doesn't offer nearly as much as other fighting games on the market.

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9 / 10.0 - Mega Man 11
Oct 1, 2018

The Blue Bomber is back, and if you were ever a fan of his adventures, then you should pick Mega Man 11 up. It's a solid entry in the Mega Man franchise, and it will make you remember why you fell in love with this super fighting robot all over again.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Valkyria Chronicles 4
Sep 9, 2018

Valkyria Chronicles 4 does the franchise justice, possibly more than any other Valkyria Chronicles title. If you are looking for a good new strategy game, this should be on your radar.

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Sep 5, 2018

In a year filled with blockbuster fighting game titles, SNK Heroines just doesn't do enough to appeal to the fighting game market. It's a shallow game filled to the brim with fanservice, but there are deeper games with just as much fanservice out there.

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Aug 10, 2018

At 15 dollars and a little bit of elbow grease to get it working, Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is one of the most enjoyable and affordable RPG experiences in recent memory.

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6.8 / 10.0 - WarioWare Gold
Aug 6, 2018

I had a great deal of fun playing this game, and it saddens me that I can't give it a better score. However, I just cannot imagine justifying the $39.99 price tag of WarioWare Gold for the few hours of gameplay it has to offer. The story mode is about how Wario slaps together a bunch of games in the hopes to make a quick buck off the gaming industry, and I'm sorry to say this might be a case of art imitating life.

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8 / 10.0 - The Banner Saga 3
Jul 30, 2018

The Banner Saga 3 is a perfect finale to The Banner Saga. While it's not the most well designed game on the market, it's one of the most well written games I have ever played.

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Jul 24, 2018

If you are a fan of the Mega Man X series, then this new collection is a great way to own all your favorite games on one console. The X Challenge is a neat little extra, but is probably not worth a purchase for anyone who isn't coming for the main games themselves.

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Jul 24, 2018

If you are a fan of the Mega Man X series, then this new collection is a great way to own all your favorite games on one console. The X Challenge is a neat little extra, but is probably not worth a purchase for anyone who isn't coming for the main games themselves.

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9.3 / 10.0 - Octopath Traveler
Jul 16, 2018

If you have a Switch and like JRPGs, then Octopath Traveler is a game you cannot miss. This is the next gen classic RPG we have been waiting for, a fusion of retro, indie, and modern design that could only be played now, and could only be appreciated because of the games that came before it.

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Jun 5, 2018

BlazBlue Cross-Tag Battle is a fantastic fighting game for newbies and veterans alike. Despite some questionable DLC practices and a market saturated with other great fighting game titles, it deserves to be played, practiced and played again.

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Once again Capcom creates a fighting game meant for fighting gamers, specifically fighting gamers that want to re-live Street Fighter's history.

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