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Angelo D'Argenio

MyLifeIsAnRPG
MyLifeIsAnRPG
MyLifeIsAnRPG
MyLifeIsAnRPG

Favorite Games:
  • Undertale
  • Skullgirls
  • Xenogears

153 games reviewed
77.7 average score
80 median score
52.3% of games recommended
Scores 0.6 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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Angelo D'Argenio
Jul 29, 2019

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a true masterpiece of strategy game design. If this is where the franchise is going, I'm very excited for its future.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a great beat-em-up game to play with friends. You might not be standing in a hot arcade pumping quarters into a machine, but trust me, this is the pure arcade experience brought to the modern age. Be ready to smash your head against tough bosses and hordes of enemies as you try to protect the universe from Thanos… again.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Super Mario Maker 2
Jul 1, 2019

Like we said, we can't call Super Mario Maker 2 a bad game, not by a long shot. It's just that it could be better. Heck, if a few usability issues were fixed and a few more items were added to maker mode, we would be giving this game a perfect 10/10. As it stands, there's room for improvement and hopefully we will see that improvement in future DLC patches.

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7.8 / 10.0 - Samurai Shodown
Jun 25, 2019

Samurai Shodown is yet another fighting game that is fun to play but suffers in its core feature set. The hardcore fighting game fanatic will love it, but the mainstream consumer will find it offers much less than other titles on the market.

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Angelo D'Argenio
Jun 19, 2019

Aside from a few script malfunctions and some odd enemy behavior at points, this is a perfect Metroidvania game. If you are a fan of the genre, a fan of Castlevania, a fan of Metroid, or just a fan of 2D platformers in general, you owe it to yourself to pick this one up.

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8.3 / 10.0 - Team Sonic Racing
May 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is fun, well designed, and stuffed with replay value. It excels everywhere except the one place it matters: couch co-op, and that's the one major flaw that holds it back.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Mortal Kombat 11
Apr 24, 2019

Moral Kombat 11 is one half perfect fighting game, one half exploitative mobile game. It's worth playing despite its flaws, but it easily stands as an example of how even the best games can be ruined by questionable monetization practices.

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Angelo D'Argenio
Apr 11, 2019

Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission was a fun distraction that let me see what Gohan would look like if he could go Super Saiyan 4, but once the novelty wore off I went back to other, better looking, and better playing card games and Dragon Ball games.

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Angelo D'Argenio
Apr 5, 2019

The near perfect mechanics of Battle for the Grid aren't enough to make this a game worth playing. You'll have a few fun nights with your buddies partaking in some ranger on ranger violence, but you'll quickly find yourself returning to other mainstream fighting games.

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Angelo D'Argenio
Apr 1, 2019

Yoshi's Crafted World is a wonderful little platformer to either play with your family or to hold you over as we head into the summer doldrums. It's not going to be Nintendo's big killer app this year, but it's a fine game that will appeal to platformer fans and Yoshi fans alike.

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9.3 / 10.0 - Devil May Cry 5
Mar 6, 2019

If you are a long-time Devil May Cry fan, or just an action game fan in general, then Devil May Cry 5 is a must-buy. It's a refreshing retreat into absurdity inspired by the late 90s yet modernized for current day audiences.

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7.8 / 10.0 - Dead or Alive 6
Mar 1, 2019

DOA6 is a fun game and a great effort on the part of Koei Tecmo to rebrand their franchise. Overall, they succeeded, however, there are enough tiny flaws here that build up to make this more of a pleasant distraction than a fighting game I'd want to spend lots of time and effort getting good at. Still, enough patch support could make this become a game to second look at in the future.

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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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Angelo D'Argenio
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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Angelo D'Argenio
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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