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Tim Bissinger


Favorite Games:
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Metroid Prime Trilogy
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon

49 games reviewed
73.9 average score
80 median score
73.5% of games recommended

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Tim Bissinger's Reviews

Loves both playing games and writing about them. Works for pressakey.com and freelanced for several other German publications. The only person on earth waiting for the return of the best video game lizard ever, Gex.
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Tim Bissinger
Jan 21, 2019

Double Cross doesn't do anything bad as a Jump'n'Run, but has hardly any charm, can't set its own mark in any way and is hardly worth mentioning on the Nintendo Switch compared to the strong competition.

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- GRIS
Dec 20, 2018

After Journey and Abzu, Gris is another extraordinary trip into a fascinating virtual world, which will stay in your head long after the finale - and, unlike the other two, also has playful qualities. Congratulations to Nomada Studio on this great debut project and a worthy end to the game year! Gris takes us on a four-hour emotional journey into a magical world whose colours, images and sounds hypnotize - and which, in addition to its audiovisual attractions, can also entertain us with interesting puzzles and games.

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Tim Bissinger
Dec 11, 2018

This trip to Kanto is more than just a return: Game Freak and the Pokémon Company are finally taking their first small steps into the future and making Pokémon more open, lively and modern. This is the way to go!

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Tim Bissinger

Starlink has a good playful foundation, but it has been sacrificed to a generic Open World approach and rampant recycling. Atlas is all about mass instead of class - it's a shame about the great Toys-to-Life approach.

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Pulsating beats, cool sayings, fashion as armor and the Joy-Con as pointer: The World Ends With You works very well on the Nintendo Switch despite the lack of precision in battle and will continue to impress in 2018 with its gripping story and incomparable style - whether you experience the adventure in TV or handheld mode.

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Tim Bissinger
Oct 30, 2018

Luigi's first appearance as a ghost hunter hasn't lost any of his charm and is still a great pleasure in 2018 - but he's clearly the loser compared to his successor on the same console.

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Sinner steals ideas and art design from From Software and also fails on almost all other levels with a sluggish, delayed combat system, a miserable camera and bad technology. Nobody needs this cheap copy.

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Tim Bissinger
Oct 9, 2018

In Octopath Traveler there is a lot of love and passion, you can tell at first sight. Octopath Traveler is a beautiful, fairytale-like diorama that recalls the classics of the genre time and again, but lacks the essential framework to bring the pieces together into a harmonious whole. The beautiful presentation and the great fighting system are contrasted by eight independent stories whose quality varies greatly - and which hardly suffice as motivation for 80 hours of playing time.

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With Torna - The Golden Country, Monolith Softt have added an extensive chapter to their Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which offers both fans and beginners a lot and presents itself even more playfully than the main game.

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Tim Bissinger
Sep 21, 2018

The Voxel Agents have managed to knit a clever game concept around time manipulation with only one key plus analog stick and completely without text, which not only becomes a bit more complex from level to level, but also hardly repeats itself. If you don't mind the short playing time, The Gardens Between is a wonderfully playful and pretty puzzle adventure that's perfect for in between.

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Tim Bissinger
Aug 21, 2018

Caramba! Guacamelee! 2 takes everything that was good in the first part and makes it nicer, bigger and louder - as a bonus on-top there is a local co-op mode for four players. A must for all Metroidvania fans with PS4 or PC!

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The Toad and Toadette adventure has made the leap to the Nintendo Switch, but is more suitable for handheld than TV mode. Apart from that, the actual treasure hunt in over 70 levels remains irresistibly cuddly and entertaining - and hopefully forms the basis for a real second part.

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Tim Bissinger
Jun 22, 2018

After the terrible Ultra Smash for Wii U, Mario Tennis Aces is a return to form and in many ways the game that the last entry was meant to be. With a flawed but fun singleplayer adventure mode, great gameplay, a variety of courts and a wonderful multiplayer component with the promise of long-time DLC and event support, Aces belongs in every Switch gamer's library.

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Tim Bissinger
Jun 13, 2018

Yarny is back for another lovely adventure trip through Swedish landscapes, this time accompanied by a second playable character. This results in some deep puzzles, great challenge rooms, and, bundled with the more precise controls this time around, a better game than the first one, whether you're playing alone or with a friend - but also one that's over just a bit too quickly.

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Tim Bissinger
Jun 5, 2018

Detroit: Become Human wants to tell an emotional story about existence and the self-finding of machines as artificial life, but degrates them to projection screens for the players' own human will, making them nothing more than lifeless tools. The visuals, main idea and the new flowchart element are great, but in the end, Detroit is a game about story - and its narrative isn't just flawed, it's fundamentally broken in concept.

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Half-Genie Hero is a solid platformer with great presentation and music, but it also feels a tad generic and lacks variety and genuine creativity in its level design. Compared to other games on Switch like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Odyssey, it's easily the weakest - and you should definitely check out the others before teaming up with Shantae and her friends.

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Tim Bissinger
May 10, 2018

While it doesn't fully deliver on its exciting premise and while flaws in its gameplay may hinder the fun at times, Forgotton Anne is still an enjoyable journey into a memorable fantasy world full of interesting characters and stories.

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Tropical Freeze is another solid Wii U port from Nintendo and remains a perfectly playable, wonderfully designed platformer masterpiece, but it doesn't offer anything truly new.

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Tim Bissinger
Mar 2, 2018

Bayonetta is back once again with a decent first appearance on Nintendo Switch that doesn't do anything new compared to the original versions, but that works fine as an appetizer for the upcoming Bayonetta 3 - and as a second chance for everyone who missed the second game on the Nintendo Wii U.

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Tim Bissinger
Feb 19, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus for PlayStation 4 isn't just any remake, it is the glorious return of a beloved classic that left its mark on video game history for decades - and its light still shines bright today, as Bluepoint Games revived the PS2 masterpiece with excellent new graphics and technology, while core and content remain unchanged. Traditionally, it's only the controls and camera which drag it down just a little bit.

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