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Tim Bissinger


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

54 games reviewed
73.9 average score
80 median score
72.2% 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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Disliked - Trials Rising
Mar 27, 2019

Trials was expanded from a wonderfully purist arcade title to a big Game as a Service - including Lootboxes, real money integration and embarrassing ingratiation with the Fortnite target group. So at least I don't enjoy trials anymore, although the playful core belongs to the best of the series. Too bad about the great level design.

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Loved - Baba Is You
Mar 21, 2019

Baba Is You constructs a game principle of immense depth and complexity, which fascinates and occupies over many hours - and never loses its fascination. For all fans of puzzles: Baba is Win!

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Tim Bissinger
Mar 18, 2019

Precise controls, fast and action-packed twin-stick shooting for up to four players on one console: Assault Android Cactus is simply fun.

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Recommended - X-Morph: Defense
Mar 5, 2019

Tower Defense meets arcade action - and the mix works: X-Morph: Defense thrills with its chic presentation, thrilling battles and outstanding map design on the Nintendo Switch.

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Travis Strikes Again doesn't live up to the name No More Heroes or the talent of Suda51 and bores for almost seven hours with blunt action, uninspired level design and the eternal unwinding of the same processes.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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