Mike Ellum


7 games reviewed
68.6 average score
70 median score
28.6% of games recommended

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Mike Ellum

Chances are, if you're aware of Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty!, your mind has already been made up. The feel and art design of the original have been translated superbly to the new generation, and even as a diehard fan of Abe's Oddysee there's little to complain about. This is how remakes should be done.

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Mike Ellum
6 / 10 - Evolve
Feb 24, 2015

In a vacuum, Evolve is a game that had a lot of potential but is let down by a serious pacing problem and overwhelming finales. In the real world, it is a fairly competent shooter saddled with an unsettling approach to DLC, bolting on the MOBA costume DLC model to an already full priced game. Evolve is a mutation in the wrong direction.

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7 / 10 - Metro Redux
Sep 8, 2014

Whether this game gets a recommendation or not comes down to specific criteria. If you own the originals, there aren’t enough reasons to justify buying Metro Redux, but new players to the series will find a lot to love here. Personally, I’d stick with the original Metro 2033, but follow up with Metro Last Light Redux, which may sound odd, but they are what I believe to be the best version of each game. A well put together package, but one I’d hesitate to call definitive.

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6 / 10 - Sacred 3
Aug 19, 2014

There’s fun to be had in the hectic brawls the game throws you into, but what else is there? Some pleasant changes of scenery? I genuinely had fun at the game’s outset, but Sacred 3 failed to entice me into coming back. There was potential, but it was fumbled at almost every turn.

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7 / 10 - LIGHT
Jul 7, 2014

I can’t help but give Light a recommendation, but only a tentative one. It does so much so well, from the style of the levels, to the relaxed electro soundtrack, to the simple but effective mechanics, I just wish there was more of it. Much more of it. I can only hope there are some planned level packs in future or, even better, a user-friendly level editor to give it some longevity. Excellent quality, very little quantity.

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Mike Ellum
May 17, 2014

Worst of all, I had the feeling that I was playing the game wrong despite my best efforts, which is an odd feeling to leave the player with. I want to like this game, but I’m not sure if it wants me to.

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Mike Ellum
Apr 29, 2014

Overall, Hearthstone is another fantastic game from Blizzard. If you're even remotely interested in trading card games, you'd be crazy not to give it a go, especially as it's free. But beware, as always, the micro-transactions.

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