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Juan Linares

Areajugones
moonmaker

Favorite Games:
  • God of War
  • Uncharted
  • Nier: Automata

37 games reviewed
88.1 average score
90 median score
89.2% of games recommended

Juan Linares's Reviews

Managing director of Areajugones. Law graduate and marketing and SEO specialist.
7.8 / 10.0 - Chocobo GP
Mar 3, 2022

‎Chocobo GP is a game that tries to reclaim its place. It seeks to introduce some new concepts in the genre despite not reinventing anything at the playable level. As often happens in this genre so marked, it is a game that stands out for its fun and also has the incentive of having emblematic characters that can make the balance between whether or not to throw yourself into the game in case of curiosity.‎

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7.7 / 10.0 - Martha is Dead
Feb 24, 2022

‎Martha is Dead is a halfway game. A title that you can enjoy if you are a lover of the genre, but that you play it knowing that something is missing, knowing that it could have been something more. If you are looking to be afraid you may find more tension than something scary.‎

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Feb 14, 2022

Is more better? In this case for me it is not, Horizon Forbidden West is still an outstanding game, that nobody doubts it, but it failed to take a step further. If you liked the first installment this you will possibly enjoy the same or more. However I miss that he has sinned of little ambition and did not want to go for bigger goals, I blindly believe that Aloy and Guerrilla were well capable of it. It has the potential to be that SS3.

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9 / 10.0 - Sifu
Feb 6, 2022

‎In summary I can tell you that without me being a big fan of the beat 'em up genre I can not stop recommending this game. Not only for its excellent staging and for its original progression system. If not for being a title where you yourself are your greatest enemy and where it is possible that you get hooked to want to improve and improve until you become a master with the command. As with souls, you feel good when you manage to eliminate a boss or complete an area without suffering damage as you had planned. The word is gratifying. The game is Sifu.‎

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Oct 15, 2021

‎A game that stays halfway to what could have been. It promises hours of fun at a competitive price considering that this is a compilation of three games. Once the three of them have passed, I doubt very much that I will get hooked on the saga again but who knows... There's something inside me that tells me that the best of this saga hasn't happened yet.‎

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9 / 10.0 - Metroid Dread
Oct 6, 2021

Metroid Dread seems like the perfect mix to me.

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9 / 10.0 - FIFA 22
Sep 27, 2021

‎I am very happy with this new installment. FIFA 22 introduces us to the biggest gameplay change for years to bring more realism to a game mode that although it does not need it, if it brings it closer to the sport from which it is nourished. Whether the changes are positive or negative will also help the time and opinion that is formed throughout the season. But that we have to learn again to play and to look for ingenuity and strategies with which to succeed again in the game modes I see something positive.‎

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Sep 23, 2021

‎The same game we saw on PS4 but taken to the next level thanks to the graphic power of PS5 and some interesting additions that bring even more to Kojima's work.‎

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9 / 10.0 - Tales of Arise
Sep 8, 2021

‎Tales of Arise is the best bet of the year as far as JRPGs are concerned. A title that will make you fall in love with a story and characters with which you are going to empathize, a correct progression system, fun combats, attractive main missions (some secondary not so much), optional events, attractive graphics ... I think more needs to be said.‎

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Aug 19, 2021

‎I always demanded a lot, they always demanded a lot from me. That made me among other things found this website from scratch, from my room when I was just 18 years old. But as you grow older, if you're lucky, you learn. In this last year I learned many things that make the person who analyzed the base game very different from the one who writes about this Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut today. Learn from mistakes, learn from failures, and learn to apologize. This text is my apology to the game and to myself.‎

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Jul 14, 2021

Zelda Skyward Sword serves its purpose. A second chance that has been great for the saga. A colorful, friendly game with personality that has managed to convince me that it has nothing to envy to other games in the series.

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Jun 24, 2021

‎Mario Golf: Super Rush is undoubtedly one of the best installments of recent years. It is able to reward players who opt for traditional golf of all deliveries and at the same time innovate with new game modes that bring more dynamism and fun for those who may not be so familiar with golf. In addition the fun is multiplied in the online modes or with the local co-op for up to 4 players.‎

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9 / 10.0 - Tell Me Why
Aug 27, 2020

In conclusion I can be very clear about Tell me Why. This new title by Dontnod will undoubtedly delight all those who have enjoyed previous works of both the studio and the genre. It is a much more adult game that tackles complex topics of great interest in today's society, so it may personally be much easier to fit in with the audience for these works. It is even a great opportunity to introduce you to the genre, because Tell me Why is as accessible as it is spectacular.

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Jul 14, 2020

In summary we can see how Ghost of Tsushima has ended up being something less than what we would have liked to find. It is a very enjoyable game with a very well done mission system, with an engaging progression and with a first-rate graphic finish and artistic design. However, in addition to all the benefits, other dark points must be spotted, because in some aspects it seems that some time has been lacking to polish some aspects that could have turned it into a great work. The story and the narrative lack some strength and the base argument that moves the entire game feels somewhat lazy, this being the main slab that Ghost of Tsushima suffers.

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Jun 12, 2020

The Last of Us 2 is a masterpiece that not only manages to stand toe to toe with the first entry, it even surpasses it. The story of TLOU2 introduces a narrative concept which is very different from what we are used to, and it keeps on surprising us again and again. Furthermore its landscapes, gameplay and visuals will forever remain with the players as the highest expression of videogames ever achieved on the PlayStation 4.

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9.7 / 10.0 - Death Stranding
Nov 1, 2019

Death Stranding is one the best games to be found in PS4. Kojima-san delivers an open world in which we have to represent a bridge between the narrative of the game and other players in order to keep moving forward as part of a world that needs us. The game introduces characters that keep on evolving until we reach an ending for the ages through a story told like very few would be able to. Death Stranding knows how to toy with our emotions, and it manages to arise anguish, tension, solitude, sorrow, joy and provides a conclusion that completely stuns us. The end is only the beginning.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Days Gone
Apr 25, 2019

Sadly, Days Gone ends up as a failure regarding the attempt of creating one of the best survival games in the market. Despite of the fact that it is a fun game, it has far too many errors to be considered a must-have title. The story is inconsistent, the missions tend to become repetitive and there are a lot of problems regarding stability as well as bugs that, all in all, make this one of the weakest exclusive game to be found on the PlayStation 4.

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8 / 10.0 - Just Cause 4
Dec 13, 2018

Just Cause 4 is a very funny game but with a shallow and very repetitive story. A game with lights and shadows that does not manage to be outstanding despite trying

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Oct 25, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 is, without a shred of doubt, a new masterpiece brought to us by Rockstar. The new entry by the company has managed to achieve excellence in gameplay, storytelling and technical aspects. In the end, Rockstar has been successful in pushing the franchise to its limits in order to create one of the most complete games of all time.

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Sep 25, 2018

FIFA 19 on Nintendo Switch offers an experience almost on par with the other versions of the game. This version's visuals are kind of weak on TV mode, however, it also proves to be enough when playing on handheld mode. Furthermore, it features all of the available options for the Champions League, the Ultimate Team as well as other game mode.

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