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Philipp Weinbrecht

Munich
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Favorite Games:
  • Age of Empires 2
  • No One Lives Forever
  • Quantum Break

5 games reviewed
80.0 average score
100.0% of games recommended

Philipp Weinbrecht's Reviews

Podcaster. Writer. Content Creator. Loves Retro and 8-Bit. Also: Fan of strategy-games and fast-paced oldschool-shooters.
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Unscored - World War Z
May 13, 2019

When it comes to zombies, I MUST have a look - and look, World War Z is a hell of a lot of fun. When you are exposed to this gigantic zombie mass for the first time and desperately try to hold a position, your fingers get sweaty. Especially at the beginning it's these moments that hide many technical shortcomings. But after several hours the "Oh, man!" and "Fuck, really now?" moments accumulate. If the developers diligently polish up here and add new content as planned, then these annoyances gradually disappear and allow an undisturbed look at a surprisingly good and fun co-op game, which could actually be a serious alternative to Valves' aging king on the Undead Throne.

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Cybarian is an entertaining, crisp retro platformer with a loving look, a cool soundtrack and some nice details. The just four varied levels can be solved by experienced players in well under an hour; in the first round of the game it probably takes two to three hours, depending on your skill, to learn and master all the mechanisms and traps. Considering that the game is available for less than 5 Euro, this is okay from my point of view. If you're in the mood for a bit of crunchy pixel art action again, you won't go wrong with Cybarian.

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We're not gonna take it! Bigger, louder, weirder and more political: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus ups the ante compared to its predecessor and delivers an entertaining action-festival, combined with a thrilling story in a crazy "what if"-scenario. It fixes most of Wolfenstein's problems and throws the player from one over-the-top moment into another, while at the same time making him think about real-life politics and actual problems in today's crazy world - as long as you don't play the German version, which alters the alternate history to the point of complete ignorance.

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The Civilization-series has always been a game near to perfection within its own universe and over the past years, every new game made just some slight but useful changes to please the fans and give every round a new, exciting twist. So, it's not a big surprise, that almost nothing changed this year - but the features that have changed almost make it a completely new game. Despite the new, amazing visuals there's this new thing called "districts" and after being uncertain in the beginning, I now can't image how I could ever play a Civilization without this feature. Of course, the new (and old) leaders and nations still are amazing and everytime, I wanted to quit the game, I took "just another, last round". I don't need to tell you, this never worked, right?

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Oct 5, 2016

The Coalition had to deal with a heavy burden but they really nailed it: Gears of War 4 takes the right steps in a big, beloved franchise and adds small, but smart new touches to the great predecessors while at the same time expanding the universe with a new story and new heroes. On the other hand, the game lacks those big, epic, rememberable moments, that make the fans talk about the old games even today. Sometimes, it felt to me, The Coalition tried to play it too safe and only unleashing the full potential very close to the end. I hope, they'll unleash the inner beast in the next installment.

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