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James Berich

Perth, Western Australia

Favorite Games:
  • Resident Evil (2002)
  • Metroid Prime
  • Deus Ex

163 games reviewed
75.7 average score
80 median score
52.5% of games recommended

James Berich's Reviews

A sucker for atmosphere and world building. An immersive sim romantic.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a pretty worthy follow up to Guardian of Light. It takes the things that made the original game so good, like great puzzles and well thought out attempts to add replayability, and brings them into a new setting and story fully intact.

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Jan 18, 2016

After all is said and done, it sounds like I’m being extremely rough on Resident Evil Zero but it’s still a pretty competent classic Resident Evil game.

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Feb 15, 2016

Street Fighter V is one of the hardest things that I’ve ever had to definitively give a grade to.

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Feb 21, 2016

Far Cry Primal feels like a missed opportunity hampered by what we can only assume is it’s budget.

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Apr 4, 2016

Resident Evil 6 returns to the new generation of consoles with a small range of improvements.

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9 / 10 - Overwatch
May 30, 2016

Overwatch is, without a doubt, a triumph in almost every aspect. It manages to bring a bright and colourful aesthetic to a genre that has previously been reluctant to do so.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter feels about on par with previous games in the series.

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Jun 22, 2016

When Capcom released Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City I thought they couldn’t put their publishing name to a title any worse. It felt awfully generic, it didn’t play all that great and it liberally reinterpreted Resident Evil in a way that rubbed me the wrong way as a fan.

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Jul 2, 2016

Coming right off the back of Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil 5 is an experience that really should not be missed.

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3 / 10 - 7 Days to Die
Jul 16, 2016

7 Days To Die has a compelling premise and concept that slowly disappears as players begin to play more and more of it.

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Jul 18, 2016

Song of the Deep is a very mixed experience but one that should be experienced at least once. On one hand you’ve got a breathtakingly beautiful rendition of the deep sea that progressively gets both more intense and intimidating as you descend into its depths. You’ve got a genuinely loveable protagonist with a great journey to undertake. You’ve even got a large map that’s quite fun to explore.

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10 / 10 - Abzu
Aug 1, 2016

ABZÛ is exactly what it appears to be – it's a linear game that encourages players to dive into its deep waters and interact with nature.

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7 / 10 - ReCore
Sep 11, 2016

When I first sat down with ReCore there was one burning question that I wanted to answer. Was it a budget game? Was the $49.95AU price point indicative of the game’s quality? For the most part, I’m inclined to answer no.

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Sep 13, 2016

BioShock: The Collection is an amazing effort. BioShock 1, 2 and Infinite all look their very best and plenty of effort has gone into making each of the games stand up to today’s lofty visual standards.

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Sep 21, 2016

The trio of Dead Rising remasters are much harder to indiscriminately recommend to any players

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Oct 5, 2016

Gears of War 4 represents the next level of classic Gears of War gameplay.

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9 / 10 - Dishonored 2
Nov 13, 2016

Dishonored 2 is a huge triumph, managing to achieve the lofty goal of outdoing its predecessor in almost every way.

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Regardless of what you think about the quality or effort put into this remaster, the underlying games that inhabit Ezio Collection are still very solid games, with a lot of great content to plough through for a reasonable asking price. It's just a little bit of a shame that these don't have the wow factor that improved models or even 60fps might have brought. Still, an improvement is an improvement, if only slight.

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7 / 10 - Eagle Flight
Nov 22, 2016

After spending some solid time with Eagle Flight it's so, so hard to put into words just how I feel about it. The game itself, as an entire package, is an admirable effort. Eagle Flight obviously started out as a tech demo of sorts but the developers have done a great job of expanding it into a full (albeit, lower priced) experience. Eagle Flight does have its fair share of issues – namely whether it's truly worth the price of entry and whether it'll have longevity.

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Jan 24, 2017

Resident Evil 7: biohazard manages to successfully consolidate the exploratory, slower paced, tension filled gameplay of the early games with the modernised visuals and technology of today. A new first person viewpoint will prove controversial with more seasoned veterans but such a change allows Resident Evil 7 to feel fresher than ever before. Make no mistakes, Resident Evil 7 is a victorious progression for the franchise which successfully melds new with old. The weight and harshness that technology like Playstation VR brings to the scares and tension is especially welcome.

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