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James Berich

Perth, Western Australia

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

126 games reviewed
74.6 average score
80 median score
46.4% of games recommended

James Berich's Reviews

A sucker for atmosphere and world building. An immersive sim romantic.
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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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10 / 10 - Resident Evil 2
Jan 23, 2019

Resident Evil 2 takes a masterpiece and twists it until it resembles something completely new without betraying the spirit of the original.

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10 / 10.0 - DOOM Eternal
Mar 17, 2020

Doom Eternal is a bigger and better sequel in practically every way.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Control
Aug 26, 2019

Control is a slick and stylish win for Remedy, their best work yet. With strong combat, an engaging story and striking visuals, Control is a masterclass in both style and substance. It's abstract, it's bold, and it's wicked fun.

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9 / 10 - Mortal Kombat X
Apr 13, 2015

Given how easy it is for the Mortal Kombat series to fall into the habit of employing over convoluted mechanics to the point where it isn’t fun to play anymore, Mortal Kombat X is a triumph.

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9 / 10 - The Swapper
Aug 5, 2015

The Swapper is a fantastic puzzle game that combines a fantastically realised, isolated atmosphere with a minimalist and yet intriguing narrative. Its combination of subtle horror elements and puzzles gameplay make it a game that can be played by anyone of any predisposition, whether they like scarier games or not.

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May 23, 2014

Wolfenstein: The New Order is a fantastic first person shooter that manages to provide a classical experience without feeling archaic and dated.

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Sep 10, 2015

Super Mario Maker isn’t something I necessarily thought that I’d want to play but after spending some serious time with it I’m happy to say I’m almost in love with it.

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9 / 10 - Persona 5
Apr 12, 2017

Persona 5 is one of the best role playing games that I’ve played in years. It’s both a colourful and psychological journey through student life and the darker side of humanity. Combine this story of intrigue with multiple comprehensive systems that are all a joy to get lost in and you’ve got something truly special. While some minor pacing issues and some rigidity with how time is managed bring the experience down somewhat, Persona 5 is a game that everybody should play.

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Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda manages to successfully bring back the sense of exploration and discovery that fans have longed for since the original Mass Effect, whilst honing and improving the already enjoyable combat mechanics of Mass Effect 3. The result is something truly special – a metaphorical slow burn, a hybrid that is sure to appeal to fans of both the original game and its flashier sequels. Despite this, Andromeda is hampered slightly by its lack of visual polish and presentation, which can kill the wonder and fantasy as quickly as it builds it.

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