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Davide Mancini

Naples, Italy
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143 games reviewed
78.0 average score
80 median score
54.5% of games recommended
8 / 10.0 - FIFA 23
Oct 4, 2022

FIFA 23 is the perfect goodbye party for the EA Sports franchise. HyperMotion 2.0 is brilliant in portraying intensity, dynamism and hi-tense rhythm football. The gameplay is hectic and engaging, even though quite unbalanced in terms of offensive/defensive action and the goalkeepers AI is quite questionable. If you like offensive football and epic individual duels, FIFA 23 will provide hours of fun both in single and multiplayer, while the "new" Ultimate Teams works great.

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9 / 10.0 - NBA 2K23
Sep 27, 2022

NBA 2K23 is one of the best entry in the series so far, thanks to its devout tribute to the story of the sport and a few gameplay innovations. ERA MyNBA e the Jordan Challanges represent the best example of sport digital storyitelling in the world of videogames, while MyTeam and MyCareer suffer from the usual monetization policy, even if The City is far more engaging than the last year. On the court NBA 2K23 is a solid basketball experience, with a new shooting system that feels simple and consistent.

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9 / 10.0 - Immortality
Aug 30, 2022

The most ambitious and intense Sam Barlow's game is a brilliant interactive mockumentary about movies and our relationship with the sense of narration.

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7 / 10.0 - Hindsight
Aug 3, 2022

Hindsight is a short and compelling adventure about memories and identity. When mechanics, storytelling and rhythm blends together, Joel McDonald's game is brilliant and gives wonderful perspective about our relationship with our past and with the people we love. On the other hand, the sleek and very keen mechanic which the game is based on, sometimes feels like nothing more than an aesthetic exercise and some bits of the game are less entertaining and meaningful.

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7.8 / 10.0 - As Dusk Falls
Jul 18, 2022

As Dusk Falls works as an intense first season of TV show who just you can't stop binge watch. Interior/Night cinematic adventure works great when tries to depict how three destinies are entwined after a dramatic moment lived together, while sometimes fails to build drama in believable way. Anyway, the strange mix between thriller, teen drama and family story delivers an empathetic narration and compelling gameplay, with some minor flaws here and there.

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Jul 17, 2022

Matchpoint Tennis Championships delivers a quite average tennis simulation physics wise, but fails to offer a compelling experience in terms of overall gameplay. A shallow IA, a flat career and some hiccups during the rallies make the game fall short in intensity and fun after a few hours. If you have Xbox Game Pass, though, the game can offer some fun in multiplayer.

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8 / 10.0 - F1 22
Jun 27, 2022

F1 22 is amazing on track, delivering great fun and thrilling action to all F1 fans. Physics and the new driving model, even if through the usual simcade lens, stage unpredictable and intense races. On the other hand, F1 Life and Supercar are shallow addition, very far from Codemasters standards in terms of quality and attention to the details. Overall, the New Era of F1 is brilliant of track, while not-so-new in terms of experience outside the paddock.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is like having an arcade at home, filled with joy, memories and a brilliant take on classic beat'em up. It's not perfect, it doesn't have huge amount of contents, it's never too original but well, Tribute Games take on Ninja Turtles is simply fun to play and stunning to admire. Good alone, great with friends, it's a love letter to arcade gaming without stressint too much on the nostalgia effect.

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9 / 10.0 - Card Shark
Jun 2, 2022

Between court intrigues, disguises, deceptions and sleight of hand, Card Shark tells an historical era through a story, which, like the truth, is a prism with well-defined faces capable of reflecting light in an iridescent way. Nerial new game is a brilliant take on narrative adventure and card games, where the gameplay makes you feel in the mind of a real cheater in his never ending game against the destiny in search of freedom.

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7 / 10.0 - Roller Champions
May 31, 2022

Roller Champions has got great potential, but it lacks of precise route to realize that potential. The core of the game is good and if played with a team of friends delivers ton of fun, while playing with random teams can be a chaotic and frustrating experience. The matchmaking at the moment is awkward and slow and there's no much content apart 3vs3 matches. Roller Champions is a long shot by Ubisoft, and only support and community will tell us if it will be a Rainbow Six Sieg kind of story, or a sad Hyper Scape reprise.

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8 / 10.0 - Freud's Bones
May 25, 2022

Freud's Bones offers a brilliant take on psychoanalysis in the form of a point and click story driven adventure. The sessions with the patients are great, interesting and depict the complexity of human nature, while the other gameplay mechanics are sometimes a bit clumsy. Overall the storytelling is compelling, authentic, and it's worth the 5 hours trip, even if the game feels sometimes unbalanced and chaotic.

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May 18, 2022

Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong is a brilliant adaptation of the themes, the atmosphere and the mood of the homonymous pen and paper RPG. The alchemical mix between cinematic adventure and light RPG works great and Big Bad Wolf Studio gives a fresh take on the concept of "playing a role" in a video game. It's a pity that technically wise the game sometimes doesn't stand up to its own ambitions.

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8 / 10.0 - MotoGP 22
Apr 21, 2022

MotoGP 22 is a "sidestep" for the series, in a year substantially of transition towards a more intense narrative of the race atmosphere, proposes a slightly more simulative riding model than last year, but with a too steep learning curve and some accessibility problems. Anyway NINE Season 2009 is worth the ride, because is a brillaint take on narrative and documentary in a videogame.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok is fun and rich but shallow expansion. The mythic take on Assassin's Creed adventure could have been great thanks to a nice setting and the new powers, but it feels just another skin of the same structure, which works, yes, but after more than 100 hours, it probably needed something more.

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8 / 10.0 - A Musical Story
Mar 27, 2022

A Musical Story is a warm, interesting and charming small adventure about songwriting and inspiration with, at its core, an essential, but not shallow, rhythm game. It looks and plays as a 70s rock concept album and lingers through solos, emotional spikes and perfect esecution. Sometimes is a bit unfair, but well, the road to perfection can be harsh.

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9.4 / 10.0 - Gran Turismo 7
Mar 2, 2022

Gran Turismo 7 brings the best experience on track of the series, in an episode which links together the past, the present and the future of the franchise. Despite some minor flaws in terms of AI and collisions, the balance between simulation and accessibility is simply perfect, and DualSense is incredible. In terms of content, career mode shines and let players discover the history of automotive with love and passion, while multiplayer and custom events will let live Gran Turismo 7 for long long time.

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7.8 / 10.0 - GRID Legends
Feb 25, 2022

GRID Legends goes on the most arcade soul of Codemasters by focusing on quantity and fun. Driven to Glory, the story mode, is quite a disaster and the Career progression is a bit chaotic, but the game has so much content to offer to enjoy. Codemasters achieves to bring thrilling races on the screen and the idea to have the chance to play every single mode in multiplayer is a nice touch to strengthen the experience of a fun and compelling aracade racing game.

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Feb 14, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West expands, improves and deepens all aspects of Horizon Zero Dawn. Guerrilla Games brought to life an incredible open world with fun mechanics, intriguing storytelling and meaningful interactions, despite some technical imperfections.

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9 / 10.0 - OlliOlli World
Feb 3, 2022

OlliOlli World is simply brilliant. It's a hymn to gameplay, joy and the search for the perfect run. Mixing up old school platforming and a very keen skate simulation, Roll7 created a clever, fun and compelling adventure on wheels.

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7.8 / 10.0 - Windjammers 2
Jan 20, 2022

Windjammers is back and Dotemu did a terrific job giving to this classic game a proper and stylish sequel. All the players who loved the original game will find a pure gameplay experience with a couple of interesting new twist. On the other hand, content wise the game will not please who is looking to a meaningful single player experience and the arcade leagcy of Windjammers will rely only on the multiplayer mode.

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