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Davide Mancini

Naples, Italy
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146 games reviewed
77.9 average score
80 median score
54.1% of games recommended
7.8 / 10.0 - Tales of Berseria
Jan 23, 2017

Despite an old-gen graphics engine and some balancing issues, Tales of Berseria is an ambitious title, with rock-solid writing and a rather deep gameplay. It could have been bolder, but the new installment in the Tales saga is an enjoyable experience, one that the fans of the saga will definitely love.

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Feb 19, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn is an instant classic: tough, challenging, huge, incredibly fun to play. It's the new definition of the videogame in the most classical way, where the center of the experience is the genuine entertainment of the player. There are some minor flaws here and there, and the narrative isn't as strong as it could've been, but nonetheless, it's the best action game of this generation.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Nier: Automata
Mar 5, 2017

This new game from Platinum Games is far from perfect: it's raw, complex, sometimes even too challenging, and yet it's almost an authentic masterpiece. The unique vision of Yoko Taro, together with the strong personality of the characters, the deep and ever-changing gameplay, yield a real gem in the videogame landscape.

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5 / 10.0 - Kona
Mar 20, 2017

The debut title from Parabole shows us that a good, well written story and a fascinating setting aren't enough to create a convincing narrative first person adventure. The derivative gameplay is often sloppy and confused, resulting in an experience far from engaging or satisfying. Technically more than modest, it's a game we could not recommend, not even to the fans of the genre.

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Apr 3, 2017

The remastered edition of Parappa the Rapper is like an old tape found in a drawer: despite the (sometimes) cranky sound, it could be an authentic gem, for someone else, it's probably just an old, worthless gimcrack.

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6.8 / 10.0 - Future Unfolding
Apr 5, 2017

You can love Future Unfolding, or you can hate it. If you like to explore game design and experience something truly unique, you could definitely love it. Unfortunately, the intriguing concept gets often trapped in a rigid gameplay, and that's where hate comes in. When it works, Future Unfolding is a real pleasure to watch and play.

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8.7 / 10.0 - MLB 17: The Show
Apr 11, 2017

A must-have for every baseball fan out there, MLB The Show 17 improves everything over the previous chapter, delivering a game that's beautiful to see, but even more beautiful to play, especially the new storyline mode.

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Apr 20, 2017

Behind the creepy mood and the awesome graphics, Little Nightmares has very little (pun intended) to say, gameplay-wise. Too simple, with some basic platforming and uninspired stealth sections.

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6.2 / 10.0 - Syberia 3
Apr 25, 2017

Despite being a technical disaster, the first hours of Syberia 3 are promising. Unfortunately, the game quickly gets too nostalgic, without finding the courage to complete the renovation process we all expected. A real missed opportunity.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Puyo Puyo Tetris
May 1, 2017

The perfect mix between two great puzzle games, much more enjoyable in multiplayer than in single player.

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May 4, 2017

The Franz Kafka Videogame is an exquisite recipe that combines books, videogames and a great art direction, and the overall result is pretty unique. Unfortunately the puzzles, albeit well-thought, require not always clear and require a good knowledge of the author. The gameplay is best suited for a mobile experience, anyway.

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May 9, 2017

A game that talks about death, but in doing so it becomes an unforgettable love song to life. Giant Sparrow raises the bar for "walking simulators", thanks to an amazing story told through compelling gameplay ideas and some real, deep environmental storytelling.

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6 / 10.0 - NBA Playgrounds
May 11, 2017

An excellent idea, a not so excellent execution. A great filler for a play night with friends, but its charm rapidly fades, mostly because of some prominent balancing issues.

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8 / 10.0 - Bounty Train
May 15, 2017

Bounty Train is an incredibly complex title, with almost endless possibilities for the player, but at the same time it's accessible and fun, albeit a little bit repetitive.

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8.7 / 10.0 - RiME
May 24, 2017

The new game from Tequila Works doesn't do anything new, but everything is truly unique, touching, poetic. A wonderful mediterranean adventure with some nice puzzles and a moving finale.

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Jun 4, 2017

WipEout is a religion, the air brakes are its ministers, and speed is its only temple. Omega Collection is the celebration of its creed, the three chapters of the saga gathered in one, thrilling experience. If you love speed, you can't possibly want to miss it.

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7.6 / 10.0 - Beat Cop
Jun 11, 2017

Beat Cop is an intriguing and entertaining re-imagining of the police TV shows of the ’80s, with a clever design, some action and lot of choices for the player. There are always too many things to do, and too little time to do them, and as any real cop knows, boredom is part of the process.

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MXGP3 is a transitional chapter in the motocross saga from Milestone. The potential is huge, but the debut of the Unreal Engine 4 in the game is quite disappointing. The new handling model is largely amendable, and the AI is worse than the previous chapters. Overall MXGP3 is a fun game, but surely not the best in the series.

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6.2 / 10.0 - MotoGP 17
Jul 5, 2017

MotoGP is basically Valentino Rossi: The Game without The Italian Doctor. The game still works, and it's still fun, but it seems like the devs are waiting for the next year to finally bring the series into a new era.

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Jul 28, 2017

Vicarious Visions did a great job in preserving the original vibe of the Bandicoot saga while giving a brand new contemporary look to the games. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a great journey through the PSX age without the aging effect, and it's a solid comeback for Crash. The three platform games are still fun today, and Warped is as amazing as it was almost 20 years ago. Maybe the design of the first, iconic, chapter is a little bit old-fashioned, but overall the collection has a great value both for nostalgic players and newcomers.

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