Mario Baccigalupi


25 games reviewed
83.0 average score
83 median score
88.0% of games recommended
Scores 6.0 higher than average

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Mario Baccigalupi
8.5 / 10.0 - Ion Fury
Aug 14, 2019

Ion Fury is a love letter to 90s shooters, especially addressed to Duke Nukem 3D. A well written love letter, although it could have been more varied in some parts.

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8 / 10.0 - Defector
Aug 7, 2019

Are you ready to play the role of a badass secret agent? Despite some undeniable flaws, Twisted Pixel's game let you do it with style. Poor interactivity with the environment and mini-games can awaken abruptly the player from the feeling of "presence", but the variety of action and a fair degree of replayability make Defector a remarkable example of a virtual reality mix, balanced between adventure and action.

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The first episode of Vader Immortal shows all the potential of this VR series: a new way to immerse in the Star Wars universe, perfectly inserted in its narrative canons. The interactive experience is very short but the level of immersion is incredible, far beyond what a simple 360-degree VR movie could ever do.

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9.2 / 10.0 - Metro Exodus
Feb 13, 2019

Metro Exodus should be preservedas a species near to extinction: it is not always perfect, but overall we are facing the best story driven FPS in recent years, crafted with love, much more freedom but still impressive in its narrative, graphical and playable level of details.

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Jul 25, 2018

A survival horror with strong adventure components that perfectly balances non-scripted AI with puzzles and a cohesive tale. [OpenCritic note: Mario Baccigalupi separately reviewed the PC (8.2) and PS4 (8.4) versions. His scores have been averaged.]

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8.4 / 10.0 - Everspace
May 18, 2018

Rockfish roguelite hybrid confirms all its qualities in terms of gameplay concept, graphic features and pure fun. The epilogue remains a little bit disappointing togheter with the not so exellent enemies AI, but the core of the game is great

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8.8 / 10.0 - Frostpunk
Apr 23, 2018

11 bit studios changed radically its formula from This War of Mine, and engaged in a compelling, well-written steampunk odyssey set in a frozen wasteland. The connection between gameplay and dynamic storytelling is impressive, and the result is a great experience.

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7.6 / 10.0 - Impact Winter
Apr 5, 2018

The conversion of Impact Winter took advantage of a great process of polishing (applied to the PC version as well), but it did not turn the game into a masterpiece: the design flaws are still here, as well as the intricate control system and some fuzzy storytelling.

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8.6 / 10.0 - Far Cry 5
Mar 30, 2018

The PC version of Far Cry 5 is, hands down, the best on the market. As usual, the more powerful your PC, the better and more eye-candy the result. Even with mid-sized computer, though, the Montana created by Ubisoft offers truly beautiful sights.

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8.6 / 10.0 - A Way Out
Mar 21, 2018

After the heartwarming Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons, Josef Fares extended the scope of his unique co-operative gameplay, addressing a much wider spectrum of players. There are a lot of gameplay opportunities that, together with a top-notch narrative, create a really engaging and original experience. The execution may not be perfect, but it's a deep and bold work.

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6.7 / 10.0 - Metal Gear Survive
Feb 26, 2018

Let's put aside the controversies about the Metal Gear saga, and talk about the game, and what it can really offer. The idea of mixing the gameplay of Metal Gear Solid V with a survival setting could have really worked, but the truth is that the very foundation of the game is pretty weak and messy. There are some fun and challenging moments, but overall it feels like a wasted opportunity.

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Feb 13, 2018

It's almost impossible not to compare Kingdom Come: Deliverance with the Witcher series: there's absolutely no fantasy in the Warhorse production, but it boasts a strong character, an enormous quantity of content, choices that matter, and an adult and mature storyline. You can't expect the same visual quality or a comparable level of polish (pun intended), but the battles are like nothing you've ever seen, and the depth of the simulation really drags the player into a beautiful medieval novel.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Subnautica
Feb 5, 2018

In terms of settings, gameplay dynamics and sheer fascination, Subnautica is the best single-player survival game out there. It's full of bright discoveries, a great sci-fi experience, and at the same time a cruel and unforgiving survival horror. James Cameron would absolutely love it.

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Mario Baccigalupi
Jan 9, 2018

For the time being, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds won - pun intended - the battle royale of battle royales. This new "gold rush" spawned a good number of decent titles, but the one created by Brendan Greene if by far the best and funniest to play (even if there's still room for improvement).

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Nov 23, 2017

After all the ruckus and the controversies, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 finally reveals itself for what it is: a great Star Wars experience. The new Campaign is definitely well written and thrilling (with some memorable dogfights in the space), and the multiplayer improves everything we already loved in the first Battlefront. There are still some issues with a progression system that relies a little bit too much on randomness, but the game is definitely better off without microtransactions.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Destiny 2
Nov 8, 2017

The PC version of Destiny 2 is everything the game already offers, only better: the loading times are less frustrating, and the graphics really benefit from the extra power of the most recent video cards (framerate, details...). Unfortunately, some of the deplorable connectivity errors already experienced on console found their way on PC as well.

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Nov 8, 2017

The acclaimed Nioh marks its debut on PC without any particular accomplishment or novelties: the PC version, that includes the three previously released DLCs, can either be defined "pure" or "lazy", depending on your point of view. The game is exactly the same we already appreciated on PS4, including the lack of support for mouse and keyboard.

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8.6 / 10.0 - Call of Duty: WWII
Nov 3, 2017

It's been a few years since a Call of Duty this good. The single player campaign is strong, spectacular and gripping (but it could have dared a little bit more); the new War and Headquarters modes are a welcome addition to the series that will please newcomers as well as fans of the series, and the Zombie mode is funnier than ever.

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9.2 / 10.0 - Prey
May 7, 2017

Prey is a great interactive artwork, comprised of a huge, non-linear adventure where the player is truly king, a deep and inspired sci-fi story. Probably the best title ever produced by Arkane Studios, and certainly a must-have for every gamer.

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8.6 / 10.0 - Outlast II
Apr 23, 2017

Everything, in Outlast II, is better than the previous chapter: the story is more deep and articulate, the levels are bigger, the enemies smarter... Well, most of all, it's even scarier. Strap in, it will be one hell of a ride.

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