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Favorite Games:
  • DooM (the original one!)

6 games reviewed
80.5 average score
85 median score
50.0% of games recommended
Scores 18.5 higher than average

Claudio Todeschini's Reviews

I've been working as a videogame journalist since last millenium, and for one magazine only: The Games Machine, the most prominent and longest standing videogame magazine in Italy (the first issue was published in 1988!). I started as a humble slav-- staff writer, and slowly made my way to editor in chief, my third greatest achievement of my life (the first one was marrying my wonderful wife, and the second one are my delightful daughters).
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The Games Machine
Claudio Todeschini
Nov 8, 2017

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a bold, badass statement about the power of single player games: a great, dirty and excessive story, an unforgettable cast of characters, that puts the game up there with the likes of Grand Theft Auto and Tarantino. The gameplay offers great freedom for the player, whether he likes mayhem or a more stealthy approach, and it's incredibly rewarding either way. A truly must-have for fans of clever, well-designed FPS action.

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The Games Machine
Claudio Todeschini
Nov 7, 2017

The new Need for Speed has some serious problems that need to be addressed: mainly, the over-use of loot boxes (and microtransactions) and a broken progression system that relies too much on randomness and grinding. The story is cringeworthy, full of bidimensional characters and annoying catch-phrases. All that being said, the arcade driving model is accessible and extremely fun as always, and the open world is pretty big and full of activities that can keep the player engaged for a long time. Oh, and you're gonna spend a lot of time in the garage pimping your ride.

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The Games Machine
Claudio Todeschini
7.9 / 10.0 - Trackmania² Lagoon
May 22, 2017

The Trackmania formula is still a winner, but this is definitely not the best offering around: at the same price, you could play the much better Trackmania 2 Canyon or, if you're looking for the whole experience, the complete collection (at double the price) will give you everything.

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The Games Machine
Claudio Todeschini
9.1 / 10.0 - Thimbleweed Park
Mar 29, 2017

It's basically a paradox, but we need to party like it's 1986 to find a game so beautiful, polished, deep and fun. Everything, in Thimbleweed Park, works like clockwork (better yet, like a pendulum clock in the hall of a creepy mansion), and at the end of the day is one of the finest adventures you'll play this year, and probably one of the best ever made.

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The Games Machine
Claudio Todeschini
Mar 21, 2017

Table Top Racing: World Tour is not a bad game per se, but it lacks the "spark" we felt playing classics of the genre like Re-Volt or MicroMachines. There's a lot of content to go through, tons of events and championships to win, but at the same time there's lot of repetitiveness, and the AI-controlled cars can be real jerks. The biggest flaw, however, is the lack of a split-screen multiplayer mode.

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The Games Machine
Claudio Todeschini
8.5 / 10.0 - Stories Untold
Mar 2, 2017

Stranger Things meets Zork. Stories Untold starts as an experimental text adventure set in the 80s, full of lo-fi technology, nostalgia and terrible text parsers, and it slowly becomes a creepy, captivating story you won't forget soon.

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