Jake Yanik


50 games reviewed
79.7 average score
85 median score
64.0% of games recommended
Scores 9.6 higher than average

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Jake Yanik
Feb 28, 2017

Torment is the purest expression of Infinity Engine RPGs we will ever see in the modern age.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Planet Coaster
Feb 6, 2017

It's not a perfect game, but in its own little way, it sort of is, and I'd expect no less from the team that brought us RCT2 and 3

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Jake Yanik
Jan 28, 2017

It's a simple enough formula consisting of shooting and completing objectives—usually by shooting

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9 / 10.0 - Maize
Dec 1, 2016

I mean, once you spoof the recognition software for a door using a coat rack, a jumpsuit, a sweaty headband, and an Etch-a-Sketch depiction Bob’s face, you can start to appreciate the game for what it is: honest, silly storytelling

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8.5 / 10.0 - Creepy Castle
Nov 21, 2016

If Undertale and Cave Story weren’t enough for you, Creepy Castle is the fix you need.

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6 / 10.0 - Syndrome
Nov 18, 2016

Where Syndrome should have been a love letter to classic sci-fi horror games, it instead feels like a drunken, rambling text sent at three in the morning.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Motorsport Manager
Nov 17, 2016

All of the tedium, none of the excitement: Motorsport Manager is the perfect sim to relax to.

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9 / 10.0 - Shadow Warrior 2
Oct 14, 2016

I give it four thumbs up.

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7 / 10.0 - Event[0]
Oct 7, 2016

Event[0] feels a bit like getting HAL9000’d by BMO from Adventure Time

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9 / 10.0 - Unbox
Sep 13, 2016

Unbox took me back to a time when games were about fun.

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9 / 10.0 - N++
Aug 29, 2016

N++ has an excellent blend of stylishly simple visuals and taxing puzzles, all put to an excellent soundtrack.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Phantaruk
Aug 27, 2016

Phantaruk is a first-time survival horror romp that, sadly, tells better than it shows.

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5 / 10.0 - Shattered Skies
Aug 22, 2016

Shattered Skies commits a crime much worse than simply being a bad game; it’s dull. It’s also uninteresting, static, and barren.

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Jake Yanik
6.5 / 10.0 - Dead by Daylight
Aug 11, 2016

A horror experience Dead by Daylight is not.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Starbound
Aug 10, 2016

In its feature-complete state, Starbound feels like a much tighter experience than it had in the past, and rather uniquely for the "Terraria, but…" genre, it actually has its own story that takes players across parts of its randomly generated galaxy and introduces them to the various playable races along the way.

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Jake Yanik
Jun 10, 2016

Much like Vermintide itself, it may not be groundbreaking in any one way, but it's reliably and consistently fun, and still beautifully immersive in that Warhammer sort of way.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Brigador
Jun 2, 2016

If the basic premise of letting loose giant, hulking murder-mechs and terror-tanks on city districts literally full of destructibles and enemies is cool, then the execution is absolutely magnificent.

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Jake Yanik
Mar 25, 2016

Considering that it’s both free and quite probably the best ARPG that we’ll ever see, I can think of no valid excuse not to give it a whirl.

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Jake Yanik
Mar 15, 2016

I may wish a plague of locusts on Ubisoft support, but I tip my hat to the masters over at Massive Entertainment.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Stardew Valley
Mar 7, 2016

Stardew Valley has been the most rich and heartwarming experience I've had in a game in years.

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