Thomas Pillon


93 games reviewed
69.7 average score
70 median score
49.5% of games recommended

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Thomas Pillon

20 years after its first release, the Ace Attorney series reminds us how strong and unpredictable Shu Takumi's writing feels. With those linked three episodes, there is no reason not to enter the courtroom once again, even though Capcom could frankly have worked on some tiny options and bonuses to please the fans of old Nick.

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Apr 5, 2019

Despite its title, Danganronpa Trilogy is nothing but a shiny new PlayStation 4 disc case including both Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload and Danganronpa V3 : Killing Harmony. So there is nothing more to expect from it than three very good twisted visual novels reunited at last. SO much for the bonuses though.

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Mar 29, 2019

Final Fantasy VII on Switch could easily have been one of the console's must have : its undeniable charm still works more than 20 years after its original release, but this stingy port still contains the horrible French localization from 1997, as well as the old PS4 bug which constantly reset the beautiful sounds of Nobuo Uematsu.

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Mar 27, 2019

Following the series trademark mix of platformer and exploration, Yoshi's Crafted World delivers a pleasing experience, thanks to its both sides levels, with plenty of items to find and collect. Unfortunately, the game tries to hard to increase its lifetime by making the player go through the same levels over and over again. With stronger efforts on the soundtrack and and a better emphasis on the technical part, Yoshi's Crafted World could easily have been one of the best episodes of the series.

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7 / 10 - Golf Peaks
Mar 23, 2019

Golf Peaks is the very same game which came out on any mobile phone store back in 2018. Without any new addition, Afterburn's puzzle game still delivers quite a dozen of pleasant challenges, thanks to its Joy-Con or touchscreen controls. Unfortunately, the game's difficulty remains unchanged, and those golf puzzles will be done in no time, leaving the player wanting for way much more.

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9 / 10 - Baba Is You
Mar 18, 2019

Under the tune of a minimalist semantic puzzle game, Baba is You hides an extraordinary experience that will take you to the frontiers of reason and logic. By inviting the player to constantly change the rules of the game, Arvi Teikari makes every element present on the screen a potential source of interaction, and offers the genre a concept as diabolical as it is audacious.

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The Legacy of the First Blade last part delivers a clumsy conclusion to Assassin's Creed Odyssey journey, by recycling the same missions and mechanics once more, only to lead its story to the end and satisfy some fans of the saga. With a single naval battle, a kind of cheated new ability and a bland last boss, this third DLC runs short on idea, and do not reach the quality of Assassin's Creed Odyssey main story.

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Mar 5, 2019

Eight years after the original Wii version, this Extra Epic Yarn comes back on the old 3DS console, with a new diabolical mode which brings ' tiny bit of challenge to an overall very easy game. Its two new mini-games might be now enough to bring back the players of 2010, especially with a lower frame rate and no 3D effects at all. Still, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn still is a good platformer and might satisfy 3DS owners.

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6 / 10 - Eastshade
Mar 2, 2019

Eastshade delivers an original first person walker experience with its anthropomorphic world where all you have to do is paint. Too bad its lacky graphics and chaotic frame rate ruins the mood more than once, because its wonderful soundtrack leaves the player with a strange bliss sensation. The benefit of a walk in the forest, no doubt.

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8 / 10 - APE OUT
Feb 28, 2019

Ape Out is a clever mix somewhere between the twin stick shooter and the beat'em all genres, which rely on its colorful yet simple visuals and a fantastic sound design focus solely on the drums to deliver a violent and quite unique experience in a very, very difficult adventure to freedom. Those brave enough to fight hundreds of armed to the teeth guards will experience a tough but rewarding game will enjoy its beautiful artistic direction for sure.

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8 / 10 - Trials Rising
Feb 25, 2019

Trials Rising sticks to its roots by offering and fun and challenging trip around the world, putting aside the flashy neon look of its previous entry. Its various locations and constant humour will as usual keeps players hooked up for hours, thanks to a solid content and a heavy soundtrack that might have benefit from more diversity.

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Feb 18, 2019

Eighteen years after its original release on PlayStation, Final Fantasy IX is back on Switch, but with all the flaws inherited from the PC/PS4 port of 2017. But in the end, its compressed soundtrack and smartphone interface will not make us forget the greatness of such an adventure, which could have benefit from a sweeter launch price.

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Feb 15, 2019

Necrosphere is a tough, ruthless but fair challenge which takes a shiny new take at the 2D platformer genre by reducing its controls to a strange minimum. With only two buttons to cope with the progressive range of movements, players will have to learn how to master the game's mecanics. Thank to the addition of an even more hardcore bonus, the main game short's length will keep players awake for more.

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7 / 10 - My Memory of Us
Jan 28, 2019

Sending the player at the heart of the horrors of World War II inside Warsaw Ghetto, My Memories of Us uses the conflict to tell a beautiful story of childhood friendship, telling this part of history through their own eyes. With its classic mecanics and some inacurrate collisions, Juggler's game still have a certain charm thanks to its beautifl artistic direction and soundtrack.

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7 / 10 - Pikuniku
Jan 22, 2019

Despite its childish look, Pikuniku tells us a revolutionary tale of a random guy joining a resistance group fighting against an evil corporation. Funny until the end, Devolver's new game may mostly count on its strange physics, even to the point of frustration when the game asks for strong platformer parts. The two-player mode might balance a very short length though.

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With this second episode, The Legacy of the First Blade knifes all the roleplay Ubisoft spent dozens of hours to build in a three-hour short and highly questionable story. Even the great battleships and a brand new weapon wil not save Assassin's Creed Odyssey from this wrongly twisted cliffhanger that might disappoint most adventurers out there.

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Jan 17, 2019

With this new Switch port, The Office Quest might find a new audience : with this very fun parody of a splenetic and standardised office space, 11 Sheep's point'n click delivers a universal message. Fun and caustic all the way, The Office Quest still suffers from a strong classicism that will make it a short trip for the genre veterans.

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Ten years after the original, Mario & Luigi's third adventure makes a great come bakc, thanks to its graphic renewal and the addition of a new campaign, once again staring Bowser Jr. Whether you already played the game or not, this reedition of one of the best episodes the series delivers should definitively be worth your time.

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Jan 7, 2019

Battle Princess Madelyn tries to deliver a new twist to the old Ghosts'n Goblins formula. Unfortunately, its broken level design forbids Causal Games hommage to reach the same heights as Arthur's adventure. With no clues on what to do or where to go, even players looking for a tough challenge will only consider the arcade mode worthy of interest, if they want to enjoy the game's gorgeous graphics and art direction.

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9 / 10 - GRIS
Dec 13, 2018

With its first game, the newborn Nomada Studio hit the sky. With its striking evocative force, GRIS not only pleases the eyes, thanks to Conrad Roset's beautiful art style, but speaks to all of our senses. Revealing its numerous tricks one by one, the game succeed in delivering both splendid an complex visuals without ever getting frustrating. Worn by a sumptuous soundtrack which tells the story as much as the background, GRIS is nothing but a true masterpiece.

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