Reid McCarter


72 games reviewed
70.0 average score
70 median score
34.3% of games recommended
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It's surprising that, given the breadth of activities on offer, State of Decay manages to make every one of its objectives feel essential to the overall experience.

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Nov 18, 2013

Enemy Within [is] not only an excellent expansion, but a more fully formed vision of the base game as well.

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Nov 26, 2013

Stick it to the Man is a game that seems almost too obviously referential to a subversive subculture to look as bright and be as assertive as it is. But that doesn't stop it from being as boldly weird (and ultimately super funny) as it is.

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Unscored - Tearaway
Nov 27, 2013

Tearaway takes its developers’ aims further by coupling the tactile nature of touch screens with constant prompts to bring the player’s face, surroundings, fingers, and creativity into most every gameplay scenario.

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9 / 10.0 - The Banner Saga
Jan 23, 2014

The Banner Saga's combination of well-designed strategy gameplay with grand storytelling make for an exceptional title.

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71 / 100 - Bravely Default
Feb 6, 2014

Bravely Default is, for better or worse, a pretty good '90s RPG

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This is as good as Resident Evil 4 has ever been and that will likely be more than enough for anyone interested in the re-release.

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6 / 10.0 - Betrayer
Apr 1, 2014

The same design elements that give the experience [of playing Betrayer] such a wonderfully palpable sense of dread are misused to the point of tedium.

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3 / 10.0 - Daylight
May 5, 2014

The promise of Daylight—never feeling safe because random scares defy predictability—ends up seeming like the main cause of its problems instead of a genre-changing bit of design.

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May 8, 2014

The Last Tinker, despite nailing the aesthetic of the games that inspired it, doesn't have this strength. For every one of its lovely vistas there is an unsatisfying bit of platforming to be done; for every quirky character there is a group of enemies at which to swing some floaty punches.

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4 / 10.0 - DreadOut
May 20, 2014

Without either a compelling cast or plot, there's little to draw the player into the mundane gameplay.

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9 / 10.0 - Transistor
May 22, 2014

Supergiant Games established itself as a remarkable, highly creative studio with the release of 2011's Bastion, and its sophomore effort proves that the development team isn't running short on worthwhile concepts.

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May 23, 2014

Vagabond Dog has developed a title that, despite its rough edges, ends up offering an interesting look at a character coming to grips with themselves and their place in the world.

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8 / 10.0 - Among the Sleep
May 30, 2014

Among the Sleep is not just a great horror game, but a well-told, emotionally affecting story that has more to offer than just an unique premise.

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Jun 10, 2014

Fortunately, Soul Suspect's fairly uninteresting play takes a backseat to a fast-moving plot that, as predictable as it often is, remains engaging from start to finish.

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3 / 10.0 - Wayward Manor
Jul 18, 2014

I have a feeling that even [Gaiman's] most devoted fans will be disappointed with the experience.

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7 / 10.0 - Halfway
Aug 5, 2014

[Halfway's] developer is an enormous fan of a few things: well-crafted pixel art, 1980s science fiction movies, and XCOM.

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Sep 5, 2014

Every part of [Dead Rising 3] exists in service to the simple act of knocking over zombies like so many shuffling bowling pins.

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Oct 6, 2014

As superb as the experience of simply exploring [The Vanishing of Ethan Carter's] eerie environments is, unravelling the plot's mystery isn't terribly enjoyable.

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7 / 10.0 - Costume Quest 2
Oct 30, 2014

Costume Quest 2 is at its best when the repetitive role-playing combat system takes a backseat to its adventure-style exploration and dialogue.

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