Francisco Maia


23 games reviewed
79.3 average score
82 median score
73.9% of games recommended
Scores 1.8 higher than average

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PSX Brasil
Francisco Maia
Dec 31, 2018

Although the existence of an Arcade Mode offers a more enjoyable experience and should please retrogamers, it is unfortunate that the length of the dungeons and the repetitiveness compromises the enjoyment of the ambitious story mode. Madelyn's adventure is problematic and needed more development time. The potential is there, it just needed a bit more of effort.

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Francisco Maia
85 / 100 - The Forest
Nov 21, 2018

A hybrid of horror and survival, with ample freedom in gameplay, The Forest is another formidable addition to the PlayStation 4 library. It could be better in some details, but it's a unique game because of its construction system. The coop campaign is extraordinary and represents the best way to enjoy the game, so be persuasive and convince some friends to travel along through this mysterious island.

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PSX Brasil
Francisco Maia

Requiem is a poor collection, without relevant extras and permeated by technical problems. The drawbacks should displease enthusiasts of the series, however the two games are perfectly playable. In short, the port is bad, but the games are great. If Castlevania is an important series for you, it is worth revisiting in order to secure that special platinum trophy on your gamer resume.

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Francisco Maia
82 / 100 - Mega Man 11
Oct 1, 2018

The project resulting from the 30-year celebration of the series could be better, with more content and variety. However, Mega Man 11 is a good game and its existence deserves to be embraced by the fans. With this new edition, Capcom has created a great base and gameplay model, making room for future Mega Man games to be even more incredible.

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PSX Brasil
Francisco Maia

Even considering the mediocre soundtrack, the return of the Dragon Quest main series on a PlayStation platform could not be more special. The eleventh edition of the franchise is exceptional and complete. Not only the best way to revisit a beloved genre in recent times, Dragon Quest XI is also a fantastic game - perhaps one of the best of 2018.

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PSX Brasil
Francisco Maia

The new Telltale game brings new cases to the universe of the series and presents an interesting narrative. Through an episode starring children, we can see the post-apocalyptic world by a different point of view. Clementine plays a mother role for AJ and her responses influence his behavior, leading to some unexpected situations and sometimes even a sense of guilt. The ending of the first episode impresses and causes a certain curiosity of what is to come.

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PSX Brasil
Francisco Maia
Jun 29, 2018

Slime-san is a fun platformer with simple mechanics and visuals.The amount of content is staggering. But the more you invest in it, the more tiring it becomes. Still worth checking, especially for its attractive price.

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PSX Brasil
Francisco Maia
Jun 10, 2018

Even though the PvP is not pleasant, the Dark Souls campaign is still sublime. It's worth playing again to try new builds and face challenges in other ways, but the difference that sets the remaster experience is playing at 60 frames per second. The greater precision on the controls and the perfect fluidity add a lot to a product that was already excellent, even with the drawbacks of the original version.

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Francisco Maia
82 / 100 - Moonlighter
May 28, 2018

Moonlighter addresses an untapped side of the genre, allowing the player to take control of a merchant. It is a well-executed project and an interesting theme. It suffers with the simplicity of its mechanics and with the occurrence of bugs, but it deserves to be played by any RPG enthusiast.

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Francisco Maia
80 / 100 - Wizard of Legend
May 15, 2018

Although the combat on Wizard of Legend is quite satisfactory, the limited procedural capability hurts the replay factor and part of the experience. Despite the problems, there is a certain impulse that makes us persist and seek small achievements, little by little, even after the most frustrating defeats.

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Francisco Maia
80 / 100 - Tacoma
May 9, 2018

The Tacoma space station hides a special and enigmatic story, which can be shallow or deep, according to the player's investment. There is limited interactivity, typical of recent adventures, but the great storytelling will not leave the user bored. It is brief, without delays, just as it should be, but perhaps not a satisfying investment for those looking for many hours of entertainment. Tacoma is worth it, especially for the surprises that the final moments of the game reserve.

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Francisco Maia
85 / 100 - Owlboy
Apr 9, 2018

The core of Owlboy's adventure is solving puzzles, interspersed with boss fights and occasional breaks to watch the story progression. It is a very competent game as long as the player does not mind a closed and ephemeral experience. It is, above all, a visual delight, made with a formidable pixel art that distinguishes it from the others in the industry.

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Francisco Maia
70 / 100 - Secret of Mana HD
Feb 17, 2018

Secret of Mana's biggest drawback is the changes where it didn't have to, and what needed an update, was preserved. The remake could be more refined and longtime fans probably share the same feeling. It is a Japanese RPG that rescues classic aspects of the genre, but should only contemplate new players without any reference to the original product.

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PSX Brasil
Francisco Maia
Nov 18, 2017

Cursed Castilla is a refined Ghost'n Goblins, with a fair and appropriated level of challenge. The story is a mere background and little instigates the curiosity. The graphics and soundtrack are simple, replicating the rudimentary elements of its source of inspiration. However, the action and the core of the gameplay are rewarding, and in the end, that's what matters most to a video game.

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PSX Brasil
Francisco Maia
Oct 24, 2017

Even though it does not provide an innovative experience, The Mummy Demastered demonstrates the right way to redeem a classic formula. It's a fun and formidable adventure/action game, albeit a bit shorter than I'd like.

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Francisco Maia
86 / 100 - Matterfall
Aug 19, 2017

At this point, it sounds redundant to say that Housemarque has created another excellent Twin Stick shooter. Matterfall is fast, intense and really fun. Even if its limited content prevents it from becoming one of Housemarque's best, it is a must-have for fans of the genre.

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PSX Brasil
Francisco Maia
Jul 31, 2017

Flames of Rebellion has a very similar content when compared to Sins of an Empire. Yes, the story told is different and more enjoyable, but both are played in the same way and therefore carry the same flaws. The combat can be fun for a while, but it becomes repetitive due its lack of depth. The choices system also lacks development and fails to immerse the player in the universe of Fenumia. Also, the extensive loading times and the low framerate are very annoying, making the Vita version even more problematic and dull.

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PSX Brasil
Francisco Maia
Jul 26, 2017

Fallen Legion is yet another product that brings some good ideas but is poorly executed. The battle system can entertain for a few hours, until repetitiveness wears it off. Decisions about the empire are an interesting gimmick, but it is another mechanic impaired by its simplicity. Without a captivating story and with significant flaws in gameplay, it is an experience unworthy of your commitment.

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Francisco Maia
85 / 100 - Nex Machina
Jun 26, 2017

Despite the unpleasant visual noise and a few details on the gameplay that could be refined, Nex Machina demonstrates that Housemarque is one of the best at what it does. It's fun and difficult in the same intensity. You will rage, but there is a tremendous sense of achievement after each barrier surpassed, creating a good balance. If you are looking for a game with extreme challenges and unrestrained action, supported by an incredible soundtrack, Nex Machina is a must have in your library.

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Francisco Maia
86 / 100 - Little Nightmares
May 4, 2017

When talking about gameplay, it's impossible not to compare Little Nightmares to Limbo or Inside. Although similar in that, this platform and horror game from Tarsier Studios delivers an unique atmosphere, inhabited by creatures that cause some discomfort (which is something good in this context, by the way). Its polished design, allied to a functional and intelligent gameplay, make the game an excellent choice to any gamer that might want a macabre and unconventional experience.

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