Bobby Bernstein

Glens Falls, NY

Favorite Games:

22 games reviewed
76.5 average score
83 median score
63.6% of games recommended
Scores 2.4 higher than average

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Bobby Bernstein's Reviews

Owner of Nerdmuch.com. Former Games Editor at Den of Geek. Current Managing Gaming Editor for Heavy.com.
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9.7 / 10.0 - Devil May Cry 5
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5’s self-awareness is a big part of what makes it such a great game. It doesn’t care that it’s still a linear game; it doesn’t care that it’s a hack ‘n slash in 2019; it doesn’t care that its story is mostly fan service. It embraces everything that it is – despite those elements typically being labeled as dated – and we love it more because it’s doing that.

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5.9 / 10.0 - Crackdown 3
Feb 16, 2019

"It falls flat on just about every aspect, making us wonder why Microsoft even delayed it for this long, anyway"

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9 / 10.0 - Forza Horizon 4
Sep 25, 2018

Forza Horizon 4’s positives are so overwhelmingly so that its negatives feel more like a minor scratch on the paint than a flat tire

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6.8 / 10.0 - Brawlout
Dec 19, 2017

It’s like a Diet Smash Bros, with the character unlock model leaving a bad taste in your mouth.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Call of Duty: WWII
Nov 10, 2017

"likely going to be looked back upon as the game that saved the declining series."

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9.7 / 10.0 - Super Mario Odyssey
Oct 31, 2017

Whether it is or it isn’t GOTY, it’s undeniably a charming platformer that ultimately deletes all of the frustrations we’ve had with Nintendo over the past couple of years, and is one of the best games of 2017.

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4 / 10.0 - ELEX
Oct 19, 2017

Remember Two Worlds? The Xbox 360/PS3-era RPG that made a lot of promises it didn’t quite live up to? That’s exactly where ELEX falls.

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8.6 / 10.0 - Cuphead
Sep 29, 2017

Cuphead is a brilliant little game that is unique right down to its core, with a (mostly) welcomed challenge and beautiful aesthetics.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Destiny 2
Sep 18, 2017

Despite its few shortcomings, it's a much more well-rounded game than its predecessor. It isn't as much of a change to the naked eye, but it's many subtle, smaller changes are enough to satisfy both old fans of the franchise and bring in new players.

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8 / 10.0 - Absolver
Aug 30, 2017

Absolver feels like a game of martial arts chess, where both your fighting skills and your mind at the same time.

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8.5 / 10.0 - LawBreakers
Aug 12, 2017

LawBreakers is the brute of the genre, and we’re expecting it to mean mug its way to a bigger fan base with ease.

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Jul 6, 2017

At its core, Micro Machines World Series had the potential to be much more than it actually is. More modes, more options, and more cars could've made this into a much more formidable game.

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5.8 / 10.0 - Dynasty Feud
May 29, 2017

"Speaking in the most general sense possible, Dynasty Feud is a mixed bag. It certainly has some charm and the concept and maps are good, but it still feels like it’s a game stuck in the conceptual phase, lacking the fully fleshed out ideas that would make it a must-play game."

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9.6 / 10.0 - Injustice 2
May 23, 2017

While Gods Among Us was just a good game, Injustice 2 successfully brings the franchise into greatness, providing a near-perfect superhero fighting game for comic book-loving gamers.

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8.1 / 10.0 - Portal Knights
May 18, 2017

If you love to gather up resources, craft things, gather more resources, and craft better things, Portal Knights is definitely for you. It’s a good mix of Minecraftian adventure and RPG. It’s delightfully whimsical, and the vibes it puts out are simply charming.

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8.6 / 10.0 - Little Nightmares
May 1, 2017

While not actually frightening, its otherworldly characters are well conceptualized, and they’re each ugly and punishing enough to make gameplay interesting.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Outlast II
Apr 24, 2017

"...I had to decide if I wanted to continue on for this review or come out with a DNF and go watch some cartoons to soothe my tortured soul. Seriously, Outlast 2 has some of the scariest moments you’ll find in a video game."

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4 / 10.0 - Drawn To Death
Apr 8, 2017

"Drawn to Death feels like the embodiment of the bad reputation that 90s punk bands used to have."

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6.5 / 10.0 - Yooka Laylee
Apr 4, 2017

Despite its commendable protagonist and world design (mostly), the reliance on nostalgia hinders its ability to present fresh ideas, and when that issue is paired with the performance issues, you’re better off just dusting off an old N64 somewhere or waiting for it to be deeply discounted.

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8.3 / 10.0 - Has Been Heroes
Mar 27, 2017

I'm not sure if the game would work as well for such an extended period of time if I were tethered to an Xbox One or my PC to play, but the Nintendo Switch appears to provide for the best gameplay experience.

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