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Alan Bell

67 games reviewed
74.8 average score
80 median score
53.1% of games recommended

Alan Bell's Reviews

A gamer since birth, I basically grew up with games; as I became more aware of my surroundings, they become more complicated - moving from Pong to MMOs as I went from childhood to something... older. My penchant for writing about them lead to various (paid and unpaid) gigs in the industry, and I've worked on the other side (creating games) too, giving me additional insight into how games go from idea to Steam sale.
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May 27, 2019

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered lacks any of the polish typical with modern remasters and struggles under the weight of dated design and poor presentation. What could have been a fun little jaunt through Nazi territory devolves into an altogether lackluster experience. Only for the most die-hard sniper fans.

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8 / 10.0 - MLB 19: The Show
May 9, 2019

MLB The Show 19 is another fine entry in the series, with Sony San Diego doing what they do best. The new Moments and March to October modes offer some dynamic new ways to play, while the rest of the game finds a strong balance between engaged control for the parts that matter, while offering an autopilot for the things that aren't for everyone.

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Apr 30, 2019

One Piece: World Seeker is lacking in so many areas. It may be lovely to look at, but an overall shallow and repetitive experience take away any semblance of joy fans are likely to find.

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Mar 29, 2019

Yoshi's Crafted World is another successful main game Switch debut for one of Nintendo's favourite characters and is wonderfully accessible for every kind of gamer. The games adorable art style is a joy to behold, and it's always fun to play with a friend in co-op. It may not be perfect, but it's a lovely little adventure that should be experienced by all fans.

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Mar 21, 2019

The Division 2 is easily the best of its type; it has the right balance of fun, challenge, dopamine loot drops, and sweet graphics that all but guarantee I'll be playing this one for a long, long time to come. If you haven't jumped in yet and think this might be for you, hesitate no longer - Ubisoft has absolutely nailed it the second time around.

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9 / 10.0 - APE OUT
Mar 12, 2019

Ape Out's near-perfect procedural polyrhythmic gameplay and music stays fun and exciting throughout. The games unique art style lends itself perfectly to the chaos and murder carried out by the games titular ape. While it can be a bit on the challenging side at times, the tight gameplay and frantic action will keep you coming back for 'just one more run' long into the night.

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Mar 6, 2019

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn may be a bit forging for die-hard platforming fans, but it still manages to offer a fun adventure for gamers of all ages. While minor control issues hold that game back from the greatness typically associated with Nintendo platformers, its more laid back approach and focus on straight-forward fun is the perfect entry point for those new to the genre.

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7 / 10.0 - Q.U.B.E. 2
Mar 4, 2019

Q.U.B.E. 2 is a welcome addition to the puzzle genre but is not without its technical hiccups on the Switch. While it struggles occasionally under the hood, if you're willing to look past these shortcomings, there's a fun game with its fair share of brain-bending challenges for die-hard puzzle fiends.

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9 / 10.0 - Dirt Rally 2.0
Feb 22, 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is a master-class in how to do the rally genre justice. While it certainly presents a steep learning curve, rally enthusiasts will find a lot to love in Codemasters' latest entry in the highly-revered DiRT franchise.

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9 / 10.0 - X-Morph: Defense
Feb 21, 2019

X-Morph: Defense is a superb tower defense title with a twist. Those looking for solid action with a side of strong strategic elements will find a lot to love with EXOR Studios excellent take on the genre.

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