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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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Jan 10, 2019

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a perfect addition to the Switch's ever-=growing library of excellent games. A huge amount of content, coupled with perfectly executed tight controls makes this entry a must play for any and all fans of the genre.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Mortal Kombat X
Apr 28, 2015

Mortal Kombat X is a mechanically clean and visually grisly release that comes highly recommended for all fans of the fighting genre.

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Aug 13, 2014

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition is a genre-defining experience on consoles. It's a must for console-owning fans of the franchise, and a highly recommended entry point for anyone interested in the action-RPG genre.

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A Realm Reborn is one of the biggest reversals in fortune we've seen for a game in many, many years. A must for MMO and Final Fantasy fans alike.

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Warlords of Draenor is WoW at its very best, a return to and step beyond form for the behemoth MMO.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Sunset Overdrive
Oct 27, 2014

As an Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive is a real coup for Microsoft, a must-buy for anyone with the system, and for those without as good a reason as any to consider acquiring one.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Rare Replay
Aug 7, 2015

Rare Replay is an amazing collection of games at a bargain price, and shows what an incredible run the UK studio has been on for the majority of its existence.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Super Mario Maker 2
Jul 15, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a joyous experience jam-packed with seemingly never-ending content thanks to its rich suite of editing tools and a thoroughly talented community of level designers. No matter your skill level, you'll find something to love here, from it's wonderfully tight gameplay to the outstanding level-creator.

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Aug 2, 2019

Dragon Quest Builders 2 takes everything that made the first entry great, and refines it. While the core combat can be a bit on the dull side, the incredible options available for building and crafting make this one an absolute joy to play. Anyone remotely interested in building games and RPGs should do themselves a favour and play it ASAP. You'll quickly get lost in a charming world with seemingly endless options for fun.

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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition is one of the best RPGs available on the sSwitch and is by far the most content rich version currently available. While the Switch version may not look quite as great as its big console brothers, the wealth of content on offer will have you busy for well over one hundred hours. From its stunning character and enemy design, to its pitch-perfect turn-based combat, DQ XI S is a grand slam on every level and an essential addition to any RPG fans Switch library.

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