Александр Бабулин


41 games reviewed
83.3 average score
85 median score
77.5% of games recommended
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10 / 10.0 - Night in the Woods
Mar 3, 2017

Mae is a cat. Mae is a young adult back to Possum Springs, to get her childhood back and to find herself. Soulful personal story made with infinite love for those who're ready to listen, to experience it together with the narrator. For those who prefer the apple crate of books full of ghost stories that your beloved grandfather left you over the next blockbuster.

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10 / 10.0 - Disco Elysium
Oct 20, 2019

Literature-centric game, full of unexpected references and non-standard accents. Detective noir meets deep and charming old-school RPG and going to real masterpiece

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Feb 15, 2020

A melancholic magical realism adventure, and a funeral song over the coffin of the American dream.

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9 / 10.0 - Gorogoa
Jan 12, 2018

Gorogoa is a rare example of a game that's unique in form and interesting in content. It's a short (just a couple of hours) game, but with very rich and touching story, really interesting puzzles, and stunning visuals.

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Nov 10, 2018

Return of the Obra Dinn is a skillfully woven web of events and destinies. Unraveling it is not only an excellent workout for the mind, but also a real pleasure. Lucas Pope again remolded routine processes into an exciting gameplay, and, most importantly, he gracefully escaped the “second game syndrome”.

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9 / 10.0 - Pyre
Aug 4, 2017

Pyre is one of the most innovative games of our time, combining seemingly incongruous elements: visual novel and fast-paced team sport. This combination, of course, will not work for everyone, but even if these ingredients caused indigestion, you will still fall in love with story. A story which brings out the feeling of sweet sadness, like when you finish a wonderful book, and leave your new friends behind. A story where victories can be bitter, and defeats can be bright. A story that can be told each time in a new way.

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Nov 3, 2017

Amazing continuation of the legendary series, to which it makes no sense to apply the standards of the old Wolfenstein. MachineGames set new standards for linear story-driven shooters. It is another matter who needs these standards today, what with all the sandbox-openworld-multiplayer-games-as-service thing going on. The success of The New Colossus will partly determine the fate of the genre.

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Jul 21, 2017

The project, deeply reminiscent of INSIDE, unexpectedly gets to a certain extent and the promise of the 1979 Revolution: Black Friday - in a grotesque manner. And from a slightly awkward, but not so bad clone turns... well, let not in a beautiful swan with a strong personality, but the project with its own voice.

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Dec 23, 2017

The game is really well written

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Mar 10, 2018

Despite the star authors, Where The Water Tastes Like Wine runs the risk of being overlooked by the general public. Game is very specific in form and deep in content, almost devoid of gameplay in the usual sense. A collection of stories, dipping into folklore and exploring basic American archetypes under the guise of a video game.

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9 / 10.0 - APE OUT
Mar 17, 2019

Brilliant jazz improvisation in a game form. Fun, instinctive and harmonious.

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Dec 20, 2020

A piece of happiness for children, adults and especially for our inner children.

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9 / 10.0 - Before Your Eyes
May 2, 2021

Before Your Eyes offers unique gaming experience combined with very emotional and touching story.

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9 / 10.0 - NORCO
Apr 16, 2022

Surprisingly attractive, powerful and in a good way strange game, which will remain in memory for a long time.

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9 / 10.0 - Stray
Jul 23, 2022

Not a game, but the dream of any cat fan, which at the same time turns out to be not just a "cat simulator", but a clearly told and interesting story.

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8.5 / 10.0 - FAR: Lone Sails
Jun 2, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails is not long, very simple game, but with perfect rhytm and surprisingly addictive process. So much that you'll want to beat it in one session. And, perhaps, to start anew – it will not reveal something new and will not offer challenges, but it is very pleasant to swim along the waves of its melancholy. Kind of like to read a nice poem and then go over it.

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8.5 / 10.0 - GRIS
Dec 31, 2018

GRIS is the most tender and probably the most beautiful game of the year. Clean and minimalistic act of art

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8.5 / 10.0 - Spiritfarer
Sep 12, 2020

Spiritfarer tries to become a bittersweet balm for loss wounds, but slightly misses the status of a masterpiece without collecting a handful of mini-catharses into one big one at the end.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Genesis Noir
Mar 28, 2021

Very simple in its mechanics, Genesis Noir takes over with flawless atmosphere, style and a mind-blowing flight of fantasy.

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8.5 / 10.0 - The Artful Escape
Sep 18, 2021

Putting the gamepad down, I want to turn on Van Halen, grab an air guitar and dash for the stars.

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