Kieron Verbrugge


169 games reviewed
78.8 average score
80 median score
56.3% of games recommended
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8.5 / 10.0 - RiME
May 25, 2017

This lovely-looking indie adventure game exhibits a wonderful sense of imagination and artistry and makes up for any shortcomings with a satisfying journey full of heart

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Jul 10, 2017

A near-perfectly executed remaster of a contentious-but-stellar classic that manages to feel more modern and relevant than ever

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Infinitely charming and unnaturally adorable, Yonder suffers from tedious gameplay but makes up for it with a bold sense of whimsy

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4 / 10.0 - Leaving Lyndow
Aug 1, 2017

Less a game and more of a teaser, Leaving Lyndow ends up making a terrible impression

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Aug 5, 2017

Sony brings a cult classic to a wider audience but does so with little fanfare or consideration

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8 / 10.0 - Sine Mora EX
Aug 11, 2017

A handsome and challenging arcade ‘shmup’ with a time-manipulating twist

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8.5 / 10.0 - Yakuza Kiwami
Aug 20, 2017

Yakuza returns to its roots with this pitch-perfect remake of the series’ debut title, brought kicking-and-punching into 2017 with a total facelift and a raft of new content

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Aug 27, 2017

A trip to the Mushroom Kingdom by way of Ubisoft and the Rabbids, this risky move pays off with an addictive and challenging turn-based strategy RPG full of great fan service and more than a few laughs

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Deck Nine’s take on the cult hit episodic series delivers a more grounded experience without losing the compelling drama and hard-hitting emotion

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6 / 10.0 - Knack 2
Sep 9, 2017

Knack II makes great strides in improving on the gameplay failings of its predecessor, but makes equal missteps in the quality of its characters and storytelling

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Oct 15, 2017

South Park: The Fractured but Whole goes beyond being just a fan’s wet dream, and is a legitimately great RPG in its own right

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8.5 / 10.0 - The Evil Within 2
Oct 21, 2017

Tango Gameworks take another stab at creating a thrilling survival horror title, and defy expectation by applying open-world action philosophies with a great degree of success

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Oct 26, 2017

Mario is back in his first full 3D adventure in fifteen years, and Super Mario Odyssey is unequivocal proof that the (former) plumber still has more than a few tricks under his hat

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Nov 2, 2017

This sequel to the VR-exclusive Lucky’s Tale shoulders the responsibility of launching a new Xbox hardware iteration and also proving itself in the world of traditional 3D platformers, and does a spectacularly average job of both

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6.5 / 10.0 - Cat Quest
Nov 17, 2017

A cute hack-and-slash RPG with a lot of charm that falls short of the mark thanks to its inescapable tedium

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7 / 10.0 - Hidden Agenda
Nov 22, 2017

Behold, the choice-driven narrative serial killer crime drama party game genre is born

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7 / 10.0 - Okami HD
Dec 11, 2017

Okami makes yet another return to modern platforms, now supporting up to 4K resolution, but does little else to justify another purchase for long-time fans

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Life is Strange’s short prequel season comes to a close in a gripping and emotional finale that represents some of the series’ best writing yet

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4 / 10.0 - The Deer God
Dec 26, 2017

A pretty but boring infinite runner ported from mobile to console continues to be pretty and boring, only at an even deer-er price point

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Jan 3, 2018

Ultimate Chicken Horse is an addictive and surprisingly nuanced competitive platformer that shines in skilled online play, but fails as a couch multiplayer game thanks to a combination of a lack of coaching and confusing menu systems that will try the patience of casual players in a party setting. If creating Super Meat Boy-esque levels on the fly to screw over people on the internet sounds like your bag though, this might be the game for you.

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