Kieron Verbrugge


169 games reviewed
78.8 average score
80 median score
56.3% of games recommended
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Unscored - Splatoon 3
Sep 7, 2022

If you’re in it purely for the single player content, you’ll find a lot to love in Splatoon 3.

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Feb 2, 2021

As a next-gen update then, Control does a decent job of taking advantage of both the power and unique features of the new generation of consoles, especially if you happen to be playing on a PlayStation 5. While the ray-traced effects might not make this a must-replay, it’s still a far better and (crucially) more stable experience than the game has ever been on consoles, not to mention the joy of playing with the 60fps option instead. At the end of the day Control is a game worth checking out for the first or fifth time, so now’s a better time than ever to get on that.

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4 / 10.0 - Generation Zero
Mar 28, 2019

A bunch of good ideas and a great setting just don't stand up in the face of terrible execution

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4 / 10.0 - Anamorphine
Aug 12, 2018

The indie video game scene has made huge strides and seen so many successes in representing issues of mental health lately that it hurts that much more when a game falls this far short

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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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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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5 / 10.0 - Maneater
May 27, 2020

A simplistic and repetitive, but appreciably cathartic shark-em-up that would be the perfect weekend blast if it wasn't so frustratingly undercooked

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The land of Ooo is covered in ocean, and the hopes of Adventure Time fans for a decent video game adaptation have seemingly sunk to the bottom

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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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5.5 / 10.0 - Chocobo GP
Mar 3, 2022

Chocobo GP copies the work of better kart racers while fundamentally missing the mark on what makes them great. It delivers entertaining Final Fantasy fanservice that's at least two decades too late for the one audience that might still find the fun it and tacks on microtransactions to boot. It's functional and sometimes fun but otherwise not worth your time.

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5.5 / 10.0 - JETT: The Far Shore
Oct 4, 2021

JETT: The Far Shore has moments of brilliance, but they're buried under an overload of mechanics that aren't enjoyable and a general lack of polish. Similarly any philosophical value in its narrative ideas is ruined by needlessly obfuscated dialogue. There's something to be discovered here, but it's just not worth the trip.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Skully
Aug 4, 2020

A frustrating mish-mash of weird and bad ideas that wastes a somewhat enjoyable story and moments of creativity

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5.5 / 10.0 - Apex Construct
Feb 20, 2018

Too few ideas, clumsily executed and spread too thin make for a disappointing VR action adventure

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5.5 / 10.0 - Kao the Kangaroo
May 27, 2022

Kao the Kangaroo is an inoffensive and very occasionally charming platformer, but it's uninspired and incredibly rough around the edges. It might hold the attention of some younger gamers and old-school platforming fans but by that same token there are far better games out there for both crowds.

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May 7, 2020

Almost as quickly as it starts to get good, this genre-spanning indie horror drops the ball by tossing its best ideas out the window and overstaying its welcome

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Oct 17, 2019

Though it definitely rises above its movie tie-in status, Monkey King: Hero is Back happily strives for adequacy and nothing more

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6 / 10.0 - Effie
Jun 7, 2019

A well-meaning and reverant 3D action platformer that's undone by middling execution and a remarkably dull introduction

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6 / 10.0 - Feather
Apr 5, 2019

A serene and pleasant attempt at a relaxation experience that's let down by Switch performance issues and a steep cost of entry

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Feb 4, 2019

AWAY is a brief, humorous and adorable first-person ‘roguelite’ that puts the emphasis on fun and good vibes instead of challenge

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An exceptionally average anime adaptation, this arena brawler doesn’t do enough to hold the attention of its intended audience

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