Mark MacAulay


17 games reviewed
78.5 average score
82 median score
64.7% of games recommended
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Sep 22, 2017

A top notch creature collecting RPG that does the Monster Hunter name proud.

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Jul 12, 2017

Valkyria Revolution is a lifeless spinoff that lacks the spirit of its cult classic predecessor.

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May 25, 2017

Deep and important exploration of psychological issues in an underwhelming package.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Nier: Automata
Mar 27, 2017

Deep story and fluid combat make Nier: Automata a truly special experience.

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9.2 / 10.0 - Final Fantasy XV
Dec 9, 2016

Ten years is a long time, but Final Fantasy XV is well worth the wait.

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8.2 / 10.0 - Yo-Kai Watch 2
Nov 7, 2016

A solid sequel with minor improvements to a successful formula.

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Sep 16, 2016

God Eater 2: Rage Burst offers a highly entertaining package that combines wacky anime-style silliness with deep combat that delivers regular rewards. While it does suffer with some technical issues, the amusing characters, intimidating Aragami, and engrossing gameplay offer an abundance of content. While I may have completely forgotten about God Eater, Rage Burst is a welcome surprise that has grabbed my attention.

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7.4 / 10.0 - Attack on Titan
Aug 26, 2016

Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom is a valiant attempt to capture the feel of AoT that is unfortunately encumbered by some underwhelming elements. The game's easy difficulty, as well as pop-in and some questionable A.I. ultimately drag the experience down a few notches. These issues aside however, WoF boasts a strong story mode, terrifying Titans, and solid gameplay that shows the utmost respect for what this franchise has so quickly become.

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6.4 / 10.0 - Mighty No. 9
Jul 20, 2016

Mighty No. 9 began life as one of the most anticipated concepts in recent memory. While there is fun to be had – especially where boss fights are concerned – there is an overall lack of fresh ideas to bring it all to life. Frustratingly the game also has underwhelming graphics and perhaps the coldest and most awkward story I've ever played. Instead of the love letter to fans of Capcom's blue bomber the game was meant to be, the cynically average final product is a sad example of potential well and truly squandered.

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Jun 20, 2016

It is a shame that Spike Chunsoft chose to limit the scope of Burning Blood's story mode, but the rest of the package offers a great deal of wacky fun both online and offline. With a combat system that requires simple combos to achieve signature techniques, as well as activate Logia powers and Haki, each moment feels geared toward a faithful recreation of the source material. While it may only be a game for those who already love the series, Burning Blood delivers fans a boat load of fun.

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