Jake Hill


44 games reviewed
73.5 average score
78 median score
43.2% of games recommended
Scores 11.2 higher than average

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All nitpicks aside, there’s a clarity of purpose in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. Along with the recent Spider-Man game, it really feels like a return to form for the entire universe of Marvel games.

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85 / 100 - Catan
Jul 3, 2019

Catan is a classic and being able to play it on the go is a gift.

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80 / 100 - Samurai Shodown
Jun 25, 2019

. If you have a community of fighting game aficionados or some pals who love over the top Wu-Tang movies, there’s a lot to be found in Samurai Shodown.

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Jun 16, 2019

Diehards of the genre will find a love letter to all things big and clanky, and if your dream is to pilot something big and fast and humanoid shaped, Project Nimbus will make you feel great.

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82 / 100 - Octopath Traveler
Jun 15, 2019

For good and bad, Octopath Traveler evokes the games of the past, and for a lot of us, we miss the bad as much as we do the good.

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Jun 4, 2019

The slowness of the growth and the beauty of the end result, and the intervening moments, make Green Planet a wonderful game to unwind and relax. But the challenge means you’ll also be engaged. It would have been easy to add a few new projects to the research track and call it a day, but the terraforming is so integrated into the existing game, you’ll constantly find yourself marveling at the design.

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20 / 100 - Swag and Sorcery
May 31, 2019

This is the exact lack of interaction that makes games bad. This is the recipe for failure, and in the future, it should be used as a road map of precisely what not to do in game design.

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May 28, 2019

For the real gamers out there, the ones who want to consider the whole history of the medium, this collection is a wonderful gift. To people looking for classic design, for inspiration, for history, there’s a lot to like here.

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70 / 100 - Dark Devotion
May 8, 2019

There’s a lot to unpack there, right? But it’s about something fundamental to gaming. A transcendentally beautiful or superlatively fun game can overcome storytelling weaknesses.

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88 / 100 - Sunless Skies
Mar 29, 2019

Despite being loads more forgiving than the first brutal installment, Sunless Skies is wicked hard.

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70 / 100 - Caveblazers
Mar 2, 2019

Caveblazers is a sharply put together game. If I had received it as a birthday present for my Gameboy in the late 90s, I would have played it on every long car ride.

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I’m an easy mark for a new Civilization, but I have no fear in saying that Gathering Storm is one of the most creative and significant expansions a Civilization game has ever received.

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85 / 100 - Everything
Jan 29, 2019

After discussing it for a few minutes, I feel like I want to thank you all for coming to my TED talk. That’s because it’s so impressionistic, existential, philosophical … all the things people invoke when they want to convince you that video games can be art. But Everything has a leg up on a lot of those art-installation-as-games. Everything is also a lot of fun!

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86 / 100 - Ashen
Dec 15, 2018

Its gameplay is familiar and fun, but its world is like nothing you’ve ever seen. You have to work to see it all, and you’ll want to.

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Nov 30, 2018

As a one-time story experience, The Last Broadcast succeeds and then some.

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Oct 22, 2018

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68 / 100 - 60 Parsecs!
Oct 8, 2018

If you need to scratch that survivor game itch, 60 Parsecs will definitely do you good, but it's not going to blow any minds.

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Oct 8, 2018

In the smaller moments, Kingmaker captures the tabletop experience better than any single player game I've ever played.

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Sep 21, 2018

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Sep 10, 2018

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