Adriano Di Medio


24 games reviewed
73.5 average score
75 median score
33.3% of games recommended
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Dec 1, 2021

We've really appreciated the return of Goscinny & Uderzo's creature in videogame with this Asterix & Obelix Slap Them All. Choosing an arcade beat'em up was a fitting idea, and the decision to merge it with an exquisite hand-drawn graphic was the best way to start a new beginning for Asterix in modern gaming. However, the game reuses too much assets throughout the adventure and it's victim of its own repetitiveness, which prevents him to reach higher scores. Perhaps the masterpiece is not on sight, but the Gauls have taken the right road to reach it.

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Sep 7, 2020

Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning is one of those rare cases which a remastered has got its sense out of commercial reasons. A fine tuned narrative background plays well with a stylish system and shining environments, with some good ideas both on scenography and characters. If you will have the will to overcome a game structure that directly comes from 2012, you can rediscover a very underrated game. Let's just hope they will fix its technical issues.

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Feb 28, 2020

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV still carries the hard tradition of strategic games on console. The game gives a great deal both on personalization and historical context, and tries to recover a more traditional conception, giving a better result on commanding in a strategic gameplay with a gamepad, instead of a mouse. However, even if the satisfaction of conquering and well-administrating land it's undeniable, this search for tradition pushes the game further towards only a specialized niche of public.

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Feb 14, 2020

Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate is the best and most complete version of the latest Koei crossover series incarnation.

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Assassin's Creed The Rebel Collection does not bring anything new to the series, yet this was expectable. Fortunately the Nintendo Switch conversion went unharmed, and both games allow two big single-player "pirate simulators" to be portable. Shay and Edward suffer little technical issues but their respective design limits are counteracted by each other, even for the majority of the public only Black Flag will be worth the buy. Only for collection or if you didn't have the chance to play these games on current gen.

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Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 moves on a awfully thin line. Despite its being fun both on single and cooperative play, and a good conversion of the atmosphere of the original comicbook series, too many times this game stops only to "snack fun". It seems that there was a "change of mood" from the previous games of the series, which came to avoid all the exaggeration and satire that made the XXL brand well-known, to follow the recent road digged by the CG animated movies about the character. For irreducible fans only, more than ever.

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8.8 / 10.0 - MediEvil
Oct 23, 2019

MediEvil on PlayStation 4 is history that repeats itself. An independent developer who has an idea or a mission big enough to make them overcome the low budget with creativity and love for their work. A faithful remake with interesting solutions to make an old game live in 2019, but also with limitations that stop it to be the best one on this generation. It’s also doubtful that this game will be able to draw new players because of its inexperience and rigidities that directly came from the 90s. But this MediEvil remains to praise because it brings back not only Sir Dan, but also his message: sometimes motivation could everything you need to achieve something great. Because in the end we are all Sir Daniel Fortesque.

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Apr 8, 2019

Rediscover Assassin's Creed III on this remastered versioni s a bit weird. The game still retains a great vision on representing American Revolution, but it's also clear that their ambitions for Connor's adventure were too big. Despite its renovated graphic the game still suffers technical issues both old and new. Only the inclusion of the Assassin's Creed Liberation chapter could still make this game worth a try.

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Apr 1, 2019

The first Darksiders still remains a game developed with competence and most of all concrete passion for gaming; its limits are consequences of both hurry and inexperience. All its flaws were reasonable on old-gen, but the flowing of years has grown them bigger, and this is a thing we cannot neglect by reviewing it today. But we must also honestly say that a very little effort is enough to overcome all these flaws and live War's quest with the intensity it deserves.

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Mar 4, 2019

Degrees of Separation is difficult to judge. It features a traditional side-scrolling progression with hand-drawn graphic, but it's somehow limited by its own design. This brings to a lot of puzzles that are actually frustrating instead of brain-ticklers. But this game also features an incredible fairy-tale atmosphere together with a great soundtrack. And are these features that save it from the abyss. But only from it.

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Feb 21, 2019

It doesn't matter which console you play it on: Final Fantasy IX still remains a timeless masterpiece, and thus we can only be glad to see its success on the Nintendo digital store. However, this Switch edition is basically the same that was published on PS4 and PC on last two years, so if you already own it on one of these two platforms, there is no real need to buy it again.

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7.7 / 10.0 - God Eater 3
Feb 6, 2019

God Eater 3 is a good hunting game, altough not a perfect one. The RPG structure focused on equipment and allies' growth allows to stage great hunts against giant monsters in a post-apocalyptic world. It is also possible to share everything both on single and online playing. By the way the game mantains its historical flaws such as being repetitive and running with a very raw graphic. Old fans will immediately feel at ease, but newcomers will have to take some time to ponder and get used to the system and narration proposed by the game.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Strange Brigade
Aug 28, 2018

Strange Brigade is Rebellion's attempt to develop something new, an action third-person shooter that makes of playability and fun its principal objectives. Through the game is a fun and light experience, it should be played not too much in a row, because of the confusion that sometimes affects the on-screen action. It's a game developed with professionality and a fine amount of inspiration, and it could be a good way to pass these last summer days or to begin with the TPS world.

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Jul 23, 2018

All-Star Fruit Racing is a good debut kart game. It's the effort of a newcoming software house who does not compete against great kart games, but it also say it has not this ambition. They developed a game that is funny, creative and user-friendly. Its strongest features lie in the track design and the weapon system, but its flaws are a too simple driving system and drivers with few charisma. It's a summer videogame, to have fun together with family and friends.

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Mar 20, 2018

Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered is a strange paradox. It's a "link" chapter, that concludes the concepts born on previous gen consoles, but on the other hand it actually says something new about the series and its background. There are lot of recycled ideas, but here they reach the better compromise between engagement, free-roaming, plot and optional tasks. The remaster also does not give specific changes except from the stabilized frame-rate, so if you are not collectors you will not be so incentivate to rebuy it. If you have discovered the series from Black Flag and Unity, consider giving it a possibility.

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7 / 10.0 - Surviving Mars
Mar 15, 2018

Surviving Mars does not speak to the casual gamer, but it's also a good city-builder. Its creators Haemimont Games deeply love science-fiction, and they demonstrated it by giving their game a variety of scenarios together with its citybuilder nature. It deserves time to be appreciated, but seeing your colony become operative is always a satisfaction. Veterans could find a relatively new way to see science-fiction on their genre. Due to rigid gamepad controls, newcomers may consider the PC.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Dynasty Warriors 9
Feb 13, 2018

Dynasty Warriors 9 is far from perfection. It has technical issues, its gameplay needs time to be appreciated and seems a bit lazy when he must do something different from action. But it's also powerful and passionate, strictly following Guanzhong's original Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Perhaps the limited open-world system will seem a missed occasion, but the advice we can give is to give it a chance, and to do it out of any preconception.

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8 / 10.0 - Okami HD
Dec 11, 2017

Okami HD re-enacts on PS4 and Xbox One one of the most courageous and inspired game of the PS2 generation. An adventure that fuses Shinto mythology and and Japanese folklore into a "Zelda" structure, to develop a great painted legend. If the brush-based gameplay has aged very well, others minigames and some camera angles make evident it's a PS2 game. If you never play Okami on previous consoles, you should buy it at once; if you already possess it, it will attract you only if you're a collector.

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Nov 17, 2017

L.A. Noire is a masterpiece. It deserves this title because it refuses the grandeur of other Rockstar games to obtain a more reflective and investigative gameplay. The game is an actually detective story, and we can be only glad that we have it also on PS4 and XOne. By the way this port keeps all technical issues of the PS3-360 generation, and it does not feature any extra content. If you haven't played it yet before, you should take it at once, but if you bought it back in 2011, you'll be attracted by it only if you're a collector or a 4K lover.

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7.5 / 10.0 - ECHO
Nov 5, 2017

ECHO is a good videogame debut: it's a fantascientific monologue about solitude represented like a theatre play. Its "scene" is highly detailed, but the game is not very technically optimized. The gameplay is deeply based on stealth, but sometimes it lacks of classical mechanics of the genre. Its minimal cast provides a different vision of the science-fiction future, and it's recommended mainly to those who like such an intimistic vision. Others may consider to ponder about.

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