Andy Manson

Glasgow

Favorite Games:
  • Destiny
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • LA Noire

12 games reviewed
71.7 average score
75 median score
41.7% of games recommended

Andy Manson's Reviews

Older than the Atari 2600. Probably just as dusty too.
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6 / 10.0 - Jydge
Oct 5, 2017

Ultimately, the most disappointing aspect of JYDGE is the game that I could see it being with just a few tweaks. As it is, it’s a game with a great aesthetic and some neatly implemented ideas that just doesn’t do enough where it matters.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Windjammers
Aug 28, 2017

Windjammers is back, just as you remember it. And whilst that’s both a blessing and a curse, I’m just glad to have it back, and at a price that doesn’t make me openly weep. If you’re after another game to add to your collection of party titles, you could do a lot worse

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9 / 10.0 - LawBreakers
Aug 17, 2017

Ultimately, what sets LawBreakers aside from its competitors in a very crowded genre is its ability to create moments.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Sine Mora EX
Aug 6, 2017

Difficulty aside, Sine Mora EX is a unique and fun experience that sits memorable amongst the plethora of cookie cutter shmups. More importantly, it's just a genuinely good game in its own right. If you didn't play it in 2012, you should definitely play it now.

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6 / 10.0 - DeadCore
Jul 22, 2017

Deadcore feels like something that should have come to console sooner. It’s not terrible by any means, and many will enjoy the thrill of climbing the leaderboard. The overall 'Tron meets Portal' future aesthetic was also something I enjoyed. Sadly though, it’s all just a little underwhelming.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Tokyo 42
May 30, 2017

Tokyo 42 is a tidy little package, representing another solid addition to the Mode 7 stable. For the princely sum of £14.99, there's a lot of game in there, and you could do far worse for your money.

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8 / 10.0 - Metrico +
Jan 21, 2017

Metrico+ should serve as a pleasant surprise for Xbox One owners looking for something to tax the brain, whilst whiling away the time until the big releases start to roll through again. However, it’s actually a game that I’d recommend at any time. It’s a unique mix of puzzling and platforming in its own right, but tie in the abstraction that permeates every aspect of it, and it’s a surprisingly intriguing package.

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4 / 10.0 - HoPiKo
Oct 12, 2016

Unfortunately, none of this is enough. HoPiKo is a great idea, badly let down by being suited to one very specific control scheme. In a wider sense, it's another release in a long line of mobile ports that just don't need to exist.

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9 / 10.0 - Firewatch
Sep 22, 2016

I knew within five minutes that Firewatch was special. And, whilst the game itself isn't mechanically perfect, it didn't have to be. By the end of it, it had emotionally affected me in a way that perhaps no other game has.

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7.5 / 10.0 - DOGOS
Sep 8, 2016

In breaking away from the norms of the genre, OPQAM has created the first shmup I’ve properly cared about in years, and that’s saying something.

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