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James Sweeting


Favorite Games:
  • Killer7
  • Mass Effect 2
  • F-Zero GX

15 games reviewed
73.1 average score
70 median score
80.0% of games recommended

James Sweeting's Reviews

When not reviewing video games, or writing articles about them, spends the remaining time researching the influence of nostalgia upon the medium and wider industry.
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Jan 2, 2018

This isn’t “authentic” pinball, but it isn’t trying to be. Pinball FX3 embraces that it is video game pinball and is more enjoyable as a result. And isn’t pinball about getting high scores and having a good time anyway?

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Dec 5, 2017

Stick It To The Man is a perfectly functional but forgettable experience due to the tedious elements of the game. The Tim Burton-esque visual style and black humour fails to catch up to its influencers, but offers just enough to be worthwhile to those who share these interests.

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Nov 23, 2017

Cat Quest is a purr-leasing experience that pits cats against dragons in table-top action adventure. The combat provides engaging feedback whilst the cat-izens offer plenty of – mostly humorous – cat-based puns that both draw you into the world of Felingard.

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- Uno
Nov 14, 2017

With the very welcome addition of themed card decks - featuring Ubisoft characters - providing an additional flourish to the game, UNO for Switch is a digital recreation of the popular card game, which is all you can ask for.

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3.3 / 5.0 - Moon Hunters
Nov 6, 2017

Moon Hunters is more than the retro-styled action game that screenshots would lead you to believe, but it is also less than the “personality test RPG” that it sets out to be. A fun evening with friends could be had, but don’t expect to find a lasting experience.

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Sep 5, 2017

The Switch eShop is attracting a fair few match up puzzlers of late, but Ironcast should be the first one to be considered. It might be a port, but you would be forgiven for thinking this was designed from the ground up for the Switch.

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Fate/Extella The Umbral Star is a great addition to the Switch, but not a great addition to either genre it tries to emulate.

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Jul 19, 2017

Already there has been no shortage of excellent Switch games, and Death Squared is definitely one of them. It might not be the most inventive of all puzzle based games, but it certainly utilises the strengths of Nintendo’s hybrid system, and is a thoroughly enjoyable experience that is deeply rewarding after having completed a particularly challenging level. There are plenty of games vying for attention this year, but Death Squared on the Switch is worthy of receiving it.

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Jun 8, 2017

As an experience, Tokyo 42 is worth your attention, but unfortunately, its gameplay and mission design become a hindrance as you progress, losing the spectacle that was notable from the start. It might at times feel reductive due to heavy reliance on other references, but it does manage to construct an identity of its own in spite of this. Tokyo of 2042 provides plenty of distractions, and it’s likely that it is this that will help it stand out amongst its contemporaries.

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May 24, 2017

NBA Playgrounds is a conflicted game, it tries to cater to two different audiences at once, but in doing so weakens the overall experience and therefore appeals to neither. It did succeed in making me want to play an NBA game; just not this one.

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