Mike Cosimano


25 games reviewed
62.6 average score
65 median score
44.0% of games recommended

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Mike Cosimano
Mar 22, 2019

With a stronger endgame and a solid loot treadmill, The Division 2 preaches to the choir, fully uninterested in converting those who find the series unpleasant to play for one reason or another.

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Mike Cosimano
7 / 10.0 - Far Cry: New Dawn
Feb 14, 2019

New Dawn's post-apocalyptic landscape makes for a more focused version of the Far Cry package, which is great if you just want to kill time capturing outposts and hunting animals.

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Mike Cosimano
9 / 10.0 - Hitman 2
Nov 8, 2018

Hitman 2 is possibly the best version of this darkly comic murder simulator we’ve seen in quite some time.

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5 / 10.0 - WWE 2K19
Oct 24, 2018

WWE 2K19 is the best this series has ever been. It's still not good enough.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Forza Horizon 4
Sep 25, 2018

Forza Horizon 4 feels more focused and creative than its immediate predecessors, thanks to a well-designed open-world that readily encourages hijinx.

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4 / 10.0 - WWE 2K18
Nov 18, 2017

WWE 2K18 makes only a modest attempt to improve on last year's offering, which means this game is still not very good.

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5 / 10.0 - Agents of Mayhem
Aug 15, 2017

You would expect the team behind Saints Row to make something with more verve and fewer grey hallways, but here we are with Agents of Mayhem.

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Mike Cosimano

If A New Frontier is a sort of mission statement for this franchise going forward, does it succeed in making me want another season of The Walking Dead? I know I don't want the Season Four they're selling (which is set up in a manner that makes me think Telltale is threatening me personally) but if we're looking at this season by itself, as a whole the character work in A New Frontier does a lot to make up for the finale's shortcomings. I got the ending I wanted, but I wouldn't have wanted a specific ending if I didn't care about these people and where they ended up. A disappointing finale doesn't completely undo the goodwill earned by the rest of the season, but a sour aftertaste is still pretty hard to wash out.

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4.5 / 10.0 - Lethal League
May 13, 2017

The multiplayer works about 45% of the time. The "challenge" mode is more like a training simulation for Skynet. 2/3rds of this game are not up to par. I cannot get three other people together to play Lethal League on my couch. My experience with Lethal League is valid even though I didn't contort my life to satisfy a hypothetical. Some other people might be in the same position, and I hope this review is useful to them.

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Mike Cosimano

The more I write about this episode, the less I like it. I actually went back and replayed it to see if the ending could be influenced by the player in any way (it can't), which certainly did Thicker than Water no favors. One disappointing episode isn't enough to write off the whole season quite yet, but I'm certainly less excited for the finale than I was this time last month.

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Mike Cosimano
Apr 24, 2017

I do wish both games would tone down the fanservice, since that really does nothing for me aside from making me feel a bit uncomfortable. But aside from that, Danganronpa 1-2 Reload is an easy recommendation. It's a visual novel, yes. You're going to spend a lot of time reading. However, just about everything you read will entertain you in some way as you watch these incredibly strong personalities play off each other. If you have any hangups about playing a visual novel, let them go. Pick up the Danganronpa games on whatever platform you prefer and enjoy some of the sharpest character writing I've seen in years.

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Isn't that why we gravitate towards stories like these? We look for something we can empathize with; we like it when the relatable is juxtaposed against the fantastic. That concept is the basis of good sci-fi/fantasy/horror storytelling, and A New Frontier understands that more than most video games. I'm invested in the story of the Garcia family. I'm excited to see how their drama plays out amidst the backdrop of the zombie apocalypse. If Above the Law is any indication, the next two episodes are going to be something special.

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Mike Cosimano
Mar 17, 2017

Wildlands is a bad f***ing game -- it completely fails at everything it aspires to be. It's a bad co-op game, it's a bad shooter, it's a bad open-world game, and the writing is terrible. At best, the game is boring.

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Mike Cosimano

My favorite story beats in Ties That Bind are unquestionably classified as spoilers, but they all spring from the same place: drama motivated by logical character action. Javi and the gang are proactive and well-defined, which makes their struggle to survive all the more compelling. If the first two episodes are any indication, A New Frontier will be a worthy follow-up to The Walking Dead, even if there's no chance it will be as revolutionary.

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Mike Cosimano
8.5 / 10.0 - Watch Dogs 2
Nov 14, 2016

Dodgy framerate aside, the deeply political Watch Dogs 2 is an improvement over its predecessor in every possible respect.

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Mike Cosimano
Oct 24, 2016

Firaxis continues its hot streak with Civilization VI, a visually resplendent strategy game that makes every turn feel important and every approach viable.

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3 / 10.0 - WWE 2K17
Oct 21, 2016

WWE 2K17 is a poor simulation of the WWE product, often because it seems ashamed of pro wrestling.

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4 / 10.0 - 100ft Robot Golf
Oct 17, 2016

I feel bad about panning a game that I adore in principle -- it’s scrappy and unabashedly enthusiastic, which historically has been my jam -- so let me close by saying I appreciate where No Goblin is coming from. 100ft Robot Golf the idea is commendable, but 100ft Robot Golf the video game is a lot harder to appreciate.

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8 / 10.0 - Forza Horizon 3
Sep 20, 2016

Forza Horizon 3 is an invigorating open-world racer, although it may be a little too familiar to anyone who’s been down this road before.

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Mike Cosimano
Aug 6, 2016

This game is one of the best story-focused titles I’ve played in a long time, and I feel better for it.

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