Bill Lavoy


14 games reviewed
75.7 average score
80 median score
57.1% of games recommended
Scores 1.9 higher than average

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6 / 10 - Unheard
Apr 16, 2019

Whether it’s a wonky voice performance, silly mechanic, or the feeling that it ends far before it’s finished, Unheard fails to realize its maximum potential.

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7 / 10 - Trials Rising
Feb 25, 2019

Trials Rising hits all the right gameplay points for an experience that needs to balance entertainment with challenge.

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Feb 14, 2019

Ubisoft brought many of their strengths to the table in Far Cry New Dawn.

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8 / 10 - Astroneer
Feb 5, 2019

It’s not a perfect game, but it’s the kind of game that could be perfect for certain situations or groups of gamers looking for their next adventure.

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5 / 10 - Fallout 76
Nov 30, 2018

Fallout 76 is a bit of a disaster, which is a shame because there are good ideas and good bits of content here. There wasn’t a single play session where I didn’t have a lot of fun, but there also wasn’t a session where something ridiculous didn’t cause frustration. It feels like it should have been released into early access as a work in progress for the next several months, thus alleviating some of the frustration from poor performance, bugs, and balancing issues. However, Bethesda opted to release Fallout 76 in a broken state, and this time I’m not laughing along about the bugs simply because we’ve come to accept them as a part of the Fallout franchise. How does Fallout 4 look infinitely better than Fallout 76, with the former coming out in 2015, more than three years ago? Fallout 76 is a decent game, but all the good is being crushed by the plethora of problems that just shouldn’t be problems.

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Oct 24, 2018

Whether I'm chasing the thrill of a daring train robbery, or the serenity of a solo camping trip, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open-world game I will return to time and time again.

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Sep 30, 2018

Fans of the series are going to like it, while those that don't like open-world games won't. Gamers on the fence about Assassin's Creed Odyssey will find dozens of hours of exploration and fun in a highly customizable experience that is great despite a few annoying missteps.

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8 / 10 - NHL 19
Sep 12, 2018

There are still things that need addressing, but NHL 19 is the best hockey experience I've had with the NHL franchise in the PS4 era.

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May 24, 2018

What makes Detroit: Become Human a great game, though, is that even after going back through alternate narrative branches and winding down my play time, I'm still invested. The world that Quantic Dream gave me to explore is only a short leap from the one we're living in now, and the ideas presented have left me contemplating the role AI could play in our lives sooner rather than later.

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7 / 10 - Far Cry 5
Apr 2, 2018

A few things missed the mark that shouldn't have, but I generally got what I expected from Far Cry 5; a fun, open-world game worth the price tag and not to be taken too seriously.

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Feb 12, 2018

As a first-time player of the series, Monster Hunter: World has given me unique experiences and memories that, for better or worse, other games will be measured against for years to come. That has to be a win.

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8 / 10 - EA Sports UFC 3
Jan 31, 2018

The heart of the game is in its fighting and that's as good as it's ever been.

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Nov 6, 2017

I loaded up Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and expected to find something that was fun and outrageous with its violence. I got that, but I was shocked at just how much truth it had in it when dealing with good versus evil and hate versus love.

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7 / 10 - NHL 18
Sep 18, 2017

Big wins outscore annoying misses, and overall NHL 18 is a step in the right direction.

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