Robert Scarpinito


26 games reviewed
76.0 average score
80 median score
65.4% of games recommended

Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 improves upon its predecessor's exciting marriage of movement and combat, though its story somehow got more bland.

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9 / 10.0 - Tales of Arise
Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise combines a wonderful combat loop with engaging party members to create an epic yet personal story.

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Nov 17, 2020

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it's still a fun romp through New York City, with likeable characters and electrifying Venom powers.

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Nov 4, 2020

Yakuza: Like a Dragon refreshes the action with a turn-based JRPG that retains its charming identity, but it falls into some pitfalls that are emblematic of the genre.

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7 / 10.0 - Wave Break
Jun 23, 2020

WIth a fantastic soundtrack and brightly colored environments, this wacky "skateboating" game captures a wonderful arcade skateboarding experience. The Campaign, however, can harsh the synthwave buzz.

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9 / 10.0 - DOOM Eternal
Mar 22, 2020

Doom Eternal is pure, unadulterated mayhem that indulges in its own brutality, creating a sinfully fun first-person shooter. The multiplayer may be nothing to write home about, but the campaign deserves your undivided attention.

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Feb 24, 2020

With an engaging story, tight controls, and flashy action, the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection makes you feel like a real hero, despite some stumbles along the way.

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9.5 / 10.0 - The Outer Worlds
Oct 20, 2019

Obsidian created a universe that's easy to get lost in. The Outer Worlds oozes personality and charm, and the robust character creator encourages multiple playthroughs just to see how different archetypes affect the gameplay.

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7 / 10.0 - Neo Cab
Oct 9, 2019

Neo Cab takes a dark, cynical look at a near future dominated by one megacorporation. For as bleak as it is, there's a level of catharsis to be found in its narrative, which mostly unfolds in the backseat of the protagonist's car.

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With its different approach to combat, Luminous Avenger iX turns you into a destructive yet nimble supersoldier. Later boss fights will really whip you into shape, but for the most part, conquering this challenging game counts as an achievement on its own.

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Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body takes the 2011 cult classic to the next level. With new story elements, remixed stages, and compelling characters, this title is sure to satisfy old fans and newcomers alike.

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Aug 23, 2019

Mable and The Wood has a great idea at its core, and in some cases, it provides a compelling enough Metroidvania experience. Unfortunately, weak implementation of choice-based progression, along with some irksome bugs, hamper what could otherwise have been a great game.

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7 / 10.0 - Sea of Solitude
Jul 10, 2019

Despite some shortcomings in the narrative, Sea of Solitude champions its storytelling. It lands solidly on its own two feet, for the most part, and presents a fairly cathartic look at loneliness and depression.

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Jun 3, 2019

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is a saccharine treat for hardcore Persona fans, but at times, it can get a little too sweet. Furthermore, somewhat unfair challenges hamper what otherwise could be a great JRPG to sunset the Nintendo 3DS.

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7.5 / 10.0 - SiNKR 2
May 9, 2019

SiNKR 2 improves on its predecessor in many ways, offering many difficult, engaging puzzles. Figuring out every solution is its own reward. On more portable devices, the game makes an excellent way to kill short bursts of time.

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Mar 16, 2019

A Song in the Void does nothing to further the platforming genre, and even worse, it barely a decent level of quality. You're probably better off playing another walking simulator or Mirror's Edge, depending on what you're looking for.

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Nonetheless, “Rules” can be called a mostly successful entry in the Life is Strange catalog. The plot uses the newly introduced characters very well, each of them fulfilling an important role in Sean and Daniel’s adventure. No moment feels wasted, with every action leading to major changes in the story. Above all, after I finished the episode, I knew I immediately wanted more from Dontnod. It’s just a shame that it could take another four months.

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Jan 24, 2019

My Time at Portia suffers from arbitrarily long timers in its crafting system, but that's overshadowed by its rustic aesthetic and in-depth social system. For fans of the crafting and farming simulation genre, this is a title worth checking out.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Just Cause 4
Dec 3, 2018

Just Cause 4 is the most essential game in the series, perfecting years of blowing things up in the most creative ways. While the narrative doesn't have any lasting impact, the overall package delivers as video game comfort food.

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Nov 17, 2018

Now that my journey is over, though, there’s a part of me that misses that tedium. I want to go back and hunt all the animals, explore every mountaintop and winding river. There were so many little easter eggs that I’ve missed in Red Dead Redemption 2, and I want to take my time to find them all. Maybe it’s Stockholm syndrome. Or maybe Rockstar has built one of the most realistic depictions of life itself.

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