Manuel Barthes


44 games reviewed
78.3 average score
79 median score
77.3% of games recommended
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Jul 14, 2021

In theory, motion control of the Nintendo Switch paired with The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD is a perfect match. What sounds quite conclusive at first has unfortunately not been implemented perfectly in practice. A further complication is the optics, which no longer meet today's standards despite HD. Even the gripping plot, which lays the historical foundation stone of the series, can only offer slight consolation.

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7.4 / 10.0 - Scarlet Nexus
Jun 28, 2021

The attempt of a new IP with Scarlet Nexus has succeeded. But this is largely due to its excellent combat system, which carries the game over long distances. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of its story. Its complexity suffers badly from the weak narrative style via still images and the lifeless and detail-poor areas.

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Jun 24, 2021

Mario Golf: Super Rush is a successful continuation of the sports series. The new game modes ensure a large portion of games, fun and excitement. This makes it easier to get over the fact that Nintendo is leaving a lot of potential in Adventure Mode. Even that is quickly forgotten when you start with friends in multiplayer. Getting started is easy, but the battle for victory is all the greater.

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8.2 / 10.0 - BIOMUTANT
May 24, 2021

Biomutant is an open world role-playing game of a different kind and in a positive sense. Even if you use numerous gameplay elements from other titles and thus appear overloaded at the beginning, the beautiful game world fascinates with its look and its sound. Anyone who can overcome this initial hurdle and come to terms with the narrative weaknesses can expect a refreshing adventure that is worth every minute of the game.

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May 10, 2021

Capcom continues the story of Ethan Winters with Resident Evil Village and closes his files in an impressive way. The playful mix of parts 4 and 7 convinces with fast-paced action, a gripping storyline and a few surprises. It doesn't have much to do with the origins of the series, but those who are positive about this reorientation will have a fantastic time in the eerily beautiful village.

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Mar 12, 2021

Fans of the series will quickly find in Harvest Moon: One World that the glamor of the previous day is unfortunately gone. Farmer's life is surprisingly monotonous and boring with little detail, graphically outdated and playfully flat. The five different regions provide a bit of relief, but due to the shallow action and tasks they can hardly motivate over a longer period of time.

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Feb 10, 2021

Although Super Mario 3D World is only an implementation for Nintendo Switch, it has not lost any of its charm and ingenuity. The loving optimization for the benefit of the gaming experience, as well as the bonus adventure Bowser's Fury, are convincing across the board and promise fun for up to four players. Even some questionable level designs can hardly tarnish the overall picture.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Cyberpunk 2077
Dec 15, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 is without question a very good game that at the end of the day only fails at one point: It cannot live up to its hype. This fact is particularly reflected in the technical condition, where game errors have a different impact from system to system. Even a gripping plot does not comfort the fact that the trip to Night City is more appearance than reality.

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7 / 10.0 - Just Dance 2021
Nov 17, 2020

Just Dance 2021 is a game for fans who can't get enough of dancing. Unfortunately, the title doesn't have more to offer either, because the idea from last year to create more playful depth has apparently been discarded again. Seen in this way, apart from the new songs, there is little new to offer, which in the end creates the character of an update rather than that of a full-price videogame. A problem that has been emerging for a long time and with which one is not alone.

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Nov 9, 2020

With Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ubisoft ventures into something incredible: Taking the Odyssey formula and reinvent it completely. Players will face a realistic and brutal world with a serious story behind it. Protagonist Eivor and the game world are thoughtfully build with a lot of love for details. An amazing experience that is presentable.

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