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Damien King

Originally from London (UK), now living in the greater Boston area (USA)
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Favorite Games:
  • Amplitude
  • Super Bomberman 2
  • Overwatch

60 games reviewed
79.1 average score
81 median score
50.0% of games recommended

Damien King's Reviews

Editor for GameCynic since 2016.
8.4 / 10.0 - Amplitude HD
Jun 8, 2016

Easy to pick up and play, Amplitude is a must-have for gamers who love rhythm/music games. Local multiplayer and various difficulty settings make Amplitude excellent value for money, though a lack of online multiplayer or additional DLC hurts long-term longevity.

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8.1 / 10.0 - KARAKARA
Jun 25, 2016

For those who enjoy light visual novels, KARAKARA is a great way to spend an evening, especially with its excellent voice acting.

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7.7 / 10.0 - Zombie Party
Jun 28, 2016

Fun as a jump-in, jump-out title, Zombie Party is best played as couch co-op. Fans of twin stick shooters will appreciate the depth, but for the online multiplayer this zombie bites off a little more than it can chew.

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8.4 / 10.0 - Grand Kingdom
Jul 1, 2016

If you're a fan of the genre this is almost certainly going to keep you busy for months; if not, the extensive demo on the PlayStation store is absolutely worth a download to see whether it's right for you.

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6.8 / 10.0 - Lost Sea
Jul 4, 2016

Lack of variety and a poorly designed progression system hurt the game, but it's a fun, family friendly activity for younger gamers to spend a few hours on.

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9.8 / 10.0 - INSIDE
Jul 7, 2016

Inside is a tour de force of emotion and enjoyment, flawlessly serving up a game that will seduce you into its dark, malevolent world. Games of this caliber are rare indeed.

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8 / 10.0 - Song of the Deep
Jul 11, 2016

Despite the unusual fluctuations in difficulty, Song of the Deep is nonetheless a fun game that appeals to your sense of adventure. A wealth of interesting areas to explore will keep you glued to the game for hours.

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8.1 / 10.0 - Crush Your Enemies
Jul 13, 2016

A fun RTS that doesn't take itself too seriously. Punishing campaign difficulty and online multiplayer modes help build a long lifespan for our barbarian friends. While it won't replace your Starcraft or Total War, it'll complement them nicely when you want a more lighthearted change of pace.

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7.8 / 10.0 - 10 Second Ninja X
Jul 18, 2016

For fans of hardcore games such as Super Meat Boy or I Wanna Be The Guy, 10 Second Ninja X is a fantastic game. The short bursts of gameplay make 10SNX great for people with limited time, but the difficulty won't be for everyone; grab the demo first if you're new to hardcore platformers.

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Jul 25, 2016

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is a solid, fun JRPG experience with a strong anime flavor and many hours worth of content. If you're a fan of turn-based RPGs and pulling off stylish, over-the-top moves with finesse, this is a great game to look into.

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9 / 10.0 - Overcooked
Aug 1, 2016

If you have a friend or three coming over, this is an amazing way to spend an evening. Overcooked is one of the most fun titles we've played in months, and one we revisit often. Try it for yourself.

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8.3 / 10.0 - Armello
Aug 3, 2016

Armello is an excellent staple of turn-based strategy games. With its charming aesthetic, many subtle nuances and ways to foil opponents, fans of the genre will appreciate the depth on offer here, though it may be a little too slow paced for gamers new to the genre.

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7.9 / 10.0 - [email protected]
Aug 8, 2016

[email protected] helps fill the void of roguelikes available on the PlayStation 4, though the lack of persistent upgrades makes [email protected] more of a game meant to be played in short bursts rather than working on a long-term improvement and domination. The solid gameplay and easy learning curve make [email protected] a strong introduction to roguelikes, though experienced dungeoneers may find it too shallow.

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4.2 / 10.0 - MilitAnt
Aug 10, 2016

MilitAnt is an exercise in "what-if"; there's a lot of potential for a great platformer, but it's mired by shoddy gameplay systems and poor design. We're hoping to see a sequel that corrects these mistakes, but this one is quite the disappointment.

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8.2 / 10.0 - Prison Architect
Aug 15, 2016

Despite the occasional bug and some derpy AI here and there, Prison Architect is a solid title that hits all the right notes for simulation fans, taking an obscure concept and transforming it into a fun game that delivers hundreds of hours of playtime.

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9.1 / 10.0 - SteamWorld Heist
Aug 17, 2016

Quirky, easy to dive into, and great fun to play around with, SteamWorld Heist is a modern classic and one of our favorite turn-based titles of recent years. Easily recommended.

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Aug 19, 2016

Lovingly crafted, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided essentially takes Metal Gear Solid and drops it into a Blade Runner-esque transhumanist world full of complexities, oddities, and deception. The result is an engaging adventure with great feel and a few surprises up its sleeve. Definitely one to look into.

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8 / 10.0 - Worms W.M.D
Aug 22, 2016

For a longtime Worms player, Worms W.M.D. feels like finding and putting on your old favorite jeans — comfortable, familiar and feels like home. Worms W.M.D is best played with a bunch of friends, but the single-player content isn't too bad and will be a challenge to fully complete.

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7.9 / 10.0 - Attack on Titan
Aug 26, 2016

For franchise fans, this is a no-brainer, capturing the feel of the AoT world and its messy, visceral combat. For everyone else, this is a maybe; combat is fluid and takedowns are satisfying, but gameplay can get monotonous. Try before you buy.

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Aug 29, 2016

Returning to the open approach of older titles, Hitman is the definitive title in the franchise, offering a colossal variety of approaches and methods. The unparalleled freedom and wide-open environments come together to define a fantastic game with a long life.

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