Daniele Dolce


42 games reviewed
74.0 average score
76 median score
38.1% of games recommended
Scores 4.4 higher than average

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Daniele Dolce
7.2 / 10.0 - Crackdown 3
Feb 14, 2019

Crackdown 3 comes directly from the past, from an era in which the open-world action games focused mainly on the amount of things to do, to the detriment of the overall quality and variety of situations. This does not mean that the formula proposed by Sumo Digital doesn't work, far from it, but it's linked to a now anachronistic concept of a genre that has evolved in the last couple of years into something that goes beyond the simple repetition of the same tasks throughout the duration of the campaign.

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7 / 10.0 - Re-Legion
Feb 4, 2019

Re-Legion is based on some interesting ideas and has a nice cyberpunk setting. Sadly there's only one game mode (the single player campaign), and overall the game feels very easy due to a lackluster AI.

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Daniele Dolce
Jan 28, 2019

There's a lot of content here, but the many technical issues, the poor balancing between the twelve factions, and the many feature missing from its direct predecessor make Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 an underwhelming experience.

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7 / 10.0 - Ashen
Jan 17, 2019

Ashen is a souls-like game with a particular focus on the co-op multiplayer. Sadly this feature rarely works as intended, but despite its flaws, the game developed by A44 is still an enjoyable variation to the formula created by Miyazaki and From Software.

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9.5 / 10.0 - GRIS
Dec 13, 2018

GRIS is an outstanding work of pure art lended to the world of video games. Its gameplay, however simple, is but a vessel for a strong and emotional message carried out by an exceptional visual and sound direction. The first title of Nomada Studio is moving, delicate and elegant: a real gem in the landscape of independent video games.

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Daniele Dolce
Dec 7, 2018

There's a game behind the many issues and flaws of Underworld Ascendant; we just don't know when (or if) we might see it one day.

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Daniele Dolce
Dec 4, 2018

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Heaven is a game with a lot of charisma thanks to an exceptional characterization of the world and the characters that populate it. Unfortunately, the mix of turn-based tactics and stealth isn't always working as it's supposed to, but the game developed by The Bearded Ladies is still able to entertain for about fifteen hours. Maybe next time it would be appropriate to put on the gameplay the same care given to the narrative aspects of the game.

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Daniele Dolce
Nov 21, 2018

Warhammer 40.000: Mechanicus is surprising: it's extremely coherent with the setting created by Games Workshop, and the gameplay reflects the potential offered by the ability to command a cohort of the Adeptus Mechanicus. There are some undeniable flaws, but overall we are looking at a refreshing new take on the turn-based tactics genre.

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Daniele Dolce
6.2 / 10.0 - Fallout 76
Nov 20, 2018

Putting aside the many technical issues, Fallout 76 offers an empty world in which, paradoxically, there are many things to do, but everything appears to be an end in itself. There is something good in this game, but it's crippled by a bland world design and a non-existent plot. This is a game that may be able to entertain, but boredom is always dangerously around the corner.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Hitman 2
Nov 9, 2018

Hitman 2 is an excellent more of the same, a game that pushes the boundaries of the freedom given to the players in delivering the perfect assassination. The level design reaches new height in the genre, and the plot is compelling. Sadly the two multiplayer modes are a bit shallow.

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Daniele Dolce
Oct 9, 2018

After many years, finally Space Hulk: Tactics represents a transposition as faithful as possible of the original board game.

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Daniele Dolce
Oct 1, 2018

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the turning point for one of the most famous series produced by Ubisoft. Despite a somewhat shallow storyline and a constant sense of déjà-vu due to the evident reuse of assets from its direct predecessor, the metamorphosis in a full-fledged action RPG is successful, assisted by a system of choices and consequences that works well in guaranteeing tangible repercussions in the world. Now we can't wait to find out how the series will evolve.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Frozen Synapse 2
Sep 17, 2018

The second chapter of Frozen Synapse is deeper and more complex, but too many technical problems keep it away from real greatness.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Destiny 2: Forsaken
Sep 7, 2018

The Forsaken represents a real turning point for Destiny 2, with lots of quality content that make the game much more varied and complete.

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Daniele Dolce

The control system is less comfortable and the framerate not so stable, but Divinity: Original Sin 2 remains an excellent RPG also on console, with several improvements to the pure contents.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Planet Alpha
Sep 2, 2018

Planeth Alpha is a sci-fi adventure really excellent in the artistic design, like a true moving fresco, but not as effective in everything related to gameplay, with obvious puzzles and imperfect stealth mechanics.

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9.2 / 10.0 - Phantom Doctrine
Aug 14, 2018

Phantom Doctrine from CreativeForge uses the collective Cold War imagery to build one of the absolute benchmarks for modern turn based tactical games, excellent in almost every aspect.

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7.7 / 10.0 - Mothergunship
Jul 27, 2018

MOTHERGUNSHIP is a strong step forward compared to Tower of Guns, with a very well made weapon creation system and an even more spectacular action core. Unfortunately we also found a certain repetitiveness in the game's structure, but the fans of intense action and arcade taste hardly will be disappointed.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Prey: Mooncrash
Jun 22, 2018

Arkane Studios offers a very well crafted roguelite experiment, although repetitive on long distance, with some small but forgivable weakness.

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Daniele Dolce
Jun 14, 2018

Neocore offers a fascinating story based on the universe of Warhammer 40,000, but wastes his chance with a heavily imperfect technical system.

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