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Chris Compendio

Favorite Games:
  • Wandersong
  • Night in the Woods
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts

33 games reviewed
73.2 average score
75 median score
48.5% of games recommended

Chris Compendio's Reviews

Chris Compendio is the Weekend Editor of Gamepur, a former Staff Writer for DualShockers, and a former Editorial Intern for Paste Magazine. Chris is available for freelance work. Chris also hosts a game industry talk show podcast called Procedural Conversation.
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Oct 14, 2021

The Jackbox Party Pack 8 will probably not be the end of the line for this series, and even though the games today are far more complicated than something you’d see from the first or second packs, iteration is the key to a fun pack of games. Gather your friends together (if it’s safe) and get cracking on uncovering the intricacies and strategies of these games — hopefully with a ton of laughter in between.

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Oct 7, 2021

Regardless, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl serves as an example of how surgical marketing can be, feeding competitive players with specific bullet points while trying to cast a wide net with its popular IP. Playing it may certainly make you smile, and moments of hype can follow. But in the end, it’s an extended meme at best and a monument to capitalistic cynicism at worst.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Super Crush KO
Jan 21, 2020

Colorful brawler Super Crush KO has a lovely art style, a great sense of humor, and tense sidescrolling brawling that should charm anyone.

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Nov 19, 2019

A magnificent blend of genres makes Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order a solid game, but technical hitches prevent it from taking the high ground.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Afterparty
Oct 29, 2019

Night School Studio's Afterparty falls short of greatness, with an unrewarding narrative, underutilized gameplay concepts, and technical issues.

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Oct 17, 2019

Despite being built from previously-used parts, The Jackbox Party Pack 6 is still one of the more solid and consistent collections.

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Oct 3, 2019

Side-scrolling sequel Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair has creative ideas, assuming you have the patience to wrangle with its difficulty.

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Sep 23, 2019

Short, sweet, and simple, Sayonara Wild Hearts is a package of positivity, with music and visuals that will sure to win anyone over.

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Sep 20, 2019

House House's Untitled Goose Game is undoubtedly a hilarious experience, but it lacks a varied toolset to maximize said hilarity.

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Sep 9, 2019

Pinball-inspired dungeon crawler/hack-and-slash Creature in the Well is short, sweet, and satisfying, whatever that word means.

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