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Chris Compendio

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

31 games reviewed
73.7 average score
75 median score
48.4% 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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8 / 10.0 - Baba Is You
Jun 21, 2019

Possibly the most original puzzle game in recent memory, Baba is You is also an exercise in frustration and stretched-out logic.

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6 / 10.0 - Falcon Age
May 6, 2019

First-person adventure Falcon Age was built with love but has some oddities more noticeable when not played with the PSVR headset.

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7 / 10.0 - Duck Game
May 3, 2019

The Towerfall-like party title Duck Game is now on Switch, and with it comes a package of wonkiness and absurdism.

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6.5 / 10.0 - The World Next Door
Apr 15, 2019

This adventure game features amazing character designs and a fun puzzle battle system, but The World Next Door suffers from a lack of content.

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7.5 / 10.0 - The Shrouded Isle
Jan 29, 2019

The Shrouded Isle did not feel like a game for beginners to the genre. The premise, the world-building, and sound all made the game into a wonderful sensory experience. But for some time, it also felt like a beast to wrestle with, and an experience that felt more Sisyphean than Lovecraftian. Perhaps that’s just on me to “git gud” in managing my damn cult.

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Jan 15, 2019

So there you have it—we’re late to the party, but Return of the Obra Dinn is one of the best games of 2018. There are a good number of people who may not digest game criticism the same way we journalist folks may, so to be fair to us, Lucas Pope’s game is one that may fall through the cracks and be off the radar. Despite late game gripes, this mystery game is one that everyone with a computer needs to at least try. Pop in your earbuds, turn up the volume, perhaps close the lights, and get ready to watch some people die.

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Dec 21, 2018

The wait is over for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on PS4, but perhaps that wait was too long, as it wasn't totally worth it.

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The turn-based strategy game Civilization VI finally made it to Switch, coming with a mostly accessible control scheme for those new to the series.

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9 / 10.0 - Hitman 2
Nov 12, 2018

I'm really eager to delve into this "platform" of Hitman 2 as it evolves. Like the first game, "Elusive Targets" will be made available, with their missions only playable once per player, whether you succeed, fail, or miss it entirely. Even with the existing content, there is so much to extrapolate from. The game encourages players to "master" each level, complete challenges, do all the story missions, and come with new ways to approach these situations. You are rewarded with new starting points, items, and other useful trinkets and perks. Unlike most games that are dense with content, I actually want to take advantage of it all, rather than quickly getting through the story through brute force and never stopping to smell the roses like I do in many open-world games currently on the market. As I write this Hitman 2 review, I am super antsy to finish it up, because I just really, really want to play more.

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I had the feeling while playing through The World Ends With You: Final Remix that with some more time, Square Enix might have made a combat system that utilized those darn buttons that the Switch has while still fitting everything on a single screen, which is wider and clearer than the DS button screen. Final Remix eventually became a physically exhausting chore to play—just try to find a comfortable position for long, extended sessions. The graphics and sound made the hassle all worth it, but by not taking full advantage of the Switch, the beauty of Final Remix runs the risk of only being viewed through YouTube walkthroughs.

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