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Eric Van Allen


Favorite Games:
  • The World Ends With You
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Mass Effect 2

130 games reviewed
78.8 average score
80 median score
63.9% of games recommended
8.5 / 10.0 - Dead Space (Remake)
Jan 26, 2023

Dead Space as a concept still holds up, and the reworking EA Motive has provided highlights its best features while shoring up old pitfalls. Sci-fi survival horror fans should get what they want out of this: the return of a classic, with gorgeous graphics and some new twists, but the same old boot-stomping good time.

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Nov 29, 2022

Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.

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9 / 10.0 - Pentiment
Nov 14, 2022

A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Signalis
Oct 25, 2022

A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage.

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Oct 21, 2022

Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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Sep 29, 2022

Solid and definitely have an audience. There could be some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun.

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9 / 10.0 - Immortality
Aug 30, 2022

A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage.

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Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Neon White
Jun 15, 2022

Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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May 18, 2022

Solid and definitely have an audience. There could be some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun.

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9 / 10.0 - Citizen Sleeper
May 4, 2022

What Citizen Sleeper achieves in a fairly short hour count, though, is a sci-fi story that sticks.

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8 / 10.0 - Weird West
Mar 31, 2022

Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Triangle Strategy
Mar 11, 2022

Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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6 / 10.0 - Monark
Feb 22, 2022

Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.

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9 / 10.0 - Sifu
Feb 6, 2022

A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage.

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If you don’t want to dive deep into the competitive League part, you can play the autobattler, or the rhythm-runner, or look ahead to the fighting game. Or simply settle in with what’s a pretty enjoyable RPG in Ruined King. If anything, it’s a testament to how well even more side games could work in this universe.

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Nov 10, 2021

So while Mario Party Superstars doesn’t necessarily break massively new ground, it’s so good at replaying the classics that it will probably be my new go-to for Mario Party fun moving forward. It isn’t just the Nintendo 64 nostalgia talking here; this is a good collection of minigames, a smart board selection, a nice-looking game, and it’s got tons of settings, dials, and options to fiddle with for repeat play sessions. It might not be filled with new ideas, but Mario Party Superstars plays the hits, and plays them as well as it did the first time around.

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Oct 27, 2021

If you’re looking for an enjoyable RPG with some novel ideas and strong presentation behind it, Voice of Cards can easily eat up a weekend or two. It’s sweet and doesn’t overstay its welcome, even when I wished it would. While those factors aren’t enough for it to match up against the best-in-class competitors, there are many worse ways to spend a cozy fall evening than curled up with Voice of Cards.

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8 / 10.0 - Back 4 Blood
Oct 18, 2021

Whether I’m laughing out loud over a brilliant strategy gone awry or just barely getting onto an escape vehicle with Ridden right on my heels, Back 4 Blood has the right formula for a good few weekends of co-op fun. If it gets even more support and updates down the line, I could see this taking up a spot as a go-to social game for quite a while to come. Really, it just feels good to have this sort of game back again.

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6 / 10.0 - The Good Life
Oct 16, 2021

The Good Life does many things, but they never felt like they coalesced together into an experience that could stick with me. I certainly enjoyed parts of it, and some of its stranger moments really do land as big, enjoyable peaks. But there’s a lot of valley in-between, and while I arrived in Rainy Woods eager for a pleasant countryside escape, I didn’t feel like making a return trip after the credits had rolled.

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