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Travis Northup

San Francisco

Favorite Games:
  • Bioshock
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
  • Halo 2

114 games reviewed
79.1 average score
80 median score
64.9% of games recommended

Travis Northup's Reviews

I wear a suit every day, and write about technology and electronic media.
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8 / 10.0 - The Riftbreaker
Oct 21, 2021

The Riftbreaker is an addictive, complex, and satisfying RTS/bullet hell hybrid, even while it suffers from some very noticeable performance issues.

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8 / 10.0 - World War Z
Sep 25, 2021

World War Z: Aftermath is another lumbering step forward for zombie-kind, even if it doesn't completely satisfy one's appetite for brains.

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7 / 10.0 - Sable
Sep 22, 2021

Sable is a beautiful, minimalist voyage that's hindered by bugs and bland puzzles.

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7 / 10.0 - I Am Fish
Sep 15, 2021

I Am Fish is a physics-based literal fish-out-of-water story that's equal parts hilarious and masochistic.

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Sep 1, 2021

Maneater: Truth Quest is a conspiracy-themed expansion with a few fun ideas and lots of repetitive quests.

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6 / 10.0 - Recompile
Aug 19, 2021

Recompile is a short-lived metroidvania with a great story but forgettable platforming, puzzles, and combat.

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Jul 26, 2021

The biggest problem with all the logic puzzles in Chronicles won’t be a surprise to veteran players though: most of the time the solution is just too obvious. There are exceptions of course, especially in each game’s latter cases, but it’s not uncommon to be several steps ahead of each of the characters as they peel back layer after layer to get to the truth. This can lead to some frustrating parts where you’re not sure which piece of evidence to present, because you’re already way ahead of the characters’ current understanding of the sequence of events. But like I said, this isn’t a new problem to the series and ones that fans (myself included) are likely to be quick to forgive.

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7 / 10.0 - Cris Tales
Jul 23, 2021

Cris Tales is a clever time-traveling JRPG that's held back by monotonous combat.

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is a fantastic Zelda adventure that's aged like wine, even if Wii-era motion controls still aren't great.

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Jun 21, 2021

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a tedious co-op adventure with lots of goblins and even more bugs.

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