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Travis Northup

San Francisco

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

108 games reviewed
79.6 average score
82 median score
64.8% of games recommended

Travis Northup's Reviews

I wear a suit every day, and write about technology and electronic media.
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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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Jun 3, 2021

Necromunda: Hired Gun shoots itself in the foot with bugs galore, brain-dead AI, and a dull, nonsensical story.

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90 / 100 - Knockout City
May 30, 2021

There are few games that have ever made me scream in anger or shout with unbridled joy as often as Knockout City and I absolutely can't stop playing. It's a near-perfect team multiplayer game packed with strategy, heart, and an incredibly impressive level of polish. Even if it's a bit buggy and lacking in content at the moment, I can't recommend it enough.

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May 12, 2021

Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a multiplayer stealth-action game that rewards sloppiness over cunning. That can be fun, but it also badly needs more content.

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Apr 13, 2021

Oddworld: Soulstorm is an excellent remake of a delightfully weird '90s platformer with tons of charm, challenge... and annoying bugs.

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Jan 27, 2021

Skul: The Hero Slayer puts skull-swapping and fast combat front and center in this bone-afide retro rogue-lite.

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Nov 24, 2020

Destiny 2 breaks new ground with Beyond Light, while other parts remain frozen in time.

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