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Travis Northup

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Favorite Games:
  • Halo 2
  • Minecraft
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

172 games reviewed
74.8 average score
80 median score
65.1% of games recommended

Travis Northup's Reviews

I wear a suit every day and play too many video games.
7 / 10.0 - Skull and Bones
Feb 16, 2024

Skull and Bones is a maritime RPG with a strong foundation, even if it feels like a live-service first draft.

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Feb 12, 2024

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden’s memorable story and inspired investigative cases help carry it across its rougher patches.

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7 / 10.0 - Palworld
Jan 25, 2024

The version of Palworld on Xbox and the Microsoft Store might not be nearly as polished as the Steam version right now, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still a ton of fun.

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8 / 10.0 - Palworld
Jan 23, 2024

Palworld may crib quite a bit from Pokémon’s homework, but deep survival mechanics and a hilarious attitude make it hard to put down – even in Early Access.

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Dec 15, 2023

Resident Evil 4 Remake VR Mode is just about as great as you’d expect, but the base game’s third-person perspective made Capcom’s job a lot harder.

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10 / 10.0 - Asgard's Wrath 2
Dec 14, 2023

Asgard’s Wrath 2 is an open-world action RPG that sets a new gold standard for VR – and competes with the best anywhere.

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4 / 10.0 - The Anacrusis
Dec 8, 2023

The Anacrusis is a co-op shooter with remarkably few surprises and surprisingly unremarkable gunplay.

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Nov 16, 2023

Assassin’s Creed Nexus is an impressively complete Ubisoft game, even if not all those parts stick the landing in VR.

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Nov 1, 2023

WarioWare: Move It! is another amusing entry in the series, with creative multiplayer modes making up for a roster of minigames that quickly become repetitive.

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Oct 30, 2023

This very brief DLC offers some quality laughs, but few other reasons to revisit Hell-A.

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The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria doesn’t give a ton of reasons to play it over its genre peers – and its poor combat, building, and mining mechanics make those other options sound even more appealing.

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Oct 12, 2023

Lords of the Fallen is an awesome soulslike with a fantastic dual-realities premise, even when performance shortcomings and wimpy bosses crash the party.

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6 / 10.0 - High on Knife
Oct 2, 2023

High on Knife is a decent add-on for those searching for an excuse to jump back into Squanch Games’ gross world of naughty words and cartoon violence, but it doesn’t offer a whole lot of reasons to stick around for more than a couple of hours. With a disappointingly short questline and an ill-advised focus on some of the weaker members of the High on Life cast, it doesn’t come close to reaching the same highs (pun intended) as it did last year. There are certainly some decent laughs to be had, and more of this shamelessly idiotic world is by no means a bad thing, but there just isn’t enough here for me to be able to enthusiastically recommend anyone clear even this small amount of time on their busy gaming schedule.

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7 / 10.0 - PAYDAY 3
Sep 19, 2023

Payday 3's cooperative heists are off to a strong start, even if the vault is a bit bare at the moment.

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8 / 10.0 - Lies of P
Sep 13, 2023

Lies of P might not branch out particularly far from its soulslike inspiration, but it plays the part extremely well.

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Aug 29, 2023

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy sequel is a superb puzzle platformer that sticks close to the series’ playbook.

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8 / 10.0 - Blasphemous 2
Aug 17, 2023

Blasphemous 2 is an orthodox Metroidvania with style, creepy bosses, and a gloriously gross return to Cvstodia.

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Aug 14, 2023

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre's less asymmetrical take on the asymmetrical horror genre offers a few entertaining, technically challenged hours of fun.

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9 / 10.0 - Remnant II
Jul 20, 2023

Where Remnant: From The Ashes was a strong first draft, Remnant 2 is a revolutionary sequel and a sterling manifesto for the looter-shooter soulslike.

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Jul 13, 2023

Testament: The Order of High Human is a bland, frustrating, and buggy fantasy adventure that would have been a bad four-hour Skyrim knockoff. At 40 hours, it’s hard to bear.

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