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Richard Costa


Favorite Games:
  • Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

30 games reviewed
70.8 average score
75 median score
43.3% of games recommended

Richard Costa's Reviews

I’m currently pursuing a PhD program in English at the University of Alberta. Previously, I’ve worked as a translator, editor, journalist, and critic. Starting in 2021, I’ll publish my non-academic writing on Substack. This will be a general public commentary on environment, science, technology, media, and gaming.
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A Woman's Lot is a rewarding coda for Kingdom Come: Deliverance that might make you itch for a new playthrough. It features two tense questlines where you'll survive the Sack of Skalitz as Henry's love interest Theresa, and help the devout nurse Johanka in her complex theological conundrum.

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Jul 31, 2019

Beyond: Two Souls is an interactive drama action-adventure with painfully inept writing. Ellen Page's top-notch acting can only carry it so far until it falls apart in a terminally inane climax.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Nowhere Prophet
Jul 19, 2019

Nowhere Prophet is a unique and thoughtful single-player deckbuilding card game set in a fascinating Indofuturistic world. It features compelling convoy management with hints of The Oregon Trail, and a highly innovative 'living card' mechanic.

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7 / 10.0 - Heavy Rain
Jul 5, 2019

If you've already played Heavy Rain on PS3, you won't miss anything. If you're totally new to it as a PC gamer, it might surprise you with its branching narrative and raw drama, even if the writing occasionally misses the mark.

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9 / 10.0 - Outer Wilds
Jun 25, 2019

Outer Wilds is a triumphant first-person exploration adventure with innovative (quantum) physics puzzles. More than that, it's a microcosm in itself that pleads to be explored and untangled in its minutiae.

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7 / 10.0 - Draugen
May 28, 2019

Draugen is a short exploration game with not a whole lot to explore, but its majestic Norwegian vistas and its amusing companion engagement make it worth the trip.

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9 / 10.0 - Gwent
May 2, 2019

Months after the final release, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is still going strong. The minigame-turned-esport continually goes through iterations and patches, shedding skins and morphing into a real beast of a card game. It has a wistful past, a solid present, and a bright future.

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Band of Bastards is essentially a short side quest consisting of five combat-driven missions and an extremely unsatisfying conclusion.

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The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon is a bundle of glorified side quests that you might enjoy if you already enjoyed the base game quests featuring Hans Capon and the Charlatan of Sasau.

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From the Ashes meshes well with the base game, and it might help you discover some overlooked side quests. The village building and management is interesting, but ultimately superficial. The conclusion feels somewhat anticlimactic.

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