Steven Scaife


87 games reviewed
65.4 average score
70 median score
47.6% of games recommended
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Apr 1, 2020

The game offers a refreshing focus on its sense of place rather than ease of play.

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Mar 19, 2020

There's something primal and thrilling to id Software's further embrace of video-gamey conventions.

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Mar 5, 2020

The game is a charming concoction full of endearing characters and set to a wondrous soundtrack.

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Feb 23, 2020

The game captures place and feeling through honing in on things that are singular, small, and warm.

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Feb 12, 2020

Its point-and-click adventure elements eventually feel alternately rudimentary and more than a little tedious.

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Kentucky Route Zero is about America in a way few games aspire to be and fewer still succeed at.

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The game's themes feel like facile wallpaper over mechanics that feed into the ideas being critiqued.

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Dec 16, 2019

Wattam communicates a poignant, refreshing, and all-too-necessary joy in the face of adversity.

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Dec 5, 2019

Did you know that corporations are bad? That the drudgeries of adult life are soul-crushing?

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Oct 31, 2019

The game is so zany and so mired in its traditional progression systems that it ceases to say anything of note.

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Oct 18, 2019

The game offers one of the most fascinating, unique, and fulfilling portrayals of the human mind.

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6 / 10.0 - Concrete Genie
Oct 10, 2019

Concrete Genie is visually striking and offers a chill artistic experience, but its rote combat and by-the-numbers narrative greatly bring it down as the game progresses.

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One hopes Man of Medan will function similarly to a mediocre TV pilot for a series that only later finds its footing.

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Aug 6, 2019

The game isn't really supposed to be about anything, yet in that ambiguity it captures the specific madness of our present.

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It experiments with all the weakest parts of the series and ties them together with a new, tedious progression system.

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Jul 11, 2019

Its repetitive tasks are like the usual arbitrary gates to reach a cutscene in a mediocre video game.

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Jun 26, 2019

Worse than the sheer tedium of shooting is the effect it has on the game's atmosphere.

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Jun 1, 2019

Playing Pathologic 2 feels like suffering, and it's meant to be that way.

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May 29, 2019

It fits together disparate genres so perfectly that you wonder how nobody thought to combine them sooner.

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May 21, 2019

The setting of the game is the familiar stuff of science fiction, but the lens through which it's viewed is not.

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