Steven Scaife


82 games reviewed
64.8 average score
70 median score
46.9% of games recommended
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Mar 14, 2019

The game masterfully uses its microcosm of the internet circa 1999 to examine the way society functions when it's extremely online.

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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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More than just a faithful recreation of an old subgenre, its greatest strength lies in its impeccable writing.

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Nov 8, 2018

Even if the lavish detail, excellent writing, and world of possibility within vivid levels mostly just refine what came before, that’s because IO Interactive have all but perfected what they set out to achieve in Hitman: Codename 47 nearly 20 years ago

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The game should feel wrong or disjointed with the conflicting elements it includes, but it all creates a strange, poignant, and often beautiful whole.

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Jan 23, 2019

There are few greater thrills than discovering a new, powerful combo in Slay the Spire.

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Jan 31, 2019

The world the game shares with its predecessors is detailed and bizarre in equal measure.

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Feb 28, 2019

The game not only gets you to behave like a rampaging gorilla, it forces you to adapt like one.

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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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Mar 6, 2018

Chuchel is an amusing diversion from a developer attuned to their considerable aesthetic strengths.

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What saves this tossed-off narrative is the way it, like every other aspect of the game, interacts with the destruction.

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Aug 9, 2018

The game's more successful cases ask you to evaluate your definitions of things like mercy and humanity.

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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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Dec 16, 2019

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

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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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Mar 5, 2020

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

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May 24, 2020

There's considerable joy to poking at the edges of its ingenious interlocking systems to see what happens.

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May 27, 2020

The game reveals its brilliance by constantly and subtly reconfiguring the emotions behind erasure.

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The most impressive thing about the game is still the strength and specificity of its vision.

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