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Adrian Burrows

Lancaster, UK
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Favorite Games:
  • Deus Ex
  • Fallout 2
  • X-Com

70 games reviewed
61.3 average score
70 median score
41.3% of games recommended

Adrian Burrows's Reviews

Adrian likes videogames, history and beards. He's a reviewer for The Sixth Axis. His series of articles on learning about history through playing videogames (appropriately titled 'Playing with History') can be read on The Sixth Axis too. His first humorous history book 'Escapades in Bizarrcheaology' is available to buy from all good online book sellers (and some bad ones too). He also refers to himself in third person. A lot.
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7 / 10 - Lost Wing
Aug 4, 2020

Lost Wing is a hugely enjoyable and exciting arcade mash-up of endless runner, roguelite, Wipeout and Tron. There's a bit too much grinding for content and the nauseating screen-rotating anomalies, but these are sufficiently offset by thrills of the rest of the game and a budget price point. It's a game that managed to make me both punch the air and slap my face in despair on a regular basis; how many video games can you say that about?

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5 / 10 - Tannenberg
Jul 28, 2020

I often feel uncomfortable playing military shooters. Is it really morally acceptable for me to be having fun in a virtual playground that depicts a real life conflict in which thousands lost their lives? I don't know the answer, but thankfully Tannenberg never forces me to consider this ethical question. Tannenberg has some good ideas, but it's a slightly dull online FPS that never really gets going. As a budget multiplayer shooter there's some satisfaction to be had, but overall this is a far too limited and sluggish experience.

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8 / 10 - Beyond Blue
Jul 7, 2020

Forget Walking Simulators, Beyond Blue proves that Swimming Simulators is where it's at. This is a beautiful, relaxing and enchanting video game experience that acts as a soothing balm against the stresses of modern life. Sebastian was right, it really is better down where its wetter.

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Jul 1, 2020

1971 Project Helios has an enjoyable plot to unravel, decent character development and challenging AI to defeat, but it's mired in murky and unclear visuals and repetitive gameplay. You're probably best off giving this one a miss.

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7 / 10 - Warborn
Jun 23, 2020

Warborn is a solid and dependable Advance Wars-alike. There's nothing wrong with being an unspectacular offering, but with a few additions, alterations and improvements, Warborn could have been absolutely essential for Advance Wars fans. It's so close to being awesome, but we'll just have to settle for pretty good instead.

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9 / 10 - Huntdown
May 12, 2020

Huntdown is, quite simply, one of the best side-scrolling shooters I've ever played. Incredible retro pixel art, generous local co-op, a stonking frame rate and an addictive game play loop that had me coming back for more; Huntdown is the total package.

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7 / 10 - Get Packed
May 11, 2020

Get Packed is a party game on ketamine, it's pumped up madness with the volume knob twiddled to eleven. It's a silly, fun and often hilarious party game hampered by being a bit rough and ready in its execution and unreliable in its online performance.

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4 / 10 - Obey Me
Apr 29, 2020

There's something about Obey Me that I actually quite like. Perhaps it's in the charming way this indie duff 'em up apes many of the qualities of the Devil May Cry? Obey Me is a trier, and there's something about cheering on an underdog, even if it means overlooking some game design missteps. If not for borderline unplayable frame rate then, this would get my recommendation, but as it is I suggest you await a comprehensive patch for PS4 before splashing your cash.

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9 / 10 - Moving Out
Apr 23, 2020

Moving Out performs a seemingly impossible balancing act. It's both a challenging couch co-op physics puzzler, and yet it's completely accessible to everyone sat on that couch, regardless of their video game experience. Moving Out is fun, it's frivolous, it's joyful and it will have you laughing from beginning to end. Who could ask for more?

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6 / 10 - HyperParasite
Apr 17, 2020

There's a lot to like about HyperParasite; bombastic action, smooth gunplay and literally thousands of 1980's pop culture references are all good fun. It's just a shame that its spoiled by an overly punishing roguelite structure, asking you to play thorough the same content again and again to make any noticeable progress, rendering the pacing of the game an interminable slog.

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