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Adrian Burrows

Lancaster, UK

Favorite Games:
  • Deus Ex
  • Fallout 2
  • X-Com

111 games reviewed
61.5 average score
70 median score
45.2% 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. He also refers to himself in third person. A lot.
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Jul 31, 2017

Super Cloudbuilt is a stunningly well realised game. It's fun and frantic, yet the player is always in control. How much you enjoy this game will really depend on how much of a glutton for punishment you are. Cloudbuilt is frustratingly hard, but those with the patience and skill to persevere will find a rich and rewarding title with a great deal of replayability, returning to each level to find the optimal routes and looking like a boss whilst doing so.

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Aug 16, 2017

Infinite Minigolf lacks the gameplay variety and polish to take it to the top of the party tower. It's mostly solid and dependable fun, but it only really comes to life in local multiplayer, so just don't buy this game if you haven't got any friends who like to visit.

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2 / 10 - Maize
Oct 11, 2017

I wanted to like Maize, I really did. The initial trailers promised precise puzzle solving and surreal Pythonesque humour, yet there is very little here for me to be able to recommend and I find myself being very s-corn-ful. The dull and tedious gameplay and misjudged humour making the limited run time a dreary drudge to the finish line. It simply shucks.

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8 / 10 - Pinball FX3
Nov 1, 2017

Pinball FX 3 is a fantastic sequel and offers everything a fan of the series could hope for. It brings added sheen and shine to every conceivable area that was lacking in Pinball FX2. The true test of its longetivity will be in its forthcoming table packs but judging on the quality of the Universal Film Studios pack, we've nothing to be worried about.

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7 / 10 - Numantia
Nov 15, 2017

If you can look past the steep difficulty curves, unimpressive visuals and unwieldy controls, then you will find a deep and compelling historical strategy experience that will keep you engaged for many weeks.

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Nov 27, 2017

Outcast: Second Contact is an eighteen year old game that's been given a makeover. This is absolutely fine if you're a fan of the original and want to play it again on modern hardware, but if you don't have the nostalgia quality there's absolutely nothing that you won't find here that's done far better elsewhere. For a steep price tag of £39.99 on PS4, that's just not good enough.

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Dec 5, 2017

Unlike the invention of the wheel or the utilisation of fire, Caveman Warriors is hardly likely to revolutionise our world, but then it wasn't intended too. Instead you get a solid and fun side scrolling platformer that harks back to the console classics of yesteryear. It's gorgeous to look at, and whilst frustration can be caused with several technical issues, I nonetheless enjoyed my time with Caveman Warriors.

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Dec 14, 2017

Nine Parchments is a solid release. Its gorgeous art style, dependable controls and fun co-op play almost hide a multitude of sins. Almost. Unfortunately, with a poor save system and combat mechanics that never really develop from the first level onwards, Nine Parchments soon becomes a slog that is less than magical.

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7 / 10 - Vesta
Jan 26, 2018

Vesta was an absolutely delightful way to start off my gaming year. It's hardly ground-breaking stuff but this is a solid, dependable and, most importantly, fun game. It's all over rather quickly, but it's a credit to the developers that this left me wanting more.

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If you liked Assassin's Creed Origins, then you'll like this The Hidden Ones DLC. You just won't like it for very long though, as you'll have it wrapped up in an afternoon. It's an add-on that is sadly both lazy and derivative, and when players are being charged around £30 for a season pass, I don't think its unjustified to expect a little more bang for our buck.

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