Paolo Besser


16 games reviewed
77.2 average score
80 median score
50.0% of games recommended
Scores 30.2 higher than average

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Paolo Besser
6.8 / 10.0 - Nippon Marathon
Apr 1, 2019

Nippon Marathon is a positively wacky, completely deranged party game, but it's also very repetitive.

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8.6 / 10.0 - Warparty
Mar 28, 2019

Warparty offers the right compromise between the immediacy of the first RTS games and the depth of the last representatives of the genre, putting every element in the right place and carrying out its task in an excellent way.

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8.1 / 10.0 - The Ballad Singer
Mar 25, 2019

The Ballad Singer is an interactive book made video game. The game developed by Curtel Games is not for everyone, but it sure is incredibly rich and deep.

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7.4 / 10.0 - Scintillatron 4096
Mar 1, 2019

Scintillatron 4096 seems to have come straight out of an elucubration by Jeff Minter, and this is perhaps the best compliment that I can make. Frantic and fun, at times frustrating, but also endowed with an unexpected strategic depth, this game seems to have come here directly from an arcade of the 80s.

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8.4 / 10.0 - Degrees of Separation
Feb 22, 2019

Degrees of Separation is a little gem in a panorama that is becoming more crowded and full of expectations.

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8 / 10.0 - Yakuza Kiwami
Feb 19, 2019

Yakuza Kiwami on PC follows the original version for PlayStation 4 so faithfully that while playing we'll often doubt which platform we're playing on.

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7.8 / 10.0 - Helheim
Feb 1, 2019

Helheim is a simple yet engaging video game, and it's pretty hard too.

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8.1 / 10.0 - Project Warlock
Dec 19, 2018

Project Warlock is a fast-paced, fun and challenging old-school FPS, with a hint of RPG mechanics.

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5.8 / 10.0 - KURSK
Nov 14, 2018

Kursk isn't a bad video game, but its many flaws keep us from recommending it.

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6 / 10.0 - Castle of Venia
Sep 8, 2018

Castle of Venia smells of good old games of the past, but too many technical limitations and the lack of content irremediably limit all the good things it can give.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Another Sight
Sep 3, 2018

Another Sight deals with a difficult subject such as blindness through a skilful realization, various mechanics, beautiful graphics and an evocative soundtrack. Highly recommended.

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8.1 / 10.0 - Tempest 4000
Jul 25, 2018

Jeff Minter has been able to renew the classic Tempest formula, which becomes an excellent game even after 38 years. Unfortunately, the PC version has some small but annoying technical problems.

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8.2 / 10.0 - Golem
Jun 25, 2018

Golem is a very interesting indie game, with its original mix of adventure, puzzle and platform elements. Controls can still be improved, but it's fun and well done even in its current state.

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7.8 / 10.0 - Odium to the Core
Jun 14, 2018

Odium is a small but well crafted game, full of pressing music and high difficulty. The very hard challenge and the heavy rhythm of techno music could be frustrating for some players.

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Paolo Besser
Feb 27, 2018

The art direction can truly be misleading: behind poor animations, seemingly cheap drawings and some technical constraints you'll find an excellent, intriguing and well-designed graphical adventure based on a trilogy of fantasy novels, penned by the little known Sebastiano Brocchi. The slow pace, the richness of the lore and the emphasis on the story will definitely please the hardcore fans of the genre.

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7.8 / 10.0 - Black Jewel
Dec 18, 2017

Black Jewel is a game designed for gamers that spent their childhood watching the loading screen of the Commodore 64, with its simple gameplay and a soundtrack that sounds exactly like a SID tune. In order to appreciate it, though, you need to get back to the 8-bit era, and forget everything that came after it. The fact that it costs only 2 euros is the cherry on top.

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