Jason Coles


114 games reviewed
75.9 average score
80 median score
71.2% of games recommended
Scores 4.6 higher than average

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GameSkinny
Jason Coles

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is an interesting side entry with new mechanics and a new look. It's just too bad there's something missing from the formula to make it truly great.

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PCGamesN
Jason Coles
4 / 10 - Outward
Mar 29, 2019

Outward will appeal to people have enormous patience. But if that isn't you then it'll simply feel like a time drain. Jason Coles

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
Mar 21, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an incredible blend of story, gameplay and world design. I don't think it trumps Bloodborne, personally, but it may well be the next best game that FromSoftware has created.

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The Digital Fix
Jason Coles
7 / 10.0 - Mages of Mystralia
Mar 12, 2019

A charming adventure game with a fun spell crafting system. It is a lot of fun to play for the first few hours but suffers due to repetitive combat and a touch of poor pacing. Nevertheless, Mages of Mystralia is a fun one if you need something on the lighter side of things.

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
6 / 10 - Dick Wilde 2
Mar 11, 2019

Dick Wilde 2 is a fun game and not much more than that. What it lacks the complexity of other VR shooters, it makes up for it with co-op, but it's very much one of those games where once you've played one level you've played them all. It doesn't reinvent the world of shooters, but is good at the small slice it chooses to take part in.

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The Digital Fix
Jason Coles
6 / 10.0 - JUMP FORCE
Mar 5, 2019

Jump Force isn't bad, it is instead mediocre. Instead of a huge celebration of Shonen Jump it instead feels like the kind of party nobody turned up to. It can be fun for a short while, but the lack of depth and strange cutscenes will quickly run that out.

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
8 / 10 - Singularity 5
Feb 26, 2019

Singularity 5 is one of those rare games that looks so good it shouldn't play well, but still does. It's an incredibly aggressive piece of interactive art, one that you can only fully experience if you're willing to don a VR headset and fight through hordes of robots with great feeling weapons. I don't know if this is a must-play game, but it's definitely a must see game. It's the kind of world that you'd happily get stuck in. Well, if it weren't for the angry robots.

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Daily Star
Jason Coles
Feb 13, 2019

Metro Exodus is quite simply astounding and it's good to see it escaping the underground and, hopefully, it'll get the recognition it deserves now that it's out in the open for all to see.

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The Digital Fix
Jason Coles

Gathering Storm enhances Civilization VI to such a degree that it is hard to think of this as anything other than the best possible Civ game. The array of new features make every match more interesting, and will keep you coming back for more time and time again.

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The Digital Fix
Jason Coles
8 / 10.0 - Kingdom Hearts III
Feb 5, 2019

Kingdom Hearts 3 at its core is just good fun. It has a messy story to tie up but does a good job of it for the most part. Their are some pacing issues, but thankfully the combat is good enough to pull you through those moments. It's also one of the best looking things I've ever played and it's worth looking at if nothing else.

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Daily Star
Jason Coles
Jan 31, 2019

It is simultaneously a huge amount of fun to play and one of the trickiest games to master.

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
7 / 10 - Unruly Heroes
Jan 31, 2019

Unruly Heroes is a solid game, a good game, a fun game, it just isn't a brilliant game. All of the components are fun, the visual style is lovely, the characters are easy to use and the puzzles don't make you want to throw your Switch at the cat. Those are all good qualities, but it just lacks that little bit extra that would turn it into a great game, a must-play. You aren't going to walk away with a new appreciation of life or Journey to the West, just a feeling of “Yeah, that was a laugh.”

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The Digital Fix
Jason Coles
7 / 10.0 - Windlands 2
Jan 25, 2019

Windlands 2 is a lot of fun. The movement and combat are both a huge amount of fun, they just fall short of being perfect. The new co-op features make this a fantastic game to play with friends, and it is here that the game is at its best.

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
Jan 23, 2019

A Fisherman's Tale succeeds in being one of the most interesting games on VR. It is charming, magical, and awe-inspiring. It manages to do all of this with you playing as a puppet, and feeling a huge amount of warmth towards that little puppet. It is just a shame that the playtime is so short, even just an extra couple of hours would have made this impossible to miss. As it stands, it is a wonderful game that deserves playing, but the play time is such a drawback to an otherwise impeccable game.

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Nintendo Insider
Jason Coles
8 / 10 - Pikuniku
Jan 21, 2019

Honestly, it’s just a really fun game and you should play it. It is only a few hours of your time, and it’s sure to bring a smile to your face.

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Daily Star
Jason Coles

It's just a shame it didn't get a little more love in this remake.

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
8 / 10 - Ashen
Jan 3, 2019

I like Ashen, it's a good game, it would just be nice to see it building upon the foundation of its muse rather than almost copying and pasting it. The world of Ashen is its biggest attraction, the lore is deeply entrenched and really pulls everything together into something that is worth playing through. That being said, if you have played Dark Souls and don't want to replay Dark Souls, then you aren't going to get on with this. It is an odd one as I am a huge fan of this style of game, but we need games that build a more exciting game on top of the ideas that have been put down. It isn't enough to be the same but with a different look. Ashen is good, but nothing revolutionary.

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
8 / 10 - Nippon Marathon
Jan 2, 2019

Nippon Marathon is a game that is proud to be exactly what it is. There are no pretences or delusions of grandeur, just good clean fun. Playing with friends is sure to bring a fair few laughs as you rain watermelons down on your rivals. Just be prepared to be taken out by sudden barrels and hordes of cute dogs.

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Nintendo Insider
Jason Coles
8 / 10 - Rain World
Dec 22, 2018

It is odd to only just be getting to this game now with it having been out a while. The joy of the Switch is that once again Rain World will be brought into people’s lives. The resurgence is going to be good for the few who play it, but I think it will probably still be criminally overlooked. Even those that start it might not see it all the way through, but I implore you to do so. This is a cold and loving game that is far more than most people realise. It is worthy of both your attention and your time. It thoroughly deserves this second chance and I hope that people make the most of it. Also, I want a Slugcat now.

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Nintendo Insider
Jason Coles
Dec 18, 2018

Perhaps the largest issue with Warriors Orochi 4 on Nintendo Switch is that it is on the Switch. With both Fire Emblem Warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition available on the console, choosing a lesser version of the game with less recognisable characters isn’t realistic. If you want a good hack-and-slash game then there are already two here, this just doesn’t come close.

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