Bryan Ertmer

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Favorite Games:
  • World of Warcraft
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Diablo 2

21 games reviewed
71.9 average score
75 median score
38.1% of games recommended
Scores 10.6 higher than average

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Bryan Ertmer's Reviews

Raised in a small town in Colorado, I was always looking to escape into a different world. Through books, movies, dungeons and dragons, I quickly found myself intrigued by the idea of fantasy worlds. This lead into a deep love to video games. I also loved writing and putting them together became the only smart way to use my talents. Working with Gaming Trend for the past couple years and going to review events has become my life. I love reviewing good and bad games simply because I love being taken to another world and experiencing ideas and stories that people have put so much love, time, and passion into.
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Bryan Ertmer
Jun 27, 2018

The Sims 4 Seasons is quite frankly the best expansion to come out yet. There are tons of new items, but what sets it apart are the ways it changes the game. It adds so many new activities and things to do and wonderful holidays, it honestly made me feel like this is the first must have expansion for The Sims 4.

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Bryan Ertmer
Apr 23, 2018

My First Pet Stuff adds basically a new critter, some hair and clothes items, and items that require Cats and Dogs. It is DLC for DLC and feels like this all could have been part of that expansion instead of its own stand alone product. I am disappointed in the lack of items, the reskins of the critters, but most importantly how they thought doing a pack that requires another expansion was a good idea. It is not worth your time, and in my opinion we should not support a practice like this and hopefully let them get back to making great packs like they were.

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Bryan Ertmer
Nov 29, 2017

As a whole, The Sims 4 can be a great game to lay on your couch and sink hours into, but many things hold it back from being the great game that is is on PC. From bugs and technical problems, to a horrible control scheme, there is a great game buried beneath problems.

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Bryan Ertmer
Nov 10, 2017

The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs was the expansion I was most looking forward to, and it did not let me down. With the robust creation tool, the numerous new items, and great ways to play and interact with your pets allows you to make new memories and adds a new layer of depth to the game. With the exception of the veterinary job, this expansion is full of items and great new gameplay potentials, and in my opinion is one of the greatest expansions for The Sims 4.

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Bryan Ertmer
Jan 25, 2017

My biggest gripe is there is not more, and I wish this was a full-fledged expansion because I enjoyed it so much. The new abilities tree is a fantastic addition to the SIms and I loved playing as a vampire, making this my favorite game pack The Sims 4 has put out to date.

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Bryan Ertmer
Nov 7, 2016

The Sims 4 City Living creates new and meaningful gameplay on the Sims formula, and is the best expansion The Sims 4 has seen to date. It has smart gameplay, new ways to interact with the world, and an amazing new setting. If living the city life sounds fun, you cannot go wrong with City Living, however if that doesn’t intrigue you, there is not much here for you.

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Bryan Ertmer
Jun 17, 2016

The Sims 4 Dine Out is a great game pack that doesn’t offer a lot outside of running restaurants, but it does that extremely well and can be a great deal of fun. Don’t expect much outside of that, but the way it incorporates content from the original game and other expansions, it truly adds dimensions to business ownership, and a great new element to the game overall.

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50 / 100 - Oil Enterprise
May 10, 2016

Oil Enterprise is a game that is lacking in almost all departments, and never comes to compelling gameplay. If you like watching numbers more than actually building an empire, you may enjoy this game, for everyone else it just never seems to hit the mark.

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Bryan Ertmer
Feb 21, 2016

Although it has problems going against it, Gemini: Heroes Reborn has some great ideas and fun gameplay that make-up for it's shortcomings. I recommend this game, and although it falls short it is definitely worth the $14.99 price tag.

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Bryan Ertmer
Dec 14, 2015

The Sims 4: Get Together utilizes the new club system to have new experiences, ways to play, and is a great social feature. Although it is a great expansion and allows for new and exciting gameplay, it fails to bring enough to the table for new players or people looking to get back to the Sims franchise.

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85 / 100 - Need for Speed
Nov 2, 2015

Need for Speed is a game that gets many things right, and brings it back to the glory days of Need for Speed Underground 1 and 2. I have not had this much fun in a racing game in some time, and even though it misses a few marks, it is definitely worth the time of racing fans.

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65 / 100 - Nom Nom Galaxy
Aug 17, 2015

Nom Nom Galaxy is a game with some fun gameplay and a unique setting, but its technical problems really hold it back. A few cups of Nom Nom soup is all it takes before it feels stale.

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70 / 100 - Victor Vran
Aug 9, 2015

In the end, Victor Vran is a great action RPG that should be considered. It is not the best out there currently but it is has unique aspects and contains hours of fun.

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Bryan Ertmer
Jun 24, 2015

Lego Jurassic World is full of nostalgia for fans of the franchise, while still highlighting the new film. It is the most refined Lego game and even with its downfalls it is still full of fun and charm.

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Bryan Ertmer
Apr 9, 2015

Get to Work is all about the careers of your Sims, and it does it well. It is the first expansion of the Sims 4 and is a great addition worth any Sims fans attention.

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Bryan Ertmer
Mar 16, 2015

Battlefield Hardline has an amazing single player campaign, with some very unique ideas. Where it fails the most is when it quits trying to be different from past installments.

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50 / 100 - Cities XXL
Feb 12, 2015

Cities XXL is a unique and innovative city builder that is among the best, but there is not enough new features or content for returning players to justify buying.

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Bryan Ertmer
Nov 15, 2014

Dungeon of the Endless is a challenging and rewarding game that allows you to learn and grow with it. The more time you put in, the more enjoyment you will find.

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75 / 100 - The Sims 4
Sep 29, 2014

The Sims 4 is a fantastic game at its core, but with its tiny neighborhoods and many features simply missing, it holds itself back from Sims greatness.

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Bryan Ertmer
Sep 11, 2014

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition is simply a fun game. Its story lacks and it has its fair share of downfalls but it is all worth it due to its unforgiving and humorous gameplay. If you don't have an Xbox One, this package includes all of the DLC as well as a few new graphical bells and whistles. Dead Rising 3 is truly a game that is its best when it isn't trying, it is unapologetic and bloody, and one of the best zombie hack and slash games that has ever been released.

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