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Shaan Joshi


Favorite Games:
  • Braid
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials And Tribulations

111 games reviewed
79.8 average score
80 median score
73.9% of games recommended

Shaan Joshi's Reviews

I write about games. When I'm not writing about them, I'm probably playing them. And when I'm not playing them, I'm making them.
Jan 20, 2023

As a turn-based tactical RPG, Fire Emblem Engage delivers on all fronts. On the other hand, when it comes to its social sim systems and story, this latest entry falls short of the mark, especially when compared to its predecessors.

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet make a strong case for the continued development of open-world Pokémon games, but its frankly unacceptable number of technical issues put a damper on the entire experience.

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Nov 3, 2022

God of War Ragnarok is a masterclass in storytelling and design, and it'll easily stand the test of time as one of PlayStation's finest games.

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Oct 4, 2022

Splatoon 3 might not reinvent the wheel, but it more than makes up for it with the most fully-featured and polished entry in the series to date.

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Aug 31, 2022

The Last of Us Part I is far from a wholly necessary experience, but it's a well-crafted and polished one from start to finish.

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Aug 22, 2022

Saints Row is ready and willing to leap back into the mainstream, though it's unfortunately weighed down by a few odd design decisions and a handful of technical issues.

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Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection does little to improve on the series' gameplay, but the visual facelift is more than enough of a reason to give these two genre greats another go.

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While it does little to move the needle for the series as a whole, Spider-Man: Miles Morales both plays the part of a much-needed stopgap and serves as a technical showcase of what the PlayStation 5 can bring to the table.

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In an era where Breath of the Wild reigns supreme, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening proves that there's still room for the tried-and-tested designs of yesteryear. It's far from innovative, but it has the undeniable allure of familiarity on its side.

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Aug 6, 2019

Enter The Gungeon holds up quite well on the Nintendo Switch, and diehard fans of physical editions will be content with what's on offer here.

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Jun 26, 2019

It may have taken a few years, but the king of level creation is back and better than ever. Super Mario Maker 2 might not reinvent the wheel, but it refines the entire level creation process to near perfection. An absolute must-buy for anyone with a Nintendo Switch.

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Cadence of Hyrule is the dream crossover you didn't know you wanted. It's an absolutely brilliant mashup that'll have you tapping your toes and humming along to the music for hours on end.

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Apr 24, 2019

Don't be fooled by its simplistic tech. Nintendo Labo VR is one of the most enjoyable and creative virtual reality experiences out there, and an absolute delight to play.

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Mar 28, 2019

Yoshi's Crafted World is full of charm and wonder, which more than makes up for its lack of challenge or complexity.

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Nearly a decade after its original release and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is still an absolute joy to play. It oozes charm and style, and its gorgeous visuals, excellent soundtrack, and creative use of platforming make up for the lackluster new content.

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Nov 19, 2018

Pokemon Let's Go is the perfect game for families, casual fans, and those looking to ride a wave of nostalgia. Those looking for a complex and competitive Pokemon experience should temper their expectations, or look elsewhere.

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Sep 3, 2018

Despite a few missteps in its open world design, Insomniac Games has delivered on its promise. Needless to say, this is the best Spider-Man game to date.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is, by far, one of the most joyful and charming games I've played to date. The lovable and adorable Captain Toad has gotten a new lease on life, and I couldn't be happier.

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May 24, 2018

Despite a few storytelling shortfalls, Detroit: Become Human is stylish and slick from start to finish, and is easily Quantic Dream's best work to date.

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Apr 12, 2018

From its renewed focus on storytelling, to its stunningly gorgeous world and incredibly satisfying combat, God of War is nothing short of a masterpiece, one that sets a new bar for what can be accomplished in the world of AAA games.

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