Mark Fajardo


20 games reviewed
78.9 average score
83 median score
65.0% of games recommended

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4.25 / 5.0 - God Eater 3
Feb 6, 2019

God Eater 3 might not be perfect but it's a lot of fun. The new gameplay mechanics make for a faster experience, something that works really well in this world, along with enough depth to keep players interested. By retaining some key elements, such as guns, power ups from enemies, online multiplayer and crafting, there is more than enough to keep most people interested for a fair amount of time. When you consider there is also a rather interesting, albeit anime-esque, storyline, it makes for a fine adventure. Sure, it isn't perfect or going to beat Monster Hunter: World but there is more than enough to have fun or join others in overcoming some obstacles.

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Jan 11, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition retains the charm of the original, despite being 10-years-old.

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Dec 24, 2018

By the time you make it to the end, it's just a lot of what we've already seen, coupled with another piece moving story. What will likely happen is Marvel's Spider-Man 2, or whatever they want to call it, will pick up these threads and build a more compelling story around them. However, it's just as likely we will see them hand wave story elements and just tell the adventure they want to. Whatever the case might be, Marvel's Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps never lives up to the excitement of the original game, leaving us with a bunch of odd puzzle pieces. It isn't so bad there is no point in ever playing them, they're just the type of expansions that feel like a lot of good ideas that never quite come together or make sense in regards to how they play out.

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Dec 17, 2018

Sure, the time based elements are annoying and it's far from the most robust combat system around but Atlier isn't about being a hero, it's about embracing the joys of everyday life. And, if nothing else, is what makes the franchise last for so long.

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Nov 29, 2018

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee is the console game Pokemon fans have been asking for. While it might have limited hardcore appeal, it's still a great experience for anyone looking to experience some of the first great moments in the series.

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Nov 2, 2018

After six years and multiple releases, I must say the Switch version is probably the best way to play on consoles. Given the sheer amount of content and ability to play on the go, it makes this the definitive package to get for Switch. Regardless of whether you've played Diablo III before or not, I highly recommend getting it, even if some previous issues persist.

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4.75 / 5.0 - Forza Horizon 4
Oct 23, 2018

Forza Horizon 4 is the racing game aficionados have been waiting for. Not only does it have a staggering amount of content, it feels like every car and track are genuinely different. Between the wide variety of cars, nearly endless amount of events and more, there is more than enough to do. While it might not be the perfect game, it's certainly polished, fun and simply amazing to look at. Needless to say, it's a masterpiece for racing games on Microsoft platforms.

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3.5 / 5.0 - WWE 2K19
Oct 21, 2018

Overall, WWE 2K19 is a decent addition to the franchise because it add more features and fun gameplay modes than ever before. However, there are still some flaws that are present that ruins some of the fun. Still, the game is fun to play if you are a huge WWE fan.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Mega Man 11
Oct 1, 2018

Mega Man 11 might look fantastic and over come neat mechanics, but it's far from a perfect experience. Story is fairly bland, quite predictable and offers nothing besides filler between missions. While difficulty can be overwhelming and at times feel cheap, it is an invitation for players to think outside the box. This will appeal to some and just frustrate others. Between that and some underwhelming bosses, some of which are fairly forgettable, Mega Man 11 caters more to the hardcore crowd than anything else. So, if you love difficulty, you might like it but if you don't want to memorize levels, repeat them multiple times because you made one mistake or practice for hours, you might want to sit it out.

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Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is pretty much just an enhanced version of the 3DS game. Veteran hunters will find new challenges, which include new options, with newcomers having plenty to learn. Sure, the enhanced visuals and additional content is nice, but it isn't that much of an enhancement. Finally, for those who're expecting another Monster Hunter World, it's much closer to the traditional feel, making it less accessible, with harder monsters to overcome.

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is a phenomenal game that JRPG fans will want to play. The brief break gave Dragon Quest XI a chance to improve a number of things and that certainly paid off. The storyline is interesting and engaging, something that will suck players in and hold their attention until the very end. And, outside of the main story, there is a wide variety of things for players to do. Needless to say, if you feel like recent JRPGs have been lacking, then you'll probably enjoy Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.

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4.15 / 5.0 - Shenmue 1 & 2
Aug 22, 2018

Shenmue I & II are two great games that allow players to experience just before the sequel releases late next year. There might not be much for returning fans, besides nostalgia or as a refresher, but they're good enough for that to be more than enough. While I doubt many have played the original Dreamcast releases, the sequel likely piqued the interest of many. Sure, the game is two decades old and it has aged, but if you can get past the shortcomings, you are in for great storytelling and an enjoyable brawling experience. For a remastered release, it's the best one and certainly good enough to warrant a purchase.

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4.5 / 10.0 - We Happy Few
Aug 12, 2018

We Happy Few could've been a great or at least interesting experience but fails to meet any of the promise.

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Jul 15, 2018

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is much closer to a port than an enhanced version like we’ve seen with other Wii U titles. However, those who haven’t played it are better off getting one of the new releases, since those also offer portability. Since the levels are short, it is the perfect title to pick up and play. Despite the flaws, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker still might be one of the best puzzle-action game for Switch.

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NieR: Automata Become as Gods Edition is the definitive version, especially for those with an Xbox One X. The strong combat system makes for a fun experience, one that is enhanced by multiple endings of varying amounts of importance. Combine this with a complete adventure, one that includes the expansion, and it makes for a solid offering. Sure, it might not be on par with previous titles, such as Bayonetta or Vanquish, nut NieR: Automata still proves to be one of the best action games of this generation.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Omensight
May 16, 2018

Omensight is certainly an interesting experience, one that comes down to how much you like story driven adventures. With each of the characters having their own goals, motivations and thoughts, there is so much more to the world than the gameplay might suggest. With only so much to do and a pretty straightforward combat experience, it quickly becomes all about the adventure, then the journey. For some this might be enough, where as those looking for better combat likely being disappointed.

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9.7 / 10.0 - God of War
Apr 12, 2018

God of War's new direction breathed new life into the franchise.

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Mar 19, 2018

Much like the first game, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is easily one of the best games out in 2018 and a strong contender for Game of the Year. Not only is it an improvement over the predecessor, it stands out among other recent JRPGs. From an amazing and intriguing coming-of-age story, to a battle system that is simple and fun, giving players plenty to experience. In so many ways Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a must for fans and newcomers alike.

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4.5 / 10.0 - Bravo Team
Mar 7, 2018

Bravo Team is not a bad shooter and occasionally offers an immersive sensation, though that isn’t enough. Most of the time it will feel like a bland game that is entirely too forgettable. With so many other titles showing what PlayStation VR can offer, there is really no need to pick Bravo Team over them.

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Jan 30, 2018

Despite being over a decade old, Shadow of the Colossus remains one of the best games of all time. Thanks to Bluepoint Games, the game has received a total make over, making this classic feel like a modern one. With improved frame rates and exemplary visuals, this is one of the games PS4 owner must have.

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