Mark Fajardo


71 games reviewed
77.8 average score
80 median score
66.2% of games recommended
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Dec 4, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the Star Wars experience fans have been waiting for. With several already considering it the best single-player Star Wars experience to date, there is plenty of reasons to be excited. From a captivating plot, challenging combat and plenty of secrets, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order makes up for previous disappointments.

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Dec 4, 2019

Star Ocean: First Departure R is a classic game that reminds us of where the series started. While it is certainly fun and enjoyable, it retains a number of traits associated with the best JRPGs. These include a simple storyline, a fascinating combat system, and a relatively straightforward adventure. If you're from a newer generation of JRPG fans, you might find the excessive random encounters, backtracking and minimal depth annoying and might want to stick to more modern releases. Still, veteran fans will likely remember why this series became so popular in the first place.

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Nov 26, 2019

Like most licensed games, enjoyment comes down to how much you like the source material. With a underwhelming story and lackluster combat, it can be a struggle for newcomers and fans alike to get into it. However, for those who really want to experience Tokyo Ghoul:re Call to Exist's story, it will have a small bit of charm. Add in a number of empty locations and bland design and it is a game that struggles to be more than an experience lifted by the source material. For some this is fine but for anyone looking for more you'll be disappointed.

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Nov 20, 2019

Pokemon Sword and Shield is a decent mainline entry and a good attempt for their first home console Pokemon game. The new pokemon are lovely, the cinematic experience is phenomenal and it does most things quite well. Newcomers will have plenty to enjoy, while veteran fans will likely be disappointed. Add in the lack of a national dex and it's a shame but not enough to say it kills the experience.

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It's almost impossible to hate Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. From the goofy way characters move to the delightfully random attacks, it's sure to put a smile on your face. Story mode makes it easier for newcomers to get used to combat or give kids a way to have mindless fun. Costumes and other rewards add a fair amount of replay value, especially if you want to stand out.  So, if you're looking for a nice change of pace, consider giving it a try and see if you can resist the charm.

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3.6 / 5.0 - Death Stranding
Nov 10, 2019

Death Stranding is largely just, for better or worse, more Kojima. So, if you’re a fan of everything he does, odds are you’ll find enough to get through it and likely be happy, whereas if you questioned some of his choices or simply hate the trailers, I’d bet on you not liking this experience.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Luigi's Mansion 3
Oct 30, 2019

Luigi's Mansion 3 is yet another game that makes the Switch worth owning. Returning fans will have a wide variety of elements, both new and old, that deliver a spooky flare. This does not come at the cost of enjoyment, as it's just as charming and fun as ever before. For the third time in the row, Luigi has proven that he can be the star in his own game and more than just Mario's brother.

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3.5 / 5.0 - MediEvil
Oct 26, 2019

In the end, MediEvil is a rather rough remake. In terms of graphics and style, it does a fantastic job of bringing the kingdom of Gallowmere to modern times. It’s just everything else that is stuck in the past

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4.5 / 5.0 - The Outer Worlds
Oct 25, 2019

It's easy to see The Outer Worlds was inspired by Fallout, though it's so much more than that. Where it might not be as vast as Fallout: New Vegas, clever writing and a choice-based narrative more than makeup for it. Combat feels similar, which can be viewed as a downside, though it is certainly not a deal-breaker. Flaws aside, The Outer Worlds is a fun RPG that offers a fair amount of replayability. Between comical and fun narratives and plenty of RPG elements, it feels like the spiritual successor of Fallout: New Vegas and that is certainly alright.

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4.25 / 5.0 - Cat Quest II
Oct 22, 2019

As mentioned above, Cat Quest was pretty good to begin with, so it isn't surprising the sequel is also great. It combines the simple yet effective combat with a new story, additional quests and a few new mechanics that make it feel fresh. While more experienced players will find it rather easy, less skilled or younger players will likely feel at home with the combat. It offers enough challenge to test your skills but not enough to overwhelm. Toss in a cute art style and tons of side quests and it's easy to see why it's fun.

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