Scott Polhemus


9 games reviewed
76.7 average score
75 median score
33.3% of games recommended
Scores 8.9 higher than average

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Scott Polhemus
6.5 / 10.0 - The First Tree
Dec 6, 2018

The First Tree only lasts about 2 hours and is essentially a walking sim through a handful of gorgeous settings with bits of narrative threaded throughout. That being said, the ending truly is something special, and if you choose to get this game in the future, I'd recommend enduring through the rough narration and reaching the finale. The finale is worth it.

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The only shortcoming? You can wipe out the whole campaign in about five or so hours, and while there's plenty of extra content to take care of afterward (a "good" ending, for example, should you nail all the requirements), not much is there to revisit after game completion. But, while it's a short journey, it's one very worth playing. Oh, and did I mention the game is littered with pop culture (especially video game) references? I won't spoil them for you, but never thought I'd see a Super Mario RPG reference ever again.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Muddledash
Aug 3, 2018

Muddledash is what a party game should be. Just beware, you'll need more than eight tentacles to play.

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9.5 / 10.0 - INSIDE
Jun 29, 2018

There are secrets to be found throughout the journey in order to unlock an alternate ending, so don't be afraid to fight the constant urge to move right toward the end. Sometimes, it's wise to try going left. Every so often you come across a game worthy of adding to the endless argument, “Are video games art?” INSIDE is one such game.

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7 / 10.0 - Songbringer
Jun 22, 2018

Songbringer is the game that fans of the original Zelda have longed for, spiced up with a slick Hyper Light Drifter aesthetic. It might not, however, strike a chord with anyone else.

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7.5 / 10.0 - The Fall
May 21, 2018

Ultimately, The Fall feels like you're playing your way through a movie. Aside from a few control hiccups, it's a playable movie in a genuinely good way.

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Scott Polhemus
Mar 7, 2018

Ultimately, Bridge Constructor Portal feels like a solid little collection of architectural challenges that will keep puzzle-hungry physics-lovers with plenty to do. But, anyone looking for a heavy dose of story or a treasure trove of Portal-related content shouldn't expect much.

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7 / 10.0 - Typoman
Feb 26, 2018

If you're after a game that marries clever word puzzling and platforming, you may find an unexpected gem. Just be prepared to have your platforming patience tested far more than it ought to be.

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7 / 10.0 - Shiftlings
Feb 10, 2018

The story elements that are fleshed out don't really amount to much. It would have been better served without the bloat of the story. It harkens back to the oldest of game truths; as gamers, we ultimately don't care how or why Bowser kidnapped Peach (possibly something cake-related?), we only care how we're going to save her, and the playable journey ahead.

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