Nic Reuben


78 games reviewed
71.3 average score
70 median score
60.5% of games recommended
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Dec 16, 2022

This first-person shooter from Rick and Morty's co-creator pairs a barrage of nihilistic jokes with flimsy gameplay

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Two final girl sprints forward and one terrified limp back, The Devil in Me is the strongest Dark Pictures to date, but still feels like Supermassive are yet to find the right balance between fun and frights, camp and terror, and interactivity and storytelling.

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Unscored - Signalis
Nov 2, 2022

Signalis is like playing a classic survival horror on your PS1, but you accidentally spilled a bucket of raw meat in the disc tray. Also, your PS1 is possessed by a malevolent cosmic entity that you're madly in love with.

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Oct 13, 2022

An evocative work of art but the things the game evokes are so unpleasant players might need to ration the lengths of their sessions

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Unscored - Dune: Spice Wars
Apr 25, 2022

A compact, complex 4X with attentiveness to the source material. But an inconsistent midgame and lack of narrative decision making hold it back from maximum spiciness.

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Mar 21, 2022

The main story soon falls into repetition, and its side content is bloated with busywork, but exploring and fighting your way through Tango’s eerie, detailed rendition of Shibuya is where Ghostwire: Tokyo shines.

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Creative Assembly/SegaThis sprawling medieval fantasy brings together romantic and classical strategy game design with spectacular results

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Feb 3, 2022

With its special combos and metres, this frenetic and summery Air Hockey-style game has more in common with Street Fighter than with other sports games

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Unscored - RPGolf Legends
Jan 28, 2022

An admirably odd and confident golf mini-game/ARPG hybrid, brought down by a tedious structure.

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Our compulsion for profit is smartly skewered by this simple game set in a trading-market where the currency is body parts

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Unscored - Wartales
Nov 30, 2021

A sandbox tactical/RPG hybrid with gritty, low fantasy charm, Wartales is systemically ambitious, but sturdy and clever enough to hold its own.

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Nov 11, 2021

Relic returns with this safe but solid modern revitalisation of the classic real-time strategy series

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Unscored - Gloomhaven
Oct 20, 2021

Short of somehow also being a massive box full of toys, secret envelopes, and bears to rummage around in with a group of mates, I couldn't ask for more from this loving and skillful adaptation.

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Oct 11, 2021

Writer Alan Wake searches for his missing wife while tackling a malevolent force disguised as darkness in this clunky but atmospheric reboot

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Unscored - Aragami 2
Sep 21, 2021

Aragami 2's ninja garb is frayed around the edges, but it's still an easy, breezy fit. Perfect for a quick-fix of stealth, and joyfully light on its feet.

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6 / 10 - SkateBIRD
Sep 20, 2021

SkateBIRD is a charming game with fun writing and a great soundtrack, but can't strike a good balance between offering precision boarding and silly physics chaos.

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Unscored - King's Bounty II
Sep 13, 2021

King's Bounty 2's hexed-based battles, customisation and army management are all a good time. The RPG they're packaged with, while sometimes gorgeous, is baggy and bland.

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Unscored - FORECLOSED
Sep 13, 2021

Occasionally neat visuals and cyber magic can't save this cyberpunk shooter from firing damp squibs on all cylinders.

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Unscored - Garden Story
Sep 13, 2021

The frequent combat in this ARPG is hit-and-miss, but behind it is a sweet and sincere tale set in a land you'll care about saving and starring the G.O.T.Y (grape of the year).

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Sep 3, 2021

Aliens: Fireteam Elite has a lack of mission variety, technical issues, bad matchmaking, and a repetitive structure. All of that said, it's still a fun time. I'm off to play some more right now.

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