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Baz Macdonald


Favorite Games:
  • Fallout 3
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Mass Effect 2

57 games reviewed
78.7 average score
80 median score
64.3% of games recommended

Baz Macdonald's Reviews

I am a freelance games journalist living in Wellington, New Zealand. I contribute news, articles and reviews to several outlets in New Zealand and Australia including Gameplanet and The Wireless. I cover a wide range of titles, but my area pf expertse is in narrative driven experiences.
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The first episode of Life Is Strange is a mixed bag – the dialogue grates and inspecting items is a bore, but there is promise elsewhere. With the story's foundations laid down, the next episode could be a standout.

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8 / 10.0 - Sunless Sea
Feb 11, 2015

The static narratives and roguelike gameplay in Sunless Sea don't always gel together harmoniously, but Failbetter Games has succeeded in delivering a tense and engaging experience and a rich and atmospheric setting.

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Feb 24, 2015

Majora's Mask for 3DS represents the best execution of the game, boasting impressive graphics and extraordinary gameplay depth.

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Mar 20, 2015

Ori and the Blind Forest is breathtaking in more ways than one: it's dazzlingly beautiful, cleverly designed, and its demanding platforming will test your patience.

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It's an improvement on episode one, but there's too much inane padding in Out of Time for it to warrant a hearty recommendation.

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8 / 10.0 - I Am Bread
Apr 17, 2015

I Am Bread arrives after a slew of physics-based "comedy" titles, but is nonetheless a winner thanks to compelling play and a shockingly-decent story.

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9 / 10.0 - Convoy
Apr 22, 2015

Convoy name-checks some heavy hitting properties, but manages to be more than the sum of its parts.

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6 / 10.0 - Submerged
Aug 14, 2015

Submerged is underwhelming. It squanders a promising opening, and its slight mechanics will no doubt give ammo to those who question the validity of exploration titles.

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6 / 10.0 - Mad Max
Sep 7, 2015

Mad Max has the basics right and looks great, but beyond the first few hours it's a monotonous grind.

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Hearts of Stone is everything great about The Witcher 3, delivered in a neat little package.

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