Kirk Hiner


92 games reviewed
70.1 average score
70 median score
57.6% of games recommended
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Jun 29, 2020

Because of its dedicated focus on strategy, Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is a refreshing change to today's gimmicky turn-based JRPGs. Its serious story, unique gameplay elements, and challenging scenarios will appeal to those who recall a time when tactical games were more about strategy and less about selecting their waifu.

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7 / 10.0 - Railway Empire
Jun 23, 2020

In other words, if you’re considering Railway Empire because you love the sound of a train in the distance, you’re not likely to enjoy the game. This is a management seem that digs deeply into the technology, the business strategy, and the economic acumen required to tame America’s landscape and reach the pinnacle of what this nation’s all about: corporate power.

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Jun 19, 2020

Arcade Archives: Sunset Riders for the Nintendo Switch is a clear indication of why the game deserves to be placed in the upper echelon of arcade classics. It's non-stop joy from start to finish, offering an effective blend of comedy and action that you're free to beat with either skill or restarts.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Knight Squad
Jun 17, 2020

As far as party games go, Knight Squad has more going for it than you'd expect at first glance. It's accessible, it's frenetic, and it's fun. The lack of online multiplayer and a worthwhile single-player mode will be easily overlooked when you've got your personal squad of knights seeking battle in your living room.

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Jun 11, 2020

I have yet to play a game that needed a Definitive Edition as much as Xenoblade Chronicles, and it fully delivers. It's a game no JRPG fan should miss, and a version that no JRPG fan should bypass for a second or third play-through.

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May 26, 2020

Aces of the Sky immediately hits you with frenzied, stylized, WWI-era aerial combat, then does little to change the formula throughout its two stories. Whether you can deal with the repetitiveness depends upon how much of an arcade gamer you (and hopefully a nearby squad mate) really are.

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6 / 10.0 - Pong Quest
May 15, 2020

Considering their amazing catalog, I'm not sure why Atari keeps trying to make 1972's Pong relevant for modern gamers. Pong Quest is a clever, valiant run at it, aided by solid controls and some decent multiplayer life. But it's still just Pong, and the game is at its best when they help you forget that.

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May 7, 2020

Spirit of the North is an atmospheric, evocative adventure game with puzzle/platforming elements that—despite being clumsily implemented in parts—are ultimately rewarding if you stick with it.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Miles & Kilo
May 1, 2020

As a throwback to 8-bit platformers, Miles & Kilo works better than most. It also works as a legitimate reason to fire up your old Nintendo 3DS and remember how much fun action/arcade games were—and how cool that 3D effect was—the first time you played it.

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7 / 10.0 - Dread Nautical
Apr 29, 2020

Dread Nautical provides a very good turn-based adventure underneath an unfortunately cartoonish presentation. It can't quite figure out if it wants to be scary or goofy, but the gameplay and level designs are deep enough to keep players engaged throughout.

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