Paul Broussard


Favorite Games:
  • Metroid Prime
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Okami

78 games reviewed
56.2 average score
60 median score
25.6% of games recommended

Paul Broussard's Reviews

Paul Broussard is a writer and critic for VGChartz of two years. Beyond that, Paul is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Administration, and works as a teacher/researcher as well. In his spare time, Paul can be found complaining about how Snake needs nerfs in Smash Ultimate. He enjoys a variety of video games; some of his favorites include the Metroid titles, Okami, the Devil May Cry series, and Fire Emblem Awakening.
4 / 10.0 - Saints Row
Sep 21, 2022

This probably isn’t a bad game if you approach it as its own thing, independent of any of the expectations created by previous entries. But as a Saints Row title it leaves a very bitter taste.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Soulstice
Sep 21, 2022

Ultimately, a combat game has to be judged by how good its combat is, and in that respect Soulstice passes with flying colors.

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Aug 30, 2022

Ultimately, Kirby’s Dream Buffet consists of a lot of good ideas unfortunately hampered by Nintendo’s continued online bugaboo and what I suspect are technical limitations.

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Jul 11, 2022

Everything that Fobia does has been done both worse and better by other titles. There’s potential in the concept, providing some of the rougher edges are smoothed off, however as it stands Fobia is the horror game equivalent of a plain bagel.

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8 / 10.0 - Neon White
Jun 26, 2022

For most of its runtime Neon White is a real treat to play, and the unique tradeoff of gunplay and movement choices is a fun gimmick that holds the title together quite well.

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May 31, 2022

The Salt games are in an awkward spot now, having mish-mashed several wildly successful ideas from other titles, but being unable to make them fit together into an identity of their own. Hopefully, if we get a third entry, Ska Studios will be able to make it all coalesce.

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May 23, 2022

The price point is unreasonable, the games on display don't have nearly enough new content, and what is new has some charm but ultimately lacks staying power.

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7 / 10.0 - Citizen Sleeper
May 16, 2022

Citizen Sleeper is a very compelling experience, with an enticing story supported by some solid strategy gameplay and barebones but still competent RPG mechanics. If you’re open to a Disco Elysium-esque visual novel that’s a bit lighter in tone (despite the dystopian setting) and emphasizes resource management more, it’s safe to say you’ll enjoy this.

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Apr 24, 2022

It’s a perfectly functional game, if nothing else, and for only $12 you’re certainly not risking a lot by purchasing it.

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4.5 / 10.0 - Fixfox
Apr 15, 2022

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, the road to a boring video game is lined with safe design choices, and that really is FixFox’s problem.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Triangle Strategy
Apr 4, 2022

If you come at it looking for a strategy game first and foremost, I suspect you’ll be disappointed. However, if you’re willing to view it more as an experience rather than a real test of your decision making chops, you’ll likely find yourself very engrossed.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Elden Ring
Mar 24, 2022

There’s no question in my mind that Elden Ring is a great game, and an early leading contender for game of the year. The pertinent question may be "how great?", and that’s a little tougher to answer.

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3 / 10.0 - Babylon's Fall
Mar 22, 2022

For what it’s worth, Babylon’s Fall is not the worst AAA game to ever release... it runs properly, doesn’t have any major glitches, and is functional without having to spend any extra cash. It’s just a very boring, uninteresting game that doesn’t work or engage without such a substantial time commitment that I don’t think it would be worthwhile to even the most diehard of Platinum Games’ fans.

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Mar 20, 2022

There are very few original ideas on display in Project_Hel, outside of the new meter management system, and too many poor decisions that undermine the core ideas of the original, so it fails to reach the highs of the base game.

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Mar 16, 2022

If you want something to play almost exclusively as a standard person vs. person fighter, particularly if you’re focused on doing so online, then KoF XV is one of the better options available today. If you’re more interested in a title with a variety of options and gameplay modes, then this isn’t it.

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Mar 6, 2022

In the midst of a number of popular open world games that seek to reinvent the wheel, Horizon has instead chosen to polish and refine the typical open world format. And that’s not a bad thing at all; while innovation is important, I’d argue iterative improvement is just as important.

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5.5 / 10.0 - KINGDOM of the DEAD
Feb 11, 2022

It likely won’t win any awards, but if you’re in the mood for a competent movement shooter and don’t feel like replaying Titanfall 2’s campaign for the 30th time, this is an acceptable choice.

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As far as what a remake/remaster should accomplish, it's hard to view Brilliant Diamond as anything short of an absolute failure.

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3.5 / 10.0 - Tunche
Nov 23, 2021

The core combat is slow and lacks variety, the story and artistic elements of the game don’t add much, and the mission design makes this an experience that's about as enjoyable as being thrown into the pathway of an oncoming 18 wheeler.

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9 / 10.0 - Metroid Dread
Oct 8, 2021

Between the rock solid exploration and atmosphere, the incredible boss fights, and the solid tension building of the EMMIs, Dread is probably the definitive 2D Metroidvania of the 21st century.

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