Paul Broussard


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

82 games reviewed
56.2 average score
60 median score
26.8% 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.
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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6.5 / 10.0 - Lost Judgment
Oct 7, 2021

Lost Judgment has, perhaps fittingly, somewhat lost itself. It’s focused so much on cleaning up the gameplay that it forgot what really gave Yakuza its appeal to begin with; the charm and soul of the writing, setting, and characters.

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7 / 10.0 - Deathloop
Sep 19, 2021

Deathloop is a good game that's just a little too afraid to fully take its hands off the wheel and let the player drive.

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Sep 9, 2021

Iki Island is a solid and vastly improved product over the base game, featuring an excellent aesthetic, some solid content, and much-needed improvements from patches made to the original material.

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Sep 1, 2021

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is probably what I deserve for getting my hopes up. But just like my plans for Summer of 2020, my hopes have been taken from me and ejected into the cold vacuum of space.

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4 / 10.0 - Blightbound
Aug 26, 2021

Blightbound is a title without much of an identity to flaunt; it’s utterly devoid of anything that could make it stand out amidst the usual crowd of Steam dungeon crawlers, and it features numerous technical issues that hold over from its long stay in Early Access.

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Aug 14, 2021

Ace Attorney has already more than proven itself as one of the best narrative series in gaming, but sooner or later it needs to address the issues prevalent with its gameplay design.

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Jul 16, 2021

There are a few interesting ideas with some potential but they're never get put to full use, and there's nowhere near enough content to justify the asking price.

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7 / 10.0 - Scarlet Nexus
Jul 4, 2021

Scarlet Nexus is, overall, a good experience, thanks to some interesting combat design and well thought out characters, although its limited gameplay reach and muddled story mean that it’s hard for me to praise it beyond that.

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Jun 22, 2021

$40 for three titles that are still fun to play and are decent representations of the originals isn’t bad value by any means, especially if you’ve never experienced them before or don't own the consoles necessary to play the older versions. It’s just a shame that so little effort seems to have been put into fixing the problems that did exist with these games.

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Jun 3, 2021

There’s no denying that the series ends on a miserable note, but for what it’s worth, the Legendary Edition reminded me why I was so engrossed in this series over a decade ago.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Returnal
May 31, 2021

There’s certainly a lot that Returnal does right and, if nothing else, it is genuinely interesting to see an AAA take on roguelites.

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3.5 / 10.0 - Midnight Caravan
May 25, 2021

There’s potential here for something interesting, but potential can only carry you so far... which is up until the point when you get softlocked and have to alt + tab the game.

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3 / 10.0 - Just Die Already
May 20, 2021

Just Die Already is a game principally about killing people, but which fails to make the killing fun or satisfying in any way, and as a result presents about as much utility as a power drill made out of wet cardboard.

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May 9, 2021

Ver 1.22 had the chance to take a cult classic and make it one of the best games in recent memory, but instead I'm left wondering what could have been; just like eleven years ago.

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Somehow, Obsidian managed to create DLC for its decision-based RPG that contains only one meaningful decision and virtually no character specialization, so what we're left with is a watered-down first person shooter add-on that's a letdown on every front.

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Apr 13, 2021

I can’t say that I personally view Rise as the ultimate culmination of years of Monster Hunting progress as some reviewers seem to, but if you’ve enjoyed previous hunting outings then you'll absolutely feel right at home here.

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