Paul Broussard


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

86 games reviewed
56.9 average score
60 median score
27.9% 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.
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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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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