Russell Archey


149 games reviewed
82.6 average score
85 median score
78.5% of games recommended
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Just like Ocarina of Time 3D, Majora's Mask 3D is an excellent remake of the N64 original.  While some things have changed, the core gameplay experience hasn't and it remains just as fun today as it did when I first played it over a decade ago.  The three-day cycle is definitely a change of pace from past Legend of Zelda games and works very well.  If you're a fan of the series, this is one you definitely don't want to overlook.

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9 / 10.0 - Axiom Verge
Sep 1, 2016

Axiom Verge is a great game with plenty of exploration, and the additions to the Wii U version were nicely handled.  Fans of the Metroid series will likely want to check it out.  Be cautious however, as there's a lot of back tracking to previous areas that felt like it could have been handled better.  If you can get past that, you have a great Metroid-style game that feels like it belongs on an 8-bit or 16-bit system.

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9 / 10.0 - Axiom Verge
Nov 10, 2017

If you don't mind some major backtracking at times going from one end of Sudra to the other, you'll find a great Metroid-inspired game with an interesting storyline, a multitude of weapons to choose from to fit your playstyle, and just an overall fun experience.

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Oct 12, 2014

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel isn't without its issues, but it's still a fun game.  Mostly everything about Borderlands 2 is present in The Pre-Sequel with a few changes, some good and some bad.  Overall though, with the excellent gameplay, somewhat higher difficulty and challenge, and the excellent dialogue and narrative by characters both old and new, fans of Borderlands 2 will likely get the same amount of enjoyment out of The Pre-Sequel.

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9 / 10.0 - Runbow
Sep 10, 2015

Runbow has a fairly unique concept in its playstyle that I don't believe I've seen in any other game before.  While the single player modes provide quite a bit of challenge on their own, I feel the multiplayer modes are where this game shines.  While AI opponents would have been nice so anyone could experience those modes, this is an excellent game for quick play on your own or for when you have lots of friends over.

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9 / 10.0 - FAST Racing Neo
Jan 4, 2016

Fans who enjoyed the F-Zero series won't want to pass up FAST Racing Neo.  While a bit more difficult than the classic Nintendo series, most of the core gameplay is very similar while adding a couple of new mechanics.  While the multiplayer is a bit lackluster in customization, there's a lot of single player racing to challenge players for quite a while.  Fans of fast-paced racers won't want to miss this one.

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Nov 20, 2014

Having never played a Persona RPG, I enjoyed Persona Q: Shadow of the Layrinth.  The fact that it resembles the Etrian Odyssey series in terms of gameplay is a plus and as a person new to the Persona series, I feel that this is another solid RPG from Atlus.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are pretty solid entries into the series.  Players who missed going through the Hoenn Region the first time through but enjoyed Pokemon X and Y will likely enjoy this outing as X and Ys' mechanics carry over.  While I wish a few things were done differently and the difficulty increased a little bit, these are still two very enjoyable outings.

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Jul 8, 2016

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE exceeded my expectations from when I first saw the E3 trailer, and this is coming from someone who’s never played a Shin Megami Tensei game before.  While the story is okay and the graphics are pretty nice, it’s the battle system that keeps me coming back.  While the game is only six chapters, there is a lot of story and Idolosphere exploring to add a lot of hours to the game that make it feel worthwhile.

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9 / 10.0 - Pokemon X and Y
Nov 22, 2013

Pokemon X and Y are definitely two of the best games in the series to date.  The new features are fun to play with (especially the PSS), and the Mega Evolutions and new Fariy-type changes things up with the type-matchups.  Whether you’re a veteran or just starting your very first journey, Pokemon X and Y are definitely worth picking up.

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