Stephen Palmer


53 games reviewed
61.7 average score
65 median score
37.7% of games recommended

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1.8 / 10.0 - Syndrome
Oct 15, 2017

All in all, Syndrome is a buggy, frustrating mess that doesn't make the slightest effort to be original.

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3.2 / 10.0 - Obduction
Oct 3, 2017

Other than those couple of points, I'm really struggling to say anything positive.

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7 / 10.0 - Windjammers
Sep 10, 2017

The fact that it's still fun to play over two decades after its initial release is a testament to Windjammers' quality base mechanics.

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7 / 10.0 - Observer
Aug 20, 2017

Observer crafts an intriguing and richly detailed futuristic world but it's let down by awful performance issues as well as some drawn-out and tedious segments.

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5.4 / 10.0 - Circuit Breakers
Jul 30, 2017

Circuit Breakers manages to recapture some tropes of classic twin-stick shooters but sadly their fun factor wasn't one of them.

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3.5 / 10.0 - Leaving Lyndow
Jul 29, 2017

Even at its budget price, Leaving Lyndow doesn't offer enough content to make it worth buying.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Aven Colony
Jul 25, 2017

Overall, Aven Colony is easy to recommend partly because there's so little else like it on console but also because it's an excellent and engrossing example of the genre.

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7.7 / 10.0 - Nex Machina
Jun 24, 2017

As expected, Nex Machina is another exhilarating piece of dual-stick shooting fun from Housemarque.

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7.1 / 10.0 - Perception
Jun 19, 2017

With only four chapters, Perception is a short game that doesn't justify its launch price.

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Stephen Palmer
Jun 17, 2017

Aside from its new Battleground modes and Warden class, the bulk of Morrowind is essentially just more Elder Scrolls Online with little new added to the formula.

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4.6 / 10.0 - The Town of Light
Jun 6, 2017

The Town of Light's setting in a real-world mental asylum was a clever idea but sadly, its poor graphics, mind-numbing pacing and general clunkiness mean that it doesn't take full advantage of its potential.

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Stephen Palmer
May 29, 2017

Oh...Sir!! The Insult Simulator is an entertaining and original offering that's worth trying out for its novelty value alone.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Seasons After Fall
May 20, 2017

Seasons After Fall is a beautiful game to look at and listen to but it can often be tedious to play due to its insistence on repeated backtracking and general lack of guidance.

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6.9 / 10.0 - Butcher
May 9, 2017

Butcher is a fun, addictive riff on a classic genre with an uncompromising approach that makes it feel both rewarding and frustrating.

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5.1 / 10.0 - Outlast II
May 1, 2017

When I first loaded up Outlast 2, I expected an unsettling experience and that's what I got.

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Apr 28, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is an immersive and memorable experience that succeeds at pulling you into its richly detailed and dreamlike world.

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Apr 7, 2017

The Banner Saga games look and sound great and there has clearly been a lot of effort put into their design and lore but their repetitive battles and profuse, prattling dialogue make their journeys ones of drawn-out tedium rather than exhilarating adventure.

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Stephen Palmer
Mar 17, 2017

FlatOut 4 could have been a much better experience if its car physics were improved and it had a more varied career mode.

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7.8 / 10.0 - Disc Jam
Mar 10, 2017

Despite its paucity of modes, Disc Jam is still incredibly addictive and fun to play.

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7.3 / 10.0 - How to Survive 2
Feb 15, 2017

How to Survive 2 expands on the ideas of its predecessor with mixed results.

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