Dominic Preston


22 games reviewed
72.0 average score
75 median score
46.7% of games recommended

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Dominic Preston
Aug 28, 2019

Until Dawn was always best experienced with a friend there to shout at your bad decisions, and now you get to shout at each other instead. That’s progress.

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Dominic Preston
Jun 25, 2019

The latest Cthulhu game has its charms, but mostly if you already love your Lovecraft - otherwise The Sinking City's rough edges might hold you at bay

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Dominic Preston
Apr 11, 2019

This is the best Labo kit yet in just about every respect. The designs are more creative, the tech is more impressive, and there’s a breadth and depth of gameplay that none of the previous Labo sets can match.

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Dominic Preston
Feb 22, 2019

The problem is that outside of the actual gameplay, everything else about Jump Force feels unfinished. The hub world is an utter disaster, the character creator feels flat, the roster is unbalanced, and you are almost guaranteed to give up on the story mode before you get to the end.

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Unscored - Anthem
Feb 18, 2019

We only had a taste of what Anthem’s end-game has to offer, and we can’t wait to see what else the developer has in store for players over the coming weeks and months.

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Dominic Preston
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a remake done right: a labour of love built primarily for the fans, welcoming new players but only so long as they're willing to meet it in the middle

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lives up to its name - with more characters, stages, and gameplay modes than ever before - for better and for worse

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Dominic Preston
Nov 19, 2018

Pokémon veterans will find a slighter, shallower experience than they're used to, and for them Let's Go will mostly be a curio and a tease of the franchise's future. But for the rest of us this is a friendly way to return to Kanto, stripping away the layers of fuss and features that have calcified over years of sequels to get back to the core of the Pokémon experience: exploring, battling, and catching 'em all.

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Unscored - Call of Cthulhu
Oct 30, 2018

We're excited to push ahead and delve deeper into Darkwater to find out more.

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Dominic Preston

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a fun, arcade-y revival of the spaceship shooter that's been filled out with a lot of extra open world stuff - both the good and the bad.

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Dominic Preston
Oct 1, 2018

Once again Ubisoft has crafted a living, breathing world in its ancient Greek setting, and it's hard to resist the charms of exploring Greece and its myriad sunlit islands.

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If you're a series sceptic, it likely won't win you over - at least not unless you can force your way through the first ten hours - but fans looking for a Greek epic to invest a couple hundred hours in will find a rich world, a frankly ludicrous amount of content, and a welcome step forward for Assassin's Creed.

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Dominic Preston
Sep 12, 2018

We spent two weeks with the Labo Vehicle Kit and it drove us a bit mad. The construction of the car, plane, and submarine is as great as ever, but the open world game at the heart of it is a bit of a dud.

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Dominic Preston
May 29, 2018

David Cage's games have a reputation for being ambitious failures, outsized vision let down by time, technology, or videogame conventions. Detroit: Become Human is more of the same - but by that very nature feels less ambitious than before, while simultaneously bringing Cage's failings as a writer even further into the spotlight. This is clunky, awkward, and only fleetingly interesting once you look past the shiny surface. Androids may be alive, but Detroit: Become Human certainly isn't.

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Dominic Preston
Apr 17, 2018

There looks to be a huge amount of depth here - far more than the first trailers suggested - and anyone willing to experiment should find that Labo quickly rewards it.

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Dominic Preston
Mar 26, 2018

A Way Out falls short of what it could - and should - be, but there are flickers of brilliance. And with the best part of ten hours of gameplay for two people, for half the price of an average game, it's definitely worth giving it a go over the weekend - just lower your expectations a little.

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Dominic Preston
Oct 18, 2017

The Evil Within 2 is a game that wants to be a few different things: survival horror, mind-bending surrealism, action-adventure, and open-world exploration. It sounds like an unwieldy mix, but against the odds the game seems to hold it all together

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Dominic Preston

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has perfectly competent core gameplay, with some welcome touches to make things more accessible to newcomers, but is let down by everything around that gameplay loop. Character designs, voice acting, writing, and just about everything about the story mode are all well below what one of the year's biggest fighting games should be offering, and that's enough to ruin even the simple joy of watching Thor pick a fight with Ryu.

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Dominic Preston
Aug 1, 2017

Tacoma is as thoughtful and introspective as you'd hope, effortlessly pairing lofty sci-fi ideas with grounded personal stories and diverse characters. Your time on the Tacoma space station may be brief, but it's undeniably satisfying exploring the station and its interactive AR recordings, and there's enough intrigue to the plot to keep you guessing to the end.

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Dominic Preston
Jul 27, 2017

Minor improvements and additions run throughout the game though, along with bigger changes in the single-player and new Salmon Run mode, and Splatoon 2 is an easy recommendation for newbies and veterans alike.

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