Dave Lambden


12 games reviewed
70.8 average score
75 median score
58.3% of games recommended
Scores 6.8 higher than average

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Dave Lambden
6 / 10.0 - Katana Zero
Apr 18, 2019

Katana ZERO is a game that has a lot going for it. The visual style, music, branching dialogue options, and unique time bending abilities certainly separate it from the crowded pack of 2D side scrolling indie action games. Unfortunately, this isn’t enough to save it from repetitive and aggravating game play.

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8 / 10.0 - Pikuniku
Jan 21, 2019

This game will not challenge you nor will it show you anything that you haven’t seen before from a mechanic point of view. Clocking in at only 3 to 5 hours, you won’t even be playing it for all that long. But what Pikuniku will do is make you smile. It’s outrageous, random, nostalgic, and most importantly, shouldn’t be missed.

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5 / 10.0 - Vane
Jan 15, 2019

In the pursuit of crafting an indistinguishable game world and granting advanced levels of autonomy, the developers forgot to make Vane any fun to play.

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8.5 / 10.0 - GRIS
Dec 13, 2018

What GRIS demonstrates is that there is beauty in ambiguity, and solace in solitude.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Final Days
Sep 19, 2018

Final Days offers players a lot of fun and won’t break the bank. It’s surprisingly rewarding and takes a refreshing amount of planning to survive.

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8 / 10.0 - The Messenger
Aug 28, 2018

For those who spent hours playing the original Ninja Gaiden or Castlevania on NES and are looking for a bit of nostalgia, The Messenger will be a near perfect fit.

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6 / 10.0 - HYPERGUN
Aug 23, 2018

There is a lot to like about HYPERGUN. While the distinct visuals and sound track only run skin deep, there is a real excitement and allure of unlocking rare weapon attachments and it did help me to push through the more frustrating aspects of the game.

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7.5 / 10.0 - The Path of Motus
Jul 17, 2018

Given that this is the product of a development team of only two, The Path of Motus is an impressive feat. The game does have it’s downfalls – it doesn’t provide anything particularly ground breaking in the gameplay department and it leaves some of the better gameplay mechanics poorly exposed.

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7 / 10.0 - Garage: Bad Trip
Jul 6, 2018

Not without its frustrations, GARAGE: Bad Trip offers players a sometimes fun and challenging twin stick adventure. It’s enveloped in an intriguing story line and boasts a memorable soundtrack. With a low cost of entry, the game offers value, some enjoyment and is worth a look, even if for just a bit.

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7 / 10.0 - The Thin Silence
Jun 5, 2018

What The Thin Silence sets out to do is ambitious. To capture the tonal and emotional depth of recent successes like Limbo is not an easy task. This game accomplishes that in some respect.

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6 / 10.0 - FOX n FORESTS
May 16, 2018

The frustration with Fox n Forests comes from boring repetition and a lazy approach to progression. It’s a shame – there are unique mechanics at play and some pretty fun platforming. The game just doesn’t hold up to keep players around for long.

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8.5 / 10.0 - The Swords of Ditto
Apr 24, 2018

Personality and depth overcomes a lack of originality.

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