Michael Passalacqua


6 games reviewed
69.7 average score
70 median score
33.3% of games recommended

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Michael Passalacqua

If you're like this writer and enjoy even a decent police procedural game – especially in a medium where they're dishearteningly absent – Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders is a deserving title in your mystery fiction library. The video game adaptation may lack presentation value, but a strong plot, fun deductions, and a rewarding conclusion make up for it in the end.

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Michael Passalacqua
Jul 28, 2015

It's not often that you can say a previous iteration in a sports franchise is significantly better than the newest and prettiest, but for EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour that is very much the case. The graphical upgrades and gameplay tweaks don't make up for the massive lack of depth and sacked features, meaning that this outing is very much below the property's usual par.

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Michael Passalacqua

Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark seems like the perfect game for your kid to play. It's a cute puzzle-platformer that can spark a scientific interest. Your kid could probably also look past the fact that it's also a puzzle-platformer ripe with tacky one-liners, uninspired level design, and repetitive game play, all of which combine to ensure that it's far from phystastic.

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Michael Passalacqua
May 27, 2015

Simply put, if you liked The New Order, you'll like The Old Blood. The more than competent shooting, likable protagonist, writing, and gameplay choices make up for some small issues and a few static characters.

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Michael Passalacqua
8.5 / 10.0 - MLB 15: The Show
Apr 17, 2015

It's hard to hold the lack of revolutionary changes against MLB 15: The Show. The bar for not only baseball games, but for all sports games, has already been set high by the folks at SCE San Diego Studio. Any additional changes at this point feel like hitting a few more home runs in a season where you've already hit 40. People looking for drastic changes to Road to The Show or Franchise mode, however, may be disappointed with this PlayStation-exclusive baseball sim.

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Michael Passalacqua
7 / 10.0 - Dying Light
Feb 2, 2015

If you're a Dead Island enthusiast, zombie addict, or free running connoisseur, Dying Light is the game for you. Its parkour is addicting and the way it eases your character into power is something other games can learn from. But if you're looking for a story that isn't frustrating, weapons that don't break after ten swings, and basically anything else that makes a game great, you're better off keeping your wallet in your pocket.

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