Natasha Waldram


23 games reviewed
80.9 average score
80 median score
91.3% of games recommended
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To conclude, Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness (man that’s a mouthful) stays true to it’s origins while allowing players to experience Riko’s and Reg’s adventure first hand. Afterwards, you’ll be able to try your hand at surviving the Abyss yourself. If you like crafting and surviving dangerous terrain, then try your hand at becoming a Cave Raider. Just be prepared to die… a lot. Trial and error, but you’ll come out stronger in the end, right? Binary Star gets my review rating of 7 out of 10. Now then, let’s see if you can survive the madness of the Abyss.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Variable Barricade
Mar 9, 2022

To conclude, Variable Barricade was a nice twist to a usually predictable Otome game. It chose to pace out the story in a way that gave you more control. Your potential husbands are tasteful and quirky, making each moment you spend with them a nice surprise. The music does have some questionable tracks, but still gets the job done. Overall, this visual novel continued to peak my curiosity, making it hard to set down. I’m giving this game an 8.5 out of 10. Now, if you’ll excuse my rudeness I have a couple of match making friends I have to deal with.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Chasing Static
Oct 14, 2021

To conclude, Chasing Static was a pleasant experience for anyone who’s interested in classic, suspenseful horror, graphics and all. Even though it runs short, with only 4 hours of gameplay, you’ll find that the controls run smoothly and you get a healthy dose of fear and anxiety to boot. I’m giving this game a 7.5 out of 10 for its nostalgic performance. Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a poor sheep that needs my help.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Tormented Souls
Sep 13, 2021

To conclude, this game is a near perfect example of a classic horror game. With fixed camera angles, spine chilling enemies and puzzle solving for days you’ll feel like a kid hiding behind a pillow and blanket. With nostalgic music to help keep the pacing of the story I doubt you’ll put this game down until you finish it. I’m giving Tormented Souls a 9.5 out of 10 for being a thrilling reminder of — hold on, my life’s soundtrack just told me that an enemies nearby. Let me just close the door. Closes and opens door OKAY, EVERY THINGS GOOD! IT LEFT!

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8.5 / 10.0 - Chernobylite
Aug 18, 2021

To conclude, Chernobylite is a game that ended up surprising me. It kept me engaged with how much stuff there was to do and the people I needed to handle, manage, and care for. It gives you control over every decision you make. You may come across tough situations where you might end up losing trust in certain team members by helping a wounded soldier, but even helping a bloodied soldier who works for the enemy may end up helping you sometime down the road. The game’s not overly scary where you have to keep a light on in your room, but the handful of jump scares and creepy enemy designs will make your heart race from time-to-time. If you’re looking for something that’ll keep you engaged and engrossed in the story and game-play, then this game is for you. I’m giving Chernobylite a 8.5 out of 10 for being an absolute delight to experience.

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7 / 10.0 - World's End Club
Aug 3, 2021

To conclude, if you’re looking for something with a slower, less life-threatening pace, lots of laugh and fun friendly banter, with a pinch of side scrolling action then World’s End Club is your Go-To. It may be lacking in game-play department and it won’t make you sweat buckets, like Ronpa or Zero Escape, but it makes it up with a great narrative, great characters, and really catchy music. I’m giving this game a 7 out of 10. “Go! Go! Go! Go-Getters, will never fall apart!”

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To conclude, I have to ask myself. Did I enjoy the game? The answer is: Yes! I did enjoy it. Even if I had no clue at first what was going on. But the way these short stories were written were still oowey, goowey and warm. It definitely got my heart pumping. And to anyone who had the joy of enjoying the base game, you’ll simply fall in love with these extra stories. Overall, I’m giving this game 8 out of 10. It would have made it to a 9 if I had a better understand of the main game. Hopefully, you won’t jump into this blind like I did. *Giggle*

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Jun 30, 2020

To conclude, I didn't expect this game to be so terrifying. I was CRAWLING through most of my playthrough and sometimes that got me killed. Overall, the game took me about 4 hours to complete the main story. It's short and sweetly nightmarish. If you're looking for something to kick your anxiety into overdrive then Infliction: Extended Cut is the game to keep you up at night. I'm giving this game a 7 out of 10. Now... if you'll excuse me I have to go find some salt and holy water.

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Jun 12, 2020

To conclude, I believe White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is a must play if survival horror is your cup of tea. It has everything you'd want in a horror from challenges, scares and bone chilling suspense that'll cause you nightmares. I find playing this game in a dark room with some friends makes the experience that more enjoyable when you have someone to throw the controller to when your nerves just can't take it anymore. And if you want to heighten that experience the game is available on Steam with the Ultimate Edition, DLC included. I'm giving this game an 8.5 out of 10 for being spectacularly spooky.

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To conclude, Atelier Shallie: Alchemist of the Dusk Sea was a nice combination of both Ayesha and Escha/Logy. Having larger parties, dual main characters and infinite amount of time to play was a nice change to the series. The story-line and visuals were a little tasteless compare to Escha and Logy, but overall the game was fantastic. I'm giving this game a 8 out of 10.

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To conclude, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemist of the Dusk Sky is a fantastic addition to, not only the Dusk trilogy, but to the entirety of the Atelier line-up. Bringing in a dual point of view makes things more interesting. Plus, the though of a second play-through with a completely different person the second time around makes it more exciting. A great place to start for any newcomers to the series of alchemy. I'm giving this game a 8.5 out of 10.

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To conclude, I am happy to be able to replay this trilogy again. Hoping with the added bonuses and enhanced gameplay it would make Ayesha a joy to play. Unfortunately, the game is still as lacking to me as it was back on the PS3. Visually, more pleasing to the eye and am extremely happy they gave us the option to fast forward over most parts of the game. However, falls short with bland characters and a weak storytelling. I am giving this game a score of 6.5 out of 10.

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Jun 11, 2019

Atelier Lulua is a great game. Cruising through the story at a great pace and never tripping over my own feet to understand the gameplay. If I had to describe this game in one word it would be "Simplicity", as it does a wonderful job of guiding you through each and every new and old discoveries. I'm glad to be able to experience a 4th part to the Arland storyline. It's fun for long time fans to enjoy and easy enough to grasp for newcomers. I'm giving this game a 9 out of 10 for being nostalgic and playful.

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May 21, 2019

This game has done nothing but surprise me. I never would have thought I would find myself so immersed in this historical, war ridden adventure. The story is deep and the characters are engaging, with a fantastic script we are gifted with the talented voices of Mathew Mercer, Robbie Daymond, Jennifer Hale and Crispin Freeman. The combat is fun and easy enough to follow and can also provide a challenge to keep the gears in your mind turning, but in a way that allows you to customize the outcome of a battle. Maquerada: Songs and Shadow is definitely a RPG game I would recommend to anyone who can get their hands on it. 10 out of 10 in my books.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Our World Is Ended
May 17, 2019

Overall, Our World is Ended is a game that's not quite there, but does have a sudden change in momentum that keeps you at the edge of your chair. With the strange dialogue arcing across the screen, to very lengthy moments of pure storytelling where half the conversation is nothing but boob jokes, and default Japanese controls. It does redeem itself with beautiful water painted scenarios and up to beat music. This game is definitely more for players that are looking for a visually entertaining adventure where their only worry is to press B.

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As I bring it all together Ni No Kuni 2: Lord of the Lair is a DLC prepped for hardcore veterans of the game. The added features and small side quest are refreshing, but be prepared to grind till your teeth turn raw if you wish to challenge the labyrinth portion. I give this downloadable content a 6.5 out of 10. It's difficulty spike was a little over bearing and it could have used a bit more charm.

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Feb 7, 2019

To conclude, you'll never be bored with all the stuff that's jam packed into this game. The story and characters are colourful and fun to play through and the combat keeps on giving you more and more. Yeah, maybe the jokes can get a little corny and over repetitive at times, but I always seem to have a smile glued to my face. I give this game an 8 out of 10.

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Nov 5, 2018

My final thoughts on the game is that it was surprisingly fun. Its spriteful design is bright and colorful to match its flavorful school life simulation. The only negative feed back that I would have to say is that the dungeons become pretty repetitive. They would have the same look to most of them with slight variations to the environment. It was kinda... Plain? But in the end Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story was a 8 out of 10 for being totally entertaining.

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Oct 26, 2018

Overall the game was good. It was short and sweet to the point. Each game is anywhere from 3-4 hours long and could easily be won in a single playthrough. The jumps are scary and the suspense is killer. Yomawari: The Long Night Collection get my score of 7.5 out of 10 for being cute and frightening.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Armello
Oct 10, 2018

As intricate as this game sounds I found myself glued to its strategic gameplay. The character sprites are adorable and the action and adventuring keeps the story lively. This game can also be played online with others and I highly recommend choosing this option once you're comfortable playing this game as the AI's fighter tend to be predictable after many rounds. This game is no more then 45 minutes per session and has achievement that you can unlock by playing multiple playthroughs. If you complete the achievement you are given a new bonus ability that you can use before the start of your next gameplay. Armello is nothing short of charming and I will gladly give this game a rating of 9.5 out of 10.

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