Ian Howarth


77 games reviewed
64.8 average score
70 median score
44.2% of games recommended
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7 / 10 - Spookware
Sep 30, 2021

I'm very excited to see what's coming next, especially because of the strangely dark moments that pop in every now and then that clearly foreshadow a much more dreadful history than the heartwarming cut-out looking characters and uplifting low-poly world would have you believe.

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Sep 17, 2021

The sad part is that I haven't seen anyone else even mention the game, so I guess it's partially up to me to spread the word now.

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Sep 12, 2021

At first I felt like Wonhon was a revenge fantasy built on the outrage of the atrocities committed during the Korean War (a time when Japan annexed Korea and worked to entirely wipe out their culture and history), but it's not.

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8 / 10 - Boomerang X
Jul 30, 2021

This review is already one of my longer ones but I can't help rambling about this game and how annoying it is to see such a wasted opportunity.

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9 / 10 - Roguebook
Jun 30, 2021

Honestly, I could go on. About the exploration and how exciting it is to not know what you’ll find. About combat and how mechanically beautiful it is. About how beautiful the game itself is. About how gratifying it is to pull together a crazy set of cards and come out on top. About how there’s little narrative but each attempt becomes a sort of micro-story through the shaping of the team and deck. About the way each character’s distinct strategies and personality are built into their cards. But really it comes down to this; if you like deck-builders or ever have, you should give Roguebook a chance. Tainted Grail: Conquest isn’t for everyone and I knew that right away, even if I loved that game in its own way. Roguebook is one that everyone with even a passing interest should try. You may get your ass kicked but I doubt you’ll regret it.

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7 / 10 - Sunblaze
Jun 29, 2021

This is not a game I can recommend for its uniqueness.

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Jun 12, 2021

It feels great to always be working towards several upgrades at once – there's never a playthrough that doesn't reward you with at least a little something.

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May 27, 2021

Right now its lifespan, that will determine the amount of continual improvements and new content to be added, lies on the fact that Hood is pretty much available everywhere and embraces crossplay.

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7 / 10 - Volt Patrol
May 15, 2021

A game being short doesn't make it bad, but seeing it end before it even begins to explore the space it has to play with is disappointing.

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Apr 22, 2021

It may not be a fulfilling venture, nor something that you ever come back to again, but it's great fun and non-stop grinning while it lasts and that's really all anyone can ask for.

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