Frank Streva


16 games reviewed
76.9 average score
80 median score
56.3% of games recommended
Scores 10.3 higher than average

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Frank Streva
6 / 10.0 - Etherborn
Jul 31, 2019

There’s still fun to be had in solving Etherborn‘s puzzles, but given how insanely short the game is, I’d probably recommend giving it a pass until you can find it on sale.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Metal Wolf Chaos XD
Jul 31, 2019

While Metal Wolf Chaos XD does get a recommendation from me, it comes with some caveats. The audio issues really should have been addressed as part of the remaster, and the PC port isn’t particularly good. Metal Wolf Chaos XD is an outrageous, goofy, and yet fun-filled cavalcade of delights.

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7 / 10.0 - Bugs Must Die
Jul 1, 2019

Its not the best game in the genre I’ve ever played, but it does enough right to get a recommendation from me if you are in the market for a challenging new twin stick shooter. Luckily, the game has a free demo on its Steam page, so go give it a try.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Warhammer: Chaosbane
May 31, 2019

I think there’s a pretty good ARPG here somewhere, and after a few post-launch updates and tweaks, it might end up being something genuinely really good. As it stands now though, Warhammer: Chaosbane just has too many flaws for me to give it a full recommendation just yet.

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8 / 10.0 - Gato Roboto
May 25, 2019

Gato Roboto features some charming animations and character interaction between Gary and his beloved kitty cat. The only truly disappointing thing I found about the game is that its over way too soon.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Layers of Fear 2
May 22, 2019

It certainly has its fair share of flaws, and anyone looking for a horror game that’s less linear and features more gameplay might be a bit disappointed by it, but Layers of Fear 2 is still worth experiencing at least once.

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As a tactical combat game, Druidstone offers some solid combat encounters, challenging missions with good objective variety, around 20 hours of content, and a unique take on character progression and gear, even if its not quite as deep as a traditional RPG.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Slay The Spire
May 7, 2019

There will be many runs where you won’t really have much of a chance, and if that might turn you off. However, Slay the Spire still offers a nice variety of content, an addicting card-based combat system, and a compelling gameplay loop that will keep you coming back for more punishment.

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While there’s no confirmed release dates for the next acts and side story DLCs, I look forward to seeing what comes next for both the detectives of Igrasil, and the developers at Igrasil Studio.

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8 / 10.0 - Tannenberg
Apr 3, 2019

Glitches, inept AI, and low player counts aside, I do still recommend giving Tannenberg a shot, especially if you are looking for a game that really nails the look, feel, and atmosphere of WWI.

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Feb 16, 2019

If you like the idea of building your own dinosaur theme park and are a big fan of the franchise, then Jurassic World Evolution is still a decent buy during a sale. Just be prepared to battle with some wonky mechanics and disappointingly simple management options.

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Jan 25, 2019

If you don’t like extensive real-time micromanagement, then admittedly Armada 2 probably isn’t for you. If you care to devote the time to learning its mechanics, however, then you’ll find a pretty deep and strategically rewarding game of space combat in the grim darkness of the 41st millennium.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Insurgency: Sandstorm
Dec 14, 2018

It still comes with a recommendation from me, just be aware of the many performance issues and glaring bugs that can pull you out of the experience.

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Dec 1, 2018

As it stands, Mechanicus is a really good 40k video game that comes just short of being a truly great one. With a bit more tweaking, we could be looking at a 40k title that would be up there with the original Dawn of War in terms of how fondly it is revered by fans of the IP.

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8.5 / 10.0 - CrossCode
Nov 6, 2018

CrossCode has some annoying bits where improvements could be made, but if you have any interest in retro action-RPGs along the lines of Secret of Mana, then you really need to add this game to your collection. It takes a really long time to open up, but the mid-to-late game offers players a surprisingly in-depth combat system, very enjoyable characters and story, and some clever puzzles.

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Sep 16, 2018

For better or worse, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is extremely similar to the first game, and it's just unfortunate that extends to some of the original's faults. If you dislike the series for one reason or another, then Valkyria Chronicles 4 won't change your mind. If you already love the series or have never given it a try yet, then Valkyria Chronicles 4 is well worth adding to your collection.

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