Michael Laverty


10 games reviewed
70.0 average score
75 median score
77.8% of games recommended
Scores 6.7 higher than average

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Michael Laverty
7 / 10.0 - Unit 4
Mar 31, 2019

Unit 4 is a game you can pick up and play, but small learning curves are required at times. This is mainly because combining your characters is crucial in navigating the challenges the game throws at you. For it to be enjoyed to its fullest, it is a matter of mastering the fun character switching mechanic with a sleight of hand to make the most of this fast-paced platformer. It's generally going to best served to those with some 2D platforming experience already under their belt.

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Michael Laverty
7 / 10.0 - Iron Crypticle
Mar 11, 2019

There's plenty to enjoy with Iron Crypticle. It will definitely suit fans of retro aesthetics and arcade-esque titles, but shooting using the right stick in only eight directions is a hindering experience which is likely to frustrate players, in an otherwise solid game.

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Michael Laverty
7 / 10.0 - Kingdom Two Crowns
Jan 24, 2019

The visuals, music and game design of Kingdom Two Crowns should be commended, and it is refreshing to be light on tutorial and direction. It does, however, walk the treacherous line between boring and addictive. It is a slow-paced strategy game with plenty on offer, but it all comes down to how you interact with the environment how much you feel incentivised to engage with it. Patience and a relaxed state of mind are almost essential to play the game.

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Michael Laverty
8 / 10.0 - Road Redemption
Dec 21, 2018

Road Redemption is a spiritual successor of Road Rash, but it fights with it's own merit and proves it is still fun to play this type of arcade style game, even now in 2018.

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Michael Laverty
Dec 18, 2018

Overall, Everspace: Stellar Edition is a fantastic addition to any Switch library.

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Michael Laverty
Dec 13, 2018

A poor gameplay experience leaves a lot to be desired for Timber Tennis: Versus, in an overall forgetable experience.

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Michael Laverty
Dec 5, 2018

The ambient music and the beautiful visuals of this easy to understand puzzle game make it a solid selection for two player co-op, or playing solo if you a fan of sensual problem solving.

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Michael Laverty
9 / 10.0 - Super Mario Party
Oct 22, 2018

If you have three friends visiting and Super Mario Party is the centre of your gathering, you will be guaranteed a great time. This entry is a positive step for the series and a fitting entry for the Switch, especially when it comes to the fantastic local multiplayer. The array of game modes, the traditional boards, and of course, the mini-games, will have you challenging your friends for precious hours of pure memorable joy!

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Michael Laverty
8 / 10.0 - Shadow Fight 2
Sep 21, 2018

The RPG element of the armour carefully concocts with your fighting ability, especially in terms of timing and counter-attacks that will be sure to lead to great satisfaction and an urge to keep playing to progress further.

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Michael Laverty
6 / 10.0 - Earthworms
Sep 19, 2018

The three endings provide some substance for replay value, but ultimately Earthworms is a rather short game that puzzle fanatics and detective enthusiasts will still enjoy.

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