Matthew Zawodniak


43 games reviewed
63.8 average score
65 median score
32.5% of games recommended
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7 / 10.0 - Mistover
Oct 10, 2019

Anyone looking for a more consistent or relaxed experience would do best to stay away, but there's still a worthwhile thrill for anyone willing to put in the time to get a truly great run going in Mistover.

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Oct 7, 2019

After a decade of seeing the series recommended everywhere, Trine 4 is my first time playing the series, and it’s made me realize just what I’ve been missing all these years.

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7 / 10.0 - Northgard
Sep 25, 2019

Overall, Northgard is a wonderful strategy game despite its shortcomings. The rough edges can make it tough for newcomers to the genre to get invested, but if you're a fan of strategy games or able to tough it out through the warts until everything clicks, then you're in for a treat. The Switch is a natural fit for the 4X genre, and Northgard is a prime example of the potential that this style of strategy game can have outside the PC ecosystem.

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Sep 20, 2019

I can't recommend it as a solo experience, meaning its appeal on a hybrid console like the Switch may be a little limited. I can however highly recommend it for sitting down and having a good time with a group of friends. If you've got other game consoles then you can probably already play this game at its best, but it's always a good time to jump in and have fun crashing through some castles.

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5 / 10.0 - Blasphemous
Sep 16, 2019

The aesthetic is incredible, and the map design of Cvstodia is solid and engaging. Unfortunately the game is too bogged down with a high difficulty level that is more tedious than challenging, dragging the entire experience down into something I can hardly bring myself to play. Blasphemous is a beautiful game that I wish I could enjoy more, but the extremely high difficulty of combat and platforming simply does not mesh well with the amount of exploration and backtracking needed from a world as expansive as this one.

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Unscored - Risk of Rain 2
Sep 16, 2019

The content that’s in the game right now shows a lot of promise, but it is unquestionably missing some content that will make it feel fleshed out.

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4.5 / 10.0 - Automachef
Sep 9, 2019

There's so little depth to the puzzle solving that even now I struggle to really say anything about it that I haven't already said. The best solution is too often to just brute force your way through the puzzles with little finesse or cleverness. Perhaps there's an intentional meta-joke at play commenting on automation being able to push its way into jobs that humans could handle with more artistry, but all it leads to is a game that's as rote and monotonous as the average job that could be done by a robot.

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There will never be a Yu-Gi-Oh game that is quite the same as simply playing with real cards, but Legacy of the Duelist is the closest that we have ever gotten to the real thing.

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Aug 20, 2019

Even that weird cursed chair was pretty funny to see explained after the fact; I just wish it wasn't so intrinsically linked to some really frustrating and boring puzzles. If Pantsu Hunter had fully committed to being a visual novel like its final chapter instead, I'd probably like it a lot more. Unfortunately as it is, it relies too much on extending its runtime through cheap instant death puzzles without clear solutions to make me feel like I could appreciate the few things it does right.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Hue
Aug 14, 2019

Even though Hue struggles to hold up as a puzzle game due to its simple but tedious tasks, I can't bring myself to say I really hated the experience. The game commits so fully to its art style with strong, screen-filling colors that pop against each other that I wanted to keep playing to see more of it. I do wish that this art style had been applied to a game that's less frustrating overall, but despite the disappointing puzzles I'm still pretty happy with the time I spent in Hue's bright, bold environment.

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