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David Poole


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128 games reviewed
82.0 average score
85 median score
85.9% of games recommended

David Poole's Reviews

Been playing games for over 25 years and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon, so I might as well write about them.
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Sep 16, 2021

For some, a game like Life is Strange: True Colors will be just that: a game. For many others, it’ll hit different, tapping into our deepest emotions and perfectly displaying our feelings in a relatable portrayal. It will peer into our very soul and reveal our own true colors, making our choices that much more impactful. With beautiful visuals, wonderful performances and animation, and an out of this world soundtrack, this is one game that will sit with me for a long time. If any of that sounds interesting to you, then you’ll likely enjoy this game. If you happen to be a fan of Life is Strange in general, then you’ll love True Colors.

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Sep 9, 2021

Overall, Maneater: Truth Quest is still a fun little addition to the game. It would’ve been nice for the game to offer a bigger shark, but when you add mouth lasers, you’re already pretty powerful. While the story lacks depth and fun references, it still maintains the simple charm thanks to Chris Parnell’s delivery. Just try to play it on higher end hardware for the best results. If you were a fan of Maneater and wanted a bit more on your platter, Truth Quest will likely appease your appetite.

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9 / 10.0 - No More Heroes 3
Aug 26, 2021

In the end, even with all its faults, No More Heroes III is a true standout to me. I love the meta references, the dialogue, and even the crazy boss battles. The anime inspired cutscenes and effects pump the title with over-the-top energy and I’m here for it. If you’re a SUDA51 fan and you’ve followed the series, you need to pick this up.

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8.5 / 10.0 - 12 Minutes
Aug 22, 2021

In the end, my time with Twelve Minutes was time well spent. The puzzling narrative will have you constantly seeking answers while also raising even more questions. While the gameplay isn’t perfect, it works for this style of game with a visual design to match. The performances are a major highlight, and really push this game higher in the production department. I would honestly watch this if it were a movie. Overall, it’s a fantastic study of the human mind and how it adapts to patterns and acquiring information.

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8 / 10.0 - Pokemon UNITE
Jul 28, 2021

Pokémon UNITE may have its weaknesses, but it definitely offers an addicting experience. There’s definitely room to grow and evolve into something greater, and it seems like that may happen here. Combining the Pokémon franchise with the successful MOBA genre seems like a hit, and it’ll likely be here to stay a long while. Even now, I still continue to move up the ranks online, enjoying my time as I advance my player level. With future Unite licenses becoming available and likely more maps and content on the way, this will surely be a huge success.

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Overall, the Mr. X Nightmare DLC is well worth the $8 price of admission. It makes a solid beat ’em up even greater, and seamlessly adds fantastic content to the game. While the story context is minimal, four additional characters and a fun new mode offer a ton of replay value. If the survival mode is too random for you, you can even take on weekly challenges to make it more predictable. With new enemies, items and moves, there’s plenty to love with the new update for Streets of Rage 4.

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Jul 17, 2021

While Mario Golf: Super Rush doesn’t feel like a complete package yet, it has a solid foundation. What it lacks in content and features, it makes up for it with a stellar presentation and fun new modes. It would’ve been great to have some incentive to play more modes aside from unlocking star clubs, but maybe we’ll get changes in future updates. With a lot of additional free content on the way, there’s still a chance that Super Rush can become a great title. For now, it scratches the Mario Golf itch just enough, but still falls a bit short. Overall, the game is simply par for the course. Nothing less, nothing more.

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Jul 2, 2021

Despite the numerous bugs I faced, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is still a fantastic adventure. The quality of the game is so high, that my many issues didn’t detriment my enjoyment of the experience. That’s definitely a testament of Insomniac’s abilities as a developer, and the overall work that went into crafting this experience. With more fluid and engaging combat, cool set pieces, and tons of great weapons, this may be my favorite Ratchet & Clank game. The visuals are breathtaking and the overall presentation is fantastic, making for a true test of the PlayStation 5 hardware.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Scarlet Nexus
Jun 25, 2021

Overall, I feel like Scarlet Nexus is a game that can easily be judged by its cover. In an industry where there are tons of generic anime action games, it’s hard to pick out the right ones. Hopefully people give this one a chance, because the fantastic combat and the visual style make it something truly special. While it does have some pacing problems and some unrealistic alliances, the incredibly unique story manages to entangle you in a web of intrigue.

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Jun 19, 2021

Overall, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is a great upgrade to an already amazing experience. The main game is even better with sharp visuals, enhanced performance, and speedy load times. We even get an extra photo mode and a challenging new boss fight that digs deeper into the lore. As for Episode INTERmission, the star attraction, it adds a fun new story to enjoy. Yuffie is a joy to witness, adding a charming ray of sunshine to the setting of Midgar. She gives us a small glimpse of the story’s future, but it seems like it’ll be worth the wait. Hopefully, Square Enix can manage to meet the expectations of fans for the next part.

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