Zach Wilkerson


14 games reviewed
82.1 average score
84 median score
71.4% of games recommended
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Jul 19, 2021

If you listen to Cris Tales talk, it sings with love for its influences. But sometimes, maybe we can love too many things. The game is remarkable on a variety of fronts, notably its look, its sound, and its love for Colombia. All of that works. But it feels the weight of its many influences. Eventually, when the developers throw so many things at the wall, it starts to get messy, with a story that tries to do too many things, combat that never fully lives up to its potential, and a bloated run time.

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Even if you've played Xenoblade Chronicles before, the Definitive Edition makes so many meaningful improvements that it's a must play for all fans of JRPGs.

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68% -
Dec 24, 2019

Heroland has charming character art, hilarious dialogue, and a unique premise. Unfortunately, its style can't make up for its repetitive, monotonous gameplay and unwieldy length.

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50% - Crystar
Aug 25, 2019

Ultimately, Crystar is a case of "be careful what you wish for." What at first appears to be an excellent deal — a game with fast-paced action combat, stunning graphics, and a story that takes women and people of varied sexualities seriously — turns out to be deeply disappointing,

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83% - Judgment
Jun 25, 2019

Despite some repetitive gameplay and a story that sputters out, Judgment is a worthy successor to the Yakuza series, with engaging side content and a world that feels truly alive.

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Jun 6, 2019

While it still maintains some of the annoying quirks of past Compile Heart titles, Dragon Star Varnir is worth playing for its fantastic battle system and likeable characters.

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May 14, 2019

A quick, breezy throwback to some classic 8-bit RPGs with a few fun twists thrown in.

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With the additional features, and the ability to take it on the go, this is the best way to experience Final Fantasy VII.

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NieR: Automata is a true masterpiece; the new content just strengthens an all-time classic.

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Feb 27, 2019

The definitive way to experience one of the best visual novels.

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