John Schutt


38 games reviewed
79.2 average score
80 median score
71.1% of games recommended
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Oct 17, 2022

If you want more of the same well-built experience, Overwatch 2 provides the same quality as the original game. If you wanted anything more, you'll be disappointed.

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9 / 10 stars - Metal: Hellsinger
Sep 12, 2022

Tear down Hell itself to some of the best heavy metal in all of gaming with Metal: Hellsinger, one of the best experiences of the year.

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Sep 9, 2022

Steelrising neither reaches the heights of the best Souls-likes nor sinks to the lows of the genre's worst, and it can't hide its flaws with next-gen shine.

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8 / 10 stars - Thymesia
Aug 16, 2022

Thymesia is one of the best Souls-likes to enter the genre in years and is worth your time, attention, and occasional rage moment.

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6 / 10 stars - Outriders Worldslayer
Jul 11, 2022

Outriders: Worldslayer is an admirable attempt to breathe new life into a solid but flawed experience. It succeeds mostly in making the problems more apparent.

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Jun 29, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is a worthy successor to the base game and improves on it in almost every way.

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8 / 10 stars - Salt and Sacrifice
May 9, 2022

Salt and Sacrifice is a labor of love, one that will scratch any Souls veteran's itch for more mysterious worlds to explore, even if it doesn't succeed at everything.

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May 2, 2022

Return to the world of Eldest Souls with the Depths of the Forgotten DLC, a worthy continuation of a good, sometimes great, boss rush Souls-like hybrid.

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Mar 3, 2022

Almost nothing compares to Elden Ring in quality and depth. This is a game everyone should try at least once if only to get lost in the Lands Between.

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9 / 10 stars - Solar Ash
Nov 30, 2021

Solar Ash is a complete package, with stellar gameplay, a well-told story, and a realized world ripe for exploring.

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6 / 10 stars - Battlefield 2042
Nov 19, 2021

Battlefield 2042 wants so many things that it succeeds at almost none of them. There's a good game buried beneath it all, but you'll wade through a lot of sludge to get there.

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9 / 10 stars - GRIME
Aug 12, 2021

GRIME takes influence from more genres than most games and succeeds at combining them into a cohesive whole. It's well worth your time.

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8 / 10 stars - Eldest Souls
Jul 29, 2021

A demanding pixel art Souls-like beautifully rendered and artfully crafted, Eldest Souls is not without issues, but it's worth your time for its bosses, art, and world.

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8 / 10 stars - Returnal
May 7, 2021

Returnal is a tightly designed roguelike with some of the best gameplay the genre can provide, and it's the first game since Demon's Souls to provide a reason to own a PS5.

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7 / 10 stars - Outriders
Apr 9, 2021

Outriders is a good looter-shooter at times that has some moments of greatness buried beneath a generic if well-realized sci-fi veneer.

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8 / 10 stars - Breathedge
Mar 12, 2021

Breathedge isn't a perfect space survival game and is sometimes aggravating, but there's plenty to enjoy, and few recent games can be so relaxing.

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Feb 12, 2021

The Nioh Collection brings two of the most satisfying last-gen games to next-gen, offering improvements both new and returning players are sure to love.

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9 / 10 stars - Skul: The Hero Slayer
Feb 4, 2021

As endearing as it is challenging, Skul takes the rogue-lite mechanics you know and adds some flair of its own and a unique take on the fantasy narrative

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Dec 28, 2020

Fantastic and fantastically flawed, Cyberpunk 2077 has the makings of a masterpiece held back by incongruities of narrative and confusing design choices, but it's worth playing for its world alone

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Despite a few hiccups, Beyond Light sets the stage for a triumphant year of Destiny 2. If the franchise continues this way, the best is yet to come.

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