Alan Wen


8 games reviewed
74.4 average score
80 median score
37.5% of games recommended

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GameGrin
Alan Wen
8.5 / 10.0 - APE OUT
Mar 7, 2019

A striking abstract visual style soundtracked by a jazz freakout as improvisational as its gameplay, Ape Out glories in its primal rage for a wild ride. Give into its rhythm and bloodlust, and just go ape!

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GameGrin
Alan Wen
4 / 10.0 - Vane
Jan 26, 2019

It can still look visually striking when viewed from a distance while its audio design, with a brooding electronic score, can also be wonderfully atmospheric. Sadly, it's not enough to salvage a wholly disappointing experience that never reaches the lofty heights it begins with.

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Fandom
Alan Wen
5 / 5.0 - Resident Evil 2
Jan 22, 2019

It’s not just a loving restoration but a temple built on newly solid foundations, with emotional beats that genuinely resonate. It sets a new bar for what a video game remake can be, masterfully marrying nostalgia with modernity without quite being a slave to one or the other

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Fandom
Alan Wen
Jan 15, 2019

Onimusha: Warlords was an intriguing and successful spin-off of the Resi formula in a Japanese setting. But despite being enjoyable, this is still only a polished remaster of a nearly two decades-old game.

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Fandom
Alan Wen
5 / 5.0 - Tetris Effect
Nov 9, 2018

Tetris Effect, much like the psychological phenomenon the game takes its name from, is about finding order in things, and taking back control.

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Fandom
Alan Wen

Despite being available to buy as a separate stand-alone experience and packing content that could easily fill an entirely new RPG, Xenoblade’s idiosyncrasies make The Golden Country an experience you’re only going get the most out of if you’ve already played the base game.

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Fandom
Alan Wen
Sep 10, 2018

Sure there are certainly bigger and more sophisticated looking military-themed games vying for your attention this year, but there’s not anything quite that looks or plays like Valkyria Chronicles 4.

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Fandom
Alan Wen

Ultimately, our time in Erdrea makes us realise why Dragon Quest is Japan’s national game. It’s not necessarily because it’s the best or the most innovative, but for its generation-spanning fans, familiarity breeds comfort.

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