Alan Wen


25 games reviewed
81.4 average score
82 median score
68.0% of games recommended
Scores 0.9 higher than average

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GameGrin
Alan Wen
Aug 8, 2019

Metal Wolf Chaos XD isn't big or clever, but if you want to get your kicks as a mech shooting and blowing things up while being an all-American patriot, then there's only one choice - believe in your own justice!

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Daily Star
Alan Wen
Jun 26, 2019

With even more tools and features than before, Super Mario Maker 2 is a fantastic level-making package deserving of its number.

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GameGrin
Alan Wen
7 / 10.0 - My Friend Pedro
Jun 20, 2019

My Friend Pedro can be an absurdly stylish action game when everything aligns but you'll just as likely find yourself slipping over its unwieldy controls.

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Final Fantasy X | X-2 is both beautiful and bonkers, a beloved turning point for one of the greatest JRPG series in video games. Even with its notable shortcomings, it’s hard not to get swept up by its powerful emotions, while there’s plenty for the most ardent JRPG completionists to spend over 100 hours in Spira.

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GameGrin
Alan Wen
May 28, 2019

Adorable they may be, but having a virtual dog or cat was an already old idea that somehow has even less features and charm on newer hardware. Proof that not everything needs to come to Switch.

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Daily Star
Alan Wen
May 28, 2019

Sony London Studio has delivered a PSVR must-buy, a playable action movie packed with guns, grime and gangsters.

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GameGrin
Alan Wen
8 / 10.0 - Observation
May 25, 2019

Observation is a smart, atmospheric and creepy sci-fi thriller that subverts the AI-gone-rogue trope by making you think about what it means to be the AI.

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With simple controls but difficult to master, OlliOlli: Switch Stance is a terrific bundle giving you the best modern skating games around. Even if you manage to ace all of its challenges, competing against players on daily leaderboards will be sure to keep you hooked.

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Apr 18, 2019

Cuphead’s exquisite visuals and jazzy soundtrack perfectly transfers over to Switch, though you’ll need to be up for the challenge to appreciate most of its rewards. Most importantly, this game may be the start of a beautiful friendship between Nintendo and Microsoft.

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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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Mar 5, 2019

A brutally singular and unexpectedly brilliant subversion of what you know about Tetris and battle royale, if you’re a Switch Online subscriber, you absolutely need to download it.

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Feb 6, 2019

Wargroove is a majestic contender, if not outright successor, to Advance Wars, that every turn-based strategy fan should play. Beyond it’s handsome campaign and likable characters, there’s a ton of customisation and content to dig into or create, which makes it a bargain too.

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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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While not everything is a classic and there’s a few notable omissions, this is still a great mixture of genres couple with neat emulation gimmicks. For Nintendo fans, it’s also a great time travel machine back to see just how the other lived during the great console war.

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Demon-slaying may feel simplistic compared to Monster-Hunting, but as the pioneer of the co-op loot-chasing dungeon crawler, Diablo III: Eternal Collection is the definitive article on the Switch, packing a wealth of content and variety of ways to slay.

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Once you get past its daunting and archaic systems, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate continuously challenges you with the most thrilling gameplay and rewarding loop few games can match. Meanwhile, veterans will also feel at home – ‘G rank’ awaits you!

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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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Oct 24, 2018

An old classic that’s never quite gotten the audience it deserves, Okami HD’s gorgeous art style and unique brush mechanic is perfect for Switch. Players looking for an equivalent to Zelda with an appreciation of Japanese myths and aesthetics needn’t look further.

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