Ant Barlow


40 games reviewed
73.0 average score
80 median score
70.0% of games recommended
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Despite its inconsistent difficulty, Crash Bandicoot 4 is still a blast. With a focus on fun and with a heavy dose of challenge, even in it's most rage-inducing moments it can't be denied that Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is excellent. It may even be the best the bandicoot has ever been.

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7 / 10 - Ride 4
Oct 5, 2020

Ride 4 does simulation motorcycle racing incredibly well. Its collection of licensed bikes and ways to tweak them is unparalleled. However, basic game modes, rigid progression, dry presentation, and a lack of accessibility for new players stops it from reaching the heights of other sim racers on the market.

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8 / 10 - Wasteland 3
Sep 17, 2020

Solid tactical RPG gameplay set in a varied world filled with incredible characters and 'water-cooler' storytelling. Glaring issues aside, Wasteland 3 shines as the pinnacle of this genre and as one of the best games released this year despite its issues.

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Aug 25, 2020

A classic case of style over substance, No Straight Roads aspires to be so much more than it turned out to be. It's got all the charm of a cult classic without the gameplay to back it up.

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4 / 10 - West of Dead
Aug 20, 2020

West of Dead is a game that conceivably had a lot of potential. However, on PlayStation 4 at least, the game is far too broken in vital areas to ever let players discover whether there was any substance to back up its undeniable style.

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6 / 10 - Iron Man VR
Aug 5, 2020

Much like Tony Stark, Iron Man VR can be genius, exciting and a technical marvel. Unfortunately — much like Tony Stark — it also has plenty of issues. Struggling under the weight of its own ambition, Iron Man VR simply doesn't do enough with the tools at its disposal to justify its lengthy campaign.

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Jul 28, 2020

Ghost of Tsushima is a wonderful homage to classic Samurai movies. It's not a historically accurate epic, but it's not claiming to be. What the game lacks in a fresh core story and an occasional lack of polish, it more than makes up for with engaging gameplay, a gorgeous world to explore, an exciting setting and characters you'll grow to love.

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Apr 7, 2020

Much like BOT C facing up against the trials inside the mountain, the few hurdles Creature in the Well faces doesn't stop it from being an outstanding game. Challenging, rewarding and (mostly) a pleasure to play, it is the epitome of creativity in the indie game space.

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Feb 18, 2020

Journey to the Savage Planet weaves an intriguing interstellar narrative into a charming, albeit straightforward, first-person rogue-lite. At its best, Typhoon Studios' game is a fun and quirky take on a pretty rote subject. Unfortunately, it struggles under the weight of poor controls, some awkward design choices and an unfortunate lack of polish.

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Dec 30, 2019

Untitled Goose Game definitely has a few issues, not unlike our feather-brained hero, but you'll likely be having too much of a good time to notice.

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5 / 10 - Shenmue III
Dec 24, 2019

Shenmue III is a faithful recreation of a Shenmue game. However, it's not necessarily something I think anybody should play unless you're desperate to uncover the next chapter in the saga of Ryo Hazuki.

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Dec 5, 2019

Death Stranding is a game about connections, common understandings and hope. It's also a game where the earth can swallow you up and you can be attacked by a giant tar monster. It manages to do both of those things whilst maintaining a consistent story and tone on its way to being one of the most compelling games of the generation.

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7 / 10 - Riverbond
Jul 10, 2019

What Riverbond lacks in depth, it makes up for with wonderful simplicity. Potentially too basic as a single-player game, but it's a silly, upbeat and nostalgic adventure best played with friends.

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7 / 10 - Falcon Age
May 8, 2019

Falcon Age is a game with so much potential that doesn't quite do everything it could have. Still, it's a fantastic, fun, story driven-experience and a must-play with PlayStation VR.

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A mediocre fighting game and a poor representation of the Power Rangers franchise. Battle for the Grid is an uninspired, characterless game with few redeeming qualities.

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Apr 16, 2019

Efforts have been made modernise Assassin's Creed III, however they're little more than superficial. Still, this is the best option for those looking to experience Connor's journey.

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Mar 7, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a wonderfully ridiculous game that rightfully returns the series to the spotlight. In many ways it feels very safe, but by willing to take a few risks and do more than satiate an existing fanbase, Capcom has injected new life into this once dormant franchise with a stylish and worthwhile addition.

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6 / 10 - Pode
Feb 20, 2019

Pode is a puzzle platformer with heart, soul and style. However, struggles with the fundamentals of the genre hold it back from matching the expectations set by its stellar first impression.

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9 / 10 - Wandersong
Jan 28, 2019

Wandersong is a modern classic that is only held back from masterpiece status by some small but significant shortcomings. Still, few games this generation have compelled me to gush like this. Each of the game's core elements — story, characters, gameplay, soundtrack, and visuals — combine with near perfect execution and the result is a game that you just have to play.

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Jan 16, 2019

YIIK is a game that will capture the heart of anyone with an affinity for old-school RPGs and absurd, informed, dorky humour, but it'll take patience and perseverance to see it for what it really is.

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