Martin Baker


13 games reviewed
69.6 average score
75 median score
46.2% of games recommended
Scores 8.8 higher than average

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God is a Geek
Martin Baker
Aug 1, 2018

The VR Edition of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a labour of love; and it shows. The world you're thrust into is gorgeous to look at, whilst also remaining terrifying. The use of binaural audio, along with the immersive nature of VR, allows for an amazingly uncomfortable experience. Exactly how it should be.

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Martin Baker
8 / 10.0 - Bomber Crew
Aug 1, 2018

Bomber Crew is an amazing accomplishment for a team of just two people. It's an enjoyable, well thought out, and immersive little game that will scratch most people's micromanagement itches. Having mouse control on a PC version might be advantageous, and therefore the way to go with a potential purchase, but the portable nature of the Nintendo Switch means you can take your crew everywhere you go. Win-win.

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God is a Geek
Martin Baker
Jul 24, 2018

Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings is a game whose crafting mechanic is a lot more interesting than the rest of the gameplay. It doesn't feel broken, it just feels like the flying gameplay is secondary to the inventive crafting.

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Martin Baker
6 / 10.0 - Mugsters
Jul 17, 2018

Mugsters is a game for people who enjoy puzzle games without much flair or fanfare about them. The emphasis is clearly on the puzzles themselves and, despite a few stumbles, Mugsters proves to be an entertaining game that's easy to come back to and somewhat difficult to put down; and with a decent amount of levels, with multiple objectives in each, you'll be spending quite some time getting lost.

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Martin Baker
9 / 10.0 - WildStar
Jun 25, 2014

For the Dominion!

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God is a Geek
Martin Baker
Mar 3, 2014

There are a few more misses this time around, and if you're not already a fan of the film then you may want to skip it entirely, but if you absolutely love LEGO games, then it's another game in a well-made, well-presented series. Just be advised that the bright colours of Cloud Cuckooland, coupled with the overbearing music, can cause more than a few headaches. Everything isn't always awesome, but in small doses it can be.

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Martin Baker
6 / 10.0 - Blackguards
Feb 27, 2014

Blackguards is a nice change of pace from the Deadelic. The story is well told, if a little bit clichéd, and the slightly sub-par visuals are off-set by the interesting and addictive gameplay. It does suffer from a common strategy game issue, whereby if you fail at something, it can be hard to motivate yourself to spend another hour doing it all over again straight away. Play it in short bursts, however, and you could find yourself spending many an intriguing hour in Blackguard's universe.

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God is a Geek
Martin Baker
Feb 21, 2014

If you're in the market for an on-rails shooter and love the Rambo franchise, then you may want to pick up Rambo: The Video Game.

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Martin Baker
8 / 10.0 - Loadout
Feb 8, 2014

Loadout is a game that shows that you don't have to sell your soul to be free-to-play. It's a joy to play, and I can only hope that plenty more people on my Steam friends list decide that they want to download it too. GodisaGeek match day, anyone?

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God is a Geek
Martin Baker
Feb 2, 2014

There's no doubt that Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition is a product of its time, but there's also no doubt that it's an absolute classic of the RPG genre. If you're a fan of classic games, pen and paper Dungeons & Dragons or even just of BioWare in general and want to take a look at some of their first forays into the RPG genre, then you really should be picking up Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. It can be a little difficult to get used to (I play quite a lot of RPGs and it took me a good chunk of time to get the basic mechanics down) but the story you're treated to, as well as the element of nostalgia, makes the effort utterly worth it.

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Martin Baker
Dec 4, 2013

Need For Speed: Rivals is a must have for fans of racing games with a friends list full of similar gamers; everyone else should weigh up their options. There's plenty to do, but be prepared for some mild annoyance.

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Martin Baker
4 / 10.0 - Fighter Within
Nov 28, 2013

Fighter Within could have had potential, if more work had gone into the gesture recognition and making the Kinect actions translate into the game world, but as it stands it feels like a lazy game that's been rushed out to hit the Xbox One's launch date. The multiplayer is fun, but a lot of that is due to the fact that you're playing with another person in the same space. Any attempt at online multiplayer would have failed as miserably as the single player campaign, especially as you can't see the look of disappointment on their faces as they fall – yet again – to your flying fists. I can only hope that something else comes along soon to show us what Kinect 2.0 is truly capable of, because if this is it, we're in for another generation of shockingly disappointing movement-controlled video games.

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Martin Baker

Still, despite the short length of the DLC, and the pretty hefty price tag, you're getting an amazing single-player experience with characters we've come to adore, and there's no doubt that the ending of Episode One will leave you frothing at the mouth for the second outing.

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