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Joseph Pugh


Favorite Games:
  • RimWorld
  • Skyrim
  • Monster Hunter Franchise

89 games reviewed
76.4 average score
77 median score
74.2% of games recommended

Joseph Pugh's Reviews

Owner/writer of Gideon's Gaming. I believe that toxicity has no place in our hobby. I'm the arch enemy of rage bait culture. I just want to help people find games they might enjoy. My favorite genres include roguelite/roguelike, open World, strategy, survival, and 4X. I review games on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox Platforms. I'm a Pathfinder 2e gamemaster and a huge fan of board games. I used to be an armored combatant in the SCA and I currently write fantasy novels in my spare time. Usually with one of my three dogs on my lap.
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Oct 28, 2020

Overall I'm having enough fun that I want to stop writing and go back to playing it, which is always a good sign. The recruit anyone system is working incredibly well, and it's super addictive. The simulation is impressive, even if I haven't determined how much of that simulation affects the gameplay yet. And the few design flaws haven't been enough to hinder my enjoyment after 16 hours. Here's hoping it remains that way as I continue working on my full review.

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10 / 10.0 - Crown Trick
Oct 15, 2020

Crown Trick is replayable, fun, tactical, and full of meaningful variety. If you like rogue type games at all, it's a must-have and sets a high bar for the genre. If it doesn't end up as a game of the year contender, it dang well should be.

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5 / 10.0 - The Survivalists
Oct 8, 2020

The Survivalists combines a poor survival experience with a lacking adventure game. The result is a gimped title that struggles to be anything at all. Its novel monkey system isn't enough to salvage this shipwreck.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Breakpoint
Sep 26, 2020

The core of Breakpoint is a fast-paced arcade experience, and the game absolutely nails it with addictive gameplay and eye-popping visual effects. I know people still like arcade games because they keep buying old ones repackaged. Breakpoint costs just under five dollars, so why not make some new nostalgia instead?

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6.8 / 10.0 - Against the Moon
Sep 24, 2020

As it stands Against the Moon will likely fizzle faster than the games that inspired it, with repetition setting in quicker than it really should. Yet the brilliant upgrade system and solid tactical combat are worth experiencing, and I sincerely hope the game receives more content simply because I want to enjoy the game more.

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9.2 / 10.0 - Going Under
Sep 22, 2020

Going Under might lack the replay value of other rogue-lites, but it makes up for it in charm, detail, and theme with great enemy variety, solid gameplay, and well-designed boss fights. Top it off with a small yet well written humorous story, and you have a game worth interning for.

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Sep 17, 2020

Avengers misses the mark of true perfection, but only just. It’s still phenomenal with one of the greatest combat systems out there. It’s the Avengers game I’d hoped I would get for the last decade. If you’re a Marvel fan, this is a must-have

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6.8 / 10.0 - Drake Hollow
Sep 10, 2020

Drake Hollow puts a lovely spin on the survival genre. Building a camp to care for Drakes instead of yourself is a nice twist, and defending that camp from raids is a lot of fun. But fighting the same four enemy types with a simple combat system can’t carry the fun for the entire adventure.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Party Hard 2
Sep 8, 2020

If you’re a patient fan of puzzles and stealth, Party Hard 2 is an enjoyable experience with well-designed levels for you to master.

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7.2 / 10.0 - Spellbreak
Sep 7, 2020

The combat and movement alone are still worth diving into. In many ways, it feels like you are playing a Battle Royal version of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Since it’s free, you lose nothing by trying it out.

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