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Joseph Pugh


Favorite Games:
  • RimWorld
  • Mass Effect Series
  • Monster Hunter Franchise

58 games reviewed
77.1 average score
78 median score
77.6% of games recommended

Joseph Pugh's Reviews

Videogames, tabletop games, and writing are pretty much my life these days. I'm a DnD 5th edition dungeon master, and I write books in my spare time. In the past, I have been an armored combatant in the SCA and I have run Dungeons and Dragons in game stores officially. I'm a multiplatform kinda guy, I favor no one platform over the others. I do not play and review anything on the Nintendo switch, however. I do not feel that I am the target audience for them, and that's okay!
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8 / 10.0 - Horizon Zero Dawn
Jan 6, 2020

The variety of well-animated machines and the combat system based around targeting different parts of them is incredibly well-executed and the selection of tools and ammo types is nice. The general combat and gameplay go a long way toward making up for the shortcomings of the game elsewhere.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Overcooked 2
Jan 1, 2020

If you are looking for a great co-op experience with trusted friends, you really can’t go wrong with Overcooked 2. It’s method to the madness gameplay will keep you entertained for hours. The short length simply leaves you wishing you had more of it in the first place.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Days Gone
Dec 13, 2019

If your patient enough to get through the opening hours, you have a great game in front of you. If Days Gone grabs you as it did me, it is a very long game full of content that will keep you entertained for quite a while.

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6 / 10.0 - Tools Up!
Dec 9, 2019

The game is at its best in levels that add something interesting, such as the dog or streams of lava. But those moments are far and few in between, despite the games short length. Most levels my partner and I didn’t speak a word to each other after we decided what rooms each of us would tackle. A dark contrast to other party games that have players constantly yelling at each other and laughing.

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Dec 2, 2019

The incredibly dynamic combat and simple to learn, yet intricate web-swinging will keep you entertained throughout your entire visit to Marvel’s version of New York despite its shortcomings elsewhere.

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Revelations features plenty of new content even without a brand new faction and is worth the price. Planetfall was already great, now it is even better.

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9 / 10.0 - Death Stranding
Nov 13, 2019

I can't understate how big of an issue the lack of challenge is, it impacts a lot of the game. Yet that is the only real issue I have with Death Stranding. It is dang near perfectly executed in its design. It's gorgeous, well written and cinematic, the music is stellar, the world is immersive and the gameplay is phenomenal.

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Nov 1, 2019

If you have an interest in PvP. I think Citadel will provide you with an experience not found elsewhere. All while giving you a fun and fantastical magical world, great building system and marvelous spell crafting. Just keep in mind the baggage that comes with the genre. You will die, your base will be destroyed at some point. You will win and you will lose.

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6 / 10.0 - The Outer Worlds
Oct 31, 2019

The Outer Worlds has a load of mechanics put into place, and while they are functional, they aren’t cohesive. They were implemented with little regard for how they would interact with each other and the game is a mess because of it. They had to make it so a player could complete the game no matter how they built their character. Obsidian succeeded, but only by making those choices matter very little in the first place.

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7 / 10.0 - Bad North
Oct 23, 2019

It’s a shame because the game is fantastic, mechanically speaking, and is very enjoyable to play. It leaves you hungry for more and it nearly feels unfinished with its lack of archetypes or skill variety. This makes it a little difficult to recommend for the full price despite how excellent Bad North plays.

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