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Joseph Pugh


Favorite Games:
  • RimWorld
  • Skyrim
  • Monster Hunter Franchise

92 games reviewed
76.8 average score
78 median score
75.0% 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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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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7.2 / 10.0 - Parkasaurus
Aug 13, 2020

It’s a great creative park builder, with a deep simulation system that the game fails to ever properly use, the lack of challenge means you never need to use any management skills which is missing the point of a business simulation game. Even if it’s one about cartoon dinosaurs.

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Aug 7, 2020

Fall Guys is silly and stupid fun, and that is perfectly okay. It just needs a bit more variety and the RNG feeling of the team based mini-games are a real downer. The game is a nearly perfect platform to be expanded upon and I hope that’s the case going forward.

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8 / 10.0 - Hellpoint
Jul 29, 2020

Hellpoint is a stellar souls-like, so much, in fact, that I don’t believe it to be an inspired child of its parent games. It can stand alongside titles like Dark Souls as an equal, matching its quality pound for pound. If the technical issues can be put to bed in a post-release patch, that fact will be cemented within the game’s legacy.

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Jul 27, 2020

I think if you had actually played the original, you may appreciate this upgrade on your walk down nostalgia lane. As a newcomer, it just has no proper place to sit beside the games that exist today and there is no room for it on the shelf. It can be an amusing romp, but you kick up the dust of this Dinosaur at every turn, and the new can of paint just can’t hide that fact.

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Jul 24, 2020

Ghost of Tsushima remains one of the most thrilling and entertaining open-world games to release this generation. It captures the feeling of Samurai perfectly through fantastic combat and fine details. It handles exploration in a way that does away with GPS style mini maps and radars while offering a great deal of quality content through and through. While it isn’t perfect, it’s still a humble ending for the current generation of PlayStation games.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Neon Abyss
Jul 20, 2020

Your mileage will vary depending on how much you enjoy the core shooting, which is indeed quite good. If the shallow nature or repetition doesn't bother you, you could easily get your money worth in hours played. More if you wish to truly master the game.

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10 / 10.0 - Streets of Rogue
Jul 1, 2020

How many games allow you to assassinate people as a Ninja, throw toilets at people as a Wrestler, and chloroform people as a Doctor in the same game? Just one, and it does so in complete expert fashion. At full price, the game is just $20, which is an absolute steal.

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