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Joseph Pugh


Favorite Games:
  • RimWorld
  • Skyrim
  • Monster Hunter Franchise

160 games reviewed
74.8 average score
75 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 just want to help people find games they might enjoy. My favorite genres include rogue-lite/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 dogs on my lap.
Feb 20, 2019

In the end, New Dawn is still fun, it’s pretty to look at and the guns for hire system is still great. It just doesn’t do much with its new setting and the main story is a tad bit short. It feels like an expansion to Five instead of a sequel, but its price point reflects that fact. If you enjoyed FarCry 5, New Dawn will give you more to love. But if you didn’t, New Dawn isn’t going to win you over.

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Feb 17, 2019

The puzzles themselves are well designed, thought provoking and require teamwork, and the various mechanics are cleverly implemented. It's beautiful to look at and the narrator Kira Buckland does a stellar job. But it is a game of patience and easy-going temperament

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Feb 12, 2019

If you like card and board games, physically or digitally. You would be doing yourself a disservice by passing up Evolution. Its mechanics are tight and fun and the digital version brings it some additional charm and the ability to play whenever you want against well-crafted AI players, or folk from around the world online. Well worth the price.

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8 / 10.0 - Gears 5
Sep 10, 2019

It’s a solid title, just not a perfect one. If you enjoyed previous titles in the series then Gears 5 is an easy sale. If you are new altogether, well, there is a ton of stuff for you to dig your chainsaw bayonet in!

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8 / 10.0 - Tidal Tribe
Jul 17, 2019

Tidal Tribe takes a small mechanic from other simulation games and built itself around it beautifully. It’s relaxing to play, simple to learn, but deceptively complex to master and it has a lot of content.

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8 / 10.0 - Woodpunk
Nov 25, 2018

WoodPunks gameplay variety is limited in scope, but what it does, it does very well and the art, style, and animations are stellar.

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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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Remnant is an incredibly solid souls-like shooter and Swamps Of Corsus is simply more of it. It isn’t perfect but the asking price isn’t steep and it can add a significant amount more playtime to the game. The new survival mode is incredibly fun to play and there is a lot to enjoy if you already were a fan of Remnant.

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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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8 / 10.0 - Warp Glider
Jan 4, 2019

The game has an old-school arcade addictiveness to it. Every time you die, you tell yourself, one more try and play again, attempting to beat your old high score. It's not packed with carrot-on-stick incentives, slowly feeding you endorphin boosts until the next piece of candy. It's just pure, simple, and fun. It is extremely challenging but fair in its difficulty and keeps you coming back for more.

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8 / 10.0 - Chrono Ghost
Jan 15, 2019

From top to the bottom the game is well crafted and designed. The graphics and audio are top-notch and the game's platforming is fun and clever. But it is extremely difficult. I really can't emphasize that point enough. If you like challenging platformers, you're going to adore Chrono Ghost. If you are impatient or get frustrated easily, you're going to hate it.

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Apr 19, 2019

It’s a game that’s definitely a labor of love. It’s well made and the art is fantastic. Its systems are a little light for my tastes but I very much found myself enjoying the choose your own adventure style of writing.

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7.8 / 10.0 - Genesis Alpha One
Jan 29, 2019

Genesis Alpha One is still a good game and it hybrids a mix of genres in excellent ways. Its flaws cant be ignored, however. I really hope the developers continue refining this title after release. They have a gem on their hands, they just have to sand down its rough patches.

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7.8 / 10.0 - GreedFall
Sep 16, 2019

If you want to take on the role of a diplomat with a lot of character and dialogue choices, GreedFall is still worth picking up. There is a great world and story here waiting to be explored if you can look past its shortcomings. If your the type of player that skips cut-scenes and dialogue, look elsewhere.

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7.8 / 10.0 - Horizon's Gate
Mar 27, 2020

Exploring an open world with the freedom to do what you please with deep character customization and stellar turn-based combat is a brilliant idea and Horizon’s Gate is still fun in the end.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Kingdom Hearts III
Feb 2, 2019

It still has the heart and Disney magic that I've come to love from the series. However, it also didn't mature in anyway alongside me. The combat while fluid and flashy feels like a downgrade from past games due to its lack of challenge, even on the hardest difficulty. Then the story has highs and lows. Some worlds were woven wonderfully into the plot. Others felt like an ad placement for their respective movies.

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Mar 5, 2019

Attack of The Earthlings is a great turn-based tactics game. Its gameplay, barring that one stage is very well done and it makes you think hard and plan to accomplish your goals. While it lacks any replay value, I enjoyed the time I spent with it and do not regret the experience at all. If you are fine with a somewhat shorter tactical game, buy it now. Otherwise, wait for a small sale.

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7.5 / 10.0 - At the Gates
Jan 23, 2019

It's take on managing clans, professions, and resources very clearly distinguish it from similar titles such Civilization. It has a couple of weak points I'd like to see improved, the AI in particular. But If you like titles that make you think and plan. You will probably enjoy At The Gates.

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Jan 28, 2020

Kofi Quest already feels unique. Furthermore, its gamer humor is spot on without feeling like it’s trying too hard. Playing Kofi Quest feels very much like playing a well done weekend cartoon series, and in a good way.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Deep Sky Derelicts
Apr 17, 2020

Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition is a game worth experiencing if you’re a fan of tactical games, especially card-based ones. Even with a couple of odd design choices. The bugs, however, dampen the fun a great deal.

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