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Dustin Murphy

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Favorite Games:
  • DOOM II
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

25 games reviewed
75.2 average score
77 median score
64.0% of games recommended
Scores 11.1 higher than average

Dustin Murphy's Reviews

Entertainment journalist, gaming mental health advocate, and content creator. I've been practicing journalism, poetry, and short story writing since Junior High and have since explored professional avenues as an editor, a gaming journalist, and even a photographer in recent years.
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Jul 18, 2019

When it comes to delivering content to their games, Omega Force isn’t shy about what they’re going to give us and Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle just happens to be one of those examples. This expansion/DLC doesn’t just deliver a small set of features but comes with a rather sizable package including brand new characters, weapons, story elements, and enhanced gameplay features from its latest patch and content drop.

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With more than 60+ hours of JRPG fun, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel has a lot to offer. Whether it's the added depth to character growth, a slow-burning story that will eventually begin to come to a burning hot conclusion or the meticulously crafted world; Trails of Cold Steel is a diamond in the rough.

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Jun 25, 2019

Whatever it was, I really wish they had taken more time with their game; to truly get a feel for what people enjoyed about games like God of War, Dark Souls, and even Jade Empire. Unfortunately, until the game’s shortcomings are taken care of, I just can’t recommend this one and believe me, in the 15 hours I spent playing it, I really wanted to like it, but just couldn’t do so.

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Jun 16, 2019

Just like any expansion or any MMO, you’re going to want to go into The Elder Scrolls: Elsweyr expecting only the best. Truth is, this is an amazing expansion and its story involving the Necromancers themselves is quite a unique experience, one I’d not really been hoping to have when I first dove straight on in with a Necromancer myself.

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Jun 3, 2019

Bugs and technical issues that do crop up aside, Assassin's Creed III Remastered is a fairly appealing deal, one that is sure to draw in fans who haven't had a chance to experience previous games just yet. For those that have, this is an offering that may just be the one you need where you can pitch your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 copies aside and upgrade to a more modernized take on the last-gen classic.

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May 25, 2019

Between beautiful mech designs, gameplay elements, and a cookie-cutter, but somehow enjoyable story, Project Nimbus: Complete Edition is more than I could ever ask for on a Nintendo Switch.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Rage 2
May 23, 2019

RAGE 2 at the end of the day, is a shooter you shouldn't miss as long as you don't mind making it last through exploring a fully fleshed-out open world, that, at times, does feel slightly hollow, but still rather organic to most games of this type through side-missions, daily bounties, and even live-events that crop up rather often.

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May 18, 2019

Unfortunately, with a semi-dead multiplayer, very few people to play Cooperative mode with, you'll find that your enjoyability is slim pickings, but if you can enjoy it the way you would any single player game, then Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is right up your alley and remains one of the best sniper-focused games on the market.

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7 / 10.0 - Close to the Sun
May 16, 2019

"The only problem with the experience, is the performance, a problem I can’t look past, and a problem I hope the developers do acknowledge through an upcoming update, or at least give an explanation as to why their game was limited to a single core on a CPU. If they can fix that, then this game has it all, and it’s 10-hour adventure is – regardless – a quite remarkable one that uses Greek mythos as its foundation."

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9.5 / 10.0 - Days Gone
May 8, 2019

The only thing left to say now is this: Days Gone is one of the strongest titles we've yet seen this year and it is one that stands as one of the best PlayStation titles of this generation and it's one I highly urge you give a chance ahead of clearing off your backlog of games.

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Apr 30, 2019

One of the best and worst things about Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is that it continues to use a tried and true formula, only changing a few necessary elements, and adding in a few minor ones to make itself really stand out from the rest. While it sounds as shameful as it could be, it isn’t, and it’s a welcome change in a series that had begun to grow stagnant over the past few releases.

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While there’s no physicality to your achievements in the terms of cards, it eliminates the need for arcade machines, and it even gives you a sense of accomplishment when competing against players from around the world. From a story that’s actually moderately enjoyable to the nostalgia created by adventuring into saga’s that include stuff from the adventures of the Time Patrol or even Super, there’s no doubt the game has a lot to offer.

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6.5 / 10.0 - World War Z
Apr 23, 2019

Overall, for its price, World War Z isn’t an unfair package as a title of its kind. With the ability to add more content later, repair its unbalanced multiplayer, and hopefully deliver an experience worth undertaking in the future. In its current state, it’s just a short-lived experience without any longevity to it.

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Apr 22, 2019

When it comes to wrapping up a title like The Caligula Effect: Overdose, it’s hard not to be left with a sense of mixed feelings about the game. Many of the PlayStation Vita’s fundamental issues remain such as inconsistent storytelling elements, gameplay issues (repetition), and rather stiff character animations. A part of me wonders if it was the fact that it is a PlayStation Vita port, just using a brand new engine to bring it up to speed, or if this was in fact – an intentional design choice at the end of the day.

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8 / 10.0 - Fate/Extella Link
Apr 10, 2019

Whether you are a fan of the series or not, Fate/EXTELLA LINK is rather fun, it's filled to the brim with action, and allows for fans both new and old to familiarize themselves with a healthy roster of well-established servants. It ensures that no one encounter will ever be experienced exactly the same and sets itself leagues ahead of some of its competitor titles, making it an absolute must-have for Musou fans.

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Apr 2, 2019

Even though its a few weeks post-launch, it's hard to truly emphasize on how absolutely massive Tom Clancy's The Division 2 actually is. It's huge in scope and size. There's more to do than I'd experienced in previous loot shooters and dungeon crawlers alike. When it comes to how a looter shooter should be executed ahead of its launch and at launch, Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is the poster child when all things are said and done.

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7 / 10.0 - Death end re;Quest
Mar 26, 2019

While it’s daring, it’s fun, and ultimately the darkest entry within the Compile Heart library, I often felt my experience marred by the need to endlessly retrace my steps while wondering around maze-like dungeons for hours on end. However, it will take quite a bit of patience to get where the game itself really stands out as one of their strongest.

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Mar 15, 2019

In its current state, even as an 8-bit enthusiast who loves a good Contra or Ninja Gaiden Style challenge if its put before me, I can't recommend Oniken: Unstoppable Edition despite the amount of content that it actually has to offer and the fact it's an absolutely beautiful game.

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Whether it's the well-designed character development, the heart-wrenching goodbyes, or the moments of letting those you've come to love in the story go; Legacy of the First Blade bleeds that its a passion project for those who helped bring it to life, and the payoff is worth the joined efforts Ubisoft's teams in Montreal put into the three-episode story DLC.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Anthem
Mar 9, 2019

"Anthem, problems aside, is a solid game, it's beautiful, it's organic and it's one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had with an open world title since Assassin's Creed Odyssey as of recent and stays true to the values and traditions BioWare has been known for since their establishment."

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