John Werner


26 games reviewed
85.5 average score
86 median score
76.0% of games recommended
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“Borderlands 3: Psycho Krieg and the fantastic Fustercluck” may not be the longest DLC in the franchise but it still sticks true to what you’d expect for a Borderlands DLC. While the concept is very similar to past DLC’s of previous games from within the series, the underlying message about mental health, coping, the loss of a loved one, and depression make for excellent talking points between friends and families. I’m not sure if that was the original intention of the DLC but given the global pandemic we currently find ourselves in, I think it’s an appropriate method for gamers of all ages to self-reflect on how they’re holding up.

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Nov 28, 2019

Without sounding cynical, ‘Narcos: Rise of the Cartels’ suffers from the same curse that looms over most video games that derive from TV shows and movies.

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Feb 14, 2020

Still very much the same game from nineteen years ago but sadly, it has not aged well.

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Aug 16, 2020

"Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus" is definitely a game for those who are familiar with the Warhammer 40k universe from playing the table top game, reading the books, or having previously played other video games such as the "Dawn of War" series.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Generation Zero
Apr 12, 2019

At the end of the day, I will gladly call ‘Generation Zero’ a good game. It brings new elements and ideas together in a unique setting that hasn’t been seen before. However, the game’s point of difference is also its biggest downfall due to a lack of consistency across all elements of gameplay.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Rage 2
May 20, 2019

Over all, Rage 2 is a good game, but not worth buying if you’re already an established fan of open world games.

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3.7 / 5.0 - Disintegration
Jun 26, 2020

"Disintegration" has so much potential but due to being such a radical approach to combining two very different gaming genres, I believe that more work needs to be done in order to balance and strengthen the core mechanics. However, in saying that, I have found myself quite intrigued by the developing story and wanting to know what happens next. I wouldn't call "Disintegration" a bad game, but I would like to see what the developers do with possible future titles. I also believe that "Disintegration" would have made a brilliant VR game but perhaps that is something we might be able to experience at a later date.

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4 / 5.0 - Death Stranding
Nov 20, 2019

Overall, ‘Death Stranding’ is a good game but not quite something that I’d really recommend. Yet, at the same time, ‘Death Stranding’ is still an incredibly unique game and worth having a go at if you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary.

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Aug 14, 2019

‘Age of Wonders: Planetfall’ is truly an awesome game and is excellent value for money.

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4.2 / 5.0 - The Touryst
Dec 10, 2020

'The Touryst' offers players a unique gameplay opportunity by combining beautiful graphics with challenging depth perception puzzles, and a captivating story. I found the game to be quite relaxing but at the same time frustrating due to the overall lack of direction. Players will need to do quite a bit of exploring to gain guidance and to figure out what the next step is in order to progress further. This offers a large amount of additional gameplay as many players will easily become distracted by the numerous amounts of side activities that are to be enjoyed. I was particularly surprised by the games ending and enjoyed the twist even though I had my own suspicions regarding what was in store for me. Overall, this is a fun game but obviously targeted at players looking for a more casual puzzle experience that can be played at their own pace. Definitely a good game for when you've got a limited amount of time to kill but don't want to comit to anything time consuming.

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