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Jonathan Bolding

26 games reviewed
81.2 average score
80 median score
69.2% of games recommended

Jonathan Bolding's Reviews

Jon Bolding is a critic, writer, and streamer with a background in literary criticism and theory. This only sometimes enters his work on games. He sidelines in tabletop game reviews, including a specialization in roleplaying games. He currently edits, writes, and streams full time for The Escapist.
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75 / 100 - Panzer Corps 2
Mar 14, 2020

For better or worse, this is a classic hex wargame with updated graphics.

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Dec 10, 2019

MechWarrior 5 is a showcase of nostalgic, joyful mech combat.

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77 / 100 - Phoenix Point
Dec 3, 2019

In terms of core design, turn-based tactics games don't get much better than Phoenix Point.

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91 / 100 - Unity of Command 2
Nov 15, 2019

Wargames don't see a lot of innovation, but Unity of Command 2 builds new things out of familiar parts.

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75 / 100 - For the King
Apr 26, 2018

A sometimes tricky RPG with gorgeous art that's perfect for co-op.

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64 / 100 - ELEX
Nov 8, 2017

Inventive in some ways and stagnant in others, Elex will appeal to die-hard RPG fans and few others.

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Nov 30, 2015

An accessible ambassador for its genre, Xenoblade Chronicles X makes good choices building a world, but stumbles on writing you a guidebook to it.

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Oct 12, 2015

If you're in the mood for some N64 era platforming held to modern standards, or have a bad-at-platformers partner to tag along, Woolly World is just what the doctor ordered.

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To some players it's going to feel like a handful of aesthetic features, but once you use the new mechanics After Dark draws you deeper into making your own little world.

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Jun 21, 2015

The core gameplay of Arkham Knight is nearly flawless, and most players won't even notice my problems with story or dialogue.

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