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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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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U delivers hour after hour of fun fighting game play, even if you hate fighting games.

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Mar 9, 2015

The finest city builder in over a decade, Cities: Skylines's few flaws are so minor I only noticed them after hours of enjoyment.

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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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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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May 26, 2015

It shouldn't be as good as it is... but who am I to deny something this inkredible?

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May 14, 2014

The core is the same as ever, but this is kart racing at its finest.

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Dec 16, 2014

Endless Legend is a lovely game with deep strategy that's a singular pleasure to play, but can sometimes disappoint you in finer details. Know that if you're never going to play multiplayer, you're not getting the whole experience - so bring a friend.

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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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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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Majora's Mask holds up well, and even if it isn't as near-perfect as Ocarina, the comforting improvements make it more than worth your time.

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