Taylor Hidalgo

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Favorite Games:
  • Earthbound
  • Shenmue
  • Legend of Mana

20 games reviewed
67.9 average score
70 median score
25.0% of games recommended

Taylor Hidalgo's Reviews

Taylor Hidalgo is a freelance writer, narrative enthusiast, and voracious consumer of entertainment media. He splits his time between unending streams of deadlines, a ballooning game library, and a Netflix subscription.
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MMOGames
Taylor Hidalgo
7 / 10.0 - Apex Legends
Feb 21, 2019

Overall, it's hard to fault Apex Legends, but it also feels like it was trying to be something else too and couldn't quite bridge the gap. It is a fine game, one that will undoubtedly join an inescapable part of the streaming—and undoubtedly eSports—circuit. It just feels like there's potential in all of the polish, just wasn't given enough time to percolate and come out of the gate with something bigger.

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MMOGames
Taylor Hidalgo
7 / 10.0 - MapleStory 2
Oct 15, 2018

Much like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the crust cut off, it's hard to feel anything too strongly about MapleStory 2.

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MMOGames
Taylor Hidalgo
6 / 10.0 - Defiance 2050
Jul 13, 2018

Overall, players who spend money on Defiance 2050 will find a few quality-of-life improvements, but most of the upgrades will be acquired through play.

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MMOGames
Taylor Hidalgo
9 / 10.0 - Subnautica
May 17, 2018

Subnautica is a beautiful game, only occasionally marred by sluggishness and the odd, errant bug.

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Taylor Hidalgo
6.8 / 10.0 - Hyper Universe
Mar 21, 2018

Hyper Universe is good, it's worth trying it for sure. Just go in knowing its limits, there are a few more than you'd think at first glance.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo
Sep 27, 2016

Event[0] has the length and teething pains of a tech demo, but tells a story to beautifully to overlook without good reason.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo
Jul 1, 2016

Mighty No. 9 is a trying experience, good when it works but exhausting when it doesn't.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo
Mar 11, 2016

Ultimate Chicken Horse does everything it tries to do very well, but a few quibbles keep it from greatness.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo
Feb 9, 2016

Firewatch is an excellent, tense story, uncanny in spite its numerous beauties, and unmissable despite weaker mechanics.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo
Jan 30, 2016

Spellweaver is a fine game, familiar, polished, and inoffensive.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo
Jan 12, 2016

Like inventing and describing a new color, That Dragon, Cancer tries to describe something indescribable, and does an admirable job of it.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo

One of the best examples of how good the Japanese RPG can be, even if no single aspect sets the bar for the genre.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo
Dec 9, 2015

Steamworld Heist is an absorbing world wrapped around a decent game whose technical bits take away from a stellar personality.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo
Dec 3, 2015

A beautiful, charming, humbling, and difficult experience that's a good fit for shoot 'em up fans, but perhaps strange and unwelcoming to newcomers.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo
Nov 18, 2015

With a little bit more cohesion and fewer drastic system changes over the course of the campaigns, Hard West could have been amazing. Instead, it's merely quite good.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo
Nov 9, 2015

Galak-Z does everything it tries to do exceedingly well, but it unfortunately tried very hard to be one of the most challenging shooters out there.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo
Nov 4, 2015

Yo-Kai Watch is a good variation on the monster collection genre of RPGs that will definitely please fans and earn a few new fans, but has just enough tiresome elements to keep it from being great.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo

Assault Android Cactus is frantic, energetic, at times too difficult - but overall fantastic.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo

Although it doesn't feel as full as New Leaf, Happy Home Designer is a fine game that should've aspired to more.

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The Escapist
Taylor Hidalgo
May 13, 2015

Not A Hero isn't a game for everyone. It's flawed, repetitive, but works so well when it works.

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