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Ben Sellwood

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Favorite Games:
  • Wave Race 64

72 games reviewed
69.6 average score
70 median score
33.3% of games recommended

It's no paradigm shift, no epic adventure that will forever change the course of games to come; but it's a truly fun-packed, and varietous romp around 7 colourful and hilariously enjoyable worlds!

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6 / 10.0 - Evil West
Dec 11, 2022

Evil West is a basic game for basic players. There are no taxing puzzles, no major hurdles to overcome, and no massive pull for me to replay it now it's done. While it can be semi-enjoyable in places, overall Evil West is a disappointingly unremarkable experience in my opinion.

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Nov 27, 2022

What isn't to love! With big guns, masses of perks and XP to unlock, and waves of dinos to eviscerate: Second Extinction is great fun with the occasional rock-solid boss-fight moment to really keep you on your toes. Best played with mates for maximum carnage!

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5.5 / 10.0 - Session: Skate Sim
Oct 9, 2022

I adored the concept but was entirely underwhelmed by the reality. Session Skate Sim is enjoyable, but only if that's what you're into. It's clever but only if you're appreciative of its exacting existence. And Ultimately it is rewarding strictly to yourself, with no scoring system or a competitive edge to set it against your friends or even existing skating IP's.

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7.2 / 10.0 - Biomutant
Sep 22, 2022

This free upgrade makes it all the better thanks to cross-save support so PS4 owners can pick up where they left off to experience what is without a shadow of a doubt, the best way to play Biomutant.

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6.3 / 10.0 - Steelrising
Sep 12, 2022

I thought this game was okay, but this is not my favourite genre to play. I appreciate the story-telling and dealt with the increasingly harsh combat, but the pacing is slow, the graphics are rough and the overall feel of the game is sluggish and laboured in my opinion. If it had been an open-world style adventure with stealth elements and more freedom of movement, I feel that this title could have flourished and appealed to more fans the world over, however, the decision to be a souls clone may be SteelRising's downfall.

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9.2 / 10.0 - Sniper Elite 5
Jun 1, 2022

With its outstanding, huge levels, compelling and stimulating multiplayer modes, and a plethora of things to unlock and discover, this is easily the most well rounded and best looking of all the Sniper Elite games to date. I finished the single-player in around 13 hours, but that was at an explorative pace on medium difficulty, so full completion should see you at around 35 hours for finding every little secret.

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Mar 8, 2022

Racers will absolutely love this title, and it finally lives up to its mantle of being a definitive sim-racing title to keep in your repertoire.

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Feb 24, 2022

I want to like this game more, but I simply didn't enjoy it because of my own lack of rhythm and timing. There is something special here, something that should definitely be given a chance, but it's up to you to unfurl the fun within its core pillars of gameplay.

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Feb 24, 2022

While enjoyably relaxing and full of wondrous exploration, Hidden Depths manages to shrug off its strap-line sub-name and contains very little depth in content.

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Nov 12, 2021

An averaging remaster of some phenomenal games, this could have been more than it is. Stuttery load/save points break immersion in the first two games and any ray tracing options are pointless. Thankfully each of these is individually available to purchase, and I would personally skip the original Crysis unless you are a truly avid fan of the series.

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Sep 20, 2021

A huge step in the right direction, and more groundbreaking and notable than the last game; SGWC2 legitimately elevates its self from its pedigree to form an absolutely rock solid package. This is definitely one to play and highly recommended for sniping aficionados. Now that the level of presentation matches the in-game content it's a package not to be missed especially on PS5.

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8 / 10.0 - Fracked
Sep 10, 2021

I'm a huge fan of PSVR because it is the ultimate vehicle for first-person shooters. Fracked transforms the typical first-person shooter by blending adventure and a novel cover system to create an immersive escapade that is incredibly enjoyable regardless of the storyline.

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Sep 9, 2021

If you're a fan of the Movies, especially the best one of all, Aliens, then this game is a triumph in letting you live out your jovial colonial marine fantasy and bug hunt with two pals. The game is genuinely engaging if too short for its own good, but then again perhaps you could say that it doesn't outstay its welcome in being a short and sweet romp through the 12 Xenomorph filled environments. It's an absolute blast!

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8.7 / 10.0 - Sniper Elite VR
Jul 8, 2021

As much as I love Sniper Elite, 2016's technology is definitely letting it down in my honest opinion. Sniper Elite VR is undoubtedly an incredible experience, shoehorned into what is now last generation hardware, and though it wants so badly to show us what it's capable of, the game suffers from issues of the peripherals themselves. I have no doubt that the Oculus and Vive headsets will massively profit from enhanced resolution, field of view and refresh rates and overall deliver a far better experience on those platforms than the PSVR can currently dream of.

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Jul 7, 2021

The Eternal Castle is a fantastic experience with a stunningly unapologetic appearance that evokes strong retro vibes and has a very modern feel under its hood.

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Perhaps I don't appreciate it as it should, but I found this game a woeful yawn-fest. If you want a slow-paced mystery filled lateral-thinking inventory collect-a-thon; this might be up your alley. But if you want thrills and spills and any level of endorphin promoting action; save your time and your money.

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Jun 11, 2021

I'm a huge fan of the fighting and action games, but not so much of the shooters which all feel very samey. If there were a little more variety here I think this would be a glowing review, however the niche 3 genres it covers, though authentic and as you would expect from Capcom doesn't quite give everyone something to play.

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7 / 10.0 - Manifold Garden
Jun 5, 2021

I want to love this game, but I don't. It's an exquisite piece of design with a beautiful aesthetic that just needs a little more sense of direction in my honest opinion. Explorers and puzzlers will grow to love this game, but casual players looking for a coffee time headscratcher will probably grow tired of the scale and endless searching around for something to do quickly.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Cannon Brawl
Jun 1, 2021

Cannon Brawl is a fantastic mix of resource management, farming and fighting. I particularly liked the frantic race to gain supplies to outgun your foes. I would normally have looked the other way with this kind of game, but I had an incredibly good time playing this and the hours just flew away whilst I was completely absorbed.

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