João Canelo


12 games reviewed
75.8 average score
80 median score
58.3% of games recommended

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João Canelo
Aug 4, 2019

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the evolution the series needed, a tour de force that manages to gives a more accessible adventure without losing it’s soul. The combat is fantastic, strategic and unforgiven if you’re not prepared; but it’s the social part and expansiveness of it’s mechanics that keeps shining, even after 70 or 80 hours of gameplay. If you love the genre, this is a must buy.

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João Canelo
Aug 1, 2019

It’s a disappointment, a game with good ideas and bad planning, and a strange sense of what a fighting should be. With a short campaign, boring combat and inconsistent animations, Kill la Kill IF is a game only for the fans of the anime and even if you are indeed a fan, approach with extreme caution.

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8 / 10 - Aggelos
Jul 21, 2019

Aggelos is an almost perfect homage to the good of days of the 16 bits, and future classic, given us the same soul and focus of some of the best SEGA and Nintendo classics. It might not be perfect, but it is a really fun time.

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João Canelo
Jul 2, 2019

It could have been a great game if it gave us more control over the gameplay and the city we are exploring, a victim of the tiresome neediness to make everything an open world game, where more is always better. With a few cuts here and there, and a more focused campaign, The Sinking City could be a horror classic, but in this state, with all this bugs, it belongs only to the sea.

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João Canelo
Jun 25, 2019

While it ain’t trully perfect, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an excelente action game that mixes classic and nostalgic action with RPG mechanics, while focusing heavily on exploration.

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8 / 10 - Darkwood
Jun 12, 2019

Darkwood is not a game for everyone – and that's perfect. As a survival horror game, it's one of the tensest and scariest experiences I've encountered. There is a very European soul in here, a desperation and acceptance of death that we can only see in eastern productions, giving us a hard look at something different, but equally beautiful.

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8 / 10 - The Messenger
Mar 31, 2019

The Messenger is a nostalgic bomb and a very solid action platformer. If you love Ninja Gaiden and Mega Man, and you want a new, yet friendlier experience in the genre, this is the game you’re looking for.

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6 / 10 - City of Brass
Mar 13, 2019

Despite its promises, City of Brass is an ideal game to buy on sale, where the fun will surely be measurable with your investment. It's a shame, but with the Switch building a stronger catalog every year, the competition is fierce and City of Brass doesn’t have what it takes to be a must buy game on Nintendo’s console.

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João Canelo
Mar 1, 2019

Evoland: Legendary Collection is perfect for RPG fans, especially those who love and followed the evolution of the genre. There are countless references to discover and two games that spout love for the genre, something that becomes contagious as we move forward and understand the level of care in each game.

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8 / 10 - The Forest
Nov 20, 2018

The Forest is an excellent survival game that bridges the gap on the PS4. With the genre's popularity on the PC, it's always good to see titles like this one finally coming to the consoles and giving gamers an experience unlike anything else. The Forest is addictive, scary and very complete and if you have always wanted to survive on an island full of cannibals, then this is your chance.

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Dragon Quest XI is not an RPG for everyone. It's a game that lives on its legacy and refuses to evolve with the genre, preferring to slow down its gameplay rather than completely transform it. If turn-based combat isn't your thing, Dragon Quest XI won't change your mind, but if you want a great RPG, with a charisma rarely found in the genre, and explore one of the most vibrant worlds we find on consoles, this is the game for you.

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João Canelo
Sep 5, 2018

It took over 20 years, but Ys finally came to the fore. Lacrimosa of Dana is an excellent action RPG with a clever focus on survival that, unfortunately, it can't keep up to its completion. The Switch version has its problems, namely the resolution, but when we see it moving, without frame breaks and with a solid performance, we understand how its quality was not harmed. Ys VIII is essential for all fans of the genre.

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