Richard Shivdarsan


35 games reviewed
70.6 average score
75 median score
62.9% of games recommended
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7.5 / 10.0 - Maquette
Apr 7, 2021

Overall, Maquette is a solid and unique puzzle game with a sentimental, well-performed story that may hit a little too close to home for some, while maybe providing some closure for others. If only the developer found a way to intertwine the puzzles and the story together to feel more complete.

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Feb 27, 2021

Destruction AllStars can be an enjoyable Twisted Metal-like experience for those nostalgic for that, but once you feel the frustration of the crashing mechanic and realize there isn't much to work towards, you'll probably turn around and use that nitrous in the opposite direction.

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Feb 6, 2021

60 Seconds! Reatomized is an entertaining survival game that offers some fun replayability and wacky moments with the McDoodle family, but it lacks the fine-tuning it needs to make it great.

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Jan 21, 2021

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is a shockingly excellent, cooperative looter-slasher with an incredible visual style that breathes new life into the game to make it feel like a different, yet complete, experience and it's absolutely free.

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8 / 10.0 - Unto the End
Jan 7, 2021

Unto the End is a scenic, lonely 2D side-scroller that sets its primary focus on a fixed number of intense battles with its unique combat system that is difficult to learn, but satisfying is master. There is no hand-holding here, though sometimes you might wish there was.

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Dec 9, 2020

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered is without a doubt the definitive way to experience this excellent Spider-Man game for newcomers as well as returning fans. The new Peter might take some getting used to, but you'll forget all about him when you're thwiping through New York at 60FPS.

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Nov 13, 2020

9 Monkeys of Shaolin is an enjoyable time for any side-scrolling beat 'em up fan who's eager for some engaging and varied combat, but don't expect to be enthralled by Wei Chang's story.

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8 / 10.0 - Worm Jazz
Oct 21, 2020

Worm Jazz is a clever puzzle game that can get challenging as you work your way through the levels, but it's so forgiving that it mainly just wants you to sit back, relax and listen to some smooth jazz.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Post Void
Sep 18, 2020

Post Void is an excellent mashup between classic DOOM and Hotline Miami that can take minutes to beat, but hours to master.

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Aug 22, 2020

With dreadful driving controls, insufficient content and an egregious price tag, it's hard to recommend Fast & Furious Crossroads to anyone unless you are a die-hard Fast & Furious fan. Even then, wait for a steep sale.

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Aug 11, 2020

Ghost of Tsushima is one of the best open-world games this generation with a thrilling tale of revenge, great characters, satisfying swordplay and a stunning world that's chock-full of things to do making it so easy to get lost in this game for hours at a time.

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4 / 10.0 - Creepy Tale
Jul 30, 2020

Despite having a solid atmosphere and an occasional interesting puzzle, it unfortunately fails to capture the depth of the games it's replicating.

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7 / 10.0 - Danger Scavenger
Jul 7, 2020

A by-the-numbers roguelike that may not satisfy someone looking for something innovative in the genre.

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7.5 / 10.0 - 112 Operator
Jun 8, 2020

Despite its repetitive call cycle and crowded map, 112 Operator is a stressful yet enjoyable simulation/strategy game that truly shows the hardships of working as an emergency service operator. Plus, it helped bring closure to a childhood event that I didn't know I needed.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Gears Tactics
May 24, 2020

Gears Tactics does a fantastic job at applying the X-COM formula to the Gears of War franchise despite it not changing much from the core gameplay. While the intrusiveness of side missions and some weak ability progression take away from the overall experience, Gears Tactics is a must-play for Gears fans and turned-based shooter fans alike.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Grimvalor
Apr 26, 2020

Grimvalor is a side-scrolling platformer for people who love the challenge that the Dark Souls series entails, but hate the punishing gameplay that comes along with it. Despite its lacklustre story, the gameplay is fast, fluid and constantly evolving to keep things engaging until the very end.

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Mar 24, 2020

Having 150 players slows down the game too much for my liking, but additions like the Gulag and the new game mode Plunder are great ways to keep the experience fresh instead of copying old trends.

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1 / 10.0 - Blink: Rogues
Mar 12, 2020

Blink: Rogues is a top-down shooter that tries – and generally succeeds – at doing something unique with the genre. The blinking feature is challenging and can be irritating in the beginning, but becomes fun when you begin to learn the flow and multiplayer could be enjoyable for only a couple of hours as well. But if you're here for a great story and long hours of gameplay, I'd blink in the other direction.

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Feb 24, 2020

Within the opening hours of Areia: Pathway to Dawn you can see what the developers were trying to do with its beautiful visuals and overall religious vibe, but it ultimately falls flat due to its repetitive puzzles and assuming the audience is familiar with Buddhism.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Bug Academy
Feb 15, 2020

There is a good variety between levels and bugs that will keep you engaged until the – very short – end, but you'll be buzzing all about it once you're done.

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