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Lee Mehr

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Favorite Games:
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
  • Star Fox 64

235 games reviewed
57.3 average score
60 median score
31.1% of games recommended

Lee Mehr's Reviews

His gaming history spans several console generations: N64 & NES at home while enjoying some Playstation, SEGA, and PC titles elsewhere. Being an Independent Contractor by trade (electric, plumbing, etc.) affords him more gaming luxuries today though. Reader warning: each click given to his articles only helps to inflate his Texas-sized ego. Who knows? He may become your next favorite game critic to detest. [NOTE: Reviews from VGChartz, DarkStation, & TechRaptor reflect a more wide-ranging spectrum to review scores. Although still reflecting the score closest to my personal opinion, reviews from GamingNexus reflect a scholastic value--a heavier emphasis on 7-10 scale.] [NOTE #2: All PS4 games I played were on a secondary PSN ID, not the one listed.]
May 25, 2024

Surgent Studios' debut title is a tale of two extremes: enthusiasm for this heartfelt story about grief and apathy for the Metroidvania around it.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Planet of Lana
May 18, 2024

With its closest inspirations at the forefront (Playdead & Studio Ghibil), Wishfully's debut makes great strides in honoring them both, despite also retreating back to safe design tropes too often.

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7 / 10.0 - Loretta
May 14, 2024

While some gameplay limitations dampen its mechanical & narrative potential, Loretta remains a harrowing & surreal ride through a twisted psyche.

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May 12, 2024

While it's impossible to ignore the surfeit of launch-window technical issues, Abstraction Games recaptures the mechanics & magic that places Gigantic among the best multiplayer games of the past decade.

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8 / 10.0 - Botany Manor
May 9, 2024

Between its great pacing, breezy atmosphere, and more, Botany Manor shows Balloon Studios has a green thumb for game design.

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3.5 / 10.0 - One Last Breath
Apr 30, 2024

No copycat should be satisfied in reproducing its inspiration without incorporating a visual, aural, story, and/or mechanical nuance alongside it. None of these four categories are met here, so what's left is a ditto platformer that's content with showing yet another hellish landscape after humans are nearly wiped out.

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Apr 27, 2024

All of Bulwark's building blocks are here for any genre fan to appreciate, but the finished construction is still left wanting.

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Apr 22, 2024

While certain design qualities feel anemic compared to the original's legacy, Pieces Interactive's reboot contains a special atmosphere & story that survival-horror aficionados will likely appreciate.

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7 / 10.0 - Melatonin
Apr 14, 2024

With catchy & enticing rhythm gameplay through pleasant dreamscapes, Half Asleep's debut title ensures you'll be anything but.

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Apr 7, 2024

Even after correcting some of its predecessor's foibles, Coming Home reveals that the series' core gameplay & storytelling contradictions remain deeply entrenched.

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Apr 4, 2024

Mediterranea Inferno's potent mix of enflamed sexual energy, pandemic frustrations, and tattered friendships is slightly too inconsistent in execution, but still earns some appreciation nonetheless.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Pentiment
Mar 25, 2024

For a title so reverent of history, it feels like divine justice that Obsidian's special narrative adventure earns such a high spot in the annals of its own.

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9 / 10.0 - Helldivers II
Mar 12, 2024

Between wonderfully-addictive combat, encouraged comradery, & consistent tongue-in-cheek humor, Helldivers II is a fantastic way to spread liberty & prosperity through patriotic destruction.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Border Bots VR
Mar 9, 2024

Despite a few infractions in its paperwork, Border Bots VR deserves a stamp of approval for its inventive & well-paced puzzle design.

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Between an insanely tedious gameplay loop, inferior writing, avaricious scheming, and more, Suicide Squad ranks among the most villainous & disreputable live-service games.

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Tequila Works' latest skates by with just enough nuance & personality to keep engagement from freezing over, but its derivative qualities could tempt some into giving it the cold shoulder.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Immortality
Feb 23, 2024

While Immortality can't consistently maintain its tempo, Sam Barlow & Co.'s avant-garde approach to FMV game design & storytelling remains a genuine achievement.

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Jan 9, 2024

Season's Greetings' monotonous delivery-sim structure, inconsequential narrative, & rough technical audio errors are the chief reasons why anyone's enthusiasm would be frostbitten by the end.

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Jan 5, 2024

As a modestly-priced expansion, The Pale Reach's frozen wasteland introduces just enough new visual, narrative, & design baubles to keep one's enthusiasm continually burning.

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9 / 10.0 - Alan Wake 2
Jan 2, 2024

An interactive kaleidoscope successfully blending survival-horror design, self-referential humor, and boundless absurdity, Alan Wake II ranks among the most fascinating sequels in recent memory.

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