Pascal Tekaia


54 games reviewed
64.6 average score
65 median score
46.3% of games recommended
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The game is a triumph in world-building and character-driven storytelling, and its combat system is versatile enough to support it through its mammoth eighty-plus-hour runtime.

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With a great cast of characters expertly brought to life, a gorgeous visual style, and a seemingly never-ending supply of varied story beats to experience, it is easily worth any JRPGamer’s time, and sets the new watermark for the series moving forward.

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4.5 / 5.0 - The Surge 2
Oct 6, 2019

The Surge 2 is like a juicy, metal-plated bone that gamers looking for a well-crafted yet brutal combat experience can really sink their teeth into: it will push them to their limits, hurt and punish in all the right ways, but offers that sweet, sweet payoff when you finally emerge victorious.

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Jun 21, 2021

The Yakuza games are very much their own thing, and are so densely packed with content that they may require some palate-cleansers in between. But for those who don’t mind doing some serious homework in the form of three mandatory amazing-in-their-own-right prequels, this collection is easily a must-play.

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Aug 4, 2018

Sure, it’s not the first game to eschew fantasy and science fiction trappings or feature a historically-accurate setting, but not many have yet done so to such a satisfying end result, not to mention going the open-world route and still succeeding, for the most part, brilliantly.

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4 / 5.0 - Lost Sphear
Mar 9, 2018

Backed up by modern technology, Lost Sphear offers a thoroughly engaging take on the classic RPG formula.

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Jun 4, 2019

Fell Seal is a game that is easy to recommend simply because it does everything well.

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Originally conceived as DLC for the game’s Switch port, the franchise’s catalog of celebrated musical compositions and Nintendo’s unusual interest in lending its crown jewel to an indie developer quickly turned Cadence of Hyrule into a standalone entry that somehow manages to combine the best of both worlds.

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4 / 5.0 - Sparklite
Nov 14, 2019

It’s easy to pick up and play, and just as hard to put back down.

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Apr 17, 2020

It would be easy to dismiss it merely as a novelty, as other peripheral-based games certainly have been in the past. But that would be doing a disservice to the ingenuity with which the designers have found a way to get players to try out a workout routine and, even more impressively, stick to it.

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This handful of nitpicks notwithstanding, NieR Replicant is a resounding success and a great opportunity to experience a remastered version of this hidden gem.

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4 / 5.0 - Souldiers
Jul 24, 2022

Where you fall on Souldiers probably depends on whether you were an early adopter. [...] However, with great challenge comes great satisfaction, and the journey along the way is just so memorable; there were times I could literally not put the controller down, even after hours of playing.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Shadows of Adam
Jul 5, 2019

Although its story isn’t always flawlessly compelling, it manages to be an overall fairly enjoyable experience that doesn’t overstay its welcome.

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Sep 30, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine is far more than a simple send-up of some of the genre’s most beloved classics.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Death end re;Quest
Feb 27, 2019

At times spooky, at times brutal or corny, on the whole this rabbit hole is one that casual and hardcore fans alike should feel comfortable diving into.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Indivisible
Oct 17, 2019

Expertly executed designs, visuals, voiceovers, and musical score still make Indivisible a great joy to behold, but its shortcomings do take away some of the triumph of actually playing it.

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3.5 / 5.0 - A Knight's Quest
Nov 11, 2019

While the game’s structure feels immediately familiar, A Knight’s Quest does manage to set itself noticeably apart in several key areas, usually in a favorable way, though not without some flubs that are of major consequence.

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Jun 24, 2020

Nice graphics, a tuneful soundtrack, and an interesting supporting cast, each with their own compelling stories, round out the package that should be a no-brainer for those who haven’t yet played it.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Hellpoint
Aug 11, 2020

The end result is a highly entertaining and challenging take on a modern classic, with both innovations and rough edges alike.

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Dec 28, 2020

It’s a solid and certainly unique game that can be quite enjoyable when approached with the right expectations.

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