Pascal Tekaia


54 games reviewed
64.6 average score
65 median score
46.3% of games recommended
Are you Pascal Tekaia? If so, email [email protected] to claim this critic page.
Oct 8, 2021

The Forgotten City is an easy recommendation for those who place more emphasis on storytelling than action combat. It is an engaging mystery set in an intriguing location, and the time loop mechanic makes it quite forgiving of mistakes, even going so far as to encourage players at times to break the Golden Rule themselves to trigger the next jump back in time.

Read full review

Dec 18, 2020

When judged simply on how successful it is in providing a horror game as rich in atmosphere as it is in enjoyable inventory-based and traditional puzzles, the game effortlessly scores high marks.

Read full review

Unscored - Paradise Killer
Nov 14, 2020

Even after having completed the game, it’s hard to know exactly what to make of Paradise Killer. The concept of an open-world murder mystery is very intriguing, and the world offers enough piecemeal rewards to spur on thorough exploration. But the flip-side of that same coin is the potential to severely hamstring the pacing of the already difficult-to-navigate narrative.

Read full review

Unscored - Old Gods Rising
Jun 4, 2020

For those okay with being given very little to actually do, apart from one actual puzzle and a few token situations, and just being relegated to soaking up the atmosphere, this game will deliver a good time, even if it is only for a few hours.

Read full review

Unscored - Close to the Sun
Jan 31, 2020

It’s a relatively stress-free handful of hours that can be spent instead in a state of wonderment.

Read full review

Unscored - The Executioner
Nov 26, 2019

Unique it may be, but that alone does not constitute a quality game that should be experienced by others.

Read full review

Mar 25, 2019

There’s just an overall lack of polish to the combat system, storytelling, and flow of gameplay that belies any goodwill I might have carried into this experience.

Read full review

Apr 17, 2019

To the average gamer, the game’s repetitive nature in the face of its overall lack of multiplayer alternatives will spell anathema.

Read full review

Dec 18, 2018

The grindy battle system with little enemy and environmental variety is also nothing to write home about. Cthulhu Tactics sounds like an intriguing mix of its two titular elements, but fails to deliver on the promise of either.

Read full review

2 / 5.0 - Metal Max Xeno
Oct 13, 2018

If Kadokawa Games was hoping to kindle interest in future Metal Max titles in western audiences, Metal Max Xeno is not the game to get that particular job done.

Read full review

Jun 6, 2018

Instead of cashing in on its unique premise, the game’s one-note execution, paper-thin story, and frustrating difficulty drive its fun quotient into the red.

Read full review

Oct 14, 2022

In the end, No Place for Bravery lives or dies based on the strength of its combat system. Other aspects like its graphics, music, and storytelling are passable without being outright noteworthy, but an action RPG must nail its combat, and here the game falters.

Read full review

Aug 28, 2021

What’s clear is that this game won’t win over those who were previously on the fence about the series. While the narrative, combat, and management aspects all work as intended, they probably appeal to different audiences rather than create one cohesive experience; those finding satisfaction in one particular area may end up being frustrated in another.

Read full review

Jan 11, 2021

Some rather important missteps with the combat make the experience far too toothless, annulling the sense of fast-paced action and dramatically lowering stakes upon defeat.

Read full review

Sep 13, 2020

Death end re;Quest 2 carries over most of the first installment’s major aspects — both good and bad — while also distancing itself enough from its predecessor to make it feel almost standalone. However, the removal of a number of unique ideas previously implemented means the shortcomings are much more apparent this time around, and the formula established by the first game is starting to wear woefully thin.

Read full review

Oct 26, 2019

With a time-traveling story, turn-based combat system, and cast of characters that could have been lifted from such classics as Chrono Trigger — complete with robotic party member — it’s a shame that it is ultimately let down by an unengaging narrative, extremely tedious gameplay loop, and a combination of a lack of challenge and crushingly high encounter rate.

Read full review

2.5 / 5.0 - Dandy Dungeon
Sep 17, 2019

The whole package gels together to make a game that stands out, though not always for the right reasons.

Read full review

2.5 / 5.0 - Book of Demons
Jan 3, 2019

But the game, though having a clean and perfectly adequate presentation, doesn’t do very much to put its best foot forward to wow the player presentation-wise, and the finger-numbing clicky gameplay might be just a bit too underwhelming for some to ride this train all the way to its final stop.

Read full review

May 29, 2018

Smoke and Sacrifice is certainly different from any other game I’ve ever played, but whether this worked out in its favor is questionable.

Read full review

2.5 / 5.0 - The Alliance Alive
May 2, 2018

For all the things it does right, The Alliance Alive generally feels like a game that wasn’t quite ready to get pulled out of the oven, but was released anyway.

Read full review