Michael Rougeau


21 games reviewed
73.6 average score
77 median score
47.6% of games recommended

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Michael Rougeau
7.5 / 10.0 - Farpoint
May 18, 2017

Farpoint is more than a proof of concept or another tech demo for virtual reality. Despite its predictable and unsatisfying story and hard-to-ignore bugs, it's a full-fledged sci-fi shooter that feels fantastic to play with Sony's high-quality PSVR Aim Controller (and slightly awkward without it). Several smart control options and design choices cater to a variety of different types of players, and the gunplay is second to none in VR. If I were to recommend one shooter to a PSVR owner, this would be it.

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Michael Rougeau
Apr 24, 2017

No game is better than Outlast 2 at making you feel helpless, alone and terrified.

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Michael Rougeau
Apr 18, 2017

Full Throttle Remastered mostly succeeds on two fronts: As a fresh way to revisit an old classic, and as the ideal entry point for players who haven't yet smacked rival bikers with a two-by-four on the Mine Road or figured out the combination to Old Man Corley's safe. There are a couple of sticking points for both old and new players, including some technical issues and (especially for the latter) that questionable "adventure game logic" which is anything but logical. Nevertheless, there's never been a better time to hit the open road with Ben and his gang.

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Michael Rougeau
4 / 10.0 - Drawn To Death
Apr 8, 2017

With a look this distinctive, Drawn to Death could have hit the ground running. But as a decent shooter it merely limps, thanks to a number of unfortunate design choices, a lack of options, and rampant bugs. Intricate levels, varied weapons and unique characters may have looked good on paper, but any positives Drawn to Death has get scribbled over and obscured by the constant barrage of un-funny abuse it insists on endlessly spewing in your face.

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Michael Rougeau
Mar 29, 2017

'Persona 5' proves that there's still room for an epic, 100-hour RPG

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Michael Rougeau
Mar 7, 2017

This is the best version of Shovel Knight yet, and Treasure Trove is the most complete package. In addition to piling ever more new features on top of the original, Yacht Club has improved on Shovel Knight in nearly every way with the Specter of Torment expansion. From the story and writing to the simple fluidness of platforming and combat, Specter Knight is an excellent new step for the series.

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Michael Rougeau
Feb 16, 2017

'Halo Wars 2' isn't a great competitive strategy game, but it's an enjoyable take on Halo.

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Michael Rougeau
- Nioh
Feb 8, 2017

Nioh is a shockingly well-made game considering its troubled development history. It builds on the foundation laid by Dark Souls in interesting ways, while adding its own narrative and mechanical flavors. And though it can be punishingly difficult, it also gives you ample tools with which to overcome its challenges, leaving you feeling empowered in the end.

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Michael Rougeau
Jan 10, 2017

Gravity Rush 2 is a surprisingly massive and extremely beautiful Japanese action RPG that stands tall despite its flaws.

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Michael Rougeau
Dec 6, 2016

Dead Rising 4’s raw zombie carnage impresses, but its story and technical problems leave it dead on arrival.

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Michael Rougeau
Nov 22, 2016

For the first time in years, the newest Pokémon games find a flavor all their own.

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Michael Rougeau
Oct 6, 2016

'Gears of War 4' features fresh takes on some modes, but plays it safe for others.

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Michael Rougeau
Mar 30, 2015

Bloodborne is a significant evolution of the Souls series, but it comes with some new problems too.

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Michael Rougeau
Feb 9, 2015

Dying Light can be great, but it doesn't understand its own strengths.

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Michael Rougeau

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a massively improved version of an already great game that's filled to the brim with horrifying and disgusting imagery.

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Michael Rougeau
Nov 7, 2014

Lords of the Fallen plays fast and loose with the established ideas of better games, but the results don't suck.

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Michael Rougeau

Dark Souls II desperately needed Ivory King's detailed frozen wasteland.

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Michael Rougeau
Sep 26, 2014

Gauntlet is just as chaotic as its predecessors, but more refined and less haphazard too.

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Michael Rougeau

Is Dark Souls 2's second expansion a song of ice and fire? Nope, that's ash, not snow.

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Michael Rougeau
Aug 19, 2014

Hohokum is inventive, beautiful and relaxing, especially for players who won't freak out when they're unsure of exactly what to do next.

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