Paulo Roberto Montanaro


126 games reviewed
74.6 average score
75 median score
45.2% of games recommended
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90 / 100 - OneShot
Oct 1, 2022

OneShot: World Machine Edition offers all the best you can expect from a point-and-click adventure. There are creative and coherent puzzles with the gameplay system, and a captivating and, at times, surprising story. Added to all this is the curious way in which it plays with the game's own limits and even with a slip or another, it can become one of the favorite games of the genre for many people – myself included.

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70 / 100 - Hokko Life
Sep 27, 2022

Although it takes advantage of common mechanics and an almost protocol progression system, which can displease those looking for something different from what we've seen before, Hokko Life, without any shame in its references and inspirations, really stands out for its creation system and customization of items and mainly for the enchantment of its light and childish proposal.

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75 / 100 - Soulstice
Sep 23, 2022

Soulstice is a beautiful hack 'n slash that falls short in areas such as world building, pacing, level design, and art direction. However, it establishes a shared combat and exploration system between two characters in one that, by itself, makes it surprising and challenging.

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85 / 100 - Wayward Strand
Sep 16, 2022

Wayward Strand is one of the most sophisticated narrative-focused games of recent times and, in its simplicity, manages to be captivating and sensitive without appealing to any cheap sentimentality. It should not appeal to every type of player, but fans of the genre will find here an authentic experience, striking characters, and really meaningful choices.

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55 / 100 - Little Orpheus
Sep 13, 2022

Little Orpheus turns out to be an ordinary and mediocre product in every aspect of what it proposes, even if the bad timing of its release is disregarded. With simple mechanics and an uninspired level design, it's tedious, sometimes funny, but most of the time it's just really weak.

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is a beautiful retelling of a great and little-known fighting game based on one of today's most beloved franchises. With beautiful graphics, satisfying mechanics and lots of content, the remaster lacks a limited, unstable and outdated online model, in addition to little (or no) narrative context for newcomers in this bizarre world.

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Sep 7, 2022

Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim is inventive in its proposal, but it turns out to be a better in paper. With functional but shallow mechanics, story, and visuals, the game has very little to offer other than curiosity about the topic and runs out of steam very quickly, before we even get attached to its friendly little monsters in love.

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Aug 31, 2022

Although it doesn't bring as many new features as one might expect from a remake, The Last of Us Part I is an absolute and sublime spectacle from start to finish. It retains all the best qualities that made it a absolute success in its original release and it improves on the technical details that add value to this visceral and impactful journey.

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Aug 26, 2022

Like its predecessor, Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed may not be a technical masterpiece or offer a thematic approach that appeals to all audiences. However, it is visually refined, it has a humorous narrative and offers simple and responsive mechanics, resulting in a fun game.

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75 / 100 - GigaBash
Aug 11, 2022

GigaBash is quite straightforward in what it proposes – large-scale battles between monsters and other typical figures of the genre – and offers very simple, but very satisfying systems. If, on the one hand, it offers little content to keep the single-player player engaged for a long time, it is in the shared fun (online or local) where the game reveals its great strength.

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Aug 5, 2022

Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards has important cultural inspirations, but its protocol narrative structure, the plastered gameplay model, and visuals that fall short of the work on which it is based weaken its full potential and make it an ordinary and forgettable game.

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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is not exactly an example of innovation within the farming management genre, but it beautifully summarizes all the main qualities of the franchise in a charming and addictive way.

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85 / 100 - Stray
Jul 18, 2022

Stray subverts our expectations by putting us through the unlikely point of view of a kitten with no fantastic powers or abilities on an exciting journey back to its home. With simple mechanics and impressive visuals, the game's great strength lies in the subtlety of a captivating narrative not because it humanizes the protagonist, but because it proposes us, for a few hours, to really look at that world through the kitten's eyes.

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Jul 17, 2022

By uniting great systems of side-scrolling, turn-based combat and generous touches of a good RPG in the best pixel art style, Monster Sanctuary is a beautiful example that a mixture of several known things can result in something full of identity, charisma and enchantment. And with an expansion of respect, it shows that it is far from exhausting itself.

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Jul 14, 2022

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is a fairly robust collection that, complete or with chosen titles, will offer a nostalgia bath for players who lived through the golden days of Arcades. In addition to presenting several important titles for a new generation, it complements, diversifies and expands the collection released in the previous package.

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Jul 12, 2022

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series brings together the two main games of the franchise, updating aesthetic elements and adapting details to the present time without mischaracterizing what made the series stand out in the not-so-distant past. Even with some occasional dated details, the collection is great for introducing the brand to a new generation.

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95 / 100 - F1 22
Jun 27, 2022

F1 22 is, without a doubt, the best game of the franchise released so far. Visually beautiful, it is solid and polished in its mechanics on and off the track, offering precise gameplay adaptable to any type of player, providing a complete, challenging, and well-balanced experience of this sport.

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Jun 24, 2022

The Game of Life 2 is a colorful, vibrant, and very competent adaptation of the traditional board title of the same name for the digital universe, with basic mechanics for any type of player to enjoy. However, because it relies heavily on the random factor – something it inherited from the original work – it can frustrate or bore the most experienced.

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85 / 100 - Freshly Frosted
Jun 17, 2022

Despite not presenting any levels of complexity expected for a console game, Freshly Frosted brilliantly accomplishes everything it sets out to do by offering simple and easily understandable mechanics, a lot of charisma and highly challenging and addictive levels, without losing its finesse at any time.

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70 / 100 - DEADCRAFT
Jun 5, 2022

Mixing survival systems, food cultivation (and other unusual things), and that essential carnage of worlds taken over by undead, Deadcraft has its technical limitations and does not delve into any of its main aspects, but it manages to balance its elements in a fun and surprising way.

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