Dan Ryckert


38 games reviewed
71.7 average score
80 median score
55.3% of games recommended
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Without a doubt, this is among the best Zelda games

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Oct 12, 2014

Platinum Games' sequel delivers nuanced, non-stop action that stands among the best in its genre.

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Naughty Dog does more than go back to the well with Nathan Drake's greatest adventure yet.

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Link's most ambitious adventure is one of Nintendo's crowning achievements.

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Mar 21, 2016

Far more than just a farming game, this one-man labor of love is filled with seemingly endless content and heart.

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Oct 26, 2017

The soul of Super Mario 64 is alive and well in the plumber's surreal and stunning new adventure.

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Apr 12, 2018

Sony Santa Monica makes us care about Kratos in this stunning revival of the series.

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Jun 28, 2022

Neon White gets its hooks in deep and fast. I knew within 10 minutes that I loved it, but I appreciated and enjoyed it more as I spent more time with it. My first playthrough was a blast as I discovered new weapons, explored levels, and experimented with shortcuts. But the “real game” felt like it started after I saw the credits. That’s when I started going back to each level, playing them over and over until I achieved the Ace rank, and then played them more just to shave hundredths of a second off so I could climb my friends leaderboard. It feels amazing to see “New Best!” on your time after dozens of attempts, and failing never gets frustrating considering how short the levels are and how quickly you can restart them. Whether you’re looking to best your own runs, compete with your friends, or attempt to make a splash on the global leaderboard, Neon White presents a welcoming on-ramp to the world of speedrunning, offers compelling challenges to overcome for those that want to pick up the pace, and delivers a satisfying gameplay loop regardless of the speed you want to tackle it at.

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9.3 / 10.0 - Mario Kart 8
May 15, 2014

Mario Kart remains pure fun, and it's never been better

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Mar 12, 2014

Despite a lack of solo content, few games are as entertaining with friends

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Mar 4, 2014

Impresses as both a game and a comedy piece

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Nov 5, 2013

Ghosts is polished and fun, but fails to push the series forward in any major ways

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Nov 15, 2013

I had more fun with this entry than any other game in the series

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Nintendo's all-stars assemble once again, resulting in one of the best reasons to own a Wii U (and eight GameCube controllers).

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This re-release seems unnecessary at first glance, but the conclusion of Kratos' journey serves up a level of spectacle that remains impressive in 2015.

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Nov 30, 2015

Rico's third adventure stays the course, but at least this course involves slingshotting cows off of cliffs.

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Apr 18, 2016

Insomniac reimagines a classic, making it more than a simple movie tie-in.

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AlphaDream hits the mark again in terms of combat and dialogue, even if some new additions fall flat.

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For the first time in the franchise's 15-year history, you can pummel your friends on the go. It comes with some drawbacks, but not enough to get in the way of another chaotic, fun experience.

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Parker, Stone, and Ubisoft deliver with a bigger, longer, and better follow-up to The Stick of Truth.

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