Patrick Klepek


15 games reviewed
73.3 average score
80 median score
75.0% of games recommended
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Aug 2, 2016

Though Quadrilateral Cowboy is quasi-futuristic, the skills it imbues the player with are, by comparison, banal. But in asking the player to perform meaningful mental labor to accomplish the task at hand, the banal becomes surprisingly gratifying. And even if it doesn’t quite live up to its potential, Quadrilateral Cowboy made me feel like a hacker for a while. That’s pretty damn cool.

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Unscored - Dark Souls III
Apr 11, 2016

As a sendoff to the series, Dark Souls 3 is a fine one. It's time for something new.

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Jan 11, 2016

[Note: This review contains spoilers] I've been wondering when a game would make me cry, and that changed over the weekend. A few games have made me teary eyed, but that's about it. That Dragon, Cancer not only made me weep, but I had to stop playing it a few times.

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Yes - SOMA
Sep 21, 2015

If sweating profusely and screaming into the void is your idea of fun, SOMA absolutely delivers.

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Aug 24, 2015

A delightfully absurd choose-your-own adventure horror game that encourages multiple playthroughs.

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Apr 2, 2015

The most rewarding game experience I've had this year.

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Oct 28, 2014

Shinji Mikami returns to the genre that defined him, but the result is a jumbled mess of ideas that never quite come together.

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Oct 5, 2014

It's been a while since the xenomorph was worth being scared of, and while Alien: Isolation runs a little long, it's a hellacious ride.

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Aug 20, 2014

They may not make games like this anymore, but maybe they should. Larian's latest CRPG is a deeply satisfying turn-based adventure that rewards players with patience.

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Jun 25, 2014

Many games try to use nostalgia to lure you in, but few of them are as well-made as Shovel Knight.

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