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Nick Mangiaracina

Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Games:
  • Earthbound
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV

47 games reviewed
73.4 average score
80 median score
57.4% of games recommended

Nick Mangiaracina's Reviews

I don't know what I'm doing and let me tell you, I am terrified.
86% - Eastward
Feb 27, 2024

A surprisingly fun and competent genre-bend from Pixpil that's a must play for fans of Eastward.

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4 / 5.0 - Dicefolk
Feb 23, 2024

With fun turn-based combat, enough strategy development and random elements outside of combat, and a decent primary objective, Dicefolk refines an existing genre to make something both unique and recognizable. Dicefolk isn’t just for genre fans, it’s a very enjoyable game all around, especially if you dig turn-based combat.

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2.5 / 5.0 - Gordian Quest
Oct 27, 2023

Games should exist and designers should always make games but Gordian Quest offers nothing new and does nothing exceptionally well.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Silent Hope
Sep 27, 2023

Though not without issues, I think Silent Hope is a good game at its core and is hopefully a jumping off point for more games like this from Marvelous in the future.

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Sep 23, 2023

Goodbye Volcano High tells the tale of eight high school students living out what's possibly the end of their existence and determining what is important to them as they face the end.

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2.5 / 5.0 - Eternights
Sep 11, 2023

The pillars holding up Eternights; Narrative, Combat, and Characters, have lots of cracks and didn’t take long to start crumbling. As impressive as it is that this game was made with such a small team, I can’t recommend this game.

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Aug 16, 2023

The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood broke me by the end, I was in tears, and I’d encourage you to let it break you too.

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Jul 18, 2023

LISA: Definitive Edition takes all the good and bad of the original game, improves on it, and makes it more accessible for a new generation of people to experience.

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Jul 15, 2023

Darkest Dungeon 2 brilliant, stunning, and an absolute blast to play, an exceptional evolution from the first game.

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Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key offers so much and is really the ultimate game in the Ryza series. It just wasn’t for me.

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2 / 5.0 - Tchia
Mar 20, 2023

Tchia ended up becoming a frustrating and boring mess of a game.

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4 / 5.0 - The Last Spell
Mar 9, 2023

There’s a fine balance struck in The Last Spell between Tactical RPG and roguelike. I think Ishtar Games did an excellent job adapting the genre to a roguelike. Initially hesitant at first, The Last Spell won me over with its fast paced battles, hero customization, and light town-management gameplay.

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Feb 2, 2023

Interconnected stories between games are always going to be fun to me. Anyone who enjoyed Backbone will most assuredly love the world being explored in Tails. I hope they continue this trend because Eggnut has created a very interesting world to explore.

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Aug 31, 2022

I can’t think of a game in the genre I’d recommend more right now than Fashion Police Squad.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Rollerdrome
Aug 16, 2022

Rollerdrome offers an incredibly rewarding experience that keeps you coming back for more.

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Sep 8, 2021

Deck Nine manages to take Life is Strange’s classic signatures of indie music, small-town mysteries, and teenage angst and elevate it from the original creation. What could have been a bumbling soft-reboot of Life is Strange, Life is Strange: True Colors turned into the best game in the series so far.

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4 / 5.0 - Button City
Sep 6, 2021

If you’re willing to let your guard down, open up your heart, and accept Button City as it is, you will get a very wholesome experience with lots of laughs and some very charming art.

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Aug 29, 2021

Minute of Islands is an incredibly stunning game with a timely narrative, minimal gameplay, and small platforming puzzles.

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5 / 5.0 - Death's Door
Aug 16, 2021

Very few games get as much right with their formula as Death’s Door does.

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2 / 5.0 - Last Stop
Aug 16, 2021

Even among fans of dialogue-driven adventure titles, I couldn’t possibly recommend Last Stop.

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