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Nick Mangiaracina

Dallas, Texas

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

33 games reviewed
72.7 average score
80 median score
51.5% of games recommended
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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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2.5 / 5.0 - Scarlet Nexus
Aug 4, 2021

Scarlet Nexus has the foundation of a great idea that’s executed poorly and spends more time introducing new systems than exploring the ones already provided.

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2.5 / 5.0 - Cris Tales
Jul 20, 2021

I would avoid Cris Tales on the Switch until there’s been some patching done or you’ve tested it on another platform.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Backbone
Jun 8, 2021

From beginning to end I was hooked on Backbone

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4.5 / 5.0 - Essays on Empathy
May 18, 2021

I’ve always said that the best and most interesting games are being made at the experimental level in game jams and Essays on Empathy proves that.

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4 / 5.0 - Cozy Grove
May 14, 2021

Once I found myself hitting my stride in Cozy Grove, it became a before-bed ritual.

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