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Nick Mangiaracina

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

34 games reviewed
72.9 average score
80 median score
52.9% of games recommended

Whether or not you’ve partied with corpses before, Dead Patient gives you a good taste of what’s to come in this new entry of the Corpse Party overarching plot. Even as just a single episode, it’s quite good.

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Dec 2, 2019

Arise offers a beautifully crafted narrative in the skin of a 3D puzzle platformer. Though it’s not a game-changer, Arise manages to excel in everything it offers to the player providing a well-refined experience.

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Atelier Ryza is the best place for new fans of the series to jump in and a relaxing entry for older fans. Not the easiest game to get a handle on but once it clicks, you won’t want to put it down.

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Ultimately, Star Ocean: First Departure R is merely upscaling an already flawed game that fans of the series will enjoy, being able to play on modern hardware, but is otherwise a frustrating experience.

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2.5 / 5.0 - Heroland
Jan 15, 2020

You remember all those ideas people throw at the wall and don’t stick? Heroland manages to pick those ideas off the floor and use them as integral parts of its game design. If you’re looking for something to play over time that doesn’t require much concentration and doesn’t really grip you, Heroland is your game.

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1.5 / 5.0 - Golem
Jan 16, 2020

Golem is one of the most disappointing experiences I’ve had in gaming. Though the initially boring world eventually became interesting and mysterious, I was too focused on making sure I wasn’t getting sick to enjoy anything the game had to offer. Golem is a game inhibited by the method it chooses to present itself and so far, that’s a first for me.

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Jan 23, 2020

Despite being a complete VR experience, Eclipse: Edge of Light falls short in most areas. If I had to describe Eclipse: Edge of Light it would be ‘low effort.’ At the very least, it didn’t make me nauseous while playing.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Orangeblood
Jan 29, 2020

Orangeblood feels like a great game mired by small technical issues and has a short road to being an easy recommendation. With the developers still working on and releasing updates for the game regularly, Orangeblood could be a great pick-up for the turn-based JRPG gamer that’s looking for something off the beaten path.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Gears Tactics
May 26, 2020

Gears Tactics is a refreshing take on the tactics genre that has something for both Gears of War fans and newcomers to the series.

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3.5 / 5.0 - FAIRY TAIL
Jul 31, 2020

I think if you’re into either the anime/manga series or turn-based JRPGs you’re going to have a good time with Fairy Tail.

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4 / 5.0 - Röki
Aug 19, 2020

Masquerading as simply an adventure game set with Scandinavian folklore in mind, Röki offers so much more and I urge you to give it a shot if this type of game is your bag.

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5 / 5.0 - Ikenfell
Oct 22, 2020

If you’re into JRPGs and love a good narrative you won’t want to miss Ikenfell.

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4.5 / 5.0 - I Am Dead
Oct 29, 2020

However, if you’re interested in a strong narrative, fun art, and completing simple puzzles, I Am Dead is the most fun you’ll have this year.

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4 / 5.0 - Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Nov 9, 2020

Pikmin 3 Deluxe is not just a great entry to jump in on, but also try out if you’ve ever been curious about the franchise.

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3.5 / 5.0 - The Pathless
Nov 20, 2020

The Pathless may not be my favorite game, I found quite a bit wrong with it, but the messaging was clear and resonated with me.

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2.5 / 5.0 - Twin Mirror
Dec 20, 2020

Even though Twin Mirror is listed as a thriller, there’s nothing really thrilling about it.

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Ryza 2 does little to break the mold, but what it does do is polish the existing formula.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Olija
Jan 28, 2021

Olija is a mysterious adventure that won't overstay it's welcome but leave you wanting more immediately after playing it.

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Super Seducer 3 would be good fun to play with a couple of friends on a boring night or to make fun of with some lady friends. Other than that though, my hope is that any particularly lonely gamers don’t use Super Seducer 3 as a blueprint for finding companionship.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Bravely Default 2
Mar 23, 2021

Not bested by its predecessor, Bravely Default 2 offers a fairly inoffensive experience with some interesting gameplay tweaks and a very enjoyable job system.

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