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Nick Mangiaracina

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

52 games reviewed
74.4 average score
80 median score
61.5% of games recommended

Nick Mangiaracina's Reviews

I don't know what I'm doing and let me tell you, I am terrified.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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 / 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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Apr 22, 2021

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is ripe to be picked and placed in your library.

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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 / 5.0 - Backbone
Jun 8, 2021

From beginning to end I was hooked on Backbone

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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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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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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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Mar 7, 2024

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden surprised me with its combat and gameplay but kept me interested throughout with its compelling narrative of love, loss, and sacrifice.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Unicorn Overlord
Mar 25, 2024

Hot off of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, I was hoping for something a little more narratively deep but even with the story’s simplicity, I really enjoyed my time. More importantly, there’s a new strategy RPG on the market, and one that’s approachable enough to bring in new fans to the genre to hopefully bolster it. Unicorn Overlord does so much right, I feel grateful for having experienced it.

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Apr 22, 2024

To say I’m surprised by how much I’ve been enjoying Hundred Heroes is an understatement. Truly, I cannot wait to not only finish this game. I’m also really hoping the passing of the great Yoshitaka Murayama doesn’t slow Rabbit & Bear Studios down because I would really love to see more RPGs in this vein.

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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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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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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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