Derek Johnson


50 games reviewed
70.0 average score
70 median score
62.0% of games recommended
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Dec 1, 2022

Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord is, in spite of some missing features, a must-play experience for anyone who's remotely interested in kingdoms, claymores and combat.

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Police Simulator: Patrol Officers is boring, morally straightforward and passively buggy, but there's still some fun to be found in its simplistic simulator-based gameplay.

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Nov 23, 2022

The Oregon Trail is a fun and simplistic survival-em-up that ultimately does little to justify its high price in the wake of more modern entries into the genre.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II does little to change the established Call of Duty formula, which makes it an enjoyable, if generally forgettable, entry into its endlessly running franchise.

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Oct 27, 2022

Paper Cut Mansion is a strange, sometimes spooky but mostly unique take on the tried-and-true adventure roguelike genre.

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Oct 3, 2022

Return to Monkey Island is a brilliantly modernised point-and-click adventure game that's tailor-made for both fans of its classic predecessors and anyone who loves narrative-driven exploration titles.

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Aug 17, 2022

A Tale of Paper: Refolded isn't a bad game, but it doesn't do anything that its competitors don't, which makes the entire experience feel forgettable at best and like a moist piece of paper at worst.

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Aug 10, 2022

South of the Circle is the very definition of a masterpiece with its hyper-relevant story, phenomenal voice acting and Oscar-deserving dialogue.

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7 / 10 - Moss: Book II
Aug 4, 2022

Moss: Book II is a fun, cute adventure that makes use of the Quest 2's impressive hardware while remaining family-friendly and casual enough for younger audiences.‍

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Starship Troopers: Terran Command doesn't reinvite the RTS genre, but it's so steeped in its fantastic source material and great gameplay elements that it manages to be one of the best games to release in years.

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7 / 10 - Samurai Riot
Jun 1, 2022

Samurai Riot Definitive Edition doesn't reinvent the sidescrolling slapper genre, but it's fun and cheap enough to make it as worthwhile of a purchase as any. ‍

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6 / 10 - Weird West
Apr 19, 2022

While Weird West's story is generally engaging and its characters are great, its core gameplay teeters on terrible so often that it's hard to recommend it when Red Dead Redemption 2 is still on sale.

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9 / 10 - NORCO
Apr 1, 2022

Norco is the good kind of point-and-click game; its engaging story is paired with a great world and solidly enjoyable gameplay for an experience that shouldn't be missed by fans of the genre.

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9 / 10 - Onde
Mar 22, 2022

Onde is often surreal, generally calming and presents an overall experience that shouldn't be missed.

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Mar 15, 2022

Martha is Dead is confusing, exploitative and troubling, but it pushes the limits of the medium in ways that few games have.

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Mar 10, 2022

Battle Cry of Freedom sometimes plays a bit too much like a game from 2012, but its multi-hundred player battles and proximity voice chat are something straight from the future of gaming.

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3 / 10 - Not Tonight 2
Mar 8, 2022

Not Tonight 2 is a shining example of how not to make an engaging video game.

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Feb 24, 2022

When every aspect of Dying Light 2 comes together, it's an experience to behold, but the problem is that it happens so rarely that the game struggles to justify the price of admission.

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Feb 11, 2022

Not For Broadcast isn't for everyone, but fans of 2013's Papers, Please will not find a better title on the market.

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Nov 11, 2021

Call of Duty: Vanguard does little to change up the Call of Duty formula, but it's still a fun way to kill the nine months until next year's title releases.

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