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Nirav Gandhi


Favorite Games:
  • Death Stranding
  • Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage
  • Fallout New Vegas

45 games reviewed
75.3 average score
80 median score
80.0% of games recommended

Nirav Gandhi's Reviews

Nirav is a 29 year-old urban planner that moonlights as a game journalist (this is not a joke). He considers himself an authority on Pokemon, Fallout, and the Dishonored series. His favorite things are Nintendo, dinosaurs, and Yoshi the Nintendo dinosaur.
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Feb 7, 2024

With one foot in the past and one in the future, the powerfully themed narrative tied to masterful gameplay cements Infinite Wealth as an undisputed all-time great.

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Dec 18, 2023

While lacking in story and heart, the life sim and city building mechanics enable players to use beloved Disney characters and decorations to truly design a whole new world.

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8 / 10.0 - SteamWorld Build
Nov 27, 2023

Good for genre veterans and even better for newbies, Steamworld Build is a steamlined, silly, and smooth city-builder that's fun from the first foundation block to the last keystone.

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Nov 24, 2023

The Pale Reach is as good a reason as any to dip back into one of the best indie games of the year, but it falters in a lack of content, interesting narrative, and scares.

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Oct 21, 2023

With some of the worst writing, voice acting, dialogue, and misleads in the history of video games, this rip-off of Danganronpa is an achievement unto itself.

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Oct 19, 2023

Mirage delivers what I've wanted from Assassin's Creed better than it has in over a decade. In a fantastically recreated 9th century Baghdad, finally I feel like an assassin again.

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9 / 10.0 - Starfield
Sep 18, 2023

Starfield is the culmination of Bethesda's 25 years of excellent RPGs and makes me feel the insignificance, humility, and thrill of exploring space. Every time I think I understand Starfield, it finds a new way to surprise me.

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Aug 16, 2023

While I wish it allowed for more freedom, Shadow Gambit is an admirable meeting of stealth and strategy with just a drop of immersive sim.

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6 / 10.0 - Exoprimal
Jul 21, 2023

Exoprimal could have been an exceptionally fun Overwatch successor, but its disgusting monetization and pay-to-win structure have doomed it to extinction.

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Jul 15, 2023

Oxenfree II didn't knock my socks off like the first game, but it's a smartly written and thrilling sequel to one of my favorite adventure games ever.

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8 / 10.0 - GYLT
Jul 12, 2023

GYLT is packed with great atmosphere, music, and spooks galore, but the juvenile theming leaves the narrative wanting.

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4 / 10.0 - Crime O'Clock
Jul 5, 2023

Crime O'Clock is boring, tedious, and infuriating all at once: I recommend an I Spy book for a much better time.

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8 / 10.0 - Nova Lands
Jun 21, 2023

While it doesn't offer much new to management games, Nova Lands perfects and streamlines automation in a variety of clever ways.

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Jun 8, 2023

Harmony shows off DONTNOD's narrative chops with unconvential storytelling, unique deicison mechanics, and stellar character designs.

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4 / 10.0 - After Us
May 23, 2023

After Us beats you over the head with paper-thin themes, but between the truly awful platforming and the frustrating level design, it'll be the least of your worries.

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9 / 10.0 - Cassette Beasts
May 13, 2023

Cassette Beasts manages to iterate on Pokemon in a meaningful way. The fantastic music, A+ monsters designs, and fun characters are only slightly held back by the overly-complex combat.

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6 / 10.0 - Meet Your Maker
Apr 12, 2023

While some truly brilliant player dungeon designs shine through, Meet Your Maker needlessly over-complicates a simple and fun concept to the point of exasperation.

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4 / 10.0 - Road 96: Mile 0
Apr 4, 2023

Road 96 Mile 0 is a wildly disappointing follow-up to one of my favorite indie games of all time. Unless you love poor writing, acting, animation, dialogue, controls, and gameplay, pick another route.

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While very well written and highlighted by some excellent fourth-wall breaking horror, Paranormasight far outstays its welcome with hours of unskippable rehashed and replayed text.

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5 / 10.0 - OUTLANDERS
Mar 7, 2023

The beautiful art and relaxing music of Outlanders can't save it from totally busted systems, constant softlocking, and exceedingly poor UI design choices.

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