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Nirav Gandhi


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

21 games reviewed
81.4 average score
80 median score
85.7% 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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7 / 10.0 - In Other Waters
Apr 15, 2020

The hard science aspects of being a marine biologist aren't sexy or fun, but they make for an interesting and completely unique experience.

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7.5 / 10.0 - The Inner Friend
May 7, 2020

Traversing a terrifying, multi-dimensional modern art exhibit for 2 hours can get tedious, but it never stops piquing your curiosity.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Neversong
May 30, 2020

Neversong pulls inspiration from many great works to create an equally wholesome and terrifying examination of human Guilt.

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10 / 10.0 - Death Stranding
Jul 14, 2020

Death Stranding is a transformative experience that transcends genres to convey a message everyone must hear: we are stronger together and weaker apart.

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6 / 10.0 - Eternal Hope
Aug 24, 2020

Gorgeous visuals don't quite make up for innacurate and clunky platforming.

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9 / 10.0 - Control: AWE
Aug 28, 2020

AWE builds on the best parts of Control to deliver a gorgeous and terrifying survival horror experience.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Hades
Sep 17, 2020

Hades perfectly blends high-octane action with roguelike randomization to deliver an exhilirating experience that never lets up.

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8 / 10.0 - Pumpkin Jack
Oct 23, 2020

Pumpkin Jack's delightful NPCs, boss battles, visuals and music outweigh the clunky platforming and uninspired combat. This is the perfect game to ignite your Halloween Spirit.

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Nov 9, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla streamlines the best parts of Origins and Odyssey while trimming the fat, though is hampered consistently by bugs and technical problems. Still, it's a journey well worth taking.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Twin Mirror
Dec 1, 2020

Twin Mirror's concise narrative and innovative detective gameplay is heartfelt and earnest, though the small-scale, personal story is left open-ended.

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9 / 10.0 - Airborne Kingdom
Dec 15, 2020

Airborne Kingdom is a cozy, comfortable delight that mixes management and exploration flawlessly; the focus is not on keeping your citizens alive while crossing the open world, but keeping them fulfilled and thriving.

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7.5 / 10.0 - The Medium
Jan 27, 2021

The Medium presents intelligent horror and innovative gameplay inspired by Silent Hill, but far overstays its welcome and fails to provide closure. The split screen mechanics work wonders for new kinds of puzzles, but a myriad of technical issues hinder immersion.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Blind Drive
Mar 10, 2021

Blind Drive offers a solid and funny arcade romp that can be played just the same by blind and sighted gamers, but the fun wears off pretty quickly with repetitive gameplay.

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I loved Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and so I loved my time with Wrath of the Druids. But after a 55 hour base game, a change of pace would have been very welcome.

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6 / 10.0 - Alekon
Jun 12, 2021

While the cute creatures and whimsical art are enough to make it somewhat enjoyable, Alekon falls short of its direct inspiration Pokemon Snap on every single note.

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Jun 30, 2021

The original Doki Doki Literature Club is a phenomenal horror title, but loses a lot of the elements that made it so impressive on its translation to consoles.

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8 / 10.0 - The Quarry
Jun 21, 2022

The Quarry manages to, after all these years, harness the things that made Until Dawn a classic and replicate that feeling almost perfectly. Besides a few story hiccups in the last act, these characters and performances are going to keep you and your friends' eyes glued to the screen all night long.

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The Nirvana Initiative improves on its predecessor in every way, bringing in twice as many interesting, layered characters that all get their time in the sun, crazy mysteries with twists i never saw coming, intelligent writing, vastly improved puzzles, impeccable voice acting and the best soundtrack of the year. I am shocked to say this, but I think the package as a whole outdoes Spike Chunsoft’s previous works.

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7 / 10.0 - Cartel Tycoon
Jul 30, 2022

While a little overburdened with systems and a glaring glossing over of the rampant sex trafficking and drug deaths that are a direct result of the real cartels, Cartel Tycoon is a polished management sim with intuitive UI and great visuals. If you want to feel like you're the star of Netflix's Narcos, you've come to the right place.

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8 / 10.0 - Cult of the Lamb
Oct 29, 2022

There are strokes of a masterpiece in here, with excellent music, whimsical characters, starkly themed visuals, just enough narrative push, and management tools that allow for the player to really experience their own story. If you don't optimize the fun out of Cult of the Lamb, there's an incredible amount of it to be had.

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