Filipe Castro Mesquita


21 games reviewed
77.6 average score
80 median score
100.0% of games recommended
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Jul 2, 2020

The Last of Us Part II is a bold and successful return to this post-apocalyptic world, masterfully owning and working with decisions made with the first game. By refining the already great gameplay and moving it forward, we are before some of the most solid mechanics of this generation. The story will not please everyone, but there is no denying it is impacting, exciting and emotional, albeit being a bit too long in some sections. All this is partnered with phenomenal performances from the whole cast, and irreproachable when it comes to visuals, sound, and technical aspects. The Last of Us Part II is a masterpiece, Naughty Dog’s best work so far, and in contention for the game of the generation.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Cyber Shadow
Feb 6, 2021

Cyber Shadow isn’t merely a nostalgia inducing adventure, but a triumph of modern game design. It’s demanding, it’s challenging, and despite a few exaggerated difficulty spikes, it grabs us with its rewarding easy to understand but hard to master gameplay. It’s a visual and auditory delight from beginning until end, and a game to which we will keep coming back in the future. Cyber Shadow is a game of undeniable quality, and one of this year’s first mandatory experiences.

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Jul 30, 2020

Ghost of Tsushima is a true homage to Japanese history and culture, and another excellent game from a PlayStation first-party studio. With the most beautiful open world of the generation, and a rigorous, precise, and rewarding combat system, this game presents several refreshing and ingenious ideas that make it a very immersive experience. It is a game that does almost everything right, and one which will give fans of action games and samurai-based entertainment everything they could wish for. Ghost of Tsushima is a perfect example of the overwhelming quality of PlayStation 4’s exclusives and an amazing curtain call of an excellent generational cycle.

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9 / 10.0 - Cuphead
Aug 1, 2020

Cuphead is much more than its brilliantly nostalgic art direction. Whether solo or with a partner, facing and defeating one of its challenging bosses is always exciting and exhilarating. Cuphead’s controls are precise, the whole world and character design is phenomenal, and the music masterfully walks hand in hand with the whole experience. Above all else, it is extremely fun and rewarding, like few other games in the industry are, affirming itself as one of the best independent games of the current generation.

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9 / 10.0 - Manifold Garden
Aug 24, 2020

Manifold Garden offers an experience both challenging and stunning, in equal measures. With absolutely beautiful visuals and a set of simple mechanics it cleverly takes to its limits, it is not an exaggeration to affirm we are before one of this genre’s best and most creative games. Above all, Manifold Garden is memorable and easily recommendable, even to those less used to puzzle games.

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Nov 20, 2020

When it comes to original entries, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a triumphant return for the beloved marsupial. Using the remade trilogy’s excellent framework, this title offers a more varied, gratifying, and challenging gameplay. With an absurd number of challenges to overcome and a new shining art direction, we risk affirming this is Crash Bandicoot’s best entry yet. Before us is an excellent experience, one which is mandatory for fans of platforming games.

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Dec 12, 2020

Demon’s Souls is everything I hoped, and a bit more. Combat is still precise, challenging and rewarding, and the world is as beautiful as it is bleak. With its new coat of paint and notable improvements to the game’s quality of life, this is without a doubt an ultimate Souls experience. It is mandatory for players who went through the original experience, as well as for those who passed it by. It’s a true next gen game, and a phenomenal start for the PlayStation 5!

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Apr 19, 2021

There’s no way around it, Disco Elysium – The Final Cut is an absolutely brilliant RPG. The vast amount of content to explore and all the character development systems guarantee a robust experience and all but assure no two campaigns are the same. Add to the mix a phenomenal story, with one of the best scripts we have seen, and we have before us one of the most memorable experiences this industry has to offer. Sure, the mostly slow pace won’t be to everyone’s taste, buy we simply have to recommend this game to any and all RPG fans.

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8 / 10.0 - Superliminal
Jul 13, 2020

With an original premise and relatively simple game mechanics, Superliminal presents itself as a very competent and rewarding puzzle game. We are constantly faced with new ways to interact with this bizarre world, and therefore challenged to face each new room with new eyes and an open mind. It only lasts for a short while, and we get the feeling there is a lot of unexplored potential. On the other hand, it does not overstay its welcome or last longer than it needs to deliver a significant and important final message. At the end of the day, Superliminal is a special game that adds something new to its genre, and one which puzzle fans will surely enjoy.

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8 / 10.0 - The Pedestrian
Jan 29, 2021

The Pedestrian is a very accomplished puzzle game. With a very creative premise, a genuine surprise of a twist and a unique atmosphere, the whole experience is pure pleasure. Its levels are very well designed and presents a unique and captivating take on 2.5D environments. I just wish it challenged me more and it had more replay value. All in all, The Pedestrian ends up being a contained and relaxing experience, which may be ideal for this troubled start of the year.

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