Raoni Mendes Pinheiro


50 games reviewed
69.3 average score
70 median score
42.0% of games recommended
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7 / 10.0 - Cursed to Golf
Aug 30, 2022

Cursed to Golf pairs an adorable look with an interesting premise. The idea of a game of golf in various dungeons, which is tense and technical and presents an arduous challenge to be conquered, works well. Roguelike elements, particularly permadeath, add a nice layer of innovation to the classic golf game genre. However, problems such as the lack of variety in the scenarios, the slow pace, the exaggerated difficulty and the highly repetitive nature of the game will likely turn away most players curious about the title.

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6 / 10.0 - Bugsnax
May 4, 2022

Bugsnax is no doubt a unique, charming game. Some people will definitely feel enchanted by the little creatures, who repeat their own names nonstop Pokémon-style, will be able to ignore a good portion of the repetition, unnecessary bureaucracy and technical issues. However, it's easier to bet on most people liking the good premise for a couple of hours before parting for a more interesting title on Switch.

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7 / 10.0 - Revita
Apr 21, 2022

Revita is a competent title, with pleasant audiovisual qualities and a huge potential for fans of roguelikes and/or twin stick shooters. Unfortunately, small problems in several aspects end up hindering its ability to become a truly unmissable title among several indies with similar proposals. Players willing to accept the somewhat truncated pacing of the gameplay, as well as combat not as refined as it could be, will probably be able to have a lot of fun in this roguelike with a good premise and an accessible difficulty level.

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6 / 10.0 - Imp Of The Sun
Apr 6, 2022

Imp of the Sun is an average adventure with some good ideas and some bad executions, which unfortunately puts the title alongside a number of other less memorable indies on Switch. Although the visual part and the soundtrack manage to please most of the time, problems with the polish of the title's gameplay end up ruining much of its potential. As a metroidvania, the game also fails to present a creative and truly interactive setting in conjunction with the character's abilities. The tribute to Peruvian culture is quite valid, but Imp of the Sun doesn't really know how to take advantage of its premise.

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5 / 10.0 - Rune Factory 5
Mar 22, 2022

Rune Factory 5 manages to deliver a lot of content, offering a barrage of classic elements, but delivering them along with a collection of mistakes and oversights. Performance issues, structural game design flaws and lack of politeness end up ruining the potential of this long-awaited continuation of the classic franchise.

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Feb 23, 2022

It's hard to recommend River City Girls Zero to anyone who enjoyed the 2019 game, as the prequel has very little in common with the more dynamic, modern formula of its sequel. It would have been great to see Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka remade in the River City Girls engine and offered alongside the original game in a revamped version with everything that is entitled, but the truth is that we will have to wait for River City Girls 2 to relive an experience similar to the first game. As it stands, the re-release is a good choice only for enthusiasts of old games, re-releases and assiduous fans of the franchise.

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9 / 10.0 - OlliOlli World
Feb 7, 2022

OlliOlli World is not the perfect game, but it delivers what it proposes in an almost impeccable way. There are those who will find some parts too difficult or that the gameplay is repetitive, however the title is ready to welcome almost any type of player, allowing a relaxed and customizable experience, as well as delivering a series of tense challenges for the most fearless. With a beautiful aesthetic, fantastic soundtrack and top-notch gameplay, it's easy to recommend this adventure. Whether you enjoy skateboarding, runner-style platforming, or just want to relax in style on Switch, keep in mind that the colorful and extreme world of OlliOlli is always at your disposal.

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3.5 / 10.0 - Dungeon Munchies
Jan 1, 2022

Dungeon Munchies looks like a demo of itself or at least a hollow shell of a project that stopped trying before it started. Not all unique indies hit the mark at first but this title seems to get almost everything wrong. There are many similar games on the Nintendo Switch that are much more fun and interesting. Stay away and move on.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl honor the roots of the source material and elevate it in many ways. Marking a very welcome return to top-down aesthetics, the remakes rescue some of what made Pokémon special a few years ago. Problems that can already be considered structural in the series continue to exist, but hinder them in a less glaring way than in other more recent titles. It's worth remembering Sinnoh on Nintendo Switch and trying to catch all the little monsters again.

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9 / 10.0 - Demon Turf
Nov 24, 2021

Without exaggeration, Demon Turf is perhaps my favorite Switch 2021 indie. Platform fans in need of rusting their fingers can't miss this fantastic demostration of very high quality controls, and anyone interested in simply meeting a great game can give Beebs adventure a chance without thinking twice. It's worth getting to know this lovely world of hipster demons and enjoy the good amount of content the game has to offer.

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For those who expected more than a Happy Home Designer sequel in DLC form, unfortunately Happy Home Paradise doesn't offer much more than that. In my case, the decoration is not the point that attracts me the most in Animal Crossing, so the process tends to get a little repetitive and tiring over time. I know a lot of people, however, who do not get tired of decorating and prefer to spend their time with the game frequently changing the look of their house and island. If you fit into the latter group, you will enjoy the expansion.

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Nov 11, 2021

It's a shame that Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars has failed to reach its true potential. Kimihiko Fujisaka's art is impeccable, Keiichi Okabe's soundtrack is phenomenal and the ideas in general are very good, but they fall into a cycle of simplicity and repetition that ends up overshadowing some true genius moments. Despite the problems, this is a good short-lived RPG on Switch and probably the best option for anyone looking to play something using just the touchscreen.

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Oct 10, 2021

If you're a Dragon Ball fan and want to explore the story again in a more immersive way, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is sure to please. Some gameplay moments may show its slowness and become a bit repetitive after a while, but the experience is, in general, quite fun and complete for fans of the series.

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5.5 / 10.0 - SkateBIRD
Sep 16, 2021

Skatebird takes a great premise and even manages to package the idea into a visually pleasing package. The problem, however, is that the final execution, like a poorly calculated maneuver on a skateboard, misses the goal. Controls and movement should be the main pillars of gameplay in a skateboarding game, but the title fails precisely in these aspects, making the experience difficult and tedious. Skateboarders and bird lovers alike probably have better alternatives on the Nintendo Switch.

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7 / 10.0 - Hoa
Aug 31, 2021

Hoa comes and goes like a spring breeze: pleasant and comforting. But maybe you'll forget about the experience before long. If the meaning of life is the path rather than the final destination, perhaps there is a lesson here. However, as beautiful and uplifting as the journey is, in a video game, sometimes we need a little more. If you were attracted by the look of the title, it's worth giving it a try, but remember to enjoy the small moments and not expect too much at the end.

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8 / 10.0 - Road 96
Aug 16, 2021

For those who like a good adventure game or a visual novel more focused on narrative than gameplay, Road 96 not only delivers a rich and very unique experience, but also surprises and innovates in some aspects. The feeling of traveling, experiencing all that life has to offer, is masterfully achieved until the end. Subsequent runs can reveal some problems, such as the repetition of locations and narrative points, but it is well worth playing the story with an open heart at least once.

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7 / 10.0 - Cris Tales
Aug 3, 2021

Cris Tales impresses for a number of aspects, such as its amazing hand-drawn look, its colorful scenes rich in small details, its expressive characters and the ambition of its mechanics. The final result, however, is far from ideal thanks to some problems — the result would be mostly positive if it weren't for performance issues and long loading times.

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Jun 22, 2021

Astalon: Tears of the Earth is a retro-style metroidvania that deserves to be played by any fan of the genre. In terms of quality, it doesn't disappoint in almost any aspect, featuring an excellent level design and a deep level of exploration along with its fantastic visual and sound presentation. The high difficulty and slow progression may turn some players off, and thebugs hamper the experience, but Astalon is still a standout title of very high quality on Switch.

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Jun 19, 2021

Even though it's one of those cheaper eShop titles that, like many others, could simply be overlooked, 'Missing Features: 2D' manages to stand out. With an interesting idea and good pace that keeps the player's attention. There are a considerable amount of problems, though — but if you're curious enough about the premise, it's worth giving it a try for yourself.

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Jun 17, 2021

DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power is, above all, a by-product of the cartoon that bears the same name. If you or your child are super fans of the original material, it's not hard to really appreciate what's been done here. If that's not the case, there's no good reason for you to go out of your way and play the game, but playing it wouldn't be that bad either. Although the story is simple and the combat a bit truncated, the city's open-world exploration and the amount of additional content surprise and entertain enough. In general, the title ends midway, however, for a licensed game without many expectations, the result tends to be positive.

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