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Farley Santos

Brasília, Brazil
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Favorite Games:
  • Hollow Knight
  • Hades
  • Slay the Spire

182 games reviewed
77.8 average score
80 median score
57.7% of games recommended
9 / 10.0 - Balatro
Feb 19, 2024

Balatro emerges as a captivating example in the roguelike genre, skillfully blending poker elements with deck-building structure. The simplicity of its rules, combined with the strategic depth offered by the varied modifiers, creates an immersive experience. For strategy game aficionados, roguelike fans, or even for those who have never ventured into poker, the title offers a rich, challenging and, above all, fun experience, promising hours of challenge and satisfaction.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Ultros
Feb 12, 2024

Ultros is an adventure of contrasts, in which its innovations shine against the backdrop of its executional flaws. The game stands out for its extravagant atmosphere, creating a unique experience that, despite its problems, is still worth exploring for fans of the genre looking for something out of the ordinary. Full appreciation of the game requires a willingness to experiment, explore, and sometimes tolerate its less refined elements.

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9 / 10.0 - Persona 3 Reload
Jan 30, 2024

Persona 3 Reload stands out as an example of how to modernize a classic, remaining faithful to the original while introducing significant innovations, such as revamped visuals, additional events and new mechanics. However, some concepts remain in the past, such as repetitive dungeon exploration. With its strengths far outweighing its flaws, the game is a recommended experience for both longtime fans and newcomers to the Persona series.

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Jan 16, 2024

Momodora: Moonlit Farewell is a lean and focused metroidvania that offers a satisfying experience, but the lackluster execution makes this goodbye more ephemeral than it should be.

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Yohane the Parhelion -BLAZE in the DEEPBLUE- leaves something to be desired, resulting in an experience that seems to have been hastily produced without the necessary care to make it truly captivating.

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Nov 20, 2023

Be it for newcomers looking for an enticing experience or for the veterans who wish to rediscover the game with its brand new content, Risk of Rain Returns stands out as a renewed rain able to please a vast group of players.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Loddlenaut
Nov 16, 2023

Loddlenaut invites us to remove pollution from an oceanic planet in a relaxing experience. Simple mechanics make underwater cleaning enjoyable and meditative, and it's rewarding to see nature reappearing due to our efforts. A captivating atmosphere with colorful visuals, a soft soundtrack and lots of pet fish make the adventure even more enchanting. For those looking for a few hours of uncomplicated relaxation, Loddlenaut and its ocean cleansing are a great option.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Astral Ascent
Nov 14, 2023

Astral Ascent offers an immersive and dynamic roguelite experience. The 2D action excites us with the diversity of characters with unique fighting styles and the robust spell system, which provide frantic and strategic matches. Furthermore, there is a lot of content to explore, with modifiers to make runs more complex. Despite having elaborate action, the game has some limitations. The variety of rooms and events during matches is reduced, making it a notable weakness that can result in repetition. At least there's a captivating world to explore with beautiful pixel art visuals and charismatic characters, whose personality is reinforced by the voice acting. In the end, Astral Ascent is a solid, agile and engaging action roguelite. It lacked a little boldness, but the end result is great.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Thirsty Suitors
Nov 13, 2023

Thirsty Suitors oozes charm with its creative mix of narrative RPG, skateboarding and cooking. It's engaging to follow Jala on his journey of redemption and self-discovery because of the humorous dialogue, the unusual characters and the many interesting themes covered by the story. Furthermore, its universe brims with style with its extravagant combats, exaggerated movements and colorful atmosphere inspired by Indian culture. The attempt to bring a little of everything is commendable, but, unfortunately, the game doesn't do the job. The combat is basic and lacking strategy, the cooking bits are repetitive and skateboarding is clumsy. Luckily, the narrative manages to tie everything together consistently, however, individually, the various aspects leave something to be desired. All in all, Thirsty Suitors is a unique and surreal experience with its extravagant combination of genres. Despite its problems, it's a narrative adventure worth experiencing.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Sonic Superstars
Oct 24, 2023

Sonic Superstars arrives with the promise of reviving the classic 2D essence of the series and, in some aspects, manages to deliver a satisfying experience. However, the game is marred by a number of issues, such as unfair obstacles, stages that seem to lack cohesion, and frustrating boss battles that drag on. In the end, Sonic Superstars presents an unstable balance, making the experience less exciting than fans of the blue hedgehog expected.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Endless Dungeon
Oct 16, 2023

ENDLESS Dungeon offers a unique and exciting journey, combining tower defense, action, RPG and roguelite elements in an immersive sci-fi environment. Strategy plays a crucial role as we face hordes of enemies, assemble turrets and carefully manage resources. However, the lack of variety in environments and events throughout runs can lead to a feeling of repetition, damaging the experience in the long term. Furthermore, ENDLESS Dungeon is a valuable experience for fans of tactical action games and roguelites with its creative strategic gameplay and well-developed atmosphere.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Cocoon
Oct 10, 2023

COCOON is a worthwhile experience for fans of exploration puzzles, especially those who appreciate a surreal touch to the setting. Although it has its challenges and imperfections, the creative ideas and impressive moments throughout the adventure make up for the obstacles that may arise.

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Sep 29, 2023

Savant - Ascent REMIX stands out with its creative interpretation of the shoot 'em up genre, offering a dizzying experience in a world inspired by Savant's music. Stages feature intense and challenging firefights, maintaining a feeling of freshness as new mechanics and enemies are introduced. The pixel art setting and energetic soundtrack perfectly complement the action, creating an immersive atmosphere. However, the game also has negative points that can affect the experience. The high difficulty, combined with the lack of room for errors and spaced checkpoints, can make the game frustrating and repetitive. Furthermore, the need to repeat sections and memorize patterns makes the games a bit tiring. In the end, Savant - Ascent REMIX is an interesting experience for fans of the genre as it offers frantic shoot 'em up action and high challenge, but it also tests patience with repetition and the lack of room for error.

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Sep 18, 2023

Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles is a welcome innovation in the deck-building roguelike RPG genre, bringing dice instead of cards to put a unique spin on the gameplay mechanics. The dynamics of the dice add an element of probability and risk, making battles exciting and with touches of unpredictability. Furthermore, the game offers a wide variety of heroes, mechanics and strategies to explore. However, excessive complexity in some areas, such as the multitude of effects during battles and insufficient information in the interface, can hamper the experience. Over time, we learn to deal with these negative issues, but some adjustments to these aspects would make the runs more enjoyable. Overall, Astrea stands out as a captivating addition to the genre, requiring patience and dedication to master its nuances and make the most of its strategic depth.

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7 / 10.0 - Gunbrella
Sep 13, 2023

Gunbrella arouses curiosity with its unique concept of a weapon that combines a shotgun and umbrella. The versatility of this hybrid equipment is explored in visceral and challenging combat, and there are also sections of exploration that require intelligent use of the umbrella. It is an experience that has good moments, especially in combat and ambiance, but that fails to maintain a consistent level throughout its duration. The adventure is worth it, but it is important to be willing to overlook the problems.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge has its universe amplified with the Shellshock Dimension expansion. The addition of playable characters Usagi Yojimbo and Karai brings new possibilities to combat because of their unique characteristics. Survival mode stands out with unpredictable stages and situations that require more skill and tactics on the part of the players. In addition, creative locations and temporarily controllable bosses bring an air of freshness to games. However, it is easy to see the weight of the expansion's simplicity. While it brings new challenges, Survival mode can eventually fall into the trap of monotony due to the lack of content diversity. Some unlockables and online leaderboards try to make the mode last longer, however only the most competitive players are likely to sustain long-term interest. All in all, Dimension Shellshock is a decent addition to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge and is a great reason to revisit the game.

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9 / 10.0 - Sea of Stars
Aug 28, 2023

Sea of Stars is an exciting journey through a richly crafted world that combines nostalgic elements of classic RPGs with modern innovations. In the company of a captivating group of heroes, we dive into a spirited adventure full of twists and good times. In addition to having a well-constructed universe, the game enchants with beautiful visuals in pixel art and memorable soundtrack. As an RPG, the title offers a remarkable mix of elements. Turn-based combat captivates with real-time commands, many tactical options and characters with diverse styles. Exploration is agile with scenarios full of obstacles to be climbed or jumped, with several secrets, puzzles and alternative routes. And there's plenty to do, like optional quests and minigames. In the end, Sea of Stars perfectly balances nostalgia with contemporary elements, resulting in an unmissable RPG experience.

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Aug 24, 2023

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk rescues the past and invites us to dive into a stylish platform adventure. Using skates, skateboards or bicycles, the gameplay stands out with simple commands and many possibilities for combos and exploration through an elaborate metropolis. Furthermore, it's hard not to be impressed by the atmosphere that oozes identity with its vibrant colors and eclectic and urban soundtrack.Inspired by Jet Set Radio, the game modernizes concepts, which results in a vibe that is both modern and retro. However, it makes the mistake of replicating even what was not good at that time, such as the simplicity of some aspects. That so, to take full advantage of it, it is important to be willing to overlook some problems.In the end, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is an imperfect but sensational exotic mix.

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Aug 23, 2023

Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate turns chess upside down with its offbeat idea of putting a gun in the hand of a king. Aiming and shooting adds dynamism to matches, and cards with abilities for both armies create unpredictable situations. Even with skill elements, the title maintains the tactical aspect of chess, with coordinated moves by enemy pieces. Despite being creative, the game has numerous problems, such as a steep learning curve, difficulty spikes and randomness so pronounced as to disrupt the tactical elements. There was also a lack of variety, as the runs quickly get repetitive. At least there are several additional modes and difficulties to explore. Simultaneously creative and problematic, Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate is a compelling experience.

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9 / 10.0 - Blasphemous 2
Aug 17, 2023

Blasphemous 2 is an intense and haunting pilgrimage through a disturbing universe. The metroidvania sequel offers an adventure filled with brutal confrontations and immersive exploration in a more refined experience. The multiple weapons bring variety to the encounters, the elaborate maps have interesting platforming challenges and the world is inviting with its many secrets. As a continuation, the game dares little and introduces practically no significant novelties. However, practically every aspect has been improved: the challenge is better balanced, there are many customization options, and the atmosphere is richly crafted. Engaging and awe-inspiring, Blasphemous 2 is a spectacular metroidvania not to be missed.

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