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Farley Santos

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

86 games reviewed
77.9 average score
80 median score
60.5% of games recommended
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7 / 10.0 - Nuclear Blaze
Nov 24, 2021

Nuclear Blaze offers an interesting firefighting adventure. The various stages, whose challenges creatively mix action, puzzle and a bit of platforming, are immersive. In addition, the game has a well-crafted environment with a visual in pixel art and good lighting effects. However, the difficulty is not always fair and the content is very limited. In the end, Nuclear Blaze is intense and brief game.

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9 / 10.0 - Moncage
Nov 16, 2021

Moncage captivates with its imaginative concept. The puzzles, which are focused on manipulating the cube to align objects in different universes, are impressive in their ingenuity and diversity. Sometimes the riddles demand confusing or very specific steps. However, the flexible tips system makes it easier to deal with this issue. The atmosphere is also remarkable with many elaborate areas and an unconventionally developed narrative that rewards our attention to details. In the end, Moncage is an outstanding puzzle that's very much worth your time.

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7 / 10.0 - Where Cards Fall
Nov 9, 2021

Where Cards Fall uses unique concepts to create a pleasant puzzle. The mechanic of expanding decks to create buildings is explored through interesting puzzles that are more complex than they seem. The controls and camera have issues, but it's possible to get around those. Besides that, the game is captivating thanks to its soft atmosphere and beautiful visuals. The narrative explores an universal theme, but it hinders the experience by being boring and sluggish. Overall, Where Cards Fall is creative and pleasant despite its imperfections.

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Nov 5, 2021

The Legend of Tianding is a great adventure that celebrates a charismatic character from Taiwanese folklore. Agile pace and a good variety of challenges are spread throughout the stages, and combat excites with its versatility — it's fun to launch enemies into the air and steal their weapons to create different combos. Other than that, the colorful universe captivates with great visuals inspired by Chinese manga, charismatic characters and a light interpretation of an important historical moment in the country. The game only suffers a bit with pacing issues and limited opponent diversity, but the fast-paced action helps to minimize these issues. Otherwise, I highly recommend The Legend of Tianding.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Dungeon Deathball
Oct 29, 2021

Dungeon Deathball is an agile and unique interpretation of turn-based strategy games. It's exciting to use your fists and a ball to overcome the challenges of a sport that resembles a miniature puzzle. The mechanics are simple, but there is a good deal of complexity, especially when it comes to manipulating enemies' actions in order to advance. Even so, after a few matches the limitations become apparent and the stages become repetitive. Certain details help to alleviate this problem, such as different teams, modes and competitive options, however they may not be enough for some players. In the end, Dungeon Deathball has fun with your creativity, even for a short time.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Aeon Must Die!
Oct 27, 2021

Aeon Must Die! offers a unique interpretation of beat ‘em ups, but its weak execution of those concepts undermines the game as a whole. The combat and its temperature system is creative, and specific battles utilize interesting strategic aspects. Besides that, the atmosphere is fascinating, using great visuals with neon colors and a synthwave soundtrack. Unfortunately, that's all the major qualities the title has to offer. The list of issues is big: the gameplay flow is constantly broken by meaningless conversations, the story isn't exciting, the battles soon become shallow and repetitive, and many mechanics need some balancing. Those who are more dedicated may find something enjoyable, but, in the end, Aeon Must Die! is an underwhelming experience.

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Oct 13, 2021

Tetris Effect: Connected uses elaborate audiovisual aspects to turn the puzzle into a dizzying sensory experience. The simple and precise mechanics of Tetris remain untouched, and the difference is the intricate and immersive atmosphere — the combination of vibrations from the controls, soundtrack that reacts to our actions and surreal visuals results in immersive matches. In addition to being stunningly beautiful, the game includes a wide variety of creative modes and robust multiplayer. In the end, Tetris Effect: Connected is impressive and essential for puzzle fans.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Metroid Dread
Oct 6, 2021

Metroid Dread refines the franchise's 2D formula into one great game. The vast ZDR planet has an elaborate map full of alternative routes and secrets, and the agile movement make the journey very pleasant. In addition, E.M.M.I. encounters excite and terrify in tension-filled stretches. The battles are also more varied, difficult and intense, however the bosses are a bit problematic because of some questionable choices. The feeling of being alone and lost in a strange world is strong, but irregular the rhythm at times makes the experience a bit tiring. The plot is simple and has intriguing developments that are portrayed in elaborate scenes. Visually the title is competent, it just lacked a little more personality in certain locations. In the end, Metroid Dread maintains the 2D essence of the series in an immersive adventure, it's just a shame that the opportunity to dare a little was wasted.

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8 / 10.0 - Rogue Lords
Oct 6, 2021

Rogue Lords is a roguelike that stands out with its unique ideas. Matches feature a good mix of activities and the battle has many strategic nuances and possibilities. The most notable element is Devil Mode, which allows the alteration of multiple game aspects, such as enemies' life points and the result of events. Demon powers may seem like cheats, but its good implementation makes it a valuable asset that must be used wisely to achieve victory. Despite its creativity, the game still has some issues that need to be fixed, such as the unbalanced difficulty, really long matches, and the feeling of repetition. At least, its elaborated gothic ambience and excellent voice-acting help minimize the issues. In the end, Rogue Lords is a great representative of its genre and has everything to become even better after a few patches.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Astria Ascending
Oct 1, 2021

Astria Ascending is a JRPG of remarkable ideas and great visuals, but, unfortunately, its execution leaves much to be desired. The combat system that rewards exploiting enemies' weaknesses is promising, though the fact it's deeply unbalanced and the pattern repetition makes the battles frustrating. There are many options to customize and develop characters, nonetheless, a lot of grinding is necessary to make the most out of these resources. Orcanon's many activities and an elaborate minigame may satisfy eager players but it's a shame the plot, characters, dungeons and locales lack inspiration. At least, the universe has a really beautiful visual and quality music. In the end, its meager qualities aren't enough to save Astria Ascending.

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