Ishmael Romero


88 games reviewed
75.1 average score
80 median score
58.0% of games recommended
Scores 0.2 higher than average

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Twinfinite
Ishmael Romero
Oct 26, 2017

What we have here is a game that is more than it seems. Origins is a fitting title because there are a lot of beginnings to witness, many of which will pique the interest of lore aficionados.

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Ishmael Romero
3 / 5.0 - Cuphead
Sep 29, 2017

There is a game worth enjoying in here, if you can deal with periodic frustration. During encounters that are fully defined it's easy to get stuck admiring everything that StudioMDHR has created, and it was more than a good enough reason to turn my Xbox One on. It's because of those parts that are so good that it's really difficult to ignore the glaring issues.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Destiny 2
Sep 15, 2017

Destiny 1 was known for not becoming “fun” until you were already well invested, something that definitely deterred some potential players. The grind was the largest piece of the first game's puzzle, but the dev team hadn't yet figured out how to make that something worthwhile.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Absolver
Aug 30, 2017

If you can deal with a headache here and there, you have something special waiting for you in Absolver. It really is a fun experience once you get the hang of its complexities. But, if you're easily dismayed by issues in a game that requires precision, you may want to hold back, at least for now. I for one will be jumping back in, there are more martial arts for me to learn.

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4 / 5.0 - Agents of Mayhem
Aug 15, 2017

I'll be honest. I expected to come out of Agents of Mayhem wishing that Volition simply made Saints Row V instead. But now? Now I'm looking forward to what other trouble this budding agency can get itself into, and that's saying something.

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Twinfinite
Ishmael Romero
Aug 9, 2017

Still, I must recommend this game, as what it does is very important. To take something like psychosis and give it not only a voice, but a clear picture is not an easy task, yet Ninja Theory has succeeded.

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4 / 5.0 - Tekken 7
May 31, 2017

As I pulled myself away from Tekken 7 to write this review, I was left torn. It gets so many things right, with its combat that feels like a substantial improvement over its predecessors and a solid roster that includes Akuma, one of my favorite fighting game characters of all time.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Injustice 2
May 16, 2017

All in all, Injustice 2 is one seriously impressive package. NetherRealm has never shied away from packing their fighting games with lots of content for players to sink their teeth into and this latest installment is no different.

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3 / 5.0 - Outlast II
Apr 24, 2017

If you loved Outlast for its story and the fact that it stripped away any sense of viable defense, then there's something special waiting for you. The story really does sing. But if you were hoping for something a bit more fresh and different in a genre that has started to become one-note, then you may be disappointed by what Outlast 2 has to offer.

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Twinfinite
Ishmael Romero
Mar 29, 2017

I will say that the end left me with hope for what comes next. The story will definitely pick up if my decisions were anything to go by, and that left me with a bittersweet smile as I watched the credits roll.

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Ishmael Romero
Feb 21, 2017

Overall, Berserk and the Band of the Hawk provides the rich story that fans of the manga and anime will certainly appreciate. Unfortunately, the feel of the gameplay itself captures the unique nature of each character, but never feels like it shares the same soul as the series it’s based on.

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Ishmael Romero
Feb 6, 2017

Digimon World: Next Order is definitely a game for fans who are looking for a challenge. If you’ve always felt you had it in you to take your own Digimon partner and save the digital world, this is certainly a game you should check out.

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Twinfinite
Ishmael Romero

While it’s not the new Kingdom Hearts game that many may have wanted, it’s much more than just a simple collection of old titles or some cheap cash-in. It’s a bridge to what awaits, and I can’t help but feel excited after watching the credits roll for the umpteenth time.

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3 / 5.0 - Yakuza 0
Jan 19, 2017

While it’s far from perfect, Yakuza 0 is a game that fans of the franchise should definitely play. It has the challenging combat and wacky humor that you’d expect, and the story is top-notch.

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Ishmael Romero
4.5 / 5.0 - Final Fantasy XV
Nov 28, 2016

As I moved ever closer to the end, it all started to come together. I was reminded of every struggle, every hardship that had befallen myself and my friends.

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Twinfinite
Ishmael Romero
Nov 23, 2016

Ultimately, it’s difficult to ignore the lacking story and largely dead play areas. If you’re a fan of Dragon Ball in general you’ll find smiles and some fun here, but if you’re looking for an amazing RPG experience, you may want to look elsewhere.

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Ishmael Romero
Nov 14, 2016

It’s great to see how far the games have come in terms of managing all those damn menus, presenting an experience that is true to the source material, and figuring out how to take the combat system and make it fun and fluid. But in the end, it feels a bit too safe.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Watch Dogs 2
Nov 14, 2016

When all was said and done, I was left pleasantly content with what Ubisoft Montreal had accomplished in the two years since the first entry’s release. They managed to retain that core ambition that they had the first time around, but adjusted quite well to the criticisms levied against their project.

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Ishmael Romero
Oct 25, 2016

In the end, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 ends up in an odd way. The combat, mechanics, and visuals are definitely better than its predecessor, as is Conton City and its myriad of quests.

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4 / 5.0 - Mafia 3
Oct 11, 2016

In the end, my vengeance did little more than beget more pain in the city I made mine. Mafia III took me through a grand tale of loss and, in the end, after all of my macho escapades, I was left more empty, realizing no amount of killing could change what was done. For that reason, Mafia III is not a game to be missed by anyone.

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