Brian Para


6 games reviewed
84.2 average score
85 median score
83.3% of games recommended
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4.75 / 5.0 - CrossCode
Jul 17, 2020

CrossCode is a wonderfully told, and downright fun to play game. Fans of Secret of Mana and similar RPGs will find themselves right at home. CrossCode is full of charm, and with the accessibility sliders available, there is no excuse for not getting your paws on this game and enjoying everything this polished title has to offer. And did we mention it’s coded completely in HTML5? CrossCool!

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4 / 5.0 - Dead Cells
Apr 16, 2019

Masterfully crafted pixel-based visuals, replayability galore, and great controls make Dead Cells a must have for fans of the roguevania genre. For everyone else, be prepared for endure countless deaths, but know that you’ll feel like a badass by the end. Docked or on the go, Dead Cells earns itself a solid 4 meows!

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4.5 / 5.0 - 20XX
Mar 14, 2019

20XX provides many hours of jumping, dashing, and shooting, solo or with a friend. Although the randomized level generation does show patterns after many hours and the wait between stages is a little inconvenient. Batterystaple Games is committed to updating the game, so there is more polish and refinement yet to come. This is an absolute, recommended must-play for any Mega Man X fans! 4.5 loud MEOWS!!!

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Apr 4, 2018

Penny-Punching Princess provides a great amount of replayability, as each mission can be replayed any number of times to capture more monsters, find a missed treasure, or to get a better grade. Backtracking and replaying previous missions is required to create stronger armor to proceed, so be prepared for a bit of grinding to capture enough monsters. The music fits each environment and scene well, from the melodic piano to hard guitar riffs perfectly matches each setting of this game. While some may be turned off by the amount of grinding and somewhat repetitive gameplay, a story this hilarious, gameplay very tight, and the difficulty curve puuuurfect, Penny-Punching Princess is very worthy of a 4.5 out of 5.

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Mar 19, 2018

While quite short, Old Man’s Journey tells a wonderful, if not emotional, story with little puzzles to solve along the way. The graphics present a lovely, transformable landscape that is very aesthetically pleasing and the music fits perfectly with each setting. Unfortunately, as expected with a linear, story based game like this, replayability is not something that is to found here. In addition, the game, whose price is nearly twice as much as other devices, has no extra content that can’t be found elsewhere, which is too bad. Even with that in mind, Old Man’s Journey and the story it tells gets a very emotional 4 out of 5.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Tiny Metal
Feb 23, 2018

The various maps during the campaign, the well written story, and the pace of gameplay (outside of story elements) makes Tiny Metal a great addition to the Switch library of games. Tiny Metal gets a solid 3.5 out of 5. The price point may be a little high at $24.99, especially without multiplayer available, but for fans of this genre, Tiny Metal makes for a wonderful experience.

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