Tiago Sá


19 games reviewed
81.1 average score
85 median score
100.0% of games recommended
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9 / 10.0 - Mini Motorways
Jun 1, 2022

With intuitive mechanics, a calming sound environment and an uncomplicated design, Mini Motorways is the perfect game to relax and at the same time work our gray matter. It's always rewarding to raise our high scores, while our losses are entirely attributable to our lapses in most cases. In the end, this is an addictive and cozy game that deserves the attention of all enthusiasts of the genre and will reward you for the time you invest in it.

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May 25, 2022

Rationally, several aspects detract from the overall quality of the set: a Wii Sports Resort-level amount of sports would be desirable, and decisions such as limiting play with friends to TV Mode and a disproportionate emphasis on online mode can conflict with the experience. Yet, this appreciation and conditioning are out of line with the reality of playing Nintendo Switch Sports: this sequel marks the successful return of the addictive fun of Wii Sports, especially with friends, but surprisingly also with strangers via the online mode.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Lila's Sky Ark
May 11, 2022

Nothing in Lila's Sky Ark is offensive or frustrating to the player. Still, likewise, nothing is remarkable or exemplary. Our adventure through the beautiful world of Lila regularly leaves us to think of the potential that this game would have, if it have been studied or developed more deeply in regards to its challenges, mechanics and its a more appealing story. As such, this game ends up being a harmless way to spend a few hours, without anything that significantly distinguishes it from other games of the genre.

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Apr 13, 2022

It may have taken decades to get the first Kirby 3D finally delivered into our hands, but the wait was definitely worth it. While playing Kirby and the Forgotten Land, we even feel that HAL Laboratory spent all these years developing Kirby in 3D. Not only the intuitiveness of the gameplay, but also the level of quality and polish are elements that boasts the adventure from start to finish. Not satisfied with being a perfect adaptation of Kirby to 3D environments, Kirby and the Forgotten Land also introduces a series of novelties that reaffirm the potential of the next games. All this, while establishing it as a refreshing and fun experience, that promises to put a smile on the lips of any player.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Metroid Dread
Dec 23, 2021

How you'll enjoy Metroid Dread depends on what you're expecting from the game. If you want a traditional Metroid experience, don't hesitate, because that's exactly what Metroid Dread is. In addition to following the formula of the classics to the letter, Dread introduces us to the most versatile and agile Samus in the series, majestic and challenging bosses, and an HD presentation that is a treat for the eyes. But we were hoping to find in Dread some kind of evolution of the formula, a wish that we don't deem unfair considering the indie titles of the same genre which managed successfully to improve the formula's potential. Metroid Dread seems to have been created in a bubble, so much so that the only innovation that MercurySteam has introduced is a new type of enemies, the seven E.M.M.I., which poetically exhaust their originality in minutes.

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Dec 13, 2021

With Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon, Yacht Club Games has made its versatility evident in creating gameplay radically different from Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, without losing a hint of the quality that made the developer's original game so acclaimed. The end result is a phenomenal and refined puzzle game that is complex without being alienating and has a variety of options to enhance the fun of both novice and experienced players alike. Just missing extra modes that put rules or special events in normal gameplay, thus increasing the (already immense) replayability value.

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Although the story and combat mechanics shine in Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water, the predictability of this game means that this horror title, in a short time, loses any kind of impact on the player. The new features that the remastering introduces do nothing to mitigate this problem, as they do not influence the gameplay itself. What's more, this version is marred by performance issues that severely tarnish the experience, especially in TV mode.

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Nov 15, 2021

Combining some of the best mini games, board games and mechanics in the series, alongside pertinent quality of life improvements, a surprisingly competent online multiplayer system and an audiovisual makeover, Mario Party Superstars stands out quite positively from the last decades' titles of the series. In fact, we could consider that the only significant disappointment is in regards to the unsatisfactory amount of boards included. Despite this, the quality of the content covered makes this compilation not only one of the best games in the series, but also one of Switch's most fun and addictive party games.

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Oct 21, 2021

I wish I had a 20-year celebration this great. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania is an amazing homage to the series legacy, as it brings back more than 300 levels from the original games with superb controls, polish and presentation, and at the same time introduces new additions which modernize the package and increase its replay value.

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Oct 16, 2021

Each of the short games included in Short Games Collection #1 delivers truly different experiences, and generally fulfills Nerd Monkeys' stated purpose of quickly giving the player something to think about. However, the value of this set is affected by the existence and accessibility of the PC versions, and because there are no major additions. A larger amount of games in the set or extrinsic bonuses such as "making of" videos would be fundamental to make the package more appetizing.

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Sep 27, 2021

Whenever Wario and company jump to a new console, we know we can count on unparalleled fun in hundreds of microgames. Get it Together! not only fulfills our expectations, but it also brings unexpected and welcome innovations to the series. For the first time in WarioWare history, we can share this experience with friends in real time, in over 200 microgames as unique and hilarious as we could have hoped for. WarioWare: Get it Together! is a fantastic experience on Switch, which elevates the base gameplay of the series and only falters because it doesn't take advantage of the rich Switch hardware.

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With The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Zelda fans will be able to experience a phenomenal adventure with captivating characters, ingenious puzzles and an unparalleled combat system, this time without the main aspects that degrade the game on Wii. It still has certain flaws, and while some of them are necessary to preserve the integrity of the original experience, others result from poor remastering choices. Still, Skyward Sword HD is undoubtedly the definitive version of one of the best Wii titles.

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Aug 9, 2021

After half a decade of without Ace Attorney games, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles not only quenches the thirst for a quality adventure in the courtroom, but also gives us a fresh look at the serie's potential, by introducing a charismatic new cast, unprecedented mechanics and a cultural paradigm. Both longtime fans and newcomers to the series will love this great and complete package.

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10 / 10.0 - Hollow Knight
Feb 1, 2021

Hollow Knight is a majestic experience that only gets better the more we play it; an adventure that trusts in us to unravel its world without ever being condescending or unfair. Undoubtedly, it shines as one of the best experiences in a genre known for its excellence.

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Jan 27, 2021

Super Mario 3D World and Bowser’s Fury are two faces of the same coin, two adventures opposite in structure yet connected by their primary goal: providing players with the purest and most polished fun. If you have not experienced it on Wii U, this is an obligatory game; if you played it before, the great adjustments made to the original game and the inclusion of the stellar Bowser Fury may be enough to convince you to revisit one of the greatest Nintendo games in the last decade.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Nov 28, 2020

Pikmin 3 was already a delightful and charming adventure on Wii U, and it has only gotten better with the jump to the Nintendo Switch. It was a pleasure to revisit this polished and relaxing experience, especially considering the several adjustments made to improve quality-of-life and to make it more gratifying to both newcomers and veterans. Couple that with a sizable dose of side content, Pikmin 3 Deluxe is an excellent addition to the Switch's expanding library and it's probably the Wii U port most deserving of the subtitle "Deluxe" since Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

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Risky’s Revenge is a traditional Shantae experience, on a smaller scale. This is indeed a fun metroidvania with all the humour and charm of the latest Shantae games, a well-built world, and a unique cast. However, it’s difficult to forget we’re face to face with an old game, as compared to later entries Risky’s Revenge features less variety, an annoyingly simplistic map system and, of course, the several small improvements that WayForward made to the series with this game’s successors.

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Jul 27, 2020

Paper Mario: The Origami King is a delightful and rich adventure throughout, with tons of variety and an amazing sense of humour. It is easy to recommend playing it for its memorable mishaps and a story that, while simple, has clearly been given the attention that was sorely missed in the past two games. The Origami King is, though, blemished by the basic and superfluous battle system that clearly didn’t go the extra mile to attain depth and a sense of purpose.

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Many might be afraid that Bug Fables, with its prolific use of the traditional Paper Mario mechanics, might be nothing more than a cheap imitation of an all-time classic. However, that could not be farther from the truth: Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling is a superb experience with attention to detail in all its components. Its adventure honours everything that made Paper Mario great and even surpasses it in some areas, all while presenting us with a new world and characters we genuinely care about.

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