Juliana Paiva Zapparoli


35 games reviewed
70.9 average score
80 median score
48.6% of games recommended
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9 / 10.0 - DISTRAINT 2
Aug 1, 2020

Distraint 2 is a simple and efficient adventure game with beautiful graphics and exquisite soundtrack. I venture to say that the title goes even further: it is a journey that teaches us about the importance of overcoming pain and looking for hope in the most difficult moments. Despite being a short title (approximately two hours), it is an observation on having faith, understanding our fears, insecurity and remorse, in addition to analyzing the role of greed and ambition in our life.

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Aug 18, 2020

With impeccable gameplay, 23 characters, various game modes, great local multiplayer, several improvements over the original console and a virtually infinite replayability factor, King of Fighters R-2 is highly recommended for fighting fans and a must-have game for enthusiasts of The King of Fighters franchise, not only for its historical value, but for the hours and hours of fun that the port provides.

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9 / 10.0 - Gnosia
Mar 17, 2021

Overcoming obstacles to reach the truth is the main motto of Gnosia, which can be translated into the Latin expression “through the difficulties for the stars”. With quick matches that can be completed in 20 minutes or less, you can feel the tension of playing a multiplayer in single player mode. With a sci-fi ambience that abuses the theory of the multiverse, this indie is, above all, an intriguing continuous experience, sometimes a little repetitive, that promises to arrest the player from beginning to end. In addition to stimulating logical capacity, the title presents another point of view on parallel universes that can even put our own existence in check. Are loops a metaphor for life?

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9 / 10.0 - Overboard!
Jun 13, 2021

Although it doesn't follow the same line as How to Get Away with Murder, Overboard! has a plot with several endings that vary according to the actions chosen during the campaign. With balanced humor and suspense, immersive soundtrack and unique artistic style, this adventure game challenges the player's logical thinking in every run. Will Veronica be able to get her late husband's money to live in freedom in New York?

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9 / 10.0 - LoveChoice
Sep 27, 2021

Love is a feeling that demands concession from everyone involved, the maxim of give and take. Loving someone means that sometimes it is necessary to let the loved one go. It also means trust and respect, recognizing your and others' limits. These are exactly the sensations, the nuances of this complex feeling, which LoveChoice manages to convey in an interactive visual novel composed of three believable stories and delivered with a beautiful and immersive audiovisual presentation. Because love is sweet and bitter at the same time.

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Nov 1, 2021

Corpse Party (2021) brings to the current generation the acclaimed horror game that is still a reference in the genre. Although some extra settings could have been added in order to make the player more comfortable during the game, such as a mini map and more language options, the well-constructed atmosphere and the tension transmitted without any difficulty make Corpse Party be revisited yet another time, both by those who already know the franchise and by those who have never had contact with it.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Touhou Spell Bubble
Dec 13, 2020

Touhou Spell Bubble is an excellent rhythm puzzle that combines two franchises from different genres in a unique way, in addition to having a vast cast of artists and voice actors. Even though it is a niche game and more meaningful only to Touhou fans, the spin-off is full of fun and fantastic replayability that can be extended with the local multiplayer. With music and settings for all tastes, it is an unusual mix that works well - and, of course, it can serve as a gateway to the fantastic universe created by ZUN.

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Jun 25, 2021

With several qualities of life from current mobile games and facilitating mechanics, Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny retains the elements that made the franchise famous, but unfortunately suffers from serious performance issues arising from the graphics. Even with that big flaw, the title has everything to be one of the best games in the series so far, not because of its history (which was never Disgaea's strong point), but because it allows new players to feel comfortable in a strategy RPG famous for its absurd numbers and practically infinite grinding.

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Aug 10, 2021

Shadowverse: Champion's Battle is a TCG with very newbie friendly RPG elements. Unlike other franchises in the genre, Cygames hit the nail on the head by creating a game accessible to all types of players, whether or not they are familiar with Shadowverse and its rules. At the same time, the game manages to remain faithful to the PC and smartphone version, and has the attractiveness of the “anime style”, breaking the seriousness that TCGs usually have. The title also ends up being a good option for a younger target audience, thanks to the charisma of the characters and the special effects in each duel, but without leaving the more veterans and completionists aside.

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8 / 10.0 - Turmoil
Sep 13, 2020

Turmoil is very agile and fun, with mechanics that are simple and challenging at the same time. Contrasting steps that combine long-term planning and quick decision making, the title is recommended for players who prefer that dose of action during the strategy.

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Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut is not just “another one” in the Switch library: it's a game with its own style, charisma and identity that arrives at the hybrid ten years after its original release and relives the magic of one of the best adventures of the half-genie without giving up the charm of the 16-bit era.

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Nov 10, 2020

The Language of Love lives up to Teilhard de Chardin's famous phrase. With a light and believable narrative that addresses diverse themes present in our daily lives and characters with whom it is possible to identify to a greater or lesser degree, the visual novel is a great option for those who just want an uncompromising and touching reading about the difficulties to create relationships, romantic or not, in adulthood - and, above all, about how they impact people's lives.

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8 / 10.0 - Wildfire
Dec 3, 2020

Wildfire is a very interesting stealth and platform puzzle title. The game requires agility, planning and cunning in the right dose, and its rich mechanics in the use of the elements encourages the player to be creative and try out new solutions, which adds a great factor of replayability. Yes, there are some problems, such as very small graphics and some FPS drops; however, considering also the fun local multiplayer and the wide accessibility options, it is a more than recommended experience.

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Dec 29, 2020

Despite not having the replayability factor, Touhou Luna Nights is a metroidvania that delivers frantic action from start to finish, without leaving aside the original game on which it was based. With a history of its own, there is no need to get to know Touhou in depth to take advantage of this mind-blowing spin-off that can please both experienced and novice players.

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May 10, 2021

Death end re; Quest is a game that reinvents its genre with metalanguage and the mix between different types of games. Without any serious performance problem, it has an immersive and immersive history, being a good option for those who want to escape the traditionalism of RPGs or even for those who like technology in general.

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8 / 10.0 - Graviter
Jul 5, 2021

As a whole, Graviter is a great choice for puzzle fans. Rich in possibilities and with a very attractive aesthetic in the combination of backgrounds and effects, it is certainly a good experience for those who just want to spend quality time between an adventure in the Mushroom Kingdom or a walk around Hyrule. With fair challenges, we have a game that certainly calls attention to the utmost care, especially regarding the functional physics and satisfactory trajectories to watch when reaching the objective of each map.

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Jul 26, 2021

Musou fans will surely enjoy all the features Samurai Warriors 5 offers, and new players will have no problem following the story. The gameplay is very fluid, the audiovisual presentation is dazzling and the story doesn't leave any loose ends, besides being a treat for history lovers. Unfortunately, the negative points, especially the camera control, harm the gameplay. It's up to the player to decide whether or not it's worth venturing into the Sengoku period, especially because Samurai Warriors 5 doesn't present anything new compared to other musou games.

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Agatha Christie — Hercule Poirot: The First Cases brings an original story, but it's a worthy homage to the Queen of Crime. With a gameplay and plot that are both interesting and compelling employing logical reasoning, it's hard not to feel yourself in the actual role of a young, but eccentric detective Hercule Poirot, whose method to solve crimes is explored faithfully. Maybe it'll be better appreciated by the fans of Agatha Christie, who are already used to her narrative style, but it can be enjoyed by all police novel fans.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Moero Crystal H
Sep 23, 2020

Because it contains visual appeal and highly suggestive content, Moero Crystal H is a title that sells itself through the fanservice and lives up to that, especially in mini-games, but does not give up the RPG genre to prioritize the notorious trope tits and butt (and, of course, underwear). Even though it is colorful and captivating, it is still a niche game, due to the subgenre dungeon crawler that may not please everyone, and aimed at a male target audience. Thus, I am proof that, if well designed and built, the fanservice can both amuse and attract women.

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Sep 18, 2021

BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites gives the player the painful and pleasurable experiences that classics like Castlevania, The Prince of Persia and The Lion King still guarantee today. The frenetic action got even better with the audiovisual improvements — although the art style might not suit everyone — but the game remains an excellent example of take it or leave it, such is its difficulty. Fans of gratuitous violence can certainly feel the appeal of BloodRayne, but only platformer lovers of the 80s and 90s will be able to take full advantage of the dhampir adventure.

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