Jonathan Leo


155 games reviewed
75.0 average score
80 median score
91.6% of games recommended
90 / 100 - Stray
Jul 19, 2022

Stray succeeds because it’s an engrossing adventure title with atmosphere, well-made aesthetics, a cool but not quite on-the-nose plot about a crumbled society trying to break out of its self-made chains, and some great adventure gaming gameplay that mixes puzzles with cat grace action. And it's a game made for cat people and lovers in mind.

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70 / 100 - Spidersaurs
Jul 14, 2022

Fans who miss an actual Contra game can find Spidersaurs to be a great substitute, from its controls to its unforgiving-yet-kinda-fair gameplay.

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80 / 100 - DNF Duel
Jul 1, 2022

DNF Duel is flashy, easy to get into, and has enough content to keep you entertained. While I feel that the game could use a tad more content beyond Story Mode and a few other challenges that are pretty standard, it's at least a bit more substantial than Guilty Gear Strive's launch version.

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70 / 100 - Sonic Origins
Jun 23, 2022

Long story short: if you're not an avid collector of the Blue Blur, Sonic Origins is a good place as any to start with the best Sonic games available. [...]As for the rest who has seen a lot that's offered by Sega back in the day up to now? You could do worse.

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80 / 100 - The Quarry
Jun 16, 2022

The Quarry is not a huge game-changer in the genre, but it's a well-made one and is a big step up. It's definitely worth a purchase as long as you know what you're going into.

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TMNT: Shredder's Revenge is a hella fun and cheery beat-em-up that feels meaty and doesn't wear out its welcome, especially with friends. And when's the last time you've touched a Ninja Turtles game with this much love dedicated to the franchise and its 90s 16-bit & arcade video game legacy? Exactly.

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90 / 100 - Souldiers
May 31, 2022

If you want the kind of game that makes you suffer and enjoy it, consider enlisting Souldiers and its fantasy trappings.

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50 / 100 - Kao the Kangaroo
May 27, 2022

Kao's 2022 venture is serviceable and by-the-numbers at best. Its developers have their hearts in the right place in using this 2000s mascot in their new 3D platformer reboot, but this sure isn't even a bronze medal effort if we're being honest.

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May 10, 2022

Chalk this 2D action RPG platformer under the “charming and inoffensive” category of entertainment. At the very least, this diversion from the actual Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes game will at least be worth 10 hours or so of your time.

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80 / 100 - Loot River
May 3, 2022

Loot River is a heckuva fun time if you don’t mind squinting your eyes every once in a while to see your player character doing his action RPG thing. The concept of moving platforms you’re on with the right analog stick while simultaneously attacking enemies on-screen, adjusting your positioning or even hightailing it when the action gets too hot, is overall exhilarating.

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70 / 100 - Young Souls
Apr 7, 2022

Young Souls is certainly no Streets of Rage 4, but it's still worthy of your time if you like more RPGing and loot-collecting in your 2D beat-em-up experience.

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Apr 1, 2022

The Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster is a masterclass on how a company should handle its JRPG legacy, especially if it’s a game as monumental as this.

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Mar 23, 2022

Long story short: immerse yourself into the Wonderlands if you fancy a long-term first-person shooter loot-driven RPG experience. You won't regret it.

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You could do worse than with Square Enix's brave new venture into Soulslike territory that's roughly 20 hours or less depending on your skill level. I personally would love to see Team Ninja continue on with this take on Final Fantasy, but with better level design and a less banal plot thread that's a bit more accessible to non-fans.

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80 / 100 - ANNO: Mutationem
Mar 17, 2022

Long story short: I'd definitely recommend this beautiful and fine-playing 2.5D pixel-esque action title if you need a 2022-made cyberpunk-laden experience.

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Mar 8, 2022

For the price of US$14.99, Ghostrunner’s new DLC offers a good amount of high-octane stages and challenges, not to mention a new character playstyle that’s not too different but still fun. If you crave more Ghostrunner parkour and slice-and-dicing, you’ll want to jump into this neon-lit thrill ride.

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100 / 100 - Elden Ring
Feb 23, 2022

Elden Ring is a triumph in game design. I respect and like Elden Ring and From Software for sticking to its guns but also adding in much-welcome changes and additions to make it more “accessible”.

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Feb 19, 2022

KOF XV is what you want from a series that's getting a second wind in a post-pandemic fighting game world: mandatory rollback netcode, great online fighting, a good roster that caters to old-school fans and a few new characters that add a bit more flavour, and all-around breakneck speed and depth.

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70 / 100 - Grapple Dog
Feb 12, 2022

Grapple Dog may not be wholly innovative, groundbreaking, and meaty, but it is a fun and bright diversion for what it's worth.

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90 / 100 - Sifu
Feb 6, 2022

Sifu is definitely the 2022 current-gen spiritual successor to Karateka in plot and design, but with kung-fu, naturally. If you jive with that concept and its unrelenting challenges, go all out with this showdown.

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