Oli Welsh


50 games reviewed
77.9 average score
80 median score
54.2% of games recommended
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Unscored - Dorfromantik
Apr 30, 2022

This is all welcome, and it makes Dorfromantik a more complete and rewarding experience. But really, this is one of those games for which early-access status was a bit of a misnomer, not because it had no room to improve or features to add, but because its premise was so fully, perfectly realized from the start. Add too much to it, or do anything that might disturb its delicate balance between friction and flow, between logic and naturalism, and it would have been ruined. But the Toukana team knows better than that. They are at peace, strolling through the countryside of the mind.

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Unscored - Gran Turismo 7
Mar 2, 2022

Aging gracefully, Polyphony’s racing series has never seemed more like itself

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Recommended - Forza Horizon 5
Nov 4, 2021

Playground Games delivers yet another gorgeous and enveloping pocket holiday, smartly restructured but reassuringly unchanged.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Diablo II: Resurrected
Oct 5, 2021

You can't fault the craft of this painstaking remaster, and the game itself still has an ornery magnetism - but Diablo 2 is showing its age.

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Dec 22, 2020

A far-out new expansion and major levelling revamp see Blizzard's veteran online world riding a new wave of popularity.

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Jun 12, 2020

Can a slick, mainstream action game really reckon with the violence that drives it? The answer is yes - messily, but powerfully.

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Jan 28, 2020

Cardboard Computer's elusive adventure game gets a final episode and a console edition, but don't wolf it all down at once.

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Recommended - Death Stranding
Nov 1, 2019

Hideo Kojma's first post-Metal Gear game is a messy, indulgent vanity project - but also a true original.

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Recommended - Telling Lies
Aug 21, 2019

Telling Lies, by contrast, is but a second baby step into uncharted territory: a little wobbly, a little naive. But definitely courageous and exciting.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Anthem
Feb 26, 2019

Beautiful, broken, with flashes of brilliance, Anthem is a disorganised mess in search of a reason to be.

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Nov 7, 2018

The worst of pretentious story games and brainless beat-em-ups combined - with an insulting gimmick that's all its own.

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No Recommendation / Blank - GRIP: Combat Racing
Nov 2, 2018

The 'spiritual successor' industry reaches deep into the 90s game cupboard with this futuristic racer. Should we start asking why?

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Recommended - Forza Horizon 4
Oct 1, 2018

Another sumptuous, endlessly entertaining automotive playground, but its shift into 'shared-world' online gaming is only a partial success.

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No Recommendation / Blank - The Crew 2
Jun 29, 2018

Despite the flashy boats and planes, this sequel to the ambitious open-world racing game is underdeveloped where it counts.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Detroit: Become Human
May 24, 2018

Its big themes are glibly handled, though this is still Quantic Dream's most credible and satisfying interactive yarn by far.

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No Recommendation / Blank - A Way Out
Mar 29, 2018

Fresh presentation and admirable dedication to its big idea can't save this two-player adventure from mediocrity.

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Jan 30, 2018

A melancholy masterpiece is reborn in this faithful and breathtakingly beautiful remake.

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Recommended - Shadowhand
Dec 8, 2017

Blending solitaire with role-playing, combat and a racy, buccaneering plot, Shadowhand is a delight - and a true British eccentric.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier
Nov 24, 2017

The apes are charismatic and the storyline is passable, but this interactive drama tie-in forgets to find a role to cast the player in.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Hidden Agenda
Nov 22, 2017

Supermassive's dour whodunnit is a poor vehicle for PlayLink's experiment in multiplayer narrative - a woeful mismatch of genre and form.

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