Ed Thorn


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Unscored - Dragon's Dogma 2
Mar 20, 2024

A grand action RPG adventure where you'll make travel plans and have them disrupted by a vengeful griffin whose wing you'd whacked two hours earlier.

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Mar 11, 2024

A quick adventure with extremely easy puzzling, but it's nonetheless a joy to exist in.

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Unscored - Nightingale
Mar 6, 2024

General clunk, confusing crafting, and a numbers chase make this survival game a tedious grind in its current state.

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Unscored - Skull and Bones
Feb 23, 2024

After 11 years of development, Ubisoft Singapore's open world pirate-venture is a deeply ungenerous live service that's so dull, I'd turn anywhere else for entertainment.

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Unscored - Helldivers II
Feb 13, 2024

Impeccable action and clever details make this a rare breed of live service co-op shooter, where the focus lies squarely on laughter instead of racking up loot.

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Jan 23, 2024

A colossal JRPG that improves on its predecessor in ways big and small, making for an unmissable Hawaiian retreat.

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Dec 6, 2023

A beautiful open world world can't make up for a dull rebellion that succumbs to Ubisoft's by the numbers method.

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Unscored - Knuckle Sandwich
Nov 23, 2023

An indie turn-based RPG with an outstanding world and excellent story beats, but tired pacing and inconsistent combat veer it from fun into seriously frustrating.

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Nov 17, 2023

Despite preying on our nostalgia with strong gunplay and classic maps, added grind, barren zombies, and a heavy price tag make this yet another skippable entry.

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A shorter stop-gap that fills us in on Kiryu's agent activities after his "death", Gaiden's story might be a repetitive shuttle to endless scuffles, but the draw of its minigames is undeniable.

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Unscored - Ghostrunner 2
Oct 23, 2023

If you're entirely composed of fast twitch muscle fibers and boundless patience, you'll love this first-person cyberpunk slasher. You probably won't otherwise.

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Oct 12, 2023

A Soulslike elevated by a magnificent realm-hopping twist, yet chained down by a host of irritating little flaws.

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Unscored - Counter-Strike 2
Oct 4, 2023

Big patch energy and some glaring omissions aside, it's still an FPS that generates thrilling moments and has the framework in place to supersede its predecessor. Just give it time.

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Unscored - Cocoon
Sep 28, 2023

Masterful geography makes this world-hopping puzzler not only a series of clever problems, but a grand exploration of a wonderfully realised cosmic universe.

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Unscored - Lies of P
Sep 19, 2023

An instant must-play for Soulslikers, with fantastic flexibility in its combat and old fashioned rigidity in its challenges.

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Unscored - Turbo Overkill
Aug 10, 2023

Now it's left early access, Turbo Overkill is a retro-styled FPS where copious mutants make excellent grind rails for your chainsaw leg, but its momentum gets bruised by its longer run-time.

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Unscored - Atlas Fallen
Aug 9, 2023

An action adventure with endearing six-out-of-ten jank, carried by weighty combat with heaps of style and customisation.

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Unscored - Exoprimal
Jul 20, 2023

A low-stakes team shooter where racing to slay dinosaurs has its wow moments, only most of them are locked behind a baffling disrespect for one's time.

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Unscored - LEGO 2K Drive
May 18, 2023

A chaotic kart racer with wonderfully imagined open zones, imaginative tracks, and robust building tools, hampered by meaningless live service progression.

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