Javier Escribano


26 games reviewed
74.2 average score
73 median score
34.6% of games recommended
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Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince has a deep combat and monster breeding system that can become addictive if you're willing to overlook the very low quality of almost all of its sections: graphics, sound, story, level design, and development. Only recommended for those looking for a serious alternative to Pokémon.

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Oct 20, 2023

Gargoyles Remastered is a proper remastering of a Sega Genesis classic (unreleased in Europe) that goes beyond the typical Disney Classic by updating graphics and sound... But that's it: the gameplay is as clunky and frustrating as it was in 1995, and with no extras or galleries, the package is very sloppy.

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Jul 24, 2023

Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara is an opportunity to revisit the world of Summer in Mara but now as a 3D platform game very "nintendero" and without many innovations, but varied and entertaining and with a control system, already seen in Mail Mole, designed with speedruns in mind. You will enjoy them more if you played Summer in Mara.

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Jun 27, 2023

Ghost Trick: Ghost Detective receives a somewhat poor remaster on Switch, PS4, Xbox, and PC, but enough to rediscover an almost forgotten gem from the creator of Ace Attorney. His way of presenting and solving the puzzles is unique in its kind, and the story is exciting and unforgettable. Long live Sissel!

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65 / 100 - Park Beyond
Jun 15, 2023

Park Beyond is a good theme park management simulator, deeper than it seems, but with a differentiating factor (impossible fantasy attractions) that does not convince or compensate for the scarcity of roller coaster models available.

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May 25, 2023

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a commendable game for Daedalic's effort to tell a totally original story in Middle-earth mixing stealth mechanics and platforming, but it makes water on almost all sides: imprecise controls, terrible AI, insipid narrative, outdated level design and graphics from another generation.

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Apr 19, 2023

Advance Wars has always been one of Nintendo's best games, and this double remake of Wayforward (very visually cute and crammed with content) does it justice. It will take you little time to learn its simple and intuitive mechanics, but you will be able to play it for all eternity without getting bored, against the AI or with its infinite multiplayer.

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Sep 27, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo may get a ball at first, but if you persevere in the most tedious the story will end up catching you. It's a reimagining of the 1958 classic, with all-new characters and plots. His connection to Hitchcock is sometimes caught by the hair, but he has a personality of his own and a story that deserves to be told.

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‎Shin chan: My summer with the teacher fulfills its goal of making us feel like children through Shinnosuke's carefree eyes, with the sense of humor of the series, something that fans will love. But its very slow pace and very limited gameplay (it seems like a graphic adventure that almost does not evolve) will not be to everyone's taste.‎

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65 / 100 - Itadaki Smash
Jul 1, 2022

Itadaki Smash is a modest beat 'em up that pays homage to arcade and is fun, despite its brevity and little variety. It does not bring new playable ideas of its own to the genre, but it does attract attention for the design of its enemies, as if they were Japanese food dishes.

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Jun 8, 2022

The best Mario sports game, despite Daisy's absence. It has one of the most fun multiplayer experiences that you can have on Nintendo Switch, both locally and online, that will deliver lots of healthy competition, despite losing some of the charm of the originals and having very few characters, stadiums and single player game modes.

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65 / 100 - Rune Factory 5
Mar 22, 2022

‎Rune Factory 5 can be a very lasting and deep entertainment if you overlook its insufficient graphics, made worse by very questionable artistic design decisions. Their country life may not be so idyllic, and the combat system is very basic in nondescript dungeons. It is not translated into Spanish.‎

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Nov 12, 2021

‎Jurassic World Evolution 2 is bigger and better in every way, even if it looks more like a definitive edition than a sequel. Their campaign doesn't take advantage of the premise of containing wild dinosaurs, and you'll spend most of your time in Nublar and Sorna. But perfect the gameplay with a huge amount of content and that's more than enough.‎

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‎Happy Home Paradise is the answer for those who feel fatigued by Animal Crossing New Horizons. It has a rhythm and a premise that stimulates creativity and generates satisfaction more quickly than the base game, but it is still a relaxing experience that each player will make their own, practically inexhaustible and full of charm and surprises.‎

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85 / 100 - No More Heroes 3
Aug 27, 2021

No More Heroes 3 delivers on the things we would expect from Suda51: a kinetic and addictive combat system that ends up overshadowed by the creative liberties and eccentricities of its creator, leaving a fun but uneven gameplay experience. But the constant experimentation of its mise en scène makes this a stimulating and surprising game.

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Jul 27, 2021

Samurai Warriors 5 is a competent and conventional musou. Forgetting the experiments of Dynasty Warriors 9, it is business as usual, with some new interesting but not revolutionary actions. It has plenty of characters and weapons to keep you grinding to infinity. The gameplay is simple and repetitive, but you probably already knew that by now.

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Olyimpic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Videogame doesn't have many sports, but has enough gameplay variety to keep you entertained with the multiplayer, smashing buttons in atletism or playing arcade versions of football, basketball or baseball. If you're playing solo, it won't last you long.

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71 / 100 - Miitopia
May 28, 2021

A make-up editor for the Mii characters doesn't sound like much, but it makes a huge difference in our perception of Miitopia. Its LIMITLESS possibilities when creating any character reinforce even more the brilliant sense of humor of the game... because the gameplay is way too simple and repetitive to hold your interest for long.

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Apr 28, 2021

‎The gameplay of New Pokémon Snap is the same as in N64, but with more Pokémon, dozens of challenges and a social component of "photo mode" that multiplies its potential. Because of the kind of game it is, it inevitably ends up becoming repetitive, but there's a lot to discover before that happens, and it's a beautiful, relaxing retreat if you're looking for escapism.‎

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Plants vs. Zombies Battle for Neighborville for Nintendo Switch is a really good port, in a technical level, of a fun shooter. It has a good diversity of game modes for single and multiplayer, and a charming art style. We do regret, however, that the game launches on Switch after EA abandoned the game on other platforms.

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