Javier Escribano


19 games reviewed
75.6 average score
73 median score
36.8% of games recommended
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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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70 / 100 - Magic Twins
Mar 18, 2021

Magic Twins is quite an original puzzle game to enjoy in co-op mode with another player (local only), mixing elements from games like Puzzle Bubble or Plants vs. Zombies, in varied levels that balance action and reflexes with strategy. However, the difficulty is often frustrating, specially if you try to play it solo.

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72 / 100 - Mail Mole
Mar 7, 2021

Mail Mole is a 3D platform game that plays a lot like Super Mario 3D World... perhaps too much. Still, it has a good collection of rich levels, and a simple but likeable style. If you want to beat every mark, it is a considerable challenge.

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Feb 22, 2021

We Were Here Together is a "escape room" type of videogame, exclusively for two players online. Communication through voice chat is essential to solve the puzzles, but some of them are not very intuitive and the story is weak. If you've got someone to play with (and a bit of patience) you'll have a very unique experience.

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72 / 100 - Ponpu
Dec 3, 2020

Ponpu, a Bomberman spiritual successor, offers solid fun for up to 4 players in local multiplayer. It falls short with its solo campaing, with good boss fights but insipid levels and unreliable controls. Nevertheless, it's a good choice for social gatherings, that also surprises with its daring monochromatic art design.

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The geneticists at Frontier have managed to "clone" a version of Jurassic World Evolution that fits in Nintendo Switch and works perfectly, with cutbacks in resolution, but the benefit of portability. As a sim game it falls short in creative options, but it makes up for that with a fine campaign, beautiful dinosaurs and tons of fan service.

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Aug 25, 2020

No Straight Roads surprises with its insane yet attractive argument, its likeable protagonists and its eccentric bosses, in long and rich combtes. But it's too short, the difficulty is inconsistent and, in general terms, its gameplay is less solid than its presentation. A case of style over substance, even if it's worth it just for the music alone.

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