Ali Haider


88 games reviewed
74.2 average score
75 median score
72.7% of games recommended
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Feb 27, 2024

Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash falls significantly short, delivering an underwhelming and superficial gaming experience that fails to leverage the rich potential of its source material.

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Feb 16, 2024

Granblue Fantasy: Relink transitions from mobile to console and PC, offering a balanced mix of action-oriented combat and deep storytelling that competes with top RPGs like Final Fantasy. Despite minor exploration and performance issues, its compelling narrative, striking visuals, and innovative blend of single-player and live-service elements make it a standout title in the RPG genre.

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7 / 10.0 - Fae Farm
Feb 15, 2024

All in all, Fae Farm is an excellent choice for those who enjoy farming simulation games with a touch of adventure. While it might not reach the heights of the genre, there is still plenty to offer here.

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8 / 10.0 - Lil Guardsman
Feb 15, 2024

Lil' Guardsman is a standout indie game that combines humor, strategy, and point-and-click elements, presenting a compelling story of a girl guarding her town. Its gameplay is enriched with decision-making, gadgets, and a time-control feature, offering replayability and a diverse character cast set in a visually stunning world reminiscent of Disney's Gravity Rush, making it a memorable experience on portable platforms like the Steam Deck

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Jan 12, 2024

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown marks a significant shift from the series' traditional 3D action and platforming to a Metroidvania-style game with cell-shaded art and side-scrolling combat. Despite initial skepticism from fans, its exceptional platforming, engaging gameplay, and return to the series' roots have made it an unexpected hit, offering a fresh experience while maintaining the essence of the beloved franchise.

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Dec 18, 2023

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora by Ubisoft Massive is a visually stunning game with unique gameplay elements, distinct from the Far Cry series. It offers immersive exploration and narrative depth in the Avatar universe, despite some technical issues and narrative shortcomings.

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Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince presents an innovative twist to the Dragon Quest spin-off series, focusing on monster collection and battling with a unique progression system, although it falls short in narrative depth and visual presentation. The game shines in its engaging monster synthesis and combat mechanics, offering depth for enthusiasts of strategy and monster recruitment, but is let down by subpar graphics and an underdeveloped story.

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Nov 15, 2023

Tales of Arise: Beyond The Dawn plays it safe, extending its universe for devoted fans without breaking new ground. While it commendably develops characters and retains an engaging combat system, the expansion stretches a thin narrative over an extensive playtime, potentially leaving those craving a richer story unsatisfied.

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Nov 12, 2023

Star Ocean: The Second Story R rejuvenates the classic JRPG with modern graphics and a dual protagonist system, offering a visually appealing and immersive narrative experience. Its enhanced combat system and quality-of-life improvements cater to both series veterans and newcomers.

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Nov 4, 2023

Baby Shark: Sing & Swim Party offers a visually appealing and engaging experience for young fans of the Baby Shark phenomenon, but its limited gameplay and repetitive content may not sustain interest for long periods. While the game succeeds in capturing the essence of PinkFong's Baby Shark through its art style and animation, it falls short in providing a compelling and varied gameplay experience.

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Oct 8, 2023

Super Bomberman R 2 excels in delivering a rich multiplayer experience, introducing innovative modes like a 64-player battle royale and Castle mode for strategic base-building. However, the game's single-player story mode falls short, offering repetitive gameplay and a forgettable narrative that doesn't quite ignite the fuse for a compelling solo adventure.

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Oct 4, 2023

Assassin's Creed Mirage revitalizes the franchise by refocusing on stealth and assassination, set against the richly detailed backdrop of 9th-century Baghdad. While it modernizes the series' core mechanics and offers a compelling narrative, it retains some gameplay elements from its predecessor, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which may not appeal to those seeking a completely new experience.

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Sep 30, 2023

Separate Ways enriches the Resident Evil 4 Remake by spotlighting Ada Wong and offering distinct gameplay, all at a commendable price point. A must-buy for both newcomers and series veterans.

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Sep 26, 2023

Disgaea 7 marks a successful revival of the franchise's core strengths, blending its signature over-the-top gameplay mechanics with a fresh Samurai-themed narrative. While staying true to its roots, the game introduces new character classes and innovative features like "Jumbification," offering both long-time fans and newcomers a rich, strategically demanding experience that feels both nostalgic and novel.

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Sep 24, 2023

Ghostpia is a visual novel that explores the life of Sayoko in a town inhabited by unique ghosts, offering rich world-building but limited interactivity.

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Sep 24, 2023

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle, the second installment in the Daymare series, shows signs of improvement over its predecessor but still falls short of greatness. While the game maintains its core identity as a horror-centric, third-person shooter, it struggles with repetitive gameplay and a lack of narrative depth. Despite its flaws, it offers a reasonable budget option for fans of the genre.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Immortals of Aveum
Sep 4, 2023

Immortals of Aveum shines with Unreal Engine 5 graphics and a deep magic system, but falls short in narrative depth.

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9 / 10.0 - Baldur's Gate 3
Aug 12, 2023

Baldur's Gate 3 is a remarkable RPG milestone. Inspired by Dungeons & Dragons 5e, it offers an engaging blend of turn-based combat, intricate storytelling, and top-notch visuals. The game caters to various players with its character customization, multiplayer options, and unique RNG mechanics. Its exploration, NPC relationships, moral decisions, and diverging paths add to the replay value.

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie delivers an impressive finale to the Crossbell/Erebonia saga, offering a sophisticated narrative skillfully spread across three distinct story arcs and an ample cast. Its refined combat system, coupled with a wealth of replayable content, makes it an essential pick for JRPG enthusiasts, despite needing context from preceding installments for the full experience.

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We Love Katamari REROLL + Reverie is a remastered version of the original game that offers enhanced visuals, improved performance, and new content, providing a unique and enjoyable gaming experience with its innovative control scheme and engaging challenges. However, the game's replay value is somewhat hampered by the repetitive humor and chatter from the King of All Cosmos, and the new content, while enriching the backstory, introduces a significant difficulty spike that may frustrate players who haven't mastered the controls.

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