Rick Lane


29 games reviewed
60.5 average score
60 median score
35.7% of games recommended

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Recommended - Ion Fury
Aug 14, 2019

A thrillingly authentic take on the first-person shooter's 90s heyday, delivered with nerdish enthusiasm.

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No Recommendation / Blank - The Blackout Club
Jul 31, 2019

Impressive heritage and a handful of neat ideas bubble beneath this co-op horror, though they're both ultimately squandered.

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Guardian
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The Nazi-splattering franchise returns, with thoughtful level design compensating for a lack of true play flexibility

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No Recommendation / Blank - My Friend Pedro
Jun 20, 2019

In the end, My Friend Pedro's two halves of the banana reveal the perilous balancing act of game design. The first half is a stellar example of how to build an action game, of how to engender a sense of creativity through the player's toolset, and how to bake seamless flow into complex and challenging environments. The second half isn't quite the opposite of that, but it tries much too hard to be clever, with humour that's less goofy and more edgy, and level design that's too exacting in its structure.

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Guardian
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May 14, 2019

With weapons including a firestorm revolver, the shooting is thrilling and stupendously violent – but the vast post-apocalyptic setting is a letdown

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Apr 30, 2019

The extreme violence will deter some, but this over-the-top fighter has brains as well as shock value

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No Recommendation / Blank - Imperator: Rome
Apr 25, 2019

The systems run as deep as ever in Paradox's latest effort, though the personality isn't quite there.

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PC Gamer
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84 / 100 - Anno 1800
Apr 15, 2019

Despite an annoying story mode, Anno 1800 is the biggest and best entry in the series to date.

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Guardian
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Feb 22, 2019

BioWare's shooter jets promisingly into battle on a stunning alien world, but what unfolds is patchy

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Guardian
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Feb 13, 2019

The latest in the survivalist shooter game series takes you out of Moscow on a touching, tragic and engaging journey

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PC Gamer
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77 / 100 - Parkitect
Dec 13, 2018

Parkitect offers a well constructed attraction, even if the ride is overly familiar.

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PC Gamer
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Nov 21, 2018

Riddled with bugs and bizarre mechanics, Underworld Ascendant is a bafflingly poor debut from OtherSide Entertainment.

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Guardian
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Sep 3, 2018

Spidey swings through the canyons of Manhattan in eye-popping style, but the set-piece supervillain showdowns are confused and messy

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Guardian
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Jun 7, 2018

Pitting you as a doctor turned bloodsucker protecting London from other vampires, this action role-player only fitfully explores its moral setup

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No Recommendation / Blank - Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
Feb 19, 2018

The 90s classic has never looked better, but beneath the makeover it can creak.

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Guardian
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This lush and dynamic RPG prides itself on the historical accuracy of its recreation of 15th-century feudal Bohemia

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Eurogamer
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Sep 22, 2017

A CRPG of unparalleled breadth and dynamism, Original Sin 2 is Larian's masterpiece.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Friday the 13th: The Game
Jun 1, 2017

A thrilling and creative multiplayer horror, Friday the 13th's compelling emergent play is hindered by a half-baked launch.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Strafe
May 9, 2017

A gleefully gory throwback to 90s shooters wrapped in a rogue-like shell, Strafe is let down by uneven pacing and underwhelming guns.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Take On Mars
Feb 23, 2017

Swathed in atmosphere and crammed with detail, Take on Mars is let down by frequent bugs and some enormously frustrating design decisions.

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