Rick Lane


38 games reviewed
63.0 average score
65 median score
29.7% of games recommended
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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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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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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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84 / 100 - Anno 1800
Apr 15, 2019

Anno 1800 is a rich and sumptuous city-builder, easily the grandest and deepest Anno to date. Its early game is a wonderfully relaxing experience, while the later stages will have you scratching your mutton-chops and happily stretching your braces in equal measure.

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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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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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77 / 100 - Parkitect
Dec 13, 2018

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

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