Mário Carvalho


14 games reviewed
79.6 average score
78 median score
50.0% of games recommended
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7.5 / 10.0 - Wing of Darkness
Jun 6, 2021

Wing of Darkness manages to put together a script with consistent evolution and characters who develop a captivating relationship that result in impressive endings. Taking into account its graphic limitations, the gameplay reinforces the fun potential of air combat simulators, a type of game little explored in the current industry or underused in other genres. This makes it a fun option for fans and a good entry point for beginners due to the simplicity of the missions.

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Jun 1, 2021

Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards manages to bring a mostly positive experience, mainly due to the great narrative baggage inherited from comic books and the cultural richness of Mesoamerica during the colonization period. The feeling of a plot with the potential to present better results is notorious, due to the lack of side missions to expand and detail the universe presented here to the player. For an initial game that seeks to reach an audience that is not necessarily integrated with the comic book universe, it deserved a little more work in this regard. Still, in the end, the title is able to entertain, especially Diablo fans.

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May 19, 2021

Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield easily joins my list of indies that are worth trying out. The constant use of the soundtrack to give an immersive rhythm to the experience is something that is constantly explored in the games industry, however, there are few cases that manage to stand out like this. Its basic gameplay gives accessibility to different audiences while allowing for a considerable level of challenge. Its only counterpoints are the short campaign duration and the lack of a cooperative mode that could take advantage of the dynamic camera transition feature.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Outriders
Apr 16, 2021

Outriders tend to suffer at some points, as well as other cases of games that have mirrored established franchises. The game manages to be successful in taking references and using them to follow its own path. Its frantic gameplay, the protagonist's distinctive charisma, the absence of microtransactions and a robust and complete story, unlike other games that tend to divide the content, help to balance these points, making the experience promising and attractive for veterans and beginners who seek a friendly gateway to the genre.

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Apr 6, 2021

Nanotale – Typing Chronicles manages to transform the simple act of typing into something challenging and fun. The game has an impressive the number of words, which can undoubtedly help to increase our vocabulary. Rosalind's adventure sticks to the old recipe of the hero predestined to solve the world's problems, but it is carried out in a charming way. Taking into account the small bugs, those who enjoy adventure and RPG in real time will find in this title a gameplay with a reasonable plot, but which surprises by the gameplay totally out of the curve.

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7.5 / 10.0 - For Sparta
Mar 23, 2021

Playing For Sparta automatically reminded me of those endless minigames that we played as kids that increased the difficulty as we progressed. This formula still works well these days and this game brings a high level of difficulty as we survive the days. Combinations of opponents become increasingly challenging, requiring skill from the player and a bit of luck finding good improvements. Eventually, you will be more than familiar with all types of opponents, and the only the goal becomes achieving the highest score possible. This can diminish interest in the title, but without invalidating its potential.

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The idea of controlling the furious werewolves and all their destructive potential in video games has always seemed very cool to me, although it has never been properly explored. Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood manages to convey that feeling very well, making each encounter a brutally fun moment. Even with the negative points raised, I consider Cahal's journey an excellent choice for those looking for a good hack and slash action game and an unmissable adventure for fans of the genre.

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8 / 10.0 - Unto the End
Dec 18, 2020

Unto the End is very successful in placing the player in its atmosphere. The movement, the protagonist's breathing , the mysterious scenarios untouched by the man convey the feeling of struggling to survive in a strange place. It is undoubtedly one of the most difficult titles I've ever had the opportunity to play, where the simplest of creatures represents a potential danger.

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Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues proves to be an excellent option for those who enjoy the good old beat ‘em up genre. Up to two players locally will have an extensive campaign ahead, a well-designed character progression system, and a fun and fluid combat mechanic. Those who liked Cobra Kai will find a series of references to the universe of Karate Kid. The title also features the voice of some of the original cast, such as Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Jacob Bertrand, among others, increasing immersion and fan service for the public.

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Oct 27, 2020

9 Monkeys of Shaolin does much more than just join the vast list of beat ‘em ups: it is among the best of its kind. Sobaka Studio not only inserted all the elements that I consider essential, but also knew how to go further, adding aspects that differentiate it from the majority and that work very well with the frantic and exciting style of these games. The character's evolution structure prolongs the title's longevity for those who like grinding without making it mandatory for players who despise this mechanic.

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