James Bentley


65 games reviewed
73.5 average score
75 median score
47.7% of games recommended
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This could be to Immortals what Spider-Man: Miles Morales is to Spider-Man - A fresh, tight, bite-sized piece of what makes the base game so likeable.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Neurodeck
Mar 18, 2021

Neurodeck plays on its ideas well but doesn't leave enough in the shadows to really intrigue like it should. It pushes those fears in the open and doesn't give enough depth to terrify

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Mar 9, 2021

I will almost certainly play a sequel if there is one but Sword of the Necromancer is a hard sell. It might be worth resurrecting, but not more than once.

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Mar 1, 2021

PixelJunk Raiders is just a few steps away from something I could like. It grabs something that could be good and just makes it feel a little alien.

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7 / 10.0 - Yupitergrad
Feb 24, 2021

Yupitergrad is a great addition to the roster of Oculus Quest games, despite its issues

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Feb 16, 2021

Like a moth enchanted by a pretty flame, Little Nightmares 2 draws you in with its fiery passion but leaves you with sweaty palms and adrenaline running through your heart wandering “what just happened?” I still don’t know how to answer this question.

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6 / 10.0 - Kinetic Edge
Feb 9, 2021

Kinetic Edge feels like its fighting with itself just a little too much. While having more modes makes the initial menu screen a bit more vibrant - like Kinetic Edge's visuals - that vibrance becomes tedious and a little wasted

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Feb 4, 2021

In the first major DLC for Immortals Fenyx Rising, A New God offers a new area and a bunch of puzzles. Unfortunately, it's far too restricted to offer some of the best parts of the base game

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Jan 12, 2021

S.U.M. - Slay Uncool Monsters has some good ideas, but is far too basic and unwilling to grow for the huge amount of content it has.

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Dec 30, 2020

Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister tries to strike on many occasions but never quite lands. Its gun-play is as enjoyable as a shooter should be but it doesn't offer anything you can't get better elsewhere

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Dec 16, 2020

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure itself is not careless. It has great emotional flourishes that feel earned. The music swells, the visuals gleam and the story comes together well.

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Dragon Quest is a wonderful title and nice reprieve from a harsh year.

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Nov 30, 2020

Chronos: Before the Ashes is an interesting game, but not a consistent one. Its world is occasionally fascinating, some mechanics are quite interesting and its general theming adds a lot to the universe - that being said, it offers plenty of ideas it fails to deliver on and could do with a little more to make it really stand out

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7 / 10.0 - Just Dance 2021
Nov 23, 2020

Just Dance 2021 works fine with solid choreography, but with very few base game changes, Just Dance Unlimited feels like a much better option.

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8 / 10.0 - Part Time UFO
Nov 9, 2020

Part Time UFO is not an especially impressive game. I can’t imagine it being anyone’s game of the year. However, it is undeniably enjoyable, whimsical, and a blast to play with a younger player. With a nice little co-op mode, enjoyable visuals, and a competitive price point, this offering is pretty hard not to love – even if it does get a touch tedious after a little while. Maybe this isn’t a game you should binge, it’s something you’ll certainly enjoy part-time.

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Nov 5, 2020

I enjoyed my time with Watch Dogs: Legion but the whole time I played it, I was phishing for more.

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7 / 10.0 - The Signifier
Oct 30, 2020

The Signifier is a sign of something great. Its story is intriguing and the way it conceptualises all its effort is wonderful. That being said, the general presentation lets it down somewhat and the short playtime left me wanting much more.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Foregone
Oct 28, 2020

Foregone offers a consistent and enjoyable experience but doesn't do anything you can't find elsewhere.

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Oct 26, 2020

9 Monkeys of Shaolin's story is minimalist and fits a multitude of cliches, its gameplay is satisfying but limited, and the general atmosphere is brought down by mediocre visuals and formulaic music

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8 / 10.0 - Crown Trick
Oct 26, 2020

While not perfect, Crown Trick has managed to give a unique rogue-like experience to a genre oversaturated with copy-paste ideas.

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