Josh Wise


50 games reviewed
67.6 average score
70 median score
60.0% of games recommended
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6 / 10 - Last Stop
Aug 11, 2021

Burroughs and Holland do hit on a fine idea: that, if we could peer into the other lives sharing the pavement, like idle channel surfers, we would surely register a jarring shift of genres.

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5 / 10 - The Ascent
Jul 31, 2021

Its skyline is happy to quote at length from Blade Runner, but the poetry is in short supply.

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The humour is thankfully intact, but the mysteries grow as ornate and heavily threaded as Sholmes’s overcoat.

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It’s not quite that I had forgotten how good it was—more that I needed the intervening years to realise it.

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Jul 14, 2021

We begin to see our hero’s life as a line—darting and looping instead of living.

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Wings of Ruin may not make a hardened hunter of you, but nor does it want to. It would rather bring you along for its own wondrous ride.

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Jul 3, 2021

Chicory: A Colorful Tale is bound to the template set forth by The Legend of Zelda, but, rather than offering reflexive glibness, or inking the affair with irony, its critique wraps warmly around its subject, like a scarf.

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6 / 10 - Stonefly
Jun 24, 2021

It’s to Flight School Studio’s credit that, though the clashes at the game’s core left me underwhelmed, the whole thing didn’t feel hollowed-out. This is down to Annika, who sits at its heart and drives it on.

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Jun 10, 2021

If I didn’t feel the sugary twinge of sentiment in Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, it is down to its pastel starkness.

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Jun 8, 2021

In vesting each weapon with the click and whir of a plaything, it gives you a way into the texture of its landscape, and before long you're swept up.

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