Dakota Gordon


26 games reviewed
67.7 average score
65 median score
19.2% of games recommended
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Nov 14, 2021

Gunplay, swordplay, and force pulls—what more could you want in an action first-person shooter? Bright Memory: Infinite is a passion project developed by a single person, promising cinematic thrills and phenomenal visual design. While the effort is commendable, other aspects end up in suspect quality.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Demon Turf
Nov 9, 2021

Welcome to a world where platforming reigns! Demon Turf is an adventure with attitude, starring Beebz in her goal of taking down the Demon King and ruling over the domain. For those fond of the procedural jump and shoot method of travel, this is one not to miss.

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Nov 1, 2021

It's back to space one for Mario Party enthusiasts! The release of Mario Party Superstars sees many returning characters competing to see which of them is the true star. With returning stages, mini-games, and music, those fond of the franchise as a whole will find much to enjoy.

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Though the war is over, trouble still looms in the shadows. Investigate the disappearance of Remy, an old friend that up and vanished one day in Trouble Hunter Chronicles: The Stolen Creed. For the Point & Click detective-work crowd, the game certainly incites some challenge.

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6 / 10.0 - The Sundew
Oct 19, 2021

Drenched in the sci-fi dystopian rainfall, The Sundew emerges with admirable ambition. Join Anna Isobe as she's tasked with an objective that will change her life forever. Be sure to bring a little brainpower and intuition; this is a game not for the faint of mental puzzle-solving.

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8 / 10.0 - Metroid Dread
Oct 10, 2021

The wait for the final chapter in the Metroid timeline has expired. Metroid Dread faithfully re-immerses players in the 2D "Search Action" experience that made the franchise so influential to the gaming world. With a newfound emphasis on terror and isolation, what kind of dangers lie in wait for Samus to combat?

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Sep 19, 2021

Revived and reanimated, BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites returns for the modern generation with bloody bliss! Developer WayForward is tasked with reworking their 2011 hack n' slash title to greater effect. Whether or not it succeeds may depend solely on one's tolerance for archaic touch-ups.

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7 / 10.0 - Webbed
Sep 11, 2021

Arachnophobia is one of the most common fears of humankind. With Webbed, that fear quickly spins into magnificent explorative freedom and quirky, physics-based platforming and puzzle-solving. Help your spider friend rescue her boyfriend from the talons of the animal most feared by Alfred Hitchcock aficionados: a bird.

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8 / 10.0 - Axiom Verge 2
Aug 16, 2021

After the successful launch of solo-developed game Axiom Verge in 2015, developer Tom Happ has returned with Axiom Verge 2. A sequel mostly in name, the game showcases new settings, characters, and features for players to dive into. Does it reach the same heights as the original, or should we compare them at all?

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6.5 / 10.0 - Button City
Aug 9, 2021

Button City is closing down, and it's up to you to prevent that terrible fate! Play as Fennel, a shy newcomer to town just wanting to fit in and play video games. When that happens and everything's looking good, a scourge named Pepperbottom enters the scene and threatens to take it away. Does the journey live up to its appealing low-poly purity?

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If you can't find love, it might be because you're looking in the wrong era. Raptor Boyfriend: A High School Romance supplies a relatable coming of age romp that mixes realistic anxieties with a fantasy twist. Whether a raptor, fae, or bigfoot, you have the option to find love in an unexpected form.

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Jun 28, 2021

After a near-two-decade break, the Mario Golf franchise is back on home consoles, with a speedy twist. Play as a large cast of Mario characters old and new and hit the greens once again with Mario Golf: Super Rush. Is it worth playing, or should the storied franchise have stayed dormant?

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6.5 / 10.0 - Lost Ruins
May 16, 2021

For those players who want a brutally difficult, violent action game with all the "kawaii" flavor of anime aesthetics. Lost Ruins places you in a mysterious realm, where a young girl with no memory suddenly appears. With no other option than violence, she will have to traverse this monster-filled location in hopes of solving the mystery behind her identity.

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6 / 10.0 - Retro Machina
May 12, 2021

As the sole unit of robots capable of independent thought, you must uncover the fate of the human race's disappearance. Retro Machina embodies similar sci-fi narratives that others have tread in the past. With a mix of isometric goodness and strong visual detail, it hopes to immerse the player as much as entertain them.

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7.5 / 10.0 - New Pokémon Snap
May 7, 2021

Snap is back—is it better than ever? Roughly 22 years have passed since the debut of this incredibly niche idea, a polar opposite to the RPG classic that spawned Poké-mania in the late '90s. With so much hindsight (and a thousand more pokémon), there's no place to go but up for New Pokémon Snap.

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7.5 / 10.0 - MAMIYA
May 3, 2021

Not everyone gets a happy ending. What if you could change that? MAMIYA is a viciously dark visual novel that radiates the anxiously despairing situations of four young men. Originally a doujin, the story has since been developed into a fully fledged, commercial game.

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7 / 10.0 - Forgotten Fields
Apr 14, 2021

The feeling of being stuck is likely nothing new. Forgotten Fields takes this stringent emotion, along with others, and examines it in a short, personal story about embracing all that life offers. With graceful sights and sounds, the game hopes to coat the player in a world both soothing and sorrowful.

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Apr 11, 2021

A magical adventure with some time-loop shenanigans, Scarlet is transported via violent tornado into a world unfamiliar. As it happens, she stumbles upon the remains of a powerful red witch, which transforms her into a makeshift magic manipulator. What will she do now that this power was provided to her?

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5.5 / 10.0 - Where's Samantha?
Mar 29, 2021

Love is powerful, and a driving force for George as he sets out for a strange world in search of his beloved Samantha. Something about the absurd setting rings eerily familiar, filled with familiar objects and clones abound. Does it mean anything? Will finding Samantha only be the beginning of George's struggles?

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Mario's cat-scapades have returned, but now Bowser has a new, monstrous form born from his fury! Following the template set by re-releases in the past, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury re-introduces the hit Wii U title with an additional game mode ready to play immediately for those already familiar with the base game.

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