Dakota Gordon


14 games reviewed
67.9 average score
65 median score
21.4% of games recommended
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8 / 10.0 - Prodigal
Oct 16, 2020

Wishing to go back to those retro adventures of yesteryear? Prodigal is the newest foray into the old-time aesthetic, featuring an emphasis on puzzles, exploration, and improving your relationship with the townsfolk. Part adventure, part dating sim, it features tons of quality aspects to rival that of similar games.

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Jan 29, 2021

Discover a world born anew in Phoenotopia: Awakening. Set several generations after a great war wiped out most of humanity, step into the shoes of Gail, a young woman living in a secluded section of the new world. When aliens come down and abduct the majority of her family, it sets in motion something far bigger than any of them could imagine.

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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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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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7.5 / 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 / 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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6.5 / 10.0 - Jetboard Joust
Oct 23, 2020

Ready to fly around and serve as your own bug spray? Jetboard Joust is a game thirty years in the making. Directly inspired by a game buried deep within the arcade era, it morphs the brutal difficulty of ye olden days into the modern roguelikes that have dominated the popular markets. How well it succeeds may boil down to one's determination.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Märchen Forest
Feb 5, 2021

Welcome to a story spanning several planes of existence. Mylne is a young girl living in a secluded forest, with the mysteries of her past about to come to light. Journey through her cheery small community, dangerous dungeons, and the grotesque deeper recesses of a dark underworld to discover the horrors of human—and inhuman—experimentation.

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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 - iota
Oct 3, 2020

Sometimes easy games can be a real drag. Insane difficulty is a feature for iota, the latest "Dark Souls" comparison piece that will destroy your sanity. Play as a single-eyed organism in its quest to traverse the bizarre, oddly calming chasms of jazzy death. Will you persevere long enough to reach the end?

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