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Geoff Girardin


18 games reviewed
75.3 average score
80 median score
61.1% of games recommended

Geoff Girardin's Reviews

Geoff Girardin is a dad from the east coast that writes about games and produces the video series GCNdex, a chronological look through the GameCube library. He also has two kids, so mostly he just drinks coffee and sighs.
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8.5 / 10.0 - Rhythm Fighter
Jan 17, 2021

Nintendo Switch players are in for a treat with Rhythm Fighter, a catchy bop of a game that delivers a fresh gameplay loop and entertaining character designs. With plenty of content to unlock, a large cast of characters, and evil veggies, this is one title you don't want to miss.

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6 / 10.0 - Charge Kid
Jan 11, 2021

The brutal platforming renaissance is still going strong, and Charge Kid is a bite-sized game that finds joy in its own difficulty. As will be addressed in this review, players who like losing constantly will find this right up their alley.

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8 / 10.0 - Calico
Dec 26, 2020

Run and design your own delightful cat cafe in Calico, the latest from the two-person team at Whitehorn Digital. This review covers the release version in anticipation of a critical 1.1 console update. But with that in mind, there's still plenty to love.

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Dec 21, 2020

A gaming classic returns! Space Invaders Forever brings three titles to Nintendo Switch with varying degrees of success. Our review covers the whole package, so get ready for a deep dive into those would-be alien overlords. They might not be successful.

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5 / 10.0 - Ruinverse
Dec 14, 2020

KEMCO is back at it again with Ruinverse, a turn-based strategy RPG. Released initially for mobile devices, the Xbox One port is littered with mechanics that fit best for play on the go and make for a speedier adventure for the modern player.

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Dec 7, 2020

The Last Show of Mr. Chardish is an adventure title that portrays story beats in contained vignettes, with a variety of different gameplay styles aligning into one beautiful and tragic tale of obsession and struggle. However, a buggy presentation might hold it back.

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7 / 10.0 - Dreamo
Nov 30, 2020

This story-puzzler from Hypnotic Ants is many things: a beautiful, low-poly portal into the mind, satisfying gear-based puzzles that feel good to solve. But throughout the game, things feel just too disjointed, and that's what ultimately holds DREAMO back.

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A free update to this year's Bubble Bobble 4 Friends doubles the amount of levels and brings an original character back into the fold. But does the new content bring enough to the game? Or could this actually be a multiplayer masterpiece?

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8 / 10.0 - Crystal Ortha
Nov 18, 2020

The retro renaissance continues with KEMCO's Crystal Ortha, a turn-based RPG in the vein of the '90s classics you know and love. In this review, we'll see how modern mechanics can improve on classic gaming experiences, and see just how many genre tropes a storyline can possibly include.

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8.5 / 10.0 - WARTILE
Nov 18, 2020

Wartile impresses with its unique take on a cooldown-based tactics game. The visual presentation, assortment of levels, and replayability are great to see, but while the move to Nintendo Switch might open the game up to more players, the smaller screen could also be a detriment.

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