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Steve Schardein


Favorite Games:
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Mario Galaxy

29 games reviewed
86.0 average score
86 median score
89.7% of games recommended

Steve Schardein's Reviews

Reviewer of games and electronic devices of various types. Kicker of butts in GoldenEye, License to Kill, Slappers Only.
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Nov 2, 2017

They're all worth experiencing if you've never done so before, and with the terrific presentation, true-to-form gameplay, and extensive bonus content, Legacy Collection is certainly the best way to go about it.

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Oct 30, 2017

The ultimate love letter to fans of the Etrian Odyssey universe, Nexus serves as a bittersweet—and gargantuan—farewell to the 3DS for a series perfectly suited to the platform.

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8 / 10.0 - Mega Man 11
Sep 27, 2017

Sure, we'd love to have been treated to a deeper or lengthier adventure in Mega Man 11—not to mention a more memorable soundtrack—but its successes are proof that modernized applications of the classic blueprint can still yield irresistible results.

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Aug 8, 2017

With just four included games, it arguably may not be quite the value that the original MMLC was, and it's a bit disappointing we won't be seeing these games on the portable consoles (3DS and Switch) considering how well they'd translate to those platforms... but regardless, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 is the most sensible way to enjoy these four games that exists today.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Feb 24, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is absolutely the best game currently available for the Nintendo Switch apart from Zelda: Breath of the Wild. For players who have never had the pleasure of experiencing the original Wii U title, this is a must-own and could be qualified as yet another killer app (even though it technically is a port). On the other hand, even if you own the original, this is the definitive Mario Kart 8 experience; in fact, it is the best Mario Kart game to date period.

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8 / 10.0 - Snipperclips
Feb 23, 2017

Snipperclips is one of the better launch titles for the Nintendo Switch.

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This is it, folks. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Nintendo's Magnum Opus. It's not only the best Zelda game ever created, it's also one of the very best videogames in the history of the art. Games like this are so rare that it would be impossible to classify it as anything other than a masterpiece. Experience it at all costs.

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8.6 / 10.0 - Pokémon Sun and Moon
Dec 23, 2016

Given sufficient time, Sun and Moon has the power to ensnare just as profoundly as many of the previous games in the franchise.  And with its valuable combination of depth and accessibility (imbued with modern conveniences such as the integrated type chart hints), the game feels equal parts conservative and progressive—and is thus quite likely to please both traditionalists and newcomers.

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Oct 5, 2016

It’s no Thousand-Year Door, but Color Splash really does provide an overarching sense of consonance which was conspicuously absent from Sticker Star and even Super Paper Mario. It’s a good balance of humor, environment, variety, and casual puzzle elements. And it seems likely that, provided they can sit back and relax and reset their expectations for the franchise, the fanbase will really enjoy what it brings to the table.

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Jul 14, 2016

Rhythm Heaven Megamix proves that there’s still room in the market for a well-made minigame collection—provided they’re unique enough. The series is still just as fun as it was back in 2006, and honestly, this is the best implementation of the concept to date.

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