Daniel Waite

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156 games reviewed
70.3 average score
70 median score
69.2% of games recommended

Daniel Waite's Reviews

My gaming career started on an Amiga and spans many consoles! Currently, I game using an MSI laptop and Xbox Series X. A fan of every genre, I love to give anything a go. Former editor and reviewer for www.bonusstage.co.uk, I'm loving my new home here at Movies Games and Tech. I can be contacted for gaming reviews on the following email: [email protected]
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3 / 10.0 - Blood Waves
Sep 19, 2022

Blood Waves is an arena-based zombie survival game that fails to hit the mark. With poor controls, lacklustre mechanics, and dated graphics, it will disappoint you. I can't recommend it as there are many better games in this genre.

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3 / 10.0 - Beast Quest
Mar 12, 2021

It always pains me to be so brutal about a game, but when one has no redeeming qualities, and misses the mark on all points, then it wouldn’t be fair to recommend it. Beast Quest had so many opportunities to get the game to a reasonable standard, but it tried and failed repeatedly. If you want an RPG adventure title then look elsewhere, the market has plenty that are leaps and bounds ahead of this. If you want to buy it, you can here! Tom must learn to be a Knight and save humanity and the land of Avantia from the evil Wizard.

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3 / 10.0 - Another Dawn
Feb 3, 2021

I’m a “The glass is half full” sort of man. I like to see the positives in everything. Another Dawn pushed me to my limits. With few redeeming qualities, and mainly broken elements that are unacceptable in today’s industry, there is little to be cheery about. The premise is sound, with some interesting lighting effects, and well designed music. But these parts are glued together with some unwelcome and poorly executed vital mechanics. I cannot, and will not, recommend that you buy this. However, a link to the store is here is you wish to tarnish your library. It’s a poorly executed mess that is as broken as it is dated.

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Nov 18, 2022

After Wave: Downfall is an arcade title that is sadly tedious. With underwhelming and repetitive action, it somewhat misses the mark. Thankfully, its aesthetics keep it from being a total flop, but this wasn't enough to impress me.

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5 / 10.0 - Aniquilation
Nov 3, 2022

Aniquilation is an indie twin-stick shooter that should have impressed me. Its short sharp rounds and the simple story could have been excellent. Instead, much of its action is poorly executed, leaving you frustrated.

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Sep 18, 2022

Commandos 3 - HD Remaster retains fantastic levels of difficulty and a wonderful blend of missions. However, it is let down by poor controls and a woeful camera. I believe it'll be better on PC, but as a console gamer, I felt thoroughly letdown.

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Aug 23, 2022

Turbo Golf Racing is a poor man's Rocket League . Other than its interesting stage design and game-changing power-ups, the rest of the action is mundane and lifeless. However, if you are a fan of this racing-sports hybrid genre, you may get some enjoyment from it.

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Jun 30, 2022

Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong should have been fantastic, but it wasn't. It has some excellent characters and an array of interesting missions. Somehow, though, it still falls short. With bland conversation and a flat atmosphere, every task is an uphill struggle. It's a real shame as it could, and should have worked well.

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Jul 9, 2022

Lumberjack's Dynasty is a simulation title with a heartwarming story. However, this is where the positives end. Sadly, this is one game that is ruined by its many flaws. If the developers overcome many problems, they will somehow turn this into a great title.

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5 / 10.0 - Avenging Spirit
Aug 1, 2022

Avenging Spirit is a dated arcade title. Sadly, it is too simple and lacks longevity. However, it is great for completionists and will interest hardcore 90s gaming fans.

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5 / 10.0 - DreadOut 2
Aug 14, 2022

Dreadout 2 is a horror adventure title with some open-world elements. Its limited budget impacts its grand ideas and this was frustrating. With such potential, it could have been great. However, its many flaws will leave you wanting.

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Mar 1, 2021

You get cooked in a pot, and no one wants to play with you. It is truly a sad day for rabbits everywhere. The difficulty of the puzzles was lacking, and new elements failed to build on a weak concept. Unfortunately, not much of this piqued my interest past the initial world. Do I recommend this? Not really. If you do like retro puzzle games, you may wish to buy it here! Become the chef and cook every rabbit in sight. It’s not a tough task, as every puzzle is a piece of cake to solve.

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5 / 10.0 - NHL 94 Rewind
Jan 6, 2021

The overall tone of this review is one of disappointment and frustration, and unfortunately this is how I felt after my time with this game. I didn’t expect it to play, or feel like a modern day title, I just hoped that it would play a lot better than it did. If the developers worked on the control system, then you’d have a fun and simple sports title that oozes retro charm, opposed to a frustrating mess that makes you question your childhood gaming experiences. Do I recommend this? Yes, but only to avid fans of the sport, and the original game. Rose-tinted specs are a dangerous thing, and the only saving grace was that this was free to download as part of the Gamepass subscription service, meaning that reliving my youth was just about worth it.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Yuoni
Nov 21, 2022

Yuoni is a horror title that relies heavily on traditional jump scares. Furthermore, the world is too dark and the action lacks finesse. In theory, it should have been great, in reality, it sadly falls short.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Saints Row
Oct 5, 2022

Saints Row is a franchise that has its best days behind it. Consequently, the latest iteration is dull, dated, and lacking oomph. The open world is great, as are the side hustles. However, this doesn't make up for its many shortcomings. Fans of the franchise may overlook the tedium, but I could not.

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6 / 10.0 - Little Orpheus
Nov 28, 2022

Little Orpheus is a colourful adventure title that plays it too safe. I loved its whacky story, interesting backdrops, and fun mechanics. However, its repetitive nature undermines its potential and this was disappointing.

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Nov 27, 2022

Garfield Lasagna Party is a great mini-game title for younger players. Moreover, fans of the cartoon will adore the setting and the 4 famous characters. However, its lack of depth or additional content will leave mature gamers wanting. Perhaps with some DLC, the problems will be ironed out and the game will fulfil its potential.

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Oct 30, 2022

Charon's Staircase is a classic horror puzzle title with a thriller twist. It plays the part perfectly with cliched jump scares and a sinister atmosphere. However, its limited replay value and well-trodden mechanics leave you feeling underwhelmed.

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Oct 27, 2022

Miraculous: Rise of the Sphinx is a nice addition to the much-loved franchise, if you are a child. Consequently, it is aimed towards younger gamers, so it won't receive any major plaudits. However, my children enjoyed it, even if I found it to be flawed. With colourful graphics, interesting stage design, and the right blend of casual action, this will entertain the youngsters in your house.

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6 / 10.0 - Bunny Park
Sep 30, 2022

Bunny Park is a cute and relaxing game all about rabbits. If you wish to succeed, you must clear debris, add decorations, and feed the animals. Sadly, this is the depth of its gameplay, and it offers little replay value or longevity.

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