Joseph Barrood


111 games reviewed
71.2 average score
70 median score
73.0% of games recommended
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Jul 18, 2022

Spidersaurs is a run-and-gun shooter where I faced off against hordes of enemies as one of two newly hired interns. Is this adventure a blast from the past? Or is it outdated? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Jul 15, 2022

Kinduo is a puzzle platformer that focuses on creating levels suitable for two people. Both a lightning bolt and a rock (the controllable characters) needed to reach a door at the end of every level. Did this dynamic duo find a place in my heart? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Jul 5, 2022

The Wonder Boy Collection is a package of four games. It includes Wonder Boy, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy in Monster World, and Monster World IV. Do these retro revivals warrant a pickup considering the newer games they now have to compete with? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Blue Reflection: Second Light is a narrative-driven role-playing game where a group of schoolgirls get transferred into an unknown world and must fight demons. Was this otherworldly experience truly out of this world? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Mario Strikers: Battle League Football is the latest Mario sports title on the Nintendo Switch. Though I have never played any of the Mario Strikers games before, since many people think highly of the series, I was eager to get my hands on it. I was especially excited to see how the title would run on the Switch, as I enjoyed the fast-paced action and gritty art style used in the trailers. Was my first experience with the series a good one? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Jun 4, 2022

Pile up! Box by Box is a three-dimensional puzzle platformer. Though this game does feature many interesting puzzles, instead of emphasizing difficult and intricate puzzles, it focuses on creating a lovely and charming atmosphere to explore. Does this decision make the game stand out for the better? Or did it work to the game’s detriment? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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May 24, 2022

The Serpent Rogue is an occult action-platformer that takes in a world where chaos and corruption are taking over. To put an end to this torment, I needed to craft potions, refine my arsenal of items, and engage in combat with a variety of enemies. Was this journey one to write home about? Or did I wish I got back sooner? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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May 21, 2022

Staxel is a farming simulation title that focuses on both community-building and crafting. It incorporates elements from Minecraft with its art style and block system as well as Animal Crossing with the emphasis on collectables and creating a marketplace for fish and bugs. Does the title provide the getaway I wanted? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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I had never heard anything about The Sorrowvirus: A Faceless Short Story until we received a code for the game. However, after reading the description and viewing the trailer, I was interested in seeing what the game would offer. Did the game resonate with me? Or was I left in sorrow? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Apr 24, 2022

Dawn of the Monsters is a beat-em-up title that features massive beasts and robotic mechs taking out other ferocious monsters. As I piloted these behemoths, I explored various landscapes and worked to save human civilization. Did these immense creatures make the game massively fun? Or did it end up being a big flop? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Dexter Stardust: Adventures in Outer Space is a point-and-click adventure following Dexter on his quest to uncover the mysteries of the galaxy, and to get enough money to buy a couple of tacos along the way. Is this space escapade out of this world? Or was it nothing special? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Apr 14, 2022

The Ramp is a simulation skateboarding game that focuses on the flow of skateboarding instead of achievements. Having seen the trailer, I was excited to see how this game played especially given the budget price point. Did this game nail the landing? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Apr 13, 2022

Gardener’s Path is a puzzle game that involves taking out bugs and other pests from a massive underground garden. I slid my way through tiled arrays taking out enemies, avoiding spiky cacti and reaching the end of the level. Was this title a breath of fresh air? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Apr 12, 2022

Paradise Lost is an adventure game following the life of a twelve-year-old boy experiencing the aftermath of World War II in Nazi Germany. Is this experience one worth going on? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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What Lies in the Multiverse is a puzzle-platformer that combines traditional puzzles with the ability to swap between multiple dimensions. The innovative mechanics introduced me to various environments seamlessly. Was the final project woven together soundly like space and time? Or did it need some work? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Apr 4, 2022

Windjammers 2 is a competitive arcade sports game about flying discs. Using an arsenal of different techniques and throwing styles, I faced off against computer opponents and my friends. Was this competition worthy enough to be on my television? Or should I have done something else? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Apr 1, 2022

Smashroom is an action-platformer where I played as a man who turned into a mushroom. Instead of being burdened by this new transformation, I developed new explosive abilities. Did these new characteristics make the adventure lively? Or did I want something more? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Mar 24, 2022

Aspire: Ina’s Tale is a cinematic action-platformer that focuses both on puzzles and establishing a beautiful world to explore. Do the puzzles and exploring make for a fulfilling experience? Find out more in this Rapid Review.

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Mar 15, 2022

Phantom Breaker: Omnia is an anime two-dimensional fighting game that focuses on simplicity and fast-paced gameplay. This title also features a story mode that ties together the characters. Does the gameplay and story elements come together to make a lovely package? Or was I looking for something else? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Mar 10, 2022

KungFu Kickball is a sports party game that combines martial arts with kickball. I faced off against a variety of foes in multiple locales, proving my worth each time. Does this title stand out from the many other party titles on the Nintendo Switch? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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