Joseph Barrood


111 games reviewed
71.2 average score
70 median score
73.0% of games recommended
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Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is a side-scrolling action platformer. The premise is simple. Someone stole from the main character, and I must do everything in my power to get that item back. Was the experience any fun? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Nov 14, 2022

Smurfs Kart is a traditional kart racer featuring the charming and exciting Smurfs. Did this licensed title leave a smurfing good impression? Or was I hoping for more? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Nov 13, 2022

God Damn the Garden is a first-person shooter with a lot of bullet hell influences. When we got the code for this game, I was incredibly excited to try it out. I like first-person shooters and thought the game looked good when I looked at the trailer. Did the game live up to my expectations? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Nov 8, 2022

Penko Park is a first-person exploration title focused on taking pictures of creatures that inhabit an abandoned wildlife park. I had never played a game like this one before so I was both curious and excited to see how my first experience in the genre panned out. If you are as curious as I was, look at this Rapid Review.

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Nov 7, 2022

Bayonetta 3 is a stylized three-dimensional beat-em-up featuring the popular character Bayonetta. Despite being the third entry in this beloved series, this is my first encounter with the franchise, so I was both excited and curious to see what the hype was all about. Did the game justify itself to me? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway is the latest addition to the Nickelodeon Kart Racers series. Even before logging in for the first time, I was excited to explore the maps and learn the fundamental mechanics of driving in the Nickelodeon universe that I had grown up watching. Needless to say, I was more than eager to give the game a shot. Did the game live up to my expectations? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Nov 2, 2022

Prodigal is an action-adventure title showcasing a young traveller on adventures once he returns home. It features both puzzle-solving and standard top-down action. Did this game pair these two genres well? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Curse Crackers: For Whom the Belle Toils is a retro pixel art action-platformer. As I progressed through the story, I navigated different locales, tackling tricky stages and ultimately taking on brutal bosses. Did this adventure keep me interested throughout? Or did I force my way to the end? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Oct 27, 2022

Antonball Deluxe is an interesting mix between Breakout and a traditional platformer. Do these two genres come together to create something beautiful or do they crash and burn? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Oct 26, 2022

No More Heroes 3 is a personality-soaked hack-and-slash beat-em-up featuring the obnoxiously charming Travis Touchdown. Though I had heard of the series before, this is my first time trying it out. Did my first adventure in the series go well? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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The Plague Doctor of Wippra is a puzzle-focused point-and-click adventure published by Application Systems Heidelberg. Having played Unforeseen Incidents earlier this year, I was excited to explore another of the titles that they published. Did this game live up to my expectations? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Sep 28, 2022

Fashion Police Squad is a traditional first-person shooter with one major twist. Instead of slaughtering enemies, I bless them with my superior fashion sense. Throughout this game, I would need to tie pins in oversized shirts, dampen bright colours, and even ensure nobody was wearing socks and sandals. It is a cute premise, and I was excited to see how this concept enhanced the first-person shooter genre.

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Sep 26, 2022

Redout 2 is a fast-paced high-octane racing game that focuses heavily on perfection. Was this title one that stood out because of its tight mechanics or did it end up being too fast for its own good? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Aug 27, 2022

Souldiers is a standard Metroidvania that follows different soldiers on their quest through the afterlife. I platformed different locales, solved simple puzzles, and defeated ferocious enemies. Does this classic formula still hold up today? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Aug 26, 2022

In honour of Kirby’s thirtieth anniversary, Nintendo published Kirby’s Dream Buffet, a frantic multiplayer party game where I tried to eat as much fruit as possible. Did this anniversary special remind me of all the great times I had with the Kirby series? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Aug 16, 2022

Thymesia is a third-person grim dark souls-like with a unique twist on enemy health bars. Instead of just one health bar, dealing damage only inflicts wounds. I needed to manage both wounds and traditional health to take out enemies. Did this innovation make Thymesia stand out? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Aug 5, 2022

Cotton Fantasy is a shoot-em-up title celebrating the thirty-year anniversary of the Cotton franchise. With multiple playable characters and sixteen stages, I was excited to see whether I ended up enjoying my first experience in the franchise. Find out if I did in this Rapid Review.

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The Tarnishing of Juxtia is a primarily linear souls-like action-adventure game with an emphasis on exploration and choosing upgrades and item combinations. Did the combination of these two concepts make the game any fun? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Jul 27, 2022

Subway Midnight is a third-person exploration horror game where I traversed different trains on a subway. Many of these rooms also featured simple puzzles to keep me entertained and motivated throughout my journey. Was this subway ride worth the ticket price? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Jul 26, 2022

MultiVersus is a new platform fighter that focuses on two versus two team combat. Published by Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, I was immediately excited to see what this publisher could do with its plethora of popular intellectual properties. Does this crossover stand out from the others? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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