Joseph Barrood


111 games reviewed
71.2 average score
70 median score
73.0% of games recommended
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Feb 11, 2021

The Snake King replicates the classic gameplay loop of Snake while altering the formula. Instead of the classic Snake gameplay, The Snake King features one hundred and fifty levels where you maneuver through obstacles and collect apples. Collecting every apple will spark joy in players as they traverse the five worlds.

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A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories is an education game that mixes learning with the action-platformer genre. Play as Nero on her quest to collect the four sacred books, learning math along the way. Is this mashup twice the fun? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Jan 21, 2022

The Lightbringer is an action-platformer where slime has taken over the world. I needed to purify the lands and restore them to their prior state. Was removing the slime even worth my time? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Mar 26, 2021

The board game Connect Four is a staple for household board game fans. It has inspired many companies to produce similar titles over various platforms. Four in a Row attempts to replicate this classic formula while adding a simple twist. Instead of only being able to insert tokens from the top of the array, the player can insert pieces from all four sides.

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Jan 13, 2021

Best Friend Forever is a visual novel covering the first fifteen weeks living in your new apartment. You have just moved to a new city and you are constantly meeting new friends and their dogs. Establishing relationships with these people is the main premise of the game, but you will also groom, feed, and nurture your dog daily. As it is a visual novel, the game focuses on the story, and reading dialogue is the majority of gameplay.

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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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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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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 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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Feb 20, 2022

Alveole is described as an experimental project that elevates one mechanic to the fullest. After reading the summary, I still had no idea what the game would entail, but watching the trailer, it looked like a puzzle game. After exploring the mechanics, I found that the title focuses on the mundanity of being inside a hamster wheel while showing prior moments in the character’s life. Did it make for a good project? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure is a match three puzzle game. The player is given colored balls and must shoot them into the array above, matching the colors when possible. Fight through five different worlds for a total of fifty different levels and test your luck with an endless mode in Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure.

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Jan 12, 2021

Danger Gazers is a top-down roguelike shooter similar to The Binding of Isaac and Enter the Gungeon. This game takes place in a post-apocalyptic society where people struggle to survive. To survive, you take your caravan through a variety of environments, defeating enemies along the way. Progressing through the game has you encountering items, new weapons, and upgrades to your character.

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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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