Jordan Loades


12 games reviewed
73.8 average score
75 median score
58.3% of games recommended
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8.5 / 10.0 - Citizen Sleeper
May 25, 2022

undefined.Citizen Sleeper allows for multiple playthroughs, and even when looking through screenshots during my review there are characters and locations I never once encountered within my first playthrough. Because of the heavy story-driven nature of Citizen Sleeper, your enjoyment will be contingent on your appreciation of the sci-fi genre as well as how much brain space is occupied by thoughts of Turing Tests. While that itself will denote that Citizen Sleeper isn't for everyone, for those that have even a slight interest in the genre, you don't want to sleep on this one.

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8 / 10.0 - Super Mega Zero
May 9, 2022

Stage progression is fair and fun, and the visuals are vibrant. Performance docked and handheld never skipped a beat. Super Mega Zero really is a package that continues to impress the further you dig into it. If you're looking for something challenging and bite sized, this is a super fit on the Switch.

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May 7, 2022

I would love to see another story told in this world with some further polish on the gameplay if Studio Thunderhorse was ever to make a second showing. Should the slower pace not be a bother to you, there's a lot that Flynn Son of Crimson has to offer. But amongst a sea of similar genre entries on Switch, I'd be hard pressed to recommend this one.

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Sep 13, 2021

It's worth noting that the audio is on a loop and you will eventually run out of new content from the radio station, but it's an incredibly effective oral storytelling mechanic. Seeing as this is Demagog Studio's first outing, I am very keen to see how they grow as a developer. There is some amazing talent and creativity on display, and should all the pieces fall into place, barring ecological catastrophe, their next title would be one to watch out "fore.

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6 / 10.0 - Hoa
Aug 23, 2021

Hoa could be the perfect fit, not to mention an excellent way of building admiration for the dying world around us.

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Aug 9, 2021

If you're a fan of the classic Blaster Master games but hate the hair pulling difficulty, this modern take will still offer an enjoyable challenge and is easy to recommend. Should you be a returning fan, don't wait to take one last ride into the Sunsoft sunset, or maybe I should call it the sunset Sunsoft?

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7 / 10.0 - Smelter
Jul 20, 2021

With its eye-catching pixel art style and strong visual and tonal identity, Smelter really could have been the complete package. Unfortunately, uneven gameplay, a strange choice in upgrade paths and difficulty spikes that only led to frustration as opposed to the joy of a challenge left a sour taste in my mouth. Fans of the genre should still find a lot to love in this title, so long as it's approached with a heavy dose of patience.

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All in all Plants vs. Zombies - Battle for Neighborville is a worthy timesink if you're looking for a fun, lighthearted multiplayer shooter. It has its issues running on the Switch but there's nothing game-breaking. Though its single-player offerings may quickly wilt, you're still likely to find yourself digging this one up time and time again.

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Mar 26, 2021

undefined.When all is said and done and you've cleared the main story, which altogether should take you 8-10 hours depending on your skill level, online time trial leaderboards present another way to tackle each stage. With that and unearthing the game's secret levels, there's a lot of content to be found in Kaze and the Wild Masks. It's a wonderful homage to games I loved in the past and came at a perfect time in my life, helping me get used to my new surroundings. I won't soon be forgetting my time spent with Kaze. If you're in the market for a new 2D platformer, you can't go wrong with harvesting the fruits of PixelHive and Soedesco's labor, but maybe avoid the sinister-looking carrots.

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7 / 10.0 - Littlewood
Mar 14, 2021

Decent writing and a good art style keep this game above mediocrity and toying with the town building mechanics is enjoyable. But unless you're specifically looking for another entry in the town sim genre, it's hard to recommend this above other options already available on Switch. Then again, if the more simplistic approach is what you're looking for and the ability to change your town layout on a whim sounds appealing, there are things to enjoy in this quaint Littlewood.

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8 / 10.0 - Glyph
Feb 13, 2021

Glyph is perfect for a 15-minute pick up and play session or something you can struggle with for an hour. It's a rewarding experience when you have mastered its controls. Soaring through the sky to the exit like a golf ball in flight is a satisfying feeling. Its difficulty spikes can be dramatic, but if you're up for the challenge and craving some 3d platforming this one is worth a look.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Synthetik: Ultimate
Jan 15, 2021

I still found myself rooting for this game when I would find hidden record players that would kick on fantastic techno beats to galvanize my robot scrapping pursuits. All the guns feel and sound unique, and it's a real joy to find a rare drop, upgrade your character, and unlock new passives for your class. Hopefully in a few months' time, this game will be an easy recommendation for fans of the genre as it has the makings of a hidden gem in the Switch's library.

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