Maurício Katayama


69 games reviewed
77.2 average score
80 median score
53.6% of games recommended
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Dec 30, 2022

River City Girls 2 is a great beat 'em up, which builds on the success of its predecessor, maintaining fluid gameplay, RPG elements and, above all, its irreverent and attitude-filled setting. This gives the impression that it is very similar to the previous one, which is not exactly a defect if you liked the original. Despite occasional bugs and too many loading screens, this game is still a ton of fun and is one of the best beat 'em ups released in recent times. It is highly recommended for those who like the genre and mandatory for those who enjoyed the first RCG.

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Dec 3, 2022

Despite being the title with the most content and the one that I enjoyed the most in the entire series, unfortunately Pokémon Scarlet/Violet will always be remembered for its release full of bugs and with an unacceptable technical sloppiness for a game of such an important franchise. Without a doubt, it is a step forward in the series and the sense of discovery and fascination with a new world is something I haven't felt in years. I have no doubt that the foundation laid here will be the standard in future titles. However, as fun as it is, during gameplay you are constantly reminded that this game lacks care and was released earlier than it should have been.

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7 / 10.0 - Eternal Hope
Oct 25, 2022

Eternal Hope is a game with an excellent visual and sound presentation, which make charming the dark and disturbing universe in which the adventure takes place. Despite having unresponsive controls and a character whose slowness often causes distress to the player, the design of the puzzles is simple and challenging in good measure, combined with the mechanics of transition between worlds that enhance this short, but memorable journey.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Freshly Frosted
Sep 21, 2022

Freshly Frosted is a satisfying, charming and positivity-filled puzzle. Its mechanics are extremely simple to understand and yet the challenges presented are quite varied, with a good amount of puzzles ranging from the obvious to the extremely challenging, providing relaxing entertainment and a lot of desire to run out to taste a donut.

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Sep 7, 2022

PAC-MAN World: Re-PAC is a competent 3D platformer, but there are certainly better alternatives of its kind for the Switch. Its gameplay is extremely faithful to the 1990s original and although it is a virtue for those who are looking for the title for nostalgia, the gameplay from two decades ago seems a little dated these days, lacking basic features such as camera control. However, if you enjoyed the PlayStation original and would like to relive its gameplay, this title is what you are looking for.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Yars: Recharged
Sep 5, 2022

Yars: Recharged is a great remake that vastly improves the gameplay of the original classic, featuring new weapons, more challenges and more balanced difficulty, with original graphics and music that reinforce its modern retro spirit. Unfortunately the gameplay can become repetitive over time, in addition to having a bug that reduces the music as we go through the levels and that spoils the experience a little. Still, it's a solid, fun game for anyone who wants to challenge themselves with a simple, mechanically satisfying indie game.

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Aug 31, 2022

Midnight Fight Express is a dynamic and frenetic fighting game that makes the player feel like the protagonist of an action movie. Despite not being perfect and having some balance issues and excessive unnecessary dialogue, the surprising variety of content and its excellent combat system make this game recommended for all lovers of virtual brawling.

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Aug 26, 2022

Missile Command: Recharged is a beautiful reinterpretation of the classic, which serves very well the proposal to satisfy the nostalgic audience that spent afternoons defending cities on arcade screens or the Atari 2600. The aesthetic and mechanical modernizations are very welcome and really improve the gameplay. As for the audience that doesn't have nostalgic feelings for the classic, perhaps the game is unflattering for the repetitive gameplay and lack of variation. Still, it's a well-made remake of an immortal classic, with basic gameplay but at the same time straight to the point, which can yield good moments of fun.

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9 / 10.0 - Arcade Paradise
Aug 12, 2022

Arcade Paradise is an amazing arcade management simulator that lets you not only manage, but also play a wide range of machines. Despite its somewhat repetitive routine at first, the thrill of building your dream arcade little by little and being able to play it and enjoy it with customers in a nostalgic setting is incredible. This game is a must for lovers of classic arcades and 1990s nostalgia.

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Aug 9, 2022

Punhos de Repúdio is a simple beat 'em up and has a short campaign, offering beautiful hand-drawn arts and fluid animations. The game mechanics, while simple, are really fun, highlighted by the importance of using defense at the right timing, unlike most games in the genre, which focus entirely on offense. The Brazilian game is a satire that doesn't mince its efforts with gore content and improper language but, if that doesn't bother you — and you don't feel offended by it —, it will give you a mechanically fun brawler game and a funny portrait of a fictional but familiar environment like the current Brazilian society.

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7 / 10.0 - Hazel Sky
Jul 29, 2022

With a very competent level design, Hazel Sky offers a pleasant environment to explore and well-planned puzzles, combined with a well-conducted narrative that will make the player reflect on the game's universe. Despite the lack of punctual polish in mechanics and voice acting, the engaging story, the beautiful settings and the interaction of the characters make this short adventure an interesting experience.

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Jul 15, 2022

Like its predecessor, Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium perfectly manages to convey the noisy and colorful feeling of going to an old-school arcade, but with infinite chips in your pocket and no smell of cigarettes in the air. The game curation is excellent, with thirty-two well-chosen and varied titles, representing well the main genres that made Capcom a legend in arcades.

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3.5 / 10.0 - Of Bird and Cage
Jul 9, 2022

Of Bird and Cage presents a very interesting premise that mixes a movie, a metal concert and a game. Unfortunately, it fails to execute this idea, with poorly polished graphics and gameplay and a poor story. The soundtrack is neat and there is a great effort by the developer in this aspect, but it is not enough to sustain the title. It's worth a conceptual experience, but as entertainment, it leaves something to be desired.

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Jun 29, 2022

Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue DX is a simple and enjoyable game, with a beautifully driven sense of progression and exciting action stages. Despite some occasional bugs, it's a good recommendation for those who like platform action games and dynamic roguelites.

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Jun 23, 2022

Capcom Fighting Collection is a good collection, with a selection of games that emphasize the Darkstalkers franchise, until then forgotten by the company in previous collections. The ten titles presented run with impeccable fluidity and have modern competitive tools, such as netcode rollback.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Senren*Banka
Jun 12, 2022

Senren Banka is a visual novel with beautiful artwork and emotional romance and drama scenes. It's a work with good artistic direction and, despite its main plot having a slow start that's a little unappealing, it starts getting better in the love interest routes themselves. The main strength of this visual novel is on the uncertainties of love rather than its erotic appeal.

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8 / 10.0 - Pac-Man Museum+
Jun 10, 2022

Like all retro collections, PAC-MAN Museum + relies on nostalgia to sell itself, but its qualities go further: the games offered are varied and interesting, even though they all revolve around a single franchise. The quest mechanics give the title a huge replayability factor and more competitive players will be able to face the world comparing their scores, although the collection lacks online multiplayer. It is a collection suitable for retro game enthusiasts and anyone looking for a collection for parties and family gatherings.

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8 / 10.0 - Card Shark
Jun 3, 2022

Card Shark is a charming and interesting game, with a mysterious plot and very well narrated, mixing historical facts with fiction. The stylish graphics and well-crafted music help the player get into the mood of 18th century France, and despite some technical issues, the varied mechanics help convey the sense of danger and fascination of professional cheating and intrigue at the gaming table.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Wolfstride
Jun 3, 2022

Full of personality, with complex characters, deep plot and an extremely original game design, Wolfstride is an unforgettable title, which permeates moments of humor and drama with fun and surprisingly complex combat despite its apparent simplicity. Despite having some reservations about its rhythm and repetitive grinding, it's one of the most creative games I've ever had the opportunity to try.

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8.5 / 10.0 - DEADCRAFT
May 25, 2022

Deadcraft is a creative and addictive game that introduces new ideas and subverts established concepts for zombie games, balancing farm management with survival and combat mechanics. The immense amount of activities available has the potential to entertain the player for hundreds of hours.

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