Lou Sytsma


62 games reviewed
75.4 average score
77 median score
43.5% of games recommended
Scores 10.1 higher than average

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Lou Sytsma
Apr 17, 2019

Bow to Blood is a solid game elevated by the procedurally generated levels and the morality system.

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50 / 100 - Exocraft
Apr 4, 2019

While the aesthetics of the game are decent, like the graphics and the music, this feels and plays like a Flash-based mobile game. Both the mining and game mechanics are a real grind that doubtless will deter most players from digging too deep.

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Lou Sytsma
Mar 18, 2019

So what’s the verdict for this game? In one word – FUN!

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60 / 100 - Smash Hit Plunder
Jan 27, 2019

So the game has charm, looks cool, and sets up a fairly interesting narrative to drive you to pay off the castle debt but then you start playing. The first five or ten minutes are fun as you pick up objects and throw or break them to see if they are hiding any treasure. Any discovered treasure you pick up to pay off your debt when you return to the castle base room. And that’s it.

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85 / 100 - Borderlands 2 VR
Dec 19, 2018

In the end, the parts that work well, even the driving mechanic allows for a first-person view, all add to a very engaging VR experience.

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70 / 100 - Neverout VR
Dec 10, 2018

Neverout is a pleasant diversion in VR but one that only scratches the surface of its potential.

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62 / 100 - Road Redemption
Nov 24, 2018

It’s fun for awhile but the thrills soon peter out as the scope of combat feels so locked down and restrained compared to what you can do in other games. The inherent limitations of the overall game concept really stand out and the one trick pony nature of a Road Rash game just doesn’t fly today.

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75 / 100 - Déraciné
Nov 17, 2018

Déraciné is an engaging VR adventure with a tinge of darkness to it that other such games often shy away from. There is a frisson of tension in this story that drives you forward through the conservative VR gameplay mechanics to find out if FromSoftware’s reputation for dark material will eventually surface.

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Lou Sytsma
Nov 3, 2018

In the end, Grip has all the prerequisite gameplay and technical elements. Yet the randomness of the environments and the clunky air handling left little to be desired.

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75 / 100 - Home Sweet Home
Oct 27, 2018

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Oct 5, 2018

Astro Bot Robot Rescue is more than an extension of flat screen platforming, it is the next evolutionary step that all family members will enjoy.

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80 / 100 - Another Sight
Sep 21, 2018

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85 / 100 - F1 2018
Sep 4, 2018

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85 / 100 - Shenmue 1 & 2
Aug 27, 2018

For those who have fond memories of Shenmue I & II, these ports will allow you to revisit and experience why you fell in love with them.

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58 / 100 - Detached
Aug 8, 2018

All these negatives add up to a real downer experience in which that should have left us soaring.

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Lou Sytsma
Jul 31, 2018

No Man's Sky has reached a point where not only does it meet initial promises, it now exceeds them.

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80 / 100 - Tempest 4000
Jul 23, 2018

A VR Tempest experience is a logical progression for the game that wouldn't fundamentally change the core nature of the game but it sure would enhance its trippiness.

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68 / 100 - MXGP Pro
Jul 13, 2018

Having played Supercross, there was a major sense of deja vu with this game. To be honest, once I was racing it was impossible to tell which game I was playing. No doubt, zealots of these games would know instantly by location, driver, and bikes. For me, it was more of the same and so my initial excitement level was much lower when I started racing with MXGP Pro.

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85 / 100 - Along Together
Jul 9, 2018

This is a perfect game for VR neophytes and children, as well as those that like puzzle/3D platforming style of games.

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40 / 100 - Bravo Team
Apr 6, 2018

The sum total of this VR experience is being a virtual jack in the box.

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