Lou Sytsma


129 games reviewed
75.9 average score
80 median score
55.0% of games recommended
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Apr 2, 2021

Overall, the visual upgrade to 4K and the power of the PS5 take this already great game and add an extra level of immersion to it. Everything that is great in the PS4 version of the game is here, just better and faster. With the haptic feedback only possible with the DualSense, you’ll feel not only more in touch with it, but also more control in the game. Short of an entire remake to take full advantage of the new consoles this is the premium way to play Tony Hawk 1 + 2. While the overall differences between the PS4 and PS5 may be subtle, once you play the PS5 version you won’t want to go back to the other one. So yeah, the $10 is worth it. The original review gave the game a 95 rating. That rating holds for the PS5 version too. That said, I would have gone higher if more graphical enhancements like ray tracing had been added.

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Nov 16, 2019

This is unquestionably a brilliant experience. Everything about this version is bigger and better than the console version providing you have the rig to run it on.

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Jun 10, 2015

Zen Pinball 2: Portal Pinball is a marvellous experience which makes you want to pull out the Portal games and play them all over again. Zen Pinball fans can absolutely download Portal Pinball with confidence but even those looking to travel down the Portal memory lane will get a kick out of this table. As Wheatley notes, "That's tremendous!" And so is this pinball game.

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Oct 9, 2015

Action junkies will probably come away underwhelmed but if you are looking for a change of pace in your game playing regime this thoughtful, Carl Sagan Cosmos-like experience is a wonderful candidate to consider.

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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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EA's reverent approach to this remaster is not only visible on the screen but behind the scenes too. Involving the community and involving creative talents behind the scenes show the care and commitment taken here.

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90 / 100 - Until You Fall
Oct 8, 2020

Schell Games have forged a winner. The swordplay gameplay feels real and the physics make for a challenging and fairly physically demanding game too. Add in the power-ups and abilities that can be added to each weapon and there is a play style available to suit every player’s needs.

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Nov 8, 2021

Overall, the transition of Resident Evil 4 to VR is a triumphant affair. Seeing iconic locations brought to full-scale VR life is not only a wonderful nostalgia blast but the conversion injects new life into arguably the best Resident Evil game. Fighting off the hordes of Ganados of Pueblo and the other villains of the Los Illuminados, as they get right in your face, is a gaming treat all players should experience.

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90 / 100 - Wanderer
Feb 11, 2022

Wanderer is a true treat and if it does well enough. Oddᗺoy + M-Theory has plans to make a trilogy of games. The game launched with some annoying bugs but the developers have been quick and diligent to respond and provide patches. The version of the game I played ran flawlessly after the patches. Wanderer is available on all VR platforms – PSVR, SteamVR, and Oculus. Check this one out. You won’t regret it.

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Mar 4, 2022

When released on the PS4 and Xbox One, ACC shot to the top of true sim console racers. It attained this title despite the limitations of those consoles. The PS5 and Xbox Series solidify ACC’s dominance. For the first time in sim racing history, a console version can share the starting grid spot with its PC brother.

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For game buffs, or Atari fans, this collection is a no-brainer and if there is any collection that could be considered a must-have, this is it.

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89 / 100 - Sniper Elite VR
Jul 8, 2021

This is a fantastic use of VR. And excellent use of the Aim Controller. The level of immersion provided by this peripheral is unparalleled. So much so that if there was a tripod attachment for the Aim, I would buy it. Just so I can truly feel like a sniper setting up the shots. Sniper Elite VR is the complete package. It’s got great gameplay, excellently designed levels, and the best scope use of any game to date. While the game may have some graphical blemishes, Rebellion has stated that a day one game patch will be available to address them plus other items.

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88 / 100 - Broforce
Nov 10, 2015

From the opening game logo with a screeching American Eagle with bulging biceps that barks out Broforce to the Army chopper that transports you to the start of a level and returns to pick you at the end, the game practically reeks of testosterone.

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Oct 26, 2021

It’s always a struggle to describe in words, or even show in videos, how immersive and enveloping a VR experience is when done right. SITS will suck you in and bring out your inner caveman. 17-Bit has nailed it with this game. It’s truly an excellent VR experience.

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85 / 100 - Project CARS
May 7, 2015

This is a promising start with Project Cars offering one of the most fully featured racers at launch date. Further refinement and expansion on these features and FFB could turn this into a real gem. Project Cars is definitely worth parking in your game racing library.

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85 / 100 - Assetto Corsa
Mar 23, 2015

Despite some thorns in the AC racing rose bouquet, Kunos has created an auto game that is definitely worth taking for a spin. My advice is park some of your expectations and for the time being approach Assetto Corsa as, 'Your Driving Simulator,' instead.

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Dreamfall Chapters – Episode 1 does an excellent job of laying the groundwork for what is to be sure to be a helluva journey.

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Mar 15, 2015

Overall though, the game is still a blast to play. The glorious visuals and soundtrack make one feel like they are redirecting an episode of the recent Battlestar Galatica reboot. Homeworld is a unique game in the space combat genre and with this Remastered version, Gearbox has proven that you can go back home again.

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Aug 25, 2015

So the games look and sound great, so how do they play? Wonderfully! The controls are responsive and the feel of playing these games from the NES days is totally there.

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Jun 8, 2016

You really feel like a solitary stranger in a strange land. This one has tons of atmosphere.

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