Patrick Shields


11 games reviewed
82.7 average score
80 median score
100.0% of games recommended
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8 / 10.0 - Hi-Fi Rush
Jan 28, 2023

For whatever faults it may have, Hi-Fi RUSH is an outstanding game. Not only is it fun to play, it’s a reminder that not every game needs to be something more than it actually is.

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Oct 18, 2022

Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a fine surprise, and, more importantly, it is a fine game. It reminds me a lot of the original BlazBlue, which had a relatively small cast, but it kept building on it’s core design and amazing potential.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Metal: Hellsinger
Sep 12, 2022

It merges the frenetic gunplay and challenge of Doom with the rhythmic precision of Guitar Hero in a way that feels natural. And when you’re feeling the zone where every dodge and shot is pumping in perfect rhythm, you’ll be singing an epic tune that’s nothing short of pure metal.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Thymesia
Aug 16, 2022

Besides the amazing Sekiro, there is not a more fun combat experience in a Souls game than what is experienced in Thymesia.

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Jul 15, 2022

From new weapons, armor, and monsters, to the new characters, hub area, and maps, including one of the best maps you’ll find in the entire series, Sunbreak delivers quantity AND quality.

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8.5 / 10.0 - DNF Duel
Jun 29, 2022

DnF Duel proves that publisher Nexon was wise to place their trust in developer Arc System Works, because they know the art of fighting game duels better than absolutely everyone else.

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This amount of love, passion, and execution must be rewarded, as anyone who plays the game will immediately know that they are playing one of the greatest beat-em-up brawlers of all time.

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May 17, 2022

So does Salt and Sacrifice succeed in being an enjoyable experience? Absolutely, it does. The controls are responsive, there are many viable styles of play, the music is engaging, the sound effects are crunchy, and the animations are fun and stylized.

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Feb 15, 2022

For new players and veterans of The King of Fighters series, this is the finest entry yet.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Metroid Dread
Oct 11, 2021

Metroid Dread provided me some of the most fun I’ve had in video games this year and is absolutely a game that deserves a seat right next to its siblings in the series.

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Mar 30, 2021

If you are even remotely interested in having a fun, engaging experience, dust off your Switch and prepare yourself. Monster Hunter Rise is an adventure that will sink its fangs in deep and not soon let go.

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