Gustavo Souza


69 games reviewed
76.9 average score
80 median score
56.5% of games recommended
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8.5 / 10.0 - Dicefolk
Feb 29, 2024

Dicefolk uses and reinvents traditional concepts to create a unique adventure. There is a good variety of chimeras, skills and equipment that, when combined, allow us to develop the most varied strategies. Added to this, we have the change in perspective of turn-based combat, which makes the gameplay much more complex by requiring players to control both teams. I believe that balancing is necessary so that certain combinations are not much stronger than others, but the game is on the right track to please players looking for different turn-based combat.

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As the last act of Riot Forge, Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story excellently concludes a sequence of games that expanded the universe of the renowned MOBA. By presenting an innocent and funny adventure, with charming graphics and an impeccable localization, he creates a super captivating game that is capable of entertaining both LoL players and those who have never opened up to this universe.

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7.5 / 10.0 - HELLCARD
Feb 1, 2024

HELLCARD has evolved a lot by improving what it had presented at the beginning of its Early Access period. The combat, although simple, provides the necessary tools to entertain and encourage the player to develop the most varied strategies, such as heroes with different classes, many cards, artifacts and the random arrangement of events throughout the game. However, the common problems of roguelikes are still present, such as continuous repetition due to the difficulty, the slow unlocking of interesting new features and an extra mode that, although good, becomes monotonous if you don't have company to play with. Despite this, Hellcard is still a good option if you like challenging games or enjoyed Book of Demons.

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Jan 23, 2024

Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magics takes advantage of simple gameplay to create a fun game that's great for relaxing. Its concept of searching for hidden items in scenarios is not new, but it is well executed by bringing colorful, well-animated maps with a certain level of interaction, even if it is not ideal. Its creation mode is an excellent complement to improve the experience, as the campaign can be finished in a few hours. Even with some small limitations, Myths & Magics is an excellent recommendation for anyone looking for a pastime to relax.

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8 / 10.0 - Trinity Fusion
Dec 22, 2023

Trinity Fusion uses the basics of roguelike to create a fun and dynamic adventure, with agile combat and a considerable variety of weapons and abilities. It doesn't innovate, far from it, and leaves something to be desired in terms of the structure of its stages, but the experience proved to be very enjoyable for fans of the genre.

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Nov 30, 2023

By combining the rhythm and puzzle genres, Super Crazy Rhythm Castle created a unique and extremely fun adventure to experience with friends. Though it works fine in single player, the big highlight is the mode where we interact with our friends to surpass its diverse challenges. Alone or with friends, this is a great game to pass time, laugh and enjoy the music.

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8 / 10.0 - The Last Faith
Nov 21, 2023

The Last Faith is a very competent game that manages to deliver a challenging but equally accessible soulslike experience. The absence of a movement limiter [like stamina] makes the experience a more dynamic and fun affair, especially for those who aren't so familiar with this kind of control. However, for those looking for a metroidvania experience, it has some issues, as the map exploration feels bad due to the protagonist's movement parameters. Even with this issue, it's definitely recommended for those looking for an entrypoint into the souls genre or those who are already experienced in it

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6 / 10.0 - Spells & Secrets
Nov 17, 2023

Despite having some qualities, Spell & Secrets suffers from the problem of repetitiveness common in roguelike games and does not present many alternatives to overcome it. Its story is uninteresting, making it seem like a generic copy of Harry Potter, and its challenges are not very diverse, making it quickly dull and predictable. However, the spell options manage to ensure a bit of quality to the gameplay, allowing different approaches to combat, as well as multiplayer, which makes it more dynamic and fun. In this case, I believe that Spells & Secrets can be recommended if you have a friend to play with you.

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Oct 18, 2023

Passpartout 2: The Lost Artist takes advantage of simple mechanics to create a fun and relaxing adventure. Any player, artist or not, can use the different tools available and produce the most diverse paintings while enjoying a pleasant ambiance and a wonderful soundtrack. Even though some aspects are not explored much (such as the story), Passpartout is more than recommended for those looking for a short game to pass the time and enjoy the day.

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Oct 17, 2023

Ion Fury: Aftershock brings a generous amount of content to Voidpoint's boomer shooter, assuaging some of the issues of the base game and keeping all of its virtues. The new stages, weapons, and enemies bring a breath of fresh air while keeping the nostalgic structure intact and more pleasant. Even if some small issues persist, Aftershock is an expansion recommended to fans of the genre.

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9 / 10.0 - Moonstone Island
Sep 23, 2023

Before I started playing it, one of my fears with Moonstone Island was that it would be just another game inspired by Stardew Valley. However, Studio Supersoft's title is an excellent example of how to build on popular games and still create something unique and striking. The procedural generation of islands ensures that each adventure is unique and the various construction, management, relationship, battle and exploration mechanics help you develop an adventure the way you want. Despite some small problems, it is a more than right recommendation for players who want to enjoy a great life simulator.

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8 / 10.0 - Wandering Sword
Sep 20, 2023

Wandering Sword draws attention due to its beautiful audiovisual elements and its challenging combat. Its 2D HD graphics and soundtrack are spectacular, creating a unique setting for this adventure inspired by Chinese culture. The different styles of martial arts create a varied, dynamic combat that hardly falls into the same, although the grid structure doesn't help much. For the most enthusiastic, changing the turn-based system to real time is a feature that will certainly please. If you have good knowledge of English, we recommend a fun and captivating RPG.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Summum Aeterna
Sep 13, 2023

Summum Aeterna doesn't revolutionize but it offers plenty of tools to amenize the usual issues of the roguelite games. The Aeternum Game Studios made an effort to add many elements that reduce the feeling of repetition and the limited design of the stages and managed to accomplish their mission. The combat is fast and pleasant and the high amount of upgrades and skills at the players' disposal help make each match unique. This way, it's worth a recommendation for all kinds of players, from the ones who are very invested in roguelites to those who aren't so intimate with the genre.

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6.5 / 10.0 - WrestleQuest
Sep 12, 2023

In the end, I believe the balance is positive, especially due to the characters' charisma and the diverse customization elements for the combat. If there's an update fixing the issues, it's a definite recommendation.

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8 / 10.0 - Affogato
Aug 25, 2023

Affogato subverts the tower defense genre and combines it with elements of management and social interaction to create a unique adventure. Despite some mechanics being underused, the game is a tough, strategic, and fun adventure that is sure to please fans of the genre. Maybe it's not the best option for beginners, but it's worth recommending to anyone looking for a good strategy game.

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Aug 17, 2023

Ninja or Die: Shadow of the Sun uses an uncommon mechanic to create a unique action platformer. However, some exploration moments are frustrating for requiring precision in short platforms and areas with excessive elements causing visual pollution. The combat, on the other hand, is fast and fun, creating many intense moments. For those looking for something different within the roguelite genre, it's worth the recommendation.

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7 / 10.0 - Adore
Aug 14, 2023

Adore offers good tools for players interested in monster catching and team management games. The good variety of monsters with unique skills and the essence system allow each player to develop the most varied combat strategies and adapt to different missions. However, the repetitive scenarios leave something to be desired and can bother those who like to spend time collecting items and exploring every corner of the map. Even though it's a little repetitive, this title has a lot of personality and is worth recommending.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Ember Knights
Aug 1, 2023

Though it's not innovative, Ember Knights impressively does the basic of the genre well. The big amount of elements to add variation to the combat allow players to elaborate various combat strategies and allows the game to avoid being too repetitive. However, this [repetitive] feeling still persists due to the small variety of rooms in each world and the difficulty peak at the end of the game. Despite that, Ember Knights delivers a really fun and challenging adventure, making it a recommendation for those looking for a new roguelite option.

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7 / 10.0 - Sticky Business
Jul 28, 2023

Sticky Business is perhaps the most basic management game I've had the opportunity to try, but that doesn't take away from its qualities in delivering a pleasant experience to players. I believe that its target audience is casual players, who are looking for an activity to pass the time and relax, or even children, as the sticker creation tool is an excellent option to stir the imagination of the youngest.

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Jul 21, 2023

VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! aims to deliver a complete retro experience and I can say that Vanilla Gaming Company managed to deliver what they wanted. Its charming graphics are very reminiscent of old games, as well as its high difficulty, which can also be a factor that puts some players off. Its history and collectibles leave something to be desired, as they do not deliver interesting content and could be better worked on. But ignoring that, it's possible to have a lot of fun—and frustration—with boxing matches.

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