Chris Penwell


12 games reviewed
82.5 average score
90 median score
75.0% of games recommended
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Nov 14, 2022

Sonic Frontiers is a welcome surprise in 2022. It brings an engaging pseudo-open world, thrilling combat, and a deeper story than you may expect. Some of the platforming can feel janky for a few moments, and a somewhat lack of fast travel does aggravate, but this is one of the best adventures this hedgehog has been on in years.

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Nov 7, 2022

God of War Ragnarok's immaculate attention to detail, provoking narrative, and visceral combat mark it as one of the best PlayStation exclusives.

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Oct 17, 2022

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is an effective Soulslike that has a few plaguing issues like an underwhelming script and a lack of response from bosses.

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Oct 14, 2022

Overwatch 2 doesn't feel like a sequel but still offers an extremely entertaining experience to those who come back to the series once more. The new characters, maps, and modes are all highlights in this game. However, the microtransaction model is expensive, and the lack of sequel-level changes to Overwatch 2 may cause an exodus of bored fans.

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Sep 14, 2022

Overall, The Last of Us Part 1 is a stellar remake for those who want to play the game for the first time or haven't revisited it for a while. The graphics are gorgeous, the story is still thoroughly entertaining, and the Accessibility Options on offer are superb. Unfortunately, the repetitive combat and lack of multiplayer options do make the package less optimal for those who don't want to spend full price on The Last of Us Part 1.

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Aug 16, 2022

Cult of the Lamb is a fun town-builder with an equally amazing dungeon crawler that never stops until the final boss is handled. Paired with a fantastic-sounding soundtrack and sound effects, it's hard not to recommend this game to anyone.

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Aug 9, 2022

MultiVersus succeeds at making this crossover an epic clash, but the online needs to be improved across the board to keep players invested.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Hazel Sky
Jul 18, 2022

Hazel Sky is a decent puzzle game with a charming art style, but there are some glaring presentation issues that are hard to ignore.

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Jun 18, 2022

We finally have a sequel to Mario Strikers Charged, but the Switch outing lacks content and interesting items to keep this soccer game engaging.

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9 / 10.0 - Moss: Book II
Apr 9, 2022

Moss: Book 2 evolves the gaming format even further with stellar puzzles, a wonderful fantasy-themed world, and emotional storytelling from its writing and its incredible animations.

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7 / 10.0 - Chocobo GP
Mar 4, 2022

Chocobo GP will likely be an entertaining diversion from a game like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe rather than a full-on rival.

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Feb 11, 2022

SNK used to be a dim segment of the fighting game community during the PS3/Xbox 360 era, but The King of Fighters XV shines bright on modern systems with stellar graphics and fighting that can appeal to anyone, not just the hardcore. This game firmly cements SNK’s place in the genre once again after two successful titles before it.

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Jun 8, 2021

A fantastic platforming adventure with high production values, we just wish it had a larger variety of enemies.

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