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Adam Beck


Favorite Games:
  • Valkyrie Profile
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

175 games reviewed
75.6 average score
80 median score
58.3% of games recommended

Adam Beck's Reviews

A Canadian who has worked in the industry for over a decade, Adam is a dedicated individual who has a passion for writing, art and producing videos. He's also a diehard tri-Ace fan who lives in nostalgia.
Feb 22, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is a big step in the right direction that’s unfortunately held back by graphical anomalies and open world tropes. It’s an emotional rollercoaster ride that’s heavily back loaded. It'll pull on your heart strings and make you invested in each character more than ever before. It helps that all the memorable moments from the original are not only retained, but strengthened thanks to the graphical prowess of the PlayStation 5. Combat also remains highly engaging, with slight modifications that only enhance the experience further. Unfortunately, Rebirth is also marred with baffling design choices that stifle its greatness. It's filled with mini-games that thankfully are mostly in side quests, as their controls and function leave much to desire. At the very least they will keep you interested as it never gets stale. On top of that, while most of the graphics will have you impressed, low resolution textures and geometry are spliced in the most confusing of ways, only pulling you out of the immersion. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has its share of issues that prevent it from greatness, but whether you’re a dire hard fan or relatively new to the saga, this remains an RPG for the ages.

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Oct 16, 2023

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is one of the most cinematic superhero games ever created.

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Sep 26, 2023

Disgaea 7 improves upon its predecessor by building a balanced and more complete roster than what we've become used to, but unfortunately it falls apart in other areas.

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4 / 5.0 - Starfield
Aug 31, 2023

Starfield is a momentous RPG, even if it doesn't quite deliver in all its areas.

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Jun 21, 2023

Final Fantasy XVI will change what we think of the franchise moving forward.

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Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection remains true to its original releases while adding a couple of appreciated additions to clean up some of its timewasters.

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Mar 17, 2023

It may have been sold on seemingly every platform on the planet, but finally we have a proper remake to the 2005 classic.

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Jan 26, 2023

Motive Studio has done the unthinkable with Dead Space. It has turned this iconic, incredibly memorable survival horror game from fifteen years ago into an even more immersive and engaging experience.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Persona 4 Golden
Jan 17, 2023

It's hard to believe that it has taken Persona 4 over a decade to branch outside of its PlayStation shackles.

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Persona 3 Portable was a gem when it came to the PlayStation Portable nearly thirteen years ago, but it was very much meant for the hardware of its time.

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Dec 5, 2022

Warhammer: 40,000: Darktide is one of the most enjoyable games of the year, but it's tremendously rough around the edges.

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Oct 26, 2022

Star Ocean: The Divine Force feels drained of life.

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The Uncharted franchise has been the spectacle of video games for fifteen years, meshing strong writing and characters with exhilarating scenarios.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Persona 5 Royal
Oct 17, 2022

Persona 5 Royal was already a remarkable victory lap for Atlus, but the remaster helps the RPG shine brighter.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Soul Hackers 2
Aug 18, 2022

Soul Hackers 2 is a by the books turn-based JRPG that doesn't do anything particularly memorable nor offensive.

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Aug 11, 2022

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has incredible presentation values and a rewarding combat system, but the story leaves much to be desired.

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Aug 10, 2022

Marvel's Spider-Man is one of - if not the best - adaptation of a comic book franchise, and the PC version only better highlights Insomniac's work.

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Jun 21, 2022

While there were key elements that could be ironed out when it first was released for Nintendo Switch, there's a bevy of underlying issues that has stayed with the core structure.

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5 / 5.0 - Elden Ring
Feb 23, 2022

Elden Ring is one of the best games in years, with a breathtaking vast world to explore, and one of the most satisfying combat systems in an RPG. This is the accumulation of FromSoftware's work over the last thirteen years and an evolution on its inspiring formula.

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Dec 15, 2021

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is the perfect sendoff to a saga that was started over a decade ago.

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