Nick Erlenhof


55 games reviewed
80.3 average score
80 median score
74.5% of games recommended
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8.4 / 10.0 - Harold Halibut
Apr 16, 2024

Harold Halibut is a special video game. Not only the incredibly elaborate style and how it was realized contribute to this, but also the fresh setting filled with lots of love and crazy nonsense. The basic gameplay does lag behind quite a bit, but for an adventure game you can easily cope with that.

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Mar 31, 2024

Rise of the Ronin is little new and yet a lot of fun. The battle system from Nioh and Wo Long meets a classic open world, adds a story full of decisions for the duo protagonists and makes it more beginner-friendly overall. If you like the setting and don't expect any major innovations, you'll have an entertaining adventure on the island nation.

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8.4 / 10.0 - Dragon's Dogma 2
Mar 26, 2024

Dragon's Dogma 2 is an unparalleled adventure that emphasizes exploration and immersive combat. The many classes keep the battles fresh and the world always offers something new to discover without becoming boring. Nevertheless, the game is very peculiar, has strange design decisions, performance problems and can be very frustrating at times. But if you can cope with this or are a fan of the first part, you will get one of the best open-world experiences in a long time.

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Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection brings two great games back into the modern era. Packed full of content, all the DLC, online modes and a polished look, there should be little to go wrong here. But Aspyr messed things up with a disastrous online launch with too few servers, spongy controls and a lack of options from the original. Patch it Chewie!

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8.4 / 10.0 - As Dusk Falls
Mar 14, 2024

As Dusk Falls impresses with a very unique style and uses this paired with very good acting performances from the characters. Apart from QTEs and decisions, there is no real gameplay, but this is not a real problem due to the suspenseful narrative. Unfortunately, it gets a little rough in the second half and the finale is too abrupt and open-ended, but fans of the genre will definitely be very well entertained.

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8.9 / 10.0 - Unicorn Overlord
Mar 11, 2024

Unicorn Overlord takes classic-looking tactical RPGs to a new level. It looks fantastic, has an addictive gameplay principle and offers an extensive pool of interesting characters with new abilities for battle. If that is enough for you and you aren't expecting a surprising story that's far removed from genre clichés, you'll have a really great time here.

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8 / 10.0 - ABRISS
Mar 11, 2024

ABRISS: build to destroy is an enormously beautiful looking puzzler full of destruction and particle effects. The large arsenal of building options leaves little to be desired when it comes to demolishing the levels and the campaign constantly adds new features. Unfortunately, the controls on the console are far too inaccurate and are also still annoying in the final levels, even if every error can be corrected immediately.

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9 / 10.0 - WWE 2K24
Mar 4, 2024

WWE 2K24 improves in every nook and cranny. Every mode has been skillfully polished, only this year's showcase mode unfortunately falls a little short. However, the graphics, gameplay, variation and attention to detail come into their own almost everywhere. If you have even the slightest interest in wrestling, this will be your game.

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7.7 / 10.0 - Pacific Drive
Feb 26, 2024

Pacific Drive is made for fans of survival games and sci-fi adventures. With its captivating anomalies and subtle horror, the hugely important and extensive maintenance of the station wagon and the somewhat frustrating ruthlessness. Pacific Drive offers a unique experience with a charming flair and is a great debut from Ironwood Studios.

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7 / 10.0 - The Inquisitor
Feb 19, 2024

The Inquisitor is actually often like a car crash that you simply can't look away from. But as you look further, there is always a real sense of wonder at the twists and turns in the story, a fresh setting and fun ideas. The battles are as bumpy as Mordimer is grumpy and the Unworld is full of frustration and yet you still want to keep going. If you are not opposed to the bizarre, you should definitely give the title a chance. Otherwise, let the vengeful Jesus come for you!

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6.6 / 10.0 - Skull and Bones
Feb 16, 2024

Skull and Bones feels like an online mode from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, but in a bad way. The sea battles are really fun at first and look really great, but unfortunately it remains a monotonous and dull grind. There's not much to do, there's no gameplay away from the ship and everything else just plods along. There is definitely potential somewhere, but there are plenty of more fun alternatives in the pirate genre.

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Feb 12, 2024

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is a journey into a wonderfully dark, serious and sometimes harsh world. You can expect many tough decisions, great characters and interesting twists, especially in the so-called "Haunting Case" side missions. Apart from that, the combat is unfortunately disappointing, remaining far too repetitive and clunky, and there is too much aimless wandering in the search for mission objectives. However, fans of the occult and the supernatural à la The Witcher or detective stories should definitely pick it up.

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8.4 / 10.0 - Helldivers II
Feb 12, 2024

Helldivers 2 is great co-op fun for fans of action and alien bugs. It's mindless fun in its purest form and a credit to the developers for refining the basics of the gameplay so well. However, when it comes to the content, the game stops surprising pretty quickly and becomes a marathon of killing thousands of enemies and repeating familiar missions. But there is plenty of potential for surprises and innovations in the future, especially after the difficult server launch.

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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a new path for the Arkham studio. It tries to be a balancing act between cool, staged story pieces and a well thought-out live service game, which unfortunately doesn't work out for either. Boring missions, repetitive sequences and an online constraint spoil the fun immensely. Even the thoroughly satisfying shooter gameplay and the interesting premise can't save much overall

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Feb 6, 2024

Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash falls considerably short of its potential. The story, variety of modes and gameplay often feel like the bare minimum for a game in the genre. The many customizations paired with the really faithful character realizations and the cool 2vs2 mechanics just about save the game from being a failure.

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Feb 1, 2024

Granblue Fantasy: Relink is a great, fresh action JRPG. The story is predictable, but offers an enormous amount of variety and definitely scores with its pleasant length. Battles are really fun and full of variety and effects, and the many characters in an online group make you want to play more, even if it can become confusing and repetitive. However, we can recommend the title to any fan of the genre.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Persona 3 Reload
Jan 30, 2024

Persona 3 Reload is such a splendidly reworked version that it can almost feel like a completely new Persona. Gorgeous visuals, a perfectly remixed soundtrack, an improved battle system and a finally updated, albeit still in parts boring, trip through Tartarus really leave little to be desired when embarking on a trip to the Gekkoukan school. It's just a shame that the female protagonist and the additional chapter "The Answer" are still missing.

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Jan 23, 2024

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is an incredibly ambitious title that can be recommended without reservation. It has been improved in every nook and cranny compared to its predecessor, with the turn-based battles benefiting in particular. The story offers an ambivalent rollercoaster ride, especially from the halfway point onwards, and the side quests are more varied and sprawling than ever before. And there won't be a better nostalgia trip for Yakuza/Kiryu fans any time soon.

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Jan 11, 2024

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown managed the leap into the new genre of Metroidvanias really well. The battles are challenging, moving through the levels is enormous fun and there are visually impressive counterattacks to marvel at. The fact that the characters and story are inconsequential and the backtracking can be a bit tedious should not deter genre fans too much.

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Jan 4, 2024

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a good asymmetrical multiplayer experience that really translates the original wonderfully. It offers a new approach thanks to the multiple killers and thus keeps the gameplay fresh for longer. Unfortunately, the now four maps are not enough for long-term motivation and the lack of solo challenges or general content apart from the one PVP mode detracts from the otherwise really great basic concept

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