Nick Erlenhof


55 games reviewed
80.3 average score
80 median score
74.5% of games recommended
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Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express is entertaining detective fun that catapults Agatha Christie's best-known story into the modern age. The investigation brings a few new approaches that also make it interesting for fans and the puzzles are always quite challenging. The game's drawbacks are the bumpy animations, the repetitive gameplay and the occasionally unpleasant voice acting

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Echoes of the Fallen offers a rather short, crisp extra mission shortly before the end of the main game. With too little story, but several really great boss fights and one of the most impressive final bosses in the game, it's definitely worth a look for fans who still lack blood on Clive's blade.

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Dec 11, 2023

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora offers an interesting new approach to the classic open-world genre, attempting a more serene and thoughtful path with a focus on environments and nature. This works exceptionally well visually, and there are enjoyable gameplay elements, but the bland story, frequent encounters with too many similar enemies in confined areas, and the confusing search for the next objective give the game a blue mark.

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8.5 / 10.0 - The Invincible
Nov 30, 2023

The Invincible is not for everyone. You simply have to like the quiet narrative style, the setting and the lack of real gameplay to appreciate the enjoyment behind it. But if you can take your time and are not opposed to retro sci-fi and walking simulators, you will get an incredibly beautifully crafted world with great voice actors and probably the best playable adaptation of a book in a long time.

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7.9 / 10.0 - The Last Faith
Nov 16, 2023

The Last Faith covers several genres while creating a truly good mix. It features the impressive but fair bosses of a Souls game, the numerous, if at times confusing, exploration possibilities of a Metroidvania, and the dark style of Bloodborne. A shallow story and a lot of backtracking in the second half should therefore only moderately deter fans of the genre.

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Naruto X Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections is more of a battle collection with bonuses than a fully-fledged new installment. The story mode only covers about a quarter of the fights from Naruto to the end of the Shippuden saga and the "Special Story" mode has too many filler fights that drag it out. But the fun and varied battles with the immense number of characters, the great visuals and finally 60fps make the actual gameplay a pleasure. Nevertheless, it can only be recommended to hardened Naruto fans.

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Nov 14, 2023

Persona 5 Tactica consistently impresses with its fun battles, which always remain fresh thanks to the variety of areas and elements. The music is once again absolutely superb and the story becomes serious and interesting once you have completed a little more than the first act. However, the pacing, the often underwhelming visual novel presentation and the limited game world drag down the overall impression somewhat.

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8.4 / 10.0 - This Bed We Made
Nov 3, 2023

his Bed We Made is a unique mystery game with a good story and a great setting that impresses with its atmosphere. If you like the premise and the penchant for crime thrillers, it is definitely worth your money despite a few minor flaws.

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Oct 27, 2023

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 skillfully improves on everything from its two predecessors and creates the ultimate adventure for any spider fan. Variety, great visuals, brute action and phenomenal movement through the city are only held back by minor technical flaws and a few inconsistencies in the story. It's definitely a must-have for every PS5 gamer in the friendly neighborhood.

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Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 contains unmistakable classics and some of the best games of the genre and finally takes some older titles out of the dustbin of old platforms. Of course, the fact that Metal Gear Solid didn't get a 60fps tech makeover and that Parts 2 & 3 are almost identical to the HD Collection version is a sour note. But the many extras and the experience of playing all titles in a row on one system makes it a must-have for newcomers to the series. Fans can also just purchase the remastered MGS 1 from this collection instead.

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8.4 / 10.0 - Ghostrunner 2
Oct 23, 2023

Ghostrunner 2 offers the same frustrating puzzle battles and parkour sections as its predecessor, but ups the ante here with better blocking, new abilities, an outdoor world, and the motorcycle paired with a good amount of polish. The frequent gameplay flow and upbeat techno music are only held back by a negligible story and a somewhat decelerating midsection.

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6.9 / 10.0 - CRYMACHINA
Oct 20, 2023

CRYMACHINA impresses with an intriguing world, great music and a very interesting graphic style paired with anime aesthetics, which we liked throughout. Unfortunately, with the same old battles, dull and linear dungeons, and unimpressive bosses, there's not much left outside of that.

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Oct 19, 2023

Lords of the Fallen is a really ambitious Souls-like game. It's one of the few that brings great innovation to the table, but it forgets to keep the technology together and to alternate bosses and enemies in addition to the oppulent visuals. Fans of the genre should therefore give the game a few more patches, then you should have quite a fun time in Mournestead.

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Sep 28, 2023

Fate/Samurai Remnant offers a balancing act of anime-style samurai epics paired with more focused combat in the style of the Warriors games. You can expect beautiful and numerous areas that also include equally barren arela, has a more tactical approach to the fights that doesn't last until the end, and gets a bit too lost in its repetition, although there are always new mechanics and enemy designs. A blade with samurais on one side and Musou on the other, though, where fans of either should definitely take a look. It definitely could have used more anime epicness though, as the opening suggests.

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Sep 26, 2023

Disgaea always stands out for its continuous development, and Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless offers fans an additional incentive to sink numerous hours into this peculiar and charming world. The systems and features become more and more in-depth, so it's not exactly suitable for beginners. Still, it's worth a visit for those who might have been a bit disappointed last year or are looking for a new strategy RPG.

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7.3 / 10.0 - PAYDAY 3
Sep 21, 2023

Payday 3 takes a big step forward in what has been the sole field of heist simulators. The new stealth mechanics are motivating, the gameplay has been improved and the heists are varied. However, there are still some drawbacks in the current lack of content, the AI and the general polish. However, some things are already being worked on, so that Heist fans will soon be able to let off steam here.

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7.8 / 10.0 - The Crew Motorfest
Sep 19, 2023

In its best moments, The Crew Motorfest offers an incredibly great-looking and fun racing paradise, which gets a lot of variety from the playlists. Unfortunately, boats and planes hardly take place, NPCs are annoying and microtransactions are strangely omnipresent. However, those who can stand it and even like online multiplayer will have found their virtual vacation spot with Hawaii.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Lies of P
Sep 13, 2023

Lies of P not only has an excellent atmosphere, great visuals and the coolest Pinocchio ever, but also enough peculiarities in terms of gameplay. It skillfully sets itself apart from its roots and is probably the best Souls-like game that doesn't come directly from From Software. Only the focus on blocking and some other mechanics really hold the game back.

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8.2 / 10.0 - Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
Sep 4, 2023

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is a wonderful title for those who long for a Jet Set Radio 3. It offers beginner-friendly and enormously fun movement including trickery through all sorts of colorful and cool designed locations, packs a great soundtrack to your ears and only really disappoints in a few points like the fights or the too simple spraying.

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While Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten has quite an extensive and interesting story with likable characters, the general pacing and longevity of the battles get in the way, as the game is simply far too long for that. However, Utawarerumono fans and JRPG lovers will still get their money's worth.

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