Nick Erlenhof


56 games reviewed
80.3 average score
80 median score
75.0% of games recommended
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Nov 4, 2021

Shin Megami Tensei V feels like a natural symbiosis from Nocturne and Apocalypse, packs on it a lot of new features and solves some of the problems of the older games. The verticality and collecting are extremly fun, the story is great and offers interesting characters. It only suffers a bit from being exclusive on the Nintendo Switch

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9.1 / 10.0 - Gran Turismo 7
Mar 2, 2022

Let's make it short and simple: Gran Turismo 7 is amazing. It looks superb, plays differently with every car in a realistic way and keeps the failure of Gran Turismo Sport way behind it. If you are even slightly interested in racing simulations, there is no way around Gran Turismo 7

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Oct 17, 2022

A Plague Tale: Requiem improves in just the right places. The graphics have been improved, the gameplay and mechanics are better implemented, and everything is a bit bigger and more spacious, but without losing the focus. The focus is still on the immersive and exciting narrative, the characters and their conversations. Only rough technical issues like screen tearing and stutters spoil the picture from time to time.

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8.2 / 10.0 - Evil West
Nov 21, 2022

Evil West is a linear oldschool action festival with a story you can easily skip through, good sounddesign and some challenging gameplay. The amount of possibilities during the fights and the variety in the different sections bring lots of fun. If you are looking for that, you'll have a great time.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Gungrave G.O.R.E
Nov 22, 2022

Gungrave G.O.R.E. wants us to go back to the old days of the PS2. Dumb action, a lackluster story with a silent hero and a big gun on his back. Sadly the boring and repetitive gameplay make it hard to recommend this game.

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Dec 7, 2022

The worst you can do as strategy and marvel fan is, to not give Marvel’s Midnight Suns a chance. It often doesn't feel lik a game that should be fun because of some failings in the presentation, technical aspects and dialogue but the fight system, lots of rewards and the team building mechanic are so well made, that you forget about all the other shortcomings.

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8.5 / 10.0 - One Piece Odyssey
Jan 11, 2023

One Piece Odyssey finally brings fans of the original a well-deserved implementation. The battle system works great, the story combines new things with nostalgic emotions, and the graphics are also very pleasing. Only a few minor flaws hold it back, but anyone who can relate to the straws should play it.

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Feb 16, 2023

If you haven't played Tales of Symphonia yet, this is a wonderful opportunity to relive the great characters and the story, which many fans consider to be one of the best in the series. It unfortunately doesn't combine everything from the best versions here, but you don't necessarily have to mind that.

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Mar 2, 2023

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty continues the familiar formula of the Nioh series and transports the whole thing to the Chinese era of the three empires. The new gameplay, which is purely based on counterattacks, brings so much fun and freedom that you can easily overlook the story, the somewhat inflationary loot and the fluctuating difficulty level.

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8.3 / 10.0 - Dead Island 2
Apr 18, 2023

Dead Island 2 continues where its predecessors left off. The new gore system adds a lot to the game, but the bottom line is that it stays true to its formula and doesn't really reinvent anything. Boring mission design is more than saved by the massive variation of enemy variants and the very fun melee fights, and fans of blunt butchery should grab it anyway. Hell-A!

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7.9 / 10.0 - Miasma Chronicles
May 28, 2023

Miasma Chronicles is pure tactical fun. It shows a strong understanding of what turn-based games of this type are all about. Because when it comes down to it, it's full of the decisions, trade-offs and per-move rewards that are so important in the genre. But on closer inspection, not everything has been thought through to the end in many places, and the game is too hung up on mistakes already made in its predecessors.

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9.3 / 10.0 - Final Fantasy XVI
Jun 21, 2023

Final Fantasy XVI offers epicness in its story, massively fun action in its battles, and a magnificently crafted world with an enormous amount of variety and seriousness. If you're looking for a gritty role-playing game of the highest order and you own a PS5, this is a must-have.

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7.2 / 10.0 - Exoprimal
Jul 20, 2023

Exoprimal has a great basic structure. Fun, varied classes, great visuals and a crazy setting. However, since the story should be blatantly ignored and the variety leaves something to be desired with only one mode, the game can only be unreservedly recommended for GamePass so far. It is addictive and fun, but simply offers too little for a full-price title.

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7.3 / 10.0 - Atlas Fallen
Aug 9, 2023

Atlas Fallen is a difficult case. On the one hand, there's great surfing through the sand, fun-heavy combat and extensive gameplay style customization, as well as all sorts of things to discover in the open world. On the other hand, there are boring characters, a far too serious and predictable story, repetitive mission objectives and artificially difficult battles. Thus, the game can only be recommended if you lower a few expectations and are aware that it gets clunky and lacks variety in some places. Because the fun of the game is really only a layer of sand away most of the time.

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8.1 / 10.0 - Fort Solis
Aug 22, 2023

Fort Solis is a thrilling sci-fi thriller experience that keeps you enthralled at all times, along with great voices and an immersive atmosphere. It doesn't reinvent the genre, nor will the story completely blow you away, but the execution is fabulous and graphically impressive. It is held back by a few inconsistencies, such as the final act, but is still without a doubt worthwhile for any fan of science fiction or cinematic games.

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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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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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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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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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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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