James Cunningham


214 games reviewed
78.1 average score
80 median score
69.8% of games recommended
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Dec 5, 2023

What makes While the Iron's Hot work is a combination of a pleasant series of tasks and quirky, entertaining characters in every new town and point of interest.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Radiant Silvergun
Dec 1, 2023

Radiant Silvergun is considered a classic for a reason, and it holds up today as strongly as it did on release.

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4 / 5.0 - TEVI
Nov 29, 2023

Tevi is an exceptionally strong metroidvania-RPG, with a detailed combat system and a large number of enemies with varying attack patterns to use it against in intricate levels filled with hidden goodies.

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Oct 19, 2023

Oddly enough, though, that's kind of the charm.

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4 / 5.0 - Wildmender
Sep 27, 2023

The ambition of the game design makes it easy to overlook Wildmender's technical flaws.

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Jul 27, 2023

Disney Illusion Island is a great all-ages platform-adventure that works hard to appeal to players of any skill level.

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4 / 5.0 - Nova Lands
Jun 21, 2023

Nova Lands isn't the deepest automation game around, but it's also not trying to be Satisfactory or Dyson Sphere Project so doesn't need to be.

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4 / 5.0 - DOOMBLADE
May 31, 2023

Up until the Dread Lords, Doomblade is easily one of the best metroidvanias I've played in a long time.

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May 23, 2023

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is a solid throwback FPS that makes up for being too generous with the resources by its excellent weapon, monster and level design.

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4 / 5.0 - LUNARK
Mar 31, 2023

Lunark is a strong cinematic platformer, more than good enough to hang with the classics of its genre.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Atomic Heart
Feb 20, 2023

Atomic Heart is an "everything and the kitchen sink" type of adventure that feels like it should explode from the weight of its ambitions, yet keeps it together through a combination of good pacing of new elements and a deeply likeable world.

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4 / 5.0 - Akka Arrh
Feb 20, 2023

Once the controls are sorted out, Akka Arrh reveals itself as an absolutely fantastic shooter that plays like nothing else out there.

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3.5 / 5.0 - The Knight Witch
Jan 3, 2023

The Knight Witch is excellent in a lot of ways despite its forbidding difficulty, the kind of game you'll be glad to have beaten even if the journey to completion is sometimes a bit much.

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4 / 5.0 - Sonic Frontiers
Nov 17, 2022

Sonic Frontiers is a hugely ambitious new direction for the series that comes close to hitting on all cylinders.

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Oct 31, 2022

Even with the story not living up to previous entries, Yomawari: Lost in the Dark does a good job continuing the unique horror series.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Vampire Survivors
Oct 20, 2022

Vampire Survivors initially feels like a nice bite-sized adventure, something to dip into now and then for the joy of orchestrating a little mayhem as the heart of bullet hell rather than its recipient.

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Oct 17, 2022

Terror of Hemasaurus is an immensely entertaining monster-fest that, while never backs down from the carnage, makes the violence work with a layer of cheerful dark humor.

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3.5 / 5.0 - TombStar
Jul 26, 2022

The basics of TombStar are well done, with nicely-frantic action that keeps the bullets flowing at a good pace.

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3.5 / 5.0 - LOUD
Jul 14, 2022

While I found my playtime kneecapped by the physical hardware, Loud has nice tunes playing in sync to plenty of fun note tracks. Astrid’s tale isn’t particularly deep (what happened to her band?), but she’s a likeable character who grows into her music over the three years of the story. The twelve tracks have plenty of replayability thanks to the multiple difficulty levels, and there’s even an extra-hard bonus tune awarded in the free-play mode after game completion. Loud is a capable little music game with a lot of heart, but be aware you need either small hands or maybe a Pro Controller to get the most from it.

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Jul 12, 2022

Once you get the hang of things Eyes in the Dark: The Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom clicks into place and becomes a great little action-platformer to blast through.

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