James Cunningham


136 games reviewed
77.6 average score
80 median score
67.6% of games recommended
Scores 11.7 higher than average

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Hardcore Gamer
James Cunningham
Apr 17, 2019

There's still more buried in One Finger Death Punch 2, such as bonus game modes, unlockable and upgradeable skills, bonus levels, customization options, and entire maps filled with levels that aren't actually necessary to beat the game.

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James Cunningham
Apr 11, 2019

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is a different beast than the standard series but still an incredible pure-action run & gun shooter.

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4 / 5.0 - Islanders
Apr 8, 2019

Islanders is a relaxing little builder more concerned with letting you get right to making the town than bogging you down with the details.

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Mar 20, 2019

Despite all that One Piece World Seeker can't do, it's still a solid B game.

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4.5 / 5.0 - APE OUT
Feb 28, 2019

Ape Out is an absolutely fantastic action game with an incredible sense of style.

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3 / 5.0 - Sonar Beat
Jan 26, 2019

Sonar Beat is a clever rhythm game with a pleasant soundtrack and a good visual style.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Polybius
Dec 31, 2018

Polybius looks like a frenetic shooter that constantly has the player in a state of heightened tension, but the truly amazing thing about it is that it's almost the complete opposite in actual play.

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James Cunningham
Dec 21, 2018

Minotaur Arcade Volume 1 is a great little bundle of two games that deserved better than to be lost to an obsolete mobile phone OS.  While Gridrunner is clearly the star of the show, Goat Up is a fun little oddball that also has the distinction of being Llamasoft's first platformer.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Scintillatron 4096
Dec 19, 2018

You need to come up with a strategy on the fly and then stick with it, carrying it off to perfection to earn a decent score. That’s Scintillatron 4096’s biggest strength and harshest weakness, because there’s no recovering a level from a single mistake.

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4.5 / 5.0 - DUSK
Dec 14, 2018

Dusk is easily one of the best pure-action FPSes to come along in years, mixing gunplay and exploration in equal measure.

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James Cunningham
Dec 7, 2018

I'll admit that I went into Earth Defense Force 5 a little concerned about series fatigue.

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3 / 5.0 - Crimson Keep
Dec 5, 2018

Despite its issues I kept on plugging away at Crimson Keep, not just to review it, but because it feels like if I can just figure out how to work around its shortcomings there's a great dungeon crawl waiting to be found.

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James Cunningham
Nov 12, 2018

Nostalgia is a tricky thing in that it tends to be a liar more often than not.

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4 / 5.0 - Cheap Golf
Nov 8, 2018

Cheap Golf is a far smarter game than its simplicity and retro style make it look.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Black Bird
Nov 5, 2018

Black Bird is a wonderful, sad, strange, funny, cute and bizarre shooter that can't quite make its gameplay match the quality of everything else.

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4 / 5.0 - Gal Metal
Nov 5, 2018

Gal Metal breaks a lot of rules that have been standard in the music/rhythm genre, but with good reason.

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James Cunningham
Oct 28, 2018

Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle could be viewed as a reskin of Slayaway Camp, which would be a problem if Slayaway Camp wasn't such a great puzzle game, but honestly more of the same is welcome.

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4 / 5.0 - Pig Eat Ball
Oct 8, 2018

Princess Bow has her work cut out for her.

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Despite its issues I honestly enjoyed my time with Zone of the Enders 2.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Evergarden
Aug 17, 2018

Evergarden starts off looking fairly simple, but the more you play the deeper its options become.

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