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Adnan Riaz

Manchester, England
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Favorite Games:
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Pokémon Red and Blue
  • God of War 4

20 games reviewed
78.0 average score
80 median score
60.0% of games recommended

Adnan Riaz's Reviews

Adnan Riaz is a freelance journalist and the current UK Editor for Hardcore Gamer. He's based in the UK, specifically Manchester, and predominantly writes news for Hardcore Gamer. Every so often, he'll branch out of his comfort zone to bring exclusive interviews to Hardcore Gamer or write the occasional review. He holds degrees in both History and Journalism, not to mention that he is an avid lover of politics, sports and, of course, gaming. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he’s working on next.
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Bouncing off from the fantastic work in Episode 1: Roads, Dontnod builds on the relationship between Sean and Daniel in more than one way.

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Dontnod created a stroke of genius with the ending of Episode 3: Chaos Theory, leaving an open-ended cliffhanger that is nothing short of the best jaw-dropping conclusion to any episodic title to date. The music, pacing, writing and voice acting surpass all expectations set for the series so far, providing enough substance for Life Is Strange to become a serious contender for GOTY.

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With Episode 4: Dark Room finishing on a brilliant cliffhanger, Dontnod will no doubt be firing on all cylinders as they head towards the finish line for Life Is Strange with some serious momentum behind them.

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Life Is Strange deserves every ounce of recognition it receives; it offers a compelling story that's heartwarming, poignant and powerful, but some people may also look back on it and remember it as the sleeper hit of 2015. Memorable characters, fantastic acting, unique visuals and a well-executed story are among the few things that have solidified Life Is Strange as not only one of the best titles of 2015, but also one of the video games that everyone must experience for themselves.

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Nov 7, 2015

Dontnod Entertainment's first effort at cracking the choice-driven episodic format in a video game almost results in a near-perfect experience, which is shocking when you consider how well they've grasped the concept, created a solid structure for each episode, distributed a variety of subplots across five episodes and executed the series at the same — or even higher — level that a veteran developer like Telltale Games has done for many, many years.

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Sep 28, 2018

Episode 1: Roads is a shining example of a developer that has built on the success of the first title and only continued to improve with the experience it has under its belt in episodic gaming.

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Episode 3: Wastelands might be a shorter experience compared to past episodes, but that doesn't stop Dontnod from pulling off an excellent story at the halfway point of Life Is Strange 2.

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Aug 23, 2019

Life Is Strange 2 took full advantage of the conclusion for Episode 3: Wastelands with a story that fully fleshes out Sean's character and his relationship with Daniel. Just as the first three episodes showed the sacrifices that Sean made to protect his younger brother, Dontnod pulled no punches in Episode 4: Faith by pushing him to the limits both mentally and physically.

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The Mad Ones is one of the strongest openers in episodic gaming to date.

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Mar 14, 2018

Despite the lack of new content, The Majesty of Colors Remastered puts its browser-based days behind it, excels with its minor and noticeable improvements and does nothing more than make its narrative poignant and memorable for the player.

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