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Alexander Chatziioannou


Favorite Games:
  • Dark Souls
  • Wizball
  • Deus Ex

40 games reviewed
65.9 average score
70 median score
33.3% of games recommended
Nov 15, 2023

A satisfying, if conservative, return to the seminal roguelike's 2D roots.

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64 / 100 - Dune: Spice Wars
Sep 21, 2023

A solid 4X that fails to capture the spirit of its colourful setting.

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Apr 26, 2023

A triumph of sinister mood let down by archaic puzzle design.

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54 / 100 - IXION
Dec 9, 2022

An enticing premise held back by uneven pacing and glaring technical issues.

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Oct 18, 2017

Rogue Trooper Redux is crude, repetitive, and still looks rather dour, yet it manages to retain a certain lo-fi charm and never overstays its welcome.

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Unscored - Urban Empire
Jan 20, 2017

By sticking on a rigidly deterministic (and, thus, politically questionable, however well-intentioned) reading of two centuries of European history, Urban Empire fails to tap either of those joys, revealing its incessant march towards the present is not an ongoing process actively shaped by individual players, but a foregone conclusion simply waiting to be ushered in.

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Nov 2, 2016

There is little doubt that Civilization VI comes closer than any of its predecessors to that famous Sid Meier quote, one intended as a definition of games in general but is arguably better understood as a rumination on their ideal form: It is a series of truly interesting decisions.

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Unscored - Forza Horizon 3
Sep 27, 2016

Forza Horizon 3 trades the rush of competition for the thrill of discovery

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Sep 20, 2016

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 doesn’t understand the series’ timeless appeal

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Sep 6, 2016

The violence of Mother Russia Bleeds provides neither joy nor insight

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Aug 1, 2016

Quadrilateral Cowboy’s celebration of youthful revolt hides in plain sight

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Unscored - Necropolis
Jul 21, 2016

Necropolis combines two great tastes that taste awful together

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Unscored - Furi
Jul 13, 2016

Furi’s merciless boss-fight gauntlet is as brilliant as it is infuriating

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Blood And Wine delivers a poignant swan song for The Witcher 3

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May 19, 2016

The Shadow Of The Beast remake is too attached to an overrated original

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4 / 5.0 - Stellaris
May 13, 2016

Stellaris is not a perfect game and there are aspects that Paradox could (and, judging by their track record, probably will) improve, including an unexciting range of technologies, a potentially plodding mid-game and timid enemy AI.

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May 3, 2016

The Banner Saga 2 picks up the pace and loses focus in the process

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Suggesting that a game developer should consider transitioning to film is usually regarded as a derogatory remark, but in the case of The Game Kitchen it should be taken as high praise.

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Apr 19, 2016

The majesty of Hyper Light Drifter's lonely pilgrimage is worth fighting for

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Sorcery! Part 3: The Seven Serpents is a leap forward in sophistication that, almost miraculously, transcends the static linearity of the gamebook formula and manages to produce a fantasy world as dynamic and exciting as any traditional adventure in recent memory.

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