Adolfo Soares


34 games reviewed
66.0 average score
70 median score
32.4% of games recommended
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This was a journey full of ups and downs while exploring Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. At first, the experience proved to be discouraging with a disconcerting entrance, but along the way it proved to be fun, having won me over with the visual exuberance of the scenarios, the game mechanics and the freedom to move around the map. However, the disappointment ended up being felt in the final part, with a poorly constructed ending, especially due to the poor quality of the cinematic scenes, something that should be at a higher level for such a reputable franchise.

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Modern Warfare 3 isn't a bad game per se, there's just the very concrete idea that it's not a game built from scratch, but built on top of MW2 and shuffled over again. These are mere visual notes and changes to some mechanics that give it a marginally different image, it's not for me a new and complete game, it's more of an extra component of last year's work. It was enough to have been put out here as additional content where the highlight would be the Zombies mode and the tiny campaign of just over 3 hours. Those who own MW2 don't have much appeal to buy it here, unless they are unconditional fans of the Zombies.

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Nov 3, 2023

Alan Wake 2 is, without a doubt, a good game, which could reach an even higher level if some issues related to the pacing of the narrative were resolved. There are times when the progression of the story seems artificially prolonged, which can affect the immersion of those who experience it. In addition, issues related to inconsistent performance on PC should have been addressed before launch. However, despite these problems, Alan Wake 2 is a well-worthwhile experience, with a fascinating psychological narrative and incredible visuals.

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Oct 31, 2023

EA Sports WRC has established itself as the benchmark in the world of rally games, providing a solid experience that makes full use of the FIA World Rally Championship license. With a wide selection of cars, wide variety of rallies, and various game modes, this is a presentation that does justice to this iconic sport. Whether you're a long-time enthusiast or a rookie eager to get up to speed for the first time, this is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the unique world of rallying and enjoy this thrilling experience.

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Sep 19, 2023

At the end of the day, what really matters in a video game is the fun it provides, and that's precisely what The Crew Motorfest offers in abundance. Here competition is a real pleasure, and the simplicity of the challenges is the essence of everything. It's simply about enjoying the driving and what the game has to offer, without unnecessary complexities.

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Sep 5, 2023

I share my love of science fiction, and Starfield was that game I looked forward to. Maybe my expectations were too high, I fully believed that they would be able to fulfill the promises made when the game was released so many years ago. However, what has been delivered seems to be more of a demonstration of ambition than an actual ability to deliver. Sure, Starfield has its merits, there are notable moments in the game, but in the end, I can't help but feel like the promise wasn't completely fulfilled, and that's undeniable.

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Aug 22, 2023

Immortals of Aveum is a conjunction of excellent ideas, from its narrative with hints of humor, which amuses and moves in the final stretch, through a gameplay with good mechanics and a huge abundance of playable options. A bit slow in developments in the initial phase, but that accelerates to a positivity of final events that captivated me. Were it not for this final acceleration in which it highlights what is good here, we would be facing a work with only a few good ideas. It was about 16 hours of gameplay, including explorations beyond the main narrative. Perhaps a sequel can finally tap into its full potential.

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Jun 14, 2023

F1 23 is a good effort on Codemasters' part, in a franchise that is released year after year. It is a complicated task to implement major novelties in just 12 months, but this time it was noticed that they struggled. We have a more desirable Braking Point 2, an F1 World full of competitions and challenges, and the implementation of the Super License and Tech Level that give the depth that was missing. Those who feared the possibility of this being just a year dedicated to updating the drivers and cars, can rest assured. This season is one of the best of recent times in the universe of virtual Formula 1 racing.

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May 29, 2023

Miasma Chronicles was my first experience of the workings of this studio, somewhat a disappointment after learning how good Mutant Year Zero was. It is a fact that it has its moments, but they are insufficient to convince and highlight it as a way of walking in the improvement that has already been achieved. If you like these games you will have an interesting challenge here, but be aware of the gaps evident in several fundamental points.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores
Apr 20, 2023

There is not much more to say about Burning Shores, it is a content with interest, worth above all for the visual spectacle that Guerrilla Games once again managed to deliver and the new gameplay possibilities. Its narrative is somewhat forced, with somewhat debatable revelations and even a lost form in the relationships between characters. I would appreciate more depth so that I cared more about the choices introduced. It's obviously imperative for anyone who loved Forbidden West.

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No Recommendation / Blank - The Last of Us Part I
Mar 30, 2023

Too bad even the technical problems reported, this conversion deserved a very different release, it should be the culmination of the franchise and a launching pad for its third chapter. It is somewhat strange that it has been released in this state, it is curious to know what happened. Removing this great obstacle, The Last of Us Part I PC remains a must-see for those who have never played the original and even for those who have not yet made the leap to this remake. But at this point, I recommend waiting for the updates promised by Naughty Dog.

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Mar 20, 2023

Resident Evil 4 Remake is absolutely an excellent update of a classic, it is brought to the present day another pearl of the saga, which has given so many joys to Capcom and players who follow it. It's not perfect, but it manages to reach an excellent level of quality, perhaps higher than what was achieved with the remake of Resident Evil 2. Designed to please both those who play it for the first time and the most familiar and knowledgeable. The new audience does have a fantastic experience and a journey worth living, while veterans will remember all the moments already experienced, and exalt themselves with the novelties, especially in the enhanced gameplay component and the beautiful visuals. There is a lot of content that is now refined, a stay that took almost 18 hours to complete, played in the calm and without completing all the additional objectives.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Scars Above
Mar 7, 2023

Scars Above will seek inspiration from many other works, but it does not emerge at any of the points it has carried. Poor quality of kinematics and dialogues, rudimentary and frustrating gameplay that reveals almost no motion capture, and dubious visual quality. A project that has to be looked at outside the most demanding levels of a high-profile, budgeted title below. You don't ask for a full price, nor could you, but even with a more desirable price I can't recommend it, fail the most important, reward the player for the hours you play it, and that Scars Above can't do it.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Atomic Heart
Feb 20, 2023

It is understood that this is Mundfish's first game, but there is a lack of connection in the rhythms of the game and how things evolve. The narrative becomes a footnote and even pushed me away from what I was actually doing there. Despite some good times and things well presented, some coming from other games mentioned throughout the analysis, can not stand out when everything is added up. There is a lot of recycling in this whole journey, too many puzzles and too often to do the same. It could be saved by the narrative, but the final twist does not have the necessary impact. Following a line lacking in importance, a global confrontation moves to something so small and limited to a singularity.

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Recommended - Returnal
Feb 15, 2023

Returnal was a beautiful surprise in 2021 and remains a magnificent experience in 2023. This jump to the PC allows you to reach your full potential, both visually and in performance. Break free from the restraints imposed by the console hardware. Stretch etha and fly at full speed for an experience that few video games can deliver. If you were waiting for his arrival on the PC then you can't even blink, it's an acquisition without reticence. If you're impressed by what Housemarque was able to do on PS5, you'll be left with this new version created with the help of Climax Studios. Returnal is crystalclear and giddy adrenaline.

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Jan 26, 2023

As a result, this remake of Dead Space obviously manages to largely supplant the original. It gives you a new life and a phenomenal rejuvenation. In this way, it reaches a new audience of players who are thirsty for titles of this genre and with a quality label, but also gratifys all the unconditional followers and fans of the franchise. It is a game that should not be lost, has to be played and tried down to its smallest detail. An almost perfect remake, as it should be. It glorifies the legacy built in 2008, later perfected in 2011 in Dead Space 2. Well, now I'm going to pack my bags and luggage for the New Game+. Cut off their limbs.

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No Recommendation / Blank - The Callisto Protocol
Dec 6, 2022

I can't recommend it, and despite some good times, these are not enough to make you forget your obvious shortcomings. Linear by the negative, without extra challenges (puzzles), is to go get a certain thing to open something else with some monsters along the way. There is a lack of exciting content and moments of apotheosis. Because of the lack of time or because there was no more budget, I know that The Callisto Protocol is a job with a huge burden on its back, Dead Space. Sometimes it feels like a finished job in a hurry to get into the upcoming Christmas-season sales window. I'm really sorry.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Far Cry 6: Lost Between Worlds
Dec 5, 2022

Far Cry 6 Lost Between Worlds is a somewhat strange idea, but it sometimes even works. I would like to see a more rewarding approach in the early stages, as it is too boring because of a slow move allied to uninteresting enemies. The idea of combining weapon damage with colors is positive, but it feels like it's short. After finishing, I found no incentive to return to play, which contradicts a little the construction of the skills that Dani acquires, they are at the peak at the end of it all. The challenge of returning to the Rifts is null, there is nothing new to visualize.

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The Devil in Me is another chapter filled with mysteries and narrative intensity, with a formatting that continues the good work of Supermassive Games. I managed to hold on from start to finish, always in awe, but at the same time wondering what would come next. The restlessness of spirit is the flame of this whole narrative, in an adult bet only directed to lovers of suspense and terror, who like to feel strong emotions that make us feel alive. It is almost 10 hours that can be repeated after the first final, in an attempt to save all the characters and achieve the ideal end, if you like this type of epilogues.

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No Recommendation / Blank - WRC Generations
Nov 13, 2022

So we have the arrival of this WRC Generations with a farewell flavor, from a generation of titles delivered by Nacon. There is not much evolution here when compared to the WRC 10 predecessor, and it is difficult to recommend it to those who own this version. It is worth the improvement of physics and visual touch-ups. It highlights the new cars that will delight aficionados of this sport so particular and engaging.

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