Nicholas Mercurio


68 games reviewed
82.8 average score
85 median score
73.5% of games recommended
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Feb 20, 2024

Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior is a passionate and engaging video game, which expresses its best through game design, one of the most valuable and focused that I have had in my hands. A greater commitment regarding progression would have been appreciated, but the work presents vast possibilities for different choices and approaches based on the clashes. It's a hack'n slash that achieves its goal, and much more, also supported by an exciting story.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Ultros
Feb 12, 2024

Ultros is a passionate and addictive Metroidvania, with excellent art design and level design, strong in impactful graphics and an art direction of absolute value. It is a long-lived and detailed video game, very original and multifaceted, with a game design that explores its every potential in a peculiar way. A must have if you are a fan of the genre, and if you are a beginner. It is also particularly suitable for beginners.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Oblivion Override
Feb 5, 2024

A brilliant and captivating video game with an excellent and detailed story. An original and brutal game model that shows great care in every area, from the hustle and bustle of battles to other noteworthy details such as the relationship between Crimson and the secondary characters of the experience. A video game not to be missed.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Persona 3 Reload
Jan 30, 2024

Persona 3 Reload is a sensational work that is not just satisfied with being a remake but is, consequently, something that reformulates the development of ATLUS video games for an even wider audience. Choosing one of the greatest and most powerful works of the JRPG genre, thus forging a title to improve and revisit a work of the genre, was by no means an easy and immediate task. Indeed, it was something extremely complex. An incredible great return that can be summed up in the term "Masterpiece".

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8 / 10.0 - Bluethroot
Jan 17, 2024

A work as simple and fascinating as it is effective and powerful. Andrea finds himself experiencing himself in the eyes and behaviors of others within a powerful narrative adventure that brings to the table the hardships and problems of Generation Z. A concrete and successful test, in our opinion.

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8.5 / 10.0 - House Flipper 2
Jan 13, 2024

House Flippers 2 is a simple game that couldn't be simpler. While it focuses on simplicity, in fact, and on a fabulous and effective game design, it manages to blend in a fantastic way with a context that gives emotions and leaves you with a smile. Yes, that's right: just like Unpacking.

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9 / 10.0 - DOOM Classic
Dec 20, 2023

intelligent and exciting, SIGIL 2 is a fantastic and wonderful continuum, dense and complex, intricate and carefree, enriched with many references as well as positive elements within it. It is designed for hardcore gamers and those who cannot help but play and play endlessly productions of this caliber, who literally have body and soul for DOOM, and sacrificed much more than some would think. To be lived intensely.

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9 / 10.0 - Outer Wilds
Dec 11, 2023

Also on Nintendo Switch, just like on other gaming platforms, Outer Wilds is a visual and profound spectacle that goes far beyond expectations. It is a dense and emotionally charged journey, capable of bonding the player and showing how creativity can actually give an experience waiting to be discovered.

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8.3 / 10.0 - SteamWorld Build
Dec 8, 2023

SteamWorld Build is a pleasant and exciting gaming adventure, calm and capable of captivating the player on the screen and transporting him to a fascinating world in a masterfully thought out hybrid. Even if more could have been done in terms of plot, the game design, the heart of the work, enriches it with notable nuances and approaches.

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8.5 / 10.0 - The Last Faith
Dec 4, 2023

The Last Faith is an exciting and lucid video game, the son of two souls capable of chaining players to the chair and doing nothing else. In this sense, the work focuses on this: to increase a playful depth that incredibly manages to impress fans and beyond. You will never do without this nightmare again.

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Nov 30, 2023

Tales of Arise: Beyond the Dawn è una buona occasione per tornare a vestire i panni di Alphen e scoprire le sfaccettature di un mondo nuovo mondo che ora è solo da ricostruire. Sul lato ludico, purtroppo, manca qualcosa e si poteva aggiungere qualche novità, specie per tracciare una differenza fra il capitolo originale e l'espansione, utilissima solo in termini narrativi.

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9 / 10.0 - Worldless
Nov 29, 2023

Worldless is an excellent, intelligent and well-packaged video game, capable of both offering brilliant platforming phases and representing an extremely focused and addictive Metroidvania. Supported by a story to be discovered, it is a video game that focuses both on the visual impact and on its combat system, managing in an enveloping way to be incredibly in focus in both lights. That's a lot, a lot of stuff for a team on its first video game that arrives in such an aggressive and fierce market.

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Nov 28, 2023

Sword Art Online: Last Recollection, has a good track record and an interesting, little communicated and evocative context in game design. In the end I ended up with a single player and a multiplayer, with a non-recurring effect in the Alcun mode of living with one another, presenting a mess that is not particularly effective. The bottom line is that it is only possible to distinguish between the two, but it is only subtle.

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9 / 10.0 - Wartales
Nov 20, 2023

Wartales is an intelligent and brutal video game, capable of exalting through excellent game design and mind-boggling contexts and secondary missions. It is impossible to read a very graceful and alive story in a modern way, and the work can be seen in the classic role-playing game as well as it can still be seen. It absolutely is there.

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8.3 / 10.0 - The Kindeman Remedy
Nov 15, 2023

An exciting video game that engages and entertains. The Kindeman Remedy is brutal, with a mature and well-written story. Absolutely must have.

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Nov 14, 2023

Persona 5 Tactica is a passionate and better work in every light and nuance. Enriched by a detailed game design, defined at its best by many approaches that can be carried out at your preference, its greatest merit is to be linked to the original title and to involve, at the same time, with a strategic vision à la X-Com particularly successful. It's a video game you won't want to miss, full of nuances and things to do, as well as enriched by a moving story.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Thirsty Suitors
Nov 13, 2023

Mix the madness of a blind date, the unknown of a homecoming and slippers on your mother's teeth, and you get Thirsty Suitors, a video game that overwhelms the rules and follows its own vision, going to define with awareness and maturity an enveloping and enthralling game design. Above all, it is strong in game design that mixes with real-life events and a number of events that follow one another, while outlining an extremely scholastic exploration. Try it if you're in a midlife crisis (now in your thirties), if you have a lot or a lot of exes ready to take revenge and if, in a sense, you've finished Alan Wake 2 or any other work released in the last six months. In that case, you would understand why someone left you.

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9.2 / 10.0 - Slay the Princess
Nov 7, 2023

Slay the Princess is a deep narrative adventure with the sole goal of telling a story, in a sort of big, deep What If? which succeeds in the complex task of surprising. To reach total completionism, you could even need six hours of play. It's a rich, deep and literally flawless title. A big, small and unexpected evolution for graphic adventures.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Jusant
Oct 31, 2023

Jusant is a courageous, intense and detailed work. Full of originality, with a brilliant and intelligent plot, it tells of a cross-section of the world that is explored through long crossings and climbs that are always different, but still complex. Strengthened by an exciting, engaging and well-implemented play structure, it is proof of the passion of Don't Nod, which is preparing to leave its mark on a panorama that it has known for seventeen years.

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9 / 10.0 - Moonring
Oct 24, 2023

An enveloping production, complete and well composed in every nuance. It's really a lot, a lot of stuff, something that never abandons and that entertains, taking you back in time focusing on the present and the future without compromise. It is a language that can do good, that can be essential and unique, that can set the tone for the future. There is passion, there is love, there is a desire to do and, above all, there is a desire to go against the grain. Go beyond the market itself.

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