Rory Mellon


22 games reviewed
77.3 average score
80 median score
81.8% of games recommended
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Feb 6, 2023

Despite its flaws, Hogwarts Legacy is clearly a game made by Potter fans, for Potter fans, and for that particular audience, it’s been more than worth the very long wait. Hogwarts Legacy is by no means a revolutionary gaming experience, but it’s still a pretty magical one.

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Jan 27, 2023

Dead Space remake brings the beloved survival horror franchise into the modern day, and then some. It’s a stunning reimaging of a classic that retains what made its progenitor so special while also improving various aspects that haven’t aged well. Plus, it’s also one of the best-looking and sounding games on modern hardware.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 packs one of the best multiplayer suites in the franchise’s history. That’s no small feat when you consider that this Modern Warfare (2019) sequel is the 19th mainline Call of Duty game. However, a lackluster campaign and bland co-op diminish the overall package.

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Oct 20, 2022

Unfortunately, its rough edges leave a noticeable mark, and the poor writing and seriously disappointing performance on next-gen hardware hold it back.

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Sep 15, 2022

Splatoon 3 adds little new to an increasingly familiar formula, but the game features a plethora of enjoyable modes that cater to just about every playstyle.

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Aug 31, 2022

The Last of Us Part I is a nearly flawless PS5 remake of an exceptional game

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Jul 23, 2022

Don’t dismiss Stray as merely a cat simulator, as this adventure game will appeal to more than just feline fanatics. While the chance to play as an adorable kitty is appealing, the real star of the show is the game’s richly-detailed cyberpunk world. Only Stray's short length and simplistic gameplay hold it back from ranking top of the litter.

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Jun 14, 2022

The Quarry has blockbuster aspirations but never quite manages to rise above B-movie cheese. However, it’s still a well-structured interactive horror experience with a cast of mostly likable characters and a couple of highly effective twists.

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Mar 21, 2022

Ghostwire: Tokyo offers a varied arsenal of paranormal powers, and a well-realized deception of the Japanese capital. However, it does fall into some familiar open-world grooves.

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4.5 / 5 stars - OlliOlli World
Feb 10, 2022

OlliOlii World is an exhilarating and mechanical skateboarding side-scroller that consistently falls on the right side of the line between frustration and fun.

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3.5 / 5 stars - Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Feb 2, 2022

Dying Light 2 Stay Human combines a branching narrative, a massive open world and satisfying first-person parkour. It's a potent mixture, but repetitive combat and serious technical issues often spoil the fun.

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3 / 5 stars - Battlefield 2042
Nov 17, 2021

Battlefield 2042 occasionally captures the epic scale and multiplayer madness the series is known for. But the game often stumbles due to poor design decisions and technical issues.

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4 / 5 stars - Riders Republic
Oct 30, 2021

At its best Riders Republic successfully captures the sense of adventure and risk-taking that make extreme sports so appealing.

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4 / 5 stars - Alan Wake
Oct 5, 2021

Alan Wake Remastered doesn't overhaul the original foundations, but it does add welcome improvements to a game that has mostly stood the test of time.

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Sep 27, 2021

On the pitch, FIFA 22 is the best the series has ever been, but offline modes have again been neglected in favor of FIFA Ultimate Team.

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Sep 21, 2021

What Kena: Bridge of Spirits lacks in new ideas, it makes up for with an abundance of charm and gorgeous visuals.

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Aug 23, 2021

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a bland co-op shooter that coasts on the strength of its license.

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Jul 2, 2021

Mario Golf Super Rush has plenty of initial charm, but comes up short in terms of content.

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Jun 30, 2021

Knockout City is a zany take on dodgeball that combines surprisingly deep gameplay with a bright, colorful aesthetic. It's a winning combination.

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4.5 / 5 stars - Returnal
May 6, 2021

Returnal is an incredible experience, which combines a replayable rogue-lite structure with heart-pounding bullet-hell gameplay.

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