Joel Couture


46 games reviewed
71.9 average score
80 median score
53.3% of games recommended
Scores 3.9 higher than average

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8.5 / 10.0 - Resident Evil 2
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 excels at putting the player in close quarters with things that will upset and unsettle them, always drawing them into ever more tense, disturbing fights.

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Dec 24, 2018

Atari Flashback Classics offers a vast look back into the history of an important time in games, but may offer little of interest to those without nostalgic feelings for it.

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Dec 17, 2018

Few titles seem to capture the timelessness that Katamari Damacy Reroll does, with bright visuals and a silly play style that are just as fun and unique now as they were years ago.

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Dec 7, 2018

Earth Defense Force 5 mixes a compelling sense of power and powerlessness, creating chaotic, overwhelming battles filled with laughter and drama that make it hard to put down.

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3.5 / 10.0 - Punch Line
Nov 21, 2018

PUNCH LINE fails to engage the player in any way, its play and story lifeless.

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Castlevania Requiem lets players get their hands on two excellent games, so even though it offers little else, it is still a worthwhile purchase.

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The Switch release of Dark Souls: Remastered is sublime, offering a daunting, rewarding experience that you can carry anywhere with no losses. That you can play it in such an intimate way only enhances its themes and its best points, becoming, to me, the definitive way to experience Dark Souls.

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8 / 10.0 - Mega Man 11
Oct 1, 2018

Through taking the classic formula and supercharging it, Mega Man 11 offers a welcome return to our sapphire hero, one that will keep dragging players back in.

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Jul 24, 2018

With its impeccable presentation, its focus on history, and its ability to remix its challenges to make decades-old games feel brand new, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 is a necessity for Mega Man fans.

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Jul 22, 2018

With its impeccable presentation, its focus on history, and its ability to remix its challenges to make decades-old games feel brand new, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 is a necessity for Mega Man fans.

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8 / 10.0 - Moonlighter
May 28, 2018

Moonlighter's loop of combat, exploration, and sales is an engrossing one, with steps taken to keep players invested in every part of the game.

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The look of Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time and the time it spends with its characters gives the game a great deal of charm, but its play styles continually drag it down.

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May 8, 2018

Dragon's Crown Pro is filled with endlessly captivating art, but those same visuals also trip up its deep, intricate action (and may be a bit too risqué for some players' tastes).

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6 / 10.0 - The Adventure Pals
Apr 18, 2018

The Adventure Pals, while endlessly visually appealing, funny, and enjoyable in its light combat, feels far too drawn out due to its lifeless stages, weakening an otherwise delightful experience.

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8 / 10.0 - Iconoclasts
Feb 24, 2018

Iconoclasts is a near-constant delight, offering story that can be charming or silly or insightful, combat that is involved, puzzles that challenge the mind, and a feeling of endless excitement and adventure.

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Jan 30, 2018

The Shadow of the Colossus remake enhances the themes of the original, stirring up a crushing sadness in the player in their actions only moments after taking them to heights of excitement.

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9 / 10.0 - Super Meat Boy
Jan 20, 2018

Almost a decade later, Super Meat Boy still offers an excellent difficulty curve, sharp level design, and heartless, brutal platforming.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Okami HD
Dec 20, 2017

Okami HD is a good action game, but it is a better game about how a dog can make a life better.

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Nov 30, 2017

Hyakki Castle is a solid dungeon crawler with some fun classes, mechanics, and amazing monsters to keep drawing players into the labyrinth.

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Nov 6, 2017

Jettomero: Hero of the Universe arrests with its vision of the beauty of stars and planets, as well as the sheer heart of the blank-faced machine you share your journey with.

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