Joel Couture


76 games reviewed
74.7 average score
80 median score
57.3% of games recommended
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Jul 29, 2015

All of its various elements just click together well, creating a solid game that will be hard to put down as you struggle your way to the deepest recesses of Isaac's basement.

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8 / 10 - Race The Sun
Oct 8, 2015

[T]he visuals may look a little plain, but that's just to make it easier for the player to assess what's rushing toward them. Race the Sun is a futile flight against a falling sun, but with all of its little extras, different tracks and a sense of speed you can almost feel, it's flight we willingly keep taking on.

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Oct 22, 2015

Cutie Pets Pick Berries will not cure your fever for muscular wildlife, but it will give players a fun little diversion for a little while and some fun Miiverse stamps to use. Beyond that, the simple berry-matching game doesn't seem like much of a reason to keep playing, and feels better suited as a mobile game you'd play while messing around on the bus. Maybe with a few more gameplay quirks or some use of its visual theme it could have been more interesting, but as it is there's not much to keep players there - it's fun and plays well, but doesn't offer much.

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Oct 27, 2015

When you're not getting annoyed at being unable to find the final item in a given area, Slender: The Arrival is an excellent horror game that will leave your pulse racing. It's terrifying to be chased by these relentless enemies - frightening to see them no matter where you turn as you lose yourself deeper and deeper in the game's maze-like environments. It's just a shame that it can get so unbearably annoying to have to find a single scrap of paper hidden in a forest while enemies seem to guard its location over aggressively. If you can tolerate these moments, however, you'll experience a truly frightening game that will leave your guts in knots as you try, and fail (and fail, and fail), to stay alive.

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2 / 10 - Totem Topple
Nov 23, 2015

It's very hard to imagine someone being all that invested in building up this tower and fighting off the ugly enemies for long, though. The gameplay pretends to be deep, but the heads' effects are imperceptible. You can miss an enemy you watched yourself hit, and those same enemies have no visual impact, looking like odd symbols just floating your way. The rest of the game's art is muddled to the point of being impossible to make out on the screen (except for a nice sunset); the music - a single track - gets repetitive quickly. There's just very little to keep someone playing Totem Topple. There's no strategy, no depth and no appeal.

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2 / 10 - Sketch Wars
Dec 29, 2015

There's not a lot to a game like Sketch Wars, but what is there has been done poorly. The art is awful, the controls are initially clumsy and half of them don't work properly, and the words you have to draw are absurd. Short of the entertainment you'll get from looking at its terrible drawing choices, there's nothing fun about Sketch Party.

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2 / 10 - Molly Maggot
Jan 6, 2016

A few bosses and new enemies give you something to strive for, but your ability to endure bad jumping and dull exploration are all that will keep you playing Molly Maggot. If you're desperate to see how miserable life as a maggot is then the game will provide you some context, but otherwise it's a boring, joyless slog.

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Jan 15, 2016

Near Earth Objects is simple to pick up and play, only asking that you shuffle yourself around with the D-pad to best keep your ship intact. With a clever variety of enemies that constantly change how you play the game and the audio/visual presentation, it becomes something you can easily sink hours into, floating along in a colour and music-fueled haze.

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7 / 10.0 - Outlast II
Apr 27, 2017

Outlast 2 builds on what the original did well, crafting terrifying chase sequences with care.

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May 1, 2017

While Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King does skew a little too close to its inspirations in places and it can be a bit too easy, it still gives players a delightful, lively world filled with secrets and silly characters.

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May 12, 2017

Slippery movement and some unreliable mechanics make Super Rude Bear Resurrection a bit harder than it ought to be for new players, but overall offers good challenge and creative level design.

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Jun 22, 2017

When players learn it all, Ruin of the Reckless makes for some frantic roguelike fun.

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Jul 4, 2017

Mages of Mystralia mixes clever spellcasting and magical customization in a fun fantasy realm that players won't want to leave.

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Jul 7, 2017

A decent action game, but one weighed down by its terrible plot, crummy characters, and off-putting attempts to be racy.

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5 / 10.0 - Plague Road
Jul 13, 2017

Plague Road's visuals may tell an intriguing story, but the rest of the game has very little to say.

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7 / 10.0 - Alwa's Awakening
Aug 1, 2017

Alwa's Awakening takes its players to pretty pixelated places filled with NES challenge, but mars the whole experience with a clumsy magic system that makes the game's difficult platforming segments needlessly frustrating.

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9 / 10.0 - Observer
Aug 24, 2017

Observer takes place and memories and turns them into frightening things, dragging the player into realms of terrifying visions that stir up a nameless fear.

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White Day: A Labyrinth Named School offers some chilling ghostly encounters, provides seemingly endless terrors and new ways to be frightened.

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Aug 31, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a gorgeous adventure and an engrossing tactical romp, offering a solid challenge and some unique combat quirks that will please tactical fans.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Warriors All-Stars
Sep 8, 2017

Interesting friendships between varied characters from multiple games, a fun combat system with some welcome additions, and that same soldier stomping fun make Warriors All Stars a solid Musou game.

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