Andrea Maiellano


37 games reviewed
86.5 average score
90 median score
81.1% of games recommended
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Apr 2, 2021

Disco Elysium The Final Cut succeeds in the difficult task of elevating the original work from a "phenomenal role-playing game" to a masterpiece of the genre that anyone should play at least once in their life.

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Mar 25, 2021

Going straight to the point Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 is exactly what fans of the franchise have been waiting for many, perhaps too many, years. An anthology of all those elements that at the beginning of 2000 made this series a real icon, as well as the genesis of a genre that would spread in multiple directions in the years to come.

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Mar 23, 2021

Monster Hunter rise is, in no uncertain terms, the perfect combination of everything that made the Capcom saga famous and the excellent rejuvenation operation performed with the previous World.

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Feb 10, 2021

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is a collection that makes it impossible not to praise him. 3D World, with its immense quantity, quality and variety of content, confirms its status as the best level platformer currently on the market.

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6 / 10.0 - Bright Memory
Nov 13, 2020

The prologue to Bright Memory: Infinite arrives on Xbox Series X to represent one of the few exclusive experiences available at launch. We are aware that we cannot evaluate this experiment in the same way as a triple A production but we have noticed too many critical issues to be able to go beyond a stretched sufficiency.

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Nov 12, 2020

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered is, undoubtedly, an operation that will cause discussion for how it was proposed to users but this, although important, factor, does not affect the qualities of a title that already in 2018 boasted of being the best video game, dedicated to Spider-Man, ever made.

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Nov 9, 2020

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition perpetuates the formula already proposed by Capcom for the previous iterations of the saga. New modes, playable Vergil and next-gen support are the workhorses of a package that, especially at the proposed price, can not miss in the library of all those players who have never tried the fifth adventure of dante.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Battletoads
Aug 20, 2020

The Battletoads are back... and they did it in the best possible form for the current gaming landscape. The new production of Dlala Studios, in fact, is a solid and fun Beat'em up, able to entertain for hours the lovers of the genre, or fans of the series, and to restore the right luster to iconic characters who needed a new context to return in vogue.

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Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is first and foremost one of the best restoration works that we have been able to try for some years now. Refined, improved, expanded and with a technical sector in line with the current productions available on Nintendo Switch.

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Mar 16, 2020

As reiterated several times by Nintendo, Animal Crossing New Horizons is an "ode to relaxed gameplay". The new chapter of the famous Life Simulator series, in fact, shows a natural evolution of the excellent game mechanics offered by its predecessors going to file and improve a series of aspects that began to feel the weight of the years.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Dreams
Feb 17, 2020

If analyzing a completed art form can be a complex undertaking and that obliges to take into analysis different specific elements ... making a judgment on the instrument to generate that specific form of art, could prove to be a challenge, almost, impossible. Dreams, however, manages to give a mere development tool, a form that embraces different playful and social aspects, giving life to a software able to unite developers and players together allowing the former, or anyone who wants to take this path, to give life to their fantasies, and the latter to be able to access a library, almost infinite, of multifaceted productions that show the inspiration that this media can generate in its fans.

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Surprisingly, Dragon Quest XI S, turned out to be a conversion to which, the months of waiting compared to the other versions, have benefited in a really positive way.

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Condensing the evaluation of a production like the remake of The Legend Of Zelda Link's Awakening, with a simple vote is, at times, demeaning towards the work itself.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Astral Chain
Aug 26, 2019

Astral Chain turned out, undoubtedly, a very pleasant surprise. The ability to amalgamate different types of games, a multifaceted Combat System and able to show all the capabilities of Platinum Games in the sector, has given life to a peculiar Hack And Slash, solid and damn fun.

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Jul 25, 2019

Fire Emblem Three Houses succeeds in breaking with the past, remaining faithful to its roots.

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Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 does not re-invent or distort anything compared to the current panorama of Level Editors but thanks to the important name it boasts, and the impeccable gameplay that follows, it manages to stand out from other productions for the immediacy of use and the variety of content that it can offer to the player.

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9 / 10.0 - Cuphead
Apr 19, 2019

The conversion of Cuphead for Nintendo Switch shows the care with which the ports should be performed on Nintendo's hybrid console. Technically identical to its previously released counterparts, and accompanied by all the improvements added with the latest update, Cuphead offers a fast-paced, fun and respectful experience of the important origins it wants to celebrate.

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