Andrea Maiellano


61 games reviewed
85.3 average score
88 median score
72.1% of games recommended
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Oct 17, 2022

Having come to the end of this lengthy analysis, all I can say is that I wish there were many more productions made with the same care as Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope. Ubisoft Milan's new work is qualitatively, and content-wise, to be commended in virtually every way.

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9 / 10.0 - Street Fighter 6
May 30, 2023

Let's not beat around the bush, after the highly criticized launch of the fifth chapter, Capcom has learned its lesson and, buoyed by the current period of renewed glory, is launching a street fighter 6 on the market that not only stands as one of the best chapters in the series but, even, as one of the most complete, and best-crafted, fighting games in many years.

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9 / 10.0 - Pikmin 4
Jul 19, 2023

Pikmin 4 is one of the many incarnations of the Nintendo Difference. A thick exclusive, it is capable of embracing gamers of all ages, proving fun, and challenging, for each of them.

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Sep 21, 2023

Phantom Liberty is an expansion that, by itself, manages to make up for the change of plans made by CD Projekt RED by not making the lack of a, future, second expansion felt. Content-wise, it shows itself to be solid.

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Oct 18, 2023

Super Mario Bros. Wonder is not only one of the best two-dimensional platformers currently on the market but a must have for all Nintendo Switch owners.

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Nov 23, 2023

With Star Ocean: The Second Story R, Gemdrops has worked in the round on every aspect of the original 1998 game, giving JRPG lovers an indispensable production that everyone should play at least once.

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Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the best of the celebrations for the iconic Nintendo mascot's 30th anniversary, as well as a great starting point for a series that has been searching for a new identity for too many years. Hal Laboratory Inc. and Nintendo's new production isn't perfect in every aspect, but what was achieved with Kirby and the Forgotten Land is far more convincing and, with the right differentiations, this new iteration of Nintendo's iconic mascot could easily fill the hole left in each generation of Nintendo's consoles between one three-dimensional Mario chapter and the next. At the moment we can only assure you that Kirby has, at long last, found its optimum size and that Nintendo Switch has gained another exclusive of undoubted value.

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8.8 / 10.0 - OlliOlli World
Feb 3, 2022

OlliOlli World was undoubtedly one of the surprises of early 2022. The developers' ability to blend the original concept of the series with the typical dynamics of two-dimensional platformers has proved brilliant and, in some ways, innovative. OlliOlli World is fun, challenging, satisfying and, above all, accessible to everyone. It meets the needs of both those looking for a product for hit and run sessions and those looking for a more challenging title where they can lose themselves for hours in unbridled completionism. If we add to all this an artistic compartment that, although it is inspired too much by Pendleton's works, manages to be pleasing and perfectly in line with the absurdities proposed by the game, it comes from that OlliOlli World is a product that, unless you hate skateboarding, platformers and Adventure Time, you should absolutely not miss and that, by virtue of having proposed a fresh identity is "different from the usual" to the series, has deserved our Award.

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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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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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8.8 / 10.0 - Tales of Arise
Sep 8, 2021

Tales Of Arise is hands down one of the best chapters of the series, as well as a JRPG able to charm a much wider audience than in the past thanks to an immediate playful system, fun and perfectly blended with a solid and well-written narrative sector.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Fire Emblem Engage
Jan 17, 2023

Fire Emblem Engage is, first and foremost, an excellent turn-based strategy that succeeds in the complex task of limiting many of the elements that weighed down the gameplay of the previous chapter to offer battles that put the player's reasoning at the center of the action.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Blasphemous 2
Aug 17, 2023

Blasphemous 2 is one of the best metroidvanias currently on the market. Able to shake off the trend of wanting to "copy Hollow Knight," The Game Kitchen's new effort improves on many of its predecessor's flaws and picks up, in a much more convincing way, that heavy legacy left by two-dimensional Castlevanias. Net of a handful of smudges that prevent it from achieving excellence, Blasphemous 2 is a must-have for metroidvania lovers and an excellent entry ticket for novices to the genre.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Triangle Strategy
Mar 3, 2022

Triangle Strategy is a surprising production from many points of view. A title able to revive the sensations of a videogame past that is becoming more and more distant, managing at the same time to be modern and accessible in many ways. The story is written in an excellent way, full of twists and turns and without any fear of daring in staging the cruelty of war. The strategic component works and manages not to disfigure against the historical exponents of the genre. Undoubtedly, Triangle Strategy's leisurely pace won't appeal to every gamer's taste, but hands down we're looking at one of the most important Nintendo Switch exclusives of 2022.

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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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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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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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Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers Battle League Football not only succeeds in bringing Nintendo's famous football series back into vogue with a chapter that is solid in almost every aspect, but above all succeeds in distancing itself from the experience offered by Camelot's Mario Tennis and Mario Golf dilogies.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder Revenge is not only a constant celebration of the 1987 animated series, and of the videogame productions dedicated to it in those years, but it is, above all, an excellent horizontally scrolling Beat 'Em Up

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Feb 15, 2023

Metroid Prime Remastered is simply the new benchmark on how a remastered should be done. Graphical compartment redone from scratch, an optimization capable of delivering unthinkable performance on Nintendo Switch, and a full-bodied set of quality-of-life improvements are just a splendid adornment to a first-person adventure (don't call it an FPS if you don't get mad) that hasn't aged a day in the last two decades. A more than recommended purchase if you love the genre, both for those who have never known the series and for those who are just waiting to hear when the long-awaited fourth installment will arrive.

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