Damien McFerran


70 games reviewed
75.3 average score
80 median score
57.1% of games recommended
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8 / 10 - Samurai Shodown
Feb 25, 2020

A confident and assured update of a classic fighting game series

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8 / 10 - 198X
Jan 20, 2020

A passionate love letter to a bygone age, 198X celebrates 2D, arcade-based gaming brilliantly and wraps it up in some of the best hand-drawn art we've seen in years.

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8 / 10 - Demon's Tilt
Dec 20, 2019

With its single table, often obtuse mechanics and sometimes brutal difficulty, Demon's Tilt isn't going to be to everybody's tastes, but if you have even the slightest interest in pinball games then you really should check this out.

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Sep 20, 2019

Untitled Goose Game boasts more inventiveness, creativity and charm than the vast majority of titles on the Switch eShop, and offers a believable game world that's a real pleasure to explore, investigate and – of course – cause merry havoc in. Superb physics, excellent controls, surprisingly robust AI and unique presentation all combine to make this a real highlight in the Switch's library – it's only the brevity of the experience that lets it down, but this really is a case of quality over quantity.

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9 / 10 - Astral Chain
Aug 26, 2019

With its amazing visuals, fantastic presentation, varied gameplay and deep, rewarding combat, Astral Chain could well be PlatinumGames' most accomplished game yet.

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Despite the fact that this is unquestionably a very fine video game, there's no escaping the fact that the Switch version has some serious issues

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Jun 14, 2019

When you consider how many titles Konami is packing into its Anniversary Collection packages – and that their retail price is almost half what Square Enix is demanding for the three games included here – it's impossible to not question the value of Collection of Mana.

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Apr 22, 2019

There’s no denying that it is rough in parts and really could have done with a full remaster rather than a straight re-release, but Dragon’s Dogma nonetheless remains a fantastically gripping role-playing experience that manages to straddle the divide between exhilarating real-time action and stat-based adventuring.

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Apr 5, 2019

Even when played in the comfort of your home, Gain Ground has too many issues to be anything more than a retro curiosity.

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Apr 4, 2019

While it lacks the arcade pedigree that makes other Switch-based shmups so popular, AngerForce: Reloaded has clearly been put together by a team that understands what makes this long-established genre so appealing.

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