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Axel Cushing

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Favorite Games:
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • Jagged Alliance II
  • The Last Guardian

18 games reviewed
62.2 average score
60 median score
55.6% of games recommended

Axel Cushing's Reviews

Currently residing in Phoenix, AZ. EIC at GameLuster, former Reviews Editor, current writer.
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6 / 10.0 - Graven
Jan 30, 2024

Graven tries a little too hard to bring back the glories of early 90s shooters and gets the look right, but doesn't seem to realize the gameplay's retrograde complications dampen the potential enthusiasm.

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Jan 24, 2024

Sovereign Syndicate does something impossible: it makes the notion of an urban fantasy Victorian England with Jack The Ripper boring and tedious. Visually impressive, narratively godawful, this is one tour through Whitechapel you can safely skip.

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Dec 13, 2023

Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader delivers the sort of space opera CRPG we didn't know we needed. From excellent visuals to combat and character systems so detailed it almost hurts, Rogue Trader will keep CRPG players busy for a very long time.

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Nov 29, 2023

Remnant II: The Awakened King gives players a new adventure beyond the Worldstone with new loot and a new Archetype. What it doesn't give is a good reason why you should play it other than the fact you bought it.

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3 / 10.0 - Fellowship
Oct 8, 2023

Fellowship has a whimsical visual appeal but seems to take a pleasure in making you fail and impeding your efforts to advance.

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3 / 10.0 - Wandering Sword
Sep 17, 2023

Wandering Sword promises sweeping wuxia action in a classic JRPG-style tactical RPG. Instead, it delivers a five-fingered death punch of bad localization, obtuse systems, and terrible save management.

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6 / 10.0 - EVERSPACE 2
Aug 12, 2023

Everspace 2 brings gorgeously rendered ships and a middling story, but can't quite make up its mind about being a space sim or a loot shooter RPG. Visually impressive, narratively and mechanically constrained, it could have been so much better.

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If you're looking to experience some truly old-school gaming, or you're curious about the evolution of FPS games, Rise Of The Triad: Ludicrous Edition provides gamers with an oft-overlooked chapter of gaming history.

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8 / 10.0 - Remnant II
Jul 25, 2023

Remnant II gives players a brutal and beautiful odyssey across time and space. It won't hold your hand, it will barely tell you where you're going or how to get there, but the adventure is certainly one worth experiencing.

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Jul 20, 2023

Jagged Alliance 3 restores the glory, guts, and joy to a tactical RPG series too long abused. Realistic weapons mix with nail-biting combat, larger-than-life characters, and a challenge so good, you'll be begging for another hit.

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Jul 4, 2023

While Aliens: Dark Descent adds an interesting RTS-twist to the typical tactical RPG, and nails the visual aesthetic of the film, the not-quite polished systems and underwhelming plot diminish what could have been one of the best games of the year.

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Feb 8, 2023

Being re-released on console has not done "Du Lac & Fey: Dance of Death" any favors. The efforts of its well assembled vocal cast can't overcome the weak visual appeal, awful controls, and shoddy narrative work.

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9 / 10.0 - Colossal Cave
Jan 18, 2023

"Colossal Cave" is a nostalgia bomb of early gaming's text-based adventure past mixed with the aesthetics of 90s "slideshow" adventures, masterfully combined by the oldest and most respected names in gaming. It's a short, sweet, and expertly delivered experience for gamers of any generation.

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10 / 10.0 - Pentiment
Nov 22, 2022

"Pentiment" delivers a murder mystery, a period piece, and a deeply moving examination of the human heart over the course of years, all in a single game that doesn't require hundreds of hours to get through. Come for the point-and-click adventure, stay for the heartbreaking narratives interwoven into the tapestry of a small town.

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6 / 10.0 - The Valiant
Oct 25, 2022

"The Valiant" give players hungry for a squad-based RTS something new to chew on. Its aesthetics are in the right place but certain design choices may frustrate even fans of the genre.

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9 / 10.0 - Terra Invicta
Sep 26, 2022

Terra Invicta brings grand strategy sensibilities to the alien invasion genre in a tour de force display of technical and artistic skill. Be prepared to lose large chunks of time and love every single moment of it.

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5 / 10.0 - Re:Legend
Sep 22, 2022

Three years in Early Access has brought "Re:Legend" to a highly polished visual state, but hasn't found the right balance between the disparate game systems it's trying to weave into a cohesive whole.

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Fans of the anime series or manga may eat it up with a spoon, but "Made In Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness" is less an action-JRPG and more of a misery simulator which equates willingness to blindly accept the painful systems as "enjoyment." If you're not a fan of the series or a glutton for cruel and unusual punishment, pass this one by.

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