Mike Fahey


52 games reviewed
89.5% of games recommended

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Mike Fahey

If an animated rehash of 10 years’ worth of movies and television is the framing needed to get me an action role-playing game as rich, challenging and satisfying as Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, then so be it.

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Mike Fahey
Unscored - Dead or Alive 6
Mar 1, 2019

[Dead or Alive 6] strips away the tawdry trappings of past installments, leaving a fabulous fighting game with compelling characters worth caring about.

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Mike Fahey

The action is faster, the controls more responsive, the visuals are sharper and the music is more full and lush. It improves on the original in every way. It’s even a little more sadistic.

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Mike Fahey
Oct 26, 2018

I just wish there was more to do.

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Mike Fahey

Or will Blizzard just give us more of the same, because I am completely fine with that at this point. Stories so interesting I've defected to the Horde to make sure I get to enjoy them all? I guess I can live with that.

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Mike Fahey
Feb 13, 2018

The Longest Five Minutes presents its basic fantasy tale as a series of flashbacks experienced by its amnesiac main character during the game's final battle. It takes an otherwise generic retro turn-based RPG and turns it into something special—but it could have been so much more.

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Mike Fahey
Jan 30, 2018

Arc System Works has created the most approachable Dragon Ball game ever, and one of the most accessible fighting games. Fans of either should be overjoyed to welcome newcomers to their ranks, and those newcomers get to experience two of the most accepting and supportive communities in fandom. Everybody wins.

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Mike Fahey
Unscored - Nine Parchments
Dec 7, 2017

If you're planning to venture into the magical world of Nine Parchments, heed my words: It's tedious to go it alone. Take friends. Maybe wear some fireproof gloves.

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Mike Fahey
Unscored - Hand of Fate 2
Nov 20, 2017

Hand of Fate 2 improves upon the original in every way.

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Mike Fahey
Nov 14, 2017

It's another Lego Marvel game with a so-so story leading to an immensely engaging open-world experience. That's fine if you primarily play Lego games to collect all the things.

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Mike Fahey
Unscored - Hob
Oct 3, 2017

Were Hob a tightly-scripted action adventure that guided the player from point to point and told them exactly what was expected of them, it wouldn't be nearly as magical an experience, and certainly not as personal. Making my own decisions (and my own mistakes) makes the impressive, world-changing moments feel like something I did.

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Mike Fahey
Oct 3, 2017

An unexpected treat of a game, one that bodes well for the future of the Lego video game series. A rapid-release movie tie-in is a really strange place for innovation, yet here it is.

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Mike Fahey
Aug 30, 2017

I've got everything I look for in an action RPG right here.

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Mike Fahey
Unscored - Agents of Mayhem
Aug 15, 2017

Agents of Mayhem is many things, but mostly it's what happens when the development studio responsible for one of the raunchiest game series dials back the dildos and gives its heroes a little more maturity and humanity. It's something special. Like Uranus.

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Mike Fahey
Jul 10, 2017

Stormblood's epic narrative, gorgeous new locales, spectacular battles and some fresh gameplay mechanics make a great game even better.

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Mike Fahey
Unscored - Tekken 7
Jun 6, 2017

If you're ready to hit and kick other players until they stop moving, whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newbie just getting your feet wet, Tekken 7 is the real deal.

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Mike Fahey
Unscored - Injustice 2
May 16, 2017

Where follow-ups to traditional comic book events often fail, Injustice 2 is a worthy successor to the original in almost every way.

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Mike Fahey
Apr 28, 2017

Mario Kart 8 is an excellent game. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is even better.

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Mike Fahey
Unscored - Nier: Automata
Mar 6, 2017

Giving players the option to enjoy the game on their own terms is something Nier: Automata does very well. Challenge-hungry players can ramp the difficulty all the way up, doing away with silly things like targeting and aiming. Folks who just want to enjoy the nice game with the pretty androids can set the difficulty to easy, which allows for the equipping of special chips that auto-heal, auto-fight, auto-dodge—they almost play the game for you.

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Mike Fahey
Jan 24, 2017

Like most recent entries in the Tales series, Tales of Berseria is an epic adventure packed with stuff to do. There are mini-games to play, cosmetic items to collect, food to cook and treasures to uncover. Those goofy fun trappings are draped across a much more serious whole this time around, offering welcome respite from a tale that’s not afraid to take its memorable characters to some very dark places.

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