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Allisa James

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Favorite Games:
  • Ace Attorney series
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Soul Calibur II

46 games reviewed
85.0 average score
88 median score
82.6% of games recommended

Allisa James's Reviews

A Reviews Editor at DualShockers. Shamelessly in love with JRPGs and can easily rack up 100+ hours from level grinding alone. Currently Digimon Adventure Tri and One Punch Man trash. Has an extensive artbook collection.
Nov 5, 2013

Call of Duty: Ghosts isn't a terrible game. It just happens to be a small, yearly released cog in a franchise that continues to resist innovation at every turn. Coming back to this title after playing Modern Warfare 2 in 2009, I should have been overwhelmed by a multitude of exciting new changes. Instead I was hit with the realization that I hadn't missed a thing.

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Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris attempts to revamp the franchise and breathe new life into it, with very polarizing results.

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Oct 29, 2019

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is the return of the beloved franchise, but is this HD port bananas or does it slip on a peel?

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Nov 30, 2015

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is a fun and entertaining party game featuring cute little animal people (or people-people) you can play with your family. And it doesn't hurt that the title itself is free to download, although you need at least one amiibo to play the game. If you have needs that lie outside of those above listed properties you may be better off searching for another title altogether.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Mario Party 10
Mar 20, 2015

In the end, if you have siblings or friends who you could play against, Mario Party 10 can end up being a roaring good time for a while. By yourself, however, I would recommend either skipping it altogether or at least know you are dipping into a more minimal title.

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7 / 10.0 - The Falconeer
Nov 18, 2020

The Falconeer is an ambitious title developed by one person. It aims to be an open world air combat title but doesn't completely stick the landing.

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Jun 18, 2020

Ys: Memories of Celceta features fun and challenging gameplay complemented by deeply satisfying exploration that keeps your interest.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Natural Doctrine
Sep 30, 2014

Natural Doctrine is not meant for the faint of heart. You must be prepared for unyielding and at times near hellish combat that only rewards careful planning and the use of intelligent strategy over brute strength. For those who enjoy these elements in their strategy RPG, however, this title will not disappoint.

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8 / 10.0 - Trials of Mana
Apr 22, 2020

Despite a few hiccups along the way, Trials of Mana is a worthy remake of the original and also serves as a great entry point for new fans.

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While the title does hit rough patches here and there (expected of a series hitting uncharted waters), players can expect to experience a decently polished third-person shooter that extrapolates well on the mythos of Danganronpa, particularly the on-goings between the first and second title, and is well worth the price of admission for fans of the series.

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While some gamers might be put off by the relatively low amount of content and all-around simplicity, for its price, including the aforementioned cross-buy, the title is worth its value in stars.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Corpse Party (2021)
Nov 8, 2021

Despite a few shortcomings, Corpse Party (2021) is a great horror game with some nice new bonus material.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Per Aspera
Dec 8, 2020

Per Aspera is a haunting sci-fi simulation in which you play as a lone AI tasked with terraforming Mars for human colonization.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Ys Origin
Oct 18, 2020

Set 700 years before the first title, Ys Origin expands on the franchise's lore with a combat system that blends both style and substance.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Warsaw
Sep 30, 2020

It's quite the surprise that one of the most poignant WWII stories comes from Warsaw, an RPG and strategy title from indie studio Pixelated Milk.

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8.5 / 10.0 - TrackMania
Jul 13, 2020

Trackmania has finally launched for PC and despite being the latest entry in a rather niche franchise it still manages to deliver a robust experience.

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Jun 1, 2020

The latest entry in the Shantae series, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, is every bit as beautiful and fun to play as the previous titles.

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Mar 10, 2020

Snack World combines a tongue-in-cheek story with dungeon crawling, a loot system, and roguelike mechanics to make one surprisingly fun package.

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Layton's Mystery Journey for Nintendo Switch is the latest foray into the Layton franchise, but is this brand new port worth investigating?

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered brings a classic to the current-gen. But how does this enhanced version stack up?

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