Tony Polanco


33 games reviewed
77.7 average score
80 median score
64.5% of games recommended
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Jan 23, 2023

Yes, the gameplay is solid and the visuals can be intriguing. The core narrative also has an interesting premise. But the game’s virtues are overshadowed by horrendous dialogue and an irritating protagonist. It’s a shame since, with better writing and acting, Forspoken could have been an awesome new IP. But as it stands, it’s a huge missed opportunity.

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Dec 7, 2022

The Callisto Protocol has intriguing ideas but its unsatisfying combat and linear level design prevent it from being the Dead Space spiritual successor we hoped for.

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Nov 3, 2022

God of War Ragnarök is arguably the series' best entry thanks to its gripping narrative, engaging gameplay and stunning visuals. It is the definition of a "must-have" title.

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Aug 30, 2022

The new Saints Row features enjoyable open-world gameplay but bland characters and an overall timid story make it the weakest entry in the series.

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Unscored - MultiVersus
Jul 28, 2022

MultiVersus lives up to its promise of delivering battles between iconic Warner Bros. characters. It has a solid foundation that could make it a competitor to Nintendo’s Smash Bros.

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Jul 1, 2022

Anyone who has somehow never played any of the 2D Sonic games, or who needs a good shot of nostalgia, can't go wrong with Sonic Origins. Even considering my quibbles with the game, it’s hard for me not to give it a strong recommendation. This is what classic 2D platforming is all about.

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TMNT: Shredder's Revenge could be mistaken for a long-lost '90s arcade game thanks to its era-appropriate production values and tight beat 'em up mechanics. It's the sequel to Turtles in Time that was never released.

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4.5 / 5 stars - Horizon Forbidden West
Feb 14, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West is an exceptionally crafted sequel, delivering a thrilling open-world experience that fans of the original game will love.

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Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection brings two of the series' best entries to the PS5. This is the definitive way to experience these stellar titles.

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Jan 21, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise shines on PC, thanks to updated graphics and higher frame rates. It is the definitive edition of an already-fantastic title.

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3.8 / 5 stars - Back 4 Blood
Oct 13, 2021

Back 4 Blood is Left 4 Dead in everything but name. Delivering tense co-op zombie-shooting action, it's the true spiritual successor to Turtle Rock's classic franchise.

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Featuring 4K textures, smooth frame rates, and new content that complements the core story, Death Stranding: Director's Cut tops the vanilla game in nearly every way.

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Sep 21, 2021

Deathloop’s mind-bending time mechanic, captivating art style, open-ended gameplay, and colorful cast of characters create a captivating shooter experience that you shouldn’t miss.

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Unscored - World War Z
Sep 15, 2021

With Aftermath, World War Z receives new stages, adaptive AI, and a first-person mode that lets you splatter zombies in fresh fashion.

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Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut offers a new, explorable island and several welcome PS5-exclusive enhancements. It is a worthy upgrade of an already exceptional title.

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Jun 30, 2021

Outriders offers a deeper narrative than its looter contemporaries, but it's ultimately a run-of-the-mill shooter that leaves no lasting impact.

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Jun 25, 2021

WRC 10's precise controls and detailed graphics wonderfully replicate rally racing, though graphical hiccups occasionally sour the experience.

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition updates the classic trilogy to modern standards with vibrant visuals and streamlined controls. The collection provides the perfect way to experience the epic saga.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla continues the series’ recent winning streak. This stellar entry boasts an expansive world, many exciting missions, and a tight, character-driven plot that make it one of 2020's best games.

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Sep 4, 2020

Marvel's Avengers is a cinematic action game featuring Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, and other popular superheroes. It's packed with cool, customizable loot and punchable bad guys, but the action drags.

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