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72.6 average score
70 median score
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I love when something like Return of the Obra Dinn comes along and reminds me, even briefly, how many ideas are still unexplored.

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Unscored - Just Cause 4
Dec 3, 2018

I plan to chip away at Just Cause 4 over the next week or two and hopefully write a definitive review at some point. Between the technical issues, the drab story, and the baffling mission structure though I’m feeling pretty disappointed so far.

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Nov 3, 2018

Call of Cthulhu should be a great horror-detective game, but lackluster mechanics and a heavy-handed story undermine its stronger points.

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Oct 24, 2018

Murkmire may look bland in comparison to a wonderland like Summerset, but that's only when you're drinking in the big picture.

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Oct 13, 2018

Overall it's a pretty great year for Call of Duty, even if it feels like the once-dominant shooter series is now playing catch-up to an industry that left it behind. That may be the case, but Treyarch did a damn fine job catching up at least.

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As the millions of people still streaming into the game show, if Blizzard sees Battle for Azeroth as a struggle to keep our hearts and interest, it's clearly already won.

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The Final Season managed to surprise me multiple times already, and if anyone deserves a satisfying finale it's Clementine. Six years of build-up desperately need some sort of catharsis, even if it's a tearjerker.

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The Elder Scrolls Online will never feel like a proper Elder Scrolls game for many people who flock to it, but while we wait for whatever comes after Skyrim, it's a damn fine way of passing the time.

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Mar 26, 2018

Far Cry 5 offers a fun, vivid take on rural Americana, but doesn't dig into the questions its setting raises.

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Mar 17, 2018

Surviving Mars has a lot of interface annoyances and other small issues, but its blend of optimism and dread makes a compelling foundation for a city/colony builder.

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Mar 13, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 is a better physics puzzler than its predecessor, grander in scope, but without the same novelty the genre once enjoyed.

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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine's slow pace may grate on some, but those who can acclimatize are in for a fascinating deconstruction of America, as seen through the myths, folklore, and scraps of history we tell each other.

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition might always live in the shadow of its younger sibling, but Forgotten Empires has crafted a gorgeous update for diehard fans of the original or simply fans of ancient history. Wololo.

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Feb 13, 2018

For now, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is decidedly niche, and all the better for it.

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Feb 3, 2018

Celeste is the best precision platformer in years, but it's also a game about the figurative mountains we all struggle with, and that's what makes it truly special.

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Jan 20, 2018

Rusty Lake is as bizarre as it is brilliant, and while Paradise isn't the best of the three paid entries, its brand of Victorian Gothic weirdness is still unique enough to earn a wholehearted recommendation.

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm isn't as groundbreaking as its predecessor, but it's an excellent refinement of those ideas and a solid prequel.

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Dec 15, 2017

Let's just say I expect quite a few of you will have those "Oh damn, it's already 4 A.M.?" moments.

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Nov 28, 2017

Delicious, mindless fun filled with some empty calories.

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Nov 7, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is mediocre. I enjoyed it anyway.

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