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73.0 average score
80 median score
51.5% of games recommended
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Aug 22, 2019

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a polished, gigantic, and complex sci-fi strategy game. It has loads of different features, factions, and quests, and there's enough content to keep players active for weeks, months, probably years. But while the possibility of such a deep well may be alluring to 4X fans, it's a bad fit for the rest of us working-class citizens.

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6 / 10 - Oninaki
Aug 21, 2019

Oninaki has big goals, but it isn't able to follow up on them. While it has an exciting premise and even some cool systems to explore, it ends up mired in the sameness other games in the genre have.

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Aug 20, 2019

Remnant: From the Ashes is immediately familiar and infinitely enjoyable. Gunfire Games has created something really special.

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8 / 10 - Ion Fury
Aug 15, 2019

There are not a lot of flaws in Ion Fury, but it is hard to not compare the game to its Build Engine predecessors. The game definitely succeeds in carrying the torch from the Duke series, and little details like ultrawide monitor support and a jazzy soundtrack will go a long way to winning players over.

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8 / 10 - Rad
Aug 15, 2019

Roguelikes don't get much more bodacious than RAD. If you take a trip into the Fallow, good luck making it out. You're going to need it.

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Aug 13, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood feels like a short co-op experience stretched out over a barebones RPG skeleton. It doesn’t feel comfortable in its own skin. It’s too thin in some parts while being bloated and lumpy in others. Whatever it is, I don’t really want to touch it. Ultimately, it’s just a disappointing sidestep in an otherwise fantastic franchise.

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4 / 10 - Madden NFL 20
Jul 30, 2019

Madden NFL 20 is the worst major sports league video game out there.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 retains much of the formula that made the original games the best of their genre.

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Jul 29, 2019

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is pure fun, and I couldn't be more pleased with the experience.

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Jul 26, 2019

This colorful burst of anime goodness may not be flawless, but it's exemplary for the genre, and another of Arc System Works' great efforts.

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Jul 25, 2019

All in all, Fire Emblem: Three Houses does a great job of bringing the series to the Nintendo Switch.

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7 / 10 - Night Call
Jul 24, 2019

All in all, Night Call sets itself up with an inspired idea and premise. The concept of a man living the simple life as a city taxi driver going through regular life while trying to catch a sinister serial killer is fascinating.

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8 / 10 - Etherborn
Jul 18, 2019

Overall, Etherborn is a short and sweet puzzle platformer that centers around ideas of identity and purpose.

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8 / 10 - Defector
Jul 11, 2019

Twisted Pixel Games and Oculus have created a wonderfully immersive and polished VR experience with Defector.

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Jul 11, 2019

Still, though, I had a really good time traveling through the world that has been brought to life within Dragon Quest Builders 2. If you're looking for a good game that has plenty of content to keep you logging in every day, then this is one title you'll want to check out.

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Jul 9, 2019

The Contra Anniversary Collection could have been so much more.

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6 / 10 - SolSeraph
Jul 9, 2019

Unfortunately, it simply can't capture the same magic of ActRaiser. Perhaps it's time for a real sequel instead of a spiritual one.

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7 / 10 - Sea of Solitude
Jul 8, 2019

Sea of Solitude also tells the story of learning to confront one's own flaws and use them to grow into a better person. It isn't a very long game and outside of some collectibles, there isn't much reason to navigate these waters again. But it's a boat ride worth taking at least once given the gravity of its narrative.

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Jul 5, 2019

If you're looking for a new (technically old) kart racer to dive into and give your all, this is definitely a great one to add to the pile, especially if you've gotten your fill of all the iterations of Mario Kart.

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8 / 10 - Dandy Dungeon
Jul 1, 2019

This dungeon crawling RPG builds upon familiar mechanics to craft something fresh and new.

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