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235 games reviewed
77.5 average score
80 median score
77.4% of games recommended

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Oct 4, 2023

Assassin's Creed Mirage revitalizes the franchise by refocusing on stealth and assassination, set against the richly detailed backdrop of 9th-century Baghdad. While it modernizes the series' core mechanics and offers a compelling narrative, it retains some gameplay elements from its predecessor, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which may not appeal to those seeking a completely new experience.

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Sep 30, 2023

Separate Ways enriches the Resident Evil 4 Remake by spotlighting Ada Wong and offering distinct gameplay, all at a commendable price point. A must-buy for both newcomers and series veterans.

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Sep 26, 2023

Disgaea 7 marks a successful revival of the franchise's core strengths, blending its signature over-the-top gameplay mechanics with a fresh Samurai-themed narrative. While staying true to its roots, the game introduces new character classes and innovative features like "Jumbification," offering both long-time fans and newcomers a rich, strategically demanding experience that feels both nostalgic and novel.

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The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails emerges as a noteworthy addition to Nihon Falcom's esteemed portfolio, offering a different yet familiar experience for fans of the Trails and Ys series. With its first-ever English localization, the game brings action RPG elements into a narrative that, while not as complex as its Trails counterparts, is engaging in its own right. Despite some repetitiveness in level design and combat, the game shines in its technical polish, visual aesthetics, and captivating soundtrack.

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8 / 10.0 - ANONYMOUS;CODE
Sep 25, 2023

ANONYMOUS;CODE offers a visually engaging experience and strong main character development but falls short in fully realizing its genre's potential. Despite these shortcomings, it remains a valuable addition for fans of the Science Adventure series and visual novels.

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Sep 24, 2023

Ghostpia is a visual novel that explores the life of Sayoko in a town inhabited by unique ghosts, offering rich world-building but limited interactivity.

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Sep 24, 2023

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle, the second installment in the Daymare series, shows signs of improvement over its predecessor but still falls short of greatness. While the game maintains its core identity as a horror-centric, third-person shooter, it struggles with repetitive gameplay and a lack of narrative depth. Despite its flaws, it offers a reasonable budget option for fans of the genre.

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Sep 20, 2023

Rune Factory 3 Special serves as a comforting return to the series' roots, blending farming simulation with light RPG elements in a package that's both charming and engaging. However, its adherence to dated mechanics and lack of modern refinements make it feel like a missed opportunity for a truly special remaster, leaving players to till familiar soil without the benefit of new tools.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Immortals of Aveum
Sep 4, 2023

Immortals of Aveum shines with Unreal Engine 5 graphics and a deep magic system, but falls short in narrative depth.

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Sep 2, 2023

While Armored Core VI’s narrative and level design could have been more progressive, the deep and engrossing gameplay mechanics compensate for those shortcomings, delivering the ultimate mecha combat experience

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Aug 21, 2023

A few noteworthy issues aside, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre surpasses its predecessor by delivering a thrilling and engaging asymmetrical multiplayer horror experience.

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9 / 10.0 - Baldur's Gate 3
Aug 12, 2023

Baldur's Gate 3 is a remarkable RPG milestone. Inspired by Dungeons & Dragons 5e, it offers an engaging blend of turn-based combat, intricate storytelling, and top-notch visuals. The game caters to various players with its character customization, multiplayer options, and unique RNG mechanics. Its exploration, NPC relationships, moral decisions, and diverging paths add to the replay value.

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7 / 10.0 - Exoprimal
Jul 20, 2023

A dearth of content and some questionable monetization practices raise concerns about future prospects of an otherwise engaging multiplayer shooter with some interesting dynamics.

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Jul 16, 2023

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code is a thrilling new IP from the creators of Danganronpa, boasting a captivating narrative and a vibrant cast of characters. However, its gameplay, particularly the slow-paced Mystery Labyrinth and the overdone fan-service elements, can sometimes disrupt the overall flow and immersion of the game.

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Jul 13, 2023

Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life is a nostalgic plunge into the farming sim classic, successfully offering engaging gameplay and dynamic character interactions despite some narrative shortcomings. While its strong focus on the social aspects and improved game mechanics breathe life into the series, the somewhat bland character development and repetitiveness can hinder the immersive experience it aims to provide.

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Atelier Marie Remake, a nostalgic JRPG stripped down to its alchemical roots, leans into simplicity over more complex dynamics found in recent franchise iterations. This entry point, with its chibi-style charm and time-management gameplay, may delight newcomers but risks leaving veterans yearning for the rich character engagement of the later Ryza trilogy.

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7 / 10.0 - Park Beyond
Jul 7, 2023

Park Beyond offers a unique and engaging park simulation experience with a focus on creativity and extravagant rides, making it a standout in a market with limited competition. However, it falls short in its economic management aspect, with the challenge of balancing park profitability often leading to frustration, and the controls can feel unnecessarily complex, detracting from the overall enjoyment.

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie delivers an impressive finale to the Crossbell/Erebonia saga, offering a sophisticated narrative skillfully spread across three distinct story arcs and an ample cast. Its refined combat system, coupled with a wealth of replayable content, makes it an essential pick for JRPG enthusiasts, despite needing context from preceding installments for the full experience.

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We Love Katamari REROLL + Reverie is a remastered version of the original game that offers enhanced visuals, improved performance, and new content, providing a unique and enjoyable gaming experience with its innovative control scheme and engaging challenges. However, the game's replay value is somewhat hampered by the repetitive humor and chatter from the King of All Cosmos, and the new content, while enriching the backstory, introduces a significant difficulty spike that may frustrate players who haven't mastered the controls.

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Jun 28, 2023

Ghost Trick presents a unique and intriguing gameplay experience, successfully combining visual novel elements with environmental puzzle-solving. Despite its linearity, it engrosses the player with clever humor, witty dialogue, and an engaging cast. However, its short length and lack of replayability can be seen as shortcomings. The remaster significantly improves the game's visuals and user interface, enhancing the overall experience and making it feel like a modern title.

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