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167 games reviewed
77.4 average score
79 median score
60.8% of games recommended

INVEN's Reviews

It seems they successfully caught the nostalgic feelings of retro film cameras. A storytelling mechanic based on showing rather than telling is also interesting if it suits your taste. However, some minor errors with PC version need to be fixed in hurry and a few incorrect Korean translations are also affecting the core gameplay.

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May 25, 2022

It presents a unique mystery by using a play-within-a-play that goes back and forth in 100 years. FMV are used as clues rather than interactive movies. And it feels much closer to the game because of that. While the story is attractive, several parts were difficult to immerse. UI/UX of clue-making clearly needs to be improved

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8.5 / 10.0 - The Forgotten City
May 24, 2022

The power to immerse into 6 hour gameplay originates from the great narratives of the game. Even though the animations and face expressions are a bit clumsy, The Forgotten City's deep story added on award-winning original mode is something that should not be missed by for those who love mysteries and adventures.

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May 20, 2022

While It is refreshing to implement the movement of gibbons with simple controls, the game's short playtime and repetitive gameplay remains regrettable. Wouldn't it have been more efficient if the message was implemented as an animation using their fairy tale-like visuals?

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May 19, 2022

This is the game that makes you forget about the absence of the new HOMM series. It shows attractive pixel graphics and packed with variety thanks to the strategic elements that were not in previous HOMMs. However, UI and somewhat insufficient map design needs to be improved. If they manage to overcome some shortcomings, you may not have to play HOMM3 anymore.

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7 / 10.0 - Loot River
May 11, 2022

Puzzle element infused in action rogue-like genre stimulates the interest in many ways. The level design built on the core system such as manipulating Tetris-like scaffolds was also okay. However, the game gets dull pretty quick except for the puzzles because the only differentiator is just stepping stones.

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May 10, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is the best game to start a new Eiyden Chronicle series. The game contains battle through link action, smooth sound, harmonious 2D+3D graphic design and well-balanced story. You can hardly tell that all of these are perfect, but the game has enough quality to enjoy without any concerns.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Rogue Legacy 2
May 6, 2022

Rogue Legacy2 shows a perfect combination of Rogue-lite and Metrovania. the game is enjoyable for hundreds of hours thanks to both genres compensate each other's downside. While, the improved exploring and battle systems added the completeness to the previous title, similar gameplay styles and monster designs can make you feel somewhat dull.

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7 / 10.0 - Trek to Yomi
May 6, 2022

Trek to Yomi's excellent visual quality and sound production are enough for you to recall classic black-and-white film. But maybe they put too much effort into the visual side. Gameplay itself feels so plain and simple. The fast-paced combats are interesting in itself but barely changes. And the collectables are not attractive enough.

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8 / 10.0 - Kombinera
May 5, 2022

You can make two different evaluations on "Kombinera" depends on how you conceive its genre as a 'puzzle' or a 'platformer'. While the elaborately designed 300+ puzzles are enough for a challenge, the fact that these puzzles require detailed controls rather than using brain can be polarizing among players. The game's simply but immersive storytelling, flawless UI design is also impressive.

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May 5, 2022

The revival of the legendary 'Wii Sports'. It seems they successfully reflect the company's color. The addition of multiplayer and Pro Rank system allows players to indulge into the game alone, while the competitive system is also simple and easy to challenge. However, it is noticeable that the single play contents are less than the previous title and some games are not easy to fall into.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Warpips
May 3, 2022

Warpips is a kind of strategy game that everyone can enjoy quick and easy. The game provides short and intense gameplay, and the bloody battle between soldiers in voxel graphic is also fun to watch. However, It seems necessary to diversify tactics and prepare for multiplayer for long-term gameplay due to the shallow combat system.

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8 / 10.0 - Unsouled
May 3, 2022

'Unsouled' is a unique combination of top-down perspective and the key elements of the fighting games. Although the entire stage is a bit short, the game provides a variety of additional contents to immerse yourself in its deep-structured combat system. While the game surely needs an improvement on the tutorials for beginners and lack of visibility, its intense combat mechanic is worth an experience.

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Apr 28, 2022

"Pocky & Rocky Reshrined" is an indication of the series' successful revival. Delicately drawn characters and stages are more than enough to introduce a charming world of pixel art for those who are familiar with latest video games, As well as giving nostalgic memories for the fans of original game. However, the fact that no big changes were made from 28 years old original work and short playtime are a bit shameful.

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Apr 27, 2022

'Lumote' is a well made, Multi-dimensional puzzle game with a great combination of lighting and classical platformer controls. While the Lumotes with subtle cuteness were surely amazing, the game somewhat failed to leave a strong impression due to lack of intense elements.

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7.5 / 10.0 - A Memoir Blue
Apr 21, 2022

An attractive title with the combination of surreal 3D scene and beautiful 2D artwork. The story created by Shelly Chen is somewhat unclear. And this vague story makes it easier for players to resonate their own experience. However, the game can leave much to be desired for those who would like to enjoy a completed story.

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Apr 15, 2022

The House of the Dead remake is characterized by a faithful embodiment of the elements of the original. However, it does not reproduce the sophisticated manipulation and immersion, which are characteristics of the gun shooting genre, so it stays in the remake as a rip-off of the original, not a remake beyond the original.

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Apr 13, 2022

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a humorous, well-directed game that made the massive Star Wars series light and enjoyable. It's a pretty good title to be new to Star Wars.

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'Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream' is the latest work of Atelier series which is famous for unique alchemy system in gameplay. It took and improved old systems and styles for reviving the series, but inconvenient details of classic games came together. This game is recommended for those who want to savour slow life and relaxing atmospheres.

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7.7 / 10.0 - Patrick's Parabox
Apr 6, 2022

It's like a fine dining set for puzzle fans. But it's unsatisfying that its limited reward systems does not motivate gamers to play repeatedly.

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