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76.9 average score
80 median score
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Daniel Baker
8.5 / 10.0 - Hades
Oct 8, 2020

Hades ultimately makes you feel like Zagreus. You are an immortal god sure, but you are young and weak surrounded by ancient powers. Every fight starts a struggle, every new challenge daunting, and facing yet another death as an inconvenience. The game follows each character very nicely, its storyline never stops evolving and advancing which marries beautifully to a tight fast paced action game.

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8 / 10.0 - Paradise Lost
Mar 24, 2021

PolyAmorous took a risk and it paid off. With a fresh story and an unorthodox setting, a lot could have gone wrong. And save for a few technical mechanics, it went fairly smoothly. Paradise Lost is a great narrative and a great concept, it just has to work on the “game” part of the game.

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Mar 31, 2021

Overcooked is a fun franchise, but as stated this is an Overcooked: All You Can Eat PC Review. The gameplay is undoubtedly fun, but getting to the fun is the hard part. An argument could be made for this game if you have never played Overcooked or Overcooked 2 and plan on only having couch parties. But otherwise, you should just stick to the copy of the game you already have. This can all be fixed eventually, of course. But as of right now, there will be no Michelin stars being awarded.

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Apr 1, 2021

Totally Reliable Delivery Service is a fun game to distract yourself, but don’t go in expecting anything else. While being unreliable is part of the appeal, controls and movements just feel unnatural, and sometimes unnecessarily complex, this is aggravated by the fact the game refuses to provide any guidance or assistance at all.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Inspector Waffles
Apr 7, 2021

Inspector Waffles has charm, sharp writing, and an absorbing story. It features a wide cast of characters with their unique personalities and a rich noir atmosphere. It’s light in tone but doesn’t shy away from serious moments either. The game doesn’t overstay its welcome and provides accessibility options for different types of players. While simplistic in gameplay, it’s paced well enough throughout its campaign.

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9 / 10.0 - Before Your Eyes
Apr 12, 2021

Everything about Before Your Eyes is impressive. Fantastic art, beautiful music, and compelling storytelling accompany you through your journey. However, it’s not about art or music. It’s about love, loss, and memories. Its true innovation is not in using blinking as a game mechanic, but in creating an experience out of one person’s life.

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8 / 10.0 - Forgotten Fields
Apr 14, 2021

Forgotten Fields is an amazingly well-written game, its strength resides entirely on its narrative, dialogue, and flawless soundtrack. The gameplay is simple but compliments the game by enabling its strongest points to shine through. It will tug at your heartstrings, take you down memory lane, generate reflection, while ultimately delivering a spectacular journey.

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7.5 / 10.0 - In My Shadow
Apr 16, 2021

In My Shadow is a great puzzle platformer, and something we’d love to see more of. The game tells a very personal story with some blunt writing. While the character models are the weakest part of the game, the general presentation, and audio design are impressive throughout. The actual gameplay is refreshing and brings a lot of interesting ideas to the genre while delivering a polished experience. Recommended for people that like the platforming genre, and for those that want a pretty good story with it.

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Apr 22, 2021

Buildings Have Feelings Too has been a long time in the making, and it shows. Besides a few hiccups here and there, the game is absolutely charming. Blackstaff Games put a lot of love into this one. I thoroughly enjoyed Buildings Have Feelings Too, but the game was not able to maintain the fun as long as I’d hoped. It’s a fun game that will appeal to more than just hardcore city management sim fans. However, it had to sacrifice a bit of what makes the sim genre playable for weeks on end.

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8 / 10.0 - Narita Boy
May 4, 2021

Undoubtedly, I thoroughly enjoyed my nearly 9 hours with Narita Boy. I loved the story and lived the experience eagerly despite all its flaws. Whether it was the soundtrack, visuals, story, gameplay, or a mix of all of them, Narita Boy has a magical charm that you can only experience first-hand. In short, Narita Boy is a near perfect experience and a serviceable game. It has so much style that it’s easy to think of its flaws no more than silly quirks.

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May 4, 2021

To write this Movers In Paradise DLC review, I had to play some of the original game. But this playthrough, I had more fun than I ever had with the game. Movers In Paradise is a great addition to an already great game. It retains the same charm, wonky physics, and party spirit of the original while patching some of the monotony. If you’re looking for a brand new experience or Moving Out 2.0, keep looking. However, if you’ve enjoyed the game and want another round, then Movers In Paradise absolutely delivers.

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May 4, 2021

Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is a charming, and cozy rogue-lite that will provide you the nostalgia trip you’re looking for, and more. It features gorgeous artwork, with a laidback experience, and allows you to play with up to 4 friends. While it doesn’t quite have the mechanical depth other games in the genre have, it certainly has the charm.

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May 5, 2021

Tracks: The Train Set Game is the type of game that directly speaks to those who would appreciate it. The endless possibilities and extremely chill vibe go hand in hand in making your ride enjoyable all the way to the end. A few bumps will come along the way due to awkward controls, but otherwise, you’ll reach your destination comfortably.

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7 / 10.0 - Hundred Days
May 10, 2021

Hundred Days Winemaking Simulation is a great game that was sabotaged last minute by a weird addition. I thoroughly enjoyed the gameplay and I consider it one of the best and most unique simulation experiences I’ve had in a while. It is absolutely mind-boggling why these cutscenes and dialogues made their way into the game. But, did they ruin the experience? Absolutely not, they just brought the tannin levels a few points up.

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May 11, 2021

Resident Evil 8 Village is one of the best entries in the series, and an exceptional survival horror game. The setting, characters, and exploration are the highlights of the title, and keep you engaged from start to finish. There’s enough content to chew on for multiple playthroughs, and the game features aspects of almost every game in the series without anything feeling crammed in. It’s an incredible title and continues to cement CAPCOM’s place in the industry as one of the most creative studios, and masters of survival horror.

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5 / 10.0 - CryoFall
May 19, 2021

CryoFall is an interesting game with a simple premise – survival in a dystopian 2D world. It has a bunch of new cool ideas but it generally uses your own experiences to give you a fun time. The game, fresh out of Early Access, did not feel ready yet to me. I played the game once, I experienced most things, but now I have no reason to go back for more. True survival fans who’ve exhausted their options will no doubt have a fun time with CryoFall. If you’re trying to get into survival games, however, you might want to start somewhere else.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Mind Scanners
May 19, 2021

Mind Scanners is an emotional ride, full of tough decisions, excellent characters, and a haunting world. The game shines when all its elements are working in harmony, immersing players in its rich, evocative world. The art style is excellent, and its interface-based gameplay is engaging. There’s enough to chew on, and the game doesn’t overstay its welcome.

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7 / 10.0 - Retro Machina
May 26, 2021

At the first glance I had at this game, I was absolutely floored. I thought I will be going back to write only praise in this Retro Machina review. However, I may have judged it too soon. The gorgeous visuals, creative puzzles, and engaging plot make for a great game; however, combat and exploration make the good moments few and far between. Retro Machina is still worth playing because the good parts are really good. If you’re quickly frustrated you should look elsewhere. But, If you are a fan of the genre, you’ll be able to still enjoy the gems beneath the thick layer of clunk.

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Murillo Zerbinatto
8.5 / 10.0 - Knockout City
Jun 2, 2021

If you like fast-paced, multiplayer games with good visuals and the possibility of being a hero every match at the risk of undoing your friendships after mistakes and screw-ups, Knockout City is for you. Each match is unique. In one, your bluffs and lob shots may repeatedly work; in others, you have to be faster than Neo dodging bullets. But if the function of a game at the end of the day is to entertain, KO City passes the test with flying colors. And seriously, the sound of your ball slapping an opponent is so satisfying that I’m thinking of putting it as a message notification on my cell phone.

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6 / 10.0 - Just Die Already
Jun 3, 2021

All in all, I had a lot of fun during the journey leading to writing this Just Die Already review. The developers of this game put a lot of love into it, despite what it tries to show off. Loads of content, fresh ideas, and smooth (as smooth as it could be anyway) controls make this game a delight. However, Just Die Already is by no means perfect even for its chaotic genre. Expect a lot of fun, expect it to wear off prematurely, but embrace the journey anyway; it is worth it.

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