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|62 55%||Horizon Zero Dawn (2017) - Dec 13, 2020
"I'm not as hot on this as most people seem to be. The world is gorgeous, exploring it was enticing, and the fights against the bigger robot dinosaurs were a ton of fun. Fighting the smaller, horde robots got tired three or four robots in, and combat with human enemies sucks around the block. The story is far more simplistic and cookie-cutter than people want to admit. The performance for Aloy is good, but the rest of the voice cast sounds kind of phoned in."
|72 75%||Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (2010) - Nov 18, 2020
"I loved the visual aesthetic and the commitment to taking the full dive into depravity. It's extremely gritty in a way that few games attempt, and I greatly appreciate that"
|56 38%||Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (2007) - Nov 18, 2020
"Interesting and distinctive but muddled greatly in execution. Plenty of potential, a lot of it squandered."
|10 2%||The Casebook of Arkady Smith (2020) - Nov 14, 2020
"The words 'embarrassing' and 'pathetic' come to mind. Looks and feels like it was made by a child in the 90s."
|90 94%||The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) - Nov 08, 2020
"Such a beautiful, expansive world to explore. I tend to have a hard time connecting with fantasy worlds but The Witcher is one world that I would be happy to get lost in any time. Sure, it's big to the point of being overwhelming and there are whole game mechanics that I never touched (I have no idea how adrenaline points work or what toxicity is), and the moment-to-moment gameplay can be clunky at times but the overall package wraps everything in a greater than the sum of its parts kind of way."
|83 90%||Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 (2020) - Oct 30, 2020
"Vicarious Visions is slowly remaking my entire childhood two or three games at a time and I am so here for it."
|50 26%||Need for Speed Payback (2017) - Oct 23, 2020
"The characters and story are embarrassingly bad. They shouldn't have even bothered with a narrative if they were going to be this lazy about it. This might have just taken the world record for 'quickest double-cross' and I'm not even sure exactly what you're supposed to be getting payback for with how rushed/condensed the intro sequence is. The driving is fine."
|93 95%||Manhunt (2003) - Oct 17, 2020
"Manhunt pitched as a film: https://youtu.be/GdevWQfn1tw"
|72 75%||Darkwood (2017) - Sep 29, 2020
"I wouldn't have expected a top-down game with this sort of art style to be as effectively creepy as it is. Excellent atmosphere and sound design especially. The night-time segments aren't quite as tense as they're supposed to be. It's pretty easy to make sure you're always well prepared for nightfall and what follows is a lot of dull waiting interspersed with the occasional intense moment"
|45 18%||Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath (2005) - Sep 22, 2020
"The inciting incident arrives far too late. I didn't feel any motivation to continue playing because I just didn't find the gameplay particularly fun and there isn't much else to it"