|68 64%||Katamari Damacy (2004) - Jan 15, 2021
"I was never fond of the minute-to-minute gameplay of any of the Katamari games but I can't deny that these games are some of the most fun, joy-filled experiences that have ever come out of Japan, or even the world, in terms of a video game. Damacy drips with atmosphere and it's jubilee is contagious. "
|63 56%||Super Meat Boy (2010) - Jan 15, 2021
"I don't have the patience to finish the game but boy am I glad this exists. It's difficult in the right ways and the game is designed around that fact as well. This is a cool, frustrating, awesome, and infuriating game."
|59 47%||Among Us (2018) - Jan 15, 2021
"I don't love Among Us but it turns out that The Thing in space is fairly compelling, even if it largely depends on who you are matched up with."
|61 50%||Dark Souls II (2014) - Jan 15, 2021
"Dark Souls II shows how important Miyazaki is to the series. His absence for this game shows from the opening to the time the credits roll. From a bird's eye view, this is like the two previous Souls games but once you have to actually play it you realize how wrong almost everything is. Linear level design, bland bosses, rehashed lore, gank-heavy enemy encounters, and a shocking lack of cohesion leaves Dark Souls II as the weakest product from FromSoftware in a while and a low point for Souls."
|37 15%||Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017) - Jan 14, 2021
"Mass Effect: Andromeda is a tragedy wrapped in a train-wreck surrounded by nuclear fallout. I could maybe, MAYBE forgive the glitches, bad quest design, poor facial animation, convoluted gameplay, diminished multiplayer, elimination of several species, and bad voice-acting if the writing was at least good. The writing is woeful. The writing was so bad I had to replay the original series just to see if I was misremembering the quality of those games. I wasn't at all. This game is garbage."
|56 43%||EarthBound (1994) - Jan 13, 2021
"I played as much of this game as I could stomach. It turns out I just do not like turn-based combat and I maybe never will. I acknowledge that this game does have a decent story and, at times, great atmosphere, I just can't get past what its gameplay is to enjoy it and that is probably my own personal failure."
|36 14%||Borderlands 3 (2019) - Jan 13, 2021
"I already wanted less Borderlands but 3 is just the same thing taken to 11. The story is somehow worse than ever before with painfully bad antagonists and they keep finding a new bottom to the humor barrel. The gunplay hasn't improved an iota since the original and multiplayer is still hampered by bullet-spongy garbage. This is the point where I worry about the mental state of people who like this series because this is aggressively bad. Borderlands deserves better than Borderlands 3."
|66 60%||Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008) - Jan 05, 2021
"Metal Gear Solid 4 represents a past-his-prime Kojima doing an unnecessary sequel to a franchise which already felt long in the tooth. Combine that with the most hamfisted justifications for the wacky crap that happens in these games and you get an MGS game that really doesn't feel like it lives up to the name. But even as a slight disappointment, Guns of the Patriots manages to extract some final moments of sheer brilliance from this franchise, almost in spite of itself."
|59 47%||Papers, Please (2013) - Jan 04, 2021
"As a video game, Papers, Please has a ton of issues and some of the ideas presented were a little lost on me but the moments of clarity that shine through during certain moments in this game are among the most profound I've ever experienced. I might never live in a totalitarian state but boy do I suddenly have an idea of what that means."
|76 79%||Fallout 2 (1998) - Jan 04, 2021
"Gets knocked a bit for just being a refinement of the original but the new setting, story, and rework of many of the underlying RPG systems makes Fallout 2 stand out all the more. While I still enjoy the time-limit aspect of the original, its removal lets the quality of the side content shine in a way the original did not."