Attack of the Fanboy

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1120 Published Reviews

MLB The Show 21

PS5
8.00
Dean JamesApr 16, 2021
Being the most consistent annual sports franchise out there, MLB The Show manages to overcome the loss of a few key features to give players yet another reason to step right back into the batter's box in MLB The Show 21.

Outriders

PC
6.00
Joshua GaribayApr 08, 2021
Outriders has great ideas and those come shining through at various high points to spectacular effect, but it is pushing against the weight of inconsistent execution and unstable systems.

MONSTER HUNTER RISE

Switch
9.00
Dean JamesApr 07, 2021
Monster Hunter Rise takes the best elements from the series and mixes them with a few new mechanics to give players a fresh experience that is the most accessible in the franchise to date.

It Takes Two

PS4
10.0
Ben TurnbullApr 06, 2021
It Takes Two is co-op gaming at its most joyous and whimsical, and will forever be in the hearts of anyone that is lucky enough to play it.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Xbox Series X
9.00
Victor VellasMar 25, 2021
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 was already a fantastic remake, literally bringing the franchise back from the dead. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Next-Gen is just the definitive edition of an outstanding project, making it worthy of those extra bucks.

BRAVELY DEFAULT II

Switch
8.00
Brandon AdamsMar 24, 2021
If you're here for the former you'll absolutely enjoy your time with Bravely Default II, even if some of its failings start to grate on you. If you wanted the latter then the excellent combat, art, and music will help you overlook Bravely Default II's otherwise tired tale."

Bob Help Them

Switch
7.00
Dean JamesMar 12, 2021
While the gameplay is centered around the seemingly monotonous task of fulfilling villager requests from stage to stage, Bob Help Them is an oddly laidback game that is an enjoyable experience, albeit a pretty short one.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

PS5
9.00
Dean JamesMar 11, 2021
Crash Bandicoot is starting off his 25th anniversary celebration in style with an upgraded version of what was already a stellar game. The number of changes may be fairly minimal overall, but there is no reason not to experience Crash at his very best on new generation hardware with Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.

Loop Hero

PC
7.00
Ivonne VazquezMar 04, 2021
Succeeding in this title relies heavily on your own intuition, how you manage your card deck, and knowing when to give up a run. If everything that was described sounds interesting or fun have a go at it. It certainly fills this niche role that can’t really be found anywhere else.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest

PS4
7.00
Tasha QuinnFeb 24, 2021
With a unique art style, effective use of sound and plenty of lore, Heart of the Forest is well worth checking out if you’re a fan of visual novels and the werewolf genre itself. It’s just a shame there wasn’t more of it."

Persona 5 Strikers

PS4
8.00
Victor VellasFeb 24, 2021
Persona 5 Strikers does a great job continuing what was an already great and established universe, without changing much, besides the battle formula. While there aren’t any mind blowing events in its story nor its gameplay, the game stays true to its legacy and roots.

Ghost ‘n Goblins Resurrection

Switch
8.00
Dean JamesFeb 23, 2021
While the gameplay itself definitely won't be for everyone, due to it being very rooted to the past, Capcom has certainly done a good job reviving what not too long ago seemed like a dead series with the very fittingly titled Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection. "

Capcom Arcade Stadium

Switch
8.00
Victor VellasFeb 21, 2021
What keeps Capcom Arcade Stadium of having a perfect score, is the lack of Online Multiplayer and certain beloved games, that would otherwise elevate this title to new heights. That said, it’s an excellent trip to the past, with a good amount of content and tons of replayability.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Switch
9.00
Dean JamesFeb 17, 2021
By combining the completely new Bowser’s Fury expansion with what was an already stellar Super Mario 3D World, there is no question that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury will provide you with hours of pure joy in what is one of the best entries in the overall Mario series and yet another must own title in the Nintendo Switch library.

Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition

PC
9.00
Joshua GaribayFeb 17, 2021
Nioh 2 inhabits the same space as From Software’s critically-acclaimed Souls franchise, but it is by no means its inferior. Unlike the other “inspired by” series circulating the market, Nioh 2 has pushed past that descriptor. Team Ninja has developed a game that, like From Software’s games, has no equal. It is an experience that simply does not exist elsewhere.

NERVE

PC
7.00
Brandon AdamsFeb 16, 2021
A small helping of issues are not enough to derail Nerve, though they do keep it from greatness. What's on offer is worth playing if you're a fan of games that encourage "one more attempt", though there will be moments you'll walk away more annoyed than satisfied.

Little Nightmares II

Xbox One
8.00
Tasha QuinnFeb 09, 2021
Little Nightmares II excels at creating a truly eerie atmosphere that’ll stay with you even after you’ve put your controller down. There were moments in which I wasn’t entirely sure what was going on but I think that’s part of its charm. It’s weird and wonderful and that’s what makes it great.

The Yakuza Remastered Collection

PC
9.00
Ivonne VazquezFeb 06, 2021
This collection is a must have for any Yakuza players that are familiar with the series and want to jump straight into the story after Yakuza Kiwami 2. Performance is excellent with the occasional graphical bug here or there. However, this is not a good starting point for unfamiliar players.

Slay the Spire

Android
9.00
Victor VellasFeb 04, 2021
To put it simply, if you liked Slay the Spire on consoles, there is nothing not to like about this release. Seriously, the game was meant to be played on a mobile device, without even hindering the console entries. They are equally enjoyable, depending on what you are looking for.

Gods Will Fall

PS4
7.00
Dean JamesFeb 04, 2021
While it has some positive elements that may still make it worth checking out, Gods Will Fall's procedurally generated difficulty hurts itself more than it really helps in the long run."

Control: Ultimate Edition

PS5
9.00
Diego PerezFeb 02, 2021
Control shines on next-gen hardware. Whether you're delving into the Oldest House for the first time or are revisiting the facility to get a taste of the new ray-tracing features or 60 FPS performance mode, Control: Ultimate Edition is a stellar experience that provides the definitive way to play Remedy's latest title."

The Medium

Xbox Series X
5.00
Kyle HansonJan 27, 2021
With compelling gameplay this could have worked out, but there’s no real challenge either mentally or physically as you make your way through. Instead all it tests is your patience and your dedication to piecing together the too often fractured narrative.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

PS5
7.00
Diego PerezJan 26, 2021
While Atelier Ryza 2 doesn't do much to stand out other than its in-depth crafting system, the core joys of the genre are here. If you like JRPGs, you could do much worse than this."

HITMAN 3

PC
10.0
Diego PerezJan 19, 2021
Hitman 3 is the ultimate murder simulator. Now that the World of Assassination trilogy is finally complete, there's no excuse to not play Hitman. In order to truly appreciate the game's intricacies, you have to commit to replaying levels, attempting challenges, and testing out new strategies.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition

Switch
8.00
Dean JamesJan 13, 2021
There may be no new content besides the previous DLC being included, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game – Complete Edition takes what was already a really fun beat ’em up and makes it all the more accessible to a whole new generation of gamers.