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PS4
Horizon Zero Dawn
Reviewed: Mar 8, 2022
9.00

The game’s concept is a breath of fresh air. A world set in a post-apocalyptic Earth where machines rule and surviving humans live in primitive tribes dealing with the aftermath. It sets itself apart from other games with similar themes. It’s gorgeous and challenging with a great gripping plot. The landscape is beautiful, detailed and enormous and filled with mecha-beasts resembling typical animals and towering prehistoric behemoths that are all the more intriguing.

It’s such an amazing game with an immersive gameplay, stunning graphics and detailed character development. It feels like every aspect of this game was well thought out. Guerrilla Games clearly poured their love and care into developing this title. This is one of the few games I have gone through all of the main dialogue and cutscenes without skipping because it was so engaging.

I’m so glad I finally got to play this game even though it’s a bit late. The timing couldn’t have been better because I managed to get myself a PS5, so I got to play it in its full 4K 60fps glory and Forbidden West has just been released! I can’t wait to immerse myself once again in its beautiful world.

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PC
Valheim
Reviewed: Apr 23, 2021
9.00
VERIFIED

I was never into survival games that much but this one's an exception. Its crafting and survival aren't as restricting compared to other games in the genre, there's no constant nagging about hunger and other statuses which impedes progress. Valheim stands out from other survival games because it takes out those tedious survival systems. It never felt grindy to me, it's just pure fun. It's very chill, and even death is forgiving.

Even though it's still in Early Access, I've invested some 90+ hours into this game within a week of playing. It feels polished enough to be a stable release. Props to the dev team for that, they only have 5 people working on it and they nailed it!

Overall, it's a very good game. From the crafting and building system, to the bosses, to the survival mechanics and more, it's definitely going to keep you hooked for hours on end. Highly recommended. 👍

Also, the game looks gorgeous! 🤩

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PC
Horizon Chase Turbo
Reviewed: Oct 3, 2020
8.00
VERIFIED

Fun racing game to pass time, not so much into realism and that's a good thing, just enjoy the race, the music and the view. The nostalgia from old arcade racing games is a blast! They even managed to get the composer from Top Gear(SNES), awesome!

Pros:

  • Graphics
  • Music
  • Level Design
  • Split-screen Co-op

Cons:

  • No online multiplayer
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PC
Warframe
Reviewed: Oct 2, 2020
9.00
VERIFIED
There’s a wide range of looter-shooter alternatives available now but it’s hard to replace Digital Extremes’ Warframe. It has been consistently updated since 2012. A lot has been added to the game since the last time I played and I can barely keep track of the changes. It’s very f2p friendly, you don’t need to have every single frame to enjoy all the content being offered and that is what’s great about it, quality content for free. I don’t think I’ll be playing this game again anytime soon. It’s pretty daunting to get back to considering the sheer amount of new stuff added but I’ve had my fun and I’m sure a lot of people still find this game enjoyable. Try it, you might like it. After all it’s free.
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PC
Hollow Knight
Reviewed: Oct 2, 2020
10.00
VERIFIED

Okay, this game is a masterpiece.

I’ve been holding off playing this for a long time as people have said it takes a while to complete. I finally found time to play this gem during the weekends on lockdown and I must say I was blown away. I have played other indie titles of similar caliber such as Dead Cells and Celeste but out of them this one’s my favorite.

This game has everything, the art style is gorgeous, the world is quite huge but the progression is perfectly laid out. The gameplay has just the right amount of challenge and the music is excellent. The story is a bit depressing but it was obvious from the get go considering the game’s atmosphere was gloomy all throughout the stages. The lore though is interesting and I’m excited to know more from the upcoming sequel — Silksong.

This is one of the best games I’ve played, and as usual it’s from an indie studio! A lot of talented individuals come from such studios and they keep making awesome games. Keep on supporting these developers, their love and passion emanates from the work they produce.

Buy and play it if you haven’t already, it goes on sale often for dirt cheap, you won’t regret it.

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PC
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
Reviewed: Oct 2, 2020
9.00
VERIFIED

Gwent has come a long way from being a Witcher 3 mini-game. A lot has been changed for this standalone version and as it stands, it’s arguably the best card game available in the market. The game is very f2p friendly, has incredible art and sound design and the devs are quite generous with the consistent updates. I also love that it’s available on mobile, pretty convenient if you want to play on the go.

It can be slightly overwhelming for beginners at first but worth the time and effort in the long run. Easily recommendable to Witcher and non-Witcher fans alike.

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PC
Katana ZERO
Reviewed: Sep 29, 2020
9.30
VERIFIED
This action-platformer was a blast! Akiisoft made an impressive game and it was coded by ONE guy! The combat is a satisfying bullet-dodging, blood-splattering masterpiece which demands player focus and patience. That paired with synthwave soundtracks, neo-noir themed pixel art and a complex but interesting story which teases for a possible sequel(?) makes for a definitely worthwhile experience. Highly recommended for all action game fans. One of the best games in its genre. Yes, that should work.
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PC
Celeste
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2020
9.00

Everything about this game is amazing, the pixel-perfect art, awesome gameplay, the heartwarming story and most of all the 10/10 music. The game starts easy, teaching you simple controls and as you progress, the game knows it and challenges you by adding more mechanics with ever increasing level of complexity...

The platforming in this game is a puzzle in of itself, challenging you to find ways on how to overcome a certain room without giving hints or clues. While it is hard you can always change the difficulty with "assist mode" to fit your own needs.

My favorite thing about this game is the music, it's phenomenal, I really like how the music changes through each level, it starts soft and as the game progress it becomes more and more upbeat raising your stress levels. There are times when the game really gets challenging and pushes you to the verge of quitting, however the music compels me to completion every single time. I just can't give up, it's just that good.

Celeste is a game you'd never expect to impact you the way it does, the story is great and evokes various emotions. I never really paid attention to it at first, it was just there sitting alongside all the backlogged games in my library. Tried it once, and what came next was fascinating. It quickly became one of my favorite games. I rarely come across games as well designed and as well thought out as Celeste, I highly recommend it, it's a masterpiece!

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PC
Torchlight II
Reviewed: Oct 14, 2019
9.00

Arguably the best Diablo since Diablo II (Diablo III at launch is sh*t). Torchlight 2 solved a lot of problems it had with its predecessor, adding a multiplayer is such a huge selling point for me. Having the option to play solo offline, local multiplayer through LAN or through online matchmaking is what made me choose TL2 over Diablo III.

Mod support for this game is overwhelming, from simple UI changes to gameplay improvements like adding controller support and staggering changes like adding dozens of whole new contents to the game such as new characters, pets and even whole towns with their own unique NPCs, dungeons, monsters and so much more!

There's literally countless hours to invest into this game, and you won't regret buying it, it only costs half the price of many other comparable games.

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PC
Torchlight
Reviewed: Oct 7, 2019
8.00
An easy introduction to the action-rpg hack 'n slash genre. It's dungeon crawling at its finest. A single-player only Diablo 2 clone with some refining for efficiency of gameplay. Though still a lot of fun, the lack of co-op multiplayer detracts from the one thing that made Diablo 2 such a fantastic game. Still, this is a solid game with enough plot to keep you exploring and enough drops to keep the loot hoarders happy.
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iOS
Arena of Valor
Reviewed: Oct 7, 2019
8.00
Tencent's westernize version of their original mobile MOBA offering "Wangzhe Rongyao" is nothing short of impressive. Heroes are balanced, action is fast paced and matches are averaged at 20 minutes. This isn't like other mobile MOBAs out there, no single hero can carry the game on their own and the game rewards players for being cooperative. Team-fight outcomes are dependent on how well players execute their respective roles during the match. With 85 heroes to choose from, you will definitely find the perfect match for your playstyle. Although their recent move to include a subscription-like mechanic in the game called the "Codex" in which certain heroes and skins are only obtainable by unlocking the codex to a certain level is a bit disappointing. But despite this minor drawback unlocking heroes and skins are not that difficult and they still offer free heroes and skins on a regular basis, making them a bit more generous compared to other developers. The only misstep that is hampering the game's growth in the west is Tencent's decision to have different publishers for the game in different regions which divides player population resulting to less popularity compared to other games in the genre specifically Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. As a result of this decline in popularity, they are slowly ceasing operations in some countries and are focusing their efforts to the upcoming mobile version of League of Legends in partnership with Riot Games.
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iOS
Rangers of Oblivion
Reviewed: Oct 4, 2019
8.00
One of the best MMORPG I’ve played on mobile to date, this game doesn't feel like a mobile game, it's more of a console-quality type of game. Basically this game is monster hunter on mobile done right. It offers so much content, has great story, and has some of the best voice acting. But it isn't perfect, one of the flaw I can find is with the RNG on the mall items, it's so low it’s painful, but they aren’t essential and don’t impact gameplay, they're mostly cosmetics and weapon skins, you can go fully free-to-play and still get the full experience just with a tiny bit more grinding but there is still plenty of fun to be had in that. Add to it a great community of players, teams to be made, NPC companions for a 4 player team at all times (or go solo if you prefer a challenge). All in all a spectacular game with great combat (supports gamepads for a console-like experience although controllers with iOS support is a bit hard to come by) and a wide range of weaponry and skills.
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And
Rangers of Oblivion
Reviewed: Oct 4, 2019
8.00
One of the best MMORPG I’ve played on mobile to date, this game doesn't feel like a mobile game, it's more of a console-quality type of game. Basically this game is monster hunter on mobile done right. It offers so much content, has great story, and has some of the best voice acting. But it isn't perfect, one of the flaw I can find is with the RNG on the mall items, it's so low it’s painful, but they aren’t essential and don’t impact gameplay, they're mostly cosmetics and weapon skins, you can go fully free-to-play and still get the full experience just with a tiny bit more grinding but there is still plenty of fun to be had in that. Add to it a great community of players, teams to be made, NPC companions for a 4 player team at all times (or go solo if you prefer a challenge). All in all a spectacular game with great combat (supports gamepads for a console-like experience) and a wide range of weaponry and skills.
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And
Chess Rush
Reviewed: Sep 25, 2019
7.50
Not the first in the genre but definitely the best when it comes to gameplay and execution. Chess Rush tops its competitors with its fluid and unchaotic animations, fast-paced game modes and balance. Tencent really knows how to please their audience and it shows. Unlike other auto-chess games, their turbo mode only lasts a mere 15 minutes of battling, compared to Underlord's dreadful 50 minute per game.
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And
PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator
Reviewed: Aug 8, 2019
8.00
WHAAAT?! You've never played tuber simulator? pfft!
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PC
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Reviewed: Jul 31, 2019
9.00
An underrated gem that's a better written Fable and is well worth your time. Released some time after Skyrim, the game was overshadowed by Bethesda's offering and went under the radar for some gamers. Despite this, Amalur outshines other Action RPG's with its huge and vibrant world, nice graphics, good story, clever quests, funny dialogues and interesting characters. It's a shame that there wasn't a sequel because of some controversy but the future looks bright for Amalur whose IP was recently bought by THQ Nordic. Definitely on my list of top RPG's of all time, I'm hoping to see more of this IP in the future.
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And
Arena of Valor
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2019
8.00
Tencent's westernize version of their original mobile MOBA offering "Wangzhe Rongyao" is nothing short of impressive. Heroes are balanced, action is fast paced and matches are averaged at 20 minutes. This isn't like other mobile MOBAs out there, no single hero can carry the game on their own and the game rewards players for being cooperative. Team-fight outcomes are dependent on how well players execute their respective roles during the match. With 85 heroes to choose from, you will definitely find the perfect match for your playstyle. Although their recent move to include a subscription-like mechanic in the game called the "Codex" in which certain heroes and skins are only obtainable by unlocking the codex to a certain level is a bit disappointing. But despite this minor drawback unlocking heroes and skins are not that difficult and they still offer free heroes and skins on a regular basis, making them a bit more generous compared to other developers. The only misstep that is hampering the game's growth in the west is Tencent's decision to have different publishers for the game in different regions which divides player population resulting to less popularity compared to other games in the genre specifically Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. As a result of this decline in popularity, they are slowly ceasing operations in some countries and are focusing their efforts to the upcoming mobile version of League of Legends in partnership with Riot Games.
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PC
Dauntless
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2019
7.50
I've been a fan of monster-hunting games since the PSP era and Dauntless is a good addition to the genre. Despite having similarities to other games in the genre like Monster Hunter, Dauntless still has something to bring to the table. The action is fast paced and the islands where you hunt aren't that huge so you don't have to spend a lot of time tracking the behemoths. The graphics are easy on the eyes, its "cartoony" look is reminiscent of games like Fortnite. The monster design are also awe-inspiring and you can tell the designers really took their time. Another good thing about this game is that it's FREE, and it's in no way pay-to-win. Most of the micro-transactions are just in the form of cosmetics like equipment dyes and skins. Despite all these good points, the game also has it flaws. The monsters aren't really balanced, Terra-type behemoths are easier to kill compared to Shock-type and the average kill-time for each boss is too long and repetitive at times. Also, It suffers from a lot of bugs like disappearing quests and parties after a hunt and random server disconnections which gets annoying after a while. There's certainly a room for improvement and I am excited for what the developers have in store for this game's future.