André Villanueva Escarela

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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
Reviewed: Jul 12, 2021
7.80

Finally finished this somehow overrated trilogy. I couldn't play them on PS3 because the console was really expensive for a high school student at the time.

They're linear and repetitive, you can't explore much, even when you have a lot of collectables. The story and the OST are good, but nothing special. I guess by the time they were released there weren't a lot of games highly focused on the narrative. The characters are memorable, that's a point in its favor. My favorite part of all the trilogy was from the crash plane in the desert until you get into the forbiden city. Oh yeah, all the 3 games have the same core plot: you have to find a forbiden city where you fight against undead enemies. Basic but fun enough.

What's funny here is that Uncharted took all the mechanics introduced by Tomb Raider and improve them, and then Tomb Raider took the mechanics introduced by Uncharted and improve them.

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Gravity Rush 2
Reviewed: Jul 9, 2021
9.00

Man, that was awesome.

Calling this game "epic" is an understatement.

The gameplay is as simple as in the first game, but now you have 2 new gravity modes: Moon (less gravity) and Jupiter (much more gravity)

What was a massive change this time was the world. The cities are full of life, you can even see small details like the clocks and A LOT of ships in the air. The first GR felt empty, but now it feels really immersive, not only because everything is moving, but the OST makes an even greater experience. This game has one of the best OST I've heard in my life. 

The main story was decent. It didn't feel like a continuation of the first game for the most part (I even watched the OVAs that supposedly connect both games, but I don't think they did). After you finish the main quest the story continues in an "epilogue" but... that wasn't just an epilogue... I won't say anything in concrete, but MAN THAT WAS FREAKING AWESOME. It was one of the best endings I've seen!!!

Apart from that, technically it has some frame drops here and then, I got stuck in a wall once and I really miss the 60fps of GR Remastered.

But generally speaking, is a great game, it has become one of my favorites of all time. I wish I had played it back in 2017 to get the full experience with the online services, but Sony killed this game because it didn't sell well BECAUSE THEY DECIDED TO RELEASE IT TO COMPETE WITH GIANTS LIKE ZELDA BOTW AND NIER AUTOMATA AND THEY DIDN'T PROMOTE IT ENOUGH. What a waste of potential, this could be one of the best IPs of PlayStation. This game is so underrated, and that's really unfair. 

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PS4
Ghost of Tsushima
Reviewed: Jun 21, 2021
9.30

This is, without a doubt, one of the best games of modern times, and a great way to say good bye to the decade. One of those games that make you think twice whenever you want to say that videogames can't be art. So immersive that you can feel you're the one traveling with your horse throught those beautiful old Japan landscapes. This game is wonderful.

Not perfect by any means, some dialogues feel rushed and quests feels repetitive from time to time (specially the "follow the footprints" ones), but is a game so complete that I just don't understand how the stupid press gave the GOTY to TLOU 2 just for being "politically correct" with its LGBT agenda.

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PS4
Ratchet & Clank
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2021
8.00

Very good platformer. I never got super hyped, maybe because I didn't play it on PS2 so the "nostalgia factor" don't apply for me this time. Anyways, is fun and searching for the bolts and cards wasn't tedious. Some weapons are trash so I never used them, but is an interesting mechanic to have a lot at your disposal.

A solid 8.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Reviewed: Feb 28, 2021
8.70

After 150 hours I finished the main quest. It's a simple story but the game has a lot, A LOT of things to do. Fun and engaging enough.

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PS4
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Reviewed: Dec 23, 2020
8.50
Amazing. A lot of fun mechanics, a great art style, cast, and develop. Even grinding is fun. The ending is one of the best I've seen. The only things that are not that good are the ost (good songs but not many and there were places with no bgm), the chapter 7 and the fact some monsters can insta kill you even with you being 10 levels above it.
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PC
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Reviewed: Jun 29, 2020
8.70
It has a few more mechanics than last game. The plot is so random that I think they just took basic things from diferent cultures and mixed up in a ridiculous and incoherent story. Is not bad but as someone who lives in a mayan region this seems too stupid haha.
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PC
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2020
8.00
This is longer than Darksiders 1 but a bit tedious because now you have a lot of dungeons but they aren't as fun as the ones in the first game.
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PC
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2020
8.20
Good game but short and the cinematics feel rushed. I haven't seen dungeons this great since Zelda Twilight Princess.
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Azur Lane: Crosswave
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2020
6.80
A visual novel with a naval battle mask. Not bad but short and it doesn't have a lot of content. Better play the original game instead. At least it costs less for LATAM, because 50 bucks for this game is a total fraud.
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PS4
Shadow of the Colossus
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2020
8.30
Too short and lineal. Is a good game but I hate the fact that you have to finish it a few times to unlock things to buff you... Why the hell they can't give the buffs the first time you play. I think I'd have enjoyed it more if I had played it in 2005.
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Horizon Zero Dawn
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2020
9.20
The best modern game I've played since The Witcher 3. The dialogues are a bit silly or simple from time to time.
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Gravity Rush Remastered
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2020
7.80
The gravity control mechanic is great. Sadly being released originally on Vita is not rare this game doesn't have a lot to do.
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PC
A Hat in Time
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2020
9.00
Fantastic platformer with nice characters, fun mechanics and a great variety of objectives.
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PC
World of Warships
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2020
7.00
5 years playing and it gets worse with every patch. Russian bias is real.
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PC
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2020
7.80
Short and linear but enjoyable. Great graphics for the time.
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Bioshock Infinite
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2020
8.20
Generic shooter with a deep plot.
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