Feliciano Mondigo III

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Geek. Whatoplay's oddball writer. I am responsible for writing most of the videos on the channel. Apologies in advance.

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Switch
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Reviewed: May 2, 2022
9.80

The Switch really is the perfect platform for visual novels. 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim is a surprisingly different take on the genre. It managed to juggle 13 different protagonists in a multi-layered science fiction story. Each character has its own set of mysteries to solve and answers to find. The game's visual novel section will piece together the events in a fragmented type of storytelling. It can get confusing most of the time, so I recommend having a notepad to keep track of multiple names.

Apart from its Visual Novel sections, 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim has actual combat. In between its point and click visual novel adventure, it's a mecha game. Like Into The Breach, or XCOM, battles require careful thinking, or brute force. Eliminate a legion of relentless Kaijus called 'Deimos' using. your 'Sentinel' to save the day. It's a simple premise, but the story gets even deeper after every incursion.

These two sections: the visual novel and the tactical gameplay, make up the core experience of Aegis Rim. Vanillaware somehow blended these mechanics into one seamless experience. It's a game that's best played blind, so be careful when you're searching around the internet.

If you enjoy games like Persona, Ace Attorney or even Steins; Gate, Aegis Rim has a lot of themes dealing with all things sci-fi, and anime tropes.

I recommend playing it on the Switch since it's compact and Vanillaware included a patch exclusively to the machine. It adds gameplay balance and special new abilities to its 13 characters.

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PC
MONSTER HUNTER RISE
Reviewed: Mar 7, 2022
8.50
VERIFIED

It's even better on the PC.

Monster Hunter Rise is a surprising new direction for the future of CAPCOM's best-selling franchise. Rise removes most of its dull features (Hot Drinks, Excessive Grinding, Travel) in favor of a more streamlined monster hunting experience. The amount of quality of life changes makes the experience less frustrating and doesn't disrupt its core gameplay loop: which is hunting monsters.

Rise even pushed movement even further with two additions: the Wirebug and the Palamute, your dog companion. Traversing around its treacherous locales is made even easier with these two important additions. You can even use them in combat, and it requires mastery.

New players will find this less intimidating compared to its big brother, Monster Hunter World/Iceborne.

This PC release doesn't only improve performance, pumping its frames to more than 30, it's also the definitive way to play this game in my opinion. The visual overhaul, the 4K support and a smooth-sailing online experience (without Nintendo Online) makes monster hunting a little less stressful. My only concern is that it didn't really add anything significant in terms of gameplay and content. It's JUST a PC port.

But nonetheless, I can't wait for their Sunbreak expansion.

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PS4
Death Stranding
Reviewed: Mar 6, 2020
9.50
Death Stranding is no doubt an anomaly in the gaming industry. It sent reputable game reviewers at a divide on their criticisms and praises. It's 2019's most polarizing game and Hideo Kojima is pretty chill with that. Personally, I think Death Stranding is a religious experience. It's a one of a kind journey with Kojima's unfiltered writing. Every second I spent on this game was worth it, from walking past treacherous terrain to carrying a truckload of packages I need to deliver to the Elder. It's a therapeutic adventure disguised as a videogame.
Reviewed a game
PS4
Assassin's Creed Origins
Reviewed: Mar 6, 2020
8.50
It took them a full year to reflect on their shortcomings with the franchise. Assassin's Creed Origins is a welcome entry to the long-running stealth series from Ubisoft. It successfully managed to evoke a sense of wonder and excitement for new and old fans of the series, especially with the game's main character, Bayek, and its fully explorable map of Ancient Egypt. The open world element doesn't feel forced unlike Odyssey's huge but empty Greek landscapes. Each region offers their own kind of biome, ranging from the dry desert dunes to the bustling city of Alexandria. Storywise, it doesn't offer much compared to the recent entries. However, Bayek's writing is a standout of the series. As for gameplay, it's where the game falters in some levels. The transformation to action-adventure to RPG is Origin's polarizing feature. The constant grinding might be a problem to players and its barrage of microtransactions in the Ubisoft Store is highly intimidating. Nonetheless, when the RPG combat works, it does kinda work. Finally, its emphasis on stealth has dwindled. This is a common pattern of the series after Assassin's Creed III. Players are no longer limited to stealth-based approaches. It all depends on how they want to engage in each fortified base or enemy. It also takes a lot of grinding. It's a fantastic game, and for me, it's league's better than Odyssey which provided nothing new to the table except for its improved Naval combat. I love Origins and I adore Bayek and Aya's adventures.
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PC
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Reviewed: Mar 6, 2020
9.30
VERIFIED
Siege was an unexpected contender in the FPS competitive scene given its rocky start. It's a combination of high-stakes shooting action with tactical depth. Every encounter with players online feels like a different firefight, depending on each of Siege's unique Operators. These 50 or so Operators will shift the tide of every round. Not only do they have various abilities, they have their own skill ceilings and floors to master. I've already racked up over 200 hours playing this game, solo or with friends. It's definitely Ubisoft's outstanding achievement in recent times. It also goes without saying that they are transparent to the community and actively listening to player feedback. It's an impressive tactical shooter that deserves more praise. I hope they will continue to support the game in the years to come.
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PC
Alien: Isolation
Reviewed: Jun 6, 2019
9.50
VERIFIED
An underrated survival-horror game. After a series of disappointing Alien titles, SEGA's one of a kind entry devours them all like pests. Alien: Isolation is the best Alien game, period. It's set after the events of the original Alien movie and stars the daughter of Ellen Ripley, Amanda. This horrifying title places you at a severe disadvantage as you run away from the deadly perfect organism. It's impressive Alien AI is not a joke. Make every move count and try as much as possible to escape from this nightmare, because in space, no one can hear you scream.
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iOS
PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator
Reviewed: May 29, 2019
8.50
Idle clickers are one thing, but embracing Pewdiepie's personality into this fun simulation-game is another. With the help of Outerminds, this addicting simulator is purely dedicated to Pewdiepie's massive fanbase. Build your own Youtube Studio and watch it grow and develop into anything you want it to be. Whether you're a fan or not, there's still enough room for you to experiment and get creative with the numerous amount of content the game offers.
Reviewed a game
PC
Katana ZERO
Reviewed: May 22, 2019
9.00
Much like Hotline Miami, this is another fantastic entry from Devolver Digital. This neo-noir action-platformer takes joy in its aesthetically pleasing cyberpunk society and jamming synthwave soundtrack. Play as a futuristic Samurai Hitman on a quest to uncover his forgotten memories. By using the game's unique time-bending mechanic, players can slow down time and begin decapitating enemies with surgical precision. It's ultraviolence at its finest. This is another Indie title worth your time.