Jezreel Ian Manuel

@jimanuel10

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PC
It Takes Two
Reviewed: Jan 7, 2022
10.00

Multiplayer coop games are not yet dead! Hazelight studios can really offer us a unique multiplayer coop experience no other companies can provide. I love everything about this game. Multiplayer coop always has a special place in my heart. I used to play console games with my friends added with the experience of having played it on split-screen. This game made me feel like I'm a kid reminiscing those memories I had. What made this game so extra special is the fact that I and the love of my life played it together. We were screaming like those kids, arguing about how to solve the puzzle, and most importantly, this is the only game she ever played with me. Thank you Hazelight studios for this game! I am still hoping to see more coop multiplayer games like this. Everything is too perfect for me when it comes to this game. The graphics, the variation of gameplays, the audio, and most importantly the story itself.

VISUALS

Artistry: 12/12

Technical Merit: 8/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 12/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 8/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 8/8

Player Agency: 8/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 10/10

Depth: 5/5

Variety: 5/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 8/8

Heart: 6/6

Originality: 6/6

Reviewed a game
PS4
Days Gone
Reviewed: Jan 2, 2022
9.10

I can say that this game is one of the masterpieces in its era. Especially when it was released on PC. This game really gave me an opportunity to feel the zombie post-apocalypse theme. Zombie encounters and hordes will really give you a heart attack. It was a challenging game. What I like about this open-world game is the whole story. Damn! I was too immersed in this game to the point I forgot that there is the main story. The side quests are entertaining. This is one of a kind game for this generation.

VISUALS

Artistry: 11/12

Technical Merit: 7/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 11/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 7/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 7/8

Player Agency: 7/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 10/10

Depth: 5/5

Variety: 5/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 8/8

Heart: 5/6

Originality: 4/6

Reviewed a game
XB1
Sunset Overdrive
Reviewed: Jan 2, 2022
7.80

I recently played this game and I was blown away that it was developed by Insomniac Games. It has some familiar gameplay tone with games such as Spiderman. Although they have different approaches here. This game is actually weirdly fun.

VISUALS

Artistry: 10/12

Technical Merit: 7/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 8/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 5/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 7/8

Player Agency: 6/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 10/10

Depth: 4/5

Variety: 3/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 6/8

Heart: 3/6

Originality: 5/6

Reviewed a game
PC
Control
Reviewed: Jan 2, 2022
9.00

The story of this game is too deep for a youngster to understand. That's Remedy Entertainment for you. It was an awesome game for me. The mechanics, the physics, the graphics, the varieties of enemies, and the overall story. It is very thought-provoking to be honest. It will also give you that creepy vibe like you can see in those horror games.

VISUALS

Artistry: 11/12

Technical Merit: 7/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 10/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 7/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 8/8

Player Agency: 8/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 10/10

Depth:4 /5

Variety:4 /5


CHARACTER

Narrative:7 /8

Heart: 5/6

Originality: 5/6

Reviewed a game
PS4
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Reviewed: Jan 2, 2022
7.70

The lore of LOTR brought me to play this game. It was fun, the fighting mechanic is heavily inspired by the Batham Arkham series. It is satisfying. An okay game for me to be honest.


VISUALS

Artistry: 9/12

Technical Merit: 6/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 8/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 6/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 7/8

Player Agency: 6/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 10/10

Depth: 3/5

Variety: 5/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 6/8

Heart: 3/6

Originality: 4/6

Reviewed a game
PS4
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Reviewed: Jan 2, 2022
8.60

Every Assassin's Creed game always blew my mind. The way how they tell the story, the accurate versions of maps, Character Designs, and overall gameplay mechanics. A lot of people criticized this game for being too repetitive and boring. I disagree with them. For me, you can enjoy playing this game without comparing this to other AC franchise games. Valhalla's approach is a different one. I loved it. It also made me feel like a legit Assassin once again. It surprises me every time I discover a historical place in this game. It's too immersive for me. One of the best AC for me.

VISUALS

Artistry: 11/12

Technical Merit: 7/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 10/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 7/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 7/8

Player Agency: 6/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 9/10

Depth: 4/5

Variety: 4/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 8/8

Heart: 5/6

Originality: 4/6

Reviewed a game
Switch
Immortals: Fenyx Rising
Reviewed: Jan 2, 2022
8.50

A masterpiece from Ubisoft. It uses Assassin's Creed Element and is heavily inspired by Nintendo's Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. A witty storytelling, entertaining and will keep you engaged throughout the game.


VISUALS

Artistry: 10/12

Technical Merit: 6/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 10/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 7/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 8/8

Player Agency: 8/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 8/10

Depth: 4/5

Variety: 4/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 7/8

Heart: 5/6

Originality: 4/6

Reviewed a game
PC
Persona 5 Strikers
Reviewed: Jan 1, 2022
8.30

It's kinda rare to see a moshou style game integrated with a Persona Franchise. Well, it works! I loved it! This game is a great sequel for the Persona 5 itself. They added so much style to the gameplay. The new characters also added variety to the overall gameplay. The story is a bit short though and somewhat cliche in terms of how it was written. But still, I enjoyed this game a lot.

VISUALS

Artistry: 10/12

Technical Merit: 6/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 11/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 6/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 6/8

Player Agency: 7/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 7/10

Depth: 4/5

Variety: 5/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 6/8

Heart: 5/6

Originality: 6/6

Reviewed a game
PC
Cyberpunk 2077
Reviewed: Jan 1, 2022
9.00

I hate to admit, I'm one of those people who was hyped and got disappointed after a few hours of gameplay. I even abandoned it for weeks after that since it suffers from many bugs. Then I suddenly gave this game a new chance. Damn! I loved it! To the point, it became one of my favorite games of all time. I didn't know it was one of the best, to be honest. Not everything, but focus on the main story and its side quests. Trust me, everything is way too good. The story is so deep. The gameplay is so badass as well!. You'll appreciate this game the more you play it. Just take your time to appreciate it.

VISUALS

Artistry: 12/12

Technical Merit: 7/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music:12 /12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 8/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 6/8

Player Agency: 6/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 8/10

Depth: 4/5

Variety: 5/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 8/8

Heart: 5/6

Originality: 5/6

Reviewed a game
PC
Little Nightmares II
Reviewed: Jan 1, 2022
8.70

It was such an amazing thing to think that a side-scrolling game will turn into adorable gameplay. The game itself will give you the chills and thrills you are somewhat looking for a horror game. It was a unique experience and a memorable game overall. I got hooked up with Little Nightmares lore after playing this. Will surely play any games related after this.

VISUALS

Artistry: 12/12

Technical Merit: 7/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 11/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 7/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 6/8

Player Agency: 6/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 8/10

Depth: 3/5

Variety: 4/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 7/8

Heart: 6/6

Originality: 6/6

Reviewed a game
PC
Forza Horizon 4
Reviewed: Dec 31, 2021
9.10

I only played this game just because I loved the first one! This DLC is exactly the continuation and retelling of the Anime Series upto Season 4. It was fun. Killing titans will always be the most satisfying thing to do here. Playing as titans also added more depth to its overall gameplay.



VISUALS

Artistry: 9/12

Technical Merit: 7/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 9/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 6/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 7/8

Player Agency: 6/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 8/10

Depth: 4/5

Variety: 4/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 5/8

Heart: 4/6

Originality: 6/6

Reviewed a game
PC
Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
Reviewed: Dec 31, 2021
7.90

I only played this game just because I loved the first one! This DLC is exactly the continuation and retelling of the Anime Series upto Season 4. It was fun. Killing titans will always be the most satisfying thing to do here. Playing as titans also added more depth to its overall gameplay.



VISUALS

Artistry: 9/12

Technical Merit: 7/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 9/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 6/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 7/8

Player Agency: 6/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 8/10

Depth: 4/5

Variety: 4/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 5/8

Heart: 4/6

Originality: 6/6

Reviewed a game
PC
HITMAN 3
Reviewed: Dec 31, 2021
8.70

This is my first time playing a hitman game. And as a newbie, I am forcefully challenged with the different ways on how to assassinate your target. I am impressed with the game design itself. How the NPCs are placed in the world, how they act and interact with one another. It's as if they have their own mind. In terms of gameplay, it is really rewarding every time you assassinate someone. I enjoyed this game although, it gave me a bit of headache since I really have short patience.


VISUALS

Artistry: 12/12

Technical Merit: 7/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 9/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 6/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 8/8

Player Agency: 7/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 10/10

Depth: 4/5

Variety: 5/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 6/8

Heart: 5/6

Originality: 4/6

Reviewed a game
XB1
Mafia: Definitive Edition
Reviewed: Dec 31, 2021
8.40

I've been hearing about this game since it was launched. Finally, I was able to give this a try. I am impressed with how they remade the entire game! Like really! From the visuals, soundtracks, and mechanics. I enjoyed just simply driving around not messing with anything. It actually immersed me in many ways. I even imagined that I am inside the game itself. How I wish some companies can achieve this level of detail in terms of how they remaster a gamae.

VISUALS

Artistry: 11/12

Technical Merit: 7/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 10/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 7/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 7/8

Player Agency: 6/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 8/10

Depth: 5/5

Variety: 4/5


CHARACTER

Narrative : 6/8

Heart: 5/6

Originality: 4/6

Reviewed a game
PC
Journey
Reviewed: Dec 31, 2021
8.60

This is one of the shortest, but most satisfying games out there. I think this is way too underrated. How I wish more people can experience playing this. The gameplay is simple, yet the environment and soundtrack are what make this special in many different ways.


VISUALS

Artistry 11/12

Technical Merit 7/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music 12/12

Sound Effects & Vocals 7/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface 7/8

Player Agency 7/8

Accessibility 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun 7/10

Depth 3/5

Variety 3/5


CHARACTER

Narrative 8/8

Heart 5/6

Originality 5/6

Reviewed a game
Reviewed a game
PS4
Ghost of Tsushima
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
10.00

The best samurai game I've ever played!

Reviewed a game
PS4
The Last of Us: Part II
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
9.00

I miss you Joel!

I don't know why, but I love the idea of controlling Aby in this game.

Reviewed a game
PC
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
8.70

This game actually hooked my up with the entire star wars universe! The story was great! I love the characters and how it immersed me in this Universe. Game Mechanics are somewhat familiar to Darksouls and Uncharted Series.

Reviewed a game
PC
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
8.30

Talk about retelling an entire anime series into a video game. DBZ: Kakarot executed that so nicely! From the very first saga up the last.

This is the first anime game who their mechanics into a full blown RPG. It's unique, and classy at the same time. Roaming the entire world while flying gives you some satisfaction to be honest. The developers also did a good job in using that opening song!


Reviewed a game
PC
Code Vein
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
7.20

For those who tried playing this game, I doubt you didn't spent more than an hour customizing your own anime waifu? XD


I somehow enjoyed this game, tho storyline is linear and typical. I can't believe that game was compared to other souls game and Sekiro. This is way easy to play though.

Reviewed a game
PC
Borderlands 3
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
8.10

I really didn't expect that this game will let me play it for more than 60 hours. LOL. I personally love killing everyone that I encounter. I am A Siren by the way. So more on Melee plus gunfights.


I am on the Vault Hunter Mode and still enjoying every main and side quests.

Reviewed a game
PS4
Final Fantasy XV
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
9.10

I loved this game! I had this kind of attachments to Ignis, Prompto, Gladius, and Noctis.


This is not your ordinary fantasy boy saves girl story. This is all about friendship!


And hey! Imagine playing the game and someone keeps on capturing your unforgettable moments in the entire gameplay. That's a lit feature!

Reviewed a game
PS4
Assassin's Creed Origins
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
8.00

I've been playing AC ever since it started, and I can say this is one of the most unique AC of all time. It really gave me that feeling of travelling back in time just to witness the history of Egypt. Though I'll be honest. Gameplay seems okay for me. It's kind easy.


Also, this game really made me roam around the entire map without even doing anything. Cutscenes seems like a movie! My favorite was Caesar's death.

Reviewed a game
PS4
The Last Of Us Remastered
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
9.30

This game will somehow give you a different POV in terms of post apocalyptic, zombie-ish thing. For me, it's kind short.


The story of Eli and Joel actually made me want to finish the game within just a few days.


Gameplay seems normal. But hey, you can't ignore the fact that this game will really hit you right in the feels!


Music is really good! Voice acting is so legit!

Reviewed a game
PS4
Kingdom Hearts III
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
8.40

This game made me go back to my entire childhood. It has been a while since the last time I played its previous titles. All I can is, damn! It was too epic and quite relaxing.


Played for 42 hours. Gameplay is so unique but needs to be more challenging at some point. Voice acting and animation and its particles are amazing! Superb!


The gummi ship exploration and mechanics also gave that feeling of customizing my ships and travelling all around the galaxy.


My favorite world for this is in the Carribean! Who would have thought that the casts from Pirates of the Carribean specially Jack and davey Jones were rendered almost realistically.

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Reviewed a game
PS4
Marvel's Spider-Man
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
10.00

I just don't know how to start my mini-review on this game. I'm still amazed up until now. Spiderman is my all-time favorite hero! And dude, if you like him too, you'll definitely fall in love with this game.


Since PS1, I played all of those spiderman titles. This one was the best spiderman game I've ever played! It gave me an unending feeling of immersive experience swinging around the streets of New York! It really feels great! Such satisfaction.


Storylines, mechanics, the suits, side missions, collectibles, and other stuff were fantastic! You'll surely love it as much as I do!


I'm hoping for a sequel to this game. That's the only problem I had. It's too short. Wish I could have some more streets and Cities to explore.


VISUALS

Artistry: 12/12

Technical Merit: 8/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 12/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 8/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 8/8

Player Agency: 8/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 10/10

Depth: 5/5

Variety: 5/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 8/8

Heart: 6/6

Originality: 6/6

Reviewed a game
Switch
Super Mario Odyssey
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
8.10

This game gave a never ending nostalgic feels! One of the best and most entertaining games I've ever played. The ending of this game also gave me "feels".

Level designs were so amazing! Unique mechanics. A masterpiece!

If you're looking for a game that will give you enough stress and challenge. I recommend this.

Reviewed a game
Switch
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
10.00

This game made me fall in love with RPG games again. The storylines are so damn good! Character progressions and their mechanics too. This made me explore new places every time I play it. It's like an endless adventure. It's also seldom for me to get attached to the character itself. This was the first Zelda game I really enjoyed playing!


VISUALS

Artistry: 12/12

Technical Merit: 8/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 12/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 8/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 8/8

Player Agency: 8/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 10/10

Depth: 5/5

Variety: 5/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 8/8

Heart: 6/6

Originality: 6/6

Reviewed a game
PC
Red Dead Redemption 2
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
10.00

They say that a video game is a good game when the player had a weird attachment with some characters of that game. RDR2 gave me that kind of feeling. It's a game with perfect gameplay and mechanics. The storyline is too damn awesome! I mean everything in this game is perfect.


This is an open-world game that really made me fall in love with everything. Literally everything. From its free roam to its tiniest details I really loved it!


I honestly don't like the idea of Wild Wild West or anything related to cowboys. But then after finishing this game, It just can't get out of my head!


I'm sure someday if I have my own kids, I'll tell them how awesome Arthun Morgan was.


VISUALS

Artistry: 12/12

Technical Merit: 8/8


SOUND DESIGN

Music: 12/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 8/8


INTERACTION

Control & Interface: 8/8

Player Agency: 8/8

Accessibility: 4/4


MECHANICS

Feedback & Fun: 10/10

Depth:5 /5

Variety: 5/5


CHARACTER

Narrative: 8/8

Heart: 6/6

Originality: 6/6