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Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition: I'm not going to rate this with a numbered score, but I'll just say that it wasn't for me. I didn't enjoy the parts of the game I played. I really disliked the combat and the overall gameplay was just boring for me. The open world wasn't nearly compelling enough to keep me going. I had no desire to continue, but at least someone will be able to enjoy it when I sell it on eBay. Different games for different tastes and preferences, I guess.
As someone who's played it all the way to the end while doing nearly all the sidequests and beating every superboss, I can definitely get behind the sentiment that the gameplay feels dated. The mechanical appeal is being able to customize your party however you want and have them do crazy things (like making a glass tank to evade all physical damage), but sometimes getting there takes so long that it's extremely offputting. Thankfully, the quest system has been streamlined so that the majority of quests can be done far quicker but even that isn't enough for everyone.

While the gameplay takes a backseat, the characters and general plotline are the real driving force behind the game--the party sets off on a revenge mission after their hometown gets attacked, then some stuff happens and it turns out that everything isn't as it seems, etc. A bunch of plot twists occur with strong character building in between, and the whole thing gets flipped around on its head near the end. So narratively speaking, the story is extremely grounded and compelling with a determined cast that should be experienced one way or another. I'd recommend watching a few cutscenes since the game isn't your thing.

...That being said, avoid Xenoblade Chronicles 2 like the plague. Unlike XCDE, it's way too anime-tropey and the gameplay was dumbed down even more. Conversely, if Xenoblade X ever gets ported to Switch then you should definitely play that one--it has a dedicated run button!
 
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Code Vein - 8/10

This score is based solely on the fun I had playing the game as a game. I liked the combat and how it felt, I liked the visual style, I liked the Blood Code system and the very immersive character creation.

I liked the smaller touches like a theatre mode in the hotsprings, music on jukeboxes and the good amount of sidequests.

I also liked playing online with a friend, it worked really well with no issues.

But if I had to rate the story it'd be a solid 3/10 because the story is trash, the plot is dull, the characters are boring and the lore is a convoluted mess.

There's a twist later on which I really liked when the game crosses over with God Eater, but this didn't enrich my CV experience, it just made me appreciate God Eater's world more but that doesn't excuse the badly told story and crap world building.
 

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Life is Strange

I'll say it again: In gaming, I know few other games that has the potential to convey a narrative-driven experience than the narrative adventure game, or the 'dialogue choice-based' one, where cause and consequences intertwine to give you a tailor-made experience composed completely by your own moral compass.

These games are incredible. The way they tell a story where the cutscenes are as much of the experience as the immersive investigative sections, instead of a disjointed mess of pieces that don't fit together, are textbook examples of great design.

Life is Strange is an excellent high school sim through and through - it makes a tremendous and recognizable effort in placing you in the shoes of Max Caulfield as you ponder the halls of Blackwell Academy and make friends and enemies and take the reins of the narrative going forward.

It's also a game that wallows in it's mediocre shortcomings. It looks like trash, the music could be a bit better implemented, the script is clumsy, the plot is a hot mess and the actual outcomings of the choices feels narrow and inconsequential in comparison to, say, The Walking Dead.

But it's game I highly adore. It has really got me through some bad stuff. I'm forever grateful for it. Thank you, Dontnod, for this magnificent piece of art.

Personally? 10/10 Objectively, especially the vanilla PS3 version? 6.5/10
 
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider: 7/10

It's fun enough to play. I like the updated skill tree and the new ways to traverse the levels. However, the story is silly and a lot of the times, the levels don't make any physical sense. I know this is a Tomb Raider game, so realism isn't something to get hung up on. But sometimes this game just can't help but give you blaring reminders that it's a game.

Like crawling through a body chute in a sacrificial chamber to find a room with an enemy inside and finding that the only way forward is through a brick wall. Well, how did the guy get in there? Did he build the brick wall after entering the room? Did he also climb up the corpse-dumping chute?

In addition, Lara Croft already had some pretty thick plot armor, but this game cranks it up to 11. I haven't finished it quite yet, but as it stands, I think Rise of the Tomb Raider was the best in the new trilogy.
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider: 7/10

It's fun enough to play. I like the updated skill tree and the new ways to traverse the levels. However, the story is silly and a lot of the times, the levels don't make any physical sense. I know this is a Tomb Raider game, so realism isn't something to get hung up on. But sometimes this game just can't help but give you blaring reminders that it's a game.

Like crawling through a body chute in a sacrificial chamber to find a room with an enemy inside and finding that the only way forward is through a brick wall. Well, how did the guy get in there? Did he build the brick wall after entering the room? Did he also climb up the corpse-dumping chute?

In addition, Lara Croft already had some pretty thick plot armor, but this game cranks it up to 11. I haven't finished it quite yet, but as it stands, I think Rise of the Tomb Raider was the best in the new trilogy.
This is an interesting take. I haven't played Shadow yet because I'm broke but I have played the other two and I found Rise to be so darn boring.

I've heard that Shadow is buggier than the other two because a different team made it, have you found that to be the case?
 
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This is an interesting take. I haven't played Shadow yet because I'm broke but I have played the other two and I found Rise to be so darn boring.

I've heard that Shadow is buggier than the other two because a different team made it, have you found that to be the case?
It's definitely buggier. At times, the lighting can't decide whether or not the room should be brightly lit or dim. The textures on the walls in several locations take their sweet time rendering. A couple cutscenes seem to get stuck in a weird way where the character models look like they're trying to move but can't.

The bugs haven't been game-breaking for me, but then again, I play Bethesda games from time to time, so that's not saying much.
 
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Super Mario Oddyssey-7/10 Just got it today. So far, its fun and engaging. I was expecting the Overworld to be more interconnected though, instead of a Mario Galaxy style hub. Ah well. Using the possession style gameplay to solve problems is neat.
 

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Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance - 9.25/10

An amazing game from beginning to end. The story and characters are so well-written and the gameplay is some of the best in the series. Probably my favorite FE game that I've played so far, beating out Blazing Blade. The overall experience is just so good. My only gripes are how the maps aren't some of the best I've played and the gameplay is a bit on the slower side, but it's still a fantastic game.
 

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Persona 3: Dancing In Starlight
Excellent tracklist and presentation. The 'social events' are a bit awkwardly written, but they work.
7/10

Persona 4: Dancing All Night
The story mode drags a bit, but what's there is fantastic, the tracklist SLAPS and the various outfits are super fun to try out.
8.5/10

Persona 5: Dancing In Moonlight
Meh. What the hell.
5/10

Overall the package is, despite it's steep price, a must-buy for Persona fans that likes rhythm games.
 

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Ghost of Tsushima - 10/10.

This game is not technically perfect by any means, but my god, this game for me, is a visual, musical, and fun masterpiece. This is everything I wanted in an open world samurai game. Absolutely incredible gameplay, and a wonderful story.
 
Ghost of Tsushima - 10/10.

This game is not technically perfect by any means, but my god, this game for me, is a visual, musical, and fun masterpiece. This is everything I wanted in an open world samurai game. Absolutely incredible gameplay, and a wonderful story.
I really want to play that. I've had my eye on it since the reveal. I'm glad it ended up being so good :)
 
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Spongebob Battle for Bikini bottom rehydrated
I wrote a review for this game for my buddy's YouTube channel that I edit the videos for it's just as good as I remember but mostly a breeze of a game no real challenge I gave it a
9 out of 10 for children
7 out of 10 for adult fans

 

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5/10

It's an interesting idea and it's fun at times, but the entire game feels like it's still in beta. The draw distance is abysmal, it's full of little glitches and lags a bit at times. 2 or 3 times, the game just shut itself off due to an "unexpected error". Thankfully it does autosave quite often, so no progress was lost. Though the game doesn't need voice acting, it sorta feels like it could have used it for the main cutscenes, along with being a bit more cinematic. The game also needs a bit more side content. There are only 2 sidequests (that I've found), and both are found near the same place (one from an NPC, the other from a note in the same cave). I feel as each of the 5 different tribes should have had a sidequest each, so when you are allied to them you get access to that quest. Also there is a bit of lack of creatures on the island. Other than the 5 tribes (Krockers (Crocodiles), Litters (Lizards), Fexels (Foxes), Gobbledew (Birds) and Caribblins (Raindeer/Caribou)) there's the Human tribe (other than yourself they all stay in the starting area and don't interact with the rest of the world until the end) and the 4 Tambas (little koala/bear creatures) that help you. There are only 4 different animals, and only 1 of them is an actual enemy that can attack you. I feel like there should have been a bit more variety in the wildlife.
The story itself is fine; The humans are basically at the bottom of the foodchain in this world, and now their home is slowly crumbling to bits, so it's up to you to scour the island for a new safe place to call home. The only problem I have with it is that a few of the main quests really stops you from progressing for quite some time, as it can take a really long time to get the correct materials to craft what you need.
I do really like that the game doesn't have any sort of currency, but instead relies on trading. You'll have to switch around you allegiances quite a bit between the 5 tribes to beat the game, and if you're currently "hostile" with a tribe, they'll attack you on sight. I also like the combat system in the game. It's only problem is that it doesn't really lend itself to good bossfights. There are very few bossfights in the game, and their only difference to normal battles is that the "bosses" have more health and deal more damage.
It's a fine game, but it just doesn't feel completely finished.
 

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