Simon Parkin


110 games reviewed
77.2 average score
80 median score
56.6% of games recommended
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No Recommendation / Blank - Lost Sphear
Feb 2, 2018

Lost Sphear is a more ambitious JRPG than its predecessor, yet it risks abandoning its purpose to return to the genre's simpler days.

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Nov 30, 2017

The true sequel to the best-loved contemporary JRPG is unrestrained in its ambition, and the result is a chaotic kind of brilliance.

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Recommended - Fire Emblem Warriors
Oct 18, 2017

A harmonious meeting of two traditions, Fire Emblem Warriors explores a different, yet no less beguiling, type of battlefield strategy.

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Essential - Stardew Valley
Oct 10, 2017

A modern indie classic on PC finds in Nintendo's Switch the perfect platform.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Cuphead
Oct 2, 2017

A brutal game that's equal parts frustrating and exhilarating, delivered in the mesmerising style of a prohibition-era cartoon.

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Recommended - Everybody's Golf
Aug 30, 2017

A vibrant interpretation of golf that expands on the series' distinguished lineage without compromising, or distracting from, its strengths.

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Jul 10, 2017

Final Fantasy's weirdest, most wonderful curio is a bright reminder of the power of crisp invention in high-risk blockbuster development.

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No Recommendation / Blank - Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
Jul 3, 2017

Samurais vs. Chocobos.

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May 17, 2017

Developer Impulse Gear has made an earnest attempt at a VR version of Halo, but the game, and its strange PlayStation Aim Controller, fall short of the target

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No Recommendation / Blank - Birthdays the Beginning
May 5, 2017

The designer behind Harvest Moon returns with a game that frustrates as much as it fascinates.

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