Matt Sainsbury


843 games reviewed
72.4 average score
80 median score
56.3% of games recommended
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It's a little disappointing that the developers didn't take this opportunity to tackle some of the superfluous stuff that is at odds with the better elements, and I've yet to be won over by the new narrative arc and whether it does anything to actually build on what was already a perfectly dense work. However, the core of the game is that powerful that the main reason to buy into this - that visual re-working - is more than enough to be worthwhile in itself.

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With the release of Prelude to the Fallen, the core part of the franchise is now all fully (and formally) available in English, and that's a wonderful thing. I do hope that there's more to come in the future, as the unique aesthetics, thematic background, and design elements of the series make it both interesting and evocative, and after playing these games, they do kind of stick with you as something beautiful and memorable.

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This game is a creatively broken, anti-intellectual insult.

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May 19, 2020

Super Mega Baseball 3 feels like the baseball games I used to love from a few generations ago. Liberated of the "depth" of modern sports games, there's an efficiency to the action that is appealing, and the gameplay modes that it does offer are all compelling.

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You'll start to question everything as you play The Eternal Castle.

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May 15, 2020

What The Golf? is by no means a bad game - it's actually highly entertaining - but while the developers have done everything that they can with it, at some point hitting anything but a golf ball around a golf course loses its lustre as a joke.

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May 12, 2020

John Wick Hex is a fascinating example of a developer making compromises in order to make the game fit with the license.

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May 8, 2020

Spirit of the North almost nails it.

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The Dresden Files: Cooperative Card Game is such a fundamentally flawed concept, and the execution is so lacking, that it offers nothing whatsoever of value.

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May 6, 2020

This new release of Gals' Fighters is, of course, a game with a very specific audience.

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