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Alex Santa Maria

Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Games:
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Burnout 3: Takedown

165 games reviewed
70.0 average score
75 median score
42.8% of games recommended

Alex Santa Maria's Reviews

Raised on a healthy diet of gaming mags at an Xbox LAN center, Alex is an enthusiast who loves shooters, roguelikes, and arcade-style games. He has an unhealthy obsession with bad movies, a love of the 1980s, and the skills to rack up a high score on your local pinball table. Also, he reviews video games, which might be the reason that he's listed on this website.
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5.5 / 10.0 - Bloodroots
Feb 27, 2020

Bloodroots presents an amazing combat sandbox and then forces players into rote memorization of the developer's set path. No amount of Samurai Jack styling can make that fun.

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The Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle brings a lot of novelty with its new NES translations, but the retro games on offer will hold little value to anyone not already familiar with the Technōs catalog.

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Feb 3, 2020

For the sole purpose of preserving this PlayStation classic, this remaster succeeds.

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Jan 14, 2020

Darwin Project isn’t an also-ran, it’s a trendsetter, and anyone still interesting in dropping in hot should take notice.

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In the end, The Rebel Collection a perfect stopgap while fans wait for news on whatever happened to Skull and Bones.

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Dec 11, 2019

While there are a host of better options to get your indie Smash on, Shovel Knight Showdown is still a well-made treasure worth coveting.

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Like each campaign before it, King Knight’s quest is a uniquely thrilling 2D experience that needs no asterisk assigned to any praise. This isn’t a retro throwback or an NES hanger-on, but a masterful platforming action that stands up to any and all contemporaries.

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Dec 4, 2019

Darksiders Genesis masterfully shrinks down the long-running franchise into a top-down action game that’s just plain fun to play.

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Nov 25, 2019

Picking up exactly where the Shenmue franchise left off in 2001, Shenmue 3 is a marvel of persistence and vision.

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Nov 18, 2019

Above all, Heat feels like subscription filler, another driving game to add value to EA’s Access bundles.

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