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Jordan Oloman

Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Razputin Aquato

Favorite Games:
  • Psychonauts
  • Psychonauts
  • Psychonauts

56 games reviewed
80.4 average score
82 median score
81.8% of games recommended
Scores 4.9 higher than average

Jordan Oloman's Reviews

Geordie Archaeology Graduate and Freelance Journalist. Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp Wannabe.
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Jordan Oloman
Mar 27, 2019

Yoshi's Crafted World doesn't use its clever conceit as well as it should or weave a poignant story, but it's still a solid and accessible Nintendo platformer.

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Jordan Oloman
Mar 22, 2019

Sekiro is an electrifying power trip that demands a lot from the player, but if you let it grip you it will be hard to pull its rickety wooden hand from your wrist. Every time I put words to paper I’m emboldened once more to head back in there. I’m inspired and terrified thinking about the friends I’ve made, bereft with Rot Essence, praying for me to surpass the next fork in the road so I can bring them back to life.

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Jordan Oloman
Feb 14, 2019

Crackdown 3 is bonkers chaotic fun but also a case of wasted potential. The series deserved an iterative revival but instead, we have the tried-and-tested Crackdown backbone with remastered visuals and a touch more chaos, sadly squandering the promise of its few interesting additions in the process

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Jordan Oloman

This episode contains the best scenes of the season so far, but it wastes an egregious amount of time getting to the point.

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Jordan Oloman
Jan 28, 2019

This is a game that wants to delight you. It is unapologetically hopeful, like nothing I’ve ever played, offering a seemingly endless font of positivity that is difficult to ignore. Alas, it is still very much a Kingdom Hearts game, and the staunchly unwavering architecture of it is felt in every U.I element and cutscene.

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Jordan Oloman
Jan 9, 2019

Whilst this isn’t the most essential Wii U port to come to the Switch compared to more inventive titles like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is easily the best modern Super Mario Bros. game, and if you’re looking for that kind of fix after the 3D heights of Super Mario Odyssey, this 2D golden oldie is worth your money and your time.

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Jordan Oloman
Oct 4, 2018

By committing to the systems it draws its name from, Kingmaker creates a deeply comprehensive and satisfying CRPG that is also incredibly lonely and masochistic when it wants to be.

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‘Roads' is a heart-breaking leg of an emotional journey that never feels limited by its medium. I've played seasons of other choice-driven narrative games that had less emotion and heart than this five-hour odyssey. With Life is Strange 2, DONTNOD has upgraded and refined every element that made its forebear successful, whilst sprinkling some magical new additions into the mix to create an essential genre-pushing experience that isn't just for fans.

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71% - The Crew 2
Jun 29, 2018

The Crew 2 is a fantastic open-world racing game that creates an unintentional post-apocalypse out of its gorgeous open-world by failing to ply it with meaningful modes

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Jordan Oloman
May 28, 2018

Yoku's Island Express is the best indie game of 2018 so far and an unmissable wholesome jaunt that manages to bind pinball gameplay with a gorgeous sun-soaked open world brimming with wholesome characters and secrets that will keep you paddling for hours on end.

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100% - God of War
Apr 22, 2018

God of War is one of the defining games of this generation, holistically reinventing the action game wheel and grafting humanity and emotion into a series previously devoid. A stellar technical achievement in every aspect and a thoughtful, unmissable work of art that shouldn't just be experienced by gamers.

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85% - Far Cry 5
Apr 8, 2018

Far Cry 5 is one of the best open world games ever made, and certainly Ubisoft's finest effort. Unfortunately, the narrative stumbles and trips, throwing the tone into disarray and ultimately leading to a dissatisfying conclusion. Throw your story expectations to the wind and come to Hope County for the addictive open-world thrills, excellent OST and side characters.

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85% - Minit
Apr 2, 2018

A brilliant little marvel, Minit finds beauty in its arbitrary constraints to craft a compelling, puzzling little adventure game with talent beaming out of its art and audio design.

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Jordan Oloman
Mar 23, 2018

Sea of Thieves is the perfect framing device for nautical adventure that rewards a committed group of young-at-heart, social pirates to find and evoke the fun from its sandbox. Unfortunately, that gorgeous world has questionable systems and content limits that (if not dealt with) scupper its incredible potential and give it a worrying sell-by-date.

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Jordan Oloman
Mar 15, 2018

Overall, Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life is a feature-length absurdity-laden romp that is the perfect silly antidote for first-timers and a pleasing development of the series for fans. With a multitude of systems, meaningful progression and side quests to fill your boots with, you will struggle to get bored and always find yourself craving your next knockout fix.

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Jordan Oloman
Mar 1, 2018

Dynasty Warriors 9 is a bold but utterly fruitless attempt to revitalize a series that is stuck in its ways, showcasing an open-world that is completely at odds with itself, overwhelming technical issues and diabolical voice-over work.

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Jordan Oloman

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine excels in its narrative, visuals and audio but really struggles to fit into the video game medium with its tedious gameplay. This is overshadowed by beautiful stories and moments of pure humanity.

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Jordan Oloman
Feb 27, 2018

Immortal Redneck is an old-school first-person roguelike with all the bells and whistles. It's tough but fair, fun and steeped in a silly aesthetic. Perfect for a reliable departure from your backlog.

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Jordan Oloman

A strong start to the season, Thesis brings satisfying NSA gameplay and ties it well to a thought-provoking narrative in a complementary and immersive operating system environment.

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Jordan Oloman
Feb 19, 2018

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an intricate RPG brimming with realism in an immersive world, but all of its grandeur is consistently overshadowed by the unpolished experience of tinkering with its systems.

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