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Daire Hardesty

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Favorite Games:
  • Night in the Woods

17 games reviewed
87.3 average score
88 median score
100.0% of games recommended

Daire Hardesty's Reviews

Nerd. Gamer. Comic Book Enthusiast. Film Buff. Former Hardcore Kid. Owner of 1,000 Black T-Shirts. Daire studies creative computing in Dublin, Ireland with a flair for Writing and Video Games.
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Jan 24, 2014

The upstep in visual detail from the older console versions is a nice bonus, but Tomb Raider didn't need massaging. It's the same well-realised action reboot for Lara Croft that came as such a pleasant surprise last year. It's still well-written, sympathetic, exciting, beautiful, and just incredibly well-made.

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9 / 10.0 - Halo 5: Guardians
Oct 29, 2015

If you're growing tired of the franchise and were really hoping Microsoft and 343 would hold true to their promise to evolve the formula a bit, be wary that the newest stuff is where the game gets a bit shaky. However, if you've loved the Halo blueprint up to now and are looking for an updated current-gen version, there's more than enough here to offer a solid recommendation. It's not the best Halo game I've ever played, but it is good, delivering most of the Halo essentials without compromise.

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9 / 10.0 - Fallout 4
Nov 15, 2015

Fallout 4 is one of the best games I've played this year. New players to the series may wonder how they went so long without Fallout in their lives, but it is not for the faint-hearted. As Bethesda's "Welcome Home" marketing campaign teases, when fans of Fallout 3 or New Vegas enter this new world, it'll feel strangely familiar. As one of the top games of the previous generation, this isn't a bad thing at all. Fallout 4 has all of the trappings that can keep you engaged for days on end.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Star Wars Battlefront
Dec 8, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront is one of the best games I've played this year; the visuals were stunning, the audio was fantastic and the immersion was perfect! Whether you fight for the Rebel Alliance or you walk the path of the dark side, this game will keep you entertained for a long time to come. The force is strong with this one!

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Jan 10, 2016

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is a great shooter that surely sets itself apart from the rest of the industry thanks to its merge of co-op and competitive matchmaking.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Far Cry Primal
Feb 29, 2016

Far Cry: Primal offers a beautifully laid out and vast land crying to be explored. It has strong moments in its empty wilderness but is missing that final climax that keeps it from feeling like a complete, genre-defining experience.

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8.8 / 10.0 - Dying Light
Mar 20, 2016

Dying Light really stands on its own as a game, and where it fell down with the storyline it made up with the rest of its features.

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9.3 / 10.0 - Dark Souls III
Apr 8, 2016

Dark Souls III feels like the proper sequel to the first game

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Jun 28, 2016

Mirror's Edge: Catalyst could easily be my favourite game of the year. The whole idea of the game is what captivates me, it's sleek, fast and immersive!

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8.7 / 10.0 - Gears of War 4
Oct 5, 2016

A strange combination of both familiar territory and a fresh feeling, Gears of War 4 provides and enjoyable and robust experience. While there isn't much new ground broken in the experience, it does a lot to remind us what was so great about the original games in the first place.

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