Oliver Roderick


17 games reviewed
65.2 average score
70 median score
70.6% of games recommended
Scores 5.4 higher than average

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Switch Player
Oliver Roderick

Platforming fun for all the family, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is one of the Switch's better takes on the genre. Its storytelling feels like a Disney Pixar movie, so if your youngster has had a Switch for Christmas, it shouldn't take much to get them on board.

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Oliver Roderick
Dec 28, 2017

Bleed is a good, solid platformer which offers a good chunk of replayability, and there's a lot of challenge on offer in the higher difficulties. It won't last you long though - its seven levels will take just over an hour.

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Oliver Roderick
Dec 27, 2017

Embers of Mirrim offers some solid, clever and challenging platform action. If only it had a more gripping story, or something else which drew you into the characters it might have been a bit more memorable.

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Oliver Roderick
Dec 27, 2017

Let down only by slowdown, The Sexy Brutale is a load of fun. It's got that Scooby-Doo-like magic to it, that sense of achievement when you solve the puzzles and save the day. Atmosphere is good, music is good, as is innovation - without the slowdown, it would be perfect.

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Oliver Roderick
Dec 20, 2017

Despite the very pleasing sound and visuals, Slain is just too unforgiving to be as fun as it should be. I'm glad I've finished it, because those damned flying enemies swooping down on my are giving me nightmares.

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Oliver Roderick
Dec 18, 2017

If you're looking to entertain a kid who's into Minecraft, get onto Portal Knights, because it offers a lot of the same. It's better for youngsters who have a lot of time on their hands, of course - adults will have a tough time getting a satisfactory experience when playing in short bursts. At £24.99 on the eShop, it's overpriced - hopefully the pricing isn't too silly by the time the physical release arrives.

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Oliver Roderick
Dec 4, 2017

Crimsonland offers some good twin-stick shooter fun that you'll really enjoy blasting your way through. It's great and addictive when trying to polish off the levels, but it is a little simplistic - that's ultimately what separates it from the likes of Doom.

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Oliver Roderick
Dec 1, 2017

It's not treading any new ground, but Antiquia Lost does have a nice story to follow through. RPG hardcore fans will perhaps want to look elsewhere for something more meaty, but at just over a tenner, it's not one which will break the bank if you want to give it a try.

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Oliver Roderick
Nov 28, 2017

Everyone's played enough of this type of game by now in order to know what to expect. You're going to be ducking and diving in amongst enemy fire as you tear down waves of enemies coming from the top of the screen. There's just not quite enough here to make Xenoraid memorable.

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Oliver Roderick
Nov 24, 2017

While Maria the Witch seems slightly more complicated than your typical game, a better button outlay may have made it a lot less frustrating. I just wanted to be in control, or to feel in control, of Maria far more than I did. Now to go and lie down before I have nightmares of flying my broomstick into yet another wall...

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Oliver Roderick

It’s tough to tell whether it’s the genre itself, or the execution of this particular game, but it feels like something you’d have been playing on a primitive computer of some ten to fifteen years ago. Each passing floor of the tower looks the same, with only the new enemy models distracting from that monotony. It’s one for the genre enthusiasts, that’s for sure, but your average gamer isn’t going to take a lot from this. Apart from the nightmares caused by running away from monsters along those dim corridors, that is.

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Oliver Roderick
Nov 13, 2017

Party Golf has loads of modes to keep you busy, and offers loads of fun to bring you back. Gather some friends together and you'll have a bundle of fun, but it's also good fun playing against some CPUs. It's perhaps forgiven at not having some kind of story mode by the sheer depth of modes available - pick it up. I'm sure you'll have fun too.

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Oliver Roderick

If you've already played this on Wii U you'll know what's to come, and there won't be the laughs to the extent there'd be if you're a newbie. It's certainly worth experiencing, but try and get those controls nailed down ASAP or you're in for a frustrating time.

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Oliver Roderick
3.6 / 5.0 - Time Recoil
Nov 7, 2017

Time Recoil is a quick-paced, enjoyable shooter-come-puzzler, which has plenty to keep players entertained. It's not quite a unique entity in the Switch eShop, which has a number of other games from the same genre, but it's definitely worth a play if you've got the funds for it.

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Oliver Roderick
Nov 6, 2017

As I've previously maintained, these games' worth can only really be determined if you have loads of people handy, and people who can think of entertaining answers at that. Sadly, the price point is far too much for what it is - you're going to need to fork out about £100 for all four of the packs. The sum of the parts isn't worth what's being charged for the whole.

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Oliver Roderick
4 / 5.0 - NBA 2K18
Oct 31, 2017

As part of a wave of sports sims to be hitting the Switch right now, it's once again a great time to be a sports fan who just plays Nintendo systems, like me. Just like FIFA, WWE and the like, NBA's absence has been sorely felt by Nintendo fans, so you ought to go out and add this stellar entry to your shelves.

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Oliver Roderick
4.4 / 5.0 - The Count Lucanor
Oct 26, 2017

The Count Lucanor is definitely worth a place in your Switch eShop library. Comprising a castle of a range of different puzzle challenges in each room, it's like a scarier version of the Crystal Maze. Well-written storytelling also helps its case, and while it may not be long, it certainly is memorable.

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