John Reid


8 games reviewed
71.8 average score
74 median score
87.5% of games recommended
Scores 9.9 higher than average

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Switch Player
John Reid
Jan 3, 2018

Hiragana Pixel Party is a simple rhythm game that sets out to teach you how to read and pronounce Japanese characters. It could benefit from some more variety in gameplay, but if you fancy something that you can potentially benefit from, the challenge and the educational value could keep you engaged through its many missions.

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John Reid

Syberia is the first in a trilogy of puzzle / adventure games. It delivers a Victorian charm backed up with great music and images with a simplistic puzzle-solving approach. Though I'd like to recommend it, the price of the game means that you’re better off looking on other platforms.

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John Reid

OPUS: The Day We Found Earth is a unique take on hidden object and storytelling within video games. It's as bittersweet as it is achingly short. Though not for everyone, it is a reminder that not all games are simply "games".

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John Reid
Dec 4, 2017

Mantis Burn Racing delivers on what it sets out to do: It's a fun, satisfying racing game with plenty of multiplayer options to keep your interest. The circuits have their own characteristics and the different race modes and classes of vehicle keep the game changing just enough to keep you coming back for more. It's top-down racing at its best and being on the Nintendo Switch fits the game like a driving glove.

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John Reid
Nov 24, 2017

Worms W.M.D. isn't the most original entry in the series. Rather, it's a modernised version of the earlier games. It may not be the best single player game either, but couple it with the portability and various multiplayer options of the Switch, Worms brings a fun and frantic game that is always best shared.

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John Reid
Nov 20, 2017

The Mummy Demastered feels less like a movie tie-in and more like a love letter to the metroidvania genre. The art style will appease a retro gamer appetite while it brings some modern elements to keep it fresh and engaging. If you're a fan of games of this ilk, then it is a must-have purchase. If you're not sure what metroidvania is, give it a go anyway. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Switch Player
John Reid
Nov 14, 2017

This Is The Police takes the running of a police force and turns it into a strategic, management game with light RPG elements. You won't see any action here and the unreasonable, random demands made can be frustrating. However, throughout all of this, there is a narrative and a goal that can keep you engaged and entertained for many hours.

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John Reid
3.7 / 5.0 - Putty Pals
Oct 24, 2017

Don’t let the bright kid-friendly colours or the cute Worms-sounding voices or the name fool you here. Putty Pals is challenging little platformer that uses its charm to draw you in and its gentle difficulty curve to keep you invested. It would be nice to have more variety throughout the levels, but it’s a fun, gentle puzzler with a steady challenge throughout.

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