Jason Coles


131 games reviewed
74.7 average score
80 median score
70.3% of games recommended
Scores 4.2 higher than average

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Daily Star
Jason Coles

Iceborne is as much a roaring success as Monster Hunter World was, and it can receive no higher praise than that. It successfully adds in new layers, monsters, and a beautiful new area, all of which will have players flocking back to the game to experience it all.

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GameSkinny
Jason Coles
Sep 2, 2019

Sin Slayers aims to meld two genres together into one tasty soup but instead creates a nasty black goop.

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The Digital Fix
Jason Coles
10 / 10.0 - Tetris Effect
Aug 29, 2019

A euphoric, almost religious game, and one that will make you wonder what you've been doing playing other games.

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
8 / 10 - Dandy Dungeon
Jul 31, 2019

Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada is a fun, unique and genuinely funny game. It manages to keep you entertained throughout its playtime with a mix of solid jokes and excellent gameplay, and unlike so many games that jump from mobile to Switch, it works perfectly on the system. It's a delight and one that you'll find yourself hooked on. Also, down with capitalism and billionaire CEOs.

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GameSkinny
Jason Coles
- Gorn
Jul 23, 2019

Gorn is challenging, horrifying, hilarious, and a genuine joy to play. It manages to be brilliant in both short bursts and long sessions, and there are so many little challenges to complete and weapons to master that you'll never really be able to put it down for good.

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
Jul 17, 2019

All in all, Swords of Gargantua is just kind of disappointing. It starts off with such an intriguing and involving cutscene and lore dump, but then never really follows up on it at all. What you end up playing is a very run-of-the-mill wave-based sword fighting game, but one that lacks the same depth as so many other VR titles. It never manages to make good on what it could be, and instead seems happy to stick around as another arena battle game, but one where the combat isn't good enough to carry that. There are just better options out there.

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
9 / 10 - Slay The Spire
Jul 4, 2019

Slay the Spire takes the best parts of roguelites, dungeon crawlers, and card games, and mixes them together into an unholy, but absurdly enjoyable game. It's the kind of game that gets under your skin and uses it like a tent, just camping out and reminding you that you aren't playing it. It's the kind of game that you can jump in for one quick run and suddenly realise that you've been playing for five hours and should really be asleep. It's the kind of game that is easy to play, hard to master, and impossible to put down. What more could you want?

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GameSkinny
Jason Coles
May 28, 2019

Draugen begins as a fascinating narrative-adventure game set in a gorgeous world. It's a shame that it struggles to maintain its momentum.

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Daily Star
Jason Coles

Dance of Death: Du Lac and Fey is as awkward to play as it is to say. The interesting concepts can't save it from being a rather disappointing outing for the legendary characters.

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GameSkinny
Jason Coles
Apr 23, 2019

While Pathway has a lot of interesting ideas, none of them are executed in a way that makes them compelling. Chucklefish nails the setting of the pulp era but not the feeling.

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Daily Star
Jason Coles

Six years later, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is still an exceptional adventure game - the only difference on Switch is that you can now take the fun on the road with you.

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GameSkinny
Jason Coles

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is an interesting side entry with new mechanics and a new look. It's just too bad there's something missing from the formula to make it truly great.

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PCGamesN
Jason Coles
4 / 10 - Outward
Mar 29, 2019

Outward will appeal to people have enormous patience. But if that isn't you then it'll simply feel like a time drain. Jason Coles

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Nintendo Insider
Jason Coles
6 / 10 - I Am The Hero
Mar 26, 2019

Ultimately, I Am The Hero is fun for an hour or so but it’s impossible to recommend beyond that unless you really miss the halcyon days of the side-scrolling beat ’em up. It may well be that you can push through it if you like to chase scores, but it just lacks that special something that made the classics so good.

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
Mar 21, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an incredible blend of story, gameplay and world design. I don't think it trumps Bloodborne, personally, but it may well be the next best game that FromSoftware has created.

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The Digital Fix
Jason Coles
7 / 10.0 - Mages of Mystralia
Mar 12, 2019

A charming adventure game with a fun spell crafting system. It is a lot of fun to play for the first few hours but suffers due to repetitive combat and a touch of poor pacing. Nevertheless, Mages of Mystralia is a fun one if you need something on the lighter side of things.

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
6 / 10 - Dick Wilde 2
Mar 11, 2019

Dick Wilde 2 is a fun game and not much more than that. What it lacks the complexity of other VR shooters, it makes up for it with co-op, but it's very much one of those games where once you've played one level you've played them all. It doesn't reinvent the world of shooters, but is good at the small slice it chooses to take part in.

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The Digital Fix
Jason Coles
6 / 10.0 - JUMP FORCE
Mar 5, 2019

Jump Force isn't bad, it is instead mediocre. Instead of a huge celebration of Shonen Jump it instead feels like the kind of party nobody turned up to. It can be fun for a short while, but the lack of depth and strange cutscenes will quickly run that out.

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Nintendo Insider
Jason Coles
Feb 28, 2019

The visuals are pretty, and the music is brilliant, but ToeJam and Earl: Back In The Groove! is the same game it was nearly three decades ago. This is fine I suppose, but it feels like more could have been done. It’s an enjoyable experience with friends, but a bit dull on your own.

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TheSixthAxis
Jason Coles
8 / 10 - Singularity 5
Feb 26, 2019

Singularity 5 is one of those rare games that looks so good it shouldn't play well, but still does. It's an incredibly aggressive piece of interactive art, one that you can only fully experience if you're willing to don a VR headset and fight through hordes of robots with great feeling weapons. I don't know if this is a must-play game, but it's definitely a must see game. It's the kind of world that you'd happily get stuck in. Well, if it weren't for the angry robots.

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