John Friscia


20 games reviewed
76.3 average score
80 median score
60.0% of games recommended
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Feb 24, 2020

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection contains most of Inti Creates' best work, and it's another Capcom collection worth adding to your Switch library.

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6.5 / 10.0 -
Feb 6, 2020

Ultimately, Kunai is a competent and attractive Metroidvania title let down by uninspired game design, underutilized mechanics, and some bugs. Still, this isn't a bad effort by TurtleBlaze. In fact, I think a sequel that learns from this game's mistakes could be a blast.

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Dec 9, 2019

While you're here, check out our review of Shovel Knight: King of Cards too!

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Dec 9, 2019

Like its brethren before it, Shovel Knight: King of Cards features some of the best platforming game design ever seen in a video game.

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8 / 10.0 - Alien: Isolation
Nov 29, 2019

Alien: Isolation might be one of the best licensed games ever made, and Feral Interactive has succeeded in preserving its harrowing gameplay on Nintendo Switch. Rare bugs and frame rate drops aside, this is the same intensely atmospheric and frightful game it was in 2014. The difference is that now you can play it on the go — as long as you crank the screen brightness settings way up.

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Sep 19, 2019

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Switch completely faithfully updates the Game Boy classic for modern audiences, and Zelda fans would be out of their minds not to play it.

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Aug 22, 2019

Ultimately, Grandia HD Collection is two games that play very similarly but with opposite tones. Grandia is for bright-eyed young kids, and Grandia II is for their cynical older siblings. Yet they both have excellent dialogue, open dungeon design, and battle systems that invite customization.

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May 17, 2019

Project Nimbus: Complete Edition can be a very repetitive experience, but for only [a few dollars], it’s still an experience fans of the mech combat genre will enjoy. The controls just feel really good, and blowing stuff up is satisfying. And with three difficulty levels, you have a reason to stick around even if Warpath gets too redundant. Consider giving this a shot.

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8 / 10.0 - Shadows of Adam
Apr 28, 2019

So basically, if you’d love to play an RPG but can’t dedicate hours a day to it, Shadows of Adam could be a great solution on Switch.

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Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is a frustratingly monotonous, plodding, mindless game. Being skilled at hitting the A button at the right moment is more important than the cards you bring into a battle.

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