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Lucca Cardoso

Porto, Portugal

Favorite Games:
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Red Strings Club
  • Stardew Valley

32 games reviewed
75.5 average score
83 median score
53.1% of games recommended

Lucca Cardoso's Reviews

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Dec 23, 2018

It's hard to find flaws in Return of the Obra Dinn. Everything's so polished and well-planned, completely new and familiar at the same time. There's nothing even similar to this game on the market, and, when it was over, I just wanted to keep investigating more strangers' destinies for hours on end.

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10 / 10.0 - Super Mario Odyssey
Oct 27, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is not just the pinnacle of the Super Mario franchise, but the pinnacle of 3D platformers in general. Great in its gameplay, design, and soundtrack, it's essential to any player.

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10 / 10.0 - Into The Breach
Aug 27, 2018

Much more than a turn-based strategy game, than a sci-fi game or than just any other indie game, Into the Breach is a masterpiece. Challenging without being unfair, complex without being overwhelming and familiar without being cliché, it's perfectly balanced to provide a unique experience.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Gorogoa
Oct 28, 2018

It's impossible to describe Gorogoa in words. All the sentimentality and complete harmony in all of its elements, together with an innovative gameplay, make this a unique game that will hardly be replicated.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Stardew Valley
Dec 10, 2017

Stardew Valley is an extremely relaxing and fun game. The variety of activities to perform keeps the player glued to the screen and turns this into one of the most addictive games of the last years. It deserves to be played by anyone with access to it.

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9.5 / 10.0 - The Red Strings Club
Feb 11, 2019

Loaded with philosophy, The Red Strings Club is able to capture the player in a narrative that is deeply controversial and full of dualities with simple but satisfactory gameplay, reaching its pinnacle with one of the best endings ever in a game.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Dead Cells
Oct 16, 2018

Dead Cells mixes elements from two different genres that are starting to oversaturate to create its own genre: the roguevania, offering refreshing originality. All of its very well-executed aspects create an experience like no other.

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9.5 / 10.0 - The Outer Worlds
Feb 13, 2020

The Outer Worlds is one of the most ambitious indie projects ever, but somehow it feels very humane. Be it for its lovely characters, its surprisingly consistent universe or its tiny time-saving options, it's possible to see, at all times, the humanity behind this game. Because of that, it's an experience I recommend with all my heart.

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9 / 10.0 - Iconoclasts
Sep 12, 2018

Iconoclasts is a game that, having its story as the main focus, deals with subjects such as faith, oppression, exploration of other peoples and prejudice. Beyond that, it succeeds in the technical aspects, despite some weird design choices. Joakim Sandberg is to be congratulated for, alone, being able to create one of the best games of the year.

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Sep 18, 2018

Childhood is maybe the most important stage of our lives. Still, it's the stage we face with the most tranquility. The simplicity with which The Gardens Between talks about friendships and childhood touched me, making me remember and reflect. Playing this game is like reliving these memories, even if for a short period of time. Despite being far from a perfect game, it's an experience I think everyone should have.

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