Brian Shea


96 games reviewed
77.8 average score
80 median score
52.1% of games recommended
8.8 / 10.0 - Gran Turismo 7
Mar 9, 2022

Despite its multiplayer shortcomings, Gran Turismo 7 is a terrific racing experience. I love the emphasis on car collection and the respect paid to the history of automobiles and racing culture. Gran Turismo 7 provides some of the best driving mechanics available and gives you several guided ways in which to engage with it. While it sometimes spends too much time off the track, every long cutscene is clearly done with love, and that sentiment shines through even more on the track.

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Jan 26, 2022

Pokémon Legends: Arceus charts an exciting new direction for the series, while still maintaining many of the core tenants that made Game Freak's franchise so beloved in the first place.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Forza Horizon 5
Nov 4, 2021

With fine-tuned gameplay, an undeniably gorgeous world brimming with fun activities, and some fun content creation tools, Forza Horizon 5 elevates the series' already-sterling reputation

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Oct 28, 2021

Whether you grew up with these games or this is your first time partying, Mario Party Superstars is a fun way to celebrate the series

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9 / 10.0 - Far Cry 6
Oct 6, 2021

Whether you're pushing the mainline story forward or pursuing side missions, Far Cry 6 provides a cornucopia of fun and engaging activities, wrapped in the series' best gameplay and most beautiful setting

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7 / 10.0 - Madden NFL 22
Aug 19, 2021

The atmosphere enhancements are welcome additions, and the on-the-field action is largely sound, but Madden NFL 22 suffers from technical issues that hold it back

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7.8 / 10.0 - Cris Tales
Aug 4, 2021

Cris Tales is a solid RPG dragged down by a creative gimmick that never realizes its true potential

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Jun 24, 2021

Whether you want to play 18 holes of traditional golf or blast your opponents into oblivion, Mario Golf: Super Rush is a fun package for both fans and non-fans of the real-life sport

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8.5 / 10.0 - Knockout City
May 21, 2021

At launch, Knockout City lacks in content, but it makes up for it with a strong base game and a ton of potential to grow in the future

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8.5 / 10.0 - New Pokémon Snap
Apr 28, 2021

The thrill of nabbing the perfect shot never dulls, but the repetition of traveling through the same environments sometimes grows weary

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Feb 10, 2021

This package combines tried-and-true gameplay and level design with unique concepts (plus an all-new game) to earn its place among the elite games in the franchise

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8.5 / 10.0 - Persona 5 Strikers
Feb 9, 2021

While Persona 5 Strikers disappointingly removes the mainline series' social links, it carries over enough familiar elements to feel like a true successor

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Nov 30, 2020

Rewarding exploration, satisfying combat, and imaginative puzzles converge with endearing storytelling and well-executed humor to provide an excellent open-world experience

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8.8 / 10.0 - Fuser
Nov 20, 2020

Combining elements from multiple songs to spin your own creations delivers a special kind of magic

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8.5 / 10.0 - DiRT 5
Nov 18, 2020

With a fun choose-your-path career mode and community-driven custom courses, Dirt 5 provides a thrilling and approachable off-road experience

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Oct 14, 2020

While it doesn't deliver a flawless performance, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a novel concept that provides a unique twist to the well-established racing experience

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9 / 10.0 - Spelunky 2
Sep 14, 2020

No matter how many times I yelled in frustration, I couldn't wait to jump right back into the ever-shifting caves

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Sep 4, 2020

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 is the best way to experience these two classic titles

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7.8 / 10.0 - Madden NFL 21
Aug 27, 2020

Despite meager upgrades this year, Madden NFL 21 still delivers solid on-the-field action for football fans

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8.5 / 10.0 - EA Sports UFC 4
Aug 14, 2020

With a retooled career mode, strong upgrades to gameplay, and the fun Blitz Battles online mode, UFC 4 delivers a complete package

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