Joel Franey


4 games reviewed
83.8 average score
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Feb 23, 2022

Elden Ring is both a refinement and evolution of the Dark Souls formula, presenting an expansive world that's as hostile as it is inviting. Despite the occasional excess, suffering has never been as much fun as this.

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A certain level of scrappiness can be charming, but it’s harder to excuse in a big-budget project like this one, and three crashes in an hour is far too scrappy to be overlooked. Still, I do have a fondness for Rift Apart, perhaps because I do get the sense that this was a project built with love, yet not so much love that it wasn’t willing to experiment and try some new things. Once all the many, many bugs are fixed, this’ll be a pretty good game for families to enjoy, and a superb showcase for what the PS5 is capable of.

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After months of waiting from audiences, the latest entry in the Zelda franchise, Breath Of The Wild, has been released to huge expectation, with a massive open world and a new interpretation of Zelda gameplay. But does it hold up to the staggering hype? Grab your sword, don your hardiest travelling gear and find out!

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Feb 17, 2017

At the end of the day, for all the goofs and missteps, this is a Resident Evil game – and it's the first good one since RE4.

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