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Baltharan's reviews

Red Dead Redemption

Created 2012-10-02

Whenever something new is released in the Western genre there are inevitably people that praise the company for attempting to revive a ‘dead' genre. They optimistically suggest that it looks good but warn that it may be irrelevant to a modern audience. These people are wrong. If it's good enough it will receive appropriate critical praise and be gratefully received by an eagerly awaiting fan...

My score: 9/10

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Created 2012-09-14

Final Fantasy is a series that I have mixed emotions about. I was never a massive fan, back when it was a SNES game I owned a Sega Megadrive (Genesis if you're from the US) when it FF7 hit the PlayStation I was playing Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil (thanks liberal parents). I tried a Final Fantasy on the PS2 but combat was based on dancing and I was quickly put off. The first...

My score: 6/10

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Created 2012-09-14

Kingdoms of Amalur certainly has an impressive pedigree. The talents of Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston, bestselling author R.A. Salvatore and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane have married together to father this ambitious RPG. The talents involved suggest awesome game design, innovative mechanics and a stellar storyline but unfortunately despite Amalur not really failing in any of these aspects...

My score: 7/10