David Roberts

PROFILE:

I've been gaming since my dad made the bad decision of buying me a Nintendo when I was four years old. Every day I'd find myself with my face glued to a TV screen, punching away at buttons, getting furious with Bowser, Dr. Wily, and those freakin' birds in Ninja Gaiden. Since then I have failed to get my parents to play any board game with me, I sold my full copy of Earthbound with box and guide for $300 to some dude in Austria for rent money, and I still believe in Nintendo even after all these years.

Posts by David Roberts:

An existential cyber-crisis – The Talos Principle preview

by 4 days ago

I stare at the quandary before me, its various tools strewn about in such a way as to be difficult to attain, and yet subtly instructing me on how to …

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Black Flag II – Assassin’s Creed Rogue review

by 4 days ago

Assassin's Creed Rogue at once shows the series at its most derivative, as well as its most inventive. Rogue is an incredibly last-gen game, featuring recycled environments from Assassin's Creed …

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California Dreamin’ – Grand Theft Auto V (PS4) review

by 7 days ago

If you're waffling back and forth, wondering whether or not you should pick up Grand Theft Auto V on next-gen consoles, and you don't have a whole lot of time …

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Finish the fight, again — Halo: The Master Chief Collection review

by 2 weeks ago

I'm going to try out an analogy here, so please, bear with me if it starts to get away from me. Buying Halo: The Master Chief Collection is like purchasing …

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Let them eat cake––Assassin’s Creed Unity review

by 2 weeks ago

For all of Assassin's Creed Unity's posturing as a next-gen, connected, online experience, it still remains just as entrenched in its own history––for good and for ill. Gone is the …

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Ride the snake – Nidhogg (PS4) review

by 3 weeks ago

Nidhogg is deceptive in its simplicity. Characters seemingly ripped from an Atari game do battle on a two-dimensional plane. There are only two buttons at your disposal: jump and attack. …

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Ad nauseum — Fantasy Life review

by 1 month ago

I'm tired of fighting monsters. Now, I love a good dragon slaying or eldritch defeat like everyone else, but there's more to questing than simply stabbing kobolds in the face. …

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Angels and demons — Bayonetta 2 review

by 1 month ago

You know what's weird? We live in a world where Nintendo has not only published a Legend of Zelda/Dynasty Warriors hybrid, but has also resurrected Bayonetta, one of the niche-iest …

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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition review

by 2 months ago

Oh, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, you disappoint me so much. Two years ago, you came out for PC and consoles, and no one really knew what to make of you. …

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Gotta trap ‘em all—Skylanders Trap Team review

by 2 months ago

My first reaction toward Skylanders Trap Team is one of deep, unmitigated cynicism. "I know exactly what you're trying to do to me," I say to the game, as I walk …

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments review

by 2 months ago

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is probably the most literary game I've ever played. I'm not saying that's it's the most artistic or thought provoking game, or even one with …

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MOGA Rebel review

by 2 months ago

It's weird to think that mobile devices like phones and tablets are getting their own dedicated gaming controllers. "Why even bother," you might ask yourself, "when I could just get …

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