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:

A fistful of pixels — Westerado: Double Barreled review

by 4 months ago

I'm not going to lie: I almost hung up my spurs and quit within the first ten minutes of playing Westerado: Double Barreled. I felt frustrated by how it didn't …

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David Roberts’ Top 10 Games of 2014

by 8 months ago

2014 was… Well, it was a lot of things. It was a period of transition, both for video games as well as for my own life. I finally graduated from …

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Let’s get (meta)physical — The Talos Principle Review

by 9 months ago

Never has a game made me question my own existence. Now, it wasn't anything so grandiose as me wondering if I'm even real (or, what if, like, we're all just …

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An existential cyber-crisis – The Talos Principle preview

by 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 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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