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Epic Gamer

Played 1000+ games

GOTY '23

Participated in the 2023 Game of the Year Event


Gained 15+ followers


Gained 100+ total review likes

GOTY '22

Participated in the 2022 Game of the Year Event

Gone Gold

Received 5+ likes on a review while featured on the front page

Well Written

Gained 10+ likes on a single review


Gained 3+ followers

2 Years of Service

Being part of the Backloggd community for 2 years

GOTY '21

Participated in the 2021 Game of the Year Event


Gained 10+ total review likes

Elite Gamer

Played 500+ games


Played 250+ games


Played 100+ games

Favorite Games

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Last of Us
The Last of Us
Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank
God of War
God of War


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Played in 2023


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Call of Duty cycles through its lineup of villains on a yearly basis. Sometimes it's Nazis, other times it's Russian nationalists or zombies. But the most dangerous threat is one without a lust for brains or access to weapons of war; it's stagnation. And while many Call of Duty teams often switch up just enough variables to stave off monotony, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III fully submits to the annual churn.

Alan Wake has been tirelessly tapping away at his typewriter for over a decade in an effort to pump out the perfect follow-up to his hit Alex Casey series. A sophomore slump would do more than sink his career since it, thanks to the Dark Place, would also doom everyone he holds dear.
Following up on success is a tough responsibility and something that developer Remedy Entertainment knows all too well with Alan Wake 2. Alan Wake has been trying to develop his new series for as long as the studio has been trying to make Alan Wake 2, creating a fairly obvious and meta-parallel between creator and creation. But 13 years was not enough time to polish off a fitting sequel, as Alan Wake 2 is a buggy and frustrating title that falls well short of what Remedy is capable of.

Ghostrunner captured the fantasy of being a cyborg ninja better than any other game before it. Its trial-and-error nature could be taxing, but it trained players to perform its many acrobatics in one smooth motion like a “real” cyborg ninja. Momentum defined that cyberpunk parkour game. However, that momentum hasn’t fully transferred to its sequel, Ghostrunner 2. Instead of fully darting forward, it opts to slow down both literally and metaphorically, which keeps this follow-up from reaching a new top speed.