Ian Soltes

Ian started off as a person who simply loved games and hunting down many of the lesser-known titles to play them. Fascinated with many of the unique aspects of games he became entralled with the many new ideas and concepts he found and outright enjoyed finding unique games. Not to say that he dislikes the mainstream games as he very much enjoys them and can often be found spending time playing Civ V on his free time.

Ian wrote several reviews before he started to focus heavily on becoming a constant reviewer as he was more than happy to simply stand by and simply enjoy the games he loved, from 'Dark Cloud 2' to 'Lost Kingdoms II'. The game that changed all this was a small, visual novel, game on Steam called 'Long Live the Queen!'. Having outright enjoyed the game he looked around only to notice that no one had even submitted a review for the game. He decided to change all that and write a review. It didn't take long before he was actively hunting down games in his vast collection, many of which he enjoyed, trying to find those games, be they good or bad, that he felt needed more attention.

As of  now Ian is a fan of the JRPG genre and enjoys being able to simply sit down and lose himself in a game. Though a bit of a perfectionist who tries to hunt down every secret if possible, he never lets that get in the way of his enjoyment. However, he has developed a guilty pleasure for intentionally playing BAD games simply for the chance to rip into them in a review.

Ian Soltes's Latest Reviews

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[url=/review/3417/1/muv-luv-pc.html]Muv-Luv[/url] was always planned to be released in three distinct parts. Toying with the notion of how many visual novels play out, part one was supposed to be generic, part two was supposed to introduce the real conflict, and part three was supposed to be the conclusion; and Muve-Luv: Alternative finally has it's chance for a review! How good then is the thrilling conclusion? Cubed3 steps up to deliver the final verdict.

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Nep Art Online! Cubed3 reviews Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online for PC.

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Romance of the Many Kingdoms of Crusader Kings! Introducing the newest contender for the crown of 'Viking king of India' China!

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For Ala Mhigo! Let the bells of rebellion ring! Liberty or death!

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For the first expansion to the popular reborn phoenix, the developers seek to fly towards the heavens!

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Ian Soltes's Latest Features

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The single most infamous ending in videogame history; was Mass Effect 3's ending really as bad as people said?

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Lootboxes is a term almost universally reviled, yet are they truly that monstrous, or just a few bad, stinky eggs?

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The true star of Final Fantasy X, Yuna - a kind, demure, and caring maiden of Besaid Island.

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An in-depth look at one of the classic, and often maligned, pieces of female armour: the chainmail bikini.

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A look into the classic, often overlooked, question: when is something a spoiler?

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Ian Soltes's Latest Previews & Hands-On

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A chance to keep a Shoppe for a shoppe keep interested in keeping a shoppe as opposed to a shop. Capitalism Ho?

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Repelling the alien invasion forces one puny earthling at a time, in Attack of the Earthlings on PC.

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Based on the hit show from Rooster Teeth, RWBY seems like it should be a knock out of the park.

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Ian Soltes's News Posts

Title Date Comments
Critical Hit: Was Mass Effect 3’s Ending Really That Bad?14.07.20181
Review: Muv-Luv Alternative (PC)28.06.20182
Critical Hit: Lootboxes: A True Evil, or Merely Misunderstood?20.05.20181
Preview: Shoppe Keep 2 (PC)13.05.20180
Review: Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online (PC)31.03.20180
Review: Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon (PC)10.02.20180
Preview: Attack of the Earthlings (PC)30.01.20180
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Review: Final Fantasy XIV Online: Stormblood (PC)31.12.20171
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Review: Final Fantasy XIV Online: Heavensward (PC)31.12.20170
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Review: Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PC)28.12.20170
Review: Total War: Warhammer II (PC)24.12.20170
Review: Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome (PC)24.12.20170
Review: ARK: Survival Evolved (PC)29.08.20171
INSiGHT: The Chainmail Bikini16.08.20178
Critical Hit: Spoiler Alert! Are Spoiler Warnings Really Needed?15.08.20173
Review: Total War: Warhammer - Norsca (PC)11.08.20170
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Character Profile: Yuna22.12.20175
Review: Narborion Saga (PC)12.06.20170
Review: Yasai Ninja (PC)09.06.20172
INSiGHT: Breaking the Fourth Wall - A Glimpse into a Misunderstood Art23.04.20173
Critical Hit: The Difference Between Graphics and Aesthetics… and Stupidity23.04.20173
Critical Hit: The Problem With ‘Git Gud’22.04.20176
Critical Hit: Spec Ops: The Line on PC - A Pseudo-Review17.04.20173
Review: Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide: Karak Azgaraz (PC)15.04.20170
Review: Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven (PC)13.04.20171
Review: Dragon: A Game About a Dragon (PC)29.03.20170
Review: Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide (PC)29.03.20170
Review: Crusader Kings II: Monks & Mystics (PC)29.03.20171
INSiGHT: The Myth of the Open World?20.03.20171
Review: Tales of Berseria (PC)07.03.20170
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