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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The Flintstones meet the Jetsons!

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Are you ready for some football? All the violence, very little ball!

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Blood for the Crow God! And Eagle God! And Serpent God! And Hound God!

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With this, it may be safe to say that 'CYOA' may be its own proper genre now.

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Broccoli, Onions, but not quite a religious tale involving veggies.

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Ian Soltes's Latest Features

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

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Hey! You! Behind the computer screen! Listen! Welcome to the 'fourth wall'…a concept often misunderstood.

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What is a graphic? A miserable little pile of pixels! Enough talk… Have at you! Unless, maybe, it's something more.

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Ian Soltes's Latest Previews & Hands-On

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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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Cubed3 goes hands-on with Nekro on PC, a punishing strategy game that hearkens back to Pikmin - EVIL Pikmin!

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Mordheim: City of the Damned - a well-made transition from tabletop to PC that will almost certainly hold water upon its final release.

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Ian Soltes's News Posts

Title Date Comments
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
Character Profile: Yuna18.06.20171
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
Review: Total War: Attila - Blood & Burning (PC)26.02.20170
Review: Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom (PC)24.02.20170
Review: Koihime Enbu (PC)05.02.20170
Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition (PC)01.02.20171
Review | Muv-Luv (PC)29.12.20160
Critical Hit | Videogames & Censorship: *Censored*22.12.20164
Review | Anno 2205 (PC)17.11.20160
Review | Princess Maker 2 Refine (PC)13.11.20161
Review | Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man (PC)12.11.20160
Anime Review | Sword Art Online : ALfheim Arc (Lights! Camera! Action!)06.11.20161
Review | Crusader Kings II: The Reaper's Due (PC)30.10.20160
Review | KARAKARA (PC)03.10.20164
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