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Giancarlo Saldana

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Number of publications: 82

Giancarlo grew up playing video games and finally started writing about them on a blog after college. He soon began to write for small gaming websites as a hobby and then as a freelance writer for sites like 1UP, GamesRadar, MacLife, and TechRadar. Giancarlo also was an editor for Blast Magazine, an online gaming magazine based in Boston where he covered various video game topics from the city's indie scene to E3 and PAX. Now he writes reviews and occasional previews for Gamepressure covering a broad range of genres from puzzle games to JRPGs to open-world adventures. His favorite series include Pokémon, Assassin's Creed, and The Legend of Zelda, but he also has a soft spot for fighting and music games like Super Smash Bros and Rock Band. When not playing Overwatch after a long day at work, he enjoys spending time working out, meal prepping, and discovering new international films and TV shows.

Return to Monkey Island Review: A Well Kept Secret

26 September 2022

Decades after the first two main series games, Dan Gilbert’s Monkey Island returns in a nostalgic sequel with familiar faces and a fresh look.

Return to Monkey Island Review: A Well Kept Secret

Soulstice Review: Grim Tales

20 September 2022

Combo-centric in design, Soulstice may feel familiar to the touch, but does this gothic title have what it takes to hold your attention until the end?

Soulstice Review: Grim Tales

Splatoon 3 Review: Globs of Fun

14 September 2022

The third entry in the series, Splatoon 3 offers a distinctive multiplayer experience that makes it stand out from other shooters. But, is this version more of the same?

Splatoon 3 Review: Globs of Fun

The Last of Us Part 1 Review: An Amazing Expense

05 September 2022

Joel and Ellie are back in another The Last of Us entry but this time it’s the same game from 2013 remade from the ground up. Is the Remake worth the price considering not much has changed?

The Last of Us Part 1 Review: An Amazing Expense

Saints Row Review: A Safe Reboot

22 August 2022

Saints Row is the latest franchise to get the reboot treatment, but will a tamer installment still give you the fun you remember?

Saints Row Review: A Safe Reboot

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review: A Monumental Adventure

17 August 2022

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 brings you more emotions, more conflict, and a combat system that blends everything its past installments introduced for an even more customizable experience. This is a JRPG you do not want to miss.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review: A Monumental Adventure

Cult of the Lamb Review: Cult of Personality

10 August 2022

Go on roguelike missions but then go home and manage a cult in Cult of the Lamb, a dark and adorable game that is sure to delight you.

Cult of the Lamb Review: Cult of Personality

Saints Row Preview: Keeping it Strange and Familiar

21 July 2022

A reboot of the series, Saints Row graces us with its presence next month. After spending 4 hours with the game, I have high hopes the game will impress everyone with its new story and characters but will feel familiar to fans of the series.

Saints Row Preview: Keeping it Strange and Familiar

As Dusk Falls Review: Must Play TV

20 July 2022

Ever play a video game that makes you feel like you are watching a movie or a television show? As Dusk Falls blends the best of both worlds and gives you plenty to think about.

As Dusk Falls Review: Must Play TV

Stray Review: A Purr-fect Adventure

18 July 2022

You wouldn’t think a little cat holds the key to saving humanity, but this dystopian adventure will make you think otherwise. Find out why Stray is one game you don’t want to miss.

Stray Review: A Purr-fect Adventure

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Review - More Than Just Mashing Buttons

28 June 2022

Featuring some familiar faces, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes blends two genres together to give you a game that is a blast to play. Read our review.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Review - More Than Just Mashing Buttons

TMNT Shredder's Revenge Review: A Tubular Throwback

17 June 2022

A reimagining of the classic Turtles games from decades ago, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder’s Revenge has a lot to offer to fans and those wanting a fun, colorful arcade experience with lots of personality.

TMNT Shredder's Revenge Review: A Tubular Throwback

Mario Strikers Battle League Review: Worth A Shot

15 June 2022

15 years after the release of Mario Strikers Charged, a new entry, Mario Strikers Battle League, makes it ways to Switch to offer fans more of a zany Mario-esque soccer game.

Mario Strikers Battle League Review: Worth A Shot

The Quarry Review: Camp of Consequences

13 June 2022

Camps are known to be dangerous at night in most horror films. How does Camp Hackett stand up to that trope in The Quarry?

The Quarry Review: Camp of Consequences

Vampire Swansong Review: Choose wisely

06 June 2022

Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong isn't ideal. But after a rather rough and overwhelming start the mystery wins you over. Here's our review.

Vampire Swansong Review: Choose wisely

Sniper Elite 5 Review: Sharp Shooter

25 May 2022

Sniper Elite 5 takes Karl Fairburne to the French countryside to thwart some Nazi plans once more. Gameplay improvements and new features make this installment feel familiar but still just as fun.

Sniper Elite 5 Review: Sharp Shooter

Dolmen Review: Dead Space

23 May 2022

Dolmen is years in the making and should feel like Dead Space mixed with Dark Souls. But do some design and technical issues make it feel more dead than deadly?

Dolmen Review: Dead Space

Nintendo Switch Sports Review: Back in Motion

04 May 2022

Back in 2006, Wii Sports had us flailing our arms at the TV screen alongside our family members. Nintendo Switch Sports now hopes to introduce new families to the sport of arm-flailing.

Nintendo Switch Sports Review: Back in Motion

Our Top 15 Games of PAX East 2022

27 April 2022

We were at PAX East and played a lot of great upcoming games. Here are the best games from PAX East. RPG, shooters, indie games – all you want and all you need.

Our Top 15 Games of PAX East 2022

Soulslike Games That Dominated PAX East 2022

26 April 2022

I was at PAX East 2022 and played a ton of games. Many of them were soulslike. Here are the most interesting of them.

Soulslike Games That Dominated PAX East 2022