User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.82/10

Total of 152 user reviews spread across 152 releases

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  • User Rating 8
    Ezio's final chapter flubs some of its risks, but its open-world gameplay is still some of the best in its class.

    Assassin's Creed Revelations

    Rated on November 14, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Ezio's final chapter flubs some of its risks, but its open-world gameplay is still some of the best in its class.

    Ubisoft’s sci-fi/historical fiction mashup series Assassin’s Creed has already made its mark as one of the biggest and most important new IP’s of this generation, so it’s not s...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    AVGN Adventures is a funny, but blisteringly difficult tribute that haphazardly bounces between challenging and cheap.

    Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

    Rated on September 29, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    AVGN Adventures is a funny, but blisteringly difficult tribute that haphazardly bounces between challenging and cheap.

    James Rolfe's Angry Video Game Nerd series was one of the first internet series of its kind. Focusing on a charismatic, but constantly infuriated retro gamer, the series followed the titular character...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    Hell Yeah!'s barrage of flash-cartoon-style humor is worn down by unresponsive controls and messy, tedious design.

    Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

    Rated on September 25, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Hell Yeah!'s barrage of flash-cartoon-style humor is worn down by unresponsive controls and messy, tedious design.

    You're not likely to find a game like Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit anywhere other than an internet flash cartoon. It prides itself on its dirty language, obscene amount of gore, and wacky sense...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Saints Row IV is the pure, unbound realization of the open-world genre and the new king of the sandbox.

    Saints Row IV

    Rated on September 07, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Saints Row IV is the pure, unbound realization of the open-world genre and the new king of the sandbox.

    Many adults remember the sandbox they had as a child. It might've been in a local playground or simply in their backyard. They remember imagining their toy army men on a desert mission or loading up s...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Roster imbalances and flawed mechanics are abound in a fighter that never shows reverence toward the Playstation brand.

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

    Rated on September 02, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Roster imbalances and flawed mechanics are abound in a fighter that never shows reverence toward the Playstation brand.

    Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale cannot be analyzed without succumbing to comparison to Nintendo's Super Smash Brothers series. It simply can't. From its design to its controls to its source-mate...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    It has its moments of amazing retro goodness, but Sonic 4: Episode 1 highlights every problem with 2D Sonic games.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

    Rated on August 10, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    It has its moments of amazing retro goodness, but Sonic 4: Episode 1 highlights every problem with 2D Sonic games.

    In 2010, Sonic the Hedgehog was dying. In the half-decade leading up, the gaming crowd was exposed to some of the hero's all-time worst offerings. The terrible Sonic '06, the ridiculous Sonic Unleashe...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Thomas Was Alone is a landmark title in video game storytelling, despite suffering from a number of design problems.

    Thomas Was Alone

    Rated on August 02, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Thomas Was Alone is a landmark title in video game storytelling, despite suffering from a number of design problems.

    As famously stated in William Shakespeare's As You Like It, "all the world's a stage." We are all characters in a magical and drama-filled production called life. Our experiences, as good or as bad as...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Borderlands 2 is all about losing yourself in a slick "wild west" world chock full of addictive distractions.

    Borderlands 2

    Rated on June 29, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Borderlands 2 is all about losing yourself in a slick "wild west" world chock full of addictive distractions.

    With its cel-shaded aesthetic and unique approach to the FPS, Borderlands left a huge mark on the gaming industry when it was released in 2009. While other shooters were capping off their gameplay wit...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Rock Band Blitz's nimble, arcade-style gameplay is a great way to put all that Rock Band DLC to use.

    Rock Band Blitz

    Rated on June 23, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Rock Band Blitz's nimble, arcade-style gameplay is a great way to put all that Rock Band DLC to use.

    When Harmonix released Rock Band in 2007, we all knew that something big happened. Little did we know that our homes would instantly be filled with plastic instruments, all thanks to Harmonix's innova...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Sound Shapes is a PSN indie darling, one that ambitiously melds music and gameplay into a cohesive and blissful whole.

    Sound Shapes

    Rated on June 14, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Sound Shapes is a PSN indie darling, one that ambitiously melds music and gameplay into a cohesive and blissful whole.

    Throughout the entire playthrough of Sound Shapes, it's incredibly easy to compare Sony's latest platformer experiment to the Nintendo DS title Electroplankton. A niche musical toolbox, Electroplankto...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Lara Croft's latest removes the series' more memorable elements in favor of a gritty and captivating view on survival.

    Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)

    Rated on May 25, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Lara Croft's latest removes the series' more memorable elements in favor of a gritty and captivating view on survival.

    The Tomb Raider series might have been the rise of Lara Croft in the early years of the Playstation, but at this point, the series has been coasting on its legacy. We haven't seen a fresh imagining of...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Everything in Bioshock Infinite has a thoughtful and resonant meaning, already making it a contender for Best of 2013.

    BioShock Infinite

    Rated on May 03, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Everything in Bioshock Infinite has a thoughtful and resonant meaning, already making it a contender for Best of 2013.

    Playing through Bioshock Infinite, it's very easy to constantly recall that debut trailer years ago. That shattering of the Big Daddy figure, that breaking of the dark Rapture-esque view into the wide...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    By removing the extraneous muck from the series, this HD re-release is an addictive piece of arcade skateboarding fun.

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

    Rated on April 08, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    By removing the extraneous muck from the series, this HD re-release is an addictive piece of arcade skateboarding fun.

    In 1998, an up-and-coming California skateboarder named Tony Hawk burst onto the scene at the X-Games competition, solidifying his place as one of the sport's most iconic figures. With his competition...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Enjoying Lollipop Chainsaw really depends on how content you are with turning your brain off for a few hours or so.

    Lollipop Chainsaw

    Rated on March 30, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Enjoying Lollipop Chainsaw really depends on how content you are with turning your brain off for a few hours or so.

    Goichi Suda, better known by the moniker Suda 51, can only be defined as a mad genius. He breaks rules, challenges norms, and manages to bring out Frankensteinian concoctions that simply must be notic...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Despite some frustrating control issues, Ridge Racer Unbounded is a surprisingly fresh Ridge Racer experience.

    Ridge Racer Unbounded

    Rated on March 19, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Despite some frustrating control issues, Ridge Racer Unbounded is a surprisingly fresh Ridge Racer experience.

    Ridge Racer may have been working in growing up since its days on the original Sony Playstation, but it still remains a memorable name in the lands of drifting, high-octane racers. Despite being more ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Minecraft on 360 isn't the huge playground that PC owners know and love, but it still captures the magic of the series.

    Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

    Rated on February 14, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Minecraft on 360 isn't the huge playground that PC owners know and love, but it still captures the magic of the series.

    When Markus Persson took the name "Notch" and developed the budding version of a blocky exploration-based game called Minecraft, the indie game had a bit of a negative and underdeveloped connotation t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    Operation Raccoon City ignores everything that made Resident Evil a fun and frightening series.

    Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

    Rated on February 03, 2013 by AK_the_Twilight

    Operation Raccoon City ignores everything that made Resident Evil a fun and frightening series.

    Umbrella just won't die, will it? Yes, Capcom's zombie series epic Resident Evil is as perpetual as the zombie virus in those poor people of Raccoon City. Resident Evil 4 remains one of the most inten...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    With plentiful customization options and a unique story, Devil Survivor 2 solidifies its place with the strategy greats.

    Devil Survivor 2

    Rated on November 13, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    With plentiful customization options and a unique story, Devil Survivor 2 solidifies its place with the strategy greats.

    Forget shotguns. Forget spellbooks. When the demons of Hell rise up to wreak havoc on the world above, open up your cell phone. High school students already have them all the time, but in the Shin Meg...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Meaningful decisions and harrowing encounters lead to a fine opener for The Walking Dead.

    The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - A New Day

    Rated on September 25, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Meaningful decisions and harrowing encounters lead to a fine opener for The Walking Dead.

    The Walking Dead series could be considered the zombie thriller genre's breakout series, bringing what was originally a niche concept into the modern mainstream crowd. With a successful comic book lin...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Street Fighter X Tekken is an accessible, albeit unambitious crossover of two fighting game giants.

    Street Fighter X Tekken

    Rated on August 04, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Street Fighter X Tekken is an accessible, albeit unambitious crossover of two fighting game giants.

    Capcom and Namco's extreme fighting game collaboration has finally seen the light of day. After mixing in universes ranging everywhere from the robot pilots of Tatsunoko to the superheroes and supervi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Dante's adventures still hold up okay today, but as far as HD re-releases go, this is one of the laziest.

    Devil May Cry HD Collection

    Rated on June 11, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Dante's adventures still hold up okay today, but as far as HD re-releases go, this is one of the laziest.

    Long, long ago, in 2001, long before quick-time events and regenerating health became staples in action games, Capcom's horror visionary Hideki Kamiya (best known for his work on the Resident Evil ser...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    Ridiculously easy and painfully repetitive, Ninja Gaiden 3 is a stain on the otherwise pristine Ninja Gaiden record.

    Ninja Gaiden 3

    Rated on May 15, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Ridiculously easy and painfully repetitive, Ninja Gaiden 3 is a stain on the otherwise pristine Ninja Gaiden record.

    The posterchild of difficult modern action games, the original Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox could be considered one of the best reboots of a series in recent memory. From its intense combat to its varied...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    There's nothing special about The Darkness II, but it still manages to offer a gripping story and plenty of gore.

    The Darkness II

    Rated on May 07, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    There's nothing special about The Darkness II, but it still manages to offer a gripping story and plenty of gore.

    Dwelling within the shadows, The Darkness was a sleeper hit upon its release in 2007. During the crowded Halo/Gears of War/Call of Duty shooter era, seeing a new shooter franchise rising to center sta...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning's fierce combat and plentiful quests are powerful distractions from its boring aesthetics.

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    Rated on April 23, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning's fierce combat and plentiful quests are powerful distractions from its boring aesthetics.

    It's become very clear that the role-playing game is a genre of giants. Pioneering a new IP in a climate full of established franchises like Final Fantasy, Elder Scrolls and Pokemon isn't easy; any de...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Though it has its share of tedium, Alan Wake's newest XBLA story keeps the creepiness and action at a respectable high.

    Alan Wake's American Nightmare

    Rated on April 17, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Though it has its share of tedium, Alan Wake's newest XBLA story keeps the creepiness and action at a respectable high.

    When Remedy drew Alan Wake from its dark slumber, the survival horror genre underwent a metamorphosis. The funhouse scares of the past were pushed aside in favor of a psychologically heightened narrat...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Soul Calibur V creates a massive community for online fighters at the significant cost of quality single-player content.

    SoulCalibur V

    Rated on April 09, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Soul Calibur V creates a massive community for online fighters at the significant cost of quality single-player content.

    The fighting game genre has undergone major changes since the humble days of arcade cabinets in local movie theatres. The home console experience was one of the biggest factors in the genre's metamorp...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Creative, charming, and cheap, Quarrel is an innovative choice for XBLA wordsmiths.

    Quarrel

    Rated on April 03, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Creative, charming, and cheap, Quarrel is an innovative choice for XBLA wordsmiths.

    While word games have their place online in the forms of browser games and the occasional retail hit, it's tough to see the virtual medium redefine the word game in the same way that the original Scra...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Portal 2 isn't a case of "more is better." It's a case of "better is better."

    Portal 2

    Rated on March 25, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Portal 2 isn't a case of "more is better." It's a case of "better is better."

    Valve is a sneaky group of developers. They take ridiculous amount of time on their game development, but also manage to make subtle, under-the-radar hits into colossal successes. Portal was one of th...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.5
    No amount of goofy dismemberment can rescue NeverDead from being a complete train wreck of an action game.

    NeverDead

    Rated on March 14, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    No amount of goofy dismemberment can rescue NeverDead from being a complete train wreck of an action game.

    For all of time, mankind has pursued the opportunity to live forever. Perhaps it's the natural human desire to learn more about the world, perhaps it's the spirit of progression as a people, but immor...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Saints Row: The Third is a ludicrous joyride that takes open-world games to higher and crazier levels of fun.

    Saints Row: The Third

    Rated on March 07, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Saints Row: The Third is a ludicrous joyride that takes open-world games to higher and crazier levels of fun.

    It's very easy to want to compare Saints Row: The Third to the original open-world beast, the Grand Theft Auto series. Both are mission-based, free-form action games that offer crime, sex, and violenc...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Rayman's return has more than enough content, style, and challenge to reinvigorate the power of the 2D platformer genre.

    Rayman Origins

    Rated on February 20, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Rayman's return has more than enough content, style, and challenge to reinvigorate the power of the 2D platformer genre.

    It's been a long time since we saw a full-fledged Rayman game on a console. Despite some handheld remakes, Rayman has been stuck in the shadows of the manic Rabbids ever since their debut on the Wii y...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Dead Rising 2's flaws persist in Off the Record, but you'll still find a good amount of zombie slaying throughout.

    Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

    Rated on February 01, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Dead Rising 2's flaws persist in Off the Record, but you'll still find a good amount of zombie slaying throughout.

    Capcom loves zombies. The success of Resident Evil may be the cornerstone of their zombie obsession, but the Xbox 360 hit Dead Rising quickly became a major franchise in Capcom's undead arsenal. Mixin...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a thrilling experience that delivers some of the most intense setpieces in modern gaming.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Rated on January 23, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a thrilling experience that delivers some of the most intense setpieces in modern gaming.

    Naughty Dog's major Playstation 3 launch title Uncharted: Drake's Fortune was an interesting turn for the company. Moving from bandicoots and ottsels to treasure hunters and firefights was unexpected,...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Sonic Generations is fast, smooth, and it's the best Sonic game released this generation.

    Sonic Generations

    Rated on January 11, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Sonic Generations is fast, smooth, and it's the best Sonic game released this generation.

    Sonic the Hedgehog's legacy as a platforming icon is finally on the rise again. After surreal installments including weaponry, werehogs, and time travel, Sonic began to slip into a career based on gim...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Zelda: Skyward Sword is an immensely triumphant evolution of the beloved adventure series.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Rated on January 05, 2012 by AK_the_Twilight

    Zelda: Skyward Sword is an immensely triumphant evolution of the beloved adventure series.

    The gaming climate has changed significantly since The Legend of Zelda first arrived on the original NES system. From the expansive world of Ocarina of Time to the darker parallel realms of Twilight P...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Modern Warfare 3 sacrifices innovation for bombast, offering epic moments but little that's new to this massive series.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Rated on December 22, 2011 by AK_the_Twilight

    Modern Warfare 3 sacrifices innovation for bombast, offering epic moments but little that's new to this massive series.

    It's still incredibly shocking how big the Modern Warfare series has become. What began as a subtitle of the Call of Duty series has become a label of fandom, a mark of fame for a series that has grow...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    Beneath El Shaddai's artistic outer beauty lies a pretentious, frustrating, and very shallow action game.

    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

    Rated on December 12, 2011 by AK_the_Twilight

    Beneath El Shaddai's artistic outer beauty lies a pretentious, frustrating, and very shallow action game.

    When you have a pedigree like Takeyasu Sawaki, the character designer behind the incredible Capcom classics Devil May Cry and Okami, you'd expect a game with a memorable cast of characters and a story...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Rocksmith doesn't make learning guitar any easier, but it makes it a whole lot more fun.

    Rocksmith

    Rated on November 29, 2011 by AK_the_Twilight

    Rocksmith doesn't make learning guitar any easier, but it makes it a whole lot more fun.

    Modern music games have been attempting to destroy the barrier between playing video games and actually playing a musical instrument for years now. The advent of Guitar Hero and Rock Band signaled a c...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Batman: Arkham City is the definitive Batman experience, offering diverse gameplay and a gripping open-world design.

    Batman: Arkham City

    Rated on November 02, 2011 by AK_the_Twilight

    Batman: Arkham City is the definitive Batman experience, offering diverse gameplay and a gripping open-world design.

    It's become a running joke that superhero games are generally underwhelming and mediocre, hindered by a lack of discipline in their representation of the source material. Or should I say, it used to b...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Dizzyingly presented and addictively frantic, Pac-Man's latest XBLA title is an absolute rush and by far his best yet.

    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

    Rated on October 24, 2011 by AK_the_Twilight

    Dizzyingly presented and addictively frantic, Pac-Man's latest XBLA title is an absolute rush and by far his best yet.

    Simply calling Pac-Man a video game icon is a downright foolish thing to say. He's much, much more than that. He's become synonymous with arcade game brilliance. His arcade hey-day remains a time in v...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.