User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.09/10

Total of 29 user reviews spread across 29 releases

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  • User Rating 8
    A massive shock to the system in an otherwise lethargic handheld genre.

    Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition

    Rated on January 17, 2014 by Allicrombie

    A massive shock to the system in an otherwise lethargic handheld genre.

    The storied franchise has seen many evolutions through the years, from its humble beginnings in 2D pixelated glory, to its newest 3D incarnation on the Nintendo 3DS. Much about it has remained the sa...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Despite humans as little green men, Resogun soars higher than its expansive battlefield should allow.

    Resogun

    Rated on November 22, 2013 by Allicrombie

    Despite humans as little green men, Resogun soars higher than its expansive battlefield should allow.

    The phrase, “Save The Last Humans,” echoes from the weighty Dualshock 4 as you start the game and serves as a reminder as you enter each new level. More than simply a quest, a mission, or...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    WWE2K14 - Not Quite Ready For a Title Shot.

    WWE 2K14

    Rated on November 06, 2013 by Allicrombie

    WWE2K14 - Not Quite Ready For a Title Shot.

    The yearly spectacle known as Wrestlemania, once called the “Showcase of the Immortals” lives again in the annual series’ “30 Years of Wrestlemania” mode, replacing last ...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Pokemon X/Y:  An old familiar song with some sour notes.

    Pokemon X

    Rated on October 27, 2013 by Allicrombie

    Pokemon X/Y: An old familiar song with some sour notes.

    From its humble beginnings on the small screen, in true monochromatic style, the journey of the Pokemon series of games could be a mirror image of the journey of a Pokemon Trainer itself. It moved to...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A revamped loot mechanic, deeper immersion and a streamlined control scheme elevates the hellish PC version.

    Diablo III

    Rated on September 24, 2013 by Allicrombie

    A revamped loot mechanic, deeper immersion and a streamlined control scheme elevates the hellish PC version.

    "And you nephalem, look what your kind has wrought!" These words, uttered at the penultimate act near the climax of the story may serve as an analogy to Blizzard's own souped up console version of th...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Just the right mix of charm and fun, Animal Crossing: New Leaf explores the lighter side of being a town mayor.

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    Rated on September 19, 2013 by Allicrombie

    Just the right mix of charm and fun, Animal Crossing: New Leaf explores the lighter side of being a town mayor.

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the latest in Nintendo's charming series that features plenty of bug collecting, fishing, diving and shopping in an attempt to build up your small hamlet of a town int...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Beautiful, difficult, and reflective.  Mists of Pandaria is as versatile as its new monk class.

    World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

    Rated on September 18, 2013 by Allicrombie

    Beautiful, difficult, and reflective. Mists of Pandaria is as versatile as its new monk class.

    You've conquered Outland, burned through the frozen wastes of Northrend, survived the world altering brought about in Cataclysm and now get set to explore a whole new world in the latest expansion f...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    To boldly go where no one has gone before.  Sadly this game fails to live up to the oft quoted Trek motto.

    Star Trek: The Next Generation--A Final Unity

    Rated on September 18, 2013 by Allicrombie

    To boldly go where no one has gone before. Sadly this game fails to live up to the oft quoted Trek motto.

    Star Trek: The Next Generation's remarkable popularity was in part due to its stellar cast, led by Patrick Stewart and LeVar Burton. The game tries to successfully recreate the feeling of being ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Both engaging and engrossing, Tomb Raider shines brightest as a coming of age story wrapped in an adventure.

    Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)

    Rated on March 19, 2013 by Allicrombie

    Both engaging and engrossing, Tomb Raider shines brightest as a coming of age story wrapped in an adventure.

    Lara Croft is back, but it isn't the Lara you grew up with. Tomb Raider takes adventuring to a whole new level of accessibility and action as you make your way through a mysterious island that's bu...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Like a macabre portrait cast in shades of grey, Agent 47 uses the colors of black and red to paint a magnum opus.

    Hitman: Absolution

    Rated on March 11, 2013 by Allicrombie

    Like a macabre portrait cast in shades of grey, Agent 47 uses the colors of black and red to paint a magnum opus.

    Agent 47, the dual wielding, impeccably dressed anti hero from the previous Hitman games is back and has a new mission. You play as Agent 47, on the trail of a rather nasty gang of characters, who'...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    In an increasingly over saturated genre, Guild Wars 2 manages to strike the right balance between accessibility and fun.

    Guild Wars 2

    Rated on January 07, 2013 by Allicrombie

    In an increasingly over saturated genre, Guild Wars 2 manages to strike the right balance between accessibility and fun.

    Since the days of EverQuest, persistent online worlds have become increasingly complex. Filled with thousands (even millions) of players, hundreds of quests, and more and more activities to keep t...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Like a tarnished mirror, reflecting the series' storied past, Diablo 3 manages to feel new yet strangely familiar.

    Diablo III

    Rated on November 20, 2012 by Allicrombie

    Like a tarnished mirror, reflecting the series' storied past, Diablo 3 manages to feel new yet strangely familiar.

    "The path to paradise begins in hell." The above quote from "Dante's Inferno" may fit the beginning of the Diablo franchise quite well. The franchise itself spans three games and fifteen years....

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    With its low crime and high takedown rate, you may find yourself wanting to move to Paradise City.

    Burnout Paradise

    Rated on September 30, 2009 by Allicrombie

    With its low crime and high takedown rate, you may find yourself wanting to move to Paradise City.

    Welcome to Paradise City, a living, breathing city that's not unlike your own, probably. It has an impressive downtown section, an amphitheater, numerous parking garages, and of course, blistering fa...

    3 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    With appealing graphics and accessible gameplay, Mass Effect is like a thriving planet amidst a sea of barren worlds.

    Mass Effect

    Rated on August 31, 2009 by Allicrombie

    With appealing graphics and accessible gameplay, Mass Effect is like a thriving planet amidst a sea of barren worlds.

    The sky's the limit in Mass Effect, literally, as you command the finest crew in the alliance fleet, on a mission to take down a deadly officer who's suddenly gone rogue. Entire star systems are a...

    11 out of 14 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    This game, like a brightly colored pinata, waits for you to break it open and feast on the yummy candy within.

    Viva Pinata

    Rated on August 15, 2009 by Allicrombie

    This game, like a brightly colored pinata, waits for you to break it open and feast on the yummy candy within.

    One look at the box and you may be put off by Viva Pinata's family friendly exterior, but dig a little deeper and you'll find an engrossing experience, worthy of anyone's time. In Viva Pinata, yo...

    6 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Rich landscapes and rewarding gameplay combine to form one of the best Castlevania experiences in years.

    Akumajou Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin

    Rated on August 15, 2009 by Allicrombie

    Rich landscapes and rewarding gameplay combine to form one of the best Castlevania experiences in years.

    Like fine wine, some villains are timeless. They may go down after a hard fought battle, but you know they'll be back, bigger and badder than ever. The Lord of Castlevania makes his return in Orde...

    10 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Like a fallen Jedi, there is potential here, but it's quickly overshadowed by mediocre gameplay and uninspired graphics.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    Rated on June 27, 2009 by Allicrombie

    Like a fallen Jedi, there is potential here, but it's quickly overshadowed by mediocre gameplay and uninspired graphics.

    Unless you've been living in a cave for the past few centuries, you know that Star Wars has taken over the big screen, small screen and gaming industry by storm, with a slew of movies and games. In...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Join everyone's favorite family as they battle aliens and unlock new powers in an attempt to save Springfield.

    The Simpsons Game

    Rated on June 23, 2009 by Allicrombie

    Join everyone's favorite family as they battle aliens and unlock new powers in an attempt to save Springfield.

    On the air for twenty years and still going, The Simpsons have appeared in feature films, on beach towels, bed sheets, lunchboxes and quite a few videogames. Their latest outing puts you in control...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Do you follow the tenants of the creed?  Do you kill for vengeance or justice?  There is only one way to find out.

    Assassin's Creed

    Rated on June 15, 2009 by Allicrombie

    Do you follow the tenants of the creed? Do you kill for vengeance or justice? There is only one way to find out.

    Imagine you are back in the year 1191. It is the time of crusaders, templars, simple townsfolk and even simpler noblemen. You are a member of the assassin's guild, tasked with eliminating various ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    You don't have to be one of the chosen to enjoy this quest.

    Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi

    Rated on May 09, 2009 by Allicrombie

    You don't have to be one of the chosen to enjoy this quest.

    Back when Dragon Warrior IV hit shelves stateside, the new console on the block, the SNES had hit the ground running. Released in Oct of 1992, DWIV was undoubtedly overshadowed by many SNES heavy h...

    15 out of 17 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Its like being invited to tea by the Mad Hatter and then finding out he needs your help to save Wonderland.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles

    Rated on March 17, 2009 by Allicrombie

    Its like being invited to tea by the Mad Hatter and then finding out he needs your help to save Wonderland.

    Bethesda is no stranger to creating expansion packs with interesting quests and themes. In "Shivering Isles", you're introduced to the realm, which is ruled over by Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of ...

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Lego Star Wars is probably a lot more fun than actually playing with Legos, minus all of the messy cleanup.

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

    Rated on March 17, 2009 by Allicrombie

    Lego Star Wars is probably a lot more fun than actually playing with Legos, minus all of the messy cleanup.

    When George Lucas first unveiled his Star Wars trilogy on the world in the late 70s, there was shock and awe. You had a modern western, where good guys wore black and bad guys wore white. Then Lucas...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This "Symphony" is still classical and entertaining ten years after its original performance.

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    Rated on March 17, 2009 by Allicrombie

    This "Symphony" is still classical and entertaining ten years after its original performance.

    The Castlevania franchise has spawned many titles over the years, and while "Symphony", is a remake of neither its first, nor its last adventure, it may very well be one of its finest, none the less. ...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    All the glitz and glamour of the television game show, without the magic and wonder! (like it had that, anyway).

    Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Make the Grade

    Rated on February 10, 2009 by Allicrombie

    All the glitz and glamour of the television game show, without the magic and wonder! (like it had that, anyway).

    Off the top of your head, do you know which ancient Roman emperor codified Roman Law? If not, you may not be smarter than a fifth grader, but you might be smart enough to steer clear of this game. ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    You don't need to be a fighting game fanatic, or even have a soul, to appreciate all Soul Calibur IV has to offer.

    SoulCalibur IV

    Rated on September 16, 2008 by Allicrombie

    You don't need to be a fighting game fanatic, or even have a soul, to appreciate all Soul Calibur IV has to offer.

    Since Soul Calibur fought its way onto the gaming scene about a thousand years ago (1999), the series has garnered critical acclaim. Since then, it has evolved over the years, and featured a variet...

    22 out of 27 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Bright colors, unique characters, magic powers and addictive gameplay add up to a recipe for success in Peggle!

    Peggle Deluxe

    Rated on February 17, 2008 by Allicrombie

    Bright colors, unique characters, magic powers and addictive gameplay add up to a recipe for success in Peggle!

    Picture this, if you will. You're minding your own business, staring at your own reflection in the head of the guy next to you in line, when, suddenly, you're shot into the air, and find yourself...

    7 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Breeding has never been more fun! (take that, Ultimate Breeding Simulator 2000!)

    Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry no Wonderland

    Rated on February 01, 2008 by Allicrombie

    Breeding has never been more fun! (take that, Ultimate Breeding Simulator 2000!)

    The year was 1999. It was an exciting year for pretty much every platform out there. Early in the year, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri let players launch into space on their PC's. Silent Hill showe...

    12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Chocobos and card battles and minigames, oh my!

    Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon

    Rated on October 25, 2007 by Allicrombie

    Chocobos and card battles and minigames, oh my!

    At first glance, a mix of chocobos and card battling sound like they go together as well as Howard Stern and intelligent conversation, but thankfully, one of these pairings actually works out pretty w...

    5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    There's way more lurking under the sea than Bill Murray, singing crabs and Jacques Cousteau.

    BioShock

    Rated on September 30, 2007 by Allicrombie

    There's way more lurking under the sea than Bill Murray, singing crabs and Jacques Cousteau.

    If you were to mention art to an art lover, you may get a variety of different names. Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo may be among them (ironically, you may get the same names if you mention art ...

    15 out of 19 found this review helpful.