User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.01/10

Total of 22 user reviews spread across 22 releases

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  • User Rating:9
    Quite possibly the best Sonic game since 1994.

    Sonic Rush Adventure

    Quite possibly the best Sonic game since 1994.

    I always begin these reviews by laying it on the line for you: I'm a Sonic fan. I have been since the birth of the franchise. To me, Sonic games are serious business. And yes, I've made a couple of bad purchase decisions... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    This is what Halo 1 and Halo 2 should have always been.

    Halo 3

    This is what Halo 1 and Halo 2 should have always been.

    Me, I always enjoyed the Halo games. Well - that's a lie. I enjoyed Halo 1. Halo 2? Not so much. And even though I will openly admit Halo 1 was not a perfect game, Bungie has gone on record explaining why Halo 1 and Halo... Read Full Review

    1 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A classic game that unfortunately proves too easy for seasoned gamers used to Mario's more difficult adventures.

    New Super Mario Bros.

    A classic game that unfortunately proves too easy for seasoned gamers used to Mario's more difficult adventures.

    Super Mario Brothers. Everybody remembers that, right? I mean, who doesn't? Some time in your life, you've no doubt played a Mario platformer. Usually, these games are of the pinnacle of the genre; almost as if Mario com... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The best version of Mario Kart yet proves the game still isn't quite perfect.

    Mario Kart DS (DS Bundle)

    The best version of Mario Kart yet proves the game still isn't quite perfect.

    It wasn't long ago that Nintendo spoke about making games more accessible for the casual audience. What this discussion eventually boiled down to is that the hardcore gamers (the ones who had been playing games since the... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    You'd better like memorization.

    Sonic Rush

    You'd better like memorization.

    Sonic the Hedgehog sure has had a sketchy history, hasn't he? Since his re-launch in 1999, our blue blur has been on shaky ground. Will his next game be good? Will it be bad? With each new title in the series, it feels m... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.6
    Maybe Sega really does make murder porn.

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Maybe Sega really does make murder porn.

    Before we begin, I must tell you a story to give you a little bit of perspective as to where I'm coming from on this issue. In 1991, something happened to me. This is going to sound absolutely insane, and I know it, but ... Read Full Review

    23 of 27 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.6
    Samus Aran steps into 3D, and brings with her a great game with a few unfortunate blemishes.

    Metroid Prime

    Samus Aran steps into 3D, and brings with her a great game with a few unfortunate blemishes.

    Metroid was a game series I never saw myself really getting in to. Metroid on the NES, Metroid II, and Super Metroid all were games that I really had a tough time finding my groove with. I had accepted that, perhaps Metr... Read Full Review

    4 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.7
    Although it offers many games, the one game people are most interested in is the worst quality port of them all.

    Sonic Gems Collection

    Although it offers many games, the one game people are most interested in is the worst quality port of them all.

    Ah, the classic Sonic Series. Largely regarded as Sonic's "Golden Era", Sega has caught on to the idea to milk the 1990's for every penny they're worth with Sonic Mega Collection, and now, Sonic Gems Collection. Whereas ... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.6
    A great, if short, game that takes Starfox 64's "All Range Mode" and greatly expands on it; perhaps too much for some.

    Star Fox: Assault

    A great, if short, game that takes Starfox 64's "All Range Mode" and greatly expands on it; perhaps too much for some.

    I suppose I like Starfox games. I know there are people out there who are more die-hard Starfox fans than I am, but I own Starfox for the SNES, and actively seek out ownership of Starfox 64. I acknowledge that they are g... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.8
    Unfortunately, the development cycle of the game itself is more thrilling than the actual plot.

    Star Fox Adventures

    Unfortunately, the development cycle of the game itself is more thrilling than the actual plot.

    RARE. A company some would say was infatuated with being Nintendo. Known for delaying their titles, sometimes for years, as they polished and tweaked a game to perfection. And then along comes a game called Dinosaur Plan... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.2
    Master Chief? Check. Covenant? Check. Good graphics? Check. Good gameplay? Well, you get what you pay for...

    Halo Zero

    Master Chief? Check. Covenant? Check. Good graphics? Check. Good gameplay? Well, you get what you pay for...

    Fangames. The playable equivalent of fanfiction or fanart. Like'em or hate'em, Fangames are in abundance, and their popularity and frequency only seems to grow as time passes; and, as long as you have a moderately good t... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7
    What happens when you take the best SNES platformer and make it better? Words cannot describe.

    Super Donkey Kong 2: Dixie & Diddy

    What happens when you take the best SNES platformer and make it better? Words cannot describe.

    If the original Donkey Kong Country was one of my favorite SNES games ever, what does that make Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest? Better than my favorite? Let's get something straight, folks: All of the precise ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.7
    The only vacation in this game is the one the developers took when designing the gameplay.

    Super Mario Sunshine

    The only vacation in this game is the one the developers took when designing the gameplay.

    For Christmas, my brother generously sent me $100. I for one don't think I deserved that, but, whatever. It's his choice. I used the money to purchase a refurbished Gamecube and very used copy of Super Mario Sunshine. I ... Read Full Review

    7 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.8
    Sega rounds out the trilogy with an unfortunately luke-warm entry to the series.

    Sonic Advance 3

    Sega rounds out the trilogy with an unfortunately luke-warm entry to the series.

    As far as Sonic the Hedgehog games go, most of them are hit-or-miss. Sonic Advance 3 is no different in this reguard: It tries to blend the all-out speed of Sonic Advance 2 with the more thorough level designs of the ori... Read Full Review

    1 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.4
    RARE doesn't stumble; they careen off a cliff in a burning vehicle, exploding on impact at the bottom of the canyon.

    Donkey Kong 64

    RARE doesn't stumble; they careen off a cliff in a burning vehicle, exploding on impact at the bottom of the canyon.

    After the success of both the Donkey Kong Country series, and it's new 3D staples like Banjo Kazooie, RARE decided to ride the bandwagon and take a stab at bringing the next Donkey Kong Country game into the realm of the... Read Full Review

    8 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Obvious Hyperbole: This is the game Enter The Matrix should have been.

    The Matrix: Path of Neo

    Obvious Hyperbole: This is the game Enter The Matrix should have been.

    I'll be up front with you: I played Path of Neo once, at a sleepover. I beat the entire game in a single sitting (which took about six hours). Developer Shiny needs to get a pat on the back for this, because, honestly, n... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    RARE takes familiar gameplay and amps it up to a factor of 11 with revolutionary graphics (for the SNES).

    Super Donkey Kong

    RARE takes familiar gameplay and amps it up to a factor of 11 with revolutionary graphics (for the SNES).

    For those who are familiar with RARE, you can see a trend emerging: They take somebody else's concepts, and repackage them with prettier graphics. Fortunately for us, RARE is very good at doing this: The level of polish ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.8
    It tries to recapture the classic vibe, but falls flat on it's face as many times as it succeeds.

    Sonic Heroes

    It tries to recapture the classic vibe, but falls flat on it's face as many times as it succeeds.

    It should come as no surprise to know that I am a Sonic fan. I've been one since Christmas 1991. Whenever there is a new game out, it is automatically my agenda to play it. Through the ups and downs, I've ridden this sto... Read Full Review

    9 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    Sonic returns for more handheld action, bringing with him one of the fastest, most entertaining games in the series.

    Sonic Advance 2

    Sonic returns for more handheld action, bringing with him one of the fastest, most entertaining games in the series.

    While his 3D console outings continue to be luke-warm, Sonic the hedgehog has been born again in 2D handheld form. He hits the ground running in Sonic Advance 2, a game which takes everything from the original Sonic Adva... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Sonic returns to his two-dimensional roots, but fails to impress.

    Sonic Advance

    Sonic returns to his two-dimensional roots, but fails to impress.

    Throughout the years, Sonic has seen his ups and downs. When, in 2001, Sega announced they were moving from the hardware business to a software only company, it hit a lot of people hard. But there was one plus: Sonic the... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Pure fanservice, through and through.

    Gunstar Super Heroes

    Pure fanservice, through and through.

    Gunstar Heroes. The name of that game makes hardcore, old-school gamers soil their underwear with joy. Along with Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega Genesis games like Gunstar Heroes lead the charge against Nintendo in the early 9... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    One of the most solid DKC ports yet, but it's still missing some key features.

    Donkey Kong Country 3

    One of the most solid DKC ports yet, but it's still missing some key features.

    Let it be known that I've never been a fan of the Donkey Kong Country ports for the Gameboy Advance. You can mostly blame the first port on this - while animation on the characters was improved, almost everything else wa... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful