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

    Rated on December 31, 2007 by BlazeHedgehog

    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 ba...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This is what Halo 1 and Halo 2 should have always been.

    Halo 3

    Rated on November 14, 2007 by BlazeHedgehog

    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...

    1 out of 6 found this 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.

    Rated on November 10, 2007 by BlazeHedgehog

    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; al...

    2 out of 2 found this 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)

    Rated on November 04, 2007 by BlazeHedgehog

    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 pla...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7
    You'd better like memorization.

    Sonic Rush

    Rated on December 21, 2006 by BlazeHedgehog

    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 th...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.6
    Maybe Sega really does make murder porn.

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Rated on November 22, 2006 by BlazeHedgehog

    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,...

    23 out of 27 found this 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

    Rated on July 03, 2006 by BlazeHedgehog

    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 accepte...

    4 out of 9 found this 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

    Rated on March 15, 2006 by BlazeHedgehog

    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 ...

    1 out of 5 found this 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

    Rated on February 23, 2006 by BlazeHedgehog

    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 acknowl...

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

    Star Fox Adventures

    Rated on February 22, 2006 by BlazeHedgehog

    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 ...

    1 out of 1 found this 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

    Rated on February 15, 2006 by BlazeHedgehog

    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...

    3 out of 4 found this 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

    Rated on December 17, 2005 by BlazeHedgehog

    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:...

    1 out of 2 found this 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

    Rated on December 10, 2005 by BlazeHedgehog

    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 Supe...

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

    Sonic Advance 3

    Rated on December 06, 2005 by BlazeHedgehog

    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 leve...

    1 out of 7 found this 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

    Rated on December 02, 2005 by BlazeHedgehog

    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 i...

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

    The Matrix: Path of Neo

    Rated on November 28, 2005 by BlazeHedgehog

    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, ...

    3 out of 3 found this 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

    Rated on November 25, 2005 by BlazeHedgehog

    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: ...

    0 out of 1 found this 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

    Rated on November 19, 2005 by BlazeHedgehog

    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, ...

    9 out of 15 found this 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

    Rated on November 17, 2005 by BlazeHedgehog

    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...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Sonic returns to his two-dimensional roots, but fails to impress.

    Sonic Advance

    Rated on November 17, 2005 by BlazeHedgehog

    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...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Pure fanservice, through and through.

    Gunstar Super Heroes

    Rated on November 16, 2005 by BlazeHedgehog

    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 Nin...

    0 out of 0 found this 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

    Rated on November 16, 2005 by BlazeHedgehog

    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, almos...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.