Total of 22 user reviews spread across 22 releases
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 ba...
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...
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; al...
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 pla...
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...
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,...
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...
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 ...
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 acknowl...
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 ...
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...
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:...
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 Supe...
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 leve...
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 i...
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, ...
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: ...
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, ...
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...
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...
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 Nin...
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, almos...