User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.81/10

Total of 66 user ratings spread across 66 releases

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  • Review Score:9
    An epic game that came in with heavy expectations, most of which were met despite some technical difficulties.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    An epic game that came in with heavy expectations, most of which were met despite some technical difficulties.

    I started this game about a week after it released, when a friend got me a copy for my PC. He knew what a fan I was of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - which was one of my first games for the Xbox 360 and opened me up t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

  • Review Score:8.5
    An action-RPG to be reckoned with, despite a few minor shortcomings

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    An action-RPG to be reckoned with, despite a few minor shortcomings

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a title has been in my sights ever since I stumbled onto it via trailer at IGN that I shared here. It was a flashy trailer that caught my eye with its visual style and everything I saw a... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

  • Review Score:8.5
    Lots to do, a solid fighting engine - Mortal Kombat is back

    Mortal Kombat

    Lots to do, a solid fighting engine - Mortal Kombat is back

    I go back a long ways with Mortal Kombat. I remember playing the first one around the same time Street Fighter 2 hit the arcades. I used to go to a local 7-11 to play both, depending on which friends were with me. The tw... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    Decent mechanics and an odd pairing make for a okay game at a low price if you find it, but fun is short-lived

    Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

    Decent mechanics and an odd pairing make for a okay game at a low price if you find it, but fun is short-lived

    Not the Mortal Kombat you were expecting? Well, I'm still trying to get a bit more online in (barely got any before the PSN went crazy last week and weekend). But, I had picked this game up fairly cheaply awhile back (li... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    There's a good game in here, but it's burried under technical issues that are impossible for me to ignore

    Fallout: New Vegas

    There's a good game in here, but it's burried under technical issues that are impossible for me to ignore

    I've been let down by a couple of games recently due to bugs. We borrowed Fable 3 from a friend, and I just could not get into it the way I could Fable 2. I'm going to give it another go soon and try to play it, hoping t... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    It's a whole new take on Metroid - with agile combat, story-driven content and beautiful gracphis and music

    Metroid: Other M

    It's a whole new take on Metroid - with agile combat, story-driven content and beautiful gracphis and music

    I have always been a bit 'late' to the Metroid games. I didn't play the first one for the NES until the 'surprise' that Samus was a female was old news by a year or two. I never completed the SNES or Gameboy versions, pl... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Classic gaming with a visual and gameplay facelift.

    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

    Classic gaming with a visual and gameplay facelift.

    I've had this game for a while now. I actually picked it up one night on a whim because my wife enjoys retro games more than most of the current ones out there. She played it for about two hours and has played it a few t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    I had high hopes going into this, and while it delivered some fun, it also delivered plenty of frustration as well.

    Magic: The Gathering - Tactics

    I had high hopes going into this, and while it delivered some fun, it also delivered plenty of frustration as well.

    This is an interesting one - I only discovered this game due to an ad actually on my blog at one time. For those who follow my blog, you no doubt noticed I had a string of reviews involving collectible card game titles. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    A bit more substance to this tie-in than I expected going into it.

    Dragon Age Legends

    A bit more substance to this tie-in than I expected going into it.

    This will be a pretty light game review, but amidst all of these Dragon Age reviews over the last few days, I decided I would review Dragon Age Legends as well. What is Dragon Age Legends? Well, it's a Facebook game of a... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    I don't know if I enjoy it overall quite as much as the original, but lots of improvements and replay to be had here.

    Dragon Age II

    I don't know if I enjoy it overall quite as much as the original, but lots of improvements and replay to be had here.

    The last couple of days, I've gone over what I consider the first 2 entries to the series, though I suppose Awakening could be seen as Dragon Age 1.5. There was a lot to like about the Origins games, and I will admit I w... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    If you loved Dragon Age: Origins, this will entertain you.  However, be warned - it's more of the same overall.

    Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

    If you loved Dragon Age: Origins, this will entertain you. However, be warned - it's more of the same overall.

    Dragon Age: Origins was one of my favorite games when it came out. The game presented a huge, detailed world with plenty of lore and branching story line based on choices your character made. There was a good deal of rep... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

  • Review Score:8
    A deep game that puts Role-play into every aspect of the game.

    Dragon Age: Origins

    A deep game that puts Role-play into every aspect of the game.

    When this game was first announced, I was very excited. Bioware has a great rpg pedigree, ranging from Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic back in 2003, Jade Empire back in 2005, Neverwinter Nights, which was my first ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Marvel vs. Capcom 2

  • Review Score:7.5
    Fast fighting, tons of characters, good modes and a discounted price make up for the age that graphics and sound show.

    Marvel vs. Capcom 2

    Fast fighting, tons of characters, good modes and a discounted price make up for the age that graphics and sound show.

    Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is a game I got a lot of mileage out of in the past. I had the Dreamcast version and I played the crap out of it. I spent countless hours tweaking favorite teams, killer combos and learning how to u... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Lots of characters and great controls make this over-the-top fighting game a blast.

    Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

    Lots of characters and great controls make this over-the-top fighting game a blast.

    So, I did something just a bit out of character and picked up a brand new game on release day. That doesn't happen often. Usually I try to be a bit more frugal with my purchases and wait until they're used at Gamestop ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    NBA Jam

  • Review Score:7.5
    Good fun, good memories came wih it - everything is fast and enjoyable though it does lack depth

    NBA Jam

    Good fun, good memories came wih it - everything is fast and enjoyable though it does lack depth

    EA Sports did not get around to releasing its "EA Elite" basketball series (based off of its longstanding "Live" series) this year. For the last several years, 2K sports has been releasing an NBA series that has been re... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    It's football, and it's decent football, but there are some lacking features that make it hard to recommend

    MADDEN NFL 11 for iPad

    It's football, and it's decent football, but there are some lacking features that make it hard to recommend

    Bonus post this weekend. I reviewed an older football game, because I had already reviewed Madden 11 earlier in the season and wanted something football themed. Then, I sat down with my wife's iPad and remembered that ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    A solid if unspectacular game of non-NFL football.

    All-Pro Football 2K8

    A solid if unspectacular game of non-NFL football.

    This is a big weekend in football, wouldn't you say? I already had my Madden review a few months back though, so I had to dig around for something else. I'm stretching here, but what the heck: All-Pro Football 2K8 was ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    All-Pro Football 2K8

  • Review Score:7
    A simple-looking game, this one really surprised me with its lightweight feel but addicting strategy.

    Spectromancer

    A simple-looking game, this one really surprised me with its lightweight feel but addicting strategy.

    Honestly - I did not set out to review nothing but card based video games this month. Then again, it does give me a chance to compare and contrast them while they are all fresh in my mind. For Christmas I got a new com... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    A good, unique game that is better than the sum of its parts - but also suited to a somewhat specific crowd

    Culdcept Saga

    A good, unique game that is better than the sum of its parts - but also suited to a somewhat specific crowd

    One of my recent revie4ws was for Magic: The Gathering for the Xbox Live. I have long been a fan of collectible card games, and though Culdcept Saga has been around for quite some time (it was on older gen systems appar... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    Mario Party 8

  • Review Score:5.5
    Mario party 8 - is it any fun?  some... but not as much as it should be.

    Mario Party 8

    Mario party 8 - is it any fun? some... but not as much as it should be.

    Mario Party was a great game when it first came out. It has all of the trimmings of a great kid-oriented game, and it certainly appeals to that audience too. But I remember our neighbor and one of our other friends, ba... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Probably one of the best horror games I have ever played.

    Dead Space

    Probably one of the best horror games I have ever played.

    I have a soft spot for horror. Horror movies, horror stories and yes - horror games. Horror obviously comes in a lot of different shapes and sizes, whether it's a 'killer car' in a Stephen King novel, or a chainsaw wie... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Dead Space

  • Review Score:7.5
    A good game overall, but some legacy elements make it feel like this adventure of Lara's isn't everything it could be

    Tomb Raider: Underworld

    A good game overall, but some legacy elements make it feel like this adventure of Lara's isn't everything it could be

    Lara Croft has been a gaming icon for years now - sometimes for the right reasons (puzzling, adventure-filled gameplay) and the wrong ones (perhaps a bit too much attention on her physique and not enough on making some o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    A fun game, with a so-so story.  Makes great use of the WM+ controls and can be found pretty cheap

    Red Steel 2

    A fun game, with a so-so story. Makes great use of the WM+ controls and can be found pretty cheap

    Hope you are all in for a very nice evening, whether it's going out with friends, having family visit, or just hiding indoors and playing some video games - here's to a great if all-too-fast 2010 and what we hope will be... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planewalkers is a good introduction to the game, but not deep enough for vets

    Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers

    Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planewalkers is a good introduction to the game, but not deep enough for vets

    I've been a big fan of collectible card games since late high school. It was right about the same time I got into tabletop Dungeons & Dragons - but some friends introduced me to a few different collectible card games: M... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    This deep, challenging (almost cheaply so at times) game will provide hours of fantasy strategy - and some frustrations

    Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

    This deep, challenging (almost cheaply so at times) game will provide hours of fantasy strategy - and some frustrations

    I've long been a fan of turn-based strategy/rpg games. I've written in the past about some of the older ones I played, like the Shining in the Darkness series, and I couldn't begin to tell you how many times I played Wa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    This is a game that surprised me with it's combination of combat and tower defense.  Mix in some quality multiplayer too

    Monday Night Combat

    This is a game that surprised me with it's combination of combat and tower defense. Mix in some quality multiplayer too

    Monday Night Combat was an Xbox Live game I picked up with Limbo and the latest Lara Croft game some months ago. I played through Limbo a couple of times and posted a review on that, and still have to put some meaningfu... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Not a typical fighting game, with some good innovations, but it needs an extra layer of polish.  A good start though.

    EA Sports MMA

    Not a typical fighting game, with some good innovations, but it needs an extra layer of polish. A good start though.

    EA Sports MMA is a very different kind of fighting game. THQ's generally well-received UFC game has been the sole occupant of the MMA space, and though I haven't had a chance to play that game, I went more than a few ro... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A game that is a basic platformer at heart, but tries to do so much more with its presentation

    LIMBO

    A game that is a basic platformer at heart, but tries to do so much more with its presentation

    What is Limbo? Well, here's one set of definitions: –noun, plural -bos. 1. ( often initial capital letter ) Roman Catholic Theology . a region on the border of hell or heaven, serving as the abode after death of u... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Halo: Reach (Legendary Edition)

  • Review Score:9
    With so much to do and done well, it's a worthwhile play.

    Halo: Reach

    With so much to do and done well, it's a worthwhile play.

    Halo has always been one of the more polarizing series over the last decade of gaming. It came to reflect the Microsoft Xbox brand in much the same way Mario has for Nintendo, or Kratos has for Sony or even Sonic did fo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    A clear throwback to older beat-'em-up games, Scott Pilgrim delivers plenty of fun

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game

    A clear throwback to older beat-'em-up games, Scott Pilgrim delivers plenty of fun

    Scott Pilgrim vs. The World immediately reminded me of the NES classic River City Ransom – a game that I played through and beat numerous times about 15 to 20 years ago. Based on a movie that had a lot of video game ele... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game