User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.68/10

Total of 46 user reviews spread across 46 releases

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  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating: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
  • User Rating:9
    Is this game's yearly update worth your cash?  I think so.

    NBA 2K11

    Is this game's yearly update worth your cash? I think so.

    I've already detailed in length about my interest in sports games, with the Madden series being a long-standing favorite of mine. NBA games however, have always come in at something of a close second for me. It started... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Call of Duty: Black Ops - worth going to war over again?  Absolutely

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Call of Duty: Black Ops - worth going to war over again? Absolutely

    The Call of Duty franchise is one of the biggest and best-known out there. I actually had not played the earlier ones, as first person shooters were never one of my favorite genres. But some buddies of mine got me into... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A fun, action-packed game that's almost like a movie in the too-short campaign mode, with deep but flawed online modes

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    A fun, action-packed game that's almost like a movie in the too-short campaign mode, with deep but flawed online modes

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a very intense; rewarding gaming experience that is built around multilayer but still has a solid, if short, campaign mode. The action maintains a usually brisk, object oriented pace th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    It's Mario.  It's platforming at it's best and it's fun

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    It's Mario. It's platforming at it's best and it's fun

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii has been out for awhile – so why am I just now reviewing it? Well, I picked it up as a release date title for my kids for Christmas last year and have only recently begun to play it. Plus, I n... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    It's different than other Final Fantasy games, but it works on so many levels just the same

    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

    It's different than other Final Fantasy games, but it works on so many levels just the same

    I am an unabashed fan of Final Fantasy. I haven't played all of them – but I've played and beaten quite a few of them over the years – starting with Final Fantasy on the old NES. I was one of the many who had a first d... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It's a fast-paced, fun action game that is both flashy and a bit ridiculous at times.

    Bayonetta

    It's a fast-paced, fun action game that is both flashy and a bit ridiculous at times.

    This is a game I heard about on and off for awhile before it came out, and I saw that it got some really good scores from most of the review sites and some decent ones from players on the same sites rating the game. I g... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A great game that mixes combat, role-playing elements and Final Fantasy into one experience.

    Dissidia: Final Fantasy

    A great game that mixes combat, role-playing elements and Final Fantasy into one experience.

    After beating Crisis Core for my PSP, I found myself wondering which game to play next. I admit that of my systems, my PSP is probably the most underutilized overall. We don't travel a lot and I've got plenty of other ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A game that can be incredibly challenging, but deep and rewarding as well.

    Demon's Souls

    A game that can be incredibly challenging, but deep and rewarding as well.

    Demon's Souls has been out for awhile now in the US, but only recently has gotten released in some other locations. For a more detailed look at this excellent game, please visit my blog.I put off picking this up because... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    It's fun for a brief time, but lacks long-term appeal

    A Kingdom for Keflings

    It's fun for a brief time, but lacks long-term appeal

    A Kingdom for Keflings was one of those games I never really paid much attention to when it first came out late in 2008. It's an Xbox 360 Live purchase that I made because during E3 Microsoft put a few games up chea... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Fun, creepy and atmospheric, the game is unfortunately rather short and lacks replay value

    Alan Wake

    Fun, creepy and atmospheric, the game is unfortunately rather short and lacks replay value

    Alan Wake is a game that felt like it was never going to come out. It seemed like a game I was hearing about ever since I bought an Xbox 360. Was the game getting pushed back because they really were tweaking it and ma... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful