User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.34/10

Total of 44 user reviews spread across 44 releases

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  • User Rating:8
    With spectacular music, creative gameplay, and tons of replayability, Mighty Switch Force shines.

    Mighty Switch Force!

    With spectacular music, creative gameplay, and tons of replayability, Mighty Switch Force shines.

    You're a cop. Your car has crashed and all of your captured convicts have escaped! In order to find them and bring justice, you must traverse the levels and use your jump, blaster, and platform-controlling siren. Surpris... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Rough around the edges, but still a lot of fun.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

    Rough around the edges, but still a lot of fun.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4 is the representation of Sonic's return to his roots: platforming and thwarting the evil plans of Dr. Eggman. Making story almost nonexistant in favor of highlight colorful, fast-paced platforming is... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Xenosaga is a cinematic darling and an RPG with an extremely solid battle system and wonderful orchestral music.

    Xenosaga Episode I Reloaded: Chikara e no Ishi

    Xenosaga is a cinematic darling and an RPG with an extremely solid battle system and wonderful orchestral music.

    Sometimes, games have trouble telling a powerful story. Many games manage to get by with their gameplay but outside of that they don't have much going. Xenosaga is not one of those games. With a strong, motivating narrat... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Sonic Generations is a proper way to look back on 20 years of Sonic.

    Sonic Generations

    Sonic Generations is a proper way to look back on 20 years of Sonic.

    Sonic's had a lot of ups and downs over the course of 20 years, but one thing's for certain: he doesn't die. His fanbase, determined and forever following, will continually observe his highest highs and lowest lows. Soni... Read Full Review

    11 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    If you're looking for a good M-rated game on the Wii, this is it. Stop looking for a game and pick this up.

    No More Heroes

    If you're looking for a good M-rated game on the Wii, this is it. Stop looking for a game and pick this up.

    Travis Touchdown is an everyday otaku: a huge fan of anime, a lover of professional wrestling who's just trying to make it by. After meeting a girl named Silvia while he's out for a night on the town, to get with her, he... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Sonic Unleashed has a lot going for it but a lot going against it. It has potential, but it doesn't live up to it.

    Sonic Unleashed

    Sonic Unleashed has a lot going for it but a lot going against it. It has potential, but it doesn't live up to it.

    Sonic's been through ups and downs. However in 2008, a very promising Sonic Unleashed was announced and then released. While it did not save Sonic from mediocrity like fans hoped for, it does have a few things that help ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Perfect Cherry Blossom delivers on many levels.

    Touhou Youyoumu: Perfect Cherry Blossom

    Perfect Cherry Blossom delivers on many levels.

    Welcome to the world of Touhou, where girls fire energy in the form of bullets at one another to solve the disputes of the land of Gensokyo. Perfect Cherry Blossom is the seventh in the main Touhou series, and the follow... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A fun platformer nearly killed by a design choice that can put off some players.

    Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

    A fun platformer nearly killed by a design choice that can put off some players.

    Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, unlike its GBA brother Nightmare in Dream Land, is a completely new game in the Kirby series, and any new Kirby game, you can expect some new twist to try and switch things up. There are sev... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    3D Edition pulls off Street Fighter like no handheld could.

    Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition

    3D Edition pulls off Street Fighter like no handheld could.

    Capcom seems to like making a habit of reiterating their best fighting games and rereleasing them all over the place. Thankfully, one smart manuever was made to put Super Street Fighter IV onto the handheld battlefield a... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Kirby's Epic Yarn blends together beautifully, creating an experience begging to be played.

    Kirby's Epic Yarn

    Kirby's Epic Yarn blends together beautifully, creating an experience begging to be played.

    Platformers nowadays are beginning to become quite plentiful, but many of them lack something to give them a truly unique flair. Good Feel has decided to give Kirby a new outlook on his own style of play, and as a result... Read Full Review

    13 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    This remake of Kirby's Adventure finds a good home on the GBA.

    Hoshi no Kirby Yume no Izumi Deluxe

    This remake of Kirby's Adventure finds a good home on the GBA.

    Oh noes! Nightmares are taking over the dreams of the citizens of Dream Land! What can be done!? Like any good hero, Kirby sets out on an adventure, one which any Kirby fan and most platformer afficiandoes can appreciate... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Big Bang Mini is one of the most creative games you'll find on the DS, and it deserves your attention.

    Big Bang Mini

    Big Bang Mini is one of the most creative games you'll find on the DS, and it deserves your attention.

    The DS is home to a long line of great games with unique gameplay that takes full advantage of the DS's capabilities and embraces what it can do. Big Bang Mini is the kind of game that would not fit well on any system ot... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Pokemon Black/White evolves the franchise impressively and feels fresh yet familiar.

    Pocket Monsters Black

    Pokemon Black/White evolves the franchise impressively and feels fresh yet familiar.

    At first glance Black/White looks like a lot of the same thing we've come to know about the Pokemon series. You can expect small changes but nothing groundbreaking. While this is arguably true, Black/White are by far the... Read Full Review

    11 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The nostalgia and obvious fanservice aside, this is probably the most fun a Pokemon game has provided in years.

    Pocket Monsters HeartGold

    The nostalgia and obvious fanservice aside, this is probably the most fun a Pokemon game has provided in years.

    Remakes that were speculated since the release of FireRed and LeafGreen back in 2004, HeartGold and SoulSilver throw the clocks back 10 years and remind you just why Pokemon was such a phenomenon. Getting back to basics,... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    For better or worse, Final Fantasy III sticks closely to its roots.

    Final Fantasy III

    For better or worse, Final Fantasy III sticks closely to its roots.

    Final Fantasy III originally didn't exist in English. It was simply a Japan-only game, and it was skipped over when the series was originally finding its stride in North America. But after Final Fantasy VII broke the doo... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The perfect game for SRPG enthusiasts.

    Makai Senki Disgaea

    The perfect game for SRPG enthusiasts.

    Disgaea is a "more-of-the-same" kind of strategy/RPG, but with what it brings to the table, it doesn't need to be much more than that. You can find endless hours of gameplay in this one game, and by the time you yourself... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Ape Escape is probably unlike any platformer you've ever played, and that's what makes it such a good game.

    Ape Escape

    Ape Escape is probably unlike any platformer you've ever played, and that's what makes it such a good game.

    Ape Escape came out shortly after the DualShock controller was released, as a way to demonstrate the controller's potential. To this day few games live up to what a DualShock controller should feel like playing. With uni... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Simply put, it's better than the first where it counts most.

    Makai Senki Disgaea 2

    Simply put, it's better than the first where it counts most.

    Disgaea 2 is a true sequel, both for richer and for poorer. It's essentially the same gameplay as the original but with a new plot and some additions to the gameplay to give it an extra punch. While Disgaea 2 has some fa... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Katamari Damacy is artistic and creative; a truly unique experience you won't get elsewhere.

    Katamari Damacy

    Katamari Damacy is artistic and creative; a truly unique experience you won't get elsewhere.

    My aunt has a lot of PS2 games. Out of boredom one night, I chose to see if I could play anything she had. She asked me if there was anything I'd like to try and I found Katamari Damacy and asked if I could play it. She ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Corny name aside, Sonic Colors takes everything the series has done right and throws it into one brilliant game.

    Sonic Colours

    Corny name aside, Sonic Colors takes everything the series has done right and throws it into one brilliant game.

    A couple years ago, possibly even around this time last year, if I told you there would be a great 3D Sonic game that plays like a good 3D Sonic game should, you would laugh in my face. 2010 nears its close, and Sonic Te... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Could very well be the best Strategy/RPG ever made.

    Final Fantasy Tactics: Shishi Sensou

    Could very well be the best Strategy/RPG ever made.

    It's already been 10 years since Tactics arrived on PS1, but somehow it was made even better here. Final Fantasy Tactics starts you off in the dark, but if you figure out how to play the game, it can make for very immers... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Although visually pleasing, this game is broken in every other way.

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Although visually pleasing, this game is broken in every other way.

    This game was so hyped, and being an avid Sonic lover, I was psyched. Unfortunately, this game was a bigger mistake than Shadow The Hedgehog. I tried and tried while playing this to come out satisfied, but the game is ju... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The Platinum Standard

    Pocket Monsters Platina

    The Platinum Standard

    Beware. If you bought Diamond/Pearl and are not a diehard fan of the series, this game has absolutely nothing to pull you in besides the Battle Frontier. For everyone else, this game may very well be the best Pokemon gam... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Emodiment of Scarlet Devil provides an addicting experience with its challenging bullet-hell style.

    Touhou Koumakyou: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

    Emodiment of Scarlet Devil provides an addicting experience with its challenging bullet-hell style.

    Touhou 6: Emodiment of Scarlet Devil is one game in a sea of danmaku: shooters with intense challenge, rhythm-making music, and addicting gameplay. While it has a few faults, EoSD is by and far a great game, and a lot of... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Though a bit sloppy on technical aspects and a bit short, Colosseum is a perfect side-trip of a Pokemon RPG.

    Pokemon Colosseum

    Though a bit sloppy on technical aspects and a bit short, Colosseum is a perfect side-trip of a Pokemon RPG.

    Pokemon Colosseum is not a Pokemon Stadium game. So before reading this review, keep that in mind. That aside, have you ever wanted to play a Pokemon RPG that had a more interesting story? Well, Colosseum has an answer f... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    This port of Sonic Adventure... it's very buggy, and the graphics aren't quite as good. And that brings the game down.

    Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut

    This port of Sonic Adventure... it's very buggy, and the graphics aren't quite as good. And that brings the game down.

    After the release of Sonic Adventure on Dreamcast, Sonic once again returned to glory. Sonic Adventure was a great game; graphics, sound, and transitioning Sonic into 3D. Where did it all go when this game was ported ... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    This unique puzzle title has its shortcomings, but it's sure to please puzzle geeks and Pokemon fans alike.

    Pokemon Puzzle League

    This unique puzzle title has its shortcomings, but it's sure to please puzzle geeks and Pokemon fans alike.

    Back in the N64 era, Game Freak began a huge expansion on their series right off the success of Red/Blue and brought out different kinds of Pokemon games. The quality of the extra genres Pokemon's expanded into have wane... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Even though there other contenders, Mario Kart Wii is arguably the best kart racer you'll find on the store shelves.

    Mario Kart Wii

    Even though there other contenders, Mario Kart Wii is arguably the best kart racer you'll find on the store shelves.

    Every system generation, a Mario Kart game graces that new console, and every time, it sells like wildfire. But most of the time, the Mario Kart games are just tide-overs, and personally I would grow tired of them after ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    While it's not better than the first, it has some things that make it a different experience... sort of...

    Sonic Rivals 2

    While it's not better than the first, it has some things that make it a different experience... sort of...

    Sonic Rivals 2 is the type of game you can't quite decide whether you want it or not. It looks like it might be better than the first, and it looks as though critics could have been a bit too harsh on it, but in all real... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Like the GBA remake of SMB3, the GBA version of SMW delivers like few other platformers can.

    Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2

    Like the GBA remake of SMB3, the GBA version of SMW delivers like few other platformers can.

    Super Mario World was the first Mario game to start a "tradition" of one true Mario game per console cycle. It was the premier game of the SNES, and came packaged with some at one point. It's that way for good reason: it... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A decent game, but it's too short. It's the middle brother of the 5 main Game Gear titles Sonic's mug is on.

    G-Sonic

    A decent game, but it's too short. It's the middle brother of the 5 main Game Gear titles Sonic's mug is on.

    The Game Gear was a relatively good home for Sonic when he wasn't busy busting up Mecha Sonic or blasting through the Emerald Hill Zone. Sonic Blast, not to be confused with Sonic 3D Blast, was one of 5 different vintage... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Better than the original, with dozens of hours of battling to be done.

    Pokemon Silver Version

    Better than the original, with dozens of hours of battling to be done.

    In 2000, we were treated to what is always looked at as the best set of Pokemon games yet, Pokemon Gold/Silver. Gold and Silver feature 100 more Pokemon, an all new region, 16 Gyms and a ton of adventuring and battling t... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The game that started the phenomenon, there's a reason Red and Blue version are so addicting. They're just great games.

    Pokemon Blue Version

    The game that started the phenomenon, there's a reason Red and Blue version are so addicting. They're just great games.

    1998. North America received a game that would change the face of portable gaming forever. A role-playing experience like no other. With freedom in customization that no other RPG could give. This is Pokemon. This is the... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Has a 2D Mario ever been bad?

    Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (2 Bonus e-Reader Cards)

    Has a 2D Mario ever been bad?

    1990 I believe was the year. The year platforming became a lengthy, and still incredibly fun fixture in the gaming community. The year SMB3 was originally released. I have to say, SMB3 was in fact my first game. An... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    This is the second game Sonic game on Genesis/MegaDrive. While it's not the best Sonic game, it is the most addicting.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    This is the second game Sonic game on Genesis/MegaDrive. While it's not the best Sonic game, it is the most addicting.

    The second Sonic. The second take on one of gaming's most iconic mascots to ever be concieved. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 took Sonic 1, touched up the graphics a little, gave a new attack called the Spin Dash, AND gave you new... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Super Mario Bros. 2 is a disgrace to the other Mario games of the NES era. Still, it is a solid game.

    Super Mario USA

    Super Mario Bros. 2 is a disgrace to the other Mario games of the NES era. Still, it is a solid game.

    Super Mario Bros. 2 was supposed to have death mushrooms, be incredibly difficult, etc. Japan had the real SMB2. However, Nintendo of America had decided it was too difficult for American gamers and went to work on their... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    It's a clone of Puyo Puyo, but Mean Bean Machine delivers a lot of Sonic-skinned puzzler fun. (more inside)

    Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

    It's a clone of Puyo Puyo, but Mean Bean Machine delivers a lot of Sonic-skinned puzzler fun. (more inside)

    Back in 1993, the Sonic series took a puzzle game and skinned it to match its universe. The result was Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, where you match up similarly colored beans to make chains and combos. As far as puz... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Super Mario Bros is a great game, but it certainly isn't the masterpiece many hold it to be.

    Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros is a great game, but it certainly isn't the masterpiece many hold it to be.

    The one. The only. The original game in a series that revived the dying video game industry. Super Mario Bros. is a game that by all measures will be remembered as of the biggest classics of all time. The game is simp... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Sonic Rush satisfies everyone: the fans, the platform junkies, and even the casual gamer.

    Sonic Rush

    Sonic Rush satisfies everyone: the fans, the platform junkies, and even the casual gamer.

    If you can count on one thing for Sonic: his side-scrolling ventures will be nothing short of awesome. And Sonic Rush adds even more to the Sonic experience that will keep you coming back for more. The sense of speed ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    This game is a classic. It should be appreciated as such.

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    This game is a classic. It should be appreciated as such.

    No matter how bad Sonic can get nowadays (Sonic 2006), Sonic can always be looked at as a historical icon in gaming. His first game, titled Sonic The Hdegehog, is an absolutely incredible game that gave us a reason to tu... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful