User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.12/10

Total of 60 user ratings spread across 60 releases

  1. 10
    (0)
  2. 9
    (16)
  3. 8
    (30)
  4. 7
    (5)
  5. 6
    (6)
  6. 5
    (3)
  7. 4
    (0)
  8. 3
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  9. 2
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  10. 1
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  • Review Score:7
    Shows promise in many places, but not really better than it's predessor surprisingly.

    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    Shows promise in many places, but not really better than it's predessor surprisingly.

    I've played all the assassin's creeds save the handheld ones, and I came into this one with a lot of promise that ultimately just turned into frustration over numerous step backs in gameplay.Pacing wise I think ACIV is ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
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    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

  • Review Score:6
    8 by itself and fairly good, but have to say, sadly, avoid the expansion that is what costs the score.

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    8 by itself and fairly good, but have to say, sadly, avoid the expansion that is what costs the score.

    I can't seem to review Enemy within by itself, so I'm putting this here. The original game is in most way a very good game. By itself, I'd probably give it a 8. This is more about the expansion though. I bought the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    Far too much timing and trial and error puzzles

    LIMBO

    Far too much timing and trial and error puzzles

    I can see why a lot of people liked this game, but I can't say I do. The presentation is top notch and all, but most the challenging puzzles are all about trial and error and/or tight timing (and I mean tight). You ca... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
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    LIMBO

  • Rating:8

    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

  • Review Score:8
    There is a lot going for this game, but it has a few key missing pieces that I just can't forgive it for.

    Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou

    There is a lot going for this game, but it has a few key missing pieces that I just can't forgive it for.

    Ni No Kuni has some great backing. I mean, seriously, Level 5 and Studio Ghibli? That's a major powerhouse team. And for the most part they deliver, but not quite. Pretty much everything in the presentation is grea... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Dishonored

  • Review Score:9
    A welcome and potent title in a what will hopefully be an interesting franchise.

    Dishonored

    A welcome and potent title in a what will hopefully be an interesting franchise.

    Got done with this one over the weekend and I'm impressed. I have to particular obsession with stealth games, having to go through a level and just knocking out everyone I can, and this game fed well into that obsession... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    A game with a lot of great ideas and a fair number of bad ones.

    Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

    A game with a lot of great ideas and a fair number of bad ones.

    Probably like a lot of people, I took advantage of the Humble bundle offer and this game and its expansion were a part of it. Don't regret the buy, but there is definite issues that make me very glad I didn't pay full pr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Theoretically a good addition that just doesn't really do enough.

    Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings

    Theoretically a good addition that just doesn't really do enough.

    I'm going to preface my review here to say I kinda burned out on Civ 5. It lasted me several weeks, then another week a couple months later, but I was done. So, when I saw this expansion up for sale, I was really debat... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Not the best in the series, but definitely way better than GS gives it.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Not the best in the series, but definitely way better than GS gives it.

    Seems 2011 is the year of terribly off the mark reviews for Gamespot, and I think SS stands out as the most off the mark. While SS isn't the best in the series, I would place place quite high. So, let's deal with the... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A very strong entry in the franchise that is just missing a bit on a few bits here and there that hold it back.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    A very strong entry in the franchise that is just missing a bit on a few bits here and there that hold it back.

    Well, here we are on the 3rd installment of this franchise, one that has some weird ups and downs. Unlike Invisible War, Human Revolution is definitely a member of the franchise that lives up to the name, but definitely... Read Full Review

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

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

  • Review Score:8.5
    A strong successor to infamous, but with some issues and not quite the improvement it should have been.

    inFamous 2

    A strong successor to infamous, but with some issues and not quite the improvement it should have been.

    I finished playing infamous 2 yesterday after a marathon play session into the wee hours of the morning and overall a very good game. However, I can't give it a 9. It feels like 2 steps forward, 2 steps back, and you w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    inFamous 2

  • Review Score:5
    Terrible controls

    Metroid: Other M

    Terrible controls

    I'm not going to say much in this review, because I give up. There is a lot of talk about the story and other issues out there, and from what little I've managed to endure through, I can say those complaints seem to be ... Read Full Review

    6 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

  • Review Score:8.5
    The next semi-installment of AC that feels better in a lot of ways, but still lacking in places.

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3 Slim Bundle)

    The next semi-installment of AC that feels better in a lot of ways, but still lacking in places.

    I'm not going to regurgitate my AC2 review, so let's hit some of the highs and lows that still carry over from the predecessor. Graphic still good, but still kinda repetitive. Story is a little weaker, but overall stil... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    The latest in the Civ series, steam lined but still good.

    Sid Meier's Civilization V

    The latest in the Civ series, steam lined but still good.

    Civilization is starting to remind me a lot of Dynasty Warriors. Seriously, how many times can you redo essentially the same game? However, unlike Dynasty Warriors, which is a guilty pleasure for me, Civ always seems t... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Polished to a near perfect shine, but missing things that really hold it back that little bit.

    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

    Polished to a near perfect shine, but missing things that really hold it back that little bit.

    I've been debating what to give SC II, 8.5 or 9.0, and I finally fell with 9.0 just because the single player is probably the best RTS single player I've played in a long time. But, let's drill it all down first. Pre... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A game with a lot of potential, terribly let down by its own horrible pacing.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    A game with a lot of potential, terribly let down by its own horrible pacing.

    Well, finally done this installment of the good old FF series and once all is said and done, I definitely can say it is probably one of the weakest of the series for its time. FF 13 does a lot right. The combat syste... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Supreme Commander 2

  • Review Score:8
    A streamlined sequel that takes 2 steps forward and about a 6 back.

    Supreme Commander 2

    A streamlined sequel that takes 2 steps forward and about a 6 back.

    Supreme Commander 2 is one of those sequels that makes you wonder just what audience they were shooting for. The answer seems to be a much lower end crowd that your typical RTS fan. It's still a good game, but not, i... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A game with both some very strong elements and some sadly very disappointing elements.

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

    A game with both some very strong elements and some sadly very disappointing elements.

    Well, after 3 starts, I finally finished this game a couple days ago and it's time to put my thoughts down on it. This is not an easy one to classify, but in the end I got to say, especially compared to reviews it has b... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Bioshock 2 fixes a lot of the core issues with the original, but sadly doesn't distinguish itself from that original.

    BioShock 2

    Bioshock 2 fixes a lot of the core issues with the original, but sadly doesn't distinguish itself from that original.

    Wasn't long ago when the original Bioshock came out, and although I liked it, I felt it was fairly overrated by the professionals. It had its strong points but definite flaws that I felt the reviewers were giving far to... Read Full Review

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

    BioShock 2

  • Review Score:8.5
    A very good game, held back by some annoying issues.

    Assassin's Creed II

    A very good game, held back by some annoying issues.

    Got AC II for good old X-mas, and having recently finished it, I feel like giving a review. Overall, right off the top, I'll say I enjoyed it for the most part. However, given the issues I did encounter, I can't give i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Assassin's Creed II

  • Rating:8.5

    Muramasa: The Demon Blade

  • Review Score:8.5
    An amazing looking and very solid game, but not without a few issues that hold it back.

    Oboro Muramasa

    An amazing looking and very solid game, but not without a few issues that hold it back.

    I just finished beating Muramasa, so with it fresh in my mind, it's time to give my thoughts on it. I think it can be easily be said that this is a beautiful game. It's not pushing huge polygon counts, or any of that... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    A great example of how to make a fps work on the Wii.

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    A great example of how to make a fps work on the Wii.

    Recently I reviewed Super Mario Galaxy, and like that game, this one had been gathering a nice layer of dust for several months as I was distracted with other things. So, after finishing Mario, it was time to get my mon... Read Full Review

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

    Super Mario Galaxy

  • Review Score:8.5
    A game with very little to fault it on, but despite that just doesn't quite work for me.

    Super Mario Galaxy

    A game with very little to fault it on, but despite that just doesn't quite work for me.

    This is a strange one for me. I've always had an odd relationship with the core Mario title. I play them, I truly appreciate them, but they just don't inspire the level of enjoyment that I'd expect. Now, I bought th... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    No More Heroes

  • Review Score:9
    A stellar update to SupCom, but not without it's issues.

    Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

    A stellar update to SupCom, but not without it's issues.

    Well here we are, and not that long ago we had the release of the original Supreme Commander, and now we have it's expansion (possibly the 1st expansion), and it's a strong entry, but not without it's issues. So, let'... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Crysis

  • Review Score:9
    Crysis is one of those games that comes along and just plain raises the bar.

    Crysis

    Crysis is one of those games that comes along and just plain raises the bar.

    Crysis has been on everyone's radar for quite a while on it's graphics, but with it finally in gamers hands does it deliver on the promise. I think the answer is a yes, but it's not without some technical hitches. Fi... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Another strong episode in the Half Life story line that really only stumbles at it's end.

    Half-Life 2: Episode Two

    Another strong episode in the Half Life story line that really only stumbles at it's end.

    Here we are with the 2nd episode of Half Life 2... which is kinda the 3rd episode seeing as Half Life 2 the original sorta acts as episode 1, but whatever. Naming aside, episode 2 continues on in HL2 tradition of solid ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Every once in a while you'll run into a game you just love despite a glaring fault.  This is that kind of game.

    Portal

    Every once in a while you'll run into a game you just love despite a glaring fault. This is that kind of game.

    It is really hard to review Portal. What do you say about a First Person Shooter with almost none of the normal First Person Shooter trapping, and that is really just First Person Puzzle game? I don't really know, but... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful