User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.08/10

Total of 13 user reviews spread across 13 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  7. 4
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  • User Rating 9
    A modest-budget rough diamond in a land of 50-million-dollar polished turds.

    Mount & Blade

    Rated on August 04, 2009 by Emilyek_1

    A modest-budget rough diamond in a land of 50-million-dollar polished turds.

    6.0, Gamespot? Did Taleworlds not buy enough ad space? Mount and Blade is an old-school, extraordinarily addictive and fun, positively superior B-level title. It is a game; it has no desire to ...

    10 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Just a quick review of a game I played years ago--  I'm playing again.  Probably the best online golf game.

    Shot Online

    Rated on March 16, 2009 by Emilyek_1

    Just a quick review of a game I played years ago-- I'm playing again. Probably the best online golf game.

    Shot Online is more free-to-play, odd-world virtual crack from Asia. In its guts it's very much like the old arcade Nintendo golf game, like Golden Tee, as well as like the old Links golf game for PC....

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Doesn't capture atmosphere like its predecessors. A mediocre port. But its worst offense is that it lacks game.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Rated on January 22, 2009 by Emilyek_1

    Doesn't capture atmosphere like its predecessors. A mediocre port. But its worst offense is that it lacks game.

    Let's get this out of the way: the port is mediocre. It isn't completely game-breaking, but it is bad. What's most disappointing, however, is that GTAIV could have really been one for the ages: it...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Underappreciated Classic.

    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

    Rated on December 03, 2008 by Emilyek_1

    Underappreciated Classic.

    The short version of Max Payne 2's history is this: Critics liked it, no one bought it. The reason? The game had a brain. The consolers the game was marketed towards, however, did not. Max Payne...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Its parts are greater than the sum.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir

    Rated on November 30, 2008 by Emilyek_1

    Its parts are greater than the sum.

    First let me say that I enjoyed NWN2. It was rather cartoony and comic-booky, but it still felt and played like a full-fledged title. MotB, on the other hand, was clearly a falling away from major-IP ...

    7 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Wonky but wonderful.

    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

    Rated on November 22, 2008 by Emilyek_1

    Wonky but wonderful.

    The Witcher is 3 parts truly great RPG, 1 part bargain bin title. There, I said it. The Witcher, Enhanced Edition or no, is a mixed bag. The profanity and casual sexual encounters are titill...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Correction: It's an anorexic Oblivion, with guns.

    Fallout 3

    Rated on November 22, 2008 by Emilyek_1

    Correction: It's an anorexic Oblivion, with guns.

    I enjoyed the Fallouts as true RPGs immensely. I enjoyed Oblivion immensely for what it is: a gigantic, story-driven sword and sorcery action-adventure with RPG elements. As expected, Fallout 3 ...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    The most important game of the last ten years.

    Half-Life

    Rated on November 06, 2008 by Emilyek_1

    The most important game of the last ten years.

    Every game made since 1998's Half-Life, of whatever genre, owes something to it. Every first-person-shooter since, on some level, is trying to be it. The success of a post-Half-Life FPS depends ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    High production values and copious doses of developer creativity trump archaic core design.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Rated on November 06, 2008 by Emilyek_1

    High production values and copious doses of developer creativity trump archaic core design.

    At its core COD4 is an atavistic shooter: it is arcadey, almost like a 3D version of a 2D platformer in which wave after wave of enemies just keep coming, level after level. But matched to lean, relen...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Hideous and unplayable, truth be told.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of The Betrayer

    Rated on November 06, 2008 by Emilyek_1

    Hideous and unplayable, truth be told.

    Classic cRPGs like BG or Fallout or NWN ultimately come out of the pen-and-paper DnD craze of the late 1970s and 1980s; but they overcame a PnP basement-dwelling ethos right out of the box. And whi...

    1 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Rated PG but not an RPG.  Also, it's one of the best games ever made.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Rated on November 06, 2008 by Emilyek_1

    Rated PG but not an RPG. Also, it's one of the best games ever made.

    Oblivion is a sword and sorcery action-adventure with RPG elements. And you can take this to the bank: 2006's GOTY marks the last time that so much singleplayer content is ever released in one b...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Indicative of the free Asian MMO in every way but one.  Or maybe three.

    Atlantica Online

    Rated on November 04, 2008 by Emilyek_1

    Indicative of the free Asian MMO in every way but one. Or maybe three.

    There's a vast wasteland out there in cyberspace. It's a wasteland of thousands of hours logged; a land of low-res textures and low resolutions and low hardware requirements but incredible lag; a l...

    7 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Fifth-rate, soul-killing grindfest with pretty good faction PvP. Partying surprisingly easy to do.  Sort of fun.

    Knight Online

    Rated on October 30, 2008 by Emilyek_1

    Fifth-rate, soul-killing grindfest with pretty good faction PvP. Partying surprisingly easy to do. Sort of fun.

    I'll be honest and say that I haven't played KO in years. It was new (and totally free) when I played it. People complain about hackers now, as if that were a new development, but the game has alwa...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.