User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.5/10

Total of 41 user ratings spread across 41 releases

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  • Rating:7.5

    L.A. Noire

  • Review Score:7.5
    L.A. Noire is ambitious and meticulous, but falls short in terms of enjoyment and engagement.

    L.A. Noire

    L.A. Noire is ambitious and meticulous, but falls short in terms of enjoyment and engagement.

    I know people are already preparing their flamethrowers in response to the above score, so let me say up front that this was a very painful score to give. I really, really wanted to love L.A. Noire. The extent to which i... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10
    Portal 2 is the single greatest video game I've ever played.

    Portal 2

    Portal 2 is the single greatest video game I've ever played.

    (WARNING: Spoilers for the original Portal follow. Stop reading if you haven't played the original Portal and don't want it spoiled.) I think, in order to give context for what I'm about to say, I should first give a... Read Full Review

    13 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Okamiden is bit too much like its predecessor, but it provides good fun and cuteness galore.

    Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou

    Okamiden is bit too much like its predecessor, but it provides good fun and cuteness galore.

    Perhaps it might be time to rename Nippon the Land of the Setting Sun - only nine months after all the lands were plunged into darkness by the forces of evil, the evil forces are at work once again. Amaterasu vanquished... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Dead Space 2

  • Review Score:8
    Dead Space 2 is a good game, but it takes no risks and isn't that interesting after a while.

    Dead Space 2

    Dead Space 2 is a good game, but it takes no risks and isn't that interesting after a while.

    DISCLAIMER: This review is solely concerned with the single player mode in Dead Space 2. As I was completely uninterested in the multiplayer in Dead Space 2, I did not play it prior to writing this review, and it was not... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

  • Review Score:10
    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is one of the finest pieces of gaming that has ever been created.

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is one of the finest pieces of gaming that has ever been created.

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective has one of the dumbest titles for a video game in a long time. OK, that's about all the bad I had to say about it. So let's talk about it. The primary premise of Ghost Trick: Phantom... Read Full Review

    14 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Epic Mickey is a flawed love letter from Disney that is sufficiently brilliant that its shortcomings don't matter much.

    Disney Epic Mickey

    Epic Mickey is a flawed love letter from Disney that is sufficiently brilliant that its shortcomings don't matter much.

    Let's get this out of the way right off the bat: there is plenty not to like in Epic Mickey. Its camera is almost entirely manual, and takes a while to get used to. The combat can be pretty awkward sometimes. The side... Read Full Review

    8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure is a pleasant romp for Pokemon fans.

    PokePark Wii: Pikachu no Daibouken

    PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure is a pleasant romp for Pokemon fans.

    Tycho from Penny Arcade once described Bookworm Adventures as a game that was pointless to review: one is either going to like it or not, and one is probably going to know which camp they belong to even before reading an... Read Full Review

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

    PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

  • Rating:9

    Sonic Colors

  • Review Score:9
    Sonic's back with flying Colors.

    Sonic Colours

    Sonic's back with flying Colors.

    "Okay, seriously, we need to find Eggman and figure out how catching these aliens fits into whatever heinous plan he's hatching." "And wreck that plan, right?" "Yeah, that's pretty much how we spend our time." S... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon has its share of faults, but they are far eclipsed by what it does right.

    Fragile: Sayonara Tsuki no Haikyo

    Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon has its share of faults, but they are far eclipsed by what it does right.

    Let's get this out of the way before this review continues any further - Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is not a game that will be enjoyed by everyone. It is a game with few direct comparable analogues, alth... Read Full Review

    14 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

  • Review Score:9
    Explorers of Sky is the definitive Pokemon Mystery Dungeon experience.

    Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Sora no Tankentai

    Explorers of Sky is the definitive Pokemon Mystery Dungeon experience.

    I'm going to make a few admissions right off the bat. I love Pokemon, and I love dungeon crawlers. I additionally believe that any attempt to write an unbiased and objective review is ultimately futile, so I'll not att... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    The World Ends with You

  • Review Score:10
    The World Ends With You is nothing short of a pinnacle of its genre.

    Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's A Wonderful World

    The World Ends With You is nothing short of a pinnacle of its genre.

    Every now and then a game comes along that profoundly touches me in a way that really can't be explained adequately in words, and The World Ends With You is the latest to have done so. This is not the first time that su... Read Full Review

    14 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Sonic Unleashed for the Wii trips over its lack of direction, but makes up for it in its overall satisfying gameplay.

    Sonic Unleashed

    Sonic Unleashed for the Wii trips over its lack of direction, but makes up for it in its overall satisfying gameplay.

    When Sonic Unleashed was first announced, there was the inevitable hope that this game would finally herald in Sonic's return to form of the lost days of the Sega Genesis. Thus, it's probably a good place to begin this ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is easily one of the best reasons to buy a Wii.

    Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure

    Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is easily one of the best reasons to buy a Wii.

    Every so often, a game comes from the darkness of obscurity into the light of greatness out of absolutely nowhere and rises to the status of "sleeper hit". Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is most certainly one... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

  • Review Score:7.5
    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood is not quite Sonic's answer to Super Mario RPG, but it's by no means bad.

    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood is not quite Sonic's answer to Super Mario RPG, but it's by no means bad.

    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood was an odd game right from the start: an RPG, starring Sonic the Hedgehog, developed by the venerable Bioware. It's not what one would call the typical format in which one would ex... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10
    Perfect 10s do not come easily from me, but Mass Effect is easily one of the greatest games ever created.

    Mass Effect

    Perfect 10s do not come easily from me, but Mass Effect is easily one of the greatest games ever created.

    This review will start off with the big stuff. Mass Effect is the greatest game of 2007, GameSpot nitpicking be damned. There are few games in existence that excel in absolutely everything they do, where everything the... Read Full Review

    30 of 39 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Sappy, sweet, and smile-inducing, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams is a perfect game to warm up the winter holidays.

    NiGHTS: Hoshi Furu Yoru no Monogatari

    Sappy, sweet, and smile-inducing, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams is a perfect game to warm up the winter holidays.

    Games that center themselves around blood, violence, and death are not exactly what one would call uncommon. In the modern world of video gaming, games such as these are at least the majority of games produced, if not m... Read Full Review

    12 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

  • Review Score:9.5
    An extraordinary achievement, Metroid Prime 3 is your new reason to own a Wii.

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    An extraordinary achievement, Metroid Prime 3 is your new reason to own a Wii.

    Retro Studios had a tremendous weight on their shoulders when they went to develop Metroid Prime 3. Not only was it the conclusion to the hugely critically acclaimed Metroid Prime trilogy, it was also arriving in the wa... Read Full Review

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

    Mega Man Star Force: Dragon

  • Review Score:8
    Mega Man Star Force plays it safe and doesn't toy with the Battle Network formula much, but it's still a great game.

    Ryuusei no RockMan: Dragon

    Mega Man Star Force plays it safe and doesn't toy with the Battle Network formula much, but it's still a great game.

    I'll open this review by saying that Mega Man Star Force is a lot like Mega Man Battle Network. If you liked Battle Network and want more, Mega Man Star Force is the game for you. If you didn't like Battle Network, you... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A truly engrossing and fascinating story told with style, but the gameplay is not what it could have been.

    BioShock

    A truly engrossing and fascinating story told with style, but the gameplay is not what it could have been.

    I'm probably going to get crucified for not giving this game above a 9.0, but nonetheless, I feel compelled to be completely honest about this game. It's great - very great, even - but I still can't help but put down in... Read Full Review

    15 of 20 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    BioShock

  • Rating:4.6

    Wii Play

  • Review Score:4.6
    Works as an introduction to the Wii Remote, but that's as far as it goes.

    Hajimete no Wii (w/Remote)

    Works as an introduction to the Wii Remote, but that's as far as it goes.

    Let's get this out of the way right now. This game is not worth $50. If you do not need an extra Wii Remote, do not buy this game. Let's be clear. This game hardly even puts up the pretense of being an actual game.... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2
    Pricey any way you cut it, but great nonetheless.

    Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s

    Pricey any way you cut it, but great nonetheless.

    As the setlist came out song by song for this game, many people became progressively more disappointed. There weren't really many huge names on the list, which perplexed many, including yours truly to some extent. For ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.2

    SimCity

  • Review Score:9.2
    This is where it all started, and it's still great after all these years.

    SimCity

    This is where it all started, and it's still great after all these years.

    The SimCity series has come a long way over the years. SimCity 4, the latest in the series, bears only a passing resemblance to the original. But the original is still just as great in its own respect. The SimCity s... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Star Fox 64

  • Review Score:9
    Just as good as when it was first released.

    Star Fox 64

    Just as good as when it was first released.

    Star Fox 64 was first released in 1997. The relatively primitive graphics are a testament to that fact. But ten years later, the game is just as great as it was when it was first released. The general premise of the... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2
    A quirky and often downright weird game that somehow is nonetheless captivating and endearing.

    Elite Beat Agents

    A quirky and often downright weird game that somehow is nonetheless captivating and endearing.

    I'll admit it: until about a month ago, I never even knew that this game existed. But when I saw gameplay footage of it, I knew right there and then that I had to have it. I was not disappointed. The general premise... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4
    An interesting new take on the Paper Mario universe.

    Super Paper Mario

    An interesting new take on the Paper Mario universe.

    Let's get this out of the way right now: if you're expecting Paper Mario and Thousand Year Door all over again, this game isn't for you. It's has "Paper Mario" in the title, but it retains only the barest esse... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A solid addition to anyone's Sonic or Wii collection.

    Sonic and the Secret Rings

    A solid addition to anyone's Sonic or Wii collection.

    Ah, now this is the sort of thing the Wii was made for. The gameplay in Sonic and the Secret Rings is very hard to pin down as one specific "type" of gameplay that gamers are accustomed to, and that's not a ba... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful