User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 36 user reviews spread across 36 releases
The (tired?) trend of arcade classic reimaginings are growing strong with yet another classic franchise being resurrected for HD consoles. Monkey Paw Games, a studio well known for its emulation of PSOne Japanese Games, ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
[If aging has done one thing for this reviewer, it's to have a fondness of strategy games and tower defense games. This reviewer loves the standard SRPG's that are released and has a fondness for strategy games. Tower de... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
[With some of his favorite games being Champions of Norrath, Borderlands and Diablo II, you can tell that this writer has a bit of a loot whore in him. Games that have constant, consistent rewards as you go through keeps... Read Full Review0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
It becomes readily apparent to most that I am a lover of the platforming genre. Some of my personal favorites over the past few years have skewed to that genre, particularly Ratchet and Clank and New Super Mario Bros.. T... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Whether you want to say that the PSP has had a comeback year depends on one question: Do you like quirky games with irreverant old school charm (or gameplay)? If so, then the PSP has been your safe haven. This trend cont... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
[While admittingly not the best in fighting games, this reviewer can definitely hold his own in a 2D based fighting game. Some of his favorite fighting games have been games like Soul Blade, Street Fighter II, Virtua Fig... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
[This reviewer uses puzzle games as a 30 second - 1 minute time waster then a full fledged gaming experience. Notably, this reviewer plays more puzzle games on a portable device, such as Drop7 on an iPod Touch or Puzzle ... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
[This reviewer is known for his affinity for platforming games, specifically of the 2D kind. He appreciates a simple platformer, but appreciates twists in the genre as well. Puzzle games for this review are meant to be p... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Dissidia's simple battle system, but complexity outside of the battles make an incredibly engaging fighter.
When it comes to fighting games without 3rd party fighting sticks, most gamers have an affinity for preferring the Playstation controllers for their sizable, easy to use D-Pads and their form fitting controllers. This ma... Read Full Review1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
It seems like unique concepts and exciting new properties have been appearing on the Nintendo DS more than any other system this generation. Electroplankton, Nintendogs, Kirby: Canvas Curse and others have given the DS a... Read Full Review4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Without the MotionPlus it's passable; With: It's quite possibly the best Golf Game made in the last decade.
Simulation sports on the Wii has had a rough go in the past couple of years. With most winding up being little more than waggling PS2 ports (with the exception of MLB Power Pros), the Wii hasn't been able to capitalize o... Read Full Review7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
Sucker Punch's superhuman sandbox game gives plenty of platforming thrills....but the rest left more to be desired.
inFamous is a weird conglomoration of genres that are on two opposite spectrums with me: 3D platformers, of which I have a deep love and affection with; and open world games, of which I like very few of. Still, inFamo... Read Full Review4 of 11 users found the following review helpful
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was considered an instant classic to many who love FPS. World at War, the WWII FPS made with the COD4 engine, creates one of the most visceral experiences of a FPS WWII game. The single ... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Lock's Quest seems like a perfect fit for the DS. Take a lite-RTS style game where you control one character. However, this character can not only fight enemies on screen with a simple tap. He can also, before a matc... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Watercolor shrubery and punishing gameplay infuse into a palette of gaming nirvana or puzzling excess of art malaise.
Pixeljunk is becoming a brand-name akin to Ratchet and Clank and Jak for the Sony platforms: It's becoming a name that symbolizes quality. This continues with the irreverant and beautiful Pixeljunk Eden. The game is ... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Blast Works, like many games coming out this year, seems to represent a new niche of games that seems to be growing with the times: the community based game. Blast Works is a game that lets you create your 2D rail sh... Read Full Review3 of 9 users found the following review helpful
This year's best retro remake comes coupled with crisp graphics, fun variants of the gameplay and a satisfying challenge
Many new concepts this generation have taken sway. One of them have been retro remakes: taking games from yesteryear and updating them for today, only in their classic forms. Last year, one of the best games of the year ... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
An interesting premise falls behind with some questionable design choices and a system that breaks its own rules
When previewed at GDC, echochrome gained a lot of attention with not only its simplistic style but it's hard to explain puzzle based gameplay. Although some puzzles are brilliant in execution and the concept is very inte... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Downloadable games from Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and WiiWare tend to not have much of a middle ground when it comes to quality. Either the game will severely cut your time with more traditional disc games (G... Read Full Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
It's rare when a game inadvertenly takes a proven game type and completely re-invents it. The World Ends With You is labeled, discussed and completely been advertised as an RPG with action elements. However, peel off the... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Improvements to passing and atmosphere adds to the excellent in-game engine to create an intense soccer sim.
Those of you who label this FIFA SOCCER 08.5 aren't exactly wrong. However, the improvements this game makes on that excellent engine makes the game not only improved, it also makes the games itself feel a lot different ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Parts Jenga and The Incredible Machine, Boom Blox's simple concept transcends itself with an incredible physics engine.
The mark of a good game is simple: It's fun. The mark of a great one, however, is one that not only is fun, but uses its engine and its concept in unique and original ways. Boom Blox is a concept of a good game: Gamep... Read Full Review5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Roguelike for beginners: A charming and accessible version of one of the most brutal RPG genres out there.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon is a complete anomoly, like the original Pokemon games. Pokemon takes one of the most hardcore games, the Mystery Dungeon games, and morphs it with its complexity and attention to detail into a hi... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
If you like mini-game collection games, by numbers Rocky and Bullwinkle have the best collection. Each mode comprises of different types of fun game types that last in bite size portions. Of course, if you've played Wari... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Dark Sector is an odd beast. The game allows you to use a "glaive", which is a three bladed boomerang used to slice enemies. This "stop and pop" game, akin to Gears of War, has all those requisite strengths of Gears ... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Punishing difficulty and undeniable old school charm help fuel what is possibly one of the best Roguelikes ever made.
Odds are if you clicked on this review, you are: 1. A gamer who likes Rogue-likes 2. A gamer who imported Super Famicom games in the past 3. A gamer who likes there games on the side of masochistic 4. A gamer who i... Read Full Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Getting Mr. Driller Online is based solely on the fact that you have liked previous Mr. Driller games. If you have, get it for the standard single-player but let it be known that you will be playing the same game that ha... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
An odd mash-up of two wildly different genres balance each other out to make an ingenious, original game.
Finally, there's the rhythmic budget title for the PSP that has been getting a lot of positive feedback from the gaming press: Patapon. Since demos and test copies were distributed in December, Patapon has received every... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Not as groundbreaking as Melee, but refines the formula even furhter as a fan service and a fighter.
After months of hype, in-depth interviews and exhausting coverage from all websites and Nintendo's own Smashbrosdojo, the game finally has arrived in the US. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the 3rd entry into the fan favorite s... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Wipeout has been synomonous with a few things: The Playstation, techno music and futuristic racing. Ever since the first game came out on the PS1, Wipeout has been looked upon as one of the forefronts in arcade-style rac... Read Full Review1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was one of the most overrated games ever made. There, I've said it. I never got the popularity of Turok on the N64. The controls and game mechanics were clunky at best, with some of the worst pl... Read Full Review1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Panel de Pon lovers will instantly recognize Poker Smash: it is essentially a modded version of the tried and true puzzle game. The main difference, it being the Poker aesthetic created throughout the game. Colors aren't... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Pure old-school platforming/puzzle based gameplay charms as the center of this pixelated, simplistic looking game.
Another game that oozes with old-school charm is the recent XBLA release of N+. The game is very simplistic in nature: have your sprite ninja turn on the switch to open the door that leads you to the next level. Of cours... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Now here's a genre that isn't well represented on consoles these days: military strategy games. Currently having a foothold on portable systems (namely Advance Wars), Commanders does everything Advance Wars does on porta... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Old school difficulty plus modern day violence equals a game that requires skill, aim and speed. For perfectionists...
When it comes to something that can be played in quick 5-minute bursts, developer Bizarre Creations definitely knows how to perfect the art. Second to only Nintendo and the Mario series, Bizarre makes great games that ca... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
All offense coupled with poor AI but great controls equals a fun multiplayer game, but lacks the depth of NBA Street.
First off, I love a good soccer game. There is no sport known to man that gives the greatest sense of physical and strategic prowess that a good game of soccer (or futbol) brings. Winning Eleven used to be the prime plac... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful