Total of 36 user reviews spread across 36 releases
BurgerTime: World Tour
Visually pleasing remake with some unfortunate platforming problems.
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 PS...
Great core concept marred by significant flaws
[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 stra...
Competent action/RPG with some minor hiccups is a still enjoyable, if not pricey good time.
[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 ...
It's a 3-Way...An All Tolkien 3-Way!
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 ...
...is that it?
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 ha...
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
A solid third chapter in the perennial cross-over series.
[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 Fi...
Bejeweled Blitz Live
For twice the amount of Bejeweled 2, you get half of a game with some thrown together features.
[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 i...
Light on platforming, heavy on puzzle. The charms of Raskulls far outweigh its flaws.
[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 revi...
Dissidia: Final Fantasy
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 ...
The multiple E3 Award Winner draws its line of inspiration...but falls slightly off the page
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...
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
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 ...
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 ...
Call of Duty: World at War
Simply intense single player with a tried and true COD4 multiplayer creates a solid FPS experience.
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 ...
An inventive blend of RTS and castle defense is marred with a sloppy, unresponsive control scheme.
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...
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 Pixeljun...
Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy
Replayability is not the problem with Blast Works: it's the shaky feeling of being incomplete.
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 cr...
Space Invaders Extreme
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 bes...
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 ...
Aces of the Galaxy
For 800 pts, you can play a game that is what the StarFox franchise should be right now.
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 tradi...
Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's a Wonderful World
TWEWY creates a unique diversion of dungeon hacks...and might just be the best since DIablo II.
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. H...
UEFA EURO 2008: Austria-Switzerland
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 f...
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 o...
Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Toki no Tankentai
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...
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Warioware Micromini-Games - Nintendo + Less Than Responsive Control = Rocky and Bullwinkle
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, i...
Odd strengths and weaknesses limit an otherwise beautiful looking Gears of War clone.
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...
Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren DS
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 masochist...
Mr. Driller Online
It's Mr. Driller...honestly, you already know if you are buying it or not.
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 t...
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, Patapo...
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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 int...
Fans or not...this is a difficult game. However, this should have been on a console, not PSP.
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...
It's the best Turok in the series...not that it says much.
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 ...
Panel de Pon fans will certainly enjoy this variant of the classic game.
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...
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 ...
Commanders: Attack of the Genos
It's Advance Wars on an HD screen. Take it or leave it.
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 Advanc...
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...
FIFA Street 3
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 ...