User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.47/10

Total of 36 user reviews spread across 36 releases

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  • User Rating 5
    Visually pleasing remake with some unfortunate platforming problems.

    BurgerTime: World Tour

    Rated on January 28, 2012 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Great core concept marred by significant flaws

    Dungeon Defenders

    Rated on December 13, 2011 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Competent action/RPG with some minor hiccups is a still enjoyable, if not pricey good time.

    Torchlight

    Rated on March 19, 2011 by Gamakarmica

    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 ...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    It's a 3-Way...An All Tolkien 3-Way!

    Trine

    Rated on March 17, 2011 by Gamakarmica

    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 ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    ...is that it?

    Yuusha 30

    Rated on March 17, 2011 by Gamakarmica

    ...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...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A solid third chapter in the perennial cross-over series.

    Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

    Rated on March 11, 2011 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    For twice the amount of Bejeweled 2, you get half of a game with some thrown together features.

    Bejeweled Blitz Live

    Rated on February 28, 2011 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Light on platforming, heavy on puzzle. The charms of Raskulls far outweigh its flaws.

    Raskulls

    Rated on January 28, 2011 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Dissidia's simple battle system, but complexity outside of the battles make an incredibly engaging fighter.

    Dissidia: Final Fantasy

    Rated on September 18, 2009 by Gamakarmica

    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 ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    The multiple E3 Award Winner draws its line of inspiration...but falls slightly off the page

    Scribblenauts

    Rated on September 18, 2009 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Without the MotionPlus it's passable; With: It's quite possibly the best Golf Game made in the last decade.

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

    Rated on June 23, 2009 by Gamakarmica

    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 ...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Sucker Punch's superhuman sandbox game gives plenty of platforming thrills....but the rest left more to be desired.

    inFamous

    Rated on June 09, 2009 by Gamakarmica

    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 ...

    4 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Simply intense single player with a tried and true COD4 multiplayer creates a solid FPS experience.

    Call of Duty: World at War

    Rated on January 22, 2009 by Gamakarmica

    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 ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    An inventive blend of RTS and castle defense is marred with a sloppy, unresponsive control scheme.

    Lock's Quest

    Rated on October 10, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Watercolor shrubery and punishing gameplay infuse into a palette of gaming nirvana or puzzling excess of art malaise.

    PixelJunk Eden

    Rated on August 05, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Replayability is not the problem with Blast Works: it's the shaky feeling of being incomplete.

    Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy

    Rated on June 23, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    3 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This year's best retro remake comes coupled with crisp graphics, fun variants of the gameplay and a satisfying challenge

    Space Invaders Extreme

    Rated on June 22, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    An interesting premise falls behind with some questionable design choices and a system that breaks its own rules

    echochrome

    Rated on June 13, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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 ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    For 800 pts, you can play a game that is what the StarFox franchise should be right now.

    Aces of the Galaxy

    Rated on June 09, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    TWEWY creates a unique diversion of dungeon hacks...and might just be the best since DIablo II.

    Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's a Wonderful World

    Rated on May 24, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Improvements to passing and atmosphere adds to the excellent in-game engine to create an intense soccer sim.

    UEFA EURO 2008: Austria-Switzerland

    Rated on May 23, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Parts Jenga and The Incredible Machine, Boom Blox's simple concept transcends itself with an incredible physics engine.

    Boom Blox

    Rated on May 12, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Roguelike for beginners: A charming and accessible version of one of the most brutal RPG genres out there.

    Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Toki no Tankentai

    Rated on April 30, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Warioware Micromini-Games - Nintendo + Less Than Responsive Control = Rocky and Bullwinkle

    Rocky and Bullwinkle

    Rated on April 16, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Odd strengths and weaknesses limit an otherwise beautiful looking Gears of War clone.

    Dark Sector

    Rated on April 03, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Punishing difficulty and undeniable old school charm help fuel what is possibly one of the best Roguelikes ever made.

    Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren DS

    Rated on April 03, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    It's Mr. Driller...honestly, you already know if you are buying it or not.

    Mr. Driller Online

    Rated on April 03, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    An odd mash-up of two wildly different genres balance each other out to make an ingenious, original game.

    Patapon

    Rated on April 01, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Not as groundbreaking as Melee, but refines the formula even furhter as a fan service and a fighter.

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Rated on March 23, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Fans or not...this is a difficult game. However, this should have been on a console, not PSP.

    Wipeout Pulse

    Rated on March 16, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    It's the best Turok in the series...not that it says much.

    Turok

    Rated on March 16, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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 ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Panel de Pon fans will certainly enjoy this variant of the classic game.

    Poker Smash

    Rated on March 16, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Pure old-school platforming/puzzle based gameplay charms as the center of this pixelated, simplistic looking game.

    N+

    Rated on March 16, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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 ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    It's Advance Wars on an HD screen. Take it or leave it.

    Commanders: Attack of the Genos

    Rated on March 16, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Old school difficulty plus modern day violence equals a game that requires skill, aim and speed. For perfectionists...

    The Club

    Rated on March 16, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    All offense coupled with poor AI but great controls equals a fun multiplayer game, but lacks the depth of NBA Street.

    FIFA Street 3

    Rated on March 12, 2008 by Gamakarmica

    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 ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.