User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 354 user ratings spread across 354 releases
Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy
Deus Ex: Invisible War
Devil May Cry
Several problems keep Assassin's Creed III from reaching its full potential, but it's still worth playing.
The previous installments of the Assassin's Creed franchise sent us into the lives of Desmond Miles' ancestors Altaïr and Ezio. While Desmond battled Abstergo Industries in a modern, quasi sci-fi environment, the majorit... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
There are a few tweaks to the single player, but otherwise this is the same Call of Duty that has polarized gamers.
Call of Duty has become one of the most polarizing franchises in gaming. The competitive multiplayer system that took the world by storm in Modern Warfare has remained largely the same over the last half decade despite e... Read Full Review0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
When developing Ravaged, 2 Dawn Games promised to make fun the top priority, a feat they claimed would be more easily accomplished without publishers forcing restrictions on their every decision. Of course, choosing to c... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
With its senseless puzzles, nasty bugs, and unresponsive controls, Anna is nothing short of an unmitigated disaster.
The opening moment of Anna, a point-and-click horror by Italian developers Dreampainters, displays to us an ideal setting for a local folklore tale. There is only the briefest of introductions before you take control of ... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
The combat and RPG elements are incredible, but glitches, constant loading times, and almost nonexistent puzzles hurt.
Never played the original Darksiders and wondering what all the fuss is about? All you need to do is imagine a blending of The Legend of Zelda and God of War. Developer Vigil Games openly borrows from these franchises, a... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
The Last Story
The Last Story's excellent combat system is just enough to make it one of the better JRPGs in recent years.
What makes a good story? It's the ubiquitous question in the minds of Role-Playing Game developers, and was certainly forefront in the mind of legendary Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi as he created his derivat... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
The power of modern technology is wonderful. It allows for such gameplay and graphical advancements that developers of older games could only dream of. But in reality, it seems as if the "gameplay" side of said advance... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
A deep, addicting multiplayer along with a compelling campaign turns the series back in the right direction.
The move from WWII to modern warfare was excellent, and the series has returned to the right path. The campaign is intense and satisfying, compelling the player to continue to the end. The action simply feels realistic... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Mass Effect 2 is an entirely improved sequel, including better characters and atmosphere than the original.
t had been nearly two years since the release of the original Mass Effect to a very positive critical reception, by the time of Mass Effect 2's release. While not perfect, the original Mass Effect displayed an aura of a... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Mass Effect 2
Forza Motorsport 3, revitalizing my love for racing games. Even after my long absence from the genre (other than some good races with friends every once in a while), the qualities present in this Forza were immediately ... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
While not nearly as magnificent as its predecessor, Okamiden is still a poignant and often entertaining adventure.
September of 2006 saw the release of the original Okami on the PS2. Originally appearing to be a Zelda clone with a stunning visual design and little appeal to mainstream gamers, Okami sold little despite an overwhelmin... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Skyward Sword carries new strengths and new flaws, but it ultimately sends the Wii off on a positive note.
Apprehension filled me as I pulled out the disk and inserted Skyward Sword for the first time. It's not that I was scared to play the next saga in this great series, but that, like Twilight Princess, it wouldn't complet... Read Full Review0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
At first glance, Dragon Age: Origins is every fantasy lover's dream. Massive armies, epic battles, a variety of races, huge cities, legendary swords, magic, and dragons. It passes the eye exam with flying colors and ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)
The SRPG genre is one that isn't known to many Western gamers, and games like Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together show exactly why this is such a shame. The PSP version of Tactics Ogre is a remake from the ground up of ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
God of War 1 and 2 on the PS2 were excellent action titles for the system. As Kratos, a badass demigod, you blasted your way through scores of mythical beasts on an awesome adventure in Greek mythology. Both were fanta... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Seemingly Ubisoft's most heavily worked-on title, Assassin's Creed garnered a massive amount of hype. In a gen where good action/adventure titles are few and far between, Assassin's Creed was supposed to be the savior o... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Fallout: New Vegas (Collector's Edition)
New Vegas takes some big steps forward, and then some steps back, but it's certainly worthwhile for RPG fans.
Fallout 3 released to universal acclaim in 2008 and is quite easily one of my favorite games of this generation. But the revelation that New Vegas would release slightly less than two years after Fallout 3's grand entra... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
First of all, I'm a longtime Zelda fan (beaten every single one), and I was glad to get my hands on a copy of this gem. It might have its minor issues, but not even the biggest of fanboys will be disappointed. The game... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
While some gameplay revisions move the series backwards, many new aspects of Spirit Tracks are a breath of fresh air.
Another year, another game for the critically acclaimed Zelda series. Building upon the fresh mechanics used in the Wind Waker sequel Phantom Hourglass, Nintendo makes some tweaks for the newest installment in the highl... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
The STALKER series has, for the most part, lingered outside the gaze of most gamers this generation. This is quite the unfortunate fact, because, since the release of Shadow of Chernobyl in 2007, STALKER has been one of... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
After the release of the dismal original Assassin's Creed, this series really capitalized on all the endless potential and released a spectacular sequel in Assassin's Creed II. But it was disheartening to learn that Ubi... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Reach is the latest great entry in the Halo franchise, with all that fans would expect plus some additions.
After the first three entries in the series, Halo has taken a little detour with the releases of ODST and Reach. You can bank on the franchise returning with a full sequel in the future, but for now, this is what they'r... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful