User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.22/10

Total of 114 user reviews spread across 114 releases

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  5. 6
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  • User Rating:8
    Not a Homerun, But It's a Solid Tripleplay

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

    Not a Homerun, But It's a Solid Tripleplay

    Well, after over 60 hours of play, I’m gonna take a short break to weigh in on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (MH3U). I say “a short break” because I’m not done with the game, probably not by a long s... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A Mini Matsuno Masterpiece

    Crimson Shroud

    A Mini Matsuno Masterpiece

    Missed the first sale on this game, and kicked myself for doing so. But this latest opportunity to check out Crimson Shroud wasn’t gonna pass me by. Yatsumi Matsuno, Alexander O. Smith…this was not one to m... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Boobs, Butts and Beyond

    Senran Kagura Burst

    Boobs, Butts and Beyond

    You came for the boobs, but will you stay for the beatdown? In short, maybe. I don’t recommend picking this game up solely for its value as a side-scrolling beat’em-up. The mechanics are solid, the animation... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Best of Both Worlds

    Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

    Best of Both Worlds

    Two Etrian Odyssey installments in one year. Wow… For a series that is undoubtedly niche, fans certainly aren’t being ignored. And it’s a most welcome addition, no doubt. Though reviewers seem to be d... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Surviving the End of the Nintendo DS

    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked

    Surviving the End of the Nintendo DS

    I made two separate attempts (spaced apart by a good length of time) to finish Devil Survivor on DS, but I just wasn't feeling it either time. If I recall correctly, it released during an explosion of other interesting g... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    It's not easy being human...

    Shin Megami Tensei IV

    It's not easy being human...

    Survival-horror-JRPG-old-school-pen-and-paper-style-background-random-number-generating-mechanics-free-roaming adventure. If I were to describe Shin Megami Tensei IV (SMTIV) in a single sentence, that's perhaps as good a... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    This ain't Persona – deal with it!<br />

    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Soul Hackers

    This ain't Persona – deal with it!<br />

    The review title is just a slight jab at the folks unable to appreciate anything in the Shin Megami Tensei (SMT) series that isn't Persona. Don't get me wrong, I love Persona 3 & 4, but this ain't like those games. Soul ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Future's Past

    Fire Emblem: Kakusei

    Future's Past

    Over 100 hours later, I'm ready to weigh in on Fire Emblem: Awakening. For full disclosure, I've been a moderate fan of the series up until now. In that I mean, I've only played three other FE games before this one. With... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Dead On

    The Walking Dead: Assault

    Dead On

    The Telltale Walking Dead games have been a wonderful addition to the franchise, but one thing they've been missing are the main characters from the comics/show we have grown so attached to. Walking Dead Assault is defin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    A Fun Train Wreck of a Game

    Resident Evil 6

    A Fun Train Wreck of a Game

    Man, did this game turn out a whole lot differently than I (and many like me) thought it would. When the first trailers hit earlier this year, the appearance of Leon and the darker tone promised a return to the Resident ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Short But Sweet

    Mighty Switch Force!

    Short But Sweet

    Been waiting for this game for a while now. Not only has the 3DS been in dire need of actual downloadable 3D games here in the States, this was something from WayForward's flagship Mighty series. Hot anime chicks, great ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A Complete and Compelling Adventure

    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

    A Complete and Compelling Adventure

    Where to begin with this game? It's a fairly old tale for video games at this point, and I did initially give it a whirl on PSP, but the slowdown inherent in that version was a turn-off. Of course, after falling in love ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The Best iOS Has to Offer

    Waking Mars

    The Best iOS Has to Offer

    Waited for the sale before jumping onto this one, but I had my eye on it since it was first announced. I knew the game would be interesting, but man, I wasn't expecting to be quite this impressed. In many ways, Waking... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Evil Takes Up Residency on 3DS

    Resident Evil: Revelations

    Evil Takes Up Residency on 3DS

    Just put the finishing touches on my first playthrough and I'm now well into my NG+ for the no-herb run. That right there should offer a clear indication of just how much I enjoyed the game, but let me detail exactly why... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Lolitas in Bullet Hell

    Deathsmiles

    Lolitas in Bullet Hell

    I should be writing a review for work right now, but instead I'm writing about Deathsmiles. Sometimes a game will do that to you. It's not that Deathsmiles does all that much particularly new or innovative, but a near-pe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Awesome Until They Do the Bait and Switch on You

    Contract Killer: Zombies

    Awesome Until They Do the Bait and Switch on You

    Just to be clear, I think CK Zombies is an awesome app really well suited for iOS. I was having a fantastic time with the game, but then you get to a point where the difficulty literally becomes impossible and the only w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    To Infinity and Beyond

    Infinity Blade

    To Infinity and Beyond

    I took advantage of the holiday sales and picked up Infinity Blade. I just recently got my own iPhone, but I had seen and heard of the game beforehand. Without a doubt, it was a technical marvel. Of course, it's less imp... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    So That Fans May Be Mended

    Dark Souls

    So That Fans May Be Mended

    Were I not writing this review, I'd probably be playing Dark Souls. I'm a veteran of Demon's Souls, with something like over 300 hours of time invested, and I was so anxious for the next game before From Software even ad... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Broken But Not Beaten

    Itsuwari no Rinbukyoku

    Broken But Not Beaten

    Let me start off by saying, I really love this game. Unfortunately, I've also been greatly frustrated by Rondo of Swords. It has some absolutely excellent gameplay ideas, but it's the little things that keep it from hold... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Kirby, Kirby, Kirby Doo Wah!

    Atsumete! Kirby

    Kirby, Kirby, Kirby Doo Wah!

    If you've checked out screens and/or video of the game already, you've probably come to the conclusion that Mass Attack is Kirby meets Pikmin. You'd pretty much be right in your assumption. It's less exploration-RTS than... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    History Will Remember Star Fox 64 More Kindly Than the Present

    Star Fox 64 3D

    History Will Remember Star Fox 64 More Kindly Than the Present

    Stay your finger on that thumbs-down button – please. At least afford me the time to explain my score. For starters, I was really, really looking forward to the 3DS version of this game. When the first games were shown o... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A Must-Buy Virtual Console Title

    Donkey Kong

    A Must-Buy Virtual Console Title

    Right now the 3DS is a system of "take what you can get" when it comes to games, so many of us are turning to DSiWare, older DS games, and even the slim pickings of the 3DS Virtual Console. I missed the original Gameboy…... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Worthwhile at a Bargain Price

    Steel Diver

    Worthwhile at a Bargain Price

    I kind of rank Steel Diver alongside Pilot Wings Resort as being one of those 3DS games I was curious to check out though not terribly excited for. It looked decent. I'm glad I finally rented it from Gamefly, but I'm equ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Sometimes it's Fun to Get Ripped Off

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

    Sometimes it's Fun to Get Ripped Off

    Obviously, many players and critics have balked at the idea that the "mini-game" portion of the last couple of main Resident Evil (RE) adventures was going to be sold – at full price – as a standalone product. To be clea... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A Decent Niche Puzzle Game

    Art Style: BOXLIFE

    A Decent Niche Puzzle Game

    In all honesty, I was on the fence about this one. I'm not the biggest fan of puzzle games. I enjoy match-three games, Picross, and Layton in small doses, but I'm more of an action kinda guy. That being said, there was s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Over 40 Hours In and I Haven't Finished the Third Chapter Yet

    Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa

    Over 40 Hours In and I Haven't Finished the Third Chapter Yet

    So, by the title alone you can obviously infer I've gotten ample playtime out of Tactics Ogre. Though I didn't play the original version of the game, I love the Final Fantasy Tactics series and games like it. So, I just ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A Strong But Flawed Launch Release

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars

    A Strong But Flawed Launch Release

    I tried to like this game; I really did. To be fair, Shadow Wars has a lot going for it, and I plan on discussing that. But there are frustrations in this game that manage to sour the experience as a whole, and all I can... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Prelude of Light

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

    Prelude of Light

    You're wondering, "Is it true? Is this really the greatest game ever made?" You've read all the hype, and now you want to know if this classic is truly worth revisiting, or if nostalgia has overwhelmed a generation of ga... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    May Be the Best Two Bucks You Spend on a Game

    Aura-Aura Climber

    May Be the Best Two Bucks You Spend on a Game

    Like a lot of folks, when the eShop hit the 3DS I wanted to sample some of the DSiWare I'd missed. After asking around, Aura-Aura Climber kept getting thrown out there, and for $2 (and published by Nintendo) I felt it de... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    One of the Best Tower Defense Experiences Around

    Starship Patrol

    One of the Best Tower Defense Experiences Around

    When eShop hit earlier this month, I admit, Starship Defense wasn't one of the first titles I picked up. I initially tried out a couple of cheapo games, and then after getting my feet wet with the online store, I picked ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Hello, It's Free

    3D Classics: Excitebike

    Hello, It's Free

    I got a chuckle seeing 6s from other users for this game. It's free, come on! Nevertheless, I would pay for Excitebike 3DS. I probably wouldn't pay what I'm guessing Nintendo will be asking for it a month from now, but i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A Fun Diversion

    Army Defender

    A Fun Diversion

    Army Defender is, I suppose, one variation of tower defense. It plays similar to Defend Your Castle (WiiWare), in that you're manning just a single post, staving off a constant, timed wave of enemy troops. Everything fro... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Don't Let This One Escape You

    Escapee GO!

    Don't Let This One Escape You

    I skipped DSi (for no other reason than I simply couldn't afford one), so when the eShop launched this past week, there were a lot of games on DSiWare I wanted to try. Most of the ones I had been looking forward to, howe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    An Excellent Launch Title for Fans of Musou Games

    Samurai Warriors Chronicles

    An Excellent Launch Title for Fans of Musou Games

    So, after nearly 30 hours of play, I feel ready to weigh in on Samurai Warriors Chronicles (SWC). If you're a hater of the series or someone who buys into any 'ole review, prepare yourself for praise. I'm not a fanboy of... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Heavy as a Feather

    Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono

    Heavy as a Feather

    It should be noted I made three separate attempts to get into Covenant of the Plume. It wasn't the game's difficulty that deterred me. Heck, I've played countless playthroughs and new-game pluses of Demon's Souls, and I'... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Back to the Front!

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Back to the Front!

    So, I was one of the "Christmas noobs" who found Black Ops under the tree this year. To be clear, I had actually already spent a significant amount of time playing the Wii version of the game, and I mostly knew what to e... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A Wonderful DBZ Adventure

    Dragon Ball Kai: Saiyajin Raishuu

    A Wonderful DBZ Adventure

    I put this game on a shelf for a while; it had the misfortune of being released right around the time of other, more prominent games I also had my eye on. That being said, I really enjoyed the game for the short time I d... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    War: What's it Good For?

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    War: What's it Good For?

    I've had the Wii version of Black Ops since pretty much its release, but I wanted to give Treyarch some time to do their thing before weighing in on the game. They've since released a patch for the game (yes, for the Wii... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Best LotR Experience on DS

    The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest

    Best LotR Experience on DS

    Yeah, the pickings on DS for LotR fans are pretty dang slim. There's pretty much this or Conquest, and Conquest...wasn't great. To be sure, Aragorn's Quest isn't great either, but it does a decent job of giving fans some... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Thrown Into the Deep End

    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

    Thrown Into the Deep End

    Inspired by the immense hype surrounding the recent release of Civilization V, I once again went back to Civilization Revolution (CivRev) DS, a game I've tried several times already to get into but have been unable to cr... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful