Total of 114 user reviews spread across 114 releases
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, prob...
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…t...
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 ...
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium 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 re...
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...
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...
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 lik...
Fire Emblem: Kakusei
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 b...
The Walking Dead: Assault
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 D...
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 ret...
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 ...
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, af...
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. ...
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 m...
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 innov...
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 impos...
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 c...
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 F...
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 th...
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 ...
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 firs...
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 t...
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 ...
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...
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 bei...
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 ...
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 ...
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 overwhelme...
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 Ni...
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 onl...
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 m...
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 tr...
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 look...
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....
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 D...
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 m...
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 fo...
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 ga...
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...
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 ha...