User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.85/10

Total of 62 user reviews spread across 62 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating:9
    A grand farewell to my childhood.

    Kingdom Hearts

    A grand farewell to my childhood.

    There were two great influences in my early youth. One was Disney, mostly the animated films like Beauty and the Beast and especially The Lion King. Later on, I got into videogames, mostly role-playing games. The most im... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A moment that makes me wonder if all the HD graphics in the world would really be worth it.

    Makai Senki Disgaea 2

    A moment that makes me wonder if all the HD graphics in the world would really be worth it.

    Having been a fan of the original Disgaea, I automatically picked up the sequel. The Disgaea series (now spanning 4 consoles) is well known for doing things a bit differently from other games. It is a turn-based strategy... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    While it is a perfect assortment of games and a neat collector's object, I feel there are too many missed opportunities.

    Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection

    While it is a perfect assortment of games and a neat collector's object, I feel there are too many missed opportunities.

    I recently got my hands on The Essential Collection. It's quite impressive! The box art is fabulous. Every game comes in a separate box with original box art from the series' artist. The three games included are the orig... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The biggest comeback a series could hope for. Metal Gear Solid 3 will be remembered for years to come.

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

    The biggest comeback a series could hope for. Metal Gear Solid 3 will be remembered for years to come.

    For about a decade now, I've been a huge fan of Hideo Kojima's work. I've played the Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders series, and even had the chance to play Policenauts. Now, trying to wrap my mind around the Metal Gea... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Great show, not so great game.

    Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law

    Great show, not so great game.

    Harvey Birdman has got to be one of the best animated shows Adult Swim has had to offer. Translating what's good about the show to a game is a very simple task for that reason. Characters are terrific and the dialogue is... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A good example of a sequel that improves on just about everything. Army of Zin is definitely worth a try.

    Maximo vs Army of Zin

    A good example of a sequel that improves on just about everything. Army of Zin is definitely worth a try.

    Maximo is possibly one of the least known and least liked characters released by Capcom in past years. Much more interesting characters like Dante of the Devil May Cry series have taken the spotlight. Taht aside, the ser... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Simply put, Shadow of the Colossus is one of a kind.

    Shadow of the Colossus

    Simply put, Shadow of the Colossus is one of a kind.

    Many times, I've asked myself if one can truly consider videogames as an art form. Really compare it to poetry, film or music. If this were the case, then one could easily say that a good game, much like a movie or a boo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A simple platformer that's tough to play and even harder to master.

    Maximo (PlayStation 2 the Best)

    A simple platformer that's tough to play and even harder to master.

    Games nowadays have taken on the trend of easening up on players, normally stripping games away from what used to be considered defining qualities. 2D platformers and 3D platformers alike almost never lacked certain trad... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    The guys at Insomniac Games rekindled my faith in 3D Platformers forever.

    Ratchet & Clank (Platinum)

    The guys at Insomniac Games rekindled my faith in 3D Platformers forever.

    Anyone's who owned a PSone has most probably played Spyro the Dragon once in their lives. If they haven't they most definitely should, because it a game that was ahead of it's time both in visuals and in aesthetic. Next ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Objection! A gripping story and a groundbreaking style of gameplay isn't all that make Phoenix Wright worth a try!

    Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten (Limited Edition)

    Objection! A gripping story and a groundbreaking style of gameplay isn't all that make Phoenix Wright worth a try!

    Phoenix Wright is what I consider an all round great game. It may not be necessarily flashy with its graphics, but it packs much more than that. It wraps you in from the very instant you start playing. The story is so we... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Hilarious dialogue, interesting characters and a great story make it a must play for anyone with (or without) a pulse.

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

    Hilarious dialogue, interesting characters and a great story make it a must play for anyone with (or without) a pulse.

    With so many great selections to choose from on the Nintendo DS, it's still somehow hard to find a truly original and inspiring title. Nintendo consoles have the sad knack of being full of franchise spin-offs of their mo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    At first glance, Yoshi's Island DS seems like an uninspired rahash of an old classic. Well, looks can be deceiving!

    Yoshi's Island DS

    At first glance, Yoshi's Island DS seems like an uninspired rahash of an old classic. Well, looks can be deceiving!

    If you're like me, then chances are you owned a Super Nintendo when you were younger. If you didn't I can happily say you missed out. But if you did, then you probably know what Super Mario World 2 is. It was the "Great,... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    It's the classic Resident Evil, in the palm of your hands!

    BioHazard: Deadly Silence (Limited Pack)

    It's the classic Resident Evil, in the palm of your hands!

    Resident Evil is a game that has gone down in history. In 1996, it amazed people on the Playstation for being absolutely unlike anything else of its time. It was a game that almost seemed to be pushing the limits of narr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Call it new all you want, this game is just another Super Mario game. As if that were a bad thing!

    New Super Mario Bros.

    Call it new all you want, this game is just another Super Mario game. As if that were a bad thing!

    Being the first game I ever played on any console, it's obvious that Super Mario Bros. has a very special place in my heart and of course, the heart of many others. When a game series happens to be rather uninventive wit... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Tekken 5 does exactly what it's predecesors have all done. It's just an extremely good fighting game.

    Tekken 5

    Tekken 5 does exactly what it's predecesors have all done. It's just an extremely good fighting game.

    The Tekken series has been around for a long time. When the first Tekken game came out, many considered it fresh and innovative. A 3D fighting game complete with sidesteps, grapples and a button dedicated to each limb. I... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
     A very challenging, yet simple puzzle game. Probably not suited for anyone familiar with PopCap games.

    Droplitz

    A very challenging, yet simple puzzle game. Probably not suited for anyone familiar with PopCap games.

    I wasn't aware that Atlus released puzzle games. Perhaps they don't often and that would explain why this game doesn't stand out too much from others. Don't get me wrong, Droplitz is a decent game, it just doesn't have ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Short and simple. There's no reason you shouldn't give it a play through.

    Puddle

    Short and simple. There's no reason you shouldn't give it a play through.

    My play through Puddle was interesting at best. I started it and was pretty surprised at how challenging I found some of the courses. The game is for free and actually downloadable here on the site, so there's really no ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Fanatics will find some great additions to a great game, but will unfortunately find themselves still wanting more.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine

    Fanatics will find some great additions to a great game, but will unfortunately find themselves still wanting more.

    I'm personally not the kind of gamer who could possibly play a game long enough to get bored and need an expansion of the same game. In fact, Oblivion still has this clutch over me, because there are so many corners unto... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A must try, even if it's not exactly your cup of tea.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    A must try, even if it's not exactly your cup of tea.

    It's been a while since I don't write a review on such a tremendously large and time consuming game like Oblivion. I started playing it back in April, so it's easily been 3 months with the thing while I found the right w... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    What can I say? At least it's not about a Space Marine...

    Prey

    What can I say? At least it's not about a Space Marine...

    Here is a genre of games I personally have had enough of. It seems as though '05 was just booming with FPS games and most of them have already been forgotten. The ones that weren't had sequels made of them. So finally ha... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
     Incredibly fun, simple and addictive. Too bad the experience is so short lived.

    Portal

    Incredibly fun, simple and addictive. Too bad the experience is so short lived.

    Portal (PC) If someone had told me that I was going to play a first person shooter/puzzle game about portals and cakes before I had the chance to play this, I probable would've played it anyway. It just sounds so int... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Keep in mind my classification. *Writes down "Best in Series" and underlines it until his pencil breaks.

    Silent Hill 3

    Keep in mind my classification. *Writes down "Best in Series" and underlines it until his pencil breaks.

    Sometimes what makes a game hard to review are the feelings one gets from playing it. They are the expectations we get from getting our hands on the sequel to one of our favorite series. Sometimes nostalgia isn't enough ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
     Welcome to the Interactive Cinematic Experience, Fahrenheit.

    Indigo Prophecy

    Welcome to the Interactive Cinematic Experience, Fahrenheit.

    (Just wanted to point out before continuing, I played Fahrenheit, not Indigo Prophecy, but they are apparently the same thing aside from some adult content that was removed.) I've played many games since my stay here... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
     Devil May Cry doesn't redefine the action genre. Instead, it created its own world and became master of its domain.

    Devil May Cry (Platinum)

    Devil May Cry doesn't redefine the action genre. Instead, it created its own world and became master of its domain.

    My experience with Devil May Cry games is limited. I can only say that playing the original Devil May Cry had a bit of a two sided coin effect on me. It was something I felt could be described in few words. I'd say it's ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
     Survival Horror's never felt so psychologically traumatizing!

    Silent Hill 2: Saigo no Uta

    Survival Horror's never felt so psychologically traumatizing!

    Have you ever felt alone? A loneliness so terrifying that it brought with it suicidal tendencies? Perhaps, but it probably wasn't as extreme as what James Sunderland is going through. You see, his life has become rather ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
     Sometimes I just think to myself, "Why didn't I take the blue pill?"

    The Matrix: Path of Neo

    Sometimes I just think to myself, "Why didn't I take the blue pill?"

    Had I taken the blue pill when Morpheus offered me, I would've finished this game 10 hours earlier. Then again, had I taken the blue pill, I would've been left with a really cool game introduction and that's about it. Th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
     A First Person Shooter full of gore and tension, and one that puts a lot of emphasis on teamwork and cooperation.

    Left 4 Dead 2

    A First Person Shooter full of gore and tension, and one that puts a lot of emphasis on teamwork and cooperation.

    So the other day, I had the opportunity to play Left 4 Dead 2. I was invited to play it with a few of my friends at this internet café. All four of us jumped directly into the first campaign and I was enlightened for the... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    We Love Katamari is just as fun and quirky as the original. That's probably the only problem it has.

    Minna Daisuki Katamari Damacy

    We Love Katamari is just as fun and quirky as the original. That's probably the only problem it has.

    The first emotion I felt upon playing We Love Katamari appeared probably around the moment I saw the game's introduction secuence. It looked like a cute random flash video playing along a catchy Japanese tune. Had I only... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Atlus gives the PS2 one final farewell with this spectacular RPG.

    Persona 4

    Atlus gives the PS2 one final farewell with this spectacular RPG.

    What happens when a game company releases an indisputably great RPG? You get Persona 3. Then one year later, rereleases that same game with extras some time after? You get Persona 3 FES. Now what happens when after that,... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
     Behold! One of the decade's best action games!

    God of War II

    Behold! One of the decade's best action games!

    Our story begins with the destruction of yet another city by the hands of our protagonist, Kratos the Ghost of Sparta, who since the events of the first game has become the God of War. Things turn for the worst when Athe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
     Not quite the way I'd celebrate my 10 Year Anniversary..

    Dance Dance Revolution X

    Not quite the way I'd celebrate my 10 Year Anniversary..

    It's been 10 years since Dance Dance Revolution first appeared, so you can only imagine that me being a big DDR fan, was very excited to play DDR X. I was expecting Konami to go all out on this one and blow me and every ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
     While probably not pleasing to everyone, GrimGrimoire is a great experience for RPG and RTS fans alike.

    Grim Grimoire (First Print Limited Edition)

    While probably not pleasing to everyone, GrimGrimoire is a great experience for RPG and RTS fans alike.

    I've followed GrimGrimoire since its initial release in Japan. Only now after finishing the North American version have I chosen to review it. I have really mixed feelings about it, but mostly good warm feelings. GrimGri... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
     Persona 3 FES is without a doubt, the best role-playing game ever.

    Persona 3: Fes

    Persona 3 FES is without a doubt, the best role-playing game ever.

    This is the most difficult game I've ever tried to review and for so many reasons. One being the fact that it's completely set a new standard for me and my outlook on the role-playing genre in this age of repetitive game... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
     Leave it to a game like Origins to lure you in looking for answers and leave you even more confused than before.

    Silent Hill: Origins

    Leave it to a game like Origins to lure you in looking for answers and leave you even more confused than before.

    Here we are at the begining of it all, in the wonderful and monotonous world of Silent Hill. We start off as Travis Grady, a truck driver taking a shortcut through a foggy town on his way to who know's where, but who rea... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.5
     This game is by far, the worst DDR game in the series, ever.

    Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Channel Edition (Bundle)

    This game is by far, the worst DDR game in the series, ever.

    Dance Dance Revolution has a reputation for being the high voltage stepping sensation of the rhythym and music genre. Sure, we've taken some low blows in the past with games like Extreme 2 and well, anything after that, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
      Finally a step up compared to the shroud of abysmal tie-in games of the last decade.

    Ghost Rider

    Finally a step up compared to the shroud of abysmal tie-in games of the last decade.

    Ghost Rider is a spectacular action game that has been marked pretty much as a rip-off to two very successful games of the last 6 years. Other than this though, it should be known that it is a real step up compared to th... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
     Don't let them fool you. Chaos Legion is a challenging and action packed game worth trying.

    Chaos Legion

    Don't let them fool you. Chaos Legion is a challenging and action packed game worth trying.

    Giancarlo Varanini, you did Chaos Legion no justice. It's a little more than just mediocre. From the start it was insisted that this game be compared to something as successful as Devil May Cry. The truth is I don't see ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
     Fast paced, bloody and simple. Maybe a little too simple perhaps...

    Bloody Roar 4

    Fast paced, bloody and simple. Maybe a little too simple perhaps...

    Bloody Roar 4 is an arcade fighter game with a pretty sad legacy and a very limited audience due to the rating. Don't even ask about the storyline because it makes absolutely no sense at all, at anytime whatsoever. The e... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
     Time has been cruel to Dance Dance Revolution. This game is just proving it.

    Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (Bundle)

    Time has been cruel to Dance Dance Revolution. This game is just proving it.

    Dance Dance Revolution: SuperNOVA is one thing and one thing only. A sad addition to a sad genre that has been losing steam ever since it came to the console. I believe this started right after DDR: Extreme which I reall... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
     What really saves this game is the CG and great storyline. Not the best, but definitely worth a play through.

    Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII

    What really saves this game is the CG and great storyline. Not the best, but definitely worth a play through.

    I finally finished Dirge of Cerberus and I gotta say that I actually did enjoy it. Sure it wasn't the best game of the year, but I just loved the way it presented itself. The two definite pros of this spin-off of FFVII i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful