User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.88/10

Total of 78 user reviews spread across 78 releases

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  5. 6
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  • User Rating:6.5
    Fun but forgettable

    Lumines II

    Fun but forgettable

    All the reviews for Lumines were pretty high, so of course I had to pick it up. The game has some fast frantic beat music. You're basically dropping blocks of different colors, spinning them and trying to merge them into... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    You better like rhythm games!

    Patapon

    You better like rhythm games!

    Patapon has charming visuals and a very interesting idea: by using different beat combinations, you can tell your army to advance, attack, retreat, defend and use special abilities. The graphics are great, and the abilit... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Not in the same league as FFVII

    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

    Not in the same league as FFVII

    I'm sorry, but Crisis Core does not deliver anything close to the experience of the original FFVII. For starters, the combat system, which is sortof fun in the beginning, just has no crunch to it. It doesn't feel solid ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Blast some Big Daddies!

    BioShock

    Blast some Big Daddies!

    Bioshock is a really, really good game. It's eerie, demented, and sometimes perverse world placed in the early 20th century will take awhile to acclimate to. Eventually you'll get used to all those splicers muttering to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Start cutting up this review with Riddick

    The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut

    Start cutting up this review with Riddick

    Butch Bay is a neat approach to the typical FPS. Alot of the time you must use your fists, which doesn't always have the tactical nuances of gun play, but it does the trick. One of the earliest fights, a knife fight is t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A new standard for the Resident Evil Series

    BioHazard 4: Wii Edition

    A new standard for the Resident Evil Series

    I remember playing the original Resident Evil when I came out. Yeah, I'm old. It was the most intense experience I had ever had in a video up to that point. (Also take into account we had no data card, so dying would be ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    What's up with the huge hips?

    Arc: Twilight of the Spirits

    What's up with the huge hips?

    One of the oddest things about Arc the Lad in my opinion is the fantastic width of the character's hips. :) Why they chose to make all the characters swell in the middle is something I can't possibly answer. That aside, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Fits the PSP perfectly

    LocoRoco

    Fits the PSP perfectly

    LocoRoco is a definite success. Gameplay mostly comes down to squeezing the shoulder buttons in order to rotate the screen, causing your Locos to roll in the direction you want them to. Sounds easy, and it can be, but be... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Not Warioware worthy

    Baito Hell 2000

    Not Warioware worthy

    I bought this game thinking it would something along the lines of Warioware with its zany humor and fun little minigames. Not so. First off, the minigames are long tiresome affairs, long on monotony and short on rewards.... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Bug slapping fun...not quite on Jak's level though

    Daxter

    Bug slapping fun...not quite on Jak's level though

    Daxter is a solid platformer with good level design, some humor, and basically fun gameplay. While it never reaches the level of the Jak and Daxter series, it has its moments. Fighting a giant bug spewing egg sack with y... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    A RTS title that works on the PS2...and that's about it

    Grim Grimoire (First Print Limited Edition)

    A RTS title that works on the PS2...and that's about it

    Grimgrimoire boasts attractive hand drawn art with the promise of an RTS experience on a console. In some ways, it delivered. In others, not so much. The storyline involves a young witch who comes to a school of magic... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Size really does matter, and this is too small!

    Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters

    Size really does matter, and this is too small!

    The title says it all. Size matters, and in taking the Ratchet and Clank series to the PSP, too many aspects of the game suffered. I loved all the titles on the PS2, but this version just doesn't make the cut. The cut... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Master of Orion 3D

    Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

    Master of Orion 3D

    Galactic Civilizations 2 has that same vibe as Master of Orion did back in the day. I spent many many hours colonizing planets and vying for galactic supremacy. That may be why this game was no great surprise. It follows... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Best RPG I have ever played

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Best RPG I have ever played

    Wow, with almost 300 hours invested into Oblivion, it's almost hard to say goodbye. This is an amazing game, and one that is actually worth investing those multitudinous hours into. Everything in the game lives and breat... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Old school RPG strategy with an intense storyline

    Megami Ibunroku: Devil Survivor

    Old school RPG strategy with an intense storyline

    Devil Survivor begins with a military quarantine of Tokyo. Demons begin to appear and our heroes find out how to summon them using their DS. (or "Comps") How you decide to use your time each day affects which individuals... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Tough game without the DLC

    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Hikari to Yami no Himegimi to Sekai Seifuku no Tou

    Tough game without the DLC

    I really liked the premise of My Life as a Darklord. Unfortunately the game can't sustain its weight the further in you get. I loved the graphics, they borrowed straight from the big head, little body look of early Fi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A Unique Sim Experience

    The Movies

    A Unique Sim Experience

    The Movies really packs a lot into one game. You start with an empty lot, and place your buildings, bathrooms, trailers, production buildings, etc. onto the lot provided. Space is limited, so you need to make good use of... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Great puzzle fighter...fits the DS to a T

    Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes

    Great puzzle fighter...fits the DS to a T

    Heroes of Might and Magic is a long running PC turn based strategy series, so the thought of a DS title was a little surprising. After seeing that it received generally favorable reviews I decided to pick up the game. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Bite sized, delicious Mario fun!

    Super Mario Galaxy

    Bite sized, delicious Mario fun!

    This has to be one of my favorite Mario games. I enjoyed Super Mario Sunshine, but it wasn't quite as fun this title. Each level seemed just the right length with just the right difficulty level. Nothing is as frustratin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Lots of potential, but feels unfinished

    Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

    Lots of potential, but feels unfinished

    Wow, with so many hours spent on this title, it's hard to narrow this down into one review. I was initially impressed with the graphics and the combat system, but as soon as you get dumped off the spaceship onto a backwa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Just one more time...

    Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren DS

    Just one more time...

    I'm surprised at the low ratings for Shiren. Sure, the graphics are dated, but the gameplay is addictive, which makes it great for the DS. You're expected to die many times in this game, but each time you do, you can gai... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    So SLOOOWWW....

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215

    So SLOOOWWW....

    Hotel Dusk had some interesting ideas. I liked that you were able to see a first person perspective on the top screen while you moved around on the map on the touch screen. There just weren't enough puzzles, thought the ... Read Full Review

    3 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Golden Age superheroes make for a funky mix

    Freedom Force vs The 3rd Reich

    Golden Age superheroes make for a funky mix

    I was a fan of the first Freedom Force, so when I saw the second one I had to try it. Like the first one, the game has some novel ideas and presentation. You begin with a small roster of super heroes that you can utilize... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Xenosaga 1 all grown up and not as fun

    Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose

    Xenosaga 1 all grown up and not as fun

    I really enjoyed Xenosaga and of course it predecessor Xenogears, clearly the grandfather being the best of the bunch. I was initially turned of by the more realistic look of the characters and prefered the cartoony look... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    It's time for a Waaaaghhh!

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Platinum Edition

    It's time for a Waaaaghhh!

    Fantastic game, hands down the best RTS I've played yet. Dawn of War was good, Winter Assault was better, but Dark Crusade was phenomenal. It was nice to play them in order, because the squad dynamic and requisition poin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Kicks some butt!

    Bully: Scholarship Edition

    Kicks some butt!

    I really enjoyed Bully for the first 10 hours or so. Unlocking new bikes to ride and new weapons to use on classmates is a lot of fun. I thought the idea of attending classes added a lot to the experience. Bullworth come... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Puzzle Quest in space, from all sides

    Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

    Puzzle Quest in space, from all sides

    Galactrix...sounds like an alien dominatrix but it's really a puzzle game. :) The game itself was well made, and they tried to implement some variety by allowing the puzzle to move along with the direction you moved your... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Solid but fading...

    Gyakuten Saiban 4

    Solid but fading...

    I have loved the Ace Attorney series, but even I am getting fatigued after this fourth title. This game felt totally alien from the earlier titles, with very few familiar characters. This was its own world, and while the... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    a polished gem, Link on the water

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Limited Edition)

    a polished gem, Link on the water

    It's been awhile since I played a Legend of Zelda game, probably one of the earlier Game Boy titles was the last I'd played. I played through this game with my son, age 5, over the course of about 6 months. We both had a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Card-based combat system makes for fun

    Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

    Card-based combat system makes for fun

    Wow! This was one long game. Over 100 hours, maybe more. The graphics are very different from the usual Final Fantasy flavor that I'm used to, though the art style kindof grew on me a little, well done graphics definitel... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Slicing and dicing fun! Part II

    Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2

    Slicing and dicing fun! Part II

    Under the Knife 2 is alot like the first one, a little difference in the anime look of the characters and some changes to the interface. Female bodies that you operate on now have a cover over their chest, whereas the fi... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Missing everything that makes D&D so much fun!

    Neverwinter Nights: Diamond

    Missing everything that makes D&D so much fun!

    I have struggled to finish Neverwinter Nights and am sorry to say that I have not succeeded. I have nearly finished the game, but any desire to finish has escaped me. Here are my complaints with the game, judge them as y... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Gets old...

    Susja ro Chatneun Geurim Puzzle: Picross DS

    Gets old...

    Picross was reviewed pretty well across the board. I like puzzle games for the most part and thought I would give it a whirl. The concept was new and different enough to make it very interesting at the very beginning. Us... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Not enough fun to stand out from the pack

    Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

    Not enough fun to stand out from the pack

    I've played the other Mario and Luigi partner games as they've come along, and definitely enjoyed the mix of light RPG elements and timed battle button presses. Partners in time offers a few change ups to the recipe, but... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Gooey fun.

    World of Goo

    Gooey fun.

    After reading all the rave reviews that World of Goo received, I was anxious to download it. Having said that, my favorite genre is not puzzle games. WoG uses a really intuitive physics system to let you construct towers... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Everything you love about Final Fantasy...

    Final Fantasy XII

    Everything you love about Final Fantasy...

    I spent alot of time on this game, so there are many things to talk about. Is FFXII worth playing through if you haven't done so? Yes. Are you missing out on something spectacular if you don't? Hmm...maybe. The biggest c... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    One of the best DS titles I've played

    Chou Shittou Caduceus

    One of the best DS titles I've played

    Trauma Center is a very satisfying game experience. The reason I gave it such a high score is that I truly can't think of any way the core gameplay could be improved and I wasted no time rushing through it, even though s... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Not a bad dungeon crawl, but missing anything that would make it pop.

    Orcs & Elves

    Not a bad dungeon crawl, but missing anything that would make it pop.

    This game is hard to review. It was a great game to play for about 5 to 10 minutes at a time. (Which made it perfect to take into the bathroom :) You can sortof tell it was made by id, same sort of pixelated graphics as ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Addictive, weird, a grinder's dream

    Makai Senki Disgaea

    Addictive, weird, a grinder's dream

    Wow, how to describe Disgaea? I wasn't too impressed with the game when I first got it, but it had a fun premise, defeat your foes on a squared game board using different characters with gradually greater skillls. Crazy ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Neat idea that falls flat on execution

    Galacta Meisaku Gekijou: Rakugaki Oukouku (PlayStation 2 the Best)

    Neat idea that falls flat on execution

    It sounded fun, draw your own creatures and let them battle it out: Depending on whether you draw arms or legs, and the shape of your drawing, your creature will have certain strengths. It was a bit fun at first to draw ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful