User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.36/10

Total of 37 user reviews spread across 37 releases

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  • User Rating 9.5
    StarCraft II is my favorite RTS.  It could be your favorite too, if you know what you're getting into.

    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

    Rated on May 24, 2012 by JonChaoZ

    StarCraft II is my favorite RTS. It could be your favorite too, if you know what you're getting into.

    I was a big fan of the original Starcraft. It's atmosphere, challenging difficulty, and custom maps kept me coming back for more action. SC2 does a great job to have the same 'feel' despite having p...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.5
    This actually may be the worst game for the Gamecube, and definately the worst YuGiOh licensed game.

    Yu-Gi-Oh! Falsebound Kingdom

    Rated on May 20, 2012 by JonChaoZ

    This actually may be the worst game for the Gamecube, and definately the worst YuGiOh licensed game.

    My memory is sort of vague on how this game works, but I remember getting it from Gamestop for 40 dollars. Returned it immediately because it was so horrible. I really tried to like it too, I'm kind...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    It's a very pretty Sonic game, and a fun one, but it needs some tweaks to reach 'classic' status.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

    Rated on May 19, 2012 by JonChaoZ

    It's a very pretty Sonic game, and a fun one, but it needs some tweaks to reach 'classic' status.

    Sonic 4 has taken the old designs from the genesis Sonic games and made them new again in HD. This include the returns of the loops, the hectic nature of the springs and level designs, the special st...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Episode 2, like Generations, is culminated from fan feedback.  But is it enough to redeem the first episode?

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

    Rated on May 19, 2012 by JonChaoZ

    Episode 2, like Generations, is culminated from fan feedback. But is it enough to redeem the first episode?

    I have to admit as a hardcore Sonic fan, I completely forgot this game was coming out till the week of release, which goes to show that SEGA wasn't as vocal about this episode. I think as much as the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Every problem with the previous game has been addressed.

    Gears of War 3

    Rated on September 20, 2011 by JonChaoZ

    Every problem with the previous game has been addressed.

    Whether it was the extra development time or the huge expectations, Gears of War 3 lives up to all of the praise it's receiving. The controls - flawless. I no longer feel like I have to fight the...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Contrary to the critics, I find the HD version superior.

    Sonic Unleashed

    Rated on November 17, 2010 by JonChaoZ

    Contrary to the critics, I find the HD version superior.

    Let me start by saying, I thought the HD version of Sonic Unleashed was... decent. It wasn't a masterpiece, but it was entertaining. Its day stages were mind blowing, its night stages were average, ...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Despite its shortcomings, I found entertainment in a Sonic game once more.

    Sonic Unleashed

    Rated on January 27, 2010 by JonChaoZ

    Despite its shortcomings, I found entertainment in a Sonic game once more.

    *Review was revised* This is that kind of game that you need to come into with low expectations, or you will probably be disappointed. While I think this game doesn't quite meet the hype with its ro...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Prototype features intense action, intuitive controls, and blood... lots of it.  In other words - it's very fun.

    Prototype

    Rated on January 01, 2010 by JonChaoZ

    Prototype features intense action, intuitive controls, and blood... lots of it. In other words - it's very fun.

    Prototype doesn't get any points for creativity. Its a game set in Manhattan where a virus is spreading. Your some guy in a hoodie running around with super powers. Alex Mercer, the anti-hero, has ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Perhaps the greatest strategy game ever made.

    Starcraft

    Rated on January 01, 2010 by JonChaoZ

    Perhaps the greatest strategy game ever made.

    What can I say, this game is timeless. The game that started out as WarCraft in Space evolved into something even the big Blizz didn't expect, an international juggernaut of Real-Time-Strategy. Wi...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    It's paperboy in 3D... perhaps dumbed down a bit.

    Paperboy

    Rated on January 01, 2010 by JonChaoZ

    It's paperboy in 3D... perhaps dumbed down a bit.

    Paperboy on the N64 is... average. It does offer some neat ideas, like being able to pull off tricks (although I never saw the point of doing these), and actually adding bosses to the mix. Its als...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The Wii needs more games like this, but better.

    The Conduit

    Rated on December 25, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    The Wii needs more games like this, but better.

    The conduit, something I'm sure a lot of Wii owners have been dying for. A FPS that can match the caliber of your big shots like Halo and Bioshock, but on the Wii. Or at least, tries to. Now don'...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    I wish they had this when I was into Yu-Gi-Oh!

    Yu-Gi-Oh! Online: Duel Evolution

    Rated on December 07, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    I wish they had this when I was into Yu-Gi-Oh!

    Konami finally got it right with this installment. Yu-Gi-Oh online IS what the title implies, all the fun of the card game, without the cards. Unlike Power of Chaos, this has a purpose. Start with ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Honestly, the story is the only driving force that keeps me coming back.  Still, I can't deny the polish and detail.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Rated on December 07, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    Honestly, the story is the only driving force that keeps me coming back. Still, I can't deny the polish and detail.

    I'm gonna be honest, I've never beaten a GTA game before, and do you want to know why? Because its so much more fun to fool around and cause havoc than actually follow the story. But in GTA4, I act...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A fun, portable, SimCity experience... but not without it's flaws.

    SimCity DS

    Rated on December 05, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    A fun, portable, SimCity experience... but not without it's flaws.

    If you're familiar with the SimCity series already, then there's not really anything new here. But as a portable game, it is a pretty good title to own. The problem is that most of everything that IS ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    If you're looking for a challenging RTS that lets you command larger than life armies, this is that game.

    Rise of Nations

    Rated on December 02, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    If you're looking for a challenging RTS that lets you command larger than life armies, this is that game.

    Rise of Nations, created by Big Huge Games, is a big huge Real Time Strategy. This game has the depth and challenge that any hardcore gamer could crave. With it's complexed and intuitive economy sys...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    As repetitive as playing solitaire.

    Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos (Set 1)

    Rated on December 02, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    As repetitive as playing solitaire.

    This game, and its 2 brothers, have only one goal in mind, duplicating the yu gi oh card game. As a kid I was like "Finally! That's what I always wanted, to play the game without wasting the money."...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    This is how sequels are done!

    Pikmin 2

    Rated on December 01, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    This is how sequels are done!

    Pikmin, at the time, I didn't even realise I was playing a Real Time Strategy. The original had solid gameplay, creativity, fun puzzle elements, great controls, and was a lot of fun to play. But it ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    WoW is a great game at the core, but at times it feels hypnotic and underwhelming.

    World of Warcraft

    Rated on November 30, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    WoW is a great game at the core, but at times it feels hypnotic and underwhelming.

    Let me start by saying that I have a lot of respect for Blizzard Entertainment. Their dedication to quality products is admirable, and they have produced some of the most memorable games I've played,...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Cmon, it's a game about making your own theme park... well ok, we really care about the roller coasters.

    RollerCoaster Tycoon

    Rated on November 29, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    Cmon, it's a game about making your own theme park... well ok, we really care about the roller coasters.

    What is there to really say about RollerCoaster Tycoon? Its fun, funny, but also challenging. It tests your patience, and your knowledge of physics and business. It has the rollercoasters, and it h...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The best Wi-Fi experience on the Wii.  The motion controls are good too.

    Mario Kart Wii

    Rated on November 14, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    The best Wi-Fi experience on the Wii. The motion controls are good too.

    Mario Kart, a staple in the Mario Franchise since the SNES. It has changed quite a bit since then, but I think this Wii iteration does a good job taking a little bit from the previous games, and addi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    This game haunted my childhood.

    Pikachu Genki Dechu

    Rated on November 14, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    This game haunted my childhood.

    Lets face it, most voice recognition games fail, with the exception of karaoke games. But back on the N64, with its mediocre sound quality and expensive games (this was $80), this was just terrible. ...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A scarier DOOM, and a good one I might add.

    Doom 64

    Rated on November 13, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    A scarier DOOM, and a good one I might add.

    I see a lot of people aren't so fond of this one. Maybe when comparing it to the original, I can see what you're getting at. But this is really a good iteration of the franchise, and I think sets th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    Sounds good on paper, but terribly executed.  It's short, dull, and just not fun to play.

    Sonic R

    Rated on November 10, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    Sounds good on paper, but terribly executed. It's short, dull, and just not fun to play.

    First of all, this was the only exclusive Sonic game on the Saturn... yeah, you think it would be decent at least? Unfortunately, Travelers Tales does yet another low budget job and churns out Sonic ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Crash 3: ODST, there's your review...

    Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Platinum)

    Rated on November 09, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    Crash 3: ODST, there's your review...

    I loved Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, it was one of my favorite platformers for the playstation. So naturally, I was gonna get this. As a younger gamer, I actually really enjoyed this game. But here's...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    This collection has the more obscure Sonic games in the bunch.  Strictly a fans only game.

    Sonic Gems Collection

    Rated on November 07, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    This collection has the more obscure Sonic games in the bunch. Strictly a fans only game.

    Ok, the saying is true, you get what you payed for. Sonic Gems Collection launched at $30, and for good reasons, most of these Sonic games are the more obscure Sonic games of the bunch. Here's a qui...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.5
    Memories that should stay forbidden...

    Yu-Gi-Oh! Shin Duel Monsters (PSOne Books)

    Rated on November 07, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    Memories that should stay forbidden...

    I use to be a big YuGiOh fan in my elementary - middle school years. I also loved (and still do love video games). But its a good idea to keep these things as far away from eachother as possible. B...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    It's hard to rate this one, it was a big part of my childhood.  But it doesn't age well.

    Pocket Monsters Stadium 2 (Japan)

    Rated on November 06, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    It's hard to rate this one, it was a big part of my childhood. But it doesn't age well.

    Look at it this way, if you were growing up in this time, you would have liked this game like the rest of us. Pokemon Stadium basically tried its best to take the experience we had from the gameboy c...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    The best Super Smash Bros yet, until you go online.

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Rated on November 06, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    The best Super Smash Bros yet, until you go online.

    Let me start by saying I love smash brothers. I mean, seeing all my favorite gaming icons beating the crap out of eachother is fun stuff. It's also very different from other fighters where it focuse...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Solid platformer, but not nearly as memorable as its 16-bit counterparts, and lacks the length too.

    Yoshi's Story

    Rated on November 06, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    Solid platformer, but not nearly as memorable as its 16-bit counterparts, and lacks the length too.

    Lets face it, Yoshi's story is a kids game. I loved it as a kid. Perhaps you can defend that statement, but I think it lacks the depth of its previous Mario World installments, which offered more ch...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    If you get past the dumb concept, Zero Gravity has some unique ideas going for it.

    Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

    Rated on November 06, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    If you get past the dumb concept, Zero Gravity has some unique ideas going for it.

    When I rented the first Sonic Riders, I wasn't all that impressed. The design was a bit sloppy, and the 'air' concept was tedious. So, one of my friends bought this game, so I tried it, thinking it w...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    What a great port of an revolutionary game!  And perhaps, even more...

    Super Mario 64 DS

    Rated on November 05, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    What a great port of an revolutionary game! And perhaps, even more...

    Who didnt loved Super Mario 64? It set the bar for 3D gaming as we know it. With its exploration, nonlinear, and colorful design. It was worth owning a Nintendo 64 for. The level design, graphics, so...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Honestly, I can still go back and play this, but not without feeling embarrassed.

    Shadow the Hedgehog (Player's Choice)

    Rated on November 05, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    Honestly, I can still go back and play this, but not without feeling embarrassed.

    Shadow the hedgehog gets flak for it's guns, vehicles, and laughable swearing. But honestly, I don't let that get in the way when I start playing the game. It still retains the speed, loops, and act...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    Not just a disappointment, but a lie.

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Rated on November 05, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    Not just a disappointment, but a lie.

    Sonic 2006 made promises it couldn't keep. This was suppose to be Sonic's rebirth into the next generation. A reboot for the franchise. What it really is, is a half assed attempt to make a successo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The customization options are stellar, but some of the missions can use work.

    Armored Core 4

    Rated on November 04, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    The customization options are stellar, but some of the missions can use work.

    To start, let me by saying I'm not a big Armored Core Fan. I played the demo for the first 2, and 4. I got AC3 in the bargain bin, wasn't too impressed. Basically, I'm a very casual fan of the seri...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A different kind of 2-D Sonic.  Still the same fun.

    Sonic Rush

    Rated on November 04, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    A different kind of 2-D Sonic. Still the same fun.

    If you like speed, this game has you covered. Sonic Rush is one of the fastest 2D Sonic's I've played yet. This game also makes great use of the dual screen technology, the raw power of the DS, touc...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Recommended IF you didn't experience the original.  <br />
A decent port of the best Kirby ever.

    Kirby Super Star Ultra

    Rated on November 04, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    Recommended IF you didn't experience the original. <br /> A decent port of the best Kirby ever.

    How can I start this review... well, I love Kirby Super Star. Heck, its one of the best kirby games ever in my opinion. So, I just had to get this wonderful DS remake. As a reviewer though, I am a ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This game is so time consuming, but its so awesome you won't care.

    SimCity 4

    Rated on November 03, 2009 by JonChaoZ

    This game is so time consuming, but its so awesome you won't care.

    This game is by far the most addicting game made by Maxis. You can spend hours filling up your little imaginary world, landscaping the environments, being mayor, and being GOD. This game also seems...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.