User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.53/10

Total of 35 user reviews spread across 35 releases

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  • User Rating 6.5
    An enjoyable, but flawed X-Com remake. Some improvements squandered with a poor presentation. Review is for Gold Edition

    UFO: Extraterrestrials

    Rated on August 09, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    An enjoyable, but flawed X-Com remake. Some improvements squandered with a poor presentation. Review is for Gold Edition

    UFO Extraterrestrials is pure plagiarism. You will not find another game closer to the original X-com out there. In addition there's some solid improvements which help cut down on micromanagement. But...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    50% FPS, 50% RPG, 100% Awesome

    Deus Ex

    Rated on July 25, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    50% FPS, 50% RPG, 100% Awesome

    Deus Ex has one of the most engaging, and politically volatile stories in gaming, and great gameplay keeps the it interesting. If your an open minded shooter fan (As in don't believe Call of Duty to b...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    No it's not X-Com, but keep an open mind and you'll enjoy it.

    UFO: Aftermath

    Rated on July 10, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    No it's not X-Com, but keep an open mind and you'll enjoy it.

    UFO Aftermath is tactics game tracing it's lineage back to a planned X-Com spinoff. While that was never to be, we got this...and it's great. The story takes place on Earth, after two events known ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Far superior to the original.

    Blitzkrieg 2

    Rated on June 27, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Far superior to the original.

    Blitzkrieg 2 is very similar to Blitzkrieg 1 albeit with an arcade spin. That being said there is still very realistic unit modeling, and at higher difficulties a very tactical experience. If you just...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Pretty decent in lieu of the horrid Brigade E5, and 7.62 High Calibre games.

    Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge

    Rated on June 21, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Pretty decent in lieu of the horrid Brigade E5, and 7.62 High Calibre games.

    Note: This is going to be a rather short review aimed at those familiar to the JA games. If you're not, some parts may be confusing for you. At a latter date, I may expand this review to be more forma...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Civ IV is enjoyable. Expansions could be meatier. Colonization stinks.

    Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Complete

    Rated on May 22, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Civ IV is enjoyable. Expansions could be meatier. Colonization stinks.

    Civilization IV Complete combine Civilization IV with both it's expansions and a spin-off remake of Colonization. While the original game and the expansions are good (score: 9.0), Colonization is an i...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    The AI sucks, automation is broken. Even when patched it is broken, buggy, and overcomplicated. Go play HoI 2.

    Hearts of Iron III

    Rated on May 20, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    The AI sucks, automation is broken. Even when patched it is broken, buggy, and overcomplicated. Go play HoI 2.

    Hearts of Iron 3 has is a supremely disappointing game. It is so bad, broken, and buggy I will never buy a paradox game again depending on how Victoria 2 turns out. The game has one major improvement;...

    8 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A few hits, a few misses. Overall though Fallout 3 is an engaging experience.

    Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

    Rated on May 19, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    A few hits, a few misses. Overall though Fallout 3 is an engaging experience.

    Fallout 3 gets a few hits, and a few misses. In the end though, an interesting post-apocalyptic wasteland, and some atmospheric moments help carry it through. The story follows the same timeline as...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    A supreme disappointment.

    Deus Ex: Invisible War

    Rated on May 18, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    A supreme disappointment.

    Deus Ex Invisible War isn't a bad game. It still has a strong player choice aspect and is more open than a lot of other shooters combined. But when you compare it to the original it falls apart. Every...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A great tactical shooter, unique in it's premise.

    SWAT 4 Gold Edition

    Rated on May 05, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    A great tactical shooter, unique in it's premise.

    SWAT 4 Gold Edition is the last PC title in the long running series, it's roots beginning with the Police Quest games. As before it's a strong tactical shooter, with a unique approach to combat that c...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    If atmosphere and story are what you seek first and foremost in a game, Cryostasis delivers.

    Cryostasis

    Rated on May 02, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    If atmosphere and story are what you seek first and foremost in a game, Cryostasis delivers.

    Cryostasis is a unique shooter developed by Action Forms, a Ukrainian company. Ukrainians are responsible for a lot of good games. Best Way, developers of Soldiers Heroes of WW2 and the "of War" games...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Some great set-pieces and a unique setting are squandered with imprecise gunplay and cliché level design.

    Legendary

    Rated on April 30, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Some great set-pieces and a unique setting are squandered with imprecise gunplay and cliché level design.

    Legendary was developed by Spark Unlimited, the infamous creators of Turning Point. They also designed CoD Finest Hour, a console exclusive FPS that was pretty solid. Unfortunately, despite a cool pre...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Mixed performance mars an otherwise engaging and unique survival horror game. If you're patient, I recommend it.

    Fort Zombie

    Rated on April 25, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Mixed performance mars an otherwise engaging and unique survival horror game. If you're patient, I recommend it.

    Fort Zombie is not nearly as bad as they say. At 1.07, the latest version, we have an enjoyable survival horror game quite unlike anything else out there. It's a shame that the performance problems st...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Good for city-builder fans. Otherwise it's probably too difficult.

    Grand Ages: Rome

    Rated on April 25, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Good for city-builder fans. Otherwise it's probably too difficult.

    Grand Ages Rome is a city builder from Haemimont Games. It is the sequel to Imperium Romanum and if you're a fan of the genre it's worth a look. If you aren't you may appreciate the steps the game tak...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A good game becomes great through developer dedication.

    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

    Rated on April 24, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    A good game becomes great through developer dedication.

    The Witcher was originally released in 2007. It was a good rpg then, and through the developer's dedication to their product's quality, it's now a great one. Since I have not written a Witcher review,...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Not revolutionary, and definitely not the best WW2 RTS ever. But it's good for the arcade RTS crowd.

    Company of Heroes

    Rated on April 22, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Not revolutionary, and definitely not the best WW2 RTS ever. But it's good for the arcade RTS crowd.

    This isn't exactly going to be a full review, just some points and opinions. I did really enjoy Company of Heroes. It's a good game, and I have one of the expansions. The graphics are still pretty...

    4 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    The most "epic" Hitman game suffers from mixed level design.

    Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

    Rated on April 19, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    The most "epic" Hitman game suffers from mixed level design.

    Hitman 2 is the second entry in the one of a kind series. Again you play as 47 and your overall options have been expanded and polisahed. It's a shame that not all of the new levels are great. As b...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    The most polished Hitman game to date.

    Hitman: Blood Money

    Rated on April 18, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    The most polished Hitman game to date.

    Hitman Blood Money, developed by IO Interactive, is the fourth in the acclaimed series. It's a major step forward with solid improvements in a new engine, and overall control. If you're a fan of steal...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    Shoddy port, and some poor design decisions. Worth playing, but get it on consoles.

    The Saboteur

    Rated on April 18, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Shoddy port, and some poor design decisions. Worth playing, but get it on consoles.

    Saboteur is a solid game practically destroyed by technical issues. In Saboteur you play as race driver, Sean Devlin in Germany for a Grand Prix. After the German driver cheats in the race, you bre...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The best stealth game to date.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

    Rated on April 18, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    The best stealth game to date.

    Splinter Cell has always been a good series (they ruined it with Conviction!) and Chaos Theory is probably my favorite. While the first game still has the best level design, it's hard to go back after...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A great shooter that could've easily been better with a bit more work.

    Crysis

    Rated on April 18, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    A great shooter that could've easily been better with a bit more work.

    Crysis is probably one of my favorite shooters. The open environments, and immersive experience is backed up by a great story and fun gunplay. Unfortunately the powers could've been done better and th...

    1 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    My favorite Hitman game.

    Hitman: Contracts

    Rated on April 16, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    My favorite Hitman game.

    Hitman Contracts is the third Hitman game and my personal favorite. Overall while none of the levels are as "amazing" as some of the one's in Hitman 2, it's much more consistent overall. As before ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A good start to the famed series

    Hitman: Codename 47

    Rated on April 16, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    A good start to the famed series

    Hitman Codename 47 is the first game in the famed series. While it feels a tad bit restrictive when compared to later entries, it's still a solid stealth game that's worth checking out, especially if ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Numerous improvements, and a powerful engine can't overcome the game's story and length.

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

    Rated on April 13, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Numerous improvements, and a powerful engine can't overcome the game's story and length.

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat, the most recent title in the series is also the most refined and polished STALKER game to date, but suffers from short length, a dull main story, and some quirks. ST...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Clear Sky has some solid improvements, but some poor design designs drag it down (not by much)

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

    Rated on April 13, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Clear Sky has some solid improvements, but some poor design designs drag it down (not by much)

    The original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was one of the most immersive games of all time. In addition it was backed up by solid shooting, believable AI, and a unique game world. Clear Sky keeps all of the things t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    The Role Playing Survival Horror Shooter

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

    Rated on April 13, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    The Role Playing Survival Horror Shooter

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is probably one of the most surprising game ever to be released. It came from GSC Gameworld, a developer most famous for it's Cossacks games (they also did American Conquest), it was in...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.5
    A step backwards

    Stronghold 2

    Rated on April 12, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    A step backwards

    Stronghold 2 is a mediocre game. It's missing features, the graphics have no charm, and overall the game plays just a whole lot worse. There is some story to Stronghold 2, but it's not worth mentio...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A slick, satisfying action RPG.

    Borderlands

    Rated on April 11, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    A slick, satisfying action RPG.

    Borderlands is definitely a shooter at it's core, but it adds some role playing elements and exploration, and in return creates a game that stands out amongst the FPS crowd. The story is definitely...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A decent game dragged down by bugs, performance issues, and a underdeveloped reputation system.

    Fallout: New Vegas

    Rated on March 26, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    A decent game dragged down by bugs, performance issues, and a underdeveloped reputation system.

    Note on Rewrite: This game was insanely broken at launch. Seriously it was practically an Alpha. It crashed constantly, was filled with quest crushing bugs, and had horrible performance. Patches later...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Not a bad effort, but I'll stick to vanilla Arsenal of Democracy.

    Hearts of Iron II: Iron Cross

    Rated on March 07, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Not a bad effort, but I'll stick to vanilla Arsenal of Democracy.

    Iron Cross is another mod developed game using the Europa Engine. I defintely appreciate the modder support from Paradox, but this may be the first one I didn't really like. There are quite a few ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Rune Factory is a good Harvest Moon spinoff. I think I like it better than the "real" HM games.

    Rune Factory Frontier

    Rated on March 07, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Rune Factory is a good Harvest Moon spinoff. I think I like it better than the "real" HM games.

    Harvest Moon has been around for a long time, but recently Harvest Moon has gotten lazy. With each new release I find myself paying full price for only minor upgrades (Most games ever have the ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    A fun game dragged down by heavy micromanagement and brutal difficulty.

    Men of War

    Rated on March 07, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    A fun game dragged down by heavy micromanagement and brutal difficulty.

    I really want to love Men of War. I play it and sometimes it clicks. Most of the time I just don't care for it. Graphically, the game is astounding. Everything looks great, especially the environme...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Crusader is a solid improvement over the original and the best castle sim ever.

    Stronghold: Crusader

    Rated on March 06, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Crusader is a solid improvement over the original and the best castle sim ever.

    I've already review the first Stronghold, so if you want an overview of the gameplay ow what the series is about either check out my review or gamespot's. I recommend you read both. This review will r...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    The penultimate castle-sim.

    Stronghold

    Rated on March 06, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    The penultimate castle-sim.

    Stronghold is castle sim in the vein of games like "The Settlers" or to an extent "Age of Empires" The original isn't my favorite (Crusader is), but as the game that kicked off a great series, it's wo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Epic combat, great graphics; More exciting than most shooters.

    Faces of War

    Rated on March 06, 2011 by Joriko_Star

    Epic combat, great graphics; More exciting than most shooters.

    I never played Soldiers Heroes of WW2. I bought it for 10$ online, got it in the mail, and discovered that it wouldn't work on my computer. I patched it and still nothing. That game would not run. So ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.