User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.57/10

Total of 223 user reviews spread across 223 releases

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  • User Rating 7
    You'd be insane to not want to leave this place.

    Outlast

    Rated on March 18, 2014 by JustPlainLucas

    You'd be insane to not want to leave this place.

    There's a saying that's been said on occasion. "Don't be afraid of the dark. Be afraid of what it's hiding." Few games bring that saying into life better than Outlast, a survival horror game that gri...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The Old West.  Rockstar style.

    Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition

    Rated on August 06, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    The Old West. Rockstar style.

    For more than a decade, Rockstar's been making open-world sandbox games that let you do whatever you wanted, for good or for bad. Back in 2004, Rockstar published a game called Red Dead Revolver, a W...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Mario Hoops 3 on 3 should only be played by people who have no access to better games.

    Mario Basket: 3 on 3

    Rated on June 06, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Mario Hoops 3 on 3 should only be played by people who have no access to better games.

    Mario's done it all in his long career. Basketball's just one of his many recreational activities he's pursued. A tournament's taking place in the Mushroom Kingdom and courts have been set up across v...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    See Watchmen. See Watchmen beat up bad buys. See Watchmen beat up even more bad guys.

    Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Parts 1 and 2

    Rated on June 06, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    See Watchmen. See Watchmen beat up bad buys. See Watchmen beat up even more bad guys.

    Who watches the Watchmen? That's the question that's on every New York citizen's minds. It's the late '70s and the streets of NYC are strewn with litter, both literal trash type, and the figurative s...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Vin Diesel is... the Wheelman, in an average game.

    Wheelman

    Rated on June 03, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Vin Diesel is... the Wheelman, in an average game.

    Vin Diesel has had a dream of getting into video games for years. He starred in the critically acclaimed Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and its sequel Assault on Dark Athena. Now, he's...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Help the Mini Marios rescue Pauline (again) from the clutches of Donkey Kong!

    Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem

    Rated on April 21, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Help the Mini Marios rescue Pauline (again) from the clutches of Donkey Kong!

    Mario's been battling Donkey Kong far longer than he's been battling his other nemesis Bowser. At first, it was just a bunch of ladders and barrels between him and Donkey Kong but over the recent yea...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    It's time for another trip under the sea as you revisit the submerged utopia that is Rapture.

    BioShock 2

    Rated on April 14, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    It's time for another trip under the sea as you revisit the submerged utopia that is Rapture.

    DISCLAIMER: No amount of time was spend on the game's multiplayer, so this review is focused solely on the single-player aspect. In 2007, 2K Games introduced the gaming world to a whole new world u...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Dr. Ryuta Kawashima returns, this time adorning devilish horns....

    Tohoku Daigaku Karei Igaku Kenkyuusho - Kawashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu - Mono Sugoku Nou o Kitaeru 5-Funkan no Oni Training

    Rated on March 21, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Dr. Ryuta Kawashima returns, this time adorning devilish horns....

    Do you remember Brain Age? Wouldn't it be funny had you played Brain Age but forgotten all about it? The DS was treated with two Brain Age games, designed by Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawash...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Tomb Raider has been rebooted to introduce the gaming world to a newer, rougher Lara Croft.

    Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)

    Rated on March 12, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Tomb Raider has been rebooted to introduce the gaming world to a newer, rougher Lara Croft.

    Disclaimer: No amount of time was spent on the multiplayer, so this review is reflective of the single player portion only. A couple of years ago at E3, Square-Enix unveiled a new Tomb Raider. Th...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    I'm a ninja.  He's a ninja.  She's a ninja.  We some ninjas.  Wouldn't you want to be a ninja too?

    Shinobi

    Rated on March 08, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    I'm a ninja. He's a ninja. She's a ninja. We some ninjas. Wouldn't you want to be a ninja too?

    Remember when games used to be hard based on the sole premise of getting everything done right in a handful of lives or it's back to the beginning of the level? No check points, no regenerating healt...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    River City Ransom EX enhances a remembered favorite, but some unwanted tweaks tarnishes the memories.

    Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari EX

    Rated on March 03, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    River City Ransom EX enhances a remembered favorite, but some unwanted tweaks tarnishes the memories.

    The 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System was a beloved machine because it put out so many classics. One such classic was a game by American Technos Inc. called River City Ransom. This side-scrolling ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Fun.  Bloody, violent,  vulgar, mindless, ridiculous, juvenile, fun.

    Bulletstorm

    Rated on March 01, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Fun. Bloody, violent, vulgar, mindless, ridiculous, juvenile, fun.

    Most first-person shooters these days take themselves too seriously. They try to establish tension and meaning in their narratives, attempting to fill the void from point A to point B with purpose. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Lego Indiana Jones 2 is fun, but some critical changes to the formula hold the game back.

    LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

    Rated on February 25, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Lego Indiana Jones 2 is fun, but some critical changes to the formula hold the game back.

    Traveler's Tales do one thing and one thing only: make Lego games. Any young-hearted fun-loving gamer has played at least one by now, whether it's Star Wars or Harry Potter or Pirates of the Caribbea...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Level-5 and Studio Ghibli join forces to make some truly extraordinary magic.

    Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou

    Rated on February 17, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Level-5 and Studio Ghibli join forces to make some truly extraordinary magic.

    PS3 owners have gone quite some time without a good, quality old-fashioned JRPG, and now their wait is finally over. In 2010, Level-5 in collaboration with Studio Ghibli, released a game on Nintendo'...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Resident Evil makes its franchise debut on Nintendo's 3DS.

    Resident Evil: Revelations

    Rated on February 05, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Resident Evil makes its franchise debut on Nintendo's 3DS.

    The long running survival horror franchise Resident Evil shows no signs of slowing down. Having started its birth on the PlayStation, it has made appearances on the Saturn, the Nintendo 64, the Dream...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Jack Cayman returns, but three's a crowd...

    Anarchy Reigns

    Rated on January 26, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Jack Cayman returns, but three's a crowd...

    DISCLAIMER: No amount of time was spent exploring the multiplayer. This review reflects the single player campaign only. Platinum Games has made a name for themselves for making some of the zanies...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Afro's deadly adventure fails to leave a lasting impact.

    Afro Samurai

    Rated on January 17, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Afro's deadly adventure fails to leave a lasting impact.

    Ever heard that saying, "Where there's smoke, there's fire"? Well, where there's blood, there's swords. Afro Samurai's carrying a really large sword, so it's only logical there's gallons of blood. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Halo Reach is a prequel to Halo and chronicles Reach's final moments as it fell to the Covenant.

    Halo: Reach

    Rated on January 13, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Halo Reach is a prequel to Halo and chronicles Reach's final moments as it fell to the Covenant.

    Disclaimer: The author of this review has not explored any of the online features, thus no mention of those features will be covered in this review. The score and text reflect Halo Reach as a single ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Come one, come all!  Have a Nintendo-sized ball!  Just make sure you bring someone along with you.

    Nintendo Land

    Rated on January 13, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Come one, come all! Have a Nintendo-sized ball! Just make sure you bring someone along with you.

    It's always nice to see the return of the pack-in game, provided of course you grabbed yourself the deluxe version of the new Nintendo Wii U. If you did, then you got yourself a fun little game for p...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Scribblenauts Unlimited is game where you let loose the limits of your imagination.

    Scribblenauts Unlimited

    Rated on January 12, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Scribblenauts Unlimited is game where you let loose the limits of your imagination.

    Scribblenauts all started back in 2009 on the Nintendo DS. It featured a young boy named Maxwell who was able to literally create objects out of thin air using his notebook. He thought up just about...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Take a trip through time and relive one of the greatest adventures Nintendo's ever made.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

    Rated on January 11, 2013 by JustPlainLucas

    Take a trip through time and relive one of the greatest adventures Nintendo's ever made.

    Not too many games are remembered so fondly by grown-up gamers as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. When the game was first released on the Nintendo 64, it took an already well established franch...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3
    Old problems unfixed with entirely new problems, Epic Mickey 2 is a game not even fans will touch with a 10 foot brush.

    Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

    Rated on December 29, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    Old problems unfixed with entirely new problems, Epic Mickey 2 is a game not even fans will touch with a 10 foot brush.

    When the concept of Epic Mickey was first unveiled a few years ago, it sounded very promising. A dark adventure staring Disney mascot Mickey Mouse and a whole slew of other Disney notables had potent...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    For what could have been the series' most interesting character, Aveline de Grandpre deserved a far better game.

    Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

    Rated on December 25, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    For what could have been the series' most interesting character, Aveline de Grandpre deserved a far better game.

    DISCLAIMER: No amount of time has been spent exploring the multiplayer aspects of the game, and as such, this review is representative of the single-player game only. The Assassin's Creed games hav...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The Xbox classic receives an HD facelift as it's crammed into the tiny constraints of the Vita handheld.

    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath

    Rated on December 23, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    The Xbox classic receives an HD facelift as it's crammed into the tiny constraints of the Vita handheld.

    Lorne Lanning. If you're familiar with the name, you know of his works. The Oddworld franchise, which spawned on the PlayStation with Abe's Oddysee, was most notably odd. It featured a cast of biza...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    The Assassin's Creed franchise ventures into new territory on Nintendo's Wii U, but isn't completely enjoyable.

    Assassin's Creed III

    Rated on December 15, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    The Assassin's Creed franchise ventures into new territory on Nintendo's Wii U, but isn't completely enjoyable.

    DISCLAIMER: This review is a reflection of the single player content only, as no time was spent exploring the multiplayer aspect of the game. Another year, another Assassin's Creed. Assassin's Cre...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Mario makes a triumphant return to form on the Wii U!

    New Super Mario Bros. U

    Rated on December 02, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    Mario makes a triumphant return to form on the Wii U!

    It is a great time to be a Mario fan right now. Earlier this year, we've seen New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Paper Mario: Sticker Star on the 3DS, and now we have yet another Mario game, this time on th...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A fun and enjoyable kart racing game is unfortunately hampered by some game breaking glitches.

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

    Rated on November 26, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    A fun and enjoyable kart racing game is unfortunately hampered by some game breaking glitches.

    It's often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. With as many times as Mario Kart's been imitated, you wonder if Mario's grown tired of being flattered. Most, however, do not flatte...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    The Wii U's first outing into zombie infested territory is a scary, yet clumsy one.

    ZombiU

    Rated on November 23, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    The Wii U's first outing into zombie infested territory is a scary, yet clumsy one.

    It happens with every system launch. There's always that one game that promises to show off what the system can do. People put their faith into that one upcoming title, the proverbial system seller,...

    7 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Paper Mario's newest adventure is fun, but its flaws are a constant reminder of how much greater Sticker Star could be.

    Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    Rated on November 17, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    Paper Mario's newest adventure is fun, but its flaws are a constant reminder of how much greater Sticker Star could be.

    It all began with one Nintendo 64 game in 2001: Paper Mario. It was considered by many to be the spiritual successor to Super Nintendo's Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Its charming art ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The power of the 3DS and a heartfelt story makes Miracle Mask the best installment in the Professor Layton series.

    Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

    Rated on November 11, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    The power of the 3DS and a heartfelt story makes Miracle Mask the best installment in the Professor Layton series.

    Professor Layton is a long-running beloved franchise with four installments currently on the NIntendo DS. As great as the games were, however, they ran the risk of growing stale. Very little was don...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Extremely addictive and incredibly nostalgic, Theatrhythm is a must-have for any Final Fantasy fan.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Rated on October 28, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    Extremely addictive and incredibly nostalgic, Theatrhythm is a must-have for any Final Fantasy fan.

    Final Fantasy. The series synonymous with Japanese role-playing games. We've seen countless spin offs, sequels to mainstays and even a couple of MMORPGs. Now comes Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, a rhyt...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    Yay!  You're growing flowers, and going bored out of your mind while you're at it!

    SunFlowers

    Rated on October 20, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    Yay! You're growing flowers, and going bored out of your mind while you're at it!

    Have you ever wanted to grow flowers but were too concerned with getting your hands dirty and raising the cost of your water bill? Well, now you don't have to worry as Sunflowers for the PS Vita let'...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Paper Mario sets foot on yet another adventure, but an entirely new play style doesn't make it as fun.

    Super Paper Mario

    Rated on October 11, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    Paper Mario sets foot on yet another adventure, but an entirely new play style doesn't make it as fun.

    It's been several years since the first Paper Mario was released on the Nintendo 64. Paper Mario was a role-playing game that had Mario and Co. roaming through the Mushroom Kingdom and was later foll...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Paper Mario returns for a new adventure, but a little too much backtracking makes the journey longer than need be.

    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

    Rated on September 23, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    Paper Mario returns for a new adventure, but a little too much backtracking makes the journey longer than need be.

    In 2001, Nintendo released the much beloved Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64. It featured Mario and Co. journeying throughout the Mushroom Kingdom looking for the seven Star Spirits. Featuring an inv...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Loaded with charm, imagination, wit and gameplay, Paper Mario is etched in time as one of best RPGs around.

    Mario Story

    Rated on September 16, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    Loaded with charm, imagination, wit and gameplay, Paper Mario is etched in time as one of best RPGs around.

    More than a decade ago, Nintendo brought Mario to the Nintendo 64 in a whole new way. Sure, he's been in a role-playing game before, but not like this. Having his dimensions stripped away, Mario bec...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Sound Shapes is an incredible adventure of sights and sounds, but a short campaign and lack of challenge hold it back.

    Sound Shapes

    Rated on September 09, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    Sound Shapes is an incredible adventure of sights and sounds, but a short campaign and lack of challenge hold it back.

    Among the indie developer scene, the 2D platforming genre is quite popular. Not having to pour excessive resources into making graphical powerhouses allow the makers to focus on gameplay and creativ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Klei Entertainment takes a crack at being a crack ninja.

    Mark of the Ninja

    Rated on September 07, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    Klei Entertainment takes a crack at being a crack ninja.

    If you've heard of Klei Entertainment, you might recall an Xbox Live Arcade title called Shank released in 2010. Shank was a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em up with shooting and grenade tossing elements. ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Nintendo proves to the world that when you want to do something right, you take your time.

    Kid Icarus: Uprising

    Rated on August 30, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    Nintendo proves to the world that when you want to do something right, you take your time.

    Kid Icarus is about as old as Mario, Samus and Link. Unlike those iconic video game mascots, however, Kid Icarus has not seen multiple sequels and spin offs spread across numerous platforms. The onl...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    It's the same old Mario, only with a lot more coins!

    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    Rated on August 26, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    It's the same old Mario, only with a lot more coins!

    In 2006, there was New Super Mario Bros. In 2009, there was New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Now in 2012, there's New Super Mario Bros. 2. Confused? Well, you should be because later this year, there wi...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    This sleeping dog is one you'll find yourself wanting to wake.

    Sleeping Dogs

    Rated on August 23, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    This sleeping dog is one you'll find yourself wanting to wake.

    The open-world sandbox genre has exploded since the days of Grand Theft Auto III. Every newcomer has to do something new to distinguish themselves from the pack. United Front Games has managed to do...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.