User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.08/10

Total of 51 user ratings spread across 51 releases

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  • Review Score:9
    School is about juggling studies, friends and fighting monsters

    Persona 3: Fes

    School is about juggling studies, friends and fighting monsters

    There is a thing to fault Persona 3. What is the game exactly? It can be loosely acknowledged as a role playing game, but equally focal are the dungeon crawling and dating simulation aspects. So eloquently these disparat... Read Full Review

    21 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Moving away is both its curse and blessing.

    Wild Arms: The 4th Detonator

    Moving away is both its curse and blessing.

    When it comes to video game franchises, few are as collected as the Wild Arms series. One can be assured that a Wild Arms game will definitely take place in Filgaia, a decayed world that is often found tittering on destr... Read Full Review

    16 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    This uniquely woven tale is not exactly a must-play, but it will be a damn shame to miss it. Again.

    Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth

    This uniquely woven tale is not exactly a must-play, but it will be a damn shame to miss it. Again.

    Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth is an exemplary example of why a game should be remade. The original, which first graced the psone 9 years ago, immediately became a cIassic, a bell weather sign that would soon make the game bo... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth

  • Review Score:6
    Have fun wriggling your right thumb in frustration.

    Too Human

    Have fun wriggling your right thumb in frustration.

    The biggest gripe with Too Human is that it was too ambitious. An action game by nature helplessly forced with elements of the role playing genre, the lack of focus and refinement on either fails to bring out some of the... Read Full Review

    13 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    The Last Remnant

  • Review Score:8.5
    A broken gem.

    The Last Remnant

    A broken gem.

    From the onset, The Last Remnant is justifiably a broken game. For something that has been in development for such a long period of time, by acclaimed RPG producers Square-Enix no less, the glaring technical problem is a... Read Full Review

    15 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Like childhood fables, Fable II charms you into thinking that it's a game of consequences.

    Fable II

    Like childhood fables, Fable II charms you into thinking that it's a game of consequences.

    Fable II is a game about choices. In its short but eventful journey that is set in the fantasy landscape of Albion, one plays the life of 'Little Sparrow', a muted hero who throughout the game, would make decisions that ... Read Full Review

    18 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    An unlikely concoction of fun.

    Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

    An unlikely concoction of fun.

    Puzzle Quest reminds us of those huge gambles one would have to take in stages of their lives where only two conceivable outcomes are presented- either it is destined for greatness, or it will be washed down the history ... Read Full Review

    17 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    A thousand year journey worth traveling.

    Lost Odyssey

    A thousand year journey worth traveling.

    Lost Odyssey arrived in a heavy package. It tells the thousand year tale of Kaim, an immortal living in a world that brutally limits lives other than his. Intuitively, longevity and invincibility shouldn't make for video... Read Full Review

    34 of 36 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Let history speaks for itself.

    Jeanne d'Arc

    Let history speaks for itself.

    One has the right to wonder if gaming has stooped to a new low when the tragic tale of an alleged heresy becomes an unwilling story material for a video game. This unfortunate accolade belongs to Jeanne D'Arc, a SRPG cre... Read Full Review

    19 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    You don't need a Lion's War to remain great.

    Final Fantasy Tactics: Shishi Sensou

    You don't need a Lion's War to remain great.

    Ignore what's after the colon in Final Fantasy Tactics: War of Lions; it's pretty much the same game as it was when first released in 1998. Minimally altered with some voice acted cut-scenes and new job cIasses, and spri... Read Full Review

    15 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Eternal Sonata

  • Review Score:9
    This is art.

    Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume

    This is art.

    Frederic François Chopin's first foray into being popular was said to be a masterpiece known as Grande Valse Brillante. It wasn't easy for the patriotic music composer, who had to made witness the fall of his homeland at... Read Full Review

    21 of 24 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Juggling RPG and Platform elements with such ease and grace, the DS welcomes the first entry of the Castlevania series.

    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

    Juggling RPG and Platform elements with such ease and grace, the DS welcomes the first entry of the Castlevania series.

    With its intuitive controls and addictive game play, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow is a reviewer's nightmare. It's extremely fun to play, but to put it down in words, it just never bring across the same message. Simply put... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Blue Dragon

  • Review Score:8
    Plagued by its own hype, Blue Dragon failed to become what many had expected it to be.

    Blue Dragon

    Plagued by its own hype, Blue Dragon failed to become what many had expected it to be.

    To many, the arrival of Mistwalker was a godsend to challenge the grapple of Square-Enix on the RPG market. The man behind is Hironobu Sakaguchi, whose name used to run synonymous with the famed company. His reply to his... Read Full Review

    15 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.9
    There isn't anything enchanting about Enchanted Arms.

    Enchanted Arms

    There isn't anything enchanting about Enchanted Arms.

    In life, being the first in anything is never a simple matter. The first child in a family often enjoys undivided attention, only to become the subject of harsh expectations when the second and third come along. Bragging... Read Full Review

    11 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.8

    Final Fantasy XII

  • Review Score:9.8
    Final Fantasy XII involves gamers in the makings of what next-generation gaming truly needs- good AI.

    Final Fantasy XII

    Final Fantasy XII involves gamers in the makings of what next-generation gaming truly needs- good AI.

    The road embarked was rocky, to say the least. The departure of Hironobu Sakaguchi from the critically acclaimed RPG series wasn’t the best injection of confidence fans needed. Music dictatorship by Nobuo Uematsu was ove... Read Full Review

    17 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.4

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

  • Review Score:6.4
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is the franchise's second stab at the genre, but it feels like the first.

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is the franchise's second stab at the genre, but it feels like the first.

    The premises of most games are fantasy, the realm where hordes of monsters rein supreme and where humans carry giant swords to assume roles of warriors not quite relevant in our version of world. It is a shot on anything... Read Full Review

    8 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.3

    Final Fantasy III

  • Review Score:8.3
    FF III may not be perfect, but it's still the best RPG the DS has for offer.

    Final Fantasy III

    FF III may not be perfect, but it's still the best RPG the DS has for offer.

    Final Fantasy III sets itself in a worldly fight between light and darkness. In this epic power-struggle, light once triumphed, and it was up to four Dark Warriors to restore the world back to its equilibrium. Many years... Read Full Review

    10 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1
    When a game is that good, no Judgement is necessary.

    Shadow Hearts: From the New World

    When a game is that good, no Judgement is necessary.

    Nautilus has obviously done something right. For the second game coming, this latest installment of the Shadow Hearts series impressed, much of it owing to the unique mix of conventional game play and dark humour. Like i... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.1

    Shadow Hearts: From the New World

  • Review Score:1
    Buy Dawn of Souls; it's the worst thing that can happen to your life.

    Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls

    Buy Dawn of Souls; it's the worst thing that can happen to your life.

    The Final Fantasy series has come a long way since its early days, and this GBA remake truly illustrates that, albeit in all the wrong ways. Ignore this game the way you would avoid a plague. It challenges your sanity... Read Full Review

    15 of 43 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.8

    Golden Sun

  • Review Score:6.8
    It’s all the niggling problems of the genre which prevent this sun from shining too brightly.

    Golden Sun

    It’s all the niggling problems of the genre which prevent this sun from shining too brightly.

    After the success of Shining Force 3, Camelot finally comes out of its lot to give itself another shot at the RPG genre. Carved in the same mould, Golden Sun carries an unmistakably old-school touch to it. The result is ... Read Full Review

    7 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.7
    It takes more than a stylus, a tactical brain, and an open heart to appreciate Advance Wars: DS.

    Advance Wars: Dual Strike

    It takes more than a stylus, a tactical brain, and an open heart to appreciate Advance Wars: DS.

    Like many other portable titles out there, Advance Wars: DS unashamedly declares its loyalty in the most conspicuous way. To those of you who insist that the abbreviation 'DS' must and always mean Dual Screens, I'm sorry... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8
    Little by little, it unveils its mystery to you, but the catch is, you must have the time.

    Animal Crossing: Wild World

    Little by little, it unveils its mystery to you, but the catch is, you must have the time.

    If you can get past that occasional weird stare while chuckling at its sheer brilliance and humour, you’ve got yourself a game in Animal Crossing: Wild World. The beginning of the game sees a cut-scene of your charact... Read Full Review

    12 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.3

    Grandia III

  • Review Score:7.3
    Pretty and addictive game, but that's about it.

    Grandia III

    Pretty and addictive game, but that's about it.

    Pretty and addictive game, but that's about it. The game follows the quest of our male protagonist, Yuki. Flying has always been in Yuki's blood. Together with Rotts, his best friend, they somehow managed to build the... Read Full Review

    9 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1
    Now, where's that ugly cousin of Dark Cloud 2?<br />

    Dark Chronicle

    Now, where's that ugly cousin of Dark Cloud 2?<br />

    Now, where's that ugly cousin of Dark Cloud 2? I can't say that I am a complete gamer, for I am better versed in RPGs than in any other genres. But it still take some major doing for a game to impress me so much I cou... Read Full Review

    6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.1

    Dark Cloud 2

  • Review Score:8.3
    Gripping stuff, that's what Shin Megami Tensei: DIgital Devil Saga is all about.

    Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga

    Gripping stuff, that's what Shin Megami Tensei: DIgital Devil Saga is all about.

    Gripping stuff, that's what Shin Megami Tensei: DIgital Devil Saga is all about. Shin Megami Tensei, or SMT, as it's so affectionately known as, hails as one of the top few RPGs series in Japan. It sets itself differentl... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.3

    Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga

  • Review Score:9.2
    Rarely can a game combine humour and gameplay to such great effects.

    Shadow Hearts II

    Rarely can a game combine humour and gameplay to such great effects.

    Rarely can a game combine humour and gameplay to such great effects. Shadow hearts:covenant follows the story of Yuri where the first game had left off. Alice had sacrificed herself for love and Yuri began life withou... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.2

    Shadow Hearts: Covenant

  • Rating:9.3

    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King