User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.22/10

Total of 81 user reviews spread across 81 releases

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  • User Rating 9
    Strengthened tactical elements and elaborate audiovisual adjustments push Patapon title closer to perfection.

    Patapon 2: Don-Chaka

    Rated on May 20, 2009 by Lovely_beauty

    Strengthened tactical elements and elaborate audiovisual adjustments push Patapon title closer to perfection.

    The debut of Patapon on PSP last year left a strong impression through its clever combination of the two genres: strategy and music, along with an artistic 2-D graphics. A number of notable awards aft...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Under its thrilling graphics is a robust Action game play with some well-adjusted Role playing additives.

    Dead Space

    Rated on May 10, 2009 by Lovely_beauty

    Under its thrilling graphics is a robust Action game play with some well-adjusted Role playing additives.

    The worst thing about such a heavily invested project like Dead Space (DS), strangely, is its marketing. EA's commonplace screen-shots and pale trailers seemingly counteracted critics' optimistic fore...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    A timeless, somber chef-d'oeuvre

    The Longest Journey

    Rated on May 06, 2009 by Lovely_beauty

    A timeless, somber chef-d'oeuvre

    Newport City, South California 2209: April Ryan, a graceful girl, has spent her troubled childhood running away from the family where the happy-go-lucky father has become a dark obsession. Her passion...

    10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A flawed implementation of what could have been a unique masterpiece.

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

    Rated on April 17, 2009 by Lovely_beauty

    A flawed implementation of what could have been a unique masterpiece.

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (VMB) is the sequel of Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption, which brings us to the World of Darkness, where the famous blood sucker race lives in disguise at the ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    Negligently developed, Forsaken God certainly succeeds in frustrating old fans and alienate new beginners

    Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods

    Rated on March 13, 2009 by Lovely_beauty

    Negligently developed, Forsaken God certainly succeeds in frustrating old fans and alienate new beginners

    There are many promises before the publishing, the most important of which is that Forsaken God (FG) will be a perfect complement for the imperfect Gothic 3. However, let's see how much JoWood has don...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    With enhanced multimedia and gameplay, "Chapters of the Chosen" is a paragon of any update on new platforms.

    Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi

    Rated on March 10, 2009 by Lovely_beauty

    With enhanced multimedia and gameplay, "Chapters of the Chosen" is a paragon of any update on new platforms.

    There was time when Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy are staple in the competition over Japanese Role Playing market between Square and Enix. That ended with the mergence of the two firms and both tit...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A decent Action Role playing designed with full awareness of its predecessors' the limitations.

    Sacred

    Rated on March 08, 2009 by Lovely_beauty

    A decent Action Role playing designed with full awareness of its predecessors' the limitations.

    Before Sacred, Role Playing genre had developed into two separate branches: Action and Traditional RPG, so-called. Paragons of the first type including Diablo, Dungeon Siege and Divine Divinity emphas...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Loki lazily follows the formula of Diablo but stays far below the stature of its model.

    Loki

    Rated on March 07, 2009 by Lovely_beauty

    Loki lazily follows the formula of Diablo but stays far below the stature of its model.

    There is not much to say about the story here since you can hardly find anything special about the pseudo-medieval, fantasy world in Loki. Fortunately, neither does story play an important role in a "...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Simple, hilarious and mildly entertaining, the game upholds the principle of its famous preceding webcomic Penny Arcade.

    Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode One

    Rated on August 25, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Simple, hilarious and mildly entertaining, the game upholds the principle of its famous preceding webcomic Penny Arcade.

    Penny Arcade is a famous webcomic by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik which tells mainly about gaming industry. Now, under the development of Hothead Game, the two leading roles Gabe and Tycho will hav...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Echochrome brings us into a miraculous space where the principles of physics are replaced by the rules of imagination

    echochrome

    Rated on August 25, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Echochrome brings us into a miraculous space where the principles of physics are replaced by the rules of imagination

    Many of us may still remember one of the most fearful subjects at high school: solid geometry. How many times has it panicked us with requirements like proving the parallelism of two lines or calculat...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Lost Wind is close to Okami's calibre, though it still seems inferior to that masterpiece in sereral aspects.

    LostWinds

    Rated on August 13, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Lost Wind is close to Okami's calibre, though it still seems inferior to that masterpiece in sereral aspects.

    The idea of Lost Wind (LW) began to take shape when developer Steve Burgess of Frontier Developments studio was watching the winds blowing through leaf canopies. The thought of a story in which the wi...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    11/10.<br />
The veteran can now have a rest, but his legend goes on forever.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    Rated on August 11, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    11/10.<br /> The veteran can now have a rest, but his legend goes on forever.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (MGS4), the game which occupies a huge amout of space on Game Magazines, was finally released on June 12th 2008 after many delays. Published right on the 20th ...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    With its incomparably distinct atmosphere, Final Fantasy VI Advance is an adequate farewell to GameBoy Advance.

    Final Fantasy VI Advance

    Rated on August 02, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    With its incomparably distinct atmosphere, Final Fantasy VI Advance is an adequate farewell to GameBoy Advance.

    Final Fantasy is the most successful title of Squaresoft (SquareEnix now). Everytime a new version is released, RPG fans all over the world have a chance to experience memorable adventure in a beautif...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The ultimate masterpiece on our old, beloved console. A must-buy whether you have contemplated the original or not.

    Persona 3: Fes

    Rated on July 29, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    The ultimate masterpiece on our old, beloved console. A must-buy whether you have contemplated the original or not.

    Last August, Atlus played their trump-card Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (P3) and immediately received hearty welcome from the community. While its distinct game play and impressive show of graphics a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Elapsed moment can't be taken back, decisions will define the future - this phylosophy is perfectly conveyed here.<br />

    Persona 3

    Rated on July 29, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Elapsed moment can't be taken back, decisions will define the future - this phylosophy is perfectly conveyed here.<br />

    "How many hours are there in a day?" - the main character of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3(SMTP3) will have an amazing answer for this childish question: 25. The 25th hour, the Dark hour, the period o...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    What a pity Keepsake's beautiful graphics and sophisticated puzzles are marred by an incoherent story.

    Keepsake

    Rated on July 27, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    What a pity Keepsake's beautiful graphics and sophisticated puzzles are marred by an incoherent story.

    Memory is an important part of every human being no matter how it tastes. The sweet days of childhood, the bitterness of an amour, sometimes we should stop a moment to revise every rise and fall in ou...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    This is but a small handbook beside the encyclopedia Cooking Mana, but small size sometimes has its advantage.

    Cooking Quest

    Rated on July 27, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    This is but a small handbook beside the encyclopedia Cooking Mana, but small size sometimes has its advantage.

    If you have ever played any version of Cooking Mama series before you will find much similarity in game play of Cooking Quest (CQ). The biggest change is that control is carried out by mouse instead o...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Blue Dragon is definitely one of, if not the best, Japanese Role Playing Games for XBox 360

    Blue Dragon

    Rated on July 26, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Blue Dragon is definitely one of, if not the best, Japanese Role Playing Games for XBox 360

    The ambition behind the combination of Mistwalker, Artoon and Microsoft Game Studios is to make a big step forward in Japanese RPG (JRPG) market with a high quality game for XBox 360. Therefore, their...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Despite its exultant appearance, TOD is an indepth and attractive third person shooter that can satisfy most PS3 owners.

    Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

    Rated on July 25, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Despite its exultant appearance, TOD is an indepth and attractive third person shooter that can satisfy most PS3 owners.

    Insomniac Games is famous for many famous games on Sony consoles. Successfully start with Spyro the Dragon on Play Station, but when PS2 came out, they handed over this label to Vivendi Universal and ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Thanks to its intelligent game play and excellent physical effects, Boom Blox can satisfy a wide variety of players.

    Boom Blox

    Rated on July 25, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Thanks to its intelligent game play and excellent physical effects, Boom Blox can satisfy a wide variety of players.

    The name Steven Spielberg has been associated with famous movies like Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds or series Indiana Jones... Hence, it was public opinion to expect an imposing Action-Adventure af...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Free and above average

    TrackMania Nations Forever

    Rated on July 21, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Free and above average

    Nadeo continues to make a surprise by publishing Trackmania Nations Forever (TNF) freely for everybody, similar to the prior version of this game TrackMania Nations (download available from http://www...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    An interesting story and some new features built around traditional game play, it's good for a ... spin-off.

    Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Toki no Tankentai

    Rated on July 18, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    An interesting story and some new features built around traditional game play, it's good for a ... spin-off.

    Usually a successful trademark will have a variety of satellite products. These spin-off normally introduce several variations to the original. This is exactly the case of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.Thou...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    My Life As a King brings us a new approach to the series when switching from Action-RPG to Simulation genre.

    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Chiisana Ousama to Yakusoku no Kuni

    Rated on July 17, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    My Life As a King brings us a new approach to the series when switching from Action-RPG to Simulation genre.

    In the competition between three next-gen consoles: Wii, X360 and PS3, online service is a critical market. While X360 and PS3 have already gained their footholds with Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    TWEWY's uncompellable attractiveness is thanks to the convergence of many strong points in a RPG.

    Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's a Wonderful World

    Rated on July 15, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    TWEWY's uncompellable attractiveness is thanks to the convergence of many strong points in a RPG.

    Leaving behind their disagreement with Nintedo about the publishing date of Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix continues to favour the rising consoles Nintendo DS and Wii by releasing their best-selling g...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Metroid Prime 3 not only brings us a renewed Aran but also justifies Wii's capability of presenting FPS.

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    Rated on July 12, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Metroid Prime 3 not only brings us a renewed Aran but also justifies Wii's capability of presenting FPS.

    Since 1986, there have been about 10 games published under Metroid label. Tradition of the series is a non-linear gameplay combining adventurous factors with rapid-fire running and gunning scenes. Thi...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Leaving behind the ill repute of a failure on PS1, this DS version is meant to bring new vitality to the series.

    Hoshigami

    Rated on June 27, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Leaving behind the ill repute of a failure on PS1, this DS version is meant to bring new vitality to the series.

    Appear for the first time on PS1 in 2001, Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth was considered a completely failed project from any view point. It failed because of the late release date when PS1 had demised,...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    with a huge addition to Pokemon collection and new utilities on NDS, Diamond/Pearl is the best version of this series

    Pocket Monsters Diamond

    Rated on June 25, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    with a huge addition to Pokemon collection and new utilities on NDS, Diamond/Pearl is the best version of this series

    Appear for the first time on Gameboy in 1995, Pokemon immediately became a remarkable trademark and enthralled gamer community in many countries throughout the globe. Among Nintedo's wide range of pro...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Villain name-part motif blends well with unit design pattern of Pikmin and Fable style, making Overlord so exquisite

    Overlord

    Rated on June 23, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Villain name-part motif blends well with unit design pattern of Pikmin and Fable style, making Overlord so exquisite

    Long ago, in a peaceful land emerged a dark force of Minions leading by a greedy, vicious Overlord. His conquest left scars in the whole kingdom and bedevil its people. 7 heroes of different race: Hum...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    With many beauty spots and simple gameplay, Anacapri can make either a good Adventure game or a pleasant tour.

    Anacapri - The Dream

    Rated on June 22, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    With many beauty spots and simple gameplay, Anacapri can make either a good Adventure game or a pleasant tour.

    The beautiful scenery of Capri island forces us to return to the series with brand new storyline and characters. A Quiet Weekend used many real photographs, and this one continues the method to bring ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The plot is amazing but without game guide, even real Sherlock Holmes would have to give up this one.

    Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis

    Rated on June 16, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    The plot is amazing but without game guide, even real Sherlock Holmes would have to give up this one.

    Series of video games about Sherlock Holmes by Frogwares Game Development Studio have been gradually improved with each version released. The last version, "The Awakened", placed the famous detective ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Finally Jackie can have a moment beside Jenny, though only in a dream. The tragedy end like that sorrowful and obsessive

    The Darkness

    Rated on June 15, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Finally Jackie can have a moment beside Jenny, though only in a dream. The tragedy end like that sorrowful and obsessive

    The Darkness (TD) is an FPS released for PS3 and XBox 360. Modulated from the cartoon of the same name by Marc Silvestri, game has succeeded in retaining the mien in the original: romantic and violent...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    The first strong impression made by graphics and sound is quickly faded out thanks to monotonous gameplay.

    Seiken Densetsu 4

    Rated on June 13, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    The first strong impression made by graphics and sound is quickly faded out thanks to monotonous gameplay.

    The first version of Mana series was released in 1991 under the name Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden. With the success of its two sequels, especially the third version, Mana made a strong impres...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The only thing outshines the thrilling story of Hotel Dusk is the way it utilizes NDS features in game play.

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215

    Rated on June 11, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    The only thing outshines the thrilling story of Hotel Dusk is the way it utilizes NDS features in game play.

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (HD) offers an excellent storyline like a real detective novel, which can satisfy the most fastidious fans of Adventure genre. 12/24/1976: the police inspector Kyle Hyde was in Ne...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Revenant Wings is a big step forward on an uncharted area of Game world: RTS on handheld consoles.

    Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

    Rated on June 10, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Revenant Wings is a big step forward on an uncharted area of Game world: RTS on handheld consoles.

    RTS and handheld console, the 2 concepts used to be unable to reconcile, until the appearance of NDS on the market. Hardware of this console, including sensor pen, has made it possible by providing a ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Square Enix never considers Mana series their main products, but an experiment for new ideas, this time: RTS on DS!

    Seiken Densetsu: Heroes of Mana

    Rated on June 10, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Square Enix never considers Mana series their main products, but an experiment for new ideas, this time: RTS on DS!

    Mana, known as Seiken Densetsu in Japan, is always a subordinate role besides the super star Final Fantasy, but the series still can make its own impression through the version Seiken Densetsu 3 on SN...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Painfully, Sega's desperate effort only transforms a lengend into a fair product.

    NiGHTS: Hoshi Furu Yoru no Monogatari

    Rated on June 09, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Painfully, Sega's desperate effort only transforms a lengend into a fair product.

    Sega Saturn! The name always reminds me of the exquisite but poor-fated Sega's product. As one of the high-tech members of the 5th console generations, Saturn utilized 2 CPUs. However, the difficulty ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Patapon's simple, mingled game play surprises me for how intriguing it can be.

    Patapon

    Rated on June 09, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Patapon's simple, mingled game play surprises me for how intriguing it can be.

    Legend has it that Patapon clan was once thriving, for they were in favour with The Supreme Being Almighty. Every time their warriors engaged in battle, the holy drum-beat resounded, giving them the ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    It brings a little out-of-tune to the monotonous rhythm of the series

    The Sims: Castaway Stories

    Rated on June 08, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    It brings a little out-of-tune to the monotonous rhythm of the series

    The Sims: Castaway Stories (CS) comes in time when most of us have been fed up with the too familiar background of previous Sims: urban context with hurried life line. After a shipwreck, your sim is d...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Humanistic script, innovative gameplay, imposing graphics and music by outstanding talents..., aren't these enough?

    Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume

    Rated on June 06, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Humanistic script, innovative gameplay, imposing graphics and music by outstanding talents..., aren't these enough?

    The story starts in 10/17/1849 when the genius composer Frédéric Chopin was in his dying moments after months tortured by tuberculosis. During his last 3 hours, Chopin was immersed in a strange world ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Without the lack of online mode on PS3 and PSP, it would be the best tennis simulating game ever released.

    Virtua Tennis 3

    Rated on June 02, 2008 by Lovely_beauty

    Without the lack of online mode on PS3 and PSP, it would be the best tennis simulating game ever released.

    If you ask any of tennis fans which was the best tennis game before 2003, most of them will say Virtual Tennis (VT) on Dreamcast, developed by Sega. After a long time letting Top Spin occupy its posit...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.