User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.18/10

Total of 201 user ratings spread across 201 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
    (34)
  5. 6
    (15)
  6. 5
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  • Review Score:6
    Guitar Hero On Tour is a viable option if you really need Guitar Hero to go, but its mechanical issues can't be ignored.

    Guitar Hero: On Tour

    Guitar Hero On Tour is a viable option if you really need Guitar Hero to go, but its mechanical issues can't be ignored.

    Let it never be said that developer Vicarious Visions lacks innovation and ambition: These folks have often tried to push the limit of portable hardware, first with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on the Gameboy Advance and the... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Draglade

  • Rating:6.5

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness

  • Rating:7

    Orcs & Elves

  • Rating:7

    Cybernator

  • Rating:6.5

    Breath of Fire II

  • Rating:6.5

    Metal Marines

  • Rating:2

    Volleyball

  • Rating:7.5

    Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

  • Rating:6.5

    Lunar Pool

  • Rating:7.5

    Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

  • Review Score:8
    The fact that Metroid Prime: Pinball is an absurd mix of two completely different ideas doesn't hinder its enjoyability.

    Metroid Prime Pinball (w/Rumble Pak)

    The fact that Metroid Prime: Pinball is an absurd mix of two completely different ideas doesn't hinder its enjoyability.

    The amalgamation of genres so inherently different usually elicits a three-letter internet acronym from many a videogamer that begins with a "W" and ends with an "F". This is precisely the reception t... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    It would be best to look at Polarium not as a videogame but an "activity" - akin to a crossword puzzle or Rubi

    Chokkan Hitofude

    It would be best to look at Polarium not as a videogame but an "activity" - akin to a crossword puzzle or Rubi

    "It will be the next [anything]" is a claim thrown around far too often. It happens in sports, music and Hollywood. Unsurprisingly, such claims also permeate the videogame realm, and perhaps to even a greater e... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5
    The following takes place between mediocre and bad. Review occurs in real time.

    24: The Game

    The following takes place between mediocre and bad. Review occurs in real time.

    [This review was originally written for and published by TRIGAMES.NET by MrCHUP0N.] I'd like to replace 24's "Graphic Violence / Viewer Discretion" message in honor of 24: The Game. "Due to some ques... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    A torrential blast of puzzle pieces, gameplay modes and unlockables in the size of a postage stamp.

    Meteos

    A torrential blast of puzzle pieces, gameplay modes and unlockables in the size of a postage stamp.

    If Lumines is portable gaming’s figure skating, then Meteos is snowboarding in an avalanche while trying to control a full bladder. Meteos leaves an impression entirely opposite from Lumines, developer Q? Entertainmen... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    Spider-Man 2

  • Review Score:5.5
    Frustrating level design and unbalanced goals make this game hard to enjoy. The good moments are few and far between.

    Spider-Man 2

    Frustrating level design and unbalanced goals make this game hard to enjoy. The good moments are few and far between.

    With the Nintendo DS launch looking relatively stark, Spiderman 2 DS starts out seeming like a diamond in the rough. But underneath the relatively smooth presentation and variety of combat options lies squandered potenti... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Classic gameplay, teeth-gnashing difficulty, and Mega Man's head - bigger and more bulbous than ever before.

    RockMan RockMan

    Classic gameplay, teeth-gnashing difficulty, and Mega Man's head - bigger and more bulbous than ever before.

    The Mega Man franchise is spread out so vastly that it's easy to forget where it all began. Capcom thankfully has come to the rescue by resurrecting the original NES game for portable play on Sony's PSP, with spiced up v... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A flawed diamond is still a diamond, and despite some bumps along the way, Chrono Trigger remains a classic.

    Chrono Trigger

    A flawed diamond is still a diamond, and despite some bumps along the way, Chrono Trigger remains a classic.

    The concept of time travel in entertainment is often executed either with so much camp that it gets ridiculous and cheesy, or with so much in-depth discussion and metaphorical clues that you couldn't wrap your head aroun... Read Full Review

    7 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Chrono Trigger

  • Rating:7

    Call of Duty 3

  • Review Score:7
    First person shooting on Wii is playable, fun and fresh. But it's a severely rushed port lacking polish and multiplayer.

    Call of Duty 3

    First person shooting on Wii is playable, fun and fresh. But it's a severely rushed port lacking polish and multiplayer.

    World War II continues to live on through video games, reminding - and in some cases, teaching - fans of the medium about one of the most significant engagements in the history of our world. Yet, with all the gaming cont... Read Full Review

    15 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    Trace Memory's best moments soar above and beyond, but their scarcity is simply made more apparent by its worst moments.

    Another Code: Futatsu no Kioku

    Trace Memory's best moments soar above and beyond, but their scarcity is simply made more apparent by its worst moments.

    Adventure games have long since been declared dead by critics and players alike, but those who hold onto the genre will quickly point out that Myst V, Syberia, Dreamfall and Indigo Prophecy are keeping things out of the ... Read Full Review

    10 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Trace Memory

  • Review Score:4.5
    The ideas are there but the execution and polish aren't. At best Red Steel is a rental, if only for curiosity's sake.

    Red Steel

    The ideas are there but the execution and polish aren't. At best Red Steel is a rental, if only for curiosity's sake.

    The protagonist's hand tilts just as you tilt your hand in real space, holding your pistol with dat gangsta grip. Where you wave, your gun aims. You pull the B-button "trigger" on the Wii remote and gunfire eru... Read Full Review

    14 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    The harder they fall, indeed.

    Shadow of the Colossus

    The harder they fall, indeed.

    It is during an undisclosed age, at an undisclosed place, where the nameless wanderer rides a horse that is clearly too large for him - carrying with him a lifeless young lady who is at once a picture of both tranquility... Read Full Review

    21 of 34 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.9

    Metroid Prime

  • Review Score:9.9
    By the time I beat the last boss, my heart was pounding harder than it had for any other videogame experience.

    Metroid Prime

    By the time I beat the last boss, my heart was pounding harder than it had for any other videogame experience.

    [This review originally appears, in full, on TRIGAMES.NET] It was November 10th, 2004. Nearly two years after Metroid Prime released. I am slow with deep games, but on that day I ended a ten-hour week from where I'd l... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.8
    There's no reason to play with a handicapped D-pad, poor online lag and sore losers that disconnect. Find an arcade.

    Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting

    There's no reason to play with a handicapped D-pad, poor online lag and sore losers that disconnect. Find an arcade.

    When it comes to crisp, fresh produce, the one-on-one 2D fighting game genre has seen better days. With 3D arena fighters like Dead or Alive, Soul Calibur, Tekken and the recent Mortal Kombats winning popularity contests... Read Full Review

    13 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9
    Pick up Gradius V, shoot lots of stuff, and die a whole lot - 'cause it's better than you.

    Gradius V

    Pick up Gradius V, shoot lots of stuff, and die a whole lot - 'cause it's better than you.

    Space. The final frontier. Also, a very common place for purveyors of fine videogames to find themselves getting eaten up. No, not by awesomely horrible space demons or black holes, but by a genre that has long gone unlo... Read Full Review

    11 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.4

    Guardian Heroes

  • Review Score:8.4
    Guardian Heroes does a really good job of uniquely presenting a silly, action-packed brawling experience.

    Guardian Heroes

    Guardian Heroes does a really good job of uniquely presenting a silly, action-packed brawling experience.

    [This review originally appears on TRIGAMES.NET.] Though a lot of people either don't realize it or don't want to admit it, the Sega Saturn had some surprisingly good unique releases here in America. Though not enough... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3
    It's really like owning a puppy - then neglecting it after you start playing Advance Wars: Dual Strike.

    Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends

    It's really like owning a puppy - then neglecting it after you start playing Advance Wars: Dual Strike.

    [This is a lost cause. There's no way I can salvage this. So I'll just label it a failed comedic satire and be done with it.] To: jingle.kringle@north.pol From: bornyesterday@lol.com dear santa i want a puppy c... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.3

    Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends

  • Review Score:1
    I suffered through this tripe. So humor me. Let me be at peace with writing an inanely, insanely long pointless review.

    Mortal Kombat: Shinken Kourin Densetsu

    I suffered through this tripe. So humor me. Let me be at peace with writing an inanely, insanely long pointless review.

    [Note: This is a re-review. The original review I wrote three years ago does not do this game justice. Sit back, relax and enjoy the slough.] It was a Wednesday night. I had Eduoard Lalo's Cello Concerto in D minor bl... Read Full Review

    21 of 23 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    Mortal Kombat

  • Review Score:9
    With the power of Final Fantasy IV in the palm of your hands, bathroom breaks just got a whole lot more engaging.

    Final Fantasy IV Advance

    With the power of Final Fantasy IV in the palm of your hands, bathroom breaks just got a whole lot more engaging.

    Endearing, dramatic and challenging, 1991's Final Fantasy II for the SNES was my first introduction to console role-playing games. It presented intimidating bosses, a huge game world, and a story more engaging than the S... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.8
    If all we were going to get was a port, there really should have been more effort. The source material deserves better.

    Rayman DS

    If all we were going to get was a port, there really should have been more effort. The source material deserves better.

    [This review appears originally on Trigames.NET] Rayman 2 was one of the absolute finest 3D platformers on any and every system it came out on (and it came out almost quite literally on every system at the time). Maki... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

  • Review Score:8.5
    It's got great thinking-man's gameplay bolstered by a decidedly anime presentation. A cult classic; help make it a hit.

    Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten (Limited Edition)

    It's got great thinking-man's gameplay bolstered by a decidedly anime presentation. A cult classic; help make it a hit.

    Capcom wants to teach us about Japanese lawyers. According to the house that Captain Commando built, we can come to understand a few things about the lawyers we'd find milling about Akihabara district, and the legal syst... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful