User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.62/10

Total of 250 user reviews spread across 250 releases

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  • User Rating 9
    It wraps up an an everlasting saga in a magnificent way

    Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

    Rated on April 11, 2014 by Pierst179

    It wraps up an an everlasting saga in a magnificent way

    After six years and six games that made up two fantastic trilogies that blended incredible storytelling with challenging puzzles, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy marks the end of the very succes...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    As a homage to an era when great pop culture was born, it is glorious; as a game, it is playable, yet forgettable

    Retro City Rampage: DX

    Rated on March 24, 2014 by Pierst179

    As a homage to an era when great pop culture was born, it is glorious; as a game, it is playable, yet forgettable

    It is easy to qualify Retro City Rampage as a self-aware 8-bit ripoff of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. After all, both take place in large cities on which players are free to roam around, star char...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Immensely challenging, invariably creative, and fully packed with great content

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

    Rated on March 14, 2014 by Pierst179

    Immensely challenging, invariably creative, and fully packed with great content

    Immensely challenging, invariably creative, and fully packed with great contentWhen it came out in 2010, Donkey Kong Country Returns had a pretty tough challenge to face. Not only was it supposed to r...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Packed with loads of content and powered by its incredible character development, Awakening is a resounding success

    Fire Emblem: Awakening

    Rated on January 11, 2014 by Pierst179

    Packed with loads of content and powered by its incredible character development, Awakening is a resounding success

    Strategy games and handhelds form one of gaming's finest pairings. Gameplay that is centered around grid-based movements and automatic battles does not shine through the addition of frills. On the con...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    On the fascinating pirate universe, the Assassin’s Creed franchise finds fertile waters for rehabilitation

    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    Rated on December 30, 2013 by Pierst179

    On the fascinating pirate universe, the Assassin’s Creed franchise finds fertile waters for rehabilitation

    For a franchise that is so overwhelmingly popular, it is easy to forget how Assassin's Creed awkwardly stepped into the gaming world. The original game did show a lot of promise, but its bright spots ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The truest and strongest translation of sidecrolling gameplay into a 3D environment

    Super Mario 3D World

    Rated on December 18, 2013 by Pierst179

    The truest and strongest translation of sidecrolling gameplay into a 3D environment

    Super Mario Galaxy was grand. It was a surprisingly effective step forward for the Mario 3D gameplay after the irregular Super Mario Sunshine. More importantly, it was a series that understood that ev...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    In the midst of a clear reliance on the past, the game carves its identity in surprisingly effective way

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    Rated on December 10, 2013 by Pierst179

    In the midst of a clear reliance on the past, the game carves its identity in surprisingly effective way

    Being part of The Legend of Zelda series is already pretty hard. After all, any title that receives the series' stamp and stars the famous Hyrule characters gets endlessly dissected by fans. Even game...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    By taking big steps in visuals and connectivity, it further illustrates the irresistible charm of the Pokemon world

    Pokemon X

    Rated on November 06, 2013 by Pierst179

    By taking big steps in visuals and connectivity, it further illustrates the irresistible charm of the Pokemon world

    After having two generations released on the very same portable - a somewhat rare occurrence for the Pokemon franchise, Pokemon X arrives on the Nintendo 3DS and marks, without any drop of doubt, the ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Action-packed and fast-paced, The Wonderful 101 features a stellar battle system and amazing characters

    The Wonderful 101

    Rated on October 21, 2013 by Pierst179

    Action-packed and fast-paced, The Wonderful 101 features a stellar battle system and amazing characters

    The latest in a line of games that includes the overwhelmingly beautiful Okami, the gory Madworld, and the thrilling Viewtiful Joe, The Wonderful 101 shares one trait in common with all those titles: ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Rayman Legends goes beyond drawing comparisons to great sidescrollers of the past, it carves its own legendary status

    Rayman Legends

    Rated on September 26, 2013 by Pierst179

    Rayman Legends goes beyond drawing comparisons to great sidescrollers of the past, it carves its own legendary status

    At some point in Rayman Legends, our brave limbless hero wanders into a world where rotten food beautifully encounters fabulous skeleton foes coming straight out of a "Cinco de Mayo" party, all - obvi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    An overall stunningly well-crafted game harmed by poor balance between gameplay and storytelling

    BioShock Infinite

    Rated on September 16, 2013 by Pierst179

    An overall stunningly well-crafted game harmed by poor balance between gameplay and storytelling

    The first two Bioshock games were neatly crafted and very engaging titles. Underneath the surface of their gameplay, which displayed the regular quirks of average action games, Irrational's works feat...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Overwhelmingly dangerous, yet delightfully light-hearted

    Pikmin 3

    Rated on September 15, 2013 by Pierst179

    Overwhelmingly dangerous, yet delightfully light-hearted

    For nearly a decade following the release of the critically acclaimed Pikmin 2, Nintendo fans have patiently waited for the next installment of the series. Initially planned to hit the Nintendo Wii, t...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    As it reaches its fourth installment, the Mario and Luigi series is still able to surprise and produce the unexpected

    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

    Rated on September 04, 2013 by Pierst179

    As it reaches its fourth installment, the Mario and Luigi series is still able to surprise and produce the unexpected

    Where once there were two Mario RPG series, now there is only one. With both Super Paper Mario and Sticker Star pushing the Paper Mario series further away from a role-playing gampeplay, Mario and Lui...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    A Virtual Daily Joy

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    Rated on July 09, 2013 by Pierst179

    A Virtual Daily Joy

    At some point during most games, when faced with the simple question "What are you playing this for?" most gamers will proudly state that they are either aiming to finish the main storyline or looking...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    The materialization of many people's childhood dreams: a charming city of Lego coming to glorious colorful life

    LEGO City Undercover

    Rated on May 27, 2013 by Pierst179

    The materialization of many people's childhood dreams: a charming city of Lego coming to glorious colorful life

    Any child who has ever toyed around with a Lego set has eventually dreamed of building something huge with those glorious tiny pieces, and in our youthful lack of skill we tried - and most likely fail...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    It's not just a temporary replacement for Mario Kart, it is a very worthy competitor

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

    Rated on May 11, 2013 by Pierst179

    It's not just a temporary replacement for Mario Kart, it is a very worthy competitor

    In all of the gaming industry, there is no niche where there is a domination as huge as the one that exists on the kart racing one. All games and teams that venture into the realm know exactly what ne...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    More than a blueprint for what is to come, Nintendo Land is a full-fledged game packed with content

    Nintendo Land

    Rated on May 02, 2013 by Pierst179

    More than a blueprint for what is to come, Nintendo Land is a full-fledged game packed with content

    It is undeniable that Wii Sports is one of the most successful games of all time. That statement may sound outrageously exaggerated - especially when the fact that its sales were inflated by the fact ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Its focus on character development harms its gameplay, but one cannot deny the extent of the game's world and content

    Assassin's Creed III

    Rated on May 01, 2013 by Pierst179

    Its focus on character development harms its gameplay, but one cannot deny the extent of the game's world and content

    The Assassin's Creed franchise is known for its size and ambitions. In fact, the franchise is so remarkably big that it took Ubisoft two games to get all of its details down, and the result was one un...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Gaming at one of its purest forms, but packed with a refreshing and valuable social component

    New Super Mario Bros. U

    Rated on April 26, 2013 by Pierst179

    Gaming at one of its purest forms, but packed with a refreshing and valuable social component

    After a lull of two generations, Nintendo has decided to go back to its roots and release, alongside a brand new system, a fresh Mario game. Differently from what other Mario games that kicked off a n...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    A very well-designed mixture of darkness and humor

    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    Rated on April 06, 2013 by Pierst179

    A very well-designed mixture of darkness and humor

    Differently from every single home console released by Nintendo up to that point, the Nintendo Gamecube did not feature a major Mario adventure among its starting lineup of games. Coincidentally, the ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    After playing Miracle Mask, all we should ask for is: keep coming and stay the same

    Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

    Rated on December 25, 2012 by Pierst179

    After playing Miracle Mask, all we should ask for is: keep coming and stay the same

    The Professor Layton series reaches its fifth installment in as many years, and - differently from many other famous franchises of this day and age - the professor has somehow manage to stumble upon a...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    As part of a series that has been nothing short of spectacular, Sticker Star is quite a disappointment

    Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    Rated on December 09, 2012 by Pierst179

    As part of a series that has been nothing short of spectacular, Sticker Star is quite a disappointment

    They say you don't change a winning team, and it is incredibly hard to find a team more successful than the first two Paper Mario games. Born in the shadow of the doubt that surrounded Nintendo's abil...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Like any great masterpiece, Klonoa and its greatness stand the test of time

    Kaze no Klonoa: Door to Phantomile

    Rated on November 24, 2012 by Pierst179

    Like any great masterpiece, Klonoa and its greatness stand the test of time

    Cuddly characters that could star on any Saturday morning cartoons, ridiculously silly plots that are there to just serve as an excuse to do some jumping around and enemy-whacking, and stages that are...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Its good heart, concept and ambition are precariously held together by uninspired gameplay

    Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

    Rated on November 24, 2012 by Pierst179

    Its good heart, concept and ambition are precariously held together by uninspired gameplay

    Sequels always carry some degree of intrigue. If they are the continuation of a memorable title, they present a remarkable challenging of not only achieving, but trying to find a way to surpass the ga...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    It fails to capitalize on the potential of its supposed coin-collecting insanity, but it is a great entry in the series

    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    Rated on November 20, 2012 by Pierst179

    It fails to capitalize on the potential of its supposed coin-collecting insanity, but it is a great entry in the series

    What started, in the Nintendo DS, as a nice little homage to Mario's glories of the past, has suddenly developed into a best-selling series of games that proves the strength and relevance that sidescr...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Its vibrant and unique personality transcends its limited gameplay and powers the game onto greatness

    No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

    Rated on November 16, 2012 by Pierst179

    Its vibrant and unique personality transcends its limited gameplay and powers the game onto greatness

    In a way, designing a game, like building pretty much anything from the ground up, comes down to doing a lot of little things right - or wrong - and then finding a way to integrate them nicely - or po...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    When it comes to a game with a concept as good as De Blob, more of the same can only be a good thing

    de Blob 2

    Rated on October 29, 2012 by Pierst179

    When it comes to a game with a concept as good as De Blob, more of the same can only be a good thing

    There are many kinds of dictatorship: there is the kind that tries to control the press and stop any criticism towards the government from being published; there are the ones neatly disguised as a dem...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    An incredible concept that is marred by poor execution

    Fragile: Sayonara Tsuki no Haikyo

    Rated on October 29, 2012 by Pierst179

    An incredible concept that is marred by poor execution

    Seto is a young boy living in a post-apocalyptic world where pretty much the entire world population has vanished for unexplained reasons. Living with an old man Seto refers to as his grandfather, the...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Its overwhelming tension wears out as the game progresses, but when it thrills, it does so in remarkable fashion

    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

    Rated on September 11, 2012 by Pierst179

    Its overwhelming tension wears out as the game progresses, but when it thrills, it does so in remarkable fashion

    Harry Mason, a somewhat unsuccessful writer, drives through a snowy night when, suddenly, he loses control, skids off the road and hits the metal fence of an old warehouse. A few moments later, he wak...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    It ends up being one of those games that, while good, has to forever live under the shadow of what it could have been

    Oboro Muramasa

    Rated on September 10, 2012 by Pierst179

    It ends up being one of those games that, while good, has to forever live under the shadow of what it could have been

    It is no secret that, when compared to other systems of its generation, the Nintendo Wii tremendously lacks power. Still, even with the limited hardware, a number of developers have been able to show ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Extraction is the perfect example of the benefits a console environment can bring to a genre mostly dedicated to arcades

    Dead Space: Extraction

    Rated on September 07, 2012 by Pierst179

    Extraction is the perfect example of the benefits a console environment can bring to a genre mostly dedicated to arcades

    On-rails shooters have always been considered as more of an arcade experience than a domestic one. Whether it is the fact that those games thrive when they are played through short bursts of time, or ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A very colorful and beautiful kind of sandbox, and a true delight to both mind and soul

    Viva Pinata

    Rated on July 06, 2012 by Pierst179

    A very colorful and beautiful kind of sandbox, and a true delight to both mind and soul

    Winning and losing is part of what makes games so blindingly exciting. Dealing with the constant threat of failure, and the looming possibility that any slip up will force players to start a stage fro...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Despite its flaws Snake Eater remains as gaming's best implementation of stealth gameplay

    Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

    Rated on June 26, 2012 by Pierst179

    Despite its flaws Snake Eater remains as gaming's best implementation of stealth gameplay

    Out of all the games of the very successful Metal Gear franchise, Snake Eater is probably the one to which most fans will flock once discussions over which is the best game of the series ensue. Beside...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Arkham City both reconfirms the classic status of Arkham Asylum and transcends it into historical gaming greatness

    Batman: Arkham City

    Rated on June 25, 2012 by Pierst179

    Arkham City both reconfirms the classic status of Arkham Asylum and transcends it into historical gaming greatness

    Batman Arkham Asylum was not just a great game, it was the ultimate proof that when handled by companies that want something more than simply taking advantage of a famous character, superhero licenses...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    It does not simply stand out among JRPGs, it ventures into new areas and clears the path for exciting possibilities

    Xenoblade

    Rated on May 05, 2012 by Pierst179

    It does not simply stand out among JRPGs, it ventures into new areas and clears the path for exciting possibilities

    Once upon a time, the world was nothing but a big blue ball of water, then, seemingly out of nowhere two entities sprung up from the very bottom of the sea: Mechonis, the mechanical menacing giant; an...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Pit manages to find his place among Nintendo's stellar rank of gaming heroes

    Kid Icarus: Uprising

    Rated on April 25, 2012 by Pierst179

    Pit manages to find his place among Nintendo's stellar rank of gaming heroes

    Deciding which way a gaming series should head next is a pretty tough process for most companies, even if said series has been going through a reasonably long stretch of constant releases that have be...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    By contrasting two opposing gameplay styles, Revelations brings out the very best and the worst in the series

    Resident Evil: Revelations

    Rated on April 16, 2012 by Pierst179

    By contrasting two opposing gameplay styles, Revelations brings out the very best and the worst in the series

    During the course of its life, the Resident Evil series has gone through some polarizing changes that stranded some of its most conservative fans, but that opened up the gates for a large group of out...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    By changing the series, Mario Party 9 becomes the one guest everyone wants to see on any party's invitation list

    Mario Party 9

    Rated on April 04, 2012 by Pierst179

    By changing the series, Mario Party 9 becomes the one guest everyone wants to see on any party's invitation list

    Stale has, unfortunately, become a sad synonym for the Mario Party series. Little did we know that what started back in the early days of the Nintendo 64 era as a rough, but still fun, combination of ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Psychonauts finds, in the twisted human mind, the perfect flourishing grounds for the wackiness of the platforming genre

    Psychonauts

    Rated on April 02, 2012 by Pierst179

    Psychonauts finds, in the twisted human mind, the perfect flourishing grounds for the wackiness of the platforming genre

    The great thing about platformers is that no other genre in the gaming realm gives developers nearly as much creative freedom. Gamers expect a certain degree of realism on pretty much all genres, from...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Arkham Asylum comes to stop super villainy from throwing superhero names in the gutter due to shameful games

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Rated on March 28, 2012 by Pierst179

    Arkham Asylum comes to stop super villainy from throwing superhero names in the gutter due to shameful games

    With time and experience, gamers develop some useful rules of thumb in order to deal with the big amount of games that flow into the market, those rules help us determine when a game is worthy of a pu...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.