User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.21/10

Total of 26 user reviews spread across 26 releases

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  • User Rating 8
    This light and humorous adventure is definitely one worth trying out. A review by a newcomer to the series.

    The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

    Rated on August 28, 2009 by Platyphyllum

    This light and humorous adventure is definitely one worth trying out. A review by a newcomer to the series.

    I am one of those people who never really got into gaming quickly enough to catch all of those old classics and experience the time during the 80's and 90's when the adventure genre was at its peak. A...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Another great entry in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise and a good improvement on the formula of its predecessor.

    Persona 4

    Rated on August 28, 2009 by Platyphyllum

    Another great entry in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise and a good improvement on the formula of its predecessor.

    You seriously can't call yourself a JRPG fanatic if you've never heard of Atlus. Just two years ago, they unleashed Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 unto the unexpected gaming market. While Atlus did hav...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A much more difficult, polished, and mixed example of a sequel

    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

    Rated on August 28, 2009 by Platyphyllum

    A much more difficult, polished, and mixed example of a sequel

    Nintendo's Metroid series has already been running for a very long time. Having its origins on the NES, the series has certainly come a long way from its simple but unique format to the extremely well...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Justice for All brings back the Ace Attorney formula with stories and writing that are better than ever.

    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All

    Rated on August 28, 2009 by Platyphyllum

    Justice for All brings back the Ace Attorney formula with stories and writing that are better than ever.

    The game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney came as a bit of a surprise. Not only was it a part of the visual novel adventure genre, a genre which hardly ever receives any attention from the mainstream game...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    One of the most immersive and interesting vampire-centric RPGS ever made that (sadly) suffers from technical problems

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

    Rated on August 20, 2009 by Platyphyllum

    One of the most immersive and interesting vampire-centric RPGS ever made that (sadly) suffers from technical problems

    What is the Vampire: The Masquerade universe? I'm not really quite sure myself. All I know is that it's a discontinued pen and paper role-playing game that involves vampires. I'm not even a big fan of...

    10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    God of War is a solid and highly polished action game that suffers from some poor and noticeable game design choices.

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    Rated on July 27, 2009 by Platyphyllum

    God of War is a solid and highly polished action game that suffers from some poor and noticeable game design choices.

    With a story now spanning three main games (and one portable title), the massive critical acclaim, and unending positive audience feedback, it's quite a wonder that I haven't picked up the first game ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    This game is pretty much just a short and easy dose of fun

    The House of the Dead: Overkill

    Rated on July 01, 2009 by Platyphyllum

    This game is pretty much just a short and easy dose of fun

    The House of the Dead series has quite a history. Many of us have played The House of the Dead and its sequels many times in the arcade during our younger years. It had a simple concept where you had ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A worthy, interesting, but forgettable DS adventure.

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215

    Rated on May 30, 2009 by Platyphyllum

    A worthy, interesting, but forgettable DS adventure.

    The small and relatively unknown developer Cing made its first appearance in North America back in 2005. They were the ones responsible for Trace Memory, an interesting and, in my eyes, underrated adv...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Any JRPG fan owes it to themselves to experience this game's amazing storytelling and character development

    Persona 2: Tsumi (Innocent Sin)

    Rated on May 02, 2009 by Platyphyllum

    Any JRPG fan owes it to themselves to experience this game's amazing storytelling and character development

    Back in the late 90's, a small and unknown developer (well, except in Japan) known as Atlus made its debut in North America by publishing some really out-of-the-way games that people barely even heard...

    12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Metroid Prime is simply one of the best 2D to 3D transitions I've ever played.

    Metroid Prime

    Rated on December 05, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    Metroid Prime is simply one of the best 2D to 3D transitions I've ever played.

    Back when the video game industry was a lot smaller than it is today, a game known as Metroid was released on the NES in North America. The fans of the video game industry at that time simply knew t...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Aria of Sorrow fixes all the problems that its predecessors had and ends up being one of the best in the series.

    Castlevania: Akatsuki no Minuet

    Rated on November 21, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    Aria of Sorrow fixes all the problems that its predecessors had and ends up being one of the best in the series.

    The first two Castlevania games for the Gameboy Advance were really well done but still had a number of nagging problems. Circle of the Moon did a great job on proving that the RPG/Action Platformer s...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    It is almost as if the developing team got lazy and decided to give up on the game towards the end

    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

    Rated on November 17, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    It is almost as if the developing team got lazy and decided to give up on the game towards the end

    The Castlevania series has certainly found a home on portable game systems. All the way from the original Gameboy to the Playstation Portable, Castlevania games have been released on handhelds with qu...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Harmony of Dissonance doesn't offer much in terms of innovation but it's still an enjoyable, refined, and fun game

    Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

    Rated on November 16, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    Harmony of Dissonance doesn't offer much in terms of innovation but it's still an enjoyable, refined, and fun game

    The first Gameboy Advance entry in the Castlevania series "Circle of the Moon" did very well in proving that the new "RPG/Action Platformer" hybrid could work well on handhelds just as well as it did ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    "Will you resist the call of the siren?"<br />
You have no idea how much I want to.

    Forbidden Siren

    Rated on November 14, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    "Will you resist the call of the siren?"<br /> You have no idea how much I want to.

    I must admit that when I first decided to get Siren, I was quite excited. It was a survival horror game which had people who worked on Silent Hill on the development team. I admit that despite all the...

    5 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    While it is the weakest entry in the series so far, it is still a great game.

    Gyakuten Saiban 4

    Rated on November 05, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    While it is the weakest entry in the series so far, it is still a great game.

    The adventure genre today has certainly become a lot smaller than what it once was. The genre which was once populated with games like Grim Fandango and The Secret of Monkey Island rarely has any of t...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Although it was a bit disappointing, Beyond Good & Evil is still a downright enjoyable game

    Beyond Good & Evil

    Rated on October 14, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    Although it was a bit disappointing, Beyond Good & Evil is still a downright enjoyable game

    At times, some ideas simply get old and cliched. The sci-fi genre and action adventure games have, during certain times in history, suffered from this problem. During these times, people instead look ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A fun, enjoyable, and quirky courtroom adventure

    Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten (Limited Edition)

    Rated on October 13, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    A fun, enjoyable, and quirky courtroom adventure

    The Nintendo DS has been acclaimed ever since its release for bringing new life to the adventure genre. While adventure games have been waning in the past few years, especially on the consoles and the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    No More Heroes may not appeal to everyone, but it's a game that's full of action and delivers a lot of fun.

    No More Heroes

    Rated on September 26, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    No More Heroes may not appeal to everyone, but it's a game that's full of action and delivers a lot of fun.

    Lately, the Wii hasn't exactly been on the good side of many long-time gamers. Nintendo continues to churn out stuff like Wii Music, Wii Play, and other Wii (insert name here) games that many uninform...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    It may have a great story but the many unnecessary gameplay elements bring its quality down

    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

    Rated on September 24, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    It may have a great story but the many unnecessary gameplay elements bring its quality down

    The Longest Journey (a PC adventure game released back in 2000) was, and still is, considered one of the best adventure games of all time and that is something I simply cannot disagree with. The game ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Fatal Frame III: The Tormented stands well on its own in the horror genre thanks to its genuinely creepy atmosphere

    Zero: Shisei no Koe

    Rated on August 23, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    Fatal Frame III: The Tormented stands well on its own in the horror genre thanks to its genuinely creepy atmosphere

    The survival horror genre has always been unique but well loved by its fans. Just the simple thought of being scared like one would be when watching a horror movie but actually having to control a cha...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    This game improves upon its predecessor in many ways

    Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2

    Rated on August 23, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    This game improves upon its predecessor in many ways

    The Trauma Center series has been one of the more unique series as of recently. Atlus took advantage of the DS' unique interface and made use of it to create a game where you played as a surgeon. This...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    While it isn't for everyone, this game is the perfect example of a top quality JRPG

    Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

    Rated on August 17, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    While it isn't for everyone, this game is the perfect example of a top quality JRPG

    The Shin Megami Tensei series (also known as "MegaTen" by its fans) developed by Atlus is extremely popular in Japan. However, not many of the games were released in North America as they contain many...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A different approach to the JRPG genre that is executed extremely well

    Persona 3: Fes

    Rated on August 17, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    A different approach to the JRPG genre that is executed extremely well

    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 was released on the PS2 on April 22, 2008 in North America. The Shin Megami Tensei series has not really had much success in North America as most people buy the games th...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    While Golden Sun may not bring anything new to the genre, it's still a perfect example of a superbly refined RPG

    Golden Sun

    Rated on August 17, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    While Golden Sun may not bring anything new to the genre, it's still a perfect example of a superbly refined RPG

    The Gameboy Advance is chock full of Role-Playing Games. The Final Fantasy Advance series and Breath of Fire I and II are just a few examples of the GBA's wide array of RPGs. However, as you may have ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Despite being a niche game that won't appeal to everyone, Endless Ocean does what it's supposed to do really well.

    Endless Ocean

    Rated on August 17, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    Despite being a niche game that won't appeal to everyone, Endless Ocean does what it's supposed to do really well.

    Every once in a while, a game comes along that tries something completely new. The gaming market is full of action games, RPGs, and other genres like licensed sports games but certain games out there ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Never have I played an adventure game that is done as well as The Longest Journey

    The Longest Journey

    Rated on August 17, 2008 by Platyphyllum

    Never have I played an adventure game that is done as well as The Longest Journey

    The Longest Journey has got to be one of the best adventure games of its genre that I ever played. There, I said it. Rarely do I ever give a game the pleasure of being called "one of the best of its k...

    8 out of 9 found this review helpful.