User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.16/10

Total of 81 user reviews spread across 81 releases

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  • User Rating:9
    Almost sickeningly cute, but so much fun.

    Candy Crush Saga

    Almost sickeningly cute, but so much fun.

    So, Candy Crush Saga is a "freemium" game for iOS that's basically an enhanced version of Bejweled. It has the standard match 3 of the gems, except they are in the shape of candy pieces. But depending on the combinat... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Poor gameplay designs and execution hamper an otherwise ambitious melding of Gears of War with fantasy hack n slash RPG.

    Hunted: The Demon's Forge

    Poor gameplay designs and execution hamper an otherwise ambitious melding of Gears of War with fantasy hack n slash RPG.

    You've heard it, I've just said it, the best comparison that you can draw to Hunted the Demon's Forge is to that of Gears of War. Sure Hunted has a nice fantasy RPG veneer but the cover mechanics, roadie run, mantling an... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Are you cool or awesome or perhaps even coolsome enough to play Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People?

    Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People

    Are you cool or awesome or perhaps even coolsome enough to play Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People?

    Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, or better known as SBCG4AP is an episodic game based on the world of Homestarrunner, or more specifically, Strong Bad, the most awesomest email answeringest luchadore miscrea... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Call of Duty : Cold War should have been the title, except for all the explosions and killing.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Call of Duty : Cold War should have been the title, except for all the explosions and killing.

    Look, probably 99% of you who will ever read this know what Call of Duty is all about, you know how the game plays. I'm not here to dwell on that. I'm here to sing the praises on the additions and tweaks that make the on... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Under-developed and over-hyped, Fable 3 is good for one shallow play through and padding your gamerscore. Nothing more.

    Fable III

    Under-developed and over-hyped, Fable 3 is good for one shallow play through and padding your gamerscore. Nothing more.

    Now I've only jumped into the series on this game and haven't bought into the series due to the fact that promised features keep disappearing as the sequels role out. That being said, at a 39.99$ price point and the prom... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    New school version of River City Ransom, Double Dragon, Streets of Rage and other venerable beatemups. Simply awesome.

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game

    New school version of River City Ransom, Double Dragon, Streets of Rage and other venerable beatemups. Simply awesome.

    Let's be honest, I've never read the comics or saw the movie, but Scott Pilgrim vs. The World the game gets almost everything right in terms of gameplay, sound and lots of clever references to video game and pop culture ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    I can't believe people would miss a "gem" like this. Another old school RPG with substance for the iPhone.

    Crimson Gem Saga

    I can't believe people would miss a "gem" like this. Another old school RPG with substance for the iPhone.

    First I was pleasantly suprised to find out that Chaos Rings for the iPhone was quite good, now I come across the Crimson Gem Saga which I erroneously thought was developed specifically for the iPhone. No, it was ported ... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    All the goodness of Persona 3, without the whole PS2 and TV. The PSP gets a brilliant remix of a classic RPG.

    Persona 3 Portable

    All the goodness of Persona 3, without the whole PS2 and TV. The PSP gets a brilliant remix of a classic RPG.

    I'm not going to sing the praises of this game more than it's due, if you want to hear about what the game is all about, go read my original review of Persona 3 FES. For those that are lazy, I'll give a quick synopsis of... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Another Tower Defense game, this time based on Final Fantasy job classes and enemies.

    Crystal Defenders

    Another Tower Defense game, this time based on Final Fantasy job classes and enemies.

    First off, this doesn't suck quite as bad as some Final Fantasy Spinoffs *cough My Life as King cough*, but it's no Final Fantasy Tactics. It's a tower defense game, what more can I say about it beyond that. You get S... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Probably the best RPG I've ever played on an iPhone or iPad. Seriously, this is a worthwhile investment from Square Enix

    Chaos Rings

    Probably the best RPG I've ever played on an iPhone or iPad. Seriously, this is a worthwhile investment from Square Enix

    Chaos Rings is just one of those things that I found while messing around on my iPad in the apps store. I came across it and said... hmm Square Enix? Damn I gotta check this out. The game looked cool and sounded interest... Read Full Review

    19 of 19 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Do you like MMO lites with no fee, plenty of questing and loot gathering all while making friends and slaying monsters?

    Shirokishi Monogatari: Inishie no Kodou

    Do you like MMO lites with no fee, plenty of questing and loot gathering all while making friends and slaying monsters?

    There are two parts to White Knight Chronicles. 1.) The story mode. This is easy to explain. 2.) The online mode. This is... sorta easy to explain after listening to the story mode's game mechanics. The story revo... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    More robots, sexual euphemisms and strange half animal half people than you can throw a cowboy and his android at...

    Mugen no Frontier: Super Robot Taisen OG Saga

    More robots, sexual euphemisms and strange half animal half people than you can throw a cowboy and his android at...

    Lemme get this right off the bat. This game is strange... in a very Japanese way. Lots of robots, lots of references to "sweater cows" and plenty of flying through the air with streaks of light and overexaggerated action... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    One of the few worthy remakes of any series, Final Fantasy 4 delivers on all fronts.

    Final Fantasy IV

    One of the few worthy remakes of any series, Final Fantasy 4 delivers on all fronts.

    Some of you may remember Final Fantasy 2 for the SNES. This is that game, except sprites have been switched out for full 3D models, voice overs added, and a few other goodies thrown in for kicks. Final Fantasy 4 is a... Read Full Review

    13 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    As a fan of Golden Axe, I am utterly disheartened as to what this game has done with the series. For shame...

    Golden Axe: Beast Rider

    As a fan of Golden Axe, I am utterly disheartened as to what this game has done with the series. For shame...

    Many of you growing up in the Golden Age of gaming will know Golden Axe. You know the game where you kick gnomes for food and magic points so as to rain terrible magical destruction from the heavens against your foes whi... Read Full Review

    12 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Listen Up Gamespot, your mission : Read this review and buy this game! Move out!

    Senjou no Valkyria

    Listen Up Gamespot, your mission : Read this review and buy this game! Move out!

    Valkyria Chronicles is easily one of the most unique games you will ever play. It is a delightful mish mash of First Person Shooting combined with turn based Strategy RPG elements wrapped up in a delightful water color a... Read Full Review

    12 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Personae, Social Links and Teddie bears oh my!

    Persona 4

    Personae, Social Links and Teddie bears oh my!

    Yea, that was a little joke there for anyone who's played the game. There's a character named Teddie... and he's a bear... and aw forget it... Persona 4 takes place in the exact same world in the year 2011, a year aft... Read Full Review

    17 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The most fun I've had in an open world crime simulator since Grand Theft Auto : Vice City.

    Saints Row 2

    The most fun I've had in an open world crime simulator since Grand Theft Auto : Vice City.

    I mean it when I said it, Saints Row 2 is the most fun I've had in an open world sandbox game since GTA Vice City. No, it is not the most polished, that would go to Grand Theft Auto 4, but as far as variety and fun is co... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Good to fill in the back story of the Final Fantasy 7 universe and fun to look at, but pretty boring to actually play...

    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

    Good to fill in the back story of the Final Fantasy 7 universe and fun to look at, but pretty boring to actually play...

    Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core deals with the life Cloud thought he lead, the one of SOLDIER first class Zack Fair while illustrating Sephiroth's descent into madness. A great bit of back story and how corruption can destro... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Baby baby babaayyyy!!!! Persona 3 FES is best described as a testament to the value of life and friendship in RPG form.

    Persona 3: Fes

    Baby baby babaayyyy!!!! Persona 3 FES is best described as a testament to the value of life and friendship in RPG form.

    I really am at a loss for words on how to describe Persona 3 FES accurately. At first, I had no clue what to think with Coffins and Blood everywhere and some poor girl about to shoot herself in the face. It was too weird... Read Full Review

    17 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    As always amazing production values, the intrinsic Rockstar wit... and more of the same chase and shoot missions.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    As always amazing production values, the intrinsic Rockstar wit... and more of the same chase and shoot missions.

    When you first fire the game up (Mind you I'm talking the PS3 version here, so this is assuming you blew the 10 minutes of your life having to install it), you are treated to a boat floating into Liberty City harbor with... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    A game that takes its roots from venerable franchises like Sim City and Final Fantasy should be good... right?

    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Chiisana Ousama to Yakusoku no Kuni

    A game that takes its roots from venerable franchises like Sim City and Final Fantasy should be good... right?

    For anyone wanting me to say "Yes", please stop reading now, because you won't hear me using My Life as a King : Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (hereafter referred to as MLaaK :FFCC or a shorter abbreviation) and "good... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A quality RPG that is stands on it's own merits of innovative gameplay, great sound and an engaging cast of characters.

    Mana-Khemia: Gakuen no Renkinjutsushi-tachi

    A quality RPG that is stands on it's own merits of innovative gameplay, great sound and an engaging cast of characters.

    First let me say this. Most of you out there won't play Mana Khemia because it was caught in the eclipse of the PS3 and the other systems. Mana Khemia is an old school RPG with sprite based graphics (what are those you a... Read Full Review

    10 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Sorry there Snake, "Solid" doesn't cut it when describing Metal Gear Solid 4...

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

    Sorry there Snake, "Solid" doesn't cut it when describing Metal Gear Solid 4...

    ... as nothing short of Masterpiece will suffice. And I expected nothing less than that from the culmination of a 20 year saga. And it's what Kojima productions delivered. Please note, while a fair and in depth review... Read Full Review

    14 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Easily one of the greatest RPGs of all time, even almost 13 years after it's release. Truly a masterpiece for the ages.

    Chrono Trigger

    Easily one of the greatest RPGs of all time, even almost 13 years after it's release. Truly a masterpiece for the ages.

    People often have debates on what game is good, or which sequel sucks or rocks or what not. But in my travels and times playing video games I have never seen a game so polarized. And by that I mean this. Either people... Read Full Review

    14 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Amazing visual treat, but sadly the gameplay is repetitive and linear and story jumbled. Could have been better.

    Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume

    Amazing visual treat, but sadly the gameplay is repetitive and linear and story jumbled. Could have been better.

    When you look at Eternal Sonata from a distance you see a heavily anime inspired visual aesthetic with a wonderful score coupled to a real world figure, namely Frederic Francois Chopin (who is dying of Tuberculosis and t... Read Full Review

    13 of 21 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    A hot goth chick + big guns = a sure win? No not necessarily. On the right track though.

    Bullet Witch

    A hot goth chick + big guns = a sure win? No not necessarily. On the right track though.

    Face it, most people who bought this game at launch were interested in the hot goth chick with a big gun on the cover (her name is Alicia by the way). A lot of people were probably disappointed by this game overall, espe... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Mass Effect transcends gaming, it transcends art. It is best described as an experience in humanity in video game form.

    Mass Effect

    Mass Effect transcends gaming, it transcends art. It is best described as an experience in humanity in video game form.

    Very rarely have video games ever left more of an impression upon me than "That was fun" or "OMG I JUST KICKED ASS!!!1111one" because you blew up some big bad monster and there was gush of blood and y... Read Full Review

    19 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Who knew a "physics engine" could be so much fun? Point and launch your character to inflict maximum pain.

    PAIN

    Who knew a "physics engine" could be so much fun? Point and launch your character to inflict maximum pain.

    This is a "value" game I suppose recently posted on the PSN. To be honest, this was one of the biggest reasons I purchased the PS3, and with the exception of a few tiny gripes, this game was what I was expecting and am g... Read Full Review

    10 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The third game in the Paper Mario series is a combination the traditional Mario Bros Platformer with RPG elements.

    Super Paper Mario

    The third game in the Paper Mario series is a combination the traditional Mario Bros Platformer with RPG elements.

    Seeing as how the first two Paper Mario games, Paper Mario and Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door respectively, are my favorite Mario based games of all time (and favorite games overall even), this game has had some high... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A refreshing next gen take on the RPG Genre. Murder mysteries, amazing powers and wonder abound in this fantastic game

    FolksSoul: Ushinawareta Denshou

    A refreshing next gen take on the RPG Genre. Murder mysteries, amazing powers and wonder abound in this fantastic game

    Folklore is an RPG where you control two characters on divergent yet parallel paths surrounding a murder mystery in a small Irish town named Doolin. Ellen lost her mother 17 years ago and recieved a letter from her telli... Read Full Review

    18 of 19 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    While not the Genre changing masterpiece many hoped, a worthwhile addition to any RPG fans collection nonetheless.

    Blue Dragon

    While not the Genre changing masterpiece many hoped, a worthwhile addition to any RPG fans collection nonetheless.

    First off, let me say this. Just because this was made by the "Dream Team" of Sakaguchi, Uematsu and Toriyama, doesn't mean this is some sort of sequel, or anything even like Chrono Trigger. We on th same page ... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Heavenly Sword is a great game, however, don't expect a whole lot of value in terms of length or replayability.

    Heavenly Sword

    Heavenly Sword is a great game, however, don't expect a whole lot of value in terms of length or replayability.

    Heavenly Sword, a long line of hopefuls to carry the Sony crown forward... yet ultimately falling short of a given hype. Don't get me wrong, this game is fantastic, but at clocking in for most people playing 6 hours for ... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Not quite an FPS, not quite an RPG, not quite anything easily described, however it is a decent game, that I can say.

    BioShock

    Not quite an FPS, not quite an RPG, not quite anything easily described, however it is a decent game, that I can say.

    Everyone is saying Bioshock is the game of the millenium, well, I can't agree. I can agree that it is a solid game with some very atmospheric environments and art styles as well as a very cohesive game overall, but it la... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    A very good example of what a licensed property can do with a little care and diligence in development.

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

    A very good example of what a licensed property can do with a little care and diligence in development.

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance is an RPG in the same style as Champions of Norrath featuring characters from all of the comics of the Marvel Universe, such as Wolverine, Spiderman, Thor, Iron Man, Storm, Electra, the Fantastic... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Remember Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox? Throw in playing as Rachel and a few more missions, and you have this. And 1080p.

    Ninja Gaiden Sigma

    Remember Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox? Throw in playing as Rachel and a few more missions, and you have this. And 1080p.

    I will say, to be honest, this game is not that much different from Ninja Gaiden on the Xbox, so chances are if you've played it, the only reason to play it here is because of Rachel (who plays differently and has differ... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.1
    Think Hunter : The Reckoning + Diablo 2 + Champions of Norrath. Put the setting in space. You get this game.

    Alien Syndrome

    Think Hunter : The Reckoning + Diablo 2 + Champions of Norrath. Put the setting in space. You get this game.

    Read the review deck, that is the most accurate 2 sentence description I can make do define this game. If you've played any or all of those, you will know what to expect. If not, please read on. For the breakdown of each... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Another foray into the stale world of Hyrule. A "fresh" coat of paint can't save this game from "Been the

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Another foray into the stale world of Hyrule. A "fresh" coat of paint can't save this game from "Been the

    Preemptive Warning : Extreme Ranting and Criticism and possibly spoilers (although none will be game ruining... as there is nothing to ruin and chances are if you've played Legend of Zelda before, you've already played t... Read Full Review

    9 of 29 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4
    "What?" That's pretty much what you will be saying while playing this game. Read more for clarification.

    Shadow Hearts II

    "What?" That's pretty much what you will be saying while playing this game. Read more for clarification.

    You know, I'm having a hard time figuring out how to describe this game. Let's start with the basics though. First off, it's an RPG, that's very easy to say. The story takes place in an alternate reality of Earth at the ... Read Full Review

    4 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    More of the same Wario Ware you know and love, just with a different control scheme. Worth playing at the very least.

    WarioWare: Smooth Moves

    More of the same Wario Ware you know and love, just with a different control scheme. Worth playing at the very least.

    Wario Ware Inc for the GBA is my favorite hand held of all time, without a doubt, and one of my most played games outside of the MMO and traditional RPG realm. I was excited to get my copy of Wario Ware Smooth Moves once... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Simply one of the greatest RPGs I have ever played. The pinnacle of Mario based gaming. Must play for Gamecube owners.

    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

    Simply one of the greatest RPGs I have ever played. The pinnacle of Mario based gaming. Must play for Gamecube owners.

    I didn't know what to think about this game at first. The original Paper Mario was such a departure from the standard platforming fare, but a welcome change. Paper Mario : Thousand Year Door completely blew me away in i... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful