User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.22/10

Total of 38 user reviews spread across 38 releases

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  • User Rating 8.5
    Air Rivals represents a triumph in persistent player versus player combat and MMO gaming.

    AirRivals

    Rated on June 29, 2008 by Squids-Ahoy

    Air Rivals represents a triumph in persistent player versus player combat and MMO gaming.

    From the ashes of previous iterations, a veritable phoenix takes the multiplayer stage. Where Space Cowboys Online once held the crown for it's unique futuristic sci-fi dogfighting action, now Air Ri...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Disappointing doesn’t quite cover the intestinal distress this title conveys to the average gamer.

    Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

    Rated on February 04, 2007 by Squids-Ahoy

    Disappointing doesn’t quite cover the intestinal distress this title conveys to the average gamer.

    Heralded as the pacifier to subdue us until Halo 3, Lost Planet came bearing the hopes and dreams of Xbox owners across the land. Whatever promises were bequeathed unto us in the demos, however, were...

    4 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    Rainbow Six Vegas achieves great success by embracing its tactical roots

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

    Rated on January 26, 2007 by Squids-Ahoy

    Rainbow Six Vegas achieves great success by embracing its tactical roots

    The Rainbow Six series has achieved massive popularity with its mix of in depth tactical planning and intense fighting, though recently the latter has been forgone in favor of pure action. Its last e...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    Brilliant in its simplicity, Geometry Wars is a textbook example in design over complexity.

    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

    Rated on January 06, 2007 by Squids-Ahoy

    Brilliant in its simplicity, Geometry Wars is a textbook example in design over complexity.

    Brilliant in its simplicity, Geometry Wars is a textbook example in design over complexity. By using a very simple format and intuitive control scheme, the game achieves great success despite rather ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3
    Gears of War represents the epitome of next generation

    Gears of War

    Rated on January 02, 2007 by Squids-Ahoy

    Gears of War represents the epitome of next generation

    Gears of War represents the epitome of next generation with state of the art graphics, top notch gameplay, and a perfect score and sound to immerse you in the action. While it’s a pity that the advan...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    For those of you interested in the simulation light arcade style air combat, there is no substitute.

    Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

    Rated on November 29, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    For those of you interested in the simulation light arcade style air combat, there is no substitute.

    The Ace Combat series has finally landed on the PSP with astounding results, rivaling its best entries on the PS2. For those of you interested in the simulation light arcade style air combat, there i...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.8
    There are definitely some enjoyable aspects to Black, but the ride is over long after it should be.

    Black (Platinum Hits)

    Rated on November 26, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    There are definitely some enjoyable aspects to Black, but the ride is over long after it should be.

    Black is somewhat of a conundrum, promising so little and delivering with spades on a subject that everyone who has played any first person shooter should be intimately familiar with, namely the shoot...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4
     For anyone remotely interested in rock, rhythm, or looking for a gaming fix, look no further.

    Guitar Hero (w/Guitar)

    Rated on November 11, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    For anyone remotely interested in rock, rhythm, or looking for a gaming fix, look no further.

    The best rhythm games are the ones that successfully immerse you in the activity through the music, be it tapping a screen, dancing on a pad, or in this case, playing a guitar, and of the three the la...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    Final Fantasy XII offers one of the best experiences this year on any platform.

    Final Fantasy XII

    Rated on November 07, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Final Fantasy XII offers one of the best experiences this year on any platform.

    The release of Final Fantasy games are always an event to behold, as they represent the pinnacle of Japanese Roleplaying development. As such, the newest release heralds a drastic change from the Fin...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.6
    Whether online or off, this game is a blast for newcomers and veterans alike.

    Phantasy Star Universe

    Rated on November 03, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Whether online or off, this game is a blast for newcomers and veterans alike.

    Phantasy Star Universe had high expectations riding on it. Fans of Phantasy Star Online (PSO) were rabid, numerous, and critical of the development cycle since the game was announced. For the most p...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3
    Alien 3 is a tried and true shooter formula with an excellent universe to indulge in.

    Alien 3: The Gun

    Rated on September 21, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Alien 3 is a tried and true shooter formula with an excellent universe to indulge in.

    Alien 3 is a great gun game, though derivative, that features the terrifying Giger Aliens from cinematic infamy. The game has the same intense moments that one would expect from the series, and immer...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7
    Full of mirth, depth, and addictive pacing, Space Rangers 2 lacks only the polish of a higher budget.

    Space Rangers 2: Dominators

    Rated on September 11, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Full of mirth, depth, and addictive pacing, Space Rangers 2 lacks only the polish of a higher budget.

    The difficulty of combining multiple genres effectively has plagued a number of ambitious titles through the years. Through the ashes of failures, companies are beginning to learn new strategies to s...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code makes many changes to arrive at roughly the same spot as its predecessor.

    Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code

    Rated on September 03, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code makes many changes to arrive at roughly the same spot as its predecessor.

    Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade was originally a launch title for the PSP, and met with rather tepid reviews from critics. Though it featured some solid visuals for a handheld, the gameplay ...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    For better or worse, Xenosaga is something special that deserves more than a passing interest to be fully realized.

    Xenosaga Episode I Reloaded: Chikara e no Ishi

    Rated on September 02, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    For better or worse, Xenosaga is something special that deserves more than a passing interest to be fully realized.

    Pretentious to the point of absurdity and inundated with biblical references, Xenosaga Episode I takes cinematic style story telling to a new level, though the result leaves gameplay wanting for somet...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    Marvel vs. Capcom 2 makes a lasting and memorable impression.

    Marvel vs. Capcom 2

    Rated on August 21, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Marvel vs. Capcom 2 makes a lasting and memorable impression.

    Capcom has traditionally been nominated as not only the founding father of fighting games with its entries in the Street Fighter series, but also a producer of the some of the finest games to date amo...

    5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3
    Galactic Civilizations II is a triumph on all fronts.

    Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords

    Rated on August 09, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Galactic Civilizations II is a triumph on all fronts.

    Galactic Civilizations II is the rare strategy game that excites the player to the point of making the outcome of the game irrelevant compared to the anticipation of the next turn. Whether colonizing...

    6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    Tekken: Dark Resurrection is by far the best fighting game the PSP can offer

    Tekken: Dark Resurrection

    Rated on July 28, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Tekken: Dark Resurrection is by far the best fighting game the PSP can offer

    The Tekken series has largely been considered among the finest fighting franchises in gaming history, ranking along Capcom’s Street Fighter as well as Namco’s Soul series, it’s most recent iteration S...

    10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    If you own an Xbox, you should own this game.  Period.

    Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

    Rated on July 17, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    If you own an Xbox, you should own this game. Period.

    Equal parts swashbuckling pirating and dog fighting action, Crimson Skies is a unique action game from Microsoft that puts the joy of Grand Theft Auto on a prop engine airplane. Though the charm of t...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    Otogi strikes out into brave new frontiers by offering action fans a glimpse of future gaming.

    Otogi: Myth of Demons

    Rated on July 13, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Otogi strikes out into brave new frontiers by offering action fans a glimpse of future gaming.

    In an age where developers are taking larger and larger risks by investing in relatively unknown projects to promote diverse and unique games, Otogi: Myth of Demons is truly a Greek tragedy, being so ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Like a beautiful woman who abuses you, this relationship is equal parts punishment and reward.

    Monster Hunter Freedom

    Rated on July 06, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Like a beautiful woman who abuses you, this relationship is equal parts punishment and reward.

    Monster Hunter Freedom is easily one of the most anticipated titles for the PSP, and has met with a mix of good and bad reviews. While the game certainly does a lot of things well, and amplifies thes...

    9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.6
    If you don't mind some sloppy design flaws, Street Fighter can be enjoyable.

    Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX

    Rated on July 05, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    If you don't mind some sloppy design flaws, Street Fighter can be enjoyable.

    I've been playing Street Fighter since the second game came out, and revolutionized the fighting genre. Whether it was the turbo, hyper, alpha, tournament, ultra, mega, or drinking version of the gam...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Winning Eleven 9 has the capability to deliver an experience that quenches any soccer fans thirst.

    World Soccer Winning Eleven 9: Ubiquitous Edition

    Rated on June 11, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Winning Eleven 9 has the capability to deliver an experience that quenches any soccer fans thirst.

    Winning Eleven 9 for the PSP is a triumph for handheld sports enthusiasts everywhere, proving that the hardware has the capability to deliver an experience that quenches any soccer fans thirst. Wi...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.3
    The fantasy future setting is ruined by awful gameplay and bugs

    RF Online

    Rated on June 08, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    The fantasy future setting is ruined by awful gameplay and bugs

    While playing RF Online, I was constantly trying to overlook the bad to favor the good, the enjoyable setting, the fact there were no fairies, giant robots abounds, and actually menacing monsters. Af...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Kingdom of Paradise has many good aspects that are poorly executed

    Tenchi no Mon

    Rated on May 26, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Kingdom of Paradise has many good aspects that are poorly executed

    Martial Arts, Asian Mythology, rpg and action elements, what else could you ask for in a game? Maybe a coherent plot, better voice acting, a fix for pacing and difficulty issues, a combat system that...

    2 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Syphon Filter's weak story doesn't hamper an amazing game.

    Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

    Rated on April 12, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Syphon Filter's weak story doesn't hamper an amazing game.

    Syphon Filter is a success on almost every level. Despite the fact that the story is utterly without merit, the gameplay is so riveting that if there wasn’t a story at all, the game wouldn’t suffer a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    Neverwinter Nights is arguably one of the most complete, interesting, and beautiful Dungeons and Dragons games ever.

    Neverwinter Nights

    Rated on March 29, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Neverwinter Nights is arguably one of the most complete, interesting, and beautiful Dungeons and Dragons games ever.

    Neverwinter Nights is arguably one of the most complete, interesting, and beautiful Dungeons and Dragons games ever made with a plot that is equally as engaging as gameplay. Though there are a few co...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2
    Unfortunately, what Sigma Star gets right is ultimately weighted against what it gets wrong.

    Sigma Star Saga

    Rated on March 23, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Unfortunately, what Sigma Star gets right is ultimately weighted against what it gets wrong.

    Sigma Star saga is a really great idea; who doesn’t want to relive the glory days of Raiden, Axelay or R-type? Unfortunately, what Sigma Star gets right is ultimately weighted against what it gets wr...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    If you have the time and patience to reach the end content, then you'll be rewarded with a unique story experience.

    Final Fantasy XI

    Rated on March 20, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    If you have the time and patience to reach the end content, then you'll be rewarded with a unique story experience.

    Though the market is already saturated with massively multiplayer games, Final Fantasy 11 has managed to distinguish itself through a tough love process…extremely tough love. Despite incredible curve...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3
    If you have the patience, this MMO offers a unique and enticing experience.

    Silkroad Online

    Rated on March 09, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    If you have the patience, this MMO offers a unique and enticing experience.

    Silkroad Online is truly the epitome of reaping what you sow, and if you have the patience to grind for hours on end, the harvest is an undescribable experience in a fantasy 13th century setting that ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Whether you’re a D and D fan or just looking for a good MMO, DDO is your ticket to high fantasy fun.

    Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach

    Rated on March 04, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Whether you’re a D and D fan or just looking for a good MMO, DDO is your ticket to high fantasy fun.

    Though the myriad of Dungeons and Dragons’ entry’s over the years have produced mixed results, the massively multiplayer implementation offers a great deal of content for mmo players in general, thoug...

    6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    If your content for a distraction or just wanting to see something new, Maple Story is perfect.

    Maple Story

    Rated on February 15, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    If your content for a distraction or just wanting to see something new, Maple Story is perfect.

    Maple Story is a free game that breathes fresh life into the mmorpg genre by taking traditional aspects of mmo's and kicking them squarely out the door. Adopting a two dimensional side scrolling appr...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    While it’s certainly a notable shooter on the Xbox, the praise it’s received is undeserved.<br />

    Far Cry Instincts

    Rated on February 08, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    While it’s certainly a notable shooter on the Xbox, the praise it’s received is undeserved.<br />

    Though it has received numerous accolades, I find my experience of Far Cry instincts is largely disappointing, as the gameplay, graphics, and story are largely below expectations. While it’s certainl...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    Whether you enjoy a good mmorpg or are looking to test your digital villainy, you should look no further than CoV

    City of Villains

    Rated on January 24, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    Whether you enjoy a good mmorpg or are looking to test your digital villainy, you should look no further than CoV

    City of Heroes was released over a year ago, giving players the ability to adopt a persona of a superhero fighting crime. Among the problems of minimalist gameplay and grueling grinds, there were no ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4
    A genuinely excellent game that, while not innovative, is one of the best rts games in years.<br />

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

    Rated on January 18, 2006 by Squids-Ahoy

    A genuinely excellent game that, while not innovative, is one of the best rts games in years.<br />

    The Warhammer universe hasn't performed well through its many incarnations in video gaming over the years, which is disappointing considering its successful and rich tabletop roots. Dawn of War manag...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8
    If Resident Evil expirienced a syncretism with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the result would be close to Killer 7.

    Killer7

    Rated on December 29, 2005 by Squids-Ahoy

    If Resident Evil expirienced a syncretism with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the result would be close to Killer 7.

    Killer 7 is quite possibly one of the most interesting, annoying, self indulgent games I've ever expirienced, reaching new heights of completely unnecessary excesses in style and metaphor. The nature...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.9
    A wealth of single player options combined with online multiplayer makes Mario Kart a must have for DS owners.

    Mario Kart DS (DS Bundle)

    Rated on November 24, 2005 by Squids-Ahoy

    A wealth of single player options combined with online multiplayer makes Mario Kart a must have for DS owners.

    Nintendo has again pulled out its kart racing franchise with great fanfare, and has delivered once again on its successful Mario themed racing game. A wealth of single player options combined with on...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    Though the touch screen is poorly implemented, the overall game is still as much fun and as engrossing as ever.

    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

    Rated on October 15, 2005 by Squids-Ahoy

    Though the touch screen is poorly implemented, the overall game is still as much fun and as engrossing as ever.

    Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow is the first Castlevania to appear on the Nintendo DS. Though the touch screen is poorly implemented, the overall game is still as much fun and as engrossing as ever. Da...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8
    Despite the flaws inherent in the gameplay design and rather short campaign, this is an excellent space shooter.

    Danshaku

    Rated on October 10, 2005 by Squids-Ahoy

    Despite the flaws inherent in the gameplay design and rather short campaign, this is an excellent space shooter.

    Nanostray is a game that unfortunately isn't suited for the ds, as the touch screen often gets in the way of gameplay rather than enhancing it, but despite the flaws inherent in the gameplay design an...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.