User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.67/10

Total of 160 user reviews spread across 160 releases

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  • User Rating 6.5
    Not BioWare's finest hour.

    Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

    Rated on June 19, 2010 by Talonfire

    Not BioWare's finest hour.

    Last year's Dragon Age was a successful title for BioWare; many considered it one of their best games since Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic at the very least. While that may certainly be true t...

    9 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A decent sequel to a decent game.

    Mass Effect 2

    Rated on March 02, 2010 by Talonfire

    A decent sequel to a decent game.

    Mass Effect 2 was not a game I was particularly excited about. I found the original lacking in many areas and thought it would have been better if it was not treated as an RPG. In retrospect it probab...

    7 out of 14 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    BioWare's latest RPG is a satisfactory attempt at bringing the gameplay of Baldur's Gate into the current generation.

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on March 02, 2010 by Talonfire

    BioWare's latest RPG is a satisfactory attempt at bringing the gameplay of Baldur's Gate into the current generation.

    Anyone remember Baldur's Gate, BioWare's first Role Playing Game? It was twelve years ago now that Baldur's Gate hit store shelves and became the title that would define BioWare's future as a mainstre...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The first decent use of the Alien and Predator licenses in a video game.

    Aliens Versus Predator

    Rated on September 28, 2009 by Talonfire

    The first decent use of the Alien and Predator licenses in a video game.

    Aliens versus Predator is considered by many Alien and Predator fans to be the first decent use of the Alien and Predator licenses in a video game. Developed by Rebellion Entertainment; Aliens Versus ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Improves upon the original Aliens Versus Predator in nearly every way.

    Aliens Versus Predator 2

    Rated on August 17, 2009 by Talonfire

    Improves upon the original Aliens Versus Predator in nearly every way.

    Rebellion did an okay job with the original Aliens Versus Predator, and it was fairly well received so that it's no surprise that Fox Interactive called for a sequel. This particular title developed b...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.5
    A huge disappointment after Aliens Versus Predator 2.

    Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt

    Rated on August 16, 2009 by Talonfire

    A huge disappointment after Aliens Versus Predator 2.

    Aliens Versus Predator 2 was a great game so I honestly didn't believe that Third Law could screw up the expansion that they were tasked with developing, but they did a good job at doing just that. ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A hilarious parody of JRPGs, and a decent game in its own right.

    Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa

    Rated on August 13, 2009 by Talonfire

    A hilarious parody of JRPGs, and a decent game in its own right.

    Japanese Role Playing Games used to be the big thing in the 90's before Western RPGs started dominating the market. Despite cRPGs being the top dog right now thanks to companies like BioWare and even ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    Intergalactic Fallout.

    Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta

    Rated on August 07, 2009 by Talonfire

    Intergalactic Fallout.

    While playing Mothership Zeta I was reminded of some of those old alien flicks from the 50's, and whether or not that's a good thing is in the eye of the beholder I guess. For me though; this was a ve...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A solid remake of a classic adventure game.

    King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human (VGA)

    Rated on August 04, 2009 by Talonfire

    A solid remake of a classic adventure game.

    In King's Quest III VGA you assume the role of a new character, Gwydion, who is seemingly unrelated to Graham and Daventry. Gwydion is a servant boy under the "employ" of an evil wizard called Manaana...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A remake that breathes new life into a classic Sierra adventure.

    King's Quest II: Romancing The Stones (VGA)

    Rated on August 04, 2009 by Talonfire

    A remake that breathes new life into a classic Sierra adventure.

    King's Quest II is set some time after the original, with Graham sitting on Daventry's throne as King. Graham who is getting lonely sees a vision of a young woman trapped in a tower. Graham dons his a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A great remake of a classic Sierra adventure.

    King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown (VGA Version)

    Rated on August 04, 2009 by Talonfire

    A great remake of a classic Sierra adventure.

    The King's Quest series stands as one of the first series' of graphical adventure games following successful text adventures like the Zork series. Over the years the King's Quest series received a sig...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Wasted potential.

    Fallout 3: Point Lookout

    Rated on June 26, 2009 by Talonfire

    Wasted potential.

    When I heard about Point Lookout being a "swamp horror" themed DLC, I thought it would have been great to see some paranormal activity going on since the actual Point Lookout, Maryland is alleged to b...

    4 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Fallout 3 is true to the Fallout setting, and has an attention to detail that is not common for Bethesda.

    Fallout 3

    Rated on June 16, 2009 by Talonfire

    Fallout 3 is true to the Fallout setting, and has an attention to detail that is not common for Bethesda.

    I was one of those folks who called Fallout 3 "Oblivion with guns" before its release, after playing The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion I wasn't exactly expecting what we ended up getting. Fallout 3 is ac...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A good cinematic third person shooter, but not a good RPG.

    Mass Effect

    Rated on May 17, 2009 by Talonfire

    A good cinematic third person shooter, but not a good RPG.

    Being very leery of BioWare and their one trick pony writers, I went into Mass Effect with low expectations despite all of the hype surrounding it. Since my expectations were so low I can't say I was ...

    4 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    The only Fallout 3 DLC worth buying, and I say that loosely.

    Fallout 3: Broken Steel

    Rated on May 10, 2009 by Talonfire

    The only Fallout 3 DLC worth buying, and I say that loosely.

    So first we got Operation: Anchorage, a Medal of Honor simulation in an action/RPG gameplay system. Then came The Pitt which introduced a very brief sojourn to Post Apocalyptic Pittsburgh for a buggy ...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    True to the Fallout style, but like Operation: Anchorage it is very short, and very buggy.

    Fallout 3: The Pitt

    Rated on April 21, 2009 by Talonfire

    True to the Fallout style, but like Operation: Anchorage it is very short, and very buggy.

    Operation: Anchorage was a pretty disappointing DLC pack for last year's Fallout 3, so I didn't have high expectations for The Pitt. I was actually surprised that the Pitt was a very traditional side ...

    8 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    A short, linear, and buggy Medal of Honor in the Fallout setting.

    Fallout 3 - Operation: Anchorage

    Rated on April 21, 2009 by Talonfire

    A short, linear, and buggy Medal of Honor in the Fallout setting.

    Fallout 3 was a surprisingly great game when it hit shelves last year, especially since my expectations were so low. Generally I don't support the whole DLC fad that is going around, as paying for sma...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A solid game that seems to be missing the "subtlety" of historical assassinations.

    Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition

    Rated on April 09, 2009 by Talonfire

    A solid game that seems to be missing the "subtlety" of historical assassinations.

    When I think of assassins, I generally think of men and women who use stealth and other subtle means to take out their targets. The Dark Brotherhood quest line in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a g...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    After playing Galactic Civilizations II, the original game feels like a staggeringly large step back.

    Galactic Civilizations: Deluxe Edition

    Rated on February 27, 2009 by Talonfire

    After playing Galactic Civilizations II, the original game feels like a staggeringly large step back.

    After playing and enjoying Galactic Civilizations II and its two expansions extensively I decided to try out its predecessor. I have to admit, I was expecting the original game to contain a bit less c...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A lot of high quality content, but a few grating flaws as well.

    Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Complete

    Rated on February 27, 2009 by Talonfire

    A lot of high quality content, but a few grating flaws as well.

    Admittedly I never found the past Civilization titles that good. They all felt dry and lifeless to me, some of them placing too much emphasis on pointless drivel. Civilization IV is a significant impr...

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    It has a great story, but the generic and tedious gameplay kills the experience.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    Rated on January 15, 2009 by Talonfire

    It has a great story, but the generic and tedious gameplay kills the experience.

    It seems like good Star Wars games are hard to come by these days as opposed to the early to late nineties when nearly every Star Wars game was actually quite good. The Force Unleashed was hyped to de...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Stop making Red Alert games, EA.

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

    Rated on January 07, 2009 by Talonfire

    Stop making Red Alert games, EA.

    EA decided to once again employ its "one game a year" strategy, this time on the C&C series with Red Alert 3 arriving about a year after Tiberium Wars. Red Alert 3's prologue is set after Red Alert...

    7 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A good expansion that places emphasis on gameplay rather than story.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir

    Rated on January 04, 2009 by Talonfire

    A good expansion that places emphasis on gameplay rather than story.

    Remember those old Gold Box D&D CRPGs from the early to mid nineties? The ones with barely any plot? Storm of Zehir is a delightful return to the days when a CRPG storyline only served to prepare you ...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    It's a solid tactical game, but it could have been a lot better.

    Fallout Tactics

    Rated on December 28, 2008 by Talonfire

    It's a solid tactical game, but it could have been a lot better.

    Being a fan of the first Fallout, and to a lesser degree Fallout 2 I decided to go out and buy Fallout Tactics before purchasing Fallout 3. Fallout Tactics has, since its release received mixed reacti...

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A must have final expansion if you liked Galactic Civilizations II, and Dark Avatar.

    Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor

    Rated on November 29, 2008 by Talonfire

    A must have final expansion if you liked Galactic Civilizations II, and Dark Avatar.

    I was fairly impressed by the additions added to Dark Avatar, so that expansion struck me as a tough act for Twilight of the Arnor to follow. Still, even though I wouldn't call any of Twilight's addit...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Dark Avatar fixes most of my problems with Galactic Civilizations II.

    Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

    Rated on November 24, 2008 by Talonfire

    Dark Avatar fixes most of my problems with Galactic Civilizations II.

    Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar, being an expansion, needs no in depth introduction. Despite being only an expansion, though; Dark Avatar comes packed with a lot of tweaks, and new features to ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A good sequel that suffers from some problems.

    Fallout 2

    Rated on November 20, 2008 by Talonfire

    A good sequel that suffers from some problems.

    Fallout was an undeniably great game and it is of no surprise that Black Isle produced a sequel only a year later. Fallout 2 used the exact same engine as the original game while still managing to pul...

    2 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
     Without a doubt one of the best role playing games ever developed.

    Fallout

    Rated on November 20, 2008 by Talonfire

    Without a doubt one of the best role playing games ever developed.

    The now defunct Black Isle studios left a legacy behind with a few of the industry's best RPGs. Among these RPGs is Fallout; a non linear game with a somewhat loose story and turn based combat, but a ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    It sometimes feels like a glorified expansion, but Battlefront II is still a fun game in its own right.

    Star Wars: Battlefront II

    Rated on November 13, 2008 by Talonfire

    It sometimes feels like a glorified expansion, but Battlefront II is still a fun game in its own right.

    Last year's Star Wars: Battlefront was generally considered a hit; especially by Star Wars fans who always wanted to participate in the classic Star Wars battles up close and personal. Exactly one yea...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    I'm rarely able to get into 4X games, but Galactic Civilizations II is just plain brilliant.

    Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords

    Rated on October 23, 2008 by Talonfire

    I'm rarely able to get into 4X games, but Galactic Civilizations II is just plain brilliant.

    I've played many 4X games, the Civilizations, and Master of Orion to name a few... but none of them really sucked me in. Galactic Civilizations II presents a satisfying strategy experience with deep g...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A decent effort at remaking a New World Computing classic.

    King's Bounty: The Legend

    Rated on October 23, 2008 by Talonfire

    A decent effort at remaking a New World Computing classic.

    King's Bounty was one of those old PC titles that not many people have heard of, but it still managed to gain a dedicated following. A predecessor to the Heroes of Might and Magic series, the original...

    1 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A great horror themed shooter with a solid story, and entertaining gameplay.

    Clive Barker's Undying

    Rated on August 16, 2008 by Talonfire

    A great horror themed shooter with a solid story, and entertaining gameplay.

    I have to be honest, I haven't read any of Clive Barker's writings, so the whole "Clive Barker" thing in the title just didn't catch my attention. After playing Undying, though; I can see why he's a f...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    The best OC for the original Neverwinter Nights, but that's not really saying much.

    Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark

    Rated on August 16, 2008 by Talonfire

    The best OC for the original Neverwinter Nights, but that's not really saying much.

    Bioware releases a lot of hit and miss titles that get endless praise, the only exception being the Neverwinter Nights OC which is universally considered abysmal. Hordes of the Underdark is the second...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Despite only having a Nod campaign, Kane's Wrath comes packed with a lot of high quality content.

    Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath

    Rated on July 15, 2008 by Talonfire

    Despite only having a Nod campaign, Kane's Wrath comes packed with a lot of high quality content.

    Being one of the Command & Conquer veterans who did not feel that last year's Tiberium Wars was a disappointment, I was anticipating the arrival of Kane's Wrath despite the lack of a GDI campaign. For...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A little rough around the edges, but it closes the book on the original Dawn of War with dignity.

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm

    Rated on June 17, 2008 by Talonfire

    A little rough around the edges, but it closes the book on the original Dawn of War with dignity.

    Dawn of War was one of those games that was surprisingly entertaining for me. I knew nothing about Warhammer 40,000 (and still know little) so playing a game that used that license seemed pointless, ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    I bent my Wookiee.

    Star Wars: Battlefront

    Rated on June 10, 2008 by Talonfire

    I bent my Wookiee.

    Star Wars: Battlefront II has been out for a while, so why would I go back and review the original you ask? Well, while SWBF II was a decent sequel to this title, I always felt that the original was t...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    It was better than the Neverwinter Nights campaign at least.

    Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide

    Rated on June 10, 2008 by Talonfire

    It was better than the Neverwinter Nights campaign at least.

    After forcing myself to slog through the Neverwinter Nights OC recently I decided to replay both of the NWN expansions again. Obviously I started with Shadows of Undrentide, and I can't say that I lik...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Good if you enjoy crafting game worlds, awful if you're looking for a solid single player experience.

    Neverwinter Nights

    Rated on June 06, 2008 by Talonfire

    Good if you enjoy crafting game worlds, awful if you're looking for a solid single player experience.

    Since I played through and enjoyed the Neverwinter Nights 2 Official Campaign last year, I decided that I'd eventually give the original Neverwinter Nights official campaign another go for the heck of...

    7 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    An amusing third installment, but unlocking every little thing is a bit much.

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Rated on June 06, 2008 by Talonfire

    An amusing third installment, but unlocking every little thing is a bit much.

    I was first introduced to this series over at a friend's house years ago, when the original Super Smash Bros came out for the N64. I found the game to be good fun, and hilarious, so when Melee came ou...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    If you already own Supreme Commander then this title is not really worth the money spent.

    Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

    Rated on June 03, 2008 by Talonfire

    If you already own Supreme Commander then this title is not really worth the money spent.

    Supreme Commander was a solid, but often dry experience for RTS fans when it was released early last year. It was especially appealing to fans of Total Annihilation, which admittedly I still have not ...

    2 out of 7 found this review helpful.