User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.28/10

Total of 33 user reviews spread across 33 releases

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  • User Rating 9
    A really great game that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves.

    Alice: Madness Returns

    Rated on January 13, 2013 by TazmanianD

    A really great game that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves.

    I'm not generally a big action game fan preferring RPGs generally. But I play the occasional one, particularly those with high player reviews. Because of that, I played the original Alice game when it...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A really good game that's half great and half boring.

    Mass Effect

    Rated on April 20, 2012 by TazmanianD

    A really good game that's half great and half boring.

    I enjoyed ME more than I expected but it shouldn't be a surprise seeing as how I am a fan of the Knights of the Old Republic games which are very similar to ME. There's a lot that's already been sa...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A great game with fantastic graphics, gameplay and setting but missing the variety to make this game really rock.

    BioShock

    Rated on August 14, 2008 by TazmanianD

    A great game with fantastic graphics, gameplay and setting but missing the variety to make this game really rock.

    There's no question that Bioshock is a very good game that would be enjoyed by RPGers and FPSers alike. The graphics and setting are simply amazing and completely immersive but the story is not very ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A definite improvement over the original but still lacking in some of the immersion and depth missing from the original.

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    Rated on December 25, 2007 by TazmanianD

    A definite improvement over the original but still lacking in some of the immersion and depth missing from the original.

    Neverwinter Nights 2 is definitely better than the original game. The interface and party system underwent major overhauls that help make for a better game. But the game still feels uninspired and o...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Arx Fatalis is a good RPG that's got some interesting twists to it but an overall experience that's a bit hollow.

    Arx Fatalis

    Rated on August 12, 2006 by TazmanianD

    Arx Fatalis is a good RPG that's got some interesting twists to it but an overall experience that's a bit hollow.

    On the world of Arx, the sun has burned out and civilization has moved underground where the entire game takes place. It's a bit if a cliche, but you begin the game as a prisoner of goblins who has l...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Fable is a good game for the RPGer who's looking for something to play.

    Fable: The Lost Chapters

    Rated on August 06, 2006 by TazmanianD

    Fable is a good game for the RPGer who's looking for something to play.

    Fable is an action role-playing game that can satisfy most RPG players but there's nothing particularly special about it although there are some interesting game play mechanics that add to the interes...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    Gothic is a great game and is part of a series that I believe is better than the Elder Scrolls series.

    Gothic

    Rated on July 30, 2006 by TazmanianD

    Gothic is a great game and is part of a series that I believe is better than the Elder Scrolls series.

    I am a pretty hard-core RPG fan and enjoy games with a challenge and a good story. I started the Gothic series by playing Gothic II and decided to give Gothic a shot after having enjoyed G2 so much s...

    8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    An excellent game for the hard-core role player but a bit of a rough ride for the casual gamer.

    Gothic II

    Rated on July 20, 2006 by TazmanianD

    An excellent game for the hard-core role player but a bit of a rough ride for the casual gamer.

    Gothic II is a game that will appeal very much to those of us out there serious about role playing games. In today's gaming market, it's difficult to find a game that can live up to the high standard...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2
    This games fails to live up to its predecessor.

    Beyond Divinity

    Rated on July 06, 2006 by TazmanianD

    This games fails to live up to its predecessor.

    In the introduction of the game manual, Larian Studios states that they took a risk in creating a sequel to Divine Divinity where they tried out some new things. In short, they failed. Beyond Divi...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3
    A fun edition to the original game.

    Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal

    Rated on July 06, 2006 by TazmanianD

    A fun edition to the original game.

    The Throne of Bhaal is a great follow on to the original Baldur's Gate II. I played it using the same characters I finished BGII with so I got to experience some continuity of characters across the t...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.8
    A shadow of the original, this game will test the patience and endurance of any adventure game fan.

    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

    Rated on July 05, 2006 by TazmanianD

    A shadow of the original, this game will test the patience and endurance of any adventure game fan.

    I am quite a fan of the adventure and RPG genres and I put a great deal of emphasis on the story and detail put into a game. I like a great game that is told well even without flashy graphics and a b...

    4 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7
    A unique and creative game that has something for everyone.  Highly recommended for anyone who appreciates a good game.

    Beyond Good & Evil

    Rated on March 30, 2006 by TazmanianD

    A unique and creative game that has something for everyone. Highly recommended for anyone who appreciates a good game.

    Beyond Good & Evil is a unique game that somehow manages to successfully combine aspects from adventure and action games with a bit of stealth-action and role-playing sprinkled in. I would say that B...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    One of the best, longest and most challenging action games I've ever played.

    Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

    Rated on November 24, 2005 by TazmanianD

    One of the best, longest and most challenging action games I've ever played.

    I am not generally a fan of action games but I do play the good ones. A few years ago, I picked up the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (the previous game in the series) and was rather delighted by it...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1
    A decent game worthy of any Myst fan but too short and lacking the depth and character of previous games.

    Myst V: End of Ages

    Rated on October 17, 2005 by TazmanianD

    A decent game worthy of any Myst fan but too short and lacking the depth and character of previous games.

    I am a great fan of the Myst series and have enjoyed all of the games in it. I enjoy games with depth of story, difficulty to tease the brain, attention to detail and of course, sexy graphics and tec...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    A faithful follow up to the original and an excellent game worthy of any RPG fan.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

    Rated on March 20, 2005 by TazmanianD

    A faithful follow up to the original and an excellent game worthy of any RPG fan.

    For those of you who played the original KoTOR, you will find The Sith Lords to be a game that is nearly identical in its gameplay and style. For those who haven't, in brief, it is a third person adv...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.8
    A terrible successor to the previous game and one hardly worth playing.

    Schizm II: Chameleon

    Rated on January 31, 2005 by TazmanianD

    A terrible successor to the previous game and one hardly worth playing.

    I am a big fan of the adventure game genre and I really enjoyed playing the original Mysterious Journey (Schizm). I highly recommend that game to any hardcore adventure game fan (you must play the DV...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    An incredible game that lives up to the memory and achievements of its predecessors.

    Myst IV Revelation

    Rated on January 24, 2005 by TazmanianD

    An incredible game that lives up to the memory and achievements of its predecessors.

    This is an incredible game. I am a big fan of all four of the Myst games and of the Adventure genre in general. I have enjoyed each of the Myst games more than their predecessors and this time is no...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    A worthy successor to the first Thief games.

    Thief: Deadly Shadows

    Rated on January 16, 2005 by TazmanianD

    A worthy successor to the first Thief games.

    I am a huge fan of the original Thief games. They rank near the top of my list of all time favorite games. As you can imagine, I was quite excited about Thief 3 coming out and was also very nervous ...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    An awesome experience worth having

    System Shock 2

    Rated on November 27, 2004 by TazmanianD

    An awesome experience worth having

    Simply put, this game is incredible. You wake up from a cryo-sleep on board a space craft somewhere out in deep space. You are alone and soon discover that something has gone terribly wrong on board...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.3
    If you like an RPG with a good story and good quests, then you should forget about this game.

    Sacred

    Rated on October 30, 2004 by TazmanianD

    If you like an RPG with a good story and good quests, then you should forget about this game.

    I should start off by saying that I am not generally a big fan of action-RPG games. I have never played Diablo because it never sounded like my kind of game. I am a big fan of adventure-RPGs like Pl...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    An interesting "adventure action" game that has some interesting appeal.

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

    Rated on September 26, 2004 by TazmanianD

    An interesting "adventure action" game that has some interesting appeal.

    Prince of Persia is divided into two main types of gameplay. There's the combat sequences where you fight a battle with a bunch of monsters and there are the "adventure" sequences where you have to f...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    This game has uninteresting combat, significant flaws in the gameplay and is somewhat boring.

    Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader

    Rated on September 16, 2004 by TazmanianD

    This game has uninteresting combat, significant flaws in the gameplay and is somewhat boring.

    I have played almost all of Blask Isle's games and have loved most of them. Thus, I automatically put Lionheart on my preorder list and played it when I got it. What a disappointment. The combat in...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Myst III is a worthy successor in the Myst series with stunning graphics and sound,  but it's a bit short.

    Myst III: Exile

    Rated on September 16, 2004 by TazmanianD

    Myst III is a worthy successor in the Myst series with stunning graphics and sound, but it's a bit short.

    Myst III, while not perfect, is an awesome game. If you enjoyed the previous Myst games because of their unbelievable images, then Myst III will definitely satisfy you. Myst III continues with the...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8
    A standard by which all RPGs can be judged

    Planescape: Torment

    Rated on September 16, 2004 by TazmanianD

    A standard by which all RPGs can be judged

    This game is at the very top of my all-time favorite games list although I realize that it's a bit dated by now. Perhaps the best part of this game is the writing that went into not just the story,...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Divine Divinity

    Rated on June 02, 2004 by TazmanianD

    Divine Divinity is definitely one of those surprisingly good games. It has all the good aspects of a well though out role playing game, including the ability to grow your character as you see fit ove...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    Thief: The Dark Project

    Rated on May 30, 2004 by TazmanianD

    I decided to play Thief was the first time in light of the upcoming Thief III release. I had played Thief II a few years ago and enjoyed it a great deal. I am rating this game for Thief Gold which i...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4

    Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

    Rated on May 29, 2004 by TazmanianD

    Baldur's Gate II is an excellent game and a great sequel to the original. The game has a great story that is well interwoven into the game. Perhaps the biggest thing that stands out about the game i...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    One of the most interesting and amusing games ever written with great gameplay and a great story.

    Anachronox

    Rated on May 28, 2004 by TazmanianD

    One of the most interesting and amusing games ever written with great gameplay and a great story.

    This game is one of my favorite games (second only to Planescape: Torment). I am a pretty hardcode RPG players to give you an idea of what I like. It's one of those really great games that few peopl...

    5 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Icewind Dale II

    Rated on May 27, 2004 by TazmanianD

    This game is a very solid successor to the original game (which I enjoyed a great deal). It terms of the style of the game as well as the engine and the interface, the game feels pretty much exactly ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow

    Rated on May 04, 2004 by TazmanianD

    I enjoyed this game more than I did the original game. It seemed to have a more complete and realistic feel to it. By far, the best element of this game are the graphics, especially the shadows. Wo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    A worthy successor to Syberia.

    Syberia II

    Rated on April 24, 2004 by TazmanianD

    A worthy successor to Syberia.

    This game is definitely a good follow up to the original game. The graphics are once again oustanding and breathtaking even if they are mostly cold and snowy in appearance. I'm also fairly amazed ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    A good game that had the potential to be great but was pushed out the door before it was there.

    The Temple of Elemental Evil

    Rated on January 29, 2004 by TazmanianD

    A good game that had the potential to be great but was pushed out the door before it was there.

    If you are a fan of the CRPG genre, then this game is definitely worth playing if you can look past some of its obvious flaws. You should also be warned that some aspects of this game will really app...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

    Rated on April 20, 2003 by TazmanianD

    I think this is a relatively good game. It's very much an action game. I'm usually an RPG fan so I dinged the game on its linearity. The game leads you 'by the nose' from one place to the next with...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.