User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.48/10

Total of 29 user reviews spread across 29 releases

  1. 10
    (5)
  2. 9
    (12)
  3. 8
    (4)
  4. 7
    (4)
  5. 6
    (2)
  6. 5
    (1)
  7. 4
    (0)
  8. 3
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  9. 2
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  10. 1
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  • User Rating 9
    A wonderful trip back in the Mortal Kombat universe with some nice refining touches.

    Mortal Kombat

    Rated on April 22, 2011 by ThisFire

    A wonderful trip back in the Mortal Kombat universe with some nice refining touches.

    I think a quick background explaining my history with Mortal Kombat is in order. As I am rather aged, I can remember playing the first Mortal Kombat in the arcades when it first came out. I can thus...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    I don't know how they manage to constantly top themselves with Street Fighter follow ups, but Capcom outdid themselves.

    Super Street Fighter IV

    Rated on May 06, 2010 by ThisFire

    I don't know how they manage to constantly top themselves with Street Fighter follow ups, but Capcom outdid themselves.

    I can remember playing the Street Fighter II arcade box in the local corner store back in the early 90s, and remember falling in love with it. Amazingly, I found that Capcom has made every single...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Easily the best fighting game in recent history.

    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

    Rated on December 03, 2008 by ThisFire

    Easily the best fighting game in recent history.

    I'll admit it; I'm old. I remember pumping quarters into the Street Fighter II arcade box at my local convenience store way back when it first came out. I loved it then, and I love this version even...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Much like it's predecessors, this game has a very small market in modern gaming, but it's still amazing.

    Makai Senki Disgaea 3

    Rated on August 31, 2008 by ThisFire

    Much like it's predecessors, this game has a very small market in modern gaming, but it's still amazing.

    This game is difficult to write a review for. I love it to death, just like 1 and 2, but this style of gameplay only appeals to a very narrow portion of the market, so recommending it becomes somethi...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    It's so easy to ruin a great game with a remake, but fortunately that did not happen here.

    Bionic Commando Rearmed

    Rated on August 14, 2008 by ThisFire

    It's so easy to ruin a great game with a remake, but fortunately that did not happen here.

    I have fond memories of being a child parked in front of my NES playing this game over and over and over, so I was a little bit weary about a remake, as remakes so often end up bogging down nostalgia ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    You know how you think you've played the best RPG ever in a FF game?<br />
You're wrong, because it's Persona 3.

    Persona 3: Fes

    Rated on July 29, 2008 by ThisFire

    You know how you think you've played the best RPG ever in a FF game?<br /> You're wrong, because it's Persona 3.

    Graphics - Excellent anime style, great creatures, great everything. Looks great all the way through. Sound - Voice acting is really good. Humourous and passionately delivered. The shining star ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    If you don't like level grinding DON'T BUY THIS GAME

    Makai Senki Disgaea Portable

    Rated on July 18, 2008 by ThisFire

    If you don't like level grinding DON'T BUY THIS GAME

    Graphics - They don't need to be fancy. Nice looking 2D sprites, simple maps. Works very well for the type of game. Sound - Music is alright. It doesn't get annoying, and that's a plus, because ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Good game, but far too stripped down compared to previous games, and nothing for newcomers to the Dragonball universe.

    Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit

    Rated on July 05, 2008 by ThisFire

    Good game, but far too stripped down compared to previous games, and nothing for newcomers to the Dragonball universe.

    This one is pretty hard to review. On one hand, the excellent fighting system is action packed and really fun to play, but on the other hand, the game is so limited in scope. Graphics - Excellent....

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Not perfect, but VERY few flaws...

    Okami

    Rated on June 02, 2008 by ThisFire

    Not perfect, but VERY few flaws...

    Because it's the short list, I'll start with the bad. Digging mini-games - There's these digging mini-games you have to do a couple of times and it's optional a couple of times. But they suck. Th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    They fixed almost all the problems from the previous entries in the series.<br />
ALMOST

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Rated on May 17, 2008 by ThisFire

    They fixed almost all the problems from the previous entries in the series.<br /> ALMOST

    To be quite honest, this is a hard game for me to review for 2 reasons: 1) The hype and great reviews 2) I'm not good at it. I'm not good at the driving, and the sandbox action games are not ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Seems to lack effort, to say the least...

    Virtua Fighter 5

    Rated on January 13, 2008 by ThisFire

    Seems to lack effort, to say the least...

    Graphics - Good, but not the technical feat people make it out to be. The biggest problem for me is that everyone is hairless. I know this sounds a little weird, but with the current processing powe...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    If you're a Mario fan that missed out on this the first time around, you owe it to yourself to play this game...

    Mario Story

    Rated on December 20, 2007 by ThisFire

    If you're a Mario fan that missed out on this the first time around, you owe it to yourself to play this game...

    Let's start with the good... Gameplay - A nice twist on role playing. The world feels like a platformer, and your jumping on or hammering of an enemy in this part gives you the advantage in the fi...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Pretty entertaining, really...

    The Story of Thor: Hikari o Tsugu Mono

    Rated on December 16, 2007 by ThisFire

    Pretty entertaining, really...

    Graphics - Nice, colourful visuals. Actually, pretty nice considering their age. Music - A lot of different songs that suit then environments. Works well. Gameplay - Two major problems. a) I...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Proof that one can never get enough Dragonball

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

    Rated on December 06, 2007 by ThisFire

    Proof that one can never get enough Dragonball

    Graphics - Environments and characters look like cell shaded versions of their 2D selves. What more could we ever ask for? Sound - The voice actors seem more excited about being in this game. I l...

    8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Ummmm...  What game was Gamespot playing?  Sure wasn't this one.

    Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

    Rated on December 02, 2007 by ThisFire

    Ummmm... What game was Gamespot playing? Sure wasn't this one.

    Graphics - Not the best in world, but very nice. The battle fields have a nice level of detail that's missing in a lot of strategy RPGs, and the cut scenes are well done. Oooo, and the sprites aren'...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    After saving the princess in the umpteen other Mario games,it's ASTOUNDING that Nintendo can still make Mario INCREDIBLE

    Super Mario Galaxy

    Rated on November 17, 2007 by ThisFire

    After saving the princess in the umpteen other Mario games,it's ASTOUNDING that Nintendo can still make Mario INCREDIBLE

    I truely don't know where to start with this one... Graphics - Best on the Wii for sure. They use an excellent art style to express a big, colourful world with hundreds of twists and turns, and it...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Amazing game... with almost intolerable load times.

    The Witcher

    Rated on November 17, 2007 by ThisFire

    Amazing game... with almost intolerable load times.

    O.k, this'll be short and sweet, me thinks... Graphics - I have them set to low (I don't have a powerhouse machine), and they're STILL awesome. Sound - Atmospheric, orchestal music, and competen...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Excellent game with only a few problems...

    Jeanne d'Arc

    Rated on November 02, 2007 by ThisFire

    Excellent game with only a few problems...

    I really do love this game; its already stolen many hours from me. Graphics - Really quite excellent. I find that often with strategic RPGs, they don't put much effort into making the game look pa...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    The perfect handheld RPG!!!

    Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

    Rated on August 08, 2007 by ThisFire

    The perfect handheld RPG!!!

    O.k, I think Gamespot was a little hard on this game. Yes, it helps if you know the previous Tales games, but the dialogue is still entertaining and reasonably well acted (or at least representative ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8
    The PSP game I've been waiting for!!!

    Metal Slug Anthology

    Rated on May 23, 2007 by ThisFire

    The PSP game I've been waiting for!!!

    I love this game. Hands down, the best game I have for my PSP. I find a lot the stuff coming out for the PSP doesn't lend itself very well to be picked up and played for 15 minutes, then move on, ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.6
    If you like Spiderman, you'll like this game.  Duh...

    Spider-Man 3

    Rated on May 09, 2007 by ThisFire

    If you like Spiderman, you'll like this game. Duh...

    Graphics - Great. City looks nice, characters look nice (the camera is pretty far back, so they're not that detailed) and the animations are decent enough (excellent, actually, when it comes to Spide...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.3
    Another DBZ game...  but that's a good thing!

    Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road

    Rated on March 31, 2007 by ThisFire

    Another DBZ game... but that's a good thing!

    I have found that there are very few fighting games for the PSP worth playing, especially since they're probably the best suited type of game for a handheld. Though this does have some pretty irritat...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.8
    Overated doesn't even begin to describe it...

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    Rated on January 10, 2007 by ThisFire

    Overated doesn't even begin to describe it...

    Boring, boring, boring... Graphics - Garbage. Looks like something made 5 years ago. If I tell the system to autodetect settings, everything goes to max, and it still looks like garbage. The cha...

    4 out of 24 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    Woo hoo!

    Gears of War

    Rated on November 25, 2006 by ThisFire

    Woo hoo!

    Great game! The controls are completely intuitive, the VO is competent, gameplay is fun (and pretty realistic, I would imagine), lot's of ammo, cool guns. FUN FUN FUN! FUN FUN FUN!FUN FUN FUN!FUN...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.9
    Man 'o man!  This game is GREAT!

    Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony

    Rated on November 05, 2006 by ThisFire

    Man 'o man! This game is GREAT!

    I can see why people might find this sort of Diablo-esque RPG boring on their computer. Hell, I didn't find Dungeon Seige 2 THAT fantastic (good, not great), but this game is AMAZING! Graphics- P...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.1
    Don't let my score fool you... DON&quot;T BUY THIS GAME!!!!

    Dead or Alive 4 (Platinum Hits)

    Rated on October 28, 2006 by ThisFire

    Don't let my score fool you... DON&quot;T BUY THIS GAME!!!!

    O.K. Here's the simple stuff... Looks INCREDIBLE. Wow. Sounds great. A fighting game FINALLY has cool, deep, big environments! It only took 30 years of video gaming to figure THAT one out. ...

    3 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    Too fun!!!

    King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2

    Rated on September 23, 2006 by ThisFire

    Too fun!!!

    Now, I love Tekken games, because I think they're brilliantly technical. But this... oh man, this is a whole new level. This game is FUN!!! Big combos, big special moves, decent controls, lots o...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    So so.

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi

    Rated on September 01, 2006 by ThisFire

    So so.

    I find it funny that everyone had a problem with the camera angle. I thought it was a really refreshing change from the usual 3D fighting game. That being said, the game is really only average. The...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.3
    Good, I guess...

    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

    Rated on July 27, 2006 by ThisFire

    Good, I guess...

    O.K. There's some problems with this game, one of which no one brought up. THE SOUNDS IS GARBAGE. The music is worse than N64 music, and really out of date. The graphics are so so (let's rememb...

    1 out of 13 found this review helpful.