User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.6/10

Total of 44 user ratings spread across 44 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  7. 4
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  8. 3
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  • Review Score:9
    A wonderful trip back in the Mortal Kombat universe with some nice refining touches.

    Mortal Kombat

    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 recall the sheer jo... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score: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

    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 update and new seri... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Super Street Fighter IV

  • Review Score:9.5
    Easily the best fighting game in recent history.

    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

    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 more. Graphics -... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice

  • Review Score: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

    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 something of a slippery slo... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10
    It's so easy to ruin a great game with a remake, but fortunately that did not happen here.

    Bionic Commando Rearmed

    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 and classic gameplay... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Bionic Commando Rearmed

  • Review Score: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

    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 here, however, is th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES

  • Rating:8.5

    Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

  • Review Score:8.5
    If you don't like level grinding DON'T BUY THIS GAME

    Makai Senki Disgaea Portable

    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 if you're really get... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit

  • Review Score: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

    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. Easily the best lo... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    Not perfect, but VERY few flaws...

    Okami

    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. They're not fun, and a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    They fixed almost all the problems from the previous entries in the series.<br />
ALMOST

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    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 my stong suit. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Virtua Fighter 5

  • Review Score:7
    Seems to lack effort, to say the least...

    Virtua Fighter 5

    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 power available to devel... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Paper Mario

  • Review Score: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

    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 fight. BUT BEWARE!!! ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    Pretty entertaining, really...

    The Story of Thor: Hikari o Tsugu Mono

    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've never even come ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Beyond Oasis

  • Rating:10

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

  • Review Score:10
    Proof that one can never get enough Dragonball

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

    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 love all the constant... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Ummmm...  What game was Gamespot playing?  Sure wasn't this one.

    Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

    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't 2D drawings, and h... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Super Mario Galaxy

  • Review Score:10
    After saving the princess in the umpteen other Mario games,it's ASTOUNDING that Nintendo can still make Mario INCREDIBLE

    Super Mario Galaxy

    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 all comes together ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Amazing game... with almost intolerable load times.

    The Witcher

    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 competent voice work. A+ ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Jeanne d'Arc

  • Review Score:9
    Excellent game with only a few problems...

    Jeanne d'Arc

    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 particularly nice, but... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

  • Review Score:9.5
    The perfect handheld RPG!!!

    Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

    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 of the characters fr... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8
    The PSP game I've been waiting for!!!

    Metal Slug Anthology

    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, but this does. Game... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.6
    If you like Spiderman, you'll like this game.  Duh...

    Spider-Man 3

    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 Spidey swingin' around). ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.3
    Another DBZ game...  but that's a good thing!

    Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road

    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 irritating weak points, it'... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2.8
    Overated doesn't even begin to describe it...

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    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 character animations ar... Read Full Review

    4 of 24 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.7
    Woo hoo!

    Gears of War

    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 FUN FUN!FUN FUN FUN... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.9
    Man 'o man!  This game is GREAT!

    Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony

    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- Perfect. Looks great... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.1

    Dead or Alive 4

  • Review Score:7.1
    Don't let my score fool you... DON&quot;T BUY THIS GAME!!!!

    Dead or Alive 4 (Platinum Hits)

    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. Now, the rest... ... Read Full Review

    3 of 8 users found the following review helpful