User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 157 user reviews spread across 157 releases
Ocarina of Time was revolutionary, without a doubt. It showed people what games can do and provided an enjoyable experience for those who played it back in the day. I have never appreciated OoT as much as most people do,... Read Full Review4 of 11 users found the following review helpful
Crystal Defenders may be short, but it packs so much replay value in the 8 levels that it's totally worth a mere $5.
PLEASE NOTE that this review was written for the iPod click wheel version, not the iPhone version. The iPhone version fixes the control issues I mention here. Positive: + fun and challenging strategic gameplay + go... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Wario Land is the best GameBoy/Color game I've ever played. It's an excellent platformer, and it's all the more impressive because it's... well... on the GameBoy. I don't know of a whole lot of good games on the first ... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Portal was a truly groundbreaking puzzle game. Innovation abounded throughout every test chamber in that short but quirky and memorable game, though its rather short length made it feel more like an extensive demo than a... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Back in 2003, Insomniac didn't seem to be capable of making bad games, or even so-so games. All three games in their Spyro the Dragon trilogy on the PlayStation were great, and their PS2 debut title Ratchet & Clank was p... Read Full Review4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Super Mario Galaxy was an astounding achievement in video game design back in 2007, and to this day it remains an excellent and thoroughly enjoyable 3-D platformer. In fact, Galaxy was so good that when I heard that a di... Read Full Review9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
Pokemon Red and Blue made a huge splash in the video game industry back in the late 1990's, and to this day it's still a massively popular franchise with a strong universal appeal. For kids, perhaps it's the idea of coll... Read Full Review5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Portal's brilliance and wit make it an excellent game that's innovative, challenging, and entertaining in many ways.
A few years ago, if I had heard of a game that would somehow combine a puzzle and a shooter, I would have had plenty of doubts as to how that would work. The two just don't seem like they would get along together very we... Read Full Review5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
A lone hero approaches an ancient shrine and places his dead lover inside. A light speaks to him, telling him that he can gain the power to save her life if he can slay the 16 colossi scattered throughout the cursed land... Read Full Review9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
With MotionPlus at the head, Resort is an entertaining and remarkably precise collection of sports games.
The Wii is the object of insult more often than it ought to be in this generation, because people see the console's games that sell well and simply laugh. Mediocre minigame collections and unpolished 'family-friendly gam... Read Full Review12 of 13 users found the following review helpful
Club Nintendo doesn't exactly have the strongest selection of prizes for their fans that buy their games, but to be honest who can blame them? It's free stuff they're giving out after all… well, it's free if you forget t... Read Full Review10 of 12 users found the following review helpful
The quality of The Legend of Zelda series as a whole is practically unquestionable. Almost everything Nintendo sets out to do with the series is a success and comes out with flying colors. Phantom Hourglass successfully ... Read Full Review14 of 17 users found the following review helpful
If you haven't heard of The Beatles, you might not have heard of any other band in the history of mankind. They were that popular and that influential, and so it's only fit that a music game ought to be made based on the... Read Full Review8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
WiiWare is a platform that hasn't had a whole lot of great games yet. Sure, there have been some decent titles available for download, but in all honesty most of the games available were thoroughly mediocre, and even the... Read Full Review15 of 15 users found the following review helpful
It is practically common knowledge in the video game community that Spyro the Dragon, a beloved character from the PlayStation days, is pretty much history. Once the PS2/GC/Xbox era arrived, Spyro games suddenly became t... Read Full Review7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
Bowser's Inside Story is the best DS game to date with its fantastic sense of humor, personality, creativity, and fun
There are many things to say about Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. It seems as though every one of the game's elements is incredibly well done, enjoyable, hilarious, and creative. In fact, I will pose no questions ... Read Full Review11 of 12 users found the following review helpful
There is too much Guitar Hero to go around this year, it seems. In 2009 alone, Activision has put out a whopping six music games, four of which bear the Guitar Hero name. Guitar Hero: Van Halen (GHVH) is the final GH rel... Read Full Review9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
NSMBW does everything right with great multiplayer and excellent level design, a must-own for Mario fans
New Super Mario Bros. was a wildly popular game for the DS, being the first original Mario 2-D platformer to come along for many years. Now in 2009, Nintendo has released a sequel on Wii with title lacking just as much c... Read Full Review10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
The genre of music games has been a sweeping sensation on the gaming market in the past few years. At the forefront of all this are two battling franchises that center around four-player band play: Guitar Hero and Rock B... Read Full Review6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
This totally useless, uninteresting expansion of Diamond/Pearl would be a waste if it cost even $1, yet they charge $10!
Positive: - you can trade with the ranch owner occasionally - Negative: - just a useless expansion of Diamond/Pearl - horrible graphics - literally no kind of gameplay - dull and boring - WiiWare hasn't seen a lo... Read Full Review10 of 14 users found the following review helpful
Just keep reminding yourself that the game was free, and you'll enjoy it just fine despite its brevity
To say thank you to the platinum members of Club Nintendo for being such great fans and playing plenty of their games, Nintendo has offered a nifty little prize. The options were a sweet looking Mario hat or a special Wi... Read Full Review6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Here we are in the early fall of 2009; a season geared up with a ton of eagerly anticipated releases. But of course, can the fall go by without another main entry in the Guitar Hero franchise? By the mere fact that Guita... Read Full Review8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
World Tour is great fun and makes some nice efforts, but the new instrumentation is in need of some fine tuning
Harmonix has changed the music genre of video games twice: the first time was with the original Guitar Hero in 2005, and then they revolutionized the music game again in 2007 with Rock Band. Guitar Hero was left to Activ... Read Full Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Legends of Rock is a music game with great music, turning plastic guitar shredding into a real blast
When Harmonix left Guitar Hero to start Rock Band, Activision and Neversoft had some catching up to do. They didn't really have experience in making music games, and suddenly they had a franchise to work with that could ... Read Full Review5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga was a resounding success on the GBA. It was a practically flawless game that achieved excellence in every area, and it more than earned the right to have a sequel made. Partners in Time is t... Read Full Review14 of 14 users found the following review helpful
Mario has had an ongoing streak of awesome RPGs, starting at the end of the SNES' lifespan and continuing through today. Mario & Luigi is the main handheld franchise of the Mario RPGs, starting with 2003's Superstar Saga... Read Full Review8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
*Not really. In case you were wondering. Imagine you've just woken up in the middle of the street of a busy city. You can't remember anything at all, and nobody can see or feel you. It's as if you don't exist. Then, o... Read Full Review13 of 13 users found the following review helpful
Looney Tunes is perhaps the most beloved and famous cartoon in history. The pure comedy of it makes it so lovable, and it's natural to expect that, like most other cartoons and movies, it would be made into video games. ... Read Full Review5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Riders may grab your attention with its hover boards, but it will dissatisfy you just as quickly due to its many issues.
Sonic is among the older franchises in games, and also the more beloved, famous, and unpredictable. He has seen many good games and many bad games; his first racing game of this century falls somewhere in between. While ... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Mario Baseball is easy to pick up and rewarding to master, but most importantly it's just plain fun.
Mario has proven himself to be a diverse character in the world of video games. Not only does he save Princess Peach repeatedly, he also races karts, embarks on grand RPG adventures, and even participates in many sports.... Read Full Review7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
N+ puts you in a ninja's shoes, running and jumping your way through level after level full of small explosives, electrified floating orbs, lasers, and homing missiles. The game presents itself in a very simplistic fashi... Read Full Review1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Pikmin is still the fun and innovative game it was way back when, but is this rehash with new controls worth a purchase?
Pikmin was among the earlier GameCube titles, among others such as Super Smash Bros. Melee and Metroid Prime. Pikmin was very fresh and innovative, though, because the concept was different than your usual game, causing ... Read Full Review9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (TFU) was a long time in the making. We waited quite a while for this thing to finally land on store shelves, and now we have seen just how powerful the Force can be. The title speaks for i... Read Full Review11 of 11 users found the following review helpful
Shadow Dragon may show its age, but it's still worthwhile for fans of the franchise and has a lot to go back to
Fire Emblem started 18 years ago in Japan; when we got our first game of the franchise it was already well over a decade old. By the time we got to experience one of the greatest strategy games ever made, Intelligent Sys... Read Full Review15 of 15 users found the following review helpful
Meteos is one of the most unique and addicting puzzle games out there, and a top-notch title for the DS.
Positive: + excellent presentation + fun, addicting gameplay + lots of variety within the few offered modes + awesome soundtrack and sound effects + offers a lot to keep you coming back for more Negative: - no... Read Full Review11 of 12 users found the following review helpful
Positive: + some fun minigames + cool, if a little unfitting, sound effects + controls work just fine, and the gun controller is pretty cool + multiplayer is pretty fun Negative: - short and easy - dreadful stor... Read Full Review11 of 12 users found the following review helpful
Phase is a pretty brilliant idea. You use the songs on your iPod in a music game where notes scroll down the screen like Guitar Hero, and you have to hit the corresponding buttons in time with the music. As cool as the c... Read Full Review6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
Left Brain, Right Brain is a game that attempts to improve your ambidexterity (use of both hands) with a bunch of minigames meant to be played with both your left and right hands. Once you use both hands, your scores ar... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Banjo-Kazooie didn't revolutionize the platformer, but it continues to remind us of why the genre is so great anyways.
Positive: + gameplay is very deep with new elements added all the time + worlds are very diverse and have a lot of content + music tracks are great and change in style when you're in different spots + sharp controls ... Read Full Review12 of 15 users found the following review helpful
2-D is often overshadowed by 3-D in this generation, but Shake It reminds us of why we liked 2-D in the first place.
Positive: + 2-D cartoon graphics look very sharp + solid gameplay with some great elements new to the series + smooth controls that also don't over use motion capabilities + tons of treasures and missions add a lot o... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful