User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.74/10

Total of 27 user reviews spread across 27 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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  • User Rating 10
    Of all Pokémon games, no other prevails in every single aspect.

    Pocket Monsters Emerald

    Rated on November 17, 2012 by UltimateRidley

    Of all Pokémon games, no other prevails in every single aspect.

    Before I hop into Emerald, let note that I would give Ruby/Sapphire a solid 9/10.-----Story-----Pokémon games' stories have never been something that critics of sophisticated literature flock t...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    AC2 is one of the increasingly rare examples of a sequel that renders its predecessor completely obsolete.

    Assassin's Creed II

    Rated on November 17, 2012 by UltimateRidley

    AC2 is one of the increasingly rare examples of a sequel that renders its predecessor completely obsolete.

    ----- Story ----- The "main" story continues from where it left off in the first game: You are former assassin Desmond Miles (soon to become one again), a man who was recently abducted by the sin...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    You can't beat the classics.

    Halo (Xbox Collection)

    Rated on November 05, 2012 by UltimateRidley

    You can't beat the classics.

    ----- Story ----- This game started it all. It started the Halo series, and set the standard for an FPS. One of the great things about Halo: Combat Evolved is the story. The story is a nice balan...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    At first, the game seems like it could be the best title to come about in years. But it loses its appeal rather rapidly.

    Assassin's Creed

    Rated on August 02, 2010 by UltimateRidley

    At first, the game seems like it could be the best title to come about in years. But it loses its appeal rather rapidly.

    ----- Story ----- One could argue that the plot behind the game is easily one of the most original and astounding stories to ever grace a game in a very, very long time. At first glance, everythi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    You won't want to leave this asylum.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Rated on March 04, 2010 by UltimateRidley

    You won't want to leave this asylum.

    I'll skip the typical blurb I have done on my Mass Effect 2, BioShock 2, and Fallout 3 reviews, just in order to try something. +Awesome voice acting, great soundtrack and nice sound effects +St...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Some bugs and a few instances where the game crashed my 360 is all that's keeping me from giving this game a perfect 10.

    Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

    Rated on February 23, 2010 by UltimateRidley

    Some bugs and a few instances where the game crashed my 360 is all that's keeping me from giving this game a perfect 10.

    Fallout 3... just wow. I remember renting this game, or, moreso, my cousin rented it. We played it on my 360. I never personally manned the controller, as I let my cousin have all of the fun for then....

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Despite being worse than its predecessor and successor, Halo 2 still upholds the classic Halo fun factor in every way.

    Halo 2

    Rated on June 28, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Despite being worse than its predecessor and successor, Halo 2 still upholds the classic Halo fun factor in every way.

    ----- Story ----- Many across the Internet will say that Halo 2 has a thoroughly disappointing storyline that takes the overall Halo plot practically nowhere. And they are correct; the story is p...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Metroid and BioShock met and had a child. And that child is a prodigy.

    Dead Space

    Rated on June 27, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Metroid and BioShock met and had a child. And that child is a prodigy.

    It's as the blurb says: Metroid, a series mostly comprised of games that rely on exploration and are well known for a bajillion surprises throughout each entry and great atmosphere, met and married Bi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    Most GH and RB titles are hit or miss when it comes to fun. This spin-off misses by a longshot.

    Guitar Hero: On Tour

    Rated on June 19, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Most GH and RB titles are hit or miss when it comes to fun. This spin-off misses by a longshot.

    Reviewing titles belonging to the recent 2005-made notehitter music genre is probably the hardest task for me, as otherwise I would have already churned out a Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero III, and World T...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Gears of War is an action shooter that introduces many unique gameplay mechanics to go with its stellar presentation.

    Gears of War

    Rated on June 15, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Gears of War is an action shooter that introduces many unique gameplay mechanics to go with its stellar presentation.

    Note: This is weird...I played the original after I've played the sequel to the bones. But anyhow, I can see why people love this game, of those people including myself. In this review, I am going ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This collaboration of new Kirby game modes succeeded long ago and succeeds even now.

    Kirby Super Star Ultra

    Rated on June 09, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    This collaboration of new Kirby game modes succeeded long ago and succeeds even now.

    ----- Story ----- When I write a Kirby review, I often don't count the story to the overall score, considering all Kirby games have plots so simple and childish that one would only have bad thing...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Does it surpass Link's 3D debut? Absolutely not. Is it still a fantastic game? Most definitely.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Rated on June 09, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Does it surpass Link's 3D debut? Absolutely not. Is it still a fantastic game? Most definitely.

    ----- Story ----- Like with the other 3D Zelda titles, the game has an immersive story to it that will simply grab you. In this department, Twilight Princess does NOT disappoint. The game starts ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Pokemon DP unfortunately does not deliver the astounding impression we were hoping for.

    Pocket Monsters Pearl

    Rated on June 08, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Pokemon DP unfortunately does not deliver the astounding impression we were hoping for.

    ----- Story ----- Have you played Ruby and/or Sapphire versions? If so, then you already know what the story is. That's pretty damn pathetic on the game's part. Well, the stories between the two ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Imagine Master Chief as the main character of a Grand Theft Auto title. Crackdown should be the result.

    Riot Act

    Rated on June 08, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Imagine Master Chief as the main character of a Grand Theft Auto title. Crackdown should be the result.

    ----- Story ----- The story of Crackdown is simple: three gangs of different races and structures (one is like your common back alley gang, another is like a growing army, and the last resembles ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    BioShock is, to put it simply, one of the best FPS's to grace the gaming industry.

    BioShock

    Rated on June 08, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    BioShock is, to put it simply, one of the best FPS's to grace the gaming industry.

    ----- Story ----- BioShock exceeds expectations for many aspects you'd want in an adventure/shooter, and surprisingly, it gives you a story that is even better than that. The story revolves aroun...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Hunters is definitely the oddball of the Metroid series with features unlike Metroid that will appeal to a larger crowd.

    Metroid Prime: Hunters

    Rated on June 08, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Hunters is definitely the oddball of the Metroid series with features unlike Metroid that will appeal to a larger crowd.

    ----- Story ----- Often, I hear rantings about how terribly the story was crafted across the 'net. It is actually a very common topic to discuss how suckish Hunters is overall when you are among ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Metroid Prime is a masterpiece of every dimension, sitting up there in the stars with its ancestor, Super Metroid.

    Metroid Prime

    Rated on June 07, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Metroid Prime is a masterpiece of every dimension, sitting up there in the stars with its ancestor, Super Metroid.

    Metroid Prime is quite easily among the best games ever created, sitting up there with the instant classic Metroid: Zero Mission and the masterpiece that brought the series to recognition, Super Metro...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Despite all of the new things this entry of the series packs in, the game just gets too old too fast.

    Halo 3

    Rated on June 05, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Despite all of the new things this entry of the series packs in, the game just gets too old too fast.

    ----- Story ----- Much like the previous Halo games, Halo 3 continues the storyline by picking up where the annoying cliffhanger left us off in Halo 2. And boy, does it pick it up quite excitingl...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Pokemon Silver and Gold are easily the best traditional Pokemon games of all time.

    Pokemon Silver Version

    Rated on June 03, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Pokemon Silver and Gold are easily the best traditional Pokemon games of all time.

    Note: This review goes for both Gold and Silver, but I have it under Silver just because Lugia's flippin' awesome. :P ----- Story ----- You have to admit, Pokemon Generations I and II are the ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Corruption certainly does not live up to all the hype it receives, but it still can be good.

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    Rated on June 03, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Corruption certainly does not live up to all the hype it receives, but it still can be good.

    Note: I classified the game as "Overrated" because it is just that. Almost everyone who is clearly no Metroid fan claims that this is the best Metroid game ever. I beg to differ. ----- Story ----...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Metroid: Zero Mission may very well be among the greatest game remakes of all time.

    Metroid: Zero Mission

    Rated on June 02, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Metroid: Zero Mission may very well be among the greatest game remakes of all time.

    ----- Story ----- First off, allow me to inform the uninformed: Zero Mission is a remake of the original Metroid, and it takes the Metroid series back to its roots. It is nice to have it like tha...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    This beautifully violent shooter is in every way enjoyable and is likely to stay with you for many months.

    Gears of War 2

    Rated on June 01, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    This beautifully violent shooter is in every way enjoyable and is likely to stay with you for many months.

    ----- Story ----- Truth-be-told, I've never once played the first Gears of War. Therefore, I do not know whether or not the story picks up where the first left off; I'd imagine it did, however. T...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Though it is frowned upon today for being annoying in comparison to other titles, this game was brilliant for its time.

    Metroid

    Rated on June 01, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Though it is frowned upon today for being annoying in comparison to other titles, this game was brilliant for its time.

    ----- Story ----- What story? Nintendo once again throws a series with very little originality in the story department in our face, and for the twenty-billionth time, they prove that you don't ne...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    While not the best entry in the series to start with, this game definitely still has its merits.

    Metroid II: Return of Samus

    Rated on June 01, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    While not the best entry in the series to start with, this game definitely still has its merits.

    ----- Story ----- Like the first Metroid game released back in 1986, this game has a very simple story that is certainly not immersive. However, it is necessary to understand the events of this g...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Like many sequels, Prime 2 does not best the original, but it still is an impressive addition to the series.

    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

    Rated on June 01, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    Like many sequels, Prime 2 does not best the original, but it still is an impressive addition to the series.

    ----- Story ----- Metroid Prime 2: Echoes's story is more or less interesting. It is somewhere between deep for a Metroid title and just as shallow as a Metroid title's story should be. This time...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This delightful sequel to the masterpiece that is Super Metroid does not exceed its predecessor but is still brilliant.

    Metroid Fusion

    Rated on June 01, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    This delightful sequel to the masterpiece that is Super Metroid does not exceed its predecessor but is still brilliant.

    ----- Story ----- Metroid Fusion is the first Metroid game to have an immersive story to it. Unfortunately, this story is extremely easy to spoil, so I will have to tread lightly: A few years aft...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    This game simply cannot be topped when it comes to 2D adventure games and platformers.

    Super Metroid

    Rated on May 31, 2009 by UltimateRidley

    This game simply cannot be topped when it comes to 2D adventure games and platformers.

    ----- Story ----- I'll start this with a brief summary of the story. Samus first fought the Metroids on Zebes on her first mission, and defeated the Space Pirate leader, Mother Brain. She then we...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.