User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.39/10

Total of 94 user ratings spread across 94 releases

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  • Review Score:7.5
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A tower defense game except in the palm of your hands

    Lock's Quest

    <br /> A tower defense game except in the palm of your hands

    The Nintendo DS has had a lot of success with unique games. One type of game that hasn't really found a home, is a tower defense game. Lock's Quest tries to fill the void and does a very acceptable job. Lock's q... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    If the Capital Wasteland is that irradiated, how is Pittsburgh?<br />
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    Fallout 3: The Pitt

    If the Capital Wasteland is that irradiated, how is Pittsburgh?<br /> <br />

    After the first DLC, Operation Anchorage, Fallout 3 needed a bit more choice and alternate ways of solving the problems that the lone wanderer would face. The Pitt, the second of the down loadable content from Bethesda,... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5
    A short combat based add-on for Fallout 3.

    Fallout 3 - Operation: Anchorage

    A short combat based add-on for Fallout 3.

    Fallout 3 has not even out for a year and already there is 5 add-ons through dlcs. One of them is Operation Anchorage. Operation Anchorage can be downloaded for about ten dollars or can be purchased on a DVD with The P... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    The power of choice from Gun A to Speech Z.

    Fallout 3

    The power of choice from Gun A to Speech Z.

    Fallout 3 was one of the most anticipated games of 2008 and with good cause. With 2 games in the past from about a decade ago, it seemed that the Fallout series would not continue until Bethesda studios, makers of the c... Read Full Review

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

    Rock Band 2

  • Review Score:8
    Alert!  This version is a full version of Rock Band – for the most part.<br />
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    Rock Band 2

    Alert! This version is a full version of Rock Band – for the most part.<br /> <br />

    Assuming you haven't been living in a cave, Guitar Hero, and more so lately, Rock Band, has allowed gamers to play music themed games with the use of a guitar, drums and mic. Through the use of unique controllers, playe... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    This revamped classic holds true to the old and abides to the new.

    Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi

    This revamped classic holds true to the old and abides to the new.

    Though there are a fair amount of lackluster games out for the Nintendo DS, but one area that seems to shine is the Roleplaying genre. Dragon quest is a long running Japanese RPG series that has had success in both ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen

  • Review Score:6
    Learning Chinese is difficult but this game does it's best to ease the journey, albeit not that well...

    My Chinese Coach

    Learning Chinese is difficult but this game does it's best to ease the journey, albeit not that well...

    My Chinese Coach is another installment of educational games for the Nintendo DS. Ubisoft has already released many other games in the My Coach series. The first had My French Coach and My Spanish Coach. They've also ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Before Heroes of Might & Magic, there was King's Bounty.<br />

    King's Bounty: The Conqueror's Quest

    Before Heroes of Might & Magic, there was King's Bounty.<br />

    Heroes of Might & Magic has been a very dominant force in the gaming industry. With multiples spin offs and almost half a dozen games in their main series, we have to take a closer look as to why they are so popular. ... Read Full Review

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

    King's Bounty

  • Review Score:6
    House of the Dead returns in this light gun shooter.<br />
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    The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return

    House of the Dead returns in this light gun shooter.<br /> <br />

    Back in the 1990s, there were a lot of light gun shooters, but it's hard to deny that House of the Dead was one of the premier light gun games of that time. It had lots of blood, lots of zombies, and lots of ways to per... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    One of the defining real time strategy games exhibits why it is.<br />
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    Command & Conquer: Gold Edition

    One of the defining real time strategy games exhibits why it is.<br /> <br />

    If you've been playing real time strategy games, you're probably aware of the Warcrafts and the Starcrafts but another series of games made a large impact on the Genre. Command & Conquer Gold for the PC is an updated ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Final Fantasy IV for the DS blends the old with the new quite well.<br />
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    Final Fantasy IV

    Final Fantasy IV for the DS blends the old with the new quite well.<br /> <br />

    Remakes are generally hit or miss for a lot of reasons. Sometimes, styles of game just don't make the transition because the trend is different. Other times, so much is changed that the original game and the current fo... Read Full Review

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

    Audition Online

  • Review Score:7
    Rhythm based games can be fun and are even better when they're free.

    Audition Online

    Rhythm based games can be fun and are even better when they're free.

    Since the late 90s, there's been more and more rhythm games hitting the markets. The success of Rock band or earlier games like Parappa the Rapper is a testament to the success of these games and Audition is another gam... Read Full Review

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

    Skies of Arcadia Legends

  • Review Score:8
    Exploration, pirates, and role playing all combined into one source.<br />
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    Skies of Arcadia Legends

    Exploration, pirates, and role playing all combined into one source.<br /> <br />

    As a player of many role playing games, it is a little sad that the Gamecube's library doesn't seem to have a lot of these games. Back in 2003, this RPG-starved library was crying out for something great and Skies of Ar... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest

  • Review Score:6
    Simplicity doesn't mean it's good or bad, it's just simple.

    Final Fantasy USA: Mystic Quest

    Simplicity doesn't mean it's good or bad, it's just simple.

    Unless you've been living in a cave the last decade regarding video games, you would know that Final Fantasy is one of the most beloved and money making power houses in the video game industry. Once it's labeled with th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    The game that started the long running series is monumental in so many ways.<br />

    Sid Meier's Civilization

    The game that started the long running series is monumental in so many ways.<br />

    After so many years of so many good games by Sid Meier, it's hard to believe that even now, it is easy to see the masterpieces for what they are after so many long years. Sid Meier has created many series of games, many... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Old School action RPGs might be a lost game form, but it hasn't lost it's appeal.<br />

    Soul Blader

    Old School action RPGs might be a lost game form, but it hasn't lost it's appeal.<br />

    Arguably, Diablo is the king of all action RPGs. It has teamplay, a good story, and so many items to go through with the randomly generated dungeons, that make each time you play seem like a new experience. Though Soul... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Story driven, this game showcases what an electronic novel should be.

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215

    Story driven, this game showcases what an electronic novel should be.

    If you've been playing the Nintendo DS for a fair bit of time, you're probably aware that it's appeal is mostly because of it's unique capabilities and different kind of games. Hotel Dusk Room 215, fits into this catego... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    With added 3-D elements, and great story, the next game in the Ace Attorney series succeeds and fails the same.

    Gyakuten Saiban 4

    With added 3-D elements, and great story, the next game in the Ace Attorney series succeeds and fails the same.

    The Ace Attorney series has garnered a lot of fans because of it's wonderful characters, well written dialog and the fact that when everything is put together, it's more like an interactive novel more than anything else.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3
    Official licensed products made by a third party don't usually work out too well...<br />

    Insurrection: Campaigns for Starcraft

    Official licensed products made by a third party don't usually work out too well...<br />

    The unbelievable success of Starcraft would obviously invite many things to the table. Toys, comics and legions upon legions of fans are just a few things to name but there is one more thing that people neglect to talk... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    An official expansion by another company makes for odd bedfellows.

    Hellfire

    An official expansion by another company makes for odd bedfellows.

    It would be hard to argue that Diablo for the PC was not a runaway success. It sold millions of copies and the free play on the internet with random dungeons every time you went down to try to slay monster after monster... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Randomly generated dungeons with the ring of medieval sorcery at it's finest.

    Diablo

    Randomly generated dungeons with the ring of medieval sorcery at it's finest.

    Back in 1996, very few people had heard of Blizzard entertainment. They had mild successes with Warcraft One but Warcraft Two seemed to open some eyes. By the time Diablo came out, everyone was listening to what this s... Read Full Review

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

    Lufia & the Fortress of Doom

  • Review Score:8
    Turn based fun that doesn't do anything new, but does the basics real well.

    Estpolis Denki

    Turn based fun that doesn't do anything new, but does the basics real well.

    Taito has released some pretty poor games and some pretty good ones. Lufia & the Fortress of Doom is probably more of the latter. If you've never heard of the Lufia series of RPGs, that's not that surprising. There's ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones

  • Review Score:5.5
    Billy and Jimmy make a return in Double Dragon III but they really should have stopped at two.

    Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone

    Billy and Jimmy make a return in Double Dragon III but they really should have stopped at two.

    Playing beat'em ups in the 80s and 90s, I was familiar with many of the games of that era and Double Dragon was one of the premiere beat 'em ups along with Final Fight and even Streets of Rage. Double Dragon was an exce... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Shadowrun

  • Review Score:8.5
    The darker possibilities where magic and technology both play a role in Shadowrun.

    Shadowrun

    The darker possibilities where magic and technology both play a role in Shadowrun.

    Shadowrun is a Role Playing Game that started out in the Pen & Paper format just like Dungeons & Dragons and other RPGs but slowly garnered a larger following. As a result, other people began to take notice and in 1993,... Read Full Review

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

    Final Fantasy II

  • Review Score:9.5
    This is absolutely one of the finest Role Playing Adventures there has ever been created.

    Final Fantasy IV Easytype

    This is absolutely one of the finest Role Playing Adventures there has ever been created.

    Almost everyone who has spent any amount of significant time around RPGs has heard of the Final Fantasy. Before it became such a powerhouse in the gaming world, there were a few games to it's name. There was no Final F... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    The sequel to Chrono Trigger had large shoes to fill and maybe those shoes were just too large.

    Chrono Cross (PSOne Books)

    The sequel to Chrono Trigger had large shoes to fill and maybe those shoes were just too large.

    Back in the 1990s, there were a few RPGs that seemed to really be the heart of what an RPG was. Games like Final Fantasy IV (or 2... stupid renaming malarkey) Secret of Mana, Fallout, Phantasy Star IV added a lot of ele... Read Full Review

    3 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Chrono Cross

  • Review Score:9.5
    The only expansion to Starcraft is monumental simply because it improves one of the greatest games of all time.

    Starcraft: Brood War

    The only expansion to Starcraft is monumental simply because it improves one of the greatest games of all time.

    One has to admit that Starcraft has been a powerhouse of a game since it's inception into the video gaming world. Ever since the game came out in 1998, the gaming world still has a lot of people's hearts locked onto thi... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    If you want to improve your French while you're on the go, this can assist a bit.

    My French Coach

    If you want to improve your French while you're on the go, this can assist a bit.

    One goal that many people share is to know another language. Mostly, people want to be able to travel to new, exotic lands and to able to converse with people in another tongue but as most people know, learning another ... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    The Genesis definitely made a game that could compete with the Snes version.  Definitely!

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return of the Shredder

    The Genesis definitely made a game that could compete with the Snes version. Definitely!

    Turtles in Time for the Super Nintendo was and is a great beat'em up game starring our four turtle heroes but what did the Sega Genesis have at that time? Well the Genesis' answer was the Hyperstone Heist. If you've pl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful