User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 39 user ratings spread across 39 releases
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
An addictive, absolutely enjoyable turn-based/base-management strategy game. Also you get to kill bushels of aliens.
I'm a huge fan of difficulty in games - Dark Souls, oh yeah. Zealot-level difficulty in Dead Space: yes please. When I play most games, they're so easy, I feel like a moron for playing for them. Honestly, a nutless monke... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Borderlands 2 is a much-needed oasis in the desert of good co-op games, but it's not without its flaws.
No one who likes these sort of open-world loot-driven FPSes can claim, in honesty, that Borderlands 2 isn't a fun game. Its pleasures are many: -A unique aesthetic, the pretty cel-shading that makes Borderlands so di... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Despite some new gameplay modes, GTB's lack of meaningful unit customization makes it less than fun than its predecessor
The best way to discuss this game is, I think, by comparison to Gratuitous Space Battles, a game that has lead or will lead many gamers into GTB. In Gratuitous Space Battles, much of the game's enjoyment comes from un... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Here we have a game made by a single person that is more fun than a solid 95% of the AAA games made in the last ten years. What? Well if you ever wanted proof that graphics have little or nothing to do with the enjoymen... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Darksiders was clearly created to follow in the footsteps of other, better games. I mean Zelda and God of Wars and Arkham Asylum/City. Y'know the drill: unlock new tools and weapons and get new treasures and collect o... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Ni No Kuni is like playing a Studio Ghibli movie. Y'know, Studio Ghibli? Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and perhaps most pertinent to this game, Spirited Away. The game credits Studio Ghibli with its animation,... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Let me attempt to give you the Space Marine experience: Walk through a series of empty rooms in a rather bland industrial complex. You'll come across ammo crates and wonder: am I supposed to have been shooting my gun... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Despite a delightful soundtrack and a unique visual style, S:SSEP is simply not good. It's simply not fun.
At the heart of why this game is not fun is that there's nothing to it. It has maybe 15 screens - backgrounds filled with glowing, rustling pixellated trees and rabbits and waterfalls - through which you, a 'Scythian', p... Read Full Review5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Beautiful - the islands of Panau are absolutely beautiful. There's nothing quite like flying over them, seeing the city's lights far below and then basejumping down to discover the individual lampposts and illuminated b... Read Full Review5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Skillshots. That might as well be the name of this game. I've always judged shooter games not on anything so superfluous as story or anything so superficial as graphics or anything so pointless as online-multiplayer, but... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Lone Survivor tells the pixellated story of a man who is (or is not?) insane. Starting from his base of operations, his run-down apartment, "You" venture forth, collecting food, and ammo, and gunning down mutants (or rea... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
If you missed out on Demon's Souls the first time around, grab it now - for it stands the test of time.
Above all, this game is excellent. Even if you find the difficulty to be frustrating or if you prefer more story/character-driven RPGs, you will find that this is a well-crafted game that accomplishes exactly what it se... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
An ambitious foray into using video games as a story-telling medium that fails as a "who dunnit" mystery.
Video games are an amazing and underutilized medium for story-telling. Special effects are far cheaper than those found in Hollywood, the characters are more immediate than those found in print, and, of course, hello VI... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
I've been playing RPGs for a very long time. Like many other old-school RPGers, I can safely state the the Final Fantasy series is a beloved staple of my childhood. FF3 (6), FF7, FF10, these have a special place in my ... Read Full Review12 of 17 users found the following review helpful
A wonderful atmosphere & artistic style, unfortunately disconnected from any meaningful story or gameplay.
Right away, I'll admit that my score of this game suffers because I expected it to be like Braid. It isn't. And not in the sense of different strokes for different folks. More in the sense of dissimilar and inferior. ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
It's interesting to read through some of the negative reviews here & elsewhere: a generational gaming gap made manifest. Those who love Deus Ex: HR tend to be those older (meaning: not teenage) gamers, like me, who play... Read Full Review8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
Red Faction: Guerrilla
When you're given the opportunity to revel in the game's destructibility - every single wall, tower, vehicle, building, signpost, and crate be reduced to rubble - the game is an absolute blast. I had, in particular, one... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Great visuals, design elements, but flawed by a very poor story and a confused sense of its shooting mechanics
Despite the game's impressive gritty visuals and various epic battles, I was extremely happy to finish it. I just felt a vast relief. You know that feeling you get when you finally finish a long project in school/work?... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Certain critics like to compare books, or movies, or music, or games to other titles. For example, I might say Justin Bieber's Never Let You Go is like Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 if a SWAT team consisting of Rebecca Blac... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Battlefield Bad Company 2 has the most intense FPS multiplay I've ever experienced. The battlefield feels incredibly war-like - in the most insane firefights, artillery and grenades will be exploding around you, a tan... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
After playing a few multiplayer games and getting a campaign well under way, I find myself unable to load this game up again. I just dread it. I want to play it because I want to get my money's worth and because I want... Read Full Review16 of 36 users found the following review helpful
Oblivion is probably the most over-rated game that I've ever played. With each award and perfect review it obtained, I felt as if my sense of style suffered yet another stab wound, another arrow piercing the breast of g... Read Full Review2 of 14 users found the following review helpful
A lengthy, more philosophical, detail-oriented review about the most smoothly excellent game I've played in a long time
Writing reviews for these blockbuster hits years after their release is always a bit of a challenge. You, the reader (who I imagine on a subway with an iPhone flipping desultorily through gamestop reviews) is usually mo... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
(For quick reference: I have not played Uncharted 2 and this review is based on my first playthrough, which was on hard difficulty) Uncharted 1 is a game which is, above all, solid. If you haven't played it, you ough... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
A solid enjoyable RPG with an endearing set of characters and a highly strategic, interesting combat system
Valkyria Chronicles is set during the EWII (the 2nd Europan War) in what is, essentially, a mirrored version of WW2. By which I mean highly mirrored: the Darcsens take the place of the persecuted Jews forced into concen... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
MGS4 is less a game and more a cinematic, immersive, interactive experience, full of faults and amazing anyway.
It's a pleasure for me to write this review so many years after the release of the game. I get to worry less about covering my bases (gameplay, graphics, sound, etc.) and can simply wax poetic. MGS4 is a deeply flawe... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful