User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.36/10

Total of 36 user reviews spread across 36 releases

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  • User Rating:7.5
    Away is by no means a great game, but if you can get over some of its simplicities, it can be an enjoyable one.

    Away: Shuffle Dungeon

    Away is by no means a great game, but if you can get over some of its simplicities, it can be an enjoyable one.

    There was just something appealing about this game the first time I saw it. Perhaps it was the innovative looking dungeon panel swapping, or maybe it was the cartoonish draw of the graphics. I go for strange looking ga... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Is it worth playing again?  Eh, maybe.  Is it worth playing a first time?  ...Wait?!  YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED THIS GAME YET?!

    Chrono Trigger

    Is it worth playing again? Eh, maybe. Is it worth playing a first time? ...Wait?! YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED THIS GAME YET?!

    I don't know how Square made an RPG, out of all game genres, so addictive, but they hit it on the head with Chrono Trigger for the SNES. I may be nostalgically inclined to praise this game to death, but that'd be denyin... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Minus the fun.

    Baito Hell 2000

    Minus the fun.

    If you've played Warioware, you've played this game. However, Warioware has a near endless array of short mini-games while this one has... 40 simple but not always short ones. Chock it up to the fact that some are prac... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Fable II is a good sequel or stand-alone game... but something underneath really just stinks.

    Fable II

    Fable II is a good sequel or stand-alone game... but something underneath really just stinks.

    Molyneux should be commended for every time he's able to keep his mouth shut. This time he did well enough, but there are still some things here that are bothersome. The first Fable was a quality action/rpg with some... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    ARGH Galaxy.

    Rogue Galaxy

    ARGH Galaxy.

    You can't please everyone. I had an avid interest in this game during its development. After all, Dragon Quest VIII was a breath of fresh air to the stagnation I've been feeling toward JRPGs over the years. I was on... Read Full Review

    1 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Given time, Cthulhu can only get to you.

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

    Given time, Cthulhu can only get to you.

    Back when I worked in electronics at Walmart I put this game out in the display cases and it caught my eye. I've never been a huge horror game fan and have only toyed with the likes of Resident Evil and Silent Hill. I ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    The endless number of flaws make me want to hate this game, but I just can't seem to.

    Indigo Prophecy

    The endless number of flaws make me want to hate this game, but I just can't seem to.

    "In theory" is probably the best phrase to describe the various aspects of Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit in Europe). In theory, these gameplay mechanics are intuitive; in theory, these characters are interesting; in theor... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    If interesting, different, and fun = bad, you're even worse than the slimes!

    Big Sky Trooper

    If interesting, different, and fun = bad, you're even worse than the slimes!

    I remember playing through the majority of this as a kid and loving it. I play it today and still find it interesting. For an RPG, it's really quite fascinating. Well, sure, you do a lot of the same old/same old, but ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    Squenix: Murdering nostalgia since the merge.

    Musashi: Samurai Legend

    Squenix: Murdering nostalgia since the merge.

    If you come to this game unaware of the original, you may enjoy it. Afterall, it's an okay, albeit repetitive hack n slash... but then that's the thing. The original Musashi was an action/rpg for all intensive purposes... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Okage: The Backtrack King.

    Boku to Maou (PlayStation 2 the Best)

    Okage: The Backtrack King.

    I'm still not sure why this game is called "Okage." I guess Stan: the Shadow King, didn't really roll off the tongue. Well, I could go into depth like I usually do, but I don't feel like it. So I'm just going to say... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Psychonauts offers one of the greatest experiences to be sure; it's just not always the greatest game.

    Psychonauts

    Psychonauts offers one of the greatest experiences to be sure; it's just not always the greatest game.

    Tim Schafer is brilliant. Two minutes into this game, I thought it would be an average platformer with some cartoony charm. Luckily, the whole atmosphere here is as good as any Cartoon Network show, but with an adult-e... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Stretch Panic is essentially a nice little demo and that's about it.

    Hippa Linda

    Stretch Panic is essentially a nice little demo and that's about it.

    I don't know why I always felt the need to pay attention to most games Treasure used to put out. For a game developing company with a name like that, they sure do release some quirky... yet average games. Stretch P... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.3
    Wild Arms is a good game.  Not too easy, not too hard.  Not all that great, but nowhere near bad.

    Wild Arms

    Wild Arms is a good game. Not too easy, not too hard. Not all that great, but nowhere near bad.

    Meet the Dreamchasers. Rudy is the good-natured quiet-type, that ultimately causes more harm than good to those around him. Jack is the weathered bad ass treasure-hunter that has some mysterious past. Cecilia is your ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    For such a rare game, Dreamland 3's a bit of a stinker.

    Hoshi no Kirby 3

    For such a rare game, Dreamland 3's a bit of a stinker.

    Kirby Superstar was easily the best platformer I played as a kid, and still holds up today. It had 7-8 different games, some minigames testing reflexes and button mashing, other full games testing with skill, puzzles an... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Frustrating little platformer...

    Lomax

    Frustrating little platformer...

    I grew up on Lemmings. It was one of the most original strategy/puzzle games ever conceived, so a platformer spin-off I obviously had to check out. Being released on the heels of the demise of SNES, Lomax is a platform... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1.5
    Bad doesn't even begin to describe it...

    Phix no Daiboken: Phix in the Magnetix World

    Bad doesn't even begin to describe it...

    What can I say? I like to give obscure games chances. I looked at some screenshots of this one and it looked like an okay action/rpg type game. It\\\'s not. You\\\'re basically this rabbit thing and... well, I haven\... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Slit necks, rinse, repeat.

    Assassin's Creed

    Slit necks, rinse, repeat.

    For the first 3 or 4 hours Assassin's Creed is one of the most addictive experiences in gaming. An open-world, where you gather info, help citizens, scale rooftops, find collectables, and of course, totally cut some nec... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Just... totally f#$%ing brilliant.

    The Adventures of Alundra

    Just... totally f#$%ing brilliant.

    This little known gem for the PS1, from the people that brought you Landstalker, Alundra, is a beautiful looking 2D RPG. If you really want an accurate description of its look and gameplay, think Zelda with Suikoden 1 a... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Kids should be skipping school to play this...

    Bully

    Kids should be skipping school to play this...

    Poor Rockstar. Sure they've been made dirty stinking rich off the GTA franchise, but it seems like if they don't have the letters GTA in every title, the games just don't sell that well. Regardless, Bully is the true w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Simply oozes quality.

    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

    Simply oozes quality.

    I have and likely always will have a shoddy PC. My graphics cards are just about sufficient enough to handle a few hundred colors and some low-grade 3D graphics. But that's completely fine with me; I've always been a c... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    if you like quirky titles, this one's worth a look.

    Gurumin

    if you like quirky titles, this one's worth a look.

    first off: if this game emasculates you, you've got serious manhood issues. honestly, i never thought playing a single video game was very masculine in the first place. okay, so mostly guys play, but i've never seen some... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    If you've been waiting on a DS action-rpg collect-a-thon, buy this game and rest easy.  And if not, buy it anyway.

    Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

    If you've been waiting on a DS action-rpg collect-a-thon, buy this game and rest easy. And if not, buy it anyway.

    Rocket Slime is an odd game. To tell you the truth, I've enjoyed all the past DQ main series games, but wasn't overly looking forward to this one. It looked far too cute even for me. And if you only go through the fir... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Not an ambitious retake of the series by any stretch, but it's still a quality game.

    Wild Arms: The 4th Detonator

    Not an ambitious retake of the series by any stretch, but it's still a quality game.

    Wild Arms 4 is not an ambitious retake of the series by any stretch, but it's still a quality game. It has decent characters, a fairly original, fun battle system, and some really nice platformer touches. WA4 is a great... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Fans rejoice! ...Anyone else...? Just try not to explode for the first few hours.

    Suikoden V

    Fans rejoice! ...Anyone else...? Just try not to explode for the first few hours.

    Suikoden V is an ambitious retake of the Suikoden roots, almost to the core. In this regard, there is much more to offer within this title than atleast the past two PS2 Suikodens. But it also means old-school in some v... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2
    An ambitious, character-driven plot.  Which with a fairly poor translation ends up being... pretty damn mediocre.

    Illusion of Gaia

    An ambitious, character-driven plot. Which with a fairly poor translation ends up being... pretty damn mediocre.

    Soul Blazer was a great game, and easily one of the best action/rpgs ever conceived. The graphics were abysmal, the storyline was the definition of trite and ill-inspired, but the fun factor was there (and some of the b... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Strangely addictive...

    Doubutsu Banchou

    Strangely addictive...

    Cubivore is an odd gem of a title. It's aesthetic is all it's own. Personally, I found it poking fun at early 3D games. Giant blocks covered with foliage couldn't help but remind me of what was once considered a "bush... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    The reason to keep your PS1 hooked up.

    Tombi!

    The reason to keep your PS1 hooked up.

    (Note: This game is one of less than 5 ps1 games that simply don't work on a ps2, therefore hold onto that old ps1! I keep mine hooked up for this game alone.) The whole platformer/rpg thing had already been done in ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Have an Xbox? Want an RPG? Here ya go.

    Jade Empire: Hisui no Teikoku

    Have an Xbox? Want an RPG? Here ya go.

    (Note: I don't typically write reviews this way. I see far too many reviews that are less than a paragraph, and simply put, it looks lazy. Well, here I am: Laaaaazy. I've got an excuse though (not a necessarily good ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.9
    A well put together action/rpg... but not much else.

    Dual Hearts

    A well put together action/rpg... but not much else.

    I'm a big fan of the game Alundra, and when I discovered this forgotten PS2 action/rpg, I also found out it shared some major plot elements. Both games use the mechanic where you go inside people's dreams. This game me... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.3
    In (semi) defense of a flawed yet still enjoyable game.

    Genso Suikoden IV

    In (semi) defense of a flawed yet still enjoyable game.

    Suikoden IV is much more an homage to the original rather than a completely new experience in the Suikoden world. In this regard, it wins; it retains the same feel and gameplay quirks of past Suikoden games. Yet when i... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    One of those rare FPS's that can appeal to any kind of gamer.

    Half-Life 2

    One of those rare FPS's that can appeal to any kind of gamer.

    I somewhat remember playing Halflife on the PS2. It was a pretty good play... I wasn't big on FPS's but I decided to give it a try. What I found surprising was that it wasn't only a shoot-em up fest (which I usually go... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    A thinking man's Megaman.

    Metroid Fusion

    A thinking man's Megaman.

    God, you suck. You're terrible. You curse the genes your parents passed onto you. Your reaction time is that of an infant's and your ability to think fast is more of an ability to think slow. You suck at life. You s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.9
    The best RPG maker on a CONSOLE, which entails customizability issues.

    RPG Tsukuru

    The best RPG maker on a CONSOLE, which entails customizability issues.

    I've always been a firm believer of "why play a game when you can make one?" That said, since the original RPG maker 95 for PC, I have started more than a few dozen projects. Have I finished any of them? Well no, but e... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    One of the firsts, and still one of the bests for a reason.

    Final Fantasy Origins

    One of the firsts, and still one of the bests for a reason.

    Sure Dragon Quest did it first, but this was the first one I played. Final Fantasy for the NES holds some fond nostalgic memories for my past. I remember watching my brother play mostly, and beating the first boss and ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.1
    Ouch, that hurt, Mickey.

    Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse

    Ouch, that hurt, Mickey.

    Ever since I was 4 or 5 I've absolutely adored Mickey Mouse and all of his friends (call me a wuss, I don't care) and enjoyed to some extent his few forays on the SNES. Magical Quest was a somewhat inspired play on the ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.9
    Best RPG on the PS2.  Worth every cent you'll pay for it.

    Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi

    Best RPG on the PS2. Worth every cent you'll pay for it.

    Simply put, this has got to be the best RPG of the year, and in my humble opinion, the absolute best on the system. Dragon Quest VIII is built around one simple concept: exploration... and in this regard it not only hit... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful