User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 88 user ratings spread across 88 releases
While most definitely not without its share of problems, Deadly Premonition is still a charming and intriguing game.
For a game with a development cycle as long as Deadly Premonition's, it doesn't necessarily have a lot of excuses for being what it is. Jankiness in most every department is typically the name of the game and in the few ... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Taken as a whole, Desperate Struggle has its improvements, but with them come some noticeable missteps along the way.
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is an odd sequel to an already odd game. The original game was one that was simultaneously charming and gruesome, humorous and unflinching, but also one with quirks both deliberate an... Read Full Review4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Trine's physics, character abilities, and level designs make it a highly compelling experience that's worth downloading.
Right from the get-go, Trine is the sort of game that knows what it is and isn't. It is a (predominantly) downloadable game, with a modest scope and healthy, but not particularly lengthy run time. In that regard, it's no... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Shattered Memories has its problems, but it's still a Silent Hill reinvention that's very well worth supporting fully.
In its own idiosyncratic ways, I see Silent Hill: Shattered Memories as doing something similar for its respective series like what Resident Evil 4 did nearly six years ago as well. I'm doubtful that it'll trigger as wid... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
There's room in the Shin Megami Tensei series for a great MMO, but Imagine is, by no stretch, the game to fill the hole.
I think there's, hypothetically speaking, potential for an MMO set in the universe of Shin Megami Tensei. The venerated RPG series has more than enough distinct features and characteristics that, with the right attention... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Parappa on the PSP isn't bad so much as it is old; a lot of music games have surpassed it and it shows in this version.
Parappa's place in the pantheon of music games can't be denied. It helped launch a wave of beat-centric Japanese games that would come to have pretty prominent places in both homes and arcades for much of the later 90s a... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Tales of the Abyss has some noticeable issues, but it still has plenty going for it to make playing it worthwhile.
Qualifying what Tales of the Abyss is and isn't is a bit of a difficult task. When I started playing it, it was difficult to not make comparisons to other games left and right, especially to Abyss' older sibling Symphoni... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
With a very intelligent plot and equally compelling gameplay, Devil Survivor is a game that's well worth experiencing.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor is something which, by all superficial accounts, shouldn't be for me at all. While I've absolutely adored some installments in the venerable RPG franchise, more often than not, I've typ... Read Full Review11 of 11 users found the following review helpful
Yakuza 2 is unabashedly Japanese, both inside and outside, and your enjoyment depends on whether you deal with that.
Let's get something important regarding Yakuza 2 out of the way immediately: if English is your native language, then this game was not designed for you. Much like the very title Yakuza 2 implies, the game is a very Japa... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
A proper context is the thing that's most required in order to fully enjoy Beyond Good & Evil in this day and age.
I realize that in doing this review in 2009, I'm around six years late to the Beyond Good & Evil review party. Originally released halfway through the last console cycle, the game has most certainly aged. Others have sin... Read Full Review3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Beyond Good & Evil
MadWorld isn't especially broken, but its issues aren't so minor that they can be easily ignored in order to find fun.
Perhaps I came into MadWorld with the wrong expectations. Although it's the first game to be released by PlatinumGames, I had hope that it would be enjoyable given the developer's pedigree. After all, many of the promine... Read Full Review2 of 7 users found the following review helpful
Shadow of the Colossus
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
The end is nigh for the venerable PS2, but Persona 4 does a superb job at making sure its an end to remember fondly.
As an RPG series, Persona stayed relatively under the radar for much of its existence in the United States. It wasn't completely obscure per se, but you more likely than not were an RPG aficionado if you knew of it. But ... Read Full Review6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Mega Man 9 isn't for everyone, but those who still have a retro itch to scratch will find plenty of things to love.
Let's be completely honest with ourselves: if your heritage of video games begins and ends primarily in the realm of polygons and textures, chances are high that Mega Man 9 is going to seem rather foreign from a conceptu... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
Space Invaders Extreme
Guilty Gear XX #Reload
Zelda no Densetsu: Majora no Kamen (w/Memory Pack)
Kingdom Hearts II
ICO's merits allow it to stand tall as one of the few games whose essence truly will endure historical wear and tear.
In a genre which has been as consistently crowded as the action-adventure for years, it can be incredibly difficult to make a game which not only stands out, but also has mechanics which work well and make the experience... Read Full Review6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Elite Beat Agents
Nintendo Puzzle Collection
In a word, LSD is undefinable in that its components defy conventional categorization in every conceivable respect.
Creative ideas for video game concepts come from all corners of the globe and in spades at that. But whereas North America and Europe are known for conceiving things which are often more less able to be incorporated into... Read Full Review14 of 15 users found the following review helpful
Tales of Symphonia
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Vib-Ribbon is a highly charming import that's worth a purchase for some, but its simplicity is a double-edged sword.
The conventions employed by games within the music genre tend to be consistent across the board. Regardless of the catalytic instrument used, the gameplay ultimately boils down to simply matching some rendition of notes ... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Sin and Punishment
Sin and Punishment may be marred by some blatant flaws, but they aren't enough to drag down an otherwise excellent game.
With every generation of console games, there are always a few definitive games which, while classics, are never released outside of the land of the rising sun. Up until recently, Sin and Punishment was one such game. Co... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful