User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.96/10

Total of 26 user reviews spread across 26 releases

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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating 7
    While most definitely not without its share of problems, Deadly Premonition is still a charming and intriguing game.

    Red Seeds Profile

    Rated on April 25, 2010 by allmybase

    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 ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    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

    Rated on February 01, 2010 by allmybase

    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 quirk...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Trine's physics, character abilities, and level designs make it a highly compelling experience that's worth downloading.

    Trine

    Rated on January 08, 2010 by allmybase

    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 ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Shattered Memories has its problems, but it's still a Silent Hill reinvention that's very well worth supporting fully.

    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

    Rated on December 20, 2009 by allmybase

    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 ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    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.

    Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine

    Rated on December 13, 2009 by allmybase

    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...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    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 the Rapper

    Rated on November 23, 2009 by allmybase

    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 muc...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Tales of the Abyss has some noticeable issues, but it still has plenty going for it to make playing it worthwhile.

    Tales of the Abyss

    Rated on September 17, 2009 by allmybase

    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' ol...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    With a very intelligent plot and equally compelling gameplay, Devil Survivor is a game that's well worth experiencing.

    Megami Ibunroku: Devil Survivor

    Rated on July 04, 2009 by allmybase

    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 ofte...

    11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Yakuza 2 is unabashedly Japanese, both inside and outside, and your enjoyment depends on whether you deal with that.

    Yakuza 2

    Rated on June 03, 2009 by allmybase

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A proper context is the thing that's most required in order to fully enjoy Beyond Good & Evil in this day and age.

    Beyond Good & Evil

    Rated on April 02, 2009 by allmybase

    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 a...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    MadWorld isn't especially broken, but its issues aren't so minor that they can be easily ignored in order to find fun.

    MadWorld

    Rated on March 19, 2009 by allmybase

    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,...

    2 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    The end is nigh for the venerable PS2, but Persona 4 does a superb job at making sure its an end to remember fondly.

    Persona 4

    Rated on December 20, 2008 by allmybase

    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 ...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Mega Man 9 isn't for everyone, but those who still have a retro itch to scratch will find plenty of things to love.

    Mega Man 9

    Rated on October 03, 2008 by allmybase

    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 for...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    ICO's merits allow it to stand tall as one of the few games whose essence truly will endure historical wear and tear.

    ICO

    Rated on May 19, 2008 by allmybase

    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...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    In a word, LSD is undefinable in that its components defy conventional categorization in every conceivable respect.

    LSD (Limited Edition)

    Rated on March 25, 2008 by allmybase

    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 ...

    14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Vib-Ribbon is a highly charming import that's worth a purchase for some, but its simplicity is a double-edged sword.

    vib-ribbon

    Rated on November 03, 2007 by allmybase

    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...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Sin and Punishment may be marred by some blatant flaws, but they aren't enough to drag down an otherwise excellent game.

    Tsumi to Batsu: Hoshi no Keishousha

    Rated on October 28, 2007 by allmybase

    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 w...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3
    Okami may be derivative of some its predecessors, but it still stands as being one of the best of its genre in years.

    Okami

    Rated on June 21, 2007 by allmybase

    Okami may be derivative of some its predecessors, but it still stands as being one of the best of its genre in years.

    Created in a time when venerable developer Clover Studio was on its last legs, Okami is a game which naturally burdens itself with a number of expectations. Not only does it come after a line of well-...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1
    Although the game is a well-done installment, Twilight Princess ultimately falls flat due to its obsession with homages.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Rated on December 25, 2006 by allmybase

    Although the game is a well-done installment, Twilight Princess ultimately falls flat due to its obsession with homages.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is Nintendo's way of finally saying good-bye to a system declared dead nearly two years ago. Essentially a gift to GameCube owners who have stuck with the system...

    6 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1
    Those who are open to trying out Indigo Prophecy in all its uniqueness will discover an experience unlike any other.

    Indigo Prophecy

    Rated on August 18, 2006 by allmybase

    Those who are open to trying out Indigo Prophecy in all its uniqueness will discover an experience unlike any other.

    Indigo Prophecy is a game that not all gamers can agree upon is a definitively good game. It defies the convention set by most other games before it. It's not an action game of any sort. It isn't an R...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    Animal Crossing is one of those games that has very few fundamental flaws, which allows its presentation to go smoothly.

    Animal Crossing

    Rated on June 18, 2006 by allmybase

    Animal Crossing is one of those games that has very few fundamental flaws, which allows its presentation to go smoothly.

    Animal Crossing is a game for the Nintendo GameCube that was released back in September of 2002. The game was essentially a localized port of the original N64 game that was released only in Japan (and...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Although not the best RPG ever, Fable is a game that's worth at least a rental just to check out its premise.

    Fable

    Rated on March 12, 2006 by allmybase

    Although not the best RPG ever, Fable is a game that's worth at least a rental just to check out its premise.

    Contrary to comments made by Lionhead's Peter Molyneux, Fable is not the greatest RPG ever. This is, of course, if you consider this game an RPG to begin with. It doesn't have your cliched turn-based ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    Chaos Theory isn't a game that breaks the mold. But if you're happy with the series, this isn't going to change that.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

    Rated on March 12, 2006 by allmybase

    Chaos Theory isn't a game that breaks the mold. But if you're happy with the series, this isn't going to change that.

    Depending on which system one plays the Splinter Cell series on, a wide range of experiences can occur. The GameCube versions have become notorious for being more like watered-down ports with each suc...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3
    Psychonauts is a wonderous platformer that makes you wonder why there aren't more like it out there.

    Psychonauts

    Rated on January 07, 2006 by allmybase

    Psychonauts is a wonderous platformer that makes you wonder why there aren't more like it out there.

    Psychonauts is a game that comes from the mind of Tim Schaefer, a man best known for his work on the infamous Grim Fandango. He has essentially been known for making games that have a feel similar to ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Viewtiful Joe does what its predecessors have done before, but does so much more with flair and some new flavor.

    Viewtiful Joe

    Rated on November 26, 2005 by allmybase

    Viewtiful Joe does what its predecessors have done before, but does so much more with flair and some new flavor.

    Viewtiful Joe Review Story: Joe is just an average Joe before his girlfriend, Sylvia, gets kidnaped during a movie. But the twist here is that she’s been taken to the movies themselves. After Joe ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3
    Although it may be a bargain bin game, Super Mario Bros. for the GBA is a romp worth reliving, all these years later.

    Famicom Mini: Super Mario Bros.

    Rated on October 22, 2005 by allmybase

    Although it may be a bargain bin game, Super Mario Bros. for the GBA is a romp worth reliving, all these years later.

    It's hard not to talk about the retro days of Nintendo and not mention Super Mario Bros. Mario may have had other outings prior to the original NES game, but none of them had as mesmerising an effect ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.