Total of 26 user reviews spread across 26 releases
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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 ...
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
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...
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 ...
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
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 ...
Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine
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...
PaRappa the Rapper
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...
Tales of the Abyss
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...
Megami Ibunroku: Devil Survivor
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...
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...
Beyond Good & Evil
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...
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,...
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 ...
Mega Man 9
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...
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...
LSD (Limited Edition)
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 ...
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...
Tsumi to Batsu: Hoshi no Keishousha
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...
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-...
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
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...
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 ...
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 ...
Famicom Mini: Super Mario Bros.
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 ...