User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 9.44/10

Total of 37 user reviews spread across 37 releases

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  • User Rating 8.5
    For all those 360 owners who want a great Japanese RPG for the system, Eternal Sonata is a must have.

    Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume

    Rated on September 27, 2007 by amlabella

    For all those 360 owners who want a great Japanese RPG for the system, Eternal Sonata is a must have.

    The Xbox 360's extensive gaming library covers just about every genre. It’s got games for action afficionados, sports junkies, and a whole slew of arcade titles for the nostalgic gamer. But a great Ja...

    14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    With a new combat system and yet another intriguing story, Final Fantasy XII breathes new life into the series.

    Final Fantasy XII

    Rated on August 18, 2007 by amlabella

    With a new combat system and yet another intriguing story, Final Fantasy XII breathes new life into the series.

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This is the approach that many game franchises take. Sure, they’ll make a few changes here and there, but the core game stays the same. Final Fantasy is at the top of ...

    13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4
    Gears of War shows what the next-generation of gaming should be, with adrenaline-pumping action and incredible visuals.

    Gears of War

    Rated on December 02, 2006 by amlabella

    Gears of War shows what the next-generation of gaming should be, with adrenaline-pumping action and incredible visuals.

    If you take a look at the ol' recipe for success in the video game cookbook, you'll be sure to find excessive violence, chaotic action, and incredible graphics. Gears of War of manages to include all ...

    8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4
    Dead bodies lay across the beach, but you and your troops push on to win the battle. Welcome to Company of Heroes.

    Company of Heroes

    Rated on September 30, 2006 by amlabella

    Dead bodies lay across the beach, but you and your troops push on to win the battle. Welcome to Company of Heroes.

    Your boat arrives at the sandy shore, but what awaits for many is death. Every enemy is ready, guns at their side. The crashing of waves is drowned out by immense fire, bullets flying everywhere. What...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Chrono Trigger laughs at the concept of time, remaining fun and engaging to this day.

    Chrono Trigger

    Rated on September 17, 2006 by amlabella

    Chrono Trigger laughs at the concept of time, remaining fun and engaging to this day.

    Ever had the longing to travel through time? If so, you probably found it difficult; due to the fact most don’t know how to build a time machine. But don’t let your head hang in sorrow, there is one a...

    18 out of 20 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    This just in - MVP Baseball has tested negative for performance-enhancing drugs. So no worries, it's just that good.

    MVP Baseball 2005

    Rated on September 02, 2006 by amlabella

    This just in - MVP Baseball has tested negative for performance-enhancing drugs. So no worries, it's just that good.

    Americas pastime - baseball. Oh what great memories you bring. Going out to the ballpark with one’s dad, the sensation of catching a foul ball...steroids. Okay, maybe the latter isn’t something to rem...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    It has fiery portals, hellish landscapes, and evil corruption. What's not to love?

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Rated on August 04, 2006 by amlabella

    It has fiery portals, hellish landscapes, and evil corruption. What's not to love?

    Fiery portals to hell, evil demons, and dark princes, oh my Now it’s time for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Bethesda hit a home run in 2002 with Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. It offered a huge adventur...

    15 out of 16 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    Fasten your seatbelts. Burnout 3 is one action-packed thrill ride.

    Burnout 3: Takedown

    Rated on July 28, 2006 by amlabella

    Fasten your seatbelts. Burnout 3 is one action-packed thrill ride.

    In the world of Burnout 3, people cringe at the thought of using car insurance. Imagine a virtual reality where speeding doesn’t get you a ticket and crashing your car is a goal. This is Burnout 3: Ta...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3
    Turn the speakers up to 11, because it's time to rock!

    Guitar Hero (w/Guitar)

    Rated on July 21, 2006 by amlabella

    Turn the speakers up to 11, because it's time to rock!

    The life of a rock star - full of money, alcohol, and all out partying. Guitar Hero may not be able to provide the fun of passing out drunk on the floor, but it certainly captures the feel of rock in ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.4
    I always thought swords, orcs, and dark elves worked in games. Guess I was wrong.

    Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders

    Rated on July 06, 2006 by amlabella

    I always thought swords, orcs, and dark elves worked in games. Guess I was wrong.

    I know that when I think of swords, massive battles, and orcs, I’m saying to myself, “Awesome!” That usual recipe for success is not apparent in Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders. Phantagram had previ...

    4 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8
    Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the best ninja game ever.

    Ninja Gaiden Black

    Rated on July 03, 2006 by amlabella

    Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the best ninja game ever.

    Ninjas - what’s there not to love? The swift moves of an acrobat, sword techniques known to few, assassins like no others. Imagine that put into a game with incredible action and phenomenal visuals. T...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4
    Battlefield 2 is one of the most enjoyable online games available to date.

    Battlefield 2

    Rated on June 30, 2006 by amlabella

    Battlefield 2 is one of the most enjoyable online games available to date.

    Battlefield 1942 for the PC was one of the biggest games of 2002. It featured some of the best online play of any game up to that time. So how exactly does EA and Digital Illusions top that? Well, how...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4
    Get ready to have your face glued to that computer screen for a long, long time.

    World of Warcraft

    Rated on March 24, 2006 by amlabella

    Get ready to have your face glued to that computer screen for a long, long time.

    These are quotes from people close to World of Warcraft users: “What happened to my kid? He’d always do his homework and get good grades, but I can’t get him off that computer. Damn you World of Wa...

    9 out of 15 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    One of the most unique and truly great games you'll ever play.

    Shadow of the Colossus

    Rated on March 05, 2006 by amlabella

    One of the most unique and truly great games you'll ever play.

    With the release of ICO in 2001, a hidden gem emerged out of nowhere. With the game mainly consisting of escorting a young lady around with various puzzles and little combat, the word that may come to...

    9 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3
    Dragon Quest VIII is a game that uses all of the elements of a classic RPG while adding its own twists to the game.

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

    Rated on February 21, 2006 by amlabella

    Dragon Quest VIII is a game that uses all of the elements of a classic RPG while adding its own twists to the game.

    “Final Fantasy, Elder Scrolls, why are you taking so long for your next games to be released?” Things like this go through a lot of people’s minds nowadays as disinterest takes over the RPG genre. Bac...

    10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    Here's a game that uses its story and characters as its main factor, and it works. It's like playing out a movie.

    Indigo Prophecy

    Rated on February 16, 2006 by amlabella

    Here's a game that uses its story and characters as its main factor, and it works. It's like playing out a movie.

    Every year many games come out that are great, but don’t really bring anything new to the table. They may do many things right, but they’re missing something: innovation. With Indigo Prophecy, that is...

    8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Sly 3 is one of the best platformers available, and is definitely the best in the series.

    Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

    Rated on February 03, 2006 by amlabella

    Sly 3 is one of the best platformers available, and is definitely the best in the series.

    The Jak and Daxter and Ratchet and Clank series come to mind when most gamers think of the best platformers over the last few years. Along the way, the Sly Cooper series somehow didn’t get as much att...

    7 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    It's everything you could want in a first-person shooter and more.

    F.E.A.R.

    Rated on January 26, 2006 by amlabella

    It's everything you could want in a first-person shooter and more.

    Through the years, there have been all kinds of first person shooters released. There's the usual formula of a good combination of guns with some fast-paced action, and so on. But with F.E.A.R, Sierra...

    8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    Possibly the best Xbox game ever.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

    Rated on April 01, 2005 by amlabella

    Possibly the best Xbox game ever.

    The Splinter Cell series has been here for a while. The first was a great game that was unique and took a different take on the stealth action genre. After the first Splinter Cell many people were com...

    2 out of 16 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    One of the best PS2 games to date.

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    Rated on March 27, 2005 by amlabella

    One of the best PS2 games to date.

    God of War is one of the most anticipated games to come out this year. Many people have heard of it, and this mostly started at E3 2004. God of War was present at E3 2003, but didn’t get much attentio...

    6 out of 17 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A great console version to one of the best PC first-person shooters.

    Call of Duty: Finest Hour

    Rated on March 11, 2005 by amlabella

    A great console version to one of the best PC first-person shooters.

    Many people have played the first Call of Duty for the PC. It was a great game, and was recognized as one of the best first-person shooters for the PC. Now Call of Duty: Finest Hour has come along. It...

    2 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    One of the best sports games ever made is surprisingly a boxing game.

    Fight Night Round 2

    Rated on March 06, 2005 by amlabella

    One of the best sports games ever made is surprisingly a boxing game.

    The first Fight Night that was released in 2004 was a great boxing game. It had many good things going for it, including great and unique controls. Now Fight Night Round 2 has come, and it is the best...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.9
    Possibly the best racing game ever.

    Gran Turismo 4

    Rated on February 25, 2005 by amlabella

    Possibly the best racing game ever.

    The Gran Turismo series has been one of the best racing game genres ever. It’s strongest asset has been the realism. Now Gran Turismo 4 has taken this goal to new levels. It is easily the most realist...

    18 out of 46 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    One of the best games ever made, and easily the best Star Wars game.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    Rated on February 06, 2005 by amlabella

    One of the best games ever made, and easily the best Star Wars game.

    There have been many Star Wars titles releases. Some of the games being very good, and some pretty bad. But now Bioware has come along to create quite possibly the best Star Wars game to date. It mixe...

    5 out of 15 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    An amazing accomplishment, that should be played by all RPG fans. You owe it to yourself to play Fable.

    Fable

    Rated on February 05, 2005 by amlabella

    An amazing accomplishment, that should be played by all RPG fans. You owe it to yourself to play Fable.

    When people first heard about Fable, they all wondered what the end result would be. Peter Molyneux promised that Fable would raise the bar for RPGs, and would give you an experience that was like no ...

    1 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    One of the best strategy games ever.

    Rome: Total War

    Rated on February 03, 2005 by amlabella

    One of the best strategy games ever.

    Rome Total War is another installment in the series of Total War games. The Total War games have been very good strategy games, but Rome Total War surpasses the previous games on every level. In doing...

    2 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    The best game ever!

    Chrono Cross (PSOne Books)

    Rated on January 26, 2005 by amlabella

    The best game ever!

    Many people have played Chrono Trigger. And they loved the game. It is known as one of the best RPGs ever. When fans of this game heard Chrono Cross was coming out, they eagerly waited it's release. B...

    3 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    One of the bst FPS's ever.

    Halo 2

    Rated on January 25, 2005 by amlabella

    One of the bst FPS's ever.

    The first Halo in my opinion is the best FPS ever. This being said I was highly anticipating Halo 2 like many other people. I wondered if it could live up to the first Halo. And I am happy to say that...

    4 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.9
    One of the scariest, most challenging, and best looking games ever. It will keep you entertained for a very long time.

    BioHazard 4

    Rated on January 24, 2005 by amlabella

    One of the scariest, most challenging, and best looking games ever. It will keep you entertained for a very long time.

    The survival horror genre has been around for a while now. The peak of this genre is the Resident Evil series. It has always been able to deliver an experience like no other. But there have been probl...

    4 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    If you own a PS2 you need to get Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

    Rated on December 27, 2004 by amlabella

    If you own a PS2 you need to get Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

    The Meal Gear Solid series is one of the most recognized franchises in the video game industry. It brought the genre of stealth action games to the table. Now you see predecessors that have adapted fr...

    6 out of 18 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.9
    Possibly the best sports game ever!

    ESPN NFL 2005

    Rated on December 17, 2004 by amlabella

    Possibly the best sports game ever!

    Sega and EA Sports have had an ongoing rivalry with sports games for a long time. My opinion is that EA Sports has won just about every year until now. Sega has greatly improved their games this year,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    A great rpg that you'll be playing for a long time.

    Suikoden III (Konami the Best)

    Rated on December 11, 2004 by amlabella

    A great rpg that you'll be playing for a long time.

    The Suikoden series has been around for a while, and the two games before this one were pretty good. But after seeing the competition that they have had they improved the series greatly with Suikoden ...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8
    A must own for RPG fans!

    Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits!)

    Rated on December 11, 2004 by amlabella

    A must own for RPG fans!

    I'll start off saying that this is one of the best ps2 games out and it's the best rpg for ps2. The transition from playstation to ps2 is perfect and makes the game better in a lot of ways. The gam...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    If you like final fantasy and have not played the first two, you need to get this game.

    Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls

    Rated on December 08, 2004 by amlabella

    If you like final fantasy and have not played the first two, you need to get this game.

    Throughout the years final fantasy games have amazed fans and have brought many fans. A lot of people who like final fantasy had never played the first two games, including me, until now. Final Fan...

    0 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Another great Final Fantasy game, but not as good as previous Final Fantasy games.

    Final Fantasy IX

    Rated on October 17, 2004 by amlabella

    Another great Final Fantasy game, but not as good as previous Final Fantasy games.

    Final Fantasy 9 is a great game, but it didn't shine as one of the greatest RPGs like FF7 and FF8. Even though FF9 isn't as great as previous Final Fantasy games, it is still one of the top RPGs out i...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Final Fantasy 8 does not dissapoint.

    Final Fantasy VIII (Platinum)

    Rated on October 15, 2004 by amlabella

    Final Fantasy 8 does not dissapoint.

    When I think of the greatest RPGs of all time three games come to mind. Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy 7, and Final Fantasy 8. With Final Fantasy 7 being so good I wondered if it were possible that Final...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    This game is one of the greatest games ever!

    Final Fantasy VII

    Rated on October 12, 2004 by amlabella

    This game is one of the greatest games ever!

    Final Fantasy 7 is simply one of the most amazing games ever created. In my opinion, the only other games that can compete with this one as the best RPG ever are Chrono Cross and Final Fantasy 8. If y...

    4 out of 8 found this review helpful.