User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.72/10

Total of 31 user reviews spread across 31 releases

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  • User Rating 8
    RPG and Adventure combined in a funny little package.

    Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode One

    Rated on November 08, 2009 by bgranli

    RPG and Adventure combined in a funny little package.

    Penny Arcade Adventures is based on an ongoing web comic strip. In the game you will find recurring characters from the comic strip as well as new ones like your own character. You create your charact...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A refreshing addition to the Final Fantasy franchise.

    Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

    Rated on March 22, 2009 by bgranli

    A refreshing addition to the Final Fantasy franchise.

    Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings is a follow up to the PS2 RPG, Final Fantasy XII and is an addictive and charming game that will keep you occupied for many hours. The Good: -Fantastic graphics a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A beautiful and compelling adventure.

    Odin Sphere

    Rated on January 05, 2009 by bgranli

    A beautiful and compelling adventure.

    I haven't played many Vanilla Ware games, but I completed Grim Grimoire some time ago and I loved it. Odin Sphere shares some of its qualities like the beautiful and creative artwork, interesting char...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Dirge of Cerberus shoots a few blanks, but is worth a look by Final Fantasy VII fans.

    Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII

    Rated on April 12, 2008 by bgranli

    Dirge of Cerberus shoots a few blanks, but is worth a look by Final Fantasy VII fans.

    Final Fantasy VII is one of the most beloved RPG games in the history, and is a part of probably the most famous RPG franchise ever. Final Fantasy VII is my personal favourite in the series mainly bec...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2
    Creepy story and setting. Good graphics. Clumsy gameplay.

    Haunting Ground

    Rated on August 12, 2007 by bgranli

    Creepy story and setting. Good graphics. Clumsy gameplay.

    The Good: + Really creepy and occasionally disturbing game + Great graphics and animation + Cut-scenes look great and are nicely directed + Cool story + Good voice acting + Being forced to run a...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.4
    A big dissapointment.

    Devil May Cry 2

    Rated on August 10, 2007 by bgranli

    A big dissapointment.

    The Good: + Good graphics + Two playable characters with individual campaigns + Huge locations The Bad: - Basically no challenge to be found at all - Both campaigns are too similar and too sho...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    Any RPG fan must play this fantastic game.

    Final Fantasy Tactics (PSOne Books)

    Rated on August 10, 2007 by bgranli

    Any RPG fan must play this fantastic game.

    The Good: + Fantastic story + Great characters + Fantastic gameplay with loads of customization and involving battles + Amazing soundtrack + A lengthy and involving quest The Bad: - As is wit...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    Though certainly not for everyone, this is one of those underappreciated gems that deserves the attention of any RPG fan

    Rebus (PlayStation the Best)

    Rated on August 10, 2007 by bgranli

    Though certainly not for everyone, this is one of those underappreciated gems that deserves the attention of any RPG fan

    The Good + Two individual stories that are very good + Great characters with loads of personality + Fantastic illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano + Addictive and solid gameplay + Great soundtrack +...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4
    Hard, addictive and stylish.

    Devil May Cry (Platinum)

    Rated on August 03, 2007 by bgranli

    Hard, addictive and stylish.

    This is one of the most enjoyable action games ever created. Fantastic, challenging gameplay, beautiful graphics, and good sound. The story is very superficial, but it's very entertaining and ultra ch...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3
    A lighthearted horror game

    Obscure

    Rated on August 03, 2007 by bgranli

    A lighthearted horror game

    Sure, it isn't deep in any way, and the story isn't very disturbing. But, this is a highly enjoyable game mainly because of it's campy storyline and accessible gameplay. The game unfolds in an Amer...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    Less is more

    ICO

    Rated on August 03, 2007 by bgranli

    Less is more

    Not often does a game grasp hold of your senses and drag them into the game as this one. The artistry of this game is both pleasing and inspiring. You play the role of a young bull horned boy, Ico....

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    A beautiful game with solid gameplay.

    Dark Chronicle

    Rated on August 03, 2007 by bgranli

    A beautiful game with solid gameplay.

    Dark Cloud 2 (Dark Chronicle for PAL players) is a solid game with great gameplay and beautiful cel shaded graphics. There is a lot to do in this game and it will keep you busy for a long time. I will...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Simply put, this is a big dissapointment.

    Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose

    Rated on August 03, 2007 by bgranli

    Simply put, this is a big dissapointment.

    Gameplay: The gameplay is not as bad as some tend to claim. The battlesystem works and is fairly entertaining. The fact that you see the monsters on the field is a nice and the trap feature is a nice ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2
    Not the best in the series.

    Breath of Fire III

    Rated on August 03, 2007 by bgranli

    Not the best in the series.

    The story in this game is not extremely good but it will keep you entertained throughout the game. Some of the characters are good enough, but some of them are also really annoying. The gameplay co...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    One of  the best action RPGs for the playstation.

    The Adventures of Alundra

    Rated on August 03, 2007 by bgranli

    One of the best action RPGs for the playstation.

    Alundra is an addictive action RPG that may not deliver much flash, but makes up for it in its amazing gameplay. You play as Alundra, a boy who is capable of entering people's dreams. It is through...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    Going back to its roots

    Suikoden V

    Rated on August 03, 2007 by bgranli

    Going back to its roots

    After the disappointment that was Suikoden IV, it is good to see that Konami took this series back to its roots. This game really feels like a Suikoden game, and borrows heavily from the first couple ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3
    A worthy sequel.

    Legaia: Duel Saga (PlayStation 2 the Best)

    Rated on August 03, 2007 by bgranli

    A worthy sequel.

    As a big fan of the original, I could not wait to get my hands on the sequel. But sadly, as in most Japanese sequels, this game has nothing to do with the original. Still, it is a highly entertaining...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    Another Star Ocean game with great and addictive gameplay.

    Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

    Rated on August 03, 2007 by bgranli

    Another Star Ocean game with great and addictive gameplay.

    If you are a fan of the previous installment, Star Ocean: The Second Story, you will most likely love this one as well. This game does a better job in nearly every department. The story may not be ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Certainly not for everyone, but it will please some fans of the genre.

    Clock Tower 3

    Rated on August 02, 2007 by bgranli

    Certainly not for everyone, but it will please some fans of the genre.

    I found this game at a bargain price of 9£, and as I had no other survival horror games to play at the time, I decided to buy it and give it a go. The story is pretty good and involves you fr...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A pretty solid strategy RPG, but not the masterpiece it could have been.

    Stella Deus

    Rated on August 02, 2007 by bgranli

    A pretty solid strategy RPG, but not the masterpiece it could have been.

    Story: The story is pretty good and deals with themes like ecology and politics, not unfamiliar territory in this genre. I enjoyed it to a degree, but it is not as involving as other games in the genr...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6
    Old school strategy RPG that deserves attention from any fan of the genre.

    Saiyuki (Koei Teiban Series)

    Rated on August 02, 2007 by bgranli

    Old school strategy RPG that deserves attention from any fan of the genre.

    The story is inspired by traditional Chinese mythology and is very entertaining. Not the best out there, but still very good. Gameplay: Pretty basic SRPG gameplay, but why fix something that works?...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8
    The best Action RPG ever created.

    Vagrant Story

    Rated on August 02, 2007 by bgranli

    The best Action RPG ever created.

    You really can't go wrong with this game as it features a fantastic story, beautiful graphics pushing the playstation's limits, amazing dark and ambient soundtrack, fantastic art direction and engagin...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    The best RPG ever created.

    Final Fantasy VII

    Rated on August 02, 2007 by bgranli

    The best RPG ever created.

    Everyone has heard about this game, so this won't be a indepth review, I'm just simply declaring my love for this game that forever changed the world of RPG's. First of all, this is the most engaging ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    This was one of the first RPG's released on Playstation, and it still stands as one of my favorites.

    Genso Suikoden (PlayStation the Best)

    Rated on August 02, 2007 by bgranli

    This was one of the first RPG's released on Playstation, and it still stands as one of my favorites.

    Join our hero on a quest of might and magic, as you fight your way through political schemes. The game has a really good epic story and great characters to follow. There is a total of 108 characters y...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Easily the most charming RPG ever created.

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

    Rated on August 01, 2007 by bgranli

    Easily the most charming RPG ever created.

    Dragon Quest VIII has finally brought the series to fame in the west, and with good reason. The storyline is pretty straightforward and begins like this: Dhoulmagus, an evil wizard, steals a legend...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A great comeback for Wild Arms.

    Wild Arms 3

    Rated on August 01, 2007 by bgranli

    A great comeback for Wild Arms.

    As a fan of the original Wild Arms I was completely disappointed by the follow up. Finally Wild Arms 3 was released and despite the lackluster reviews I decided to give the series another try. To my b...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3
    You're in for a scare!

    Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly

    Rated on July 20, 2007 by bgranli

    You're in for a scare!

    I never got to play the first Fatal Frame game, so I did not know what to expect from this game. Boy was I in for a treat! After getting lost in the forest, the twins Mio and Mayu stumble upon an a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A different RPG experience.

    Shadow Hearts (PlayStation2 the Best)

    Rated on April 29, 2007 by bgranli

    A different RPG experience.

    If you are a fan of the Persona games, I would recommend this game for you, as it features some of the same gothic weirdness. The game takes place just before WWI and follows our hero Yuri. He's yo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    Another masterpiece from Hideo Kojima.

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Mega Hits!)

    Rated on July 15, 2006 by bgranli

    Another masterpiece from Hideo Kojima.

    This is one hell'uv'a game! IT features the biggest production values ever, and it shows that Kojima has a background from the movies, as this is told like a big production hollywood movie. This time...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    An amazing new turn for this classic horror series.

    Resident Evil 4

    Rated on July 15, 2006 by bgranli

    An amazing new turn for this classic horror series.

    As a fan of the original Resident Evil, I've been a follower of this series for a long time with my favourites being Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X. But then this game shows up and...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Scary and disturbing, this game is not for the faint hearted.

    Silent Hill 2 (Special 2 Disc Set)

    Rated on January 11, 2006 by bgranli

    Scary and disturbing, this game is not for the faint hearted.

    Silent Hill fans are in for a treat, not only does this game look and play better than the original, it also features a story that is better and more disturbing than the original. This is also the sca...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.