User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.79/10

Total of 19 user reviews spread across 19 releases

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  • User Rating 9
    Hearts of Darkness Among Hearts of Gold

    The Last of Us

    Rated on February 05, 2014 by dapman418

    Hearts of Darkness Among Hearts of Gold

    Pros:+ engaging, impactful story in a relentlessly brutal setting+ excellent voice acting and well-realized characters+ tense, dynamic, open-ended combat+ limited resources and crafting require strate...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Bioshock instantly draws you into a city that commands your attention as you discover its rich history and dark secrets.

    BioShock

    Rated on September 08, 2013 by dapman418

    Bioshock instantly draws you into a city that commands your attention as you discover its rich history and dark secrets.

    Pros: + great attention to detail in both visuals and audio that creates a striking, cohesive atmosphere + excellent voice-acting and an amazing story that more often shows than tells + interesti...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Unlike some other games that allow the freedom to experiment, Dishonored makes all its play styles worthwhile.

    Dishonored

    Rated on August 19, 2013 by dapman418

    Unlike some other games that allow the freedom to experiment, Dishonored makes all its play styles worthwhile.

    Many modern games offer a certain amount of player choice-multiple ways to complete tasks or progress the story-but few manage to achieve the satisfying consistency of Dishonored. Some games often onl...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    El Shaddai is a memorable and unique experience that doesn't forsake substance for style as much as you might think.

    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

    Rated on June 15, 2012 by dapman418

    El Shaddai is a memorable and unique experience that doesn't forsake substance for style as much as you might think.

    Pros: + varied and amazingly surreal visuals + combat is surprisingly rhythmic and satisfying + soundtrack that is equally as diverse and excellent as the visuals + interesting storytelling devi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Outland presents all the fundamentals of a great platformer and so much more at an excellent value not to be missed.

    Outland

    Rated on February 12, 2012 by dapman418

    Outland presents all the fundamentals of a great platformer and so much more at an excellent value not to be missed.

    Pros: + tight, fluid controls, making platforming a breeze + brilliant level design that makes excellent use of the game's unique mechanics + top-notch pacing and spot-on difficulty + compelling...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Ghost Trick provides an experience that is not only worthy of the legacy of the DS, but ultimately defines it.

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

    Rated on December 29, 2011 by dapman418

    Ghost Trick provides an experience that is not only worthy of the legacy of the DS, but ultimately defines it.

    Pros: + interesting premise paves the way for both a compelling plot and a highly original gameplay mechanic + the mystery builds at a fantastic pace and ends in a shocking, satisfying manner + a...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This it what we've been waiting for--a 2D side-scrolling Mario game on a home console that can be fun for everyone.

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    Rated on August 27, 2011 by dapman418

    This it what we've been waiting for--a 2D side-scrolling Mario game on a home console that can be fun for everyone.

    Gameplay: 9.5/10 New Super Mario Bros. Wii's gameplay, for the most part, has not been changed from its classic predecessors. The basic rules remain the same. The objective is to get from the start o...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    It doesn't reach the glory of its predecessor, but Okamiden is a joyful, satisfying adventure that is worth playing.

    Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou

    Rated on August 02, 2011 by dapman418

    It doesn't reach the glory of its predecessor, but Okamiden is a joyful, satisfying adventure that is worth playing.

    Pros: + heart-warming story with lovable characters and many adorable moments + beautiful environments and a fantastic soundtrack that reflect ancient Japanese culture + exciting boss battles + l...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    It's easy to see the unique art styIe of Okami, but what's behind its pretty face is what makes it truly shine.

    Okami

    Rated on April 02, 2011 by dapman418

    It's easy to see the unique art styIe of Okami, but what's behind its pretty face is what makes it truly shine.

    Pros: + great length, at least 30 hours from start to finish with side quests that extend the length even further + beautiful graphics and outstanding soundtrack suck you into the world + lovable ...

    10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Don't hesitate buying this game if you like platformers!

    Ratchet & Clank Future 2

    Rated on April 01, 2011 by dapman418

    Don't hesitate buying this game if you like platformers!

    Gameplay: 9.6/10 Most platformers revolve around their gameplay. Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time is no exception. The game plays as good as or even better than any of its predecessors. The core ga...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Improved or expanded on almost every front, the Unwound Future is Professor Layton's greatest adventure yet.

    Layton Kyouju to Saigo no Jikan Ryokou

    Rated on March 16, 2011 by dapman418

    Improved or expanded on almost every front, the Unwound Future is Professor Layton's greatest adventure yet.

    Pros: + truckloads of the usual clever and diverse puzzles that are more addicting than ever + an expanded memo function and a refined hint system + the most engaging and intricate Layton plot to d...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    With outstanding visuals and gameplay literally stitched together, Kirby's Epic Yarn is a mesmerizing delight.

    Kirby's Epic Yarn

    Rated on February 04, 2011 by dapman418

    With outstanding visuals and gameplay literally stitched together, Kirby's Epic Yarn is a mesmerizing delight.

    Pros: + a marvelous yarn aesthetic that makes mundane platformer obstacles fresh and exciting + levels varying greatly in design, all showing off mounds of creativity + an array of transformations ...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Naughty Dog strikes gold once again.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

    Rated on January 18, 2011 by dapman418

    Naughty Dog strikes gold once again.

    Pros: + fast-paced combat is brutally satisfying + balanced pacing, including the exhilarating gunplay and steady platforming + good amount of mission variety + varied visuals brimming with detai...

    11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Professor Layton returns in a sequel worthy of a gentleman.

    Layton Kyouju to Akuma no Hako

    Rated on December 28, 2010 by dapman418

    Professor Layton returns in a sequel worthy of a gentleman.

    Pros: + larger and even more varied collection of brainteasers than its predecessor's + another mind-blowing mystery to unravel in the game's brilliant story + marvelous visual presentation, inclu...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Great gameplay, variety, and lasting appeal make Mario Power Tennis "Game, set, and match" for Nintendo.

    Mario Power Tennis

    Rated on December 04, 2010 by dapman418

    Great gameplay, variety, and lasting appeal make Mario Power Tennis "Game, set, and match" for Nintendo.

    Pros: + challenging for skilled players and accessible for newcomers + all the charm of a Mario sport game is included + plenty of options for organizing matches + large roster of Mario characters...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Despite some faults, Spirit Tracks is a worthwhile Zelda adventure for its fans.

    The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

    Rated on September 24, 2010 by dapman418

    Despite some faults, Spirit Tracks is a worthwhile Zelda adventure for its fans.

    It's difficult keeping a long-running series fresh and interesting, especially when that series is over 20 years old. But this is exactly what The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks does. Spirit Tracks ma...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Even though it lacks some of what made its predecessors so special, Corruption is an impressive game worth playing.

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    Rated on September 19, 2010 by dapman418

    Even though it lacks some of what made its predecessors so special, Corruption is an impressive game worth playing.

    Pros: + excellent control scheme that is utilized exceptionally well + new and old gameplay mechanics work quite nicely together + hand-holding can be appreciated by those who thought Prime and Ec...

    10 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a true gentleman's puzzle game.

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village

    Rated on July 21, 2010 by dapman418

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a true gentleman's puzzle game.

    Pros: + loads of enjoyable puzzles varying in difficulty and in objectives + surprisingly charming story, especially considering the game's genre + good amount of replay value + stunning visuals i...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Super Mario Galaxy 2 combines the success of the original with new, unique content to reach new heights in platforming.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Rated on July 05, 2010 by dapman418

    Super Mario Galaxy 2 combines the success of the original with new, unique content to reach new heights in platforming.

    Pros: + unrivaled level design + variety of mission types further spurred by new items and power-ups + difficulty that is never frustrating but is challenging even for long-time platformer fans + d...

    11 out of 12 found this review helpful.