User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.19/10

Total of 35 user reviews spread across 35 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
    (12)
  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  7. 4
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  8. 3
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  • User Rating 9
    This is not a magnum opus of modern gaming, but it is a solid game with best-in-show presentation.

    The Last of Us

    Rated on July 06, 2013 by djwood84

    This is not a magnum opus of modern gaming, but it is a solid game with best-in-show presentation.

    When you see 8.5 you're probably like most people and think I've got severe issues with this game. Not the case, its a very solid, enjoyable game that I will remember forever. Not something you can ...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Blizzard will give your personal information to hackers

    Diablo III

    Rated on July 03, 2013 by djwood84

    Blizzard will give your personal information to hackers

    Blizzard has lost is path. This game has not been improved one bit in almost 3 months. Additionally, I have been permanently banned from the forums for "Trolling" when all I posted was a calm compla...

    0 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Some odd design choices keep it from GOTY discussion, but still a great game!

    Gran Turismo 5

    Rated on July 03, 2013 by djwood84

    Some odd design choices keep it from GOTY discussion, but still a great game!

    Oh, if I could just travel back in time 2 years and talked to Polyphony Digital, maybe I could have helped this game be a 10/10. Because for the most part, its there. The graphics are great, the sou...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    The next step in the refinement of the classic MMO formula.

    Rift

    Rated on July 03, 2013 by djwood84

    The next step in the refinement of the classic MMO formula.

    There have been so many MMO's over the past 6 years that have received huge hype, been based on huge franchises and have ended up as huge disappointments. Most of these games have launched with issue...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Every year that Magic has been out is 1 year I've wasted not enjoying this masterful game.

    Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

    Rated on July 03, 2013 by djwood84

    Every year that Magic has been out is 1 year I've wasted not enjoying this masterful game.

    Having never really played much Magic, I downloaded MTG2013 largely on a whim. I was really looking for something different, and I have never really played any card games (other than gambling.) Ma...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Eve has had 10 years to make improvements, and it shows

    EVE Online

    Rated on July 03, 2013 by djwood84

    Eve has had 10 years to make improvements, and it shows

    I tried EVE online a few years ago and couldn't get into it. The UI was too clunky, the graphics were still 2003 looking and I had the game was not welcoming at all to new players. Much has chang...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Campaign?  Check.  Multiplayer?  Check.  Balance?  Well...

    Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm

    Rated on March 16, 2013 by djwood84

    Campaign? Check. Multiplayer? Check. Balance? Well...

    Lets get the big thing out of the way first -- Wings of Liberty multiplayer had time to stabilize. When it came out, (and from time to time throughout its tenure) there were many strategies that tend...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Can a video game win Best Picture?

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Rated on July 15, 2012 by djwood84

    Can a video game win Best Picture?

    Stop. Just stop. Stop reading reviews, stop thinking about it, just go out and get this game. If you do not own a ps3, get it. If you do not own an HDTV, get that too. And then throw this in and ...

    5 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Demands your investment and an open mind.  Lacks the FF conventions but takes storytelling to new high.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Rated on July 06, 2012 by djwood84

    Demands your investment and an open mind. Lacks the FF conventions but takes storytelling to new high.

    FF13 was a very polarizing game. The main uproar was over the removal of RPG conventions, linearity and the combat system. The series had already taken a sizable sidestep to the classic formula...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.5
    Thinking it might be time to try this MMO?  Think again.

    Final Fantasy XIV Online

    Rated on September 03, 2011 by djwood84

    Thinking it might be time to try this MMO? Think again.

    First, let me start by saying that I was more excited for the release of FF14 than I have been for any MMO. I was tardy to the party when it came to FF11, and I was thrilled with the idea of getting ...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A worthwhile adventure that will have you laughing, alot!

    Portal 2

    Rated on May 06, 2011 by djwood84

    A worthwhile adventure that will have you laughing, alot!

    First, the simple truth: Portal 2 is NOT as good as its predecessor. But, how could it be? The original Portal introduced a brand new concept for first person gaming, it featured a song as catchy a...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Easily worth the $5.99 price of admission

    Parasite Eve

    Rated on March 17, 2011 by djwood84

    Easily worth the $5.99 price of admission

    Parasite Eve is now available on PSN here in the states, and while it might not live up to what Square was putting out in the late 90's, its certainly its own animal and worth 6 dollars and 20 hours o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    The first legitimate step backwards in Football sims.

    Madden NFL 11

    Rated on August 21, 2010 by djwood84

    The first legitimate step backwards in Football sims.

    I'm not going to say much because Gamespot keeps taking away points and banishing me to the blackhole. This is the worst Madden in a decade, it features many things that will not be back next year,...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Buy it, use it, make it, fix it, share it, race it, rate, remix  it.

    ModNation Racers

    Rated on July 08, 2010 by djwood84

    Buy it, use it, make it, fix it, share it, race it, rate, remix it.

    What happens when you combine the sheer fun of Mario Kart with the awesome creativity of Little Big Planet? Well, you'll probably manage to get both the disc stuck in your PS3, you're better off just...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    With the Value of Valve there's virtually no viable argument against a classic collection.

    The Orange Box

    Rated on June 20, 2010 by djwood84

    With the Value of Valve there's virtually no viable argument against a classic collection.

    The Orange Box is a collection of Valves successful PC shooters: Half Life 2 + Episode 1 + Episode 2: These games do a very good job of living up to the task of following what many purists conside...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Much more than just Grand Theft Equine!

    Red Dead Redemption

    Rated on June 17, 2010 by djwood84

    Much more than just Grand Theft Equine!

    Red Dead Redemption shares far more with GTA than it does with Red Dead Revolver. This is a good thing, because while GTA is considered the gold standard for sandbox gaming, Red Red Revolver was a bol...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    lf1m need tank pst

    Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures

    Rated on June 07, 2010 by djwood84

    lf1m need tank pst

    3.0ghz dual core 2.0gb ram 512 mb graphics card with a 450mhz gpu The game was terrible. I tried rolling a caster because the combat seemed so broken. My comp ran like crap and I was getting li...

    4 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    For what it is, Shatter is just about perfect.

    Shatter

    Rated on February 22, 2010 by djwood84

    For what it is, Shatter is just about perfect.

    Its a good thing this game wasn't in the arcade during my childhood, I would have spent the equivalent of a college education 25cents at a time just trying to beat this wicked little shooter/puzzle hy...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    NBA Live 10 has its fair share of issues, but that doesn't stop it from being the best basketball sim to date.

    NBA Live 10

    Rated on February 11, 2010 by djwood84

    NBA Live 10 has its fair share of issues, but that doesn't stop it from being the best basketball sim to date.

    Anyone who buys a game with the EA logo on it should always expect that game to have a few issues; especially with something that they release every year, like sports. Sometimes the production deadli...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Well its $25 now... and that makes this one ALMOST worth it!

    Saints Row 2

    Rated on January 21, 2010 by djwood84

    Well its $25 now... and that makes this one ALMOST worth it!

    Lets get this out of the way first. GTA IV was a much better game than this. The fun factor is cranked up to 11 in Saints Row 2, but that's not enough to overcome the unrefined combat, bland graphic...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Classic side-scrolling Mario action for the nostalgic gamer.

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    Rated on January 02, 2010 by djwood84

    Classic side-scrolling Mario action for the nostalgic gamer.

    New Super Mario Brothers Wii, or NSMBWii... (Ehh, ok Super Mario Brothers 3 v2.0) has one of the most deceiving titles in recent memory. Putting "NEW" in the name would be like re-releasing Star Wa...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Go ahead and hate me if you want, but...

    Demon's Souls

    Rated on December 30, 2009 by djwood84

    Go ahead and hate me if you want, but...

    I'm not impressed. Not with something that won Game of The Year in 2009, with the competition it was facing. Demon's Souls is very, very hard, horribly unforgiving and super hardcore. I'm ok with t...

    68 out of 119 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    11 years have done nothing to diminish this must-play classic!

    Final Fantasy Tactics (PSOne Books)

    Rated on December 11, 2009 by djwood84

    11 years have done nothing to diminish this must-play classic!

    Final Fantasy Tactics was perfect 11 years ago, and unlike most games, it still measures up over a decade later. One of the strengths it boasts is the graphics, which opted for an artistic rather...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Fair, unbiased review from a skepitcal mmo fan.

    Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

    Rated on December 05, 2009 by djwood84

    Fair, unbiased review from a skepitcal mmo fan.

    Graphics: (8/10) If you are playing an MMO, odds are graphics are not your main concern. With everything cranked to max, some of the areas are vastly above other MMO's, save perhaps Age of Conan, wh...

    12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Minor technical hiccups and graphical shortcomings abound in what is, in spite of any flaws, a wonderful RPG.

    Dragon Age: Origins

    Rated on December 03, 2009 by djwood84

    Minor technical hiccups and graphical shortcomings abound in what is, in spite of any flaws, a wonderful RPG.

    If you are a true RPG fan, graphics aren't what you care about. You want a solid character system, deep and evolving combat and a beautifully crafted story to go along with it. In this, Dragon's ...

    10 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Is it perfect?  Hardly.  Is it one of the years most entertaining adventures?  Undoubtedly.

    Assassin's Creed II

    Rated on December 03, 2009 by djwood84

    Is it perfect? Hardly. Is it one of the years most entertaining adventures? Undoubtedly.

    Assassins Creed had high ambitions, but as most of us know, the game was more of a tech demo than a legitimate commercial release, and we all grew tired of the repetitive recycled content once the ini...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    First Impressions, what else could I give you?

    AION

    Rated on September 24, 2009 by djwood84

    First Impressions, what else could I give you?

    So if you're looking here, chances are you are looking for a new MMO to try, or that somehow Aion has peaked your interest. This is based upon two days of BETA play and two days of Headstart play, so...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Lets talk about the actual game!

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    Rated on June 19, 2009 by djwood84

    Lets talk about the actual game!

    Preface: This review is about the actual game. You can talk all you want about how great the Ghostbusters franchise is, and how this game fits into it well. And you're right. But thats beside the ...

    1 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    As perfect as anything with the EA logo could ever be...

    The Sims 3

    Rated on June 10, 2009 by djwood84

    As perfect as anything with the EA logo could ever be...

    The Sims has always been of a 2-3 week "distraction game" for me, as opposed to something I'm going to be playing for months on end. That's not to say you can't play for that long, or that you won't ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    The game for the kid in all of us.

    Super Mario Galaxy

    Rated on April 10, 2009 by djwood84

    The game for the kid in all of us.

    Super Mario Galaxy is about as polished as games come. There is virtually no game-play element that doesn't shine from the obvious love and attention it received. It's arguably the best artistic gra...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    For every joy there is a letdown.

    Fallout 3

    Rated on December 25, 2008 by djwood84

    For every joy there is a letdown.

    First, lets get the big thing out of the way: Fallout 3 is built right on top of the Oblivion engine. Like RIGHT on top of it. The 3rd peson view is just as laughable as Oblivion, the character ani...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    A fairytale come to life.

    Fable II

    Rated on October 22, 2008 by djwood84

    A fairytale come to life.

    Graphics: 10/10 Fable 2 features the best graphics I've ever seen, however that statement requires clarification. The technical side of the graphics are not what makes them so great, its all because...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Are you thinking of buying this?  Do you like dungeon crawlers & rpg's?

    Too Human

    Rated on August 21, 2008 by djwood84

    Are you thinking of buying this? Do you like dungeon crawlers & rpg's?

    Too Human is not for everyone. However, if you are like me and love powering up, making your character unique and feeling like a badass while doing it, this game will knock your socks off! Firstly...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    ... you should play, no matter who you are. <br />
*THAT IS NOT TRUE READ BEFORE YOU BUY*<br />

    World of Warcraft

    Rated on August 04, 2008 by djwood84

    ... you should play, no matter who you are. <br /> *THAT IS NOT TRUE READ BEFORE YOU BUY*<br />

    No I am not bashing WoW. If you are looking for an emmersive MMO that will keep you entertained for THOUSANDS of hours, BUY IT! NOW! You won't be dissappointed. Two days ago I sold my account and...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Refreshing, not revolutionary.

    Assassin's Creed

    Rated on January 31, 2008 by djwood84

    Refreshing, not revolutionary.

    Graphics: 9/10 - Great Next-Gen visuals with unbelievable animations. A few graphical pop-in issues keep it from perfection. Controls: 8/10 - Smooth, simple controls with a short learning curve. ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.