User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.57/10

Total of 71 user reviews spread across 71 releases

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  • User Rating 7.5
    I want to like Tales of Abyss, but it is ultimately lacking in inspiration. A cumbersome journey.

    Tales of the Abyss

    Rated on May 28, 2012 by dreamdust

    I want to like Tales of Abyss, but it is ultimately lacking in inspiration. A cumbersome journey.

    Tales of Abyss on the 3DS is a port of the PS2 game of the same title. While it is impressive the amount of voiced-dialogue, it fails to deliver overall. This is my first time playing this game and I ...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Feels like a Saturday morning cartoon, and in a good way.

    Kid Icarus: Uprising

    Rated on May 28, 2012 by dreamdust

    Feels like a Saturday morning cartoon, and in a good way.

    Kid Icarus is a complete package and that is refreshing given so many games like to leave out spots of the experience to cash in on DLC nowadays. It even comes packaged with a stand, AR cards, and the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    When Theater meets Gaming.

    Heavy Rain

    Rated on January 07, 2012 by dreamdust

    When Theater meets Gaming.

    The Good: Atmosphere is what this game does best. The use of rain maintains a constant dreary and coldness that matches the narrative. It is also a key point of what drives the suspense, as you get a ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A port of the definitive Resident Evil experience, RE4 HD delivers the basic package and few surprises.

    BioHazard 4

    Rated on December 29, 2011 by dreamdust

    A port of the definitive Resident Evil experience, RE4 HD delivers the basic package and few surprises.

    Resident Evil 4 (RE4) reinvented the horror game genre and turned the classic RE formula upside down half-a-decade ago by allowing players more freedom of control (an over-the-should 3rd person shoote...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    This re-boot of a classic arcade space-fighter breathes new life on the 3DS, but was it necessary?

    Star Fox 64 3D

    Rated on September 13, 2011 by dreamdust

    This re-boot of a classic arcade space-fighter breathes new life on the 3DS, but was it necessary?

    Fox McCloud and comrades are back for another go on a journey taken quite sometime ago. Is it worth the $40 plunge to revisit this N64 classic? The answer is "it depends." Official reviews vary quite ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    FFXIII proves to be a graphical masterpiece but cumbersome journey.

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Rated on September 11, 2011 by dreamdust

    FFXIII proves to be a graphical masterpiece but cumbersome journey.

    No other series quite defines the RPG (role-playing game) genre like Final Fantasy. Since the 8-bit era Square has led the way with its flagship Final Fantasy series and spawned numerous spinoffs and ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    For all its positives the lack of attention to detail derails what could have been...

    NASCAR 2011: The Game

    Rated on September 10, 2011 by dreamdust

    For all its positives the lack of attention to detail derails what could have been...

    It's unfortunate, for NASCAR fans, that the license has not been treated with greater respect. Tossed from one developer to the next, every step forward seems to come with three steps back and while N...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Though for some a trip down memory lane, there's plenty of enjoyment to be had in this return to Nippon.

    Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou

    Rated on July 06, 2011 by dreamdust

    Though for some a trip down memory lane, there's plenty of enjoyment to be had in this return to Nippon.

    Somewhat unconventional it seems in videogames, Okamiden is a direct sequal that takes place shortly after the highly regarded Okami game on the PS2 (later ported to the Wii). Interestingly, you'll vi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Full of good ideas, but implementation doesn't quite live up.

    The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

    Rated on July 06, 2011 by dreamdust

    Full of good ideas, but implementation doesn't quite live up.

    Welcome back to Hyrule, again, or rather another re-imagining of it that is. Zelda, and the world (which as usual appears oblivious to the grand scale of your good deeds) needs you. I've played and co...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Uncharted 2 combines the excitement of an action blockbuster hit with the immersion of a top-notch videogame.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Game of the Year Edition

    Rated on March 26, 2011 by dreamdust

    Uncharted 2 combines the excitement of an action blockbuster hit with the immersion of a top-notch videogame.

    Naughty Dog did an incredible job of combining multiple genres of videogames in concert with an action-style blockbuster movie. Right now is probably the best time to pick the Game of the Year additio...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Prepare to save humanity or die trying.

    Mass Effect 2

    Rated on March 11, 2011 by dreamdust

    Prepare to save humanity or die trying.

    Perhaps in some ways Mass Effect is what today's RPG should be. It successfully combines role-playing elements with third-person shooter gameplay (akin to Gears of War). That said, I don't think every...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A surprise gem on the PS3. If you like RPGs/strategy games don't pass this one up.

    Senjou no Valkyria

    Rated on December 27, 2010 by dreamdust

    A surprise gem on the PS3. If you like RPGs/strategy games don't pass this one up.

    The anime-inspired Valkyria Chronicles is a surprisingly good, refreshing, strategy turn-based RPG. The interface is a mix between overhead orders (e.g., Advance Wars) and realtime-action on the battl...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A hybrid between the horror- and action-genre, RE5 provides the most content of any previous title in the series.

    Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition

    Rated on December 27, 2010 by dreamdust

    A hybrid between the horror- and action-genre, RE5 provides the most content of any previous title in the series.

    In many respects, from a gameplay perspective, RE5 is an expanded reiteration of RE4 (my personal #1 game of all-time). RE5 successfully introduces online cooperative play, a major accomplishment for ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    As much a theatrical joy-ride as a game, the perfect adventure for the casual gamer.

    Prince of Persia

    Rated on December 27, 2010 by dreamdust

    As much a theatrical joy-ride as a game, the perfect adventure for the casual gamer.

    Some reviewers want to cry about Prince of Persia being too soft. Maybe it is. However, what it lacks in difficulty it more than makes up for in elegant design and character development. The story...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Sony has lost its edge on the racing simulation genre. That said, there's still plenty to enjoy in GT5.

    Gran Turismo 5

    Rated on December 27, 2010 by dreamdust

    Sony has lost its edge on the racing simulation genre. That said, there's still plenty to enjoy in GT5.

    Plagued by delays GT5 started off on a bad note and things only seem to get worse as you explore this racing simulation giant. In many respects I concur with Gamespot's review. It's as if Sony/Polypho...

    3 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Not only the best Batman game, but one of the best games, period.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Rated on December 11, 2010 by dreamdust

    Not only the best Batman game, but one of the best games, period.

    Batman, Arkham Asylum is one of the those games you dream about but don't expect. I'm still amazed at how good this game really is. Graphically, it's a masterpiece on par with Gears of War (they s...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    World of Goo will captivate and amaze you with its creative presentation and rewarding gameplay.

    World of Goo

    Rated on November 02, 2008 by dreamdust

    World of Goo will captivate and amaze you with its creative presentation and rewarding gameplay.

    I've practically dropped out of purchasing games from the Nintendo shop channel because quite frankly it's too easy to burn through money. However, I had kept an eye on this particular WiiWare game si...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    IF you're pinning for some old-school RPG fare without the old-school eye-bleeding graphics then this game is for you!

    Final Fantasy IV

    Rated on August 27, 2008 by dreamdust

    IF you're pinning for some old-school RPG fare without the old-school eye-bleeding graphics then this game is for you!

    I have to give SquareEnix credit on this remake, they did a good job! FFIII for the DS was somewhat average and full of various shortcomings. This title however, is a much improved...remake!? It's alm...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    NASCAR 09 provides a big leap over 08 but still features plenty of flaws.

    NASCAR 09

    Rated on July 04, 2008 by dreamdust

    NASCAR 09 provides a big leap over 08 but still features plenty of flaws.

    NASCAR 09 has improved a lot from its 08 counterpart. A career mode that actually tracks all your finishes throughout your entire career makes a much needed return. It was always puzzling why the past...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The ultimate simulation racing game. If you want simulation, you want Forza 2.

    Forza Motorsport 2

    Rated on July 04, 2008 by dreamdust

    The ultimate simulation racing game. If you want simulation, you want Forza 2.

    This is hands down the best simulation racer you could ask for. If you want the freedom to upgrade your car, paint your car, and tune your car, then this is your game. With an amazing library of vehic...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Masterful in its presentation, dull in its constant sexual innuendos.

    Okami

    Rated on July 04, 2008 by dreamdust

    Masterful in its presentation, dull in its constant sexual innuendos.

    Okami is a superb title that has been revitalized for the Nintendo Wii. I had always had an interest in this title since rumblings of it on the PS2. With its release on the Nintendo Wii I was finally ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Finally, Square-Enix actually creates something original! Support new IPs and pick up this game!

    Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's a Wonderful World

    Rated on June 18, 2008 by dreamdust

    Finally, Square-Enix actually creates something original! Support new IPs and pick up this game!

    The World Ends With You is a nicely done DS game with great visuals and gameplay. Like any game, however, it does have its flaws. First, the battle may throw you off for a little bit. It seems overwhe...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Despite a somewhat cumbersome battle-system, an above-average plot keeps this title afloat.

    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

    Rated on April 12, 2008 by dreamdust

    Despite a somewhat cumbersome battle-system, an above-average plot keeps this title afloat.

    This is an interesting, and difficult, game for anyone to review. The nostalgic essence of putting Cloud and Sephiroth in any FF game is a sure bet that many will be completely enveloped by any concep...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A new twist to an old tale. Jeanne D'Arc will please Anime and Tactical RPG fans alike.

    Jeanne d'Arc

    Rated on April 03, 2008 by dreamdust

    A new twist to an old tale. Jeanne D'Arc will please Anime and Tactical RPG fans alike.

    Jeanne D'Arc is an interesting creation from the minds of Level 5 who are also responsible for the Nintendo DS title Professor Layton and the Curious Village. Interestingly, both of these games take o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    This cumbersome title is not a very good representation of the Fire Emblem franchise.

    Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

    Rated on February 02, 2008 by dreamdust

    This cumbersome title is not a very good representation of the Fire Emblem franchise.

    After playing both Fire Emblem games on the GBA I have been rather dissappointed with Nintendo's attempt to turn the series into a console hit. It has fallen short of that goal with both Path of Radia...

    2 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    With a host of friendly faces Vaan and Penelo will do their best to defend the Aegyl's home from unbridled destruction.

    Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

    Rated on January 18, 2008 by dreamdust

    With a host of friendly faces Vaan and Penelo will do their best to defend the Aegyl's home from unbridled destruction.

    Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings brings players to a mysterious world in the sky known as Lemures. Populated by Winged Aegyl (which resemble humans with wings) players will experience turmoil and con...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A definitive rendition of NASCAR on the PSP.

    NASCAR

    Rated on January 12, 2008 by dreamdust

    A definitive rendition of NASCAR on the PSP.

    NASCAR for the PSP is notably absent of any fancy keywords added to the title. No "NASCAR Thunder 2007" or anything like that. Instead, what you get is simply "NASCAR." I have to say I like this title...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    There's not a lot here that will prove memorable, but overall a good game with some clunky controls.

    Daxter

    Rated on January 09, 2008 by dreamdust

    There's not a lot here that will prove memorable, but overall a good game with some clunky controls.

    Not exactly a Jak and Daxter aficionado, I still managed to have some fun with this game which was originally released back in 2006. I got this game with the system along with a Family Guy UMD and a m...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Outer Space becomes Mario's playground in this wondrous platform creation from Nintendo...

    Super Mario Galaxy

    Rated on December 21, 2007 by dreamdust

    Outer Space becomes Mario's playground in this wondrous platform creation from Nintendo...

    Super Mario Galaxy is by far the best Mario platforming game to grace a Nintendo console in quite some time. Nintendo takes a simple concept, gravity, and develops an entire game centered on this them...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Alien butt-kicking time!

    Contra 4

    Rated on December 20, 2007 by dreamdust

    Alien butt-kicking time!

    The Contra 4 title fits this game perfectly. Particularly if you haven't played a good Contra game since Contra 3. Taking place two years after the events of Contra 3 you assume the role of one out of...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Best for the past Resident Evil fans. If you are new to the Resident Evil franchise I would recommend Resident Evil 4.

    Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

    Rated on December 15, 2007 by dreamdust

    Best for the past Resident Evil fans. If you are new to the Resident Evil franchise I would recommend Resident Evil 4.

    Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles Developed/ Published by Capcom General Intro to Resident Evil and Umbrella Chronicles: Resident Evil has recently gained momentum in popularity due to the succ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Race Driver Create and Race is a good attempt at giving DS fans a racing game they can enjoy.

    Race Driver: Create & Race

    Rated on November 17, 2007 by dreamdust

    Race Driver Create and Race is a good attempt at giving DS fans a racing game they can enjoy.

    This is a very interesting racing game considering the typical lack of racing games on Nintendo systems. It's not exactly Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsports but if that's what you are wanting then your...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A solid game worth a play if you enjoyed the previous MegaMan ZX game or want a good side-scrolling game.

    Mega Man ZX Advent

    Rated on November 10, 2007 by dreamdust

    A solid game worth a play if you enjoyed the previous MegaMan ZX game or want a good side-scrolling game.

    I have mixed reactions to this game. I thoroughly enjoyed the previous ZX title, but this title I had a more difficult time getting into. I think some of it was that what I enjoyed in the previous gam...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    An interesting premise, but unfortunately the plot doesn't feel as though it was fully developed.

    Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume

    Rated on October 20, 2007 by dreamdust

    An interesting premise, but unfortunately the plot doesn't feel as though it was fully developed.

    Eternal Sonata has an interesting premise. The plot develops under the disguise of the famous composer Chopin's death. The game exist in his dream as he inches ever closer to nothingness. The educatio...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Fun, enjoyable experience, that follows The Wind Waker visuals and experience in a way that didn't seem possible.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei

    Rated on October 20, 2007 by dreamdust

    Fun, enjoyable experience, that follows The Wind Waker visuals and experience in a way that didn't seem possible.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass takes place shortly after the conclusion of the Wind Waker title on the Nintendo Gamecube. The visuals will be instantly familiar. Though it's a direct seque...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Samus continues to explore and investigate the mysterious substance known as phazon.

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    Rated on September 15, 2007 by dreamdust

    Samus continues to explore and investigate the mysterious substance known as phazon.

    Metroid Prime 3 provides what is proclaimed to be the final chapter of the Prime Series. If that truly is the case then this is about as good a Metroid Prime game can get. + The Wii controls are imple...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Hockey meets Soccer in this Mario themed sport title!

    Mario Strikers Charged Football

    Rated on September 07, 2007 by dreamdust

    Hockey meets Soccer in this Mario themed sport title!

    Mario Strikers Charged can be fun, hectic, and frustrating simultaneously. There's some apparent rationale to its difficulty in that it's somewhat a short game. There's 5 modes of play to take part in...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.9
    Excellent. Perfect for those who played it on the GC and missed out on the extras for the PS2 version.

    BioHazard 4: Wii Edition

    Rated on June 29, 2007 by dreamdust

    Excellent. Perfect for those who played it on the GC and missed out on the extras for the PS2 version.

    Definitely my all time favorite game. It is the ultimate version of RE4 in that you get all the extras that were included in the PS2 version such as the Movie Browser, Ada's Separate Ways side-game, a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1
    Family friendly. Cute.

    Super Paper Mario

    Rated on April 29, 2007 by dreamdust

    Family friendly. Cute.

    Super Paper Mario is an adorably cute game full of plenty of style to grab anyone's attention. Despite the interesting artistic choices the gameplay itself doesn't quite measure up to that same standa...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7
    Gears of War looks great, plays great, and even has great multi-player modes that will keep the game rolling.

    Gears of War

    Rated on April 14, 2007 by dreamdust

    Gears of War looks great, plays great, and even has great multi-player modes that will keep the game rolling.

    Gears of War impressed me from the very start, both graphically and mechanically. I consider shooters my worse type of game. I'm just not that good at them and well I played through the entire game on...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.