User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.52/10

Total of 19 user reviews spread across 19 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating 9.5
    It's an immersive story about family and love, unlike any computer game you have ever played.

    Gone Home

    Rated on September 23, 2013 by dvdre

    It's an immersive story about family and love, unlike any computer game you have ever played.

    First, I want to thank Gamespot's Carolyn Petit for her fantastic review of this game, which made me decide to play it. I rated it a 9.5 only because the game is short, maybe 3 hours long. I tried to ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    It's a stripped-down version of Dragon Age Origins, and that will offend some. I was offended, but got over it.

    Dragon Age II

    Rated on April 09, 2012 by dvdre

    It's a stripped-down version of Dragon Age Origins, and that will offend some. I was offended, but got over it.

    Yeah, you can read what I wrote long ago, below. It was a positive review! But I missed the point. The point was ... the personal relationships in Dragon Age 2 are astounding. I have played it three t...

    3 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Good boxing (really dancing) workout, appealing music, addictive.

    Shape Boxing: Wii de Enjoy! Diet

    Rated on January 07, 2011 by dvdre

    Good boxing (really dancing) workout, appealing music, addictive.

    I got the Gold's Gym Cardio Workout for Christmas last year, and used it for a bit, then set it aside. At the time I was doing Wii Fit and EA's Sports Active. A couple months ago I started back with E...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Huge improvement over the original EA Sports Active, and the original was an excellent exercise program.

    EA Sports Active 2

    Rated on December 29, 2010 by dvdre

    Huge improvement over the original EA Sports Active, and the original was an excellent exercise program.

    EA Sports Active 2 for the Wii is the gold standard for an exercise program, and it blows the Wii Fit franchise out of the competition. Here is why: 1) Active 2 pretty much frees you from holdi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Fantastic story variations -- game changes with each choice you make. Great storyline, great music.

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on June 13, 2010 by dvdre

    Fantastic story variations -- game changes with each choice you make. Great storyline, great music.

    No one really needs to hear my overall opinion on Dragon Age, Origins -- it's a great game and you already know that. But as a long-time RPGer, I want to point out some of the unique, ground-breaking ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    EA Sports Active vs. Wii Fit? Which should you choose? My opinion is that the two programs work together perfectly.

    EA Sports Active

    Rated on June 26, 2009 by dvdre

    EA Sports Active vs. Wii Fit? Which should you choose? My opinion is that the two programs work together perfectly.

    I have been using EA Sports Active for a month, after also using Wii Fit for about two months. The programs are very different, but actually, compliment each other perfectly. I have been doing the EA ...

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Storm of Zehir is better than most of the reviews you will read here. It advances the Neverwinter platform.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir

    Rated on March 08, 2009 by dvdre

    Storm of Zehir is better than most of the reviews you will read here. It advances the Neverwinter platform.

    I am going to disagree with a lot of reviewers -- Storm of Zehir offers a lot to like in an RPG game. Maybe it is for us old-school RPGers. I have played every Neverwinter game, more than once, and ne...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    This is a sports game. The Wii controllers make Madden a sport. Newbies ... get a used version of 07 .. great value.

    Madden NFL 07

    Rated on February 04, 2009 by dvdre

    This is a sports game. The Wii controllers make Madden a sport. Newbies ... get a used version of 07 .. great value.

    I've tried to play Madden with a game controller on a PC and failed miserably. The Wii controller is a much better way to play the game for the uninitiated. Hiking the ball, passing, running, kicking,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Great graphics, decent gameplay but ... BORING.

    Hellgate: London

    Rated on December 30, 2008 by dvdre

    Great graphics, decent gameplay but ... BORING.

    Hellgate: London, often described as a high-graphics Diablo, was a big disappointment for me. While the game follows along the path of Diablo -- hacking, slashing and collecting -- there is absolutely...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Wii is what it is. Corny? Yes. Fabulous fun? Yes.

    Wii Sports

    Rated on December 28, 2008 by dvdre

    Wii is what it is. Corny? Yes. Fabulous fun? Yes.

    I'm a long-time RPG gamer, PC games like Neverwinter, Baldur's Gate, Icewind, Hellgate London, etc., etc. I love the thought and emotion involved in playing those games, and they will remain my favori...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Disable the spirit-eater crap. Truly, get rid of that, and you have  a wonderful, A++ game.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of The Betrayer

    Rated on November 13, 2008 by dvdre

    Disable the spirit-eater crap. Truly, get rid of that, and you have a wonderful, A++ game.

    Neverwinter 'Mask' is a fantastic game, but to really enjoy it, and to have a great time playing it ... you must take my one, huge spoiler-ifique advice. DISABLE THE SPIRIT-EATER STATUS. Good lord, ju...

    9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Anything Oblivion is always fun. Knights of the Nine is fun, by quick and pretty easy, for an experienced player.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine

    Rated on January 16, 2008 by dvdre

    Anything Oblivion is always fun. Knights of the Nine is fun, by quick and pretty easy, for an experienced player.

    I needed an Elder Scrolls Oblivion fix, after playing the full game and the Shivering Isles expansion pack. So I went ahead and got Knights of the Nine, and I've played through the KotN game on the CD...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Very clever, very linear ... some RPG elements but in reality, a shoot.er

    BioShock

    Rated on November 11, 2007 by dvdre

    Very clever, very linear ... some RPG elements but in reality, a shoot.er

    I'm not a fan of shooters ... I am more into the RPGs like Neverwinter and Oblivion. I decided to play Bioshock based on the great reviews and the comparisons to 'System Shock 2,' a shooter I liked wi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Everything the critics say ... an outstanding game. Fantastic game design, really quick load times.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Rated on September 22, 2007 by dvdre

    Everything the critics say ... an outstanding game. Fantastic game design, really quick load times.

    I had a great time playing The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I won't even bother singing its praises, since you're read all that many times before. I will note that I tried to play Morrowind earlier, an...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Very good graphics for this type of game (Diablo-style), great sound. Gameplay is repetitive but remains fun.

    Titan Quest

    Rated on August 26, 2007 by dvdre

    Very good graphics for this type of game (Diablo-style), great sound. Gameplay is repetitive but remains fun.

    I've finished a game on normal level, playing an assassin (warefare/rogue) combination. This game definitely gave me my money's worth. I've been playing it every day for weeks. This is Diable on stero...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.7
    Could have been great, just so-so

    Sacred

    Rated on August 30, 2006 by dvdre

    Could have been great, just so-so

    I have played through one complete game of Sacred as a battle mage, and in many ways, it was a hoot. But it is a long game, and gameplay does not vary greatly through the game, so I am now pretty dang...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8
    Near perfect, engrossing RPG

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

    Rated on February 10, 2006 by dvdre

    Near perfect, engrossing RPG

    I played KOTOR years ago and loved it, but it didn't have nearly effect on me as KOTOR II. It is flat out fun, combining great battle sequences with wonderful characters, plot twists, emotional story ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Long game, repetitive, but still very entertaining

    Dungeon Siege II

    Rated on November 14, 2005 by dvdre

    Long game, repetitive, but still very entertaining

    I've spent more than two months playing Dungeon Siege II from start to finish and I've gotta say ... it is a hoot. If you are familiar with the original Dungeon Siege, you will get a rush from the app...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

    Rated on April 15, 2003 by dvdre

    I bought this game when it first came out, after enjoying the original Baldur's Gate and Tales of the Sword Coast. I started playing and then set it aside -- for a reason I'll explain later -- and the...

    12 out of 14 found this review helpful.