User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.07/10

Total of 36 user reviews spread across 36 releases

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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating 3.5
    WAY Too short + Dumbed Down Gameplay + Not much new = Big Waste of Money

    Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor

    Rated on January 06, 2013 by eclarkdog

    WAY Too short + Dumbed Down Gameplay + Not much new = Big Waste of Money

    I'm a huge fan of COH and really enjoyed the original game and Opposing Fronts expansion, so I was very excited that more COH was coming are way. I can't begin to describe how disappointed I was in t...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3
    So bad it's not even funny

    Sid Meier's Civilization V

    Rated on January 19, 2011 by eclarkdog

    So bad it's not even funny

    I'm a hardcore civver. I've been playing Civilization games for years and still play Civ IV avidly - it's one of the best games ever IMO. I'm heavily involved in the Civ community as well. Just like...

    12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Mafia II delivers on several aspects that made the first game a classic, but it feels like it is missing something

    Mafia II

    Rated on August 27, 2010 by eclarkdog

    Mafia II delivers on several aspects that made the first game a classic, but it feels like it is missing something

    It has been a very long time since I played Mafia I on the Xbox. No more consoles for me now. I really enjoyed the first game. It was an experience in and of itself. Great story, great graphics for...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Braid is a work of Art

    Braid

    Rated on April 15, 2009 by eclarkdog

    Braid is a work of Art

    I'm not much for platformers, even back in the day when they were more dominant. For some reason, Braid intrigued me with it's visuals and puzzle like gameplay, so I took a chance and bought the game...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    An RPG with lost potential but still enjoyable

    Gothic 3

    Rated on March 31, 2009 by eclarkdog

    An RPG with lost potential but still enjoyable

    I really debated internally about what score to give this game. There are so many now infamous flaws and bugs that one could easily give the game a sub-par score and I know many fans did not finish o...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    An A-1 production from top to bottom. Highly addictive gameplay!

    Company of Heroes

    Rated on March 21, 2009 by eclarkdog

    An A-1 production from top to bottom. Highly addictive gameplay!

    It's been a couple of years since I originally reviewed this game. However, although I gave it an exceptional review and score back then, I was disappointed in how the review was written. Having play...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    King's Bounty provides a beautiful fantasy world and great TBS experience

    King's Bounty: The Legend

    Rated on January 21, 2009 by eclarkdog

    King's Bounty provides a beautiful fantasy world and great TBS experience

    Turned-based strategy is probably my favorite genre. Games like Silent Storm and CIV IV top my list of favorite games. I've played Heroes of Might and Magic (HOMM) V and for the most part enjoyed it,...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Prince of ???

    Prince of Persia

    Rated on December 22, 2008 by eclarkdog

    Prince of ???

    As a fan of the now classic POP trilogy, I was very excited to hear that a new POP series was coming out. I purchased the new POP game as soon as it came out. The game has a lot of merits and is cer...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Company of Commandos in a Silent Storm

    Soldiers: Heroes of World War II

    Rated on December 16, 2008 by eclarkdog

    Company of Commandos in a Silent Storm

    SHOWWII came well after the Commandos series and a bit before the Company of Heroes series. Basically, it's the best of both worlds in real-time squad-based tactical gameplay. I'd say it doesn't hav...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    One of the better movie-based games in recent years

    Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie

    Rated on December 16, 2008 by eclarkdog

    One of the better movie-based games in recent years

    It almost goes without saying that games based on movies are generally tragic epic fails. Most are rush jobs pushed out to make a quick buck on or around the release of a huge blockbuster. The only ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Best adventure game I've played...ever

    The Longest Journey

    Rated on December 16, 2008 by eclarkdog

    Best adventure game I've played...ever

    It's been a few years since I played TLJ and I was surprised that I had yet to write a review of this great adventure game. I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan of the adventure genre - preferring more of ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    I shall conquer the world!!! cough cough

    Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords

    Rated on December 12, 2008 by eclarkdog

    I shall conquer the world!!! cough cough

    I'll keep this short and sweet since this is an expansion pack. Warlords provides a significant improvement to already exceptional CIV IV turn-based historic strategy game. I've actually read severa...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    CIV IV is simply one of the best strategy games available

    Sid Meier's Civilization IV

    Rated on December 12, 2008 by eclarkdog

    CIV IV is simply one of the best strategy games available

    I tend to write a lot in my reviews, but I will try to keep this one brief since much has already been said about this great game. Most gamers have heard of the Civilization series whether they've pl...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Best of both strategy worlds

    Medieval II: Total War

    Rated on December 12, 2008 by eclarkdog

    Best of both strategy worlds

    MTW II is the first Total War game that I've played in the series. I've logged quite of few hours now playing vanilla, Kingdoms, and a few mods like Stainless Steel, so I figured it's time to add my t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Beautiful game, little substance

    Tomb Raider: Underworld

    Rated on December 01, 2008 by eclarkdog

    Beautiful game, little substance

    Generally, I try to be as accurate as possible when scoring a game. I don't rant during the entire review and then give the game an 8.5 or higher like I see a lot of reviewers do on this sight. I ga...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Good game, but I wouldn't say it's great

    Mass Effect

    Rated on July 12, 2008 by eclarkdog

    Good game, but I wouldn't say it's great

    Okay, I guess I'll probably get a lot of flak for writing a less than stellar review for such a well received game. I just don' t understand they hype about this game. There's no question there is m...

    13 out of 17 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Much better game than expected

    Silent Heroes

    Rated on March 25, 2008 by eclarkdog

    Much better game than expected

    I would call Silent Heroes an "extension" of Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. It reminds me, in a way, of Hammer & Sickle which was a follow-up to the absolutely excellent Silent Storm. Both Silent...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Great expansion...I need more

    Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

    Rated on March 13, 2008 by eclarkdog

    Great expansion...I need more

    It was great to pick COH back up with the new expansion. I played the Brit campaign first which is set around the battle of Caen. The Brits offer a nice variation in gameplay to the original game pla...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Very Very Difficult game that's not for everyone, but it's a great game

    Hammer & Sickle

    Rated on December 06, 2007 by eclarkdog

    Very Very Difficult game that's not for everyone, but it's a great game

    I can understand why the Gamespot reviewer gave this game a not so hot rating. In the relatively short time these guys have to get their review out, I don' t think they can fully appreciate a game li...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
     One of the most challenging, addictive and enjoyable games I've played.  Desperados is an unknown classic.

    Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive

    Rated on December 06, 2007 by eclarkdog

    One of the most challenging, addictive and enjoyable games I've played. Desperados is an unknown classic.

    First of all, I should state that I'm not a huge gamer. I grew up playing the old Atari, Commodore and Intellevisions games, plus Arcade. Now in my 30s, I've re-entered in the world of gaming. The ...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Medieval Combat does not get any better than M&B

    Mount & Blade

    Rated on October 19, 2007 by eclarkdog

    Medieval Combat does not get any better than M&B

    I thought I'd write a quick review now and expect to update it later as game is updated. Technically, Mount & Blade has not been released, but has been in beta form for several years. This review...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9
    Love me some Lara!

    Tomb Raider: Anniversary

    Rated on June 24, 2007 by eclarkdog

    Love me some Lara!

    As someone who just got into gaming in the last 3 years, I never played the original Tomb Raider and basically can't at this point. I have played several of the more recent and compatible TR games lik...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    It's a crime that this game is not more popular

    Silent Storm: Sentinels

    Rated on March 29, 2007 by eclarkdog

    It's a crime that this game is not more popular

    I've submitted reviews for Silent Storm and SS: Gold Edition previously. The Gold Edition includes the original SS and the Sentinels expansion pack. I thought I'd write a quick review here as SS is...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7
    Good action rpg  - not the best, but worth the time

    Dungeon Siege II

    Rated on March 25, 2007 by eclarkdog

    Good action rpg - not the best, but worth the time

    I just finished up Dungeon Siege II yesterday. This game is a good action RPG/dungeon hack - whatever you want to call it. I played the first Dungeon Siege a few years back and was just wowed by the ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    NeverWinter Nights of the Old Republic - me likey!!!

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    Rated on February 19, 2007 by eclarkdog

    NeverWinter Nights of the Old Republic - me likey!!!

    Finally a game has come around recently that I'm interested in. I have had a long drought with video games over the past year. The last decent game was Tomb Raider: Legends. I like RPGs to a degree...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.8
    Interesting story but poor gameplay

    Fahrenheit

    Rated on November 05, 2006 by eclarkdog

    Interesting story but poor gameplay

    In one respect, this is a beautiful and innovative game with an interesting and somewhat immersive story. I bought this game because of the excellent reviews and nod in Gamespots GOY awards. I'd say...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.4
    HUGE MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Commandos Strike Force

    Rated on October 28, 2006 by eclarkdog

    HUGE MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!!!

    This game should never had been made. Bring back the old commandos style games. Pyros should be ashamed for ruining one of the best game series ever with the moronic attempt at a run-of-the-mill WWI...

    2 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    What the heck was this all about?

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

    Rated on September 03, 2006 by eclarkdog

    What the heck was this all about?

    Okay, KOTOR II was a good role-playing game. I really enjoy the first KOTOR and this game was like KOTOR I on roids, ie., higher leveling, better items, and more advanced skills. My overall rating...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    What the heck was this all about?

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

    Rated on September 02, 2006 by eclarkdog

    What the heck was this all about?

    Okay, KOTOR II was a good role-playing game. I really enjoy the first KOTOR and this game was like KOTOR I on roids, ie., higher leveling, better items, and more advanced skills. My overall rating...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    The Prince grows up!

    Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

    Rated on July 15, 2006 by eclarkdog

    The Prince grows up!

    I thought I'd write a review on this game, having just finished it. I played POP: Sands and Time and enjoyed it thoroughly. I was not disappointed by the sequel at all. The Prince of Persia story c...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8
    Simply one of the best games of its kind....ever

    Silent Storm: Gold Edition

    Rated on June 04, 2006 by eclarkdog

    Simply one of the best games of its kind....ever

    I've reviewed Silent Storm a while back, a game I truly enjoyed. I eagerly desired to play the expansion Sentinels, which recently came available in the States with this gold addition. Taken as a wh...

    5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    I keep coming back to this game.  Great turned-based strategy.

    Silent Storm

    Rated on June 03, 2006 by eclarkdog

    I keep coming back to this game. Great turned-based strategy.

    Basically, this game is just a classic turned-based strategy - one of the best ever. It's one of the few games that I've played more the once. In fact, I'm playing it again right now. I've found tha...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.3
    A new class of game - The Interactive Movie.  This is not up to par with TLJ, but it's a beautiful game and story.

    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

    Rated on May 23, 2006 by eclarkdog

    A new class of game - The Interactive Movie. This is not up to par with TLJ, but it's a beautiful game and story.

    Well first,if you look at my attribute ratings, I totally dogged the gameplay with a 3. The game-play was virtually non-existent. A few scattered puzzles here and there with an occasional mad-dash t...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8
    Very Underrated

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

    Rated on April 20, 2006 by eclarkdog

    Very Underrated

    I don't submit many game reviews but felt I needed to add my thoughts about this game given the overwhelming negative response. This is the first Tomb Raider game that I've played. I've been curious...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    I'm sure glad Lara is back and better than ever!

    Tomb Raider: Legend

    Rated on April 15, 2006 by eclarkdog

    I'm sure glad Lara is back and better than ever!

    First, I must say that I've never played the original Tomb Raider - I missed the boat on that one. My first Tomb Raider experience was, oddly enough, "Angel of Darkness". Well, you'll be surprised ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    A very enjoyable and somewhat unique game

    Second Sight

    Rated on April 06, 2006 by eclarkdog

    A very enjoyable and somewhat unique game

    If you enjoy 3rd person shooters with a Max Payne type feel, plus you are looking for something a little different, then try out this game. At it's core, the game is a 3rd person shooter/adventure. H...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.