User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.24/10

Total of 45 user reviews spread across 45 releases

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  3. 8
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating 8
    Considering the lack of quality titles available, PiCTOBiTs is the best game currently in the DSiShop.

    Art Style: PiCOPiCT

    Rated on July 09, 2009 by finalcross

    Considering the lack of quality titles available, PiCTOBiTs is the best game currently in the DSiShop.

    Probably the best aspect of any puzzle game is the pick-up and play nature each one possesses. It doesn't take too long to learn how to play but it does require a lot of investment before you can say ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Watch your troubles float away for a few moments.

    flower

    Rated on May 12, 2009 by finalcross

    Watch your troubles float away for a few moments.

    If you work a steady, full-time job, chances are that you have had a really bad day at work. Once you get home, you just want to relax and forget about all the problems you had. For some, you will pic...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    This could be what the genre has been looking for.

    Dead Space

    Rated on February 01, 2009 by finalcross

    This could be what the genre has been looking for.

    There is always a lot of risks involved when introducing a new series to the world. The first reaction most people will have is 'this game is a lot like…' We are skeptical because most gamers want to ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    If you've ever wonder how you'd do in a Zombie Apocalypse, now's your chance.

    Left 4 Dead

    Rated on January 11, 2009 by finalcross

    If you've ever wonder how you'd do in a Zombie Apocalypse, now's your chance.

    I know in my youth whenever I watched zombie horror movies I thought to myself 'I think I could handle myself if this happened to me.' It might only be a game, but Left 4 Dead is what you could essent...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    There is a lot of empty space in the Galaxy but there is plenty to do here.

    Mass Effect

    Rated on January 06, 2009 by finalcross

    There is a lot of empty space in the Galaxy but there is plenty to do here.

    The best part about Role Playing Games is the fact that they are made for the gamer to experience the adventure at both their own pace and for the most part, branch the story to their specification. B...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    It might not be as flashy as the other games of 2008, this is still one that should be played.

    Prince of Persia

    Rated on January 05, 2009 by finalcross

    It might not be as flashy as the other games of 2008, this is still one that should be played.

    The re-imagining of the Prince of Persia franchise for the PS2 and Xbox were in the eyes of many as one of the best games available in the last five years. The game took the puzzles of the original se...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    If it wasn't for the frustration you get in the later stages of the game, this would have been an incredible journey.

    Mirror's Edge

    Rated on November 23, 2008 by finalcross

    If it wasn't for the frustration you get in the later stages of the game, this would have been an incredible journey.

    It has happened to everyone; a game you love but at the same time, can't believe how frustrated you've gotten playing it. On the whole, it is still a great experience, but there are instances when the...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A little bit of everything for everyone.

    Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode One

    Rated on October 01, 2008 by finalcross

    A little bit of everything for everyone.

    If you are an 'Internet Geek' you either fall into one of two categories: those who like Penny Arcade and those who don't. Yes, that's pretty general, but the long-running internet comic series has a ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Another coat of paint could have made the world of difference.

    Too Human

    Rated on September 16, 2008 by finalcross

    Another coat of paint could have made the world of difference.

    Do not buy Too Human. Let me get that out of the way as quickly as I can, because you deserve to know well in advance that this is not a good game. What on paper and in theory should be an incredible ...

    9 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    If you need a great time-waster, being The Last Guy is always a good thing.

    The Last Guy

    Rated on September 14, 2008 by finalcross

    If you need a great time-waster, being The Last Guy is always a good thing.

    You have to give Sony credit with their PlayStation Network games. From The PixelJunk Series to Echochrome and everything in between, we have had some very interesting titles available for us to play....

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Even if you're a fan of the series, there is no real reason to play this game unless you have nothing else to do.

    Lost: Via Domus

    Rated on September 04, 2008 by finalcross

    Even if you're a fan of the series, there is no real reason to play this game unless you have nothing else to do.

    It is usually extremely difficult for most movies or television programs to translate well onto a videogame. For one, it's almost always difficult to get the support of the full cast and crew of the m...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    If you have a short temper, I suggest staying away from this game.

    Bionic Commando Rearmed

    Rated on September 04, 2008 by finalcross

    If you have a short temper, I suggest staying away from this game.

    There comes a time when you really need to think about the game you're playing; you invest your time and money reading, watching then eventually playing a game. Sometimes you luck out and your decisio...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    You won't realize just how much you're enjoying this game, but Uncharted is great from Start to Finish.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

    Rated on August 17, 2008 by finalcross

    You won't realize just how much you're enjoying this game, but Uncharted is great from Start to Finish.

    When Uncharted: Drake's Fortune was first revealed, I did not care too much for it. It looked like a male led 'Tomb Raider' type game. It didn't help that the first trailer that I saw made the game lo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    If you own an Xbox and have normal body functions, you need to experience Braid

    Braid

    Rated on August 11, 2008 by finalcross

    If you own an Xbox and have normal body functions, you need to experience Braid

    I tried to think of various ways to begin my critique of the Xbox Live Arcade game Braid. I thought about describing how it is so rare and refreshing to have a game that feels so simple but is so very...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    2008 has been a great year for Downloadable games, and PixelJunk Monsters is one of the reasons why.

    PixelJunk Monsters

    Rated on August 07, 2008 by finalcross

    2008 has been a great year for Downloadable games, and PixelJunk Monsters is one of the reasons why.

    Both Sony and Microsoft in the attempt to attract every possible gamer have done a great job in offering plenty of niche titles that you might not normally have played. For the most part, the biggest ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Even if you don't regularly play fighting games, you need to pick up Soulcalibur IV

    SoulCalibur IV

    Rated on July 31, 2008 by finalcross

    Even if you don't regularly play fighting games, you need to pick up Soulcalibur IV

    When it comes to fighting games, there seems to be three types of categories. The first is your over-the-top fighters like Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat which rely on special attacks with out-of-thi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    If it wasn't for the really horrible controls, this would be an incredible game.

    Assassin's Creed

    Rated on July 23, 2008 by finalcross

    If it wasn't for the really horrible controls, this would be an incredible game.

    What if historians could use our DNA to uncover the secrets of the past? Well that's the premise of one of 2007's most talked about games, Assassin's Creed. While the game was released a while ago, I ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Dobro Dosli!!!<br />
Welcome!!!

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Rated on July 10, 2008 by finalcross

    Dobro Dosli!!!<br /> Welcome!!!

    Videogames are the new form of story-telling. When done correctly, they can engage the viewer into a world that is usually better than their own. Even with all the controversy surrounding the series, ...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    I invested the time and the effort, but I still could not find its beauty.

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Rated on July 07, 2008 by finalcross

    I invested the time and the effort, but I still could not find its beauty.

    Has there ever been something that you wanted to like, but the more time you invested in it, the more you realized that you just did not enjoy it? Be it a book, a movie or even a person, chances are w...

    8 out of 23 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    The Classic is brought back and it's actually pretty enjoyable.

    Space Invaders Extreme

    Rated on June 26, 2008 by finalcross

    The Classic is brought back and it's actually pretty enjoyable.

    As a 'younger' or '16-bit Generation' gamer, I never originally played any of the old classic games in their original form. For me, the closest I ever got to playing Space Invaders was an electronic v...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Thank You!

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    Rated on June 25, 2008 by finalcross

    Thank You!

    When I bought a PlayStation back in 1999, the first title I purchased was Metal Gear Solid. It was the only reason why I decided for a PlayStation instead of buying a Nintendo64. I remember sitting do...

    8 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    A great soccer title, too bad it's a bit over-priced.

    UEFA EURO 2008: Austria-Switzerland

    Rated on June 05, 2008 by finalcross

    A great soccer title, too bad it's a bit over-priced.

    When it comes to EA Sports and their soccer (football) titles, I know them quite well. I have played every edition of the game that has been released in North America since FIFA 98: Road to the World ...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    This is by far the best PSN game on the market and front runner for Downloadable Game of the Year.

    echochrome

    Rated on May 16, 2008 by finalcross

    This is by far the best PSN game on the market and front runner for Downloadable Game of the Year.

    Back in early 2007 when Sony first showed off echochrome I knew at that moment they had something really special in their possession. I had this game as my most anticipated game of 2007 (even ahead of...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    For only 20 dollars, you can't go wrong. But if you're looking to really challenge yourself, then stick to a newspaper.

    Nintendo Crossword

    Rated on May 13, 2008 by finalcross

    For only 20 dollars, you can't go wrong. But if you're looking to really challenge yourself, then stick to a newspaper.

    Everyone at one point or another has spent time playing the Crosswords that are available in our local newspaper. The Sunday New York Times is world-famous for its Crossword Puzzle and in fact release...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This is the kind of game that makes you glad you bought a PSP

    Patapon

    Rated on April 10, 2008 by finalcross

    This is the kind of game that makes you glad you bought a PSP

    When I first read about Patapon, I thought 'what the heck is this Japanese Dog-$#!+' . It looked like the kind of game that would never see the light of day in North America. After more news and infor...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    It might not be a great game but it has enough moments that warrant a try and a promising future.

    Army of Two

    Rated on April 06, 2008 by finalcross

    It might not be a great game but it has enough moments that warrant a try and a promising future.

    Back in 2007 when I first saw this title, I thought that it looked like an interesting concept but a game that would only be really enjoyable if played with a friend. Now in 2008, I still feel that wa...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Let me introduce you to Proffessor Layton, the first must-own DS game of 2008.

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village

    Rated on February 17, 2008 by finalcross

    Let me introduce you to Proffessor Layton, the first must-own DS game of 2008.

    From Grade school we've all encountered brain-teasers. Often a teacher would give you these and reward the students with a treat for getting it right. Other times, you're doing just to keep your mind ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Top to bottom the Burnout Tradition continues with this incredibly fun and challenging game.

    Burnout Paradise

    Rated on February 07, 2008 by finalcross

    Top to bottom the Burnout Tradition continues with this incredibly fun and challenging game.

    I have a strong connection with racing games. When I bought a PS2 back in 2001, I bought the Gran Turismo 3 Bundle. When I bought an Xbox, it came with Sega GT 2002. My first PSP game was Wipeout Pure...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Even if you haven't watched the show, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is still a fun, if short, distraction

    Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law

    Rated on January 12, 2008 by finalcross

    Even if you haven't watched the show, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is still a fun, if short, distraction

    I won't deny that I knew little to nothing about Harvey Birdman or Adult Swims before I decided to pick up Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law. Living in Canada, we don't get the Cartoon Network, so the s...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    There is definitely something Modern about this gem.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Rated on December 23, 2007 by finalcross

    There is definitely something Modern about this gem.

    World War II games have been over-played for a very long time and the guys at Infinity Ward noticed this. Instead of making yet another WWII game in the series, they decided to flex some muscle and sh...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    While not revolutionary, it's still a great pick-up

    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

    Rated on November 12, 2007 by finalcross

    While not revolutionary, it's still a great pick-up

    I'm not a big musician, in grade school I played the violin and other than that I stayed away from most instruments. The problem was that for a left-handed person like myself, trying to learn an instr...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The future looks bright if Sony can continue to produce more games like this.

    Heavenly Sword

    Rated on October 28, 2007 by finalcross

    The future looks bright if Sony can continue to produce more games like this.

    More than likely if you know someone who owns a PlayStation 3, chances are they are using their system for things other than playing PS3 titles. In fact, I tend to leave mine running Folding@Home rath...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    While better than some EA Sport's Titles (NBA), FIFA is still not there in the Next-Gen Era

    FIFA Soccer 08

    Rated on October 14, 2007 by finalcross

    While better than some EA Sport's Titles (NBA), FIFA is still not there in the Next-Gen Era

    Every year when October comes around, I get really anxious to play the latest Version of FIFA. Since FIFA 2001, I have been enjoying the series on the PS2 (with the occasional double purchase on Xbox ...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    It Really doesn't matter what I think; you bought and loved it, I bought and only liked it.

    Halo 3

    Rated on October 09, 2007 by finalcross

    It Really doesn't matter what I think; you bought and loved it, I bought and only liked it.

    I was a Sony Fanboy back in the day, I remember sneaking in my PlayStation because I my mother was very strict on videogames at home. I spent a lot and traded in a lot to get the PS2 and like most suc...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    There are very few games that really make you think long after you've played them and BioShock is one of those games.

    BioShock

    Rated on September 26, 2007 by finalcross

    There are very few games that really make you think long after you've played them and BioShock is one of those games.

    To some there are a only a few games that you truly remember long after you've played and completed the game. For me, three games in my history of gaming that really made me think and/or had me so eng...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    If you're looking for a challenge but don't feel like spending a lot, then Picross DS is the only way to go.

    Susja ro Chatneun Geurim Puzzle: Picross DS

    Rated on August 09, 2007 by finalcross

    If you're looking for a challenge but don't feel like spending a lot, then Picross DS is the only way to go.

    Although in the world of Videogames, the trend of logic based games really kicked off with Brain Age, 'Brain Teaser' games have been around for a long time. From your basic crossword and word-search t...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.9
    If you've ever wanted to learn more about the sport, Rugby 08 is the best place to start.

    Rugby 08

    Rated on July 25, 2007 by finalcross

    If you've ever wanted to learn more about the sport, Rugby 08 is the best place to start.

    Outside of the Rugby World Cup and the odd broadcast on Fox Sports World Canada, I never followed Rugby Union or Rugby League action (there are differences: mostly number of players on the pitch and o...

    3 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    this is the way Game Adaptations of Movies should be made

    The Warriors

    Rated on June 11, 2007 by finalcross

    this is the way Game Adaptations of Movies should be made

    Being a fan of the film, I was anxious to play this game because on paper it looked like one of the few movies you could translate into a game and have it work. What makes this game so good is the fac...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    If you haven't played this game and you own a PS2, you owe it to yourself to play this great game

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    Rated on May 22, 2007 by finalcross

    If you haven't played this game and you own a PS2, you owe it to yourself to play this great game

    I know that God of War has been out for more than 2 years and the sequel is still a big seller, but I didn't jump on the hype-wagon until recently and I regret that I waited this long. From start to f...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7
    While the Treble mode is a good first start, some might feel that it wasn't enough to warrant a purchase.

    UEFA Champions League 2006-2007

    Rated on April 03, 2007 by finalcross

    While the Treble mode is a good first start, some might feel that it wasn't enough to warrant a purchase.

    Let me get out the biggest problem I have with UEFA Champions League 2006-07 is that while it has the UEFA license, it doesn't use it to its full capacity. You'll notice from the beginning if you deci...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.