User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.91/10

Total of 131 user ratings spread across 131 releases

  1. 10
    (2)
  2. 9
    (41)
  3. 8
    (42)
  4. 7
    (17)
  5. 6
    (13)
  6. 5
    (7)
  7. 4
    (7)
  8. 3
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  9. 2
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  • Rating:7

    Luigi's Mansion

  • Rating:7
    Luigi's Mansion has some fantastic ideas, but they aren't implemented in a very compelling fashion here.

    Luigi's Mansion

    Luigi's Mansion has some fantastic ideas, but they aren't implemented in a very compelling fashion here.

    Luigi's Mansion is... a launch title in every negative aspect. It's certainly no Halo or Super Mario 64, it just gets a resounding "Meh" from me. In this game, Luigi discovers he's won a mansion in a contest he didn'... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    DJ Hero is a nice, fresh take that the music game genre sorely needed.

    DJ Hero

    DJ Hero is a nice, fresh take that the music game genre sorely needed.

    DJ Hero is an interesting little beast. With the regular edition selling at around $120, and the Renegade Edition selling at around $200, you'd be surprised to find that if you enjoy any of the music inside (anything... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3
    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman 64! No, but close...

    Spider-Man 3

    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman 64! No, but close...

    Spider-Man 2 will be marked as the first game that generally showed us what being Spider-Man is all about and what an experience it can be. Combat may not have been up to snuff, but it was the first Spider-Man game to ha... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3

    Spider-Man 3

  • Rating:8
    Force Unleashed succeeds on most of what it wanted to achieve, but assorted bugs kill the experience at the wrong moment

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    Force Unleashed succeeds on most of what it wanted to achieve, but assorted bugs kill the experience at the wrong moment

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a game I've been watching since the tech demo videos first hit the web. Having seen those, I could only imagine the kind of things we were going to be in store for. The two technologies ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Uncharted is graphics showcase on the PS3, and the action itself is stellar enough to warrant a recommendation.

    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

    Uncharted is graphics showcase on the PS3, and the action itself is stellar enough to warrant a recommendation.

    Uncharted is an interesting game. Many times it feels like you're playing a new version of Tomb Raider or the latest Indy movie. Let's face it, the plot isn't exactly new. However, while playing there is so much eye cand... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    For a game only sold at one store, Chibi-Robo is one of the most compelling and memorable games on the DS.

    Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol

    For a game only sold at one store, Chibi-Robo is one of the most compelling and memorable games on the DS.

    Chibi-Robo Park patrol is a game that I had very low expectations for. I hadn't heard too much about the Gamecube game, and the fact that it was a Wal-Mart exclusive made me wonder if it was a bad egg from the house of M... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Chibi-Robo!

  • Rating:9.5
    Portal is the rare game that can meet expectations met by it's fan fare and buzz.

    Portal

    Portal is the rare game that can meet expectations met by it's fan fare and buzz.

    Eventually it was bound to happen. With what seems like every person making a web-comic regarding how "The cake is a lie!" or how they're Still Alive, it was inevitable that I would grab a copy of the Orange Box solely f... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    God of War

  • Rating:9.5
    God of War is the sort of visceral blood bath of a game that is fun to play and easy to play for hours on end.

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    God of War is the sort of visceral blood bath of a game that is fun to play and easy to play for hours on end.

    I had some pre-conceived notions about God of War before hand. I couldn't quite understand from looking at the manual how this would be any different from playing through Gauntlet Legends on your own. I'm glad to say I w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    On the GBA, Lego Star Wars II is an enticing action adventure game with plenty of unlockables.

    LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

    On the GBA, Lego Star Wars II is an enticing action adventure game with plenty of unlockables.

    LEGO Star Wars II for the GBA is a fun action game for the now defunct handheld, and, amazingly, is of a better quality than it's DS counterpart. Just like with the first LEGO Star Wars game, your goal is to play thr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

  • Rating:8
    It's simple, to the point, and best of all, captures the essence of the classic Turtles arcade games.

    TMNT

    It's simple, to the point, and best of all, captures the essence of the classic Turtles arcade games.

    TMNT is a movie I haven't managed to see yet. But, I feel like I still haven't seen it thanks to the very spoiler free game, TMNT on the GBA. One important thing to note is that this is not a sweeping drama of Hideo ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    A high difficulty mars what is otherwise a fantastic turn-based strategy title.

    Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

    A high difficulty mars what is otherwise a fantastic turn-based strategy title.

    Days of Ruin is my first Advance Wars game. I know, I'm late to another party. Anyway, In Days of Ruin I had plenty of fun for a bit, with the point and click style of gameplay being refreshing to see, having played game... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Link to the Past is the definitive 2D Zelda experience with a solid conversion to GBA that retains most of the SNES ed.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce & Yotsu no Tsurugi

    Link to the Past is the definitive 2D Zelda experience with a solid conversion to GBA that retains most of the SNES ed.

    Going into Link to the Past, I had a lot of expectations, largely from what others had told me about it. Gladly, I was not disappointed. The GBA edition of A Link to the Past with very few differences, and those chan... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force

  • Rating:6
    Elite Force on the PS2  proves that sometimes games are better left unported.

    Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force

    Elite Force on the PS2 proves that sometimes games are better left unported.

    Star Trek Voyager Elite Force is a fun game in it's own right. Let's get that out of the way. It does a nice job of rcreating the atmosphere from the TV series, and does an outstanding job of creating an entertaining sho... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Kingdom Hearts

  • Rating:9
    Kingdom Hearts is a crown achievement in story-telling from two polar opposites.

    Kingdom Hearts

    Kingdom Hearts is a crown achievement in story-telling from two polar opposites.

    Kingdom Hearts is a game that seems impossible - take Disney movies, tie them all together as multiple worlds and add some Final Fantasy zest - and yet Kingdom Hearts is a crowning achievement for both Disney and Square.... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    Assassin's Creed

  • Rating:5.5
    Assassin's Creed on the DS plays more like Assassin's Creed: Trial Edition

    Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles

    Assassin's Creed on the DS plays more like Assassin's Creed: Trial Edition

    Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles is designed to be a prequel to the console iteration, but if you were to never play it, you wouldn't miss anything. The gameplay of Assassin's Creed has four parts: platforming, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Pokémon Ranger brings unique gameplay elements to the table, but still recycles some story elements.

    Pokemon Ranger

    Pokémon Ranger brings unique gameplay elements to the table, but still recycles some story elements.

    Pokémon Ranger is the most unique pokémon game so far. That being said, parts of it feel recycled from previous games. In Ranger, you have an interest in helping to preserve pokémon versus capturing and training them... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Pokemon Ranger

  • Rating:9
    It almost feels like a re-release, but the levels are more dastardly and clever than ever before.

    New Super Mario Bros.

    It almost feels like a re-release, but the levels are more dastardly and clever than ever before.

    New Super Mario Bros. might be the youngest of the 2D Mario platformers, but by no means is it a slacker. Presentation wise, it most reminds me of Super Mario Bros. 3, if it had 3D elements. However, in this game, Pea... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Professor Layton's first outing is a memorable adventure with a fair share of good puzzles and longevity.

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village

    Professor Layton's first outing is a memorable adventure with a fair share of good puzzles and longevity.

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village may very well be the first sleeper hit of 2008. How come? Even with the success of Brain Age and other such titles, a game with a storyline AND puzzles comes off to me as a big su... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village

  • Rating:8

    SingStar Pop

  • Rating:8
    SingStar Pop is good fun, but could use some beefing up.

    SingStar Norske Hits

    SingStar Pop is good fun, but could use some beefing up.

    Ah, Karaoke. A bringer of shame and humiliation as well as praise and good times. Bringing the experience from your local bar to your living room is very easy, what with any Singstar package including two microphones at ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6
    A flash-in-the pan experience marred with frustrating gameplay make Sonic Rivals 2 forgettable.

    Sonic Rivals 2

    A flash-in-the pan experience marred with frustrating gameplay make Sonic Rivals 2 forgettable.

    In playing Sonic Rivals 2, I found myself wondering why it seemed all of the characters were the same, save for the one signature move they all have. Was there something I was missing? Or was it really that another Sonic... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5
    Vegas on the PSP is a watered down edition of the console game with stiff controls and muffled sounds.

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

    Vegas on the PSP is a watered down edition of the console game with stiff controls and muffled sounds.

    Rainbow Six in itself is a great series. Rainbow Six Vegas on the PC, 360, or PS3 are all good choices. The PSP version however, is not that great of an option. On the PSP, your mission originally is to rescue two mem... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Renegade Squadron has a unique and believable story, but the PSP controls feel more rigid than previous outings.

    Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron (Bundle)

    Renegade Squadron has a unique and believable story, but the PSP controls feel more rigid than previous outings.

    My previous review on a Battlefront game mentioned a desire for a unique storyline. With Renegade Squadron, I get one that is mostly believable and that ties into the Star Wars universe. Mostly? The problems arise tow... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    Squeak Squad is a very cute platformer that is equally simplistic. But it makes up for it with inventive abilities.

    Byeol ui Kieby: Dauphin Ildang ui Seupgyeok

    Squeak Squad is a very cute platformer that is equally simplistic. But it makes up for it with inventive abilities.

    Kirby Squeak Squad is a very simplistic style platofrmer for the DS that looks as though it was originally intended for an earlier system. However, with the advent of the touch screen HAL has used it as a simple inventor... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Kirby: Squeak Squad

  • Rating:8
    The Complete Saga on DS looks wonderful and plays like it's console cousins, but doesn't take full command of the DS.

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

    The Complete Saga on DS looks wonderful and plays like it's console cousins, but doesn't take full command of the DS.

    Let's face it: no matter how much you mind trick someone, Lego Star Wars 2 on the DS was lackluster at best. So I had my reservations about The Complete Saga but I'm happy to report that the box isn't lying, this trul... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

  • Rating:9

    SoulCalibur II

  • Rating:9
    SC 2 on the Xbox feels like a truly wonderful fighter, albiet with short arcade modes and balance issues.

    SoulCalibur II

    SC 2 on the Xbox feels like a truly wonderful fighter, albiet with short arcade modes and balance issues.

    Soul Calibur 2 was a wonder of a game. Brought to all three consoles, each with a distinctive bonus character exclusive to a specific system. The xbox version is probably the best of the three for a few reasons, but sti... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Mario Party DS has an all around theme and clever minigames that match it. And this makes it the best edition so far.

    Mario Party DS

    Mario Party DS has an all around theme and clever minigames that match it. And this makes it the best edition so far.

    In Mario Party DS, you essentially have a shrunken down version of the console version, fewer boards, and substantially fewer mini-games. The best part is, the minigames, boards, and even the single player portions of th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful