Total of 88 user reviews spread across 88 releases
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 i...
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 mu...
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 S...
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. T...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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 swee...
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...
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 differe...
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...
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 bot...
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 ...
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 capturi...
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. Howeve...
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 o...
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...
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 reall...
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 ...
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? Th...
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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 ...
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 is...
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 ...
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 p...
Madden NFL 07
A great sports title for Wii, but too complicated for me, the casual football viewer.
Madden 07 brings the venerable sports title to the Wii with great success. All of the motion controls feel like they should have been thought up years ago as it makes gameplay easier. What I don't lik...
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Mario & Sonic's first outing together is neither as good or bad as it could be.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was a chance to make a killer game. Not about the Olympics, but about Mario & Sonic being together on the same screen for the first time. Sadly, a sports title is no...
Star Fox Command
Star Fox Command boasts one of the best control schemes for the DS... but the story is very short.
Star Fox Command was ultimately an impulse buy for me, as kind of an out of the blue interest while browsing store shelves. Lucky for me that it would happen to be a good buy. Star Fox Command makes s...
Super Mario 64 DS
Super Mario 64 DS is a remarkably polished hand held version of the original, albiet with a few blemishes.
Super Mario 64 will always be remembered as the first truly great 3D platformer. That game hasn't diminished in quality and this pocket version of the game shows it still has legs. Gladly, Nintend...
Super Paper Mario
With irresistible charm, wonderful script, and puzzling gameplay, Super Paper Mario is an enjoyable collage.
Super Paper Mario's name alone gives you a great definition of what this game is. First off, "Super" is typically the first word in all of Mario's platforming adventures. It may come as no surprise to...
Super Mario Galaxy
It really doesn't matter who you are, Super Mario Galaxy is one of the must-play games of 2007.
There's hardly anyone out there that will argue that the Mario platformer series is the series responsible for giving birth to the industry as we know it today, as well as the careers of many a design...
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
The Metroid Prime trilogy closes with a bang in nearly every way.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is worth every penny and should be added to any Wii library. Thought I'd get the obvious out of the way first. Metroid is also sports the best first-person controls of a...
Albiet on the short side, Metroid Fusion is a solid game that will please any veteran or rookie of Metroid.
This is easily one of the best GBA games out there, bar none. With an engaging story, interesting dialogue and being a good challenge to boot, it is also a great successor of 2D Metroid games from Sup...
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
A welcome surprise, and perfectly suited for all.
When you're looking to buy a new game, chances are you won't think of the "logic" games. That is, the games that actually try to stretch your mind as you play. But at the bargain bin price o...
Geist is an FPS with a new twist, a twist that adds plenty to gameplay while sacrificing technical "wow".
Geist is one of the rare games out there that tries to break out of the mold of standard FPS games by introducing a new gameplay mechanic. In this case, that mechanic is possession, the ability to bec...
The Sims 2: Pets
There's something about this game that feels rushed... namely the whole package.
The Sims, wether you enjoy it or not, is marked in the history of video gaming as the ebst selling PC game of all time. A few times, EA has tried to give the consoles and portables a Sims experience a...
Mario Strikers Charged Football
Mario Strikers Charged is all that and a flaming orb of metal.
Mario Strikers Charged is a sequel to the surprise hit of 2005, Super Mario Strikers. Charged adds a number of things, arenas, captains, the ability to have different sidekicks, megastrikes, and envir...
Excite Truck is a blend of bad music, speed and trucks that comes off as a missed opportunity.
Excite Truck is, spiritually, the successor to the ever-popular ExciteBike of yesteryear. At it's core, it's not a real-life simulator, but an off-road racer more akin to the styles of Mario Kart and ...
Mario Kart DS (DS Bundle)
Mario Kart DS is a wonderful showcase for the handheld's power and Wi-Fi capabilities.
I've loved Mario Kart since the 64 iteration but this DS game tops my experiences with it. The whole idea is that you portray one of the characters from the Mario universe and race around in your choi...