User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.76/10

Total of 132 user ratings spread across 132 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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  7. 4
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  • User Rating:9
    This game is excellent.  Koei ports one of its best historical strategy games to PS2.

    Nobunaga no Yabou: Kakushin

    This game is excellent. Koei ports one of its best historical strategy games to PS2.

    As a long time Koei fan, especially their grand strategy titles like Aerobiz and Romance of the Three Kingdoms, I also picked up the two PS2 Nobunaga's Ambition titles: this, and "Rise to Power." Looking at Koei's num... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle

  • User Rating:8
    I consider this JRPG to be tri-Ace's opus.  It's flashy, fun, and easy to get into.

    Resonance of Fate

    I consider this JRPG to be tri-Ace's opus. It's flashy, fun, and easy to get into.

    I'm sortof a fan of tri-Ace, since the strong points of their Star Ocean games are what I look for in Japanese RPGs. None of those games are really perfect. Though they are quite lengthy and mechanically complex, they ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Series fans, RPG enthusiasts and anime fans will be right at home here.

    Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

    Series fans, RPG enthusiasts and anime fans will be right at home here.

    Star Ocean is a series of meaty JRPGs, and this is the 3rd installment I've played (I consider myself a series fan, having played both SO2 on PS1 and SO3 on PS2). Star Ocean: The Last Hope (SO4) carries forward everythi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Skyrim is a great fantasy world to explore, but technical problems and questionable design shoulder it from perfection.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Skyrim is a great fantasy world to explore, but technical problems and questionable design shoulder it from perfection.

    Skyrim is Bethesda's latest first-person singleplayer RPG, and their Elder Scrolls games (as well as the Fallout 3 offshoot) are their flagship series in my opinion. As a fantasy gamer, I can really get behind their exc... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Worms 2 is a big improvement over the other PSN/XBLA Worms game, and the best console version since World Party.

    Worms 2: Armageddon

    Worms 2 is a big improvement over the other PSN/XBLA Worms game, and the best console version since World Party.

    Worms has been around forever, it's something of a cult classic. It's definitely the most popular of the turn-based trajectory shooting games. W2:A is a valid entry in the series. It contains everything that other ent... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The best handled strategy game to date.  Different from its predecessors, and better.

    Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

    The best handled strategy game to date. Different from its predecessors, and better.

    Advance Wars is the venerable turn-based strategy game series that Americans have luckily been given the portable iterations of. With extremely tight, addictive gameplay, multiplayer support and customizability, each ga... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Chocobo Tales is certainly charming and loaded with nostalgia, but it ultimately fails to be a compelling game.

    Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon

    Chocobo Tales is certainly charming and loaded with nostalgia, but it ultimately fails to be a compelling game.

    As a Final Fantasy fan, I simply couldn't resist giving Final Fantasy Fables a try. I knew going in that it would be a simple and lighthearted adventure game loaded with minigames and Final Fantasy references... and i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    What GreedCorp might lack in variety is redeemed by its interesting concept, low price and surprising tactics.

    Greed Corp

    What GreedCorp might lack in variety is redeemed by its interesting concept, low price and surprising tactics.

    I bought GreedCorp on a whim out of boredom, waiting patiently for the first true A-List strategy game to appear on next-gen consoles. Though GreedCorp does not pretend to be that game, it is a solid offering more or le... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII is my favorite in the series, and one of my favorite PS2 games.

    Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII

    Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII is my favorite in the series, and one of my favorite PS2 games.

    A Quick Review... I've been a big fan of the Three Kingdoms story since I played Dynasty Warriors 3 on Xbox. I like strategy games too, so I fell in love with the Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Rot3K) games in colleg... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Bladestorm is an overlooked strategy/action RPG hybrid that delivers loads of medieval mayhem.

    Bladestorm: Hyakunen Sensou

    Bladestorm is an overlooked strategy/action RPG hybrid that delivers loads of medieval mayhem.

    Bladestorm brings some unique concepts to the real-time strategy table on consoles. Being developed by w-Force and released by Koei, it's easy to tell what to expect in terms of style and no-nonsense gameplay. I won't ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A solid strategy title, but it's lack of variety hurts its longevity.

    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

    A solid strategy title, but it's lack of variety hurts its longevity.

    A quick review... I couldn't resist the chance to snap up a next-gen turn-based strategy game. Before this point, my exposure to the Civ franchise has been brief, so I approached the game fresh. The game is good fun... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    Valkyria Chronicles

  • User Rating:8.5
    This game slips under the radar and delivers a fun strategy game with lots of personality.

    Senjou no Valkyria

    This game slips under the radar and delivers a fun strategy game with lots of personality.

    A quick review, since I haven't done one in a while... Valkyria Chonicles is a new turn-based strategy game by Sega, and it offers a blend of atmosphere and gameplay that hasn't quite exactly been done on home console... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5

    Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire

  • User Rating:8

    echochrome

  • User Rating:7
    For some, this is the definitive version of a classic RPG.  Veterans and purists might not need apply, however.

    Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition

    For some, this is the definitive version of a classic RPG. Veterans and purists might not need apply, however.

    The original Final Fantasy is one of my all-time favorite video games. It's one of those classic games that you don't mind revisiting over and over again, even though you've already mastered it, simply because its just ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A long forgotten RPG, the hack-and-slash gem that no one's ever played.

    Amulets & Armor

    A long forgotten RPG, the hack-and-slash gem that no one's ever played.

    Ahh... Amulets and Armor. I remember when the demo for this game came on a PC Gamer magazine pack-in disc. From what I could piece together, this game suffered the fate of many... delays made development run too long... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    This game is probably the best $20 I've spent in a while.

    Patapon

    This game is probably the best $20 I've spent in a while.

    Patapon is an exciting game, easily one of the best for PSP so far, and probably the best game of this early 2008 season. I really don't know how to describe it any other way... mostly because I'm hopelessly addicted to... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Age of Empires is a solid turn-based strategy game, so much so that sometimes it's not entirely noteworthy.

    Age of Empires: The Age of Kings

    Age of Empires is a solid turn-based strategy game, so much so that sometimes it's not entirely noteworthy.

    Here's a quick review... I've been holding out buying this game, but I've been on a strategy kick lately, after just recently beating the latest Advance Wars and playing some medieval strategy boardgames with friends.... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Shivering Isles is just what you'd expect an Oblivion expansion pack to be.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles

    Shivering Isles is just what you'd expect an Oblivion expansion pack to be.

    Shivering Isles is an expansion to the role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I've played every version one way or another, but I only actually own the PS3 version, so that's the one I plunked down the $30 fo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Despite being fatally flawed, Oblivion still somehow manages to be an excellent RPG.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Despite being fatally flawed, Oblivion still somehow manages to be an excellent RPG.

    The Elder Scrolls games have always been right up my alley. My love for games of this type started back when I got the demo of an obscure abandonware title called Amulets and Armor. The first-person exploration, huge d... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

  • User Rating:7.5
    You are the GHOST SQUAD.  Don't leave any fruit boxes behind.

    Ghost Squad

    You are the GHOST SQUAD. Don't leave any fruit boxes behind.

    Ghost Squad for Wii is a remake of the light-gun arcade game of the same name. In the arcade version, you equip yourself with a massive light-gun battle rifle, and after choosing a costume and weapon, battle through thr... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    This portable RPG is far from perfect, but it gets the basics right and is a lot of fun.

    Dungeons & Dragons Tactics

    This portable RPG is far from perfect, but it gets the basics right and is a lot of fun.

    A quick review... D&D Tactics is a TRPG for PSP based on the 3.5 Dungeons and Dragons rule set. Those familiar with the 3rd edition rules (through actual pen and paper play to Neverwinter Nights, for example) sho... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4

    Time Crisis II

  • User Rating:7.4
    A fantastic arcade game plus a few small extras.  Mix in a couple GunCon2's and it's a must-own for arcade fans.

    Time Crisis 2 (PlayStation2 the Best)

    A fantastic arcade game plus a few small extras. Mix in a couple GunCon2's and it's a must-own for arcade fans.

    Though I've spent my fair share with this one in the arcade, I've only recently picked it up for PS2. With all this talk of new light gun games for Wii and PS3, I could wait no longer... I grabbed the disc and dusted of... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.2
    A  dating game on American shelves?!  Amazing.  Sprung is cool, but I wouldn't spend more than $10 on it.

    Sprung

    A dating game on American shelves?! Amazing. Sprung is cool, but I wouldn't spend more than $10 on it.

    I laughed when I saw this game... I'll admit, I've played games of this type before, partly because they're so hilarious. Sprung is hilarious too, but even when held to the pathetic standards of the dating sim genre thi... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Dragon Quest VIII is a wonderful classic RPG that reaps all the benefits of modern gaming.

    Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi

    Dragon Quest VIII is a wonderful classic RPG that reaps all the benefits of modern gaming.

    Dragon Quest (aka Dragon Warrior) games have always been hit or miss for me. They've always been a mix of classic D&D style adventuring that I love, challenging and exciting without being impossible, but severely la... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

  • User Rating:4.7
    Wii Play severly lacks depth, but is bargain priced if you are in need of another Wiimote.

    Hajimete no Wii (w/Remote)

    Wii Play severly lacks depth, but is bargain priced if you are in need of another Wiimote.

    Wii Play is another collection of minigames in the same style as Wii Sports, the Wii pack-in sports collection. Comparing it to the other title is easy, as they are fundamentally very similar: gather around some friends... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Just when one could tolerate the barrage of spinoffs no longer, NSMB comes to remind us why we like Mario so much.

    New Super Mario Bros.

    Just when one could tolerate the barrage of spinoffs no longer, NSMB comes to remind us why we like Mario so much.

    New Super Mario Bros. is a throwback to the days when Mario games were actually good. In recent years Mario has all but hung up his overalls and wasted away playing soccer and party games. Finally, Nintendo throws us a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    Yu-Gi-Oh! WC2007 is probably the best card game software to date, at least for a portable system.

    Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007

    Yu-Gi-Oh! WC2007 is probably the best card game software to date, at least for a portable system.

    I've always been a fan of trading card games. I played a lot of Magic back in the day, and loved the old PC simulator that Microprose made... even if it is antiquated today. I just recently stumbled upon this anime-styl... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1

    Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

  • User Rating:8.1
    Xenosaga is a good RPG that stands apart from the crowd... a whorthwile pick for RPG fans.

    Xenosaga Episode I Reloaded: Chikara e no Ishi

    Xenosaga is a good RPG that stands apart from the crowd... a whorthwile pick for RPG fans.

    Xenosaga takes some unique approaches to the gameplay and storytelling, and its these liberties that make it a truly unique experience. In my opinion, this is one of the better RPGs on the PS2, and it all works together... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    Space Harrier II

  • User Rating:9.2

    Area 88

  • User Rating:6.5
    Bomberman will always be good... but this game is maybe-too-worn territory to a fan of the series.

    Bomberman '93

    Bomberman will always be good... but this game is maybe-too-worn territory to a fan of the series.

    Bomberman will always be king. Ever since I rented Super Bomberman for my SNES back as a kid... I've been hooked on the addictive multiplayer and played many versions of the game. I had some spare Wii points burning ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Another great Legend of Zelda game.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Another great Legend of Zelda game.

    Let's get right to it, shall we? How does Twilight Princess stack up? Is it a worthy Legend of Zelda sequel? The short answer is yes. There are a lot of things this game did right. The classic 3D Zelda formula shi... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2

    Super Swing Golf