User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.75/10

Total of 21 user reviews spread across 21 releases

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  • User Rating:8
    A poorly told story snakes through a truly breathtaking game world.

    Red Dead Redemption

    A poorly told story snakes through a truly breathtaking game world.

    For me, talking about a game like Red Dead Redemption is difficult. Open-world games, by their very nature, are open ended and purely emergent in their design which ultimately leads to a million different things that ha... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Silent Hill: Homecoming succeeds in some places and fails in others, but it's a great start to a new direction.

    Silent Hill: Homecoming

    Silent Hill: Homecoming succeeds in some places and fails in others, but it's a great start to a new direction.

    Out of the handful of horror titles that made the PlayStation such a fun system to own back in the nineties, Silent Hill was arguably the best out of the bunch. The original's genuinely chilling atmosphere and top-notch... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    In the end, F.E.A.R.2 accomplishes what so few games in the first-person shooter genre are capable of.

    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

    In the end, F.E.A.R.2 accomplishes what so few games in the first-person shooter genre are capable of.

    If Monolith has anything to say about the horror genre, it's that creepy little girls in red dresses playing with the thoughts in your head are the ultimate adversity. When it was released in 2005 to both critical and c... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Flower transcends the normal bounds of video games to become the poster child for the movement insisting games are art.

    flower

    Flower transcends the normal bounds of video games to become the poster child for the movement insisting games are art.

    If there's one thing that can be said of Flower, it's that it supports the long standing argument that video games are an art form. More of an "interactive dream" than a true video game, Flower capitalizes on this argum... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    More than anything, Infinite Undiscovery proves that Tri-Ace has a little trouble writing a story.

    Infinite Undiscovery

    More than anything, Infinite Undiscovery proves that Tri-Ace has a little trouble writing a story.

    More than anything, Infinite Undiscovery proves that Tri-Ace - the Japanese studio behind Star Ocean and Radiata Stories - has a little trouble writing a story. All of the basic pieces are here. There's a world under s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Quest for Booty is a solid addition to series' storyline, giving players more of the same solid gameplay.

    Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty

    Quest for Booty is a solid addition to series' storyline, giving players more of the same solid gameplay.

    The story pretty much continues straight from the end of Tool of Destruction and the game doesn't waste any time throwing you into the thick of it. From about thirty seconds onward, you're battling Captain Rusty Pete an... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Paradise is an interesting, albeit questionably executed concept that needs a little tuning before the next race.

    Burnout Paradise

    Paradise is an interesting, albeit questionably executed concept that needs a little tuning before the next race.

    Title: Burnout Paradise Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: EA Criterion Genre: Racing Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Rating Everyone 10+ Score: 7/10 Graphics: 8/10 Audio: 8/10 Gameplay: 6/10 Technical... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Cysis has a remarkable presentation, but everything else has been done a million times before.

    Crysis

    Cysis has a remarkable presentation, but everything else has been done a million times before.

    The Good: Pays homage to nearly every science fiction and military blockbuster ever made - The Terminator and Apocalypse Now are huge examples; Multiple paths to objectives; Technically impressive visual design The B... Read Full Review

    5 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Nifty controls aside, Phantom Hourglass travels a fun and well-worn path, never really taking any detours.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei

    Nifty controls aside, Phantom Hourglass travels a fun and well-worn path, never really taking any detours.

    The Good New controls make the game feel fresher than it really is; the Penguin people are totally cool; There's no end of the universe plot for once; Ganon's on the sidelines. The Bad Middling presentation has ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Lost Planet's tight controls and interesting mix of on-foot and in-mech action make it a great game.

    Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

    Lost Planet's tight controls and interesting mix of on-foot and in-mech action make it a great game.

    The Good One of the best things about Lost Planet has to be the fact that all of it feels so tight. I don't mean tight as in, "Dude, this is tight!", but I mean in like the game feels like it's almost perfe... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Eternal Sonata combines music with colorful characters, but dull mechanics hold it back.

    Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume

    Eternal Sonata combines music with colorful characters, but dull mechanics hold it back.

    The Good The two most compelling aspects of Eternal Sonata are its art style and its source material. The game draws its plot from one of the more commonly known facts about famed Polish pianist Frederic Chopin - tha... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Even with subtle audio and visual improvements, Eye of the North suffers from a short story and unbalanced mechanics.

    Guild Wars: Eye of the North

    Even with subtle audio and visual improvements, Eye of the North suffers from a short story and unbalanced mechanics.

    Good Subtle visual improvements make the game world stand out better; audio presentation has been greatly improved; cinematic presentation in cut scenes feels much more involved instead of scripted; new armor sets are... Read Full Review

    12 of 23 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Memorable characters, great presentation, and family friendly plot all make Blue Dragon a must own for RPG-centric fans.

    Blue Dragon

    Memorable characters, great presentation, and family friendly plot all make Blue Dragon a must own for RPG-centric fans.

    Good Characters are endearing right from the start of the game; games storyline is involving without being too complicated; visuals and presentation are top-notch; Uematsu’s score is superbly composed; battle system o... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Overlord is simply a game that gets a lot of things right – and doesn’t really get anything wrong.

    Overlord

    Overlord is simply a game that gets a lot of things right – and doesn’t really get anything wrong.

    Simplicity is a hard thing to come by in the gaming industry these days. Everything you see from first-person shooters to real-time strategy games to adventure games are chock full of complex mechanics and weaving storyl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.4
    Final Fantasy III is a competent if hardly remarkable remake of an oft-forgotten Japanese role-playing game that could h

    Final Fantasy III

    Final Fantasy III is a competent if hardly remarkable remake of an oft-forgotten Japanese role-playing game that could h

    Good Presentation is colorful and detailed; Job classes provide plenty of customization and unique options. Bad Top screen is barely used to any worthwhile effect; sound effects are lackluster (and lacking); music i... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    1701 A.D. is perhaps the perfect example of a game done truly right.

    1701 A.D.

    1701 A.D. is perhaps the perfect example of a game done truly right.

    Good Gameplay is simple without seeming shallow or contrived; gorgeous presentation is scalable enough for old systems, while still allowing those with high-end systems to see a fair amount of eye candy; the game is app... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.6
    Anniversary suffers and only manages to accomplish the weak task of giving a fresh coat of paint to a decade old game.

    Tomb Raider: Anniversary

    Anniversary suffers and only manages to accomplish the weak task of giving a fresh coat of paint to a decade old game.

    Good Many of the locations are genuinely interesting and well designed; “ring” menu is back. Bad Puzzles lack any challenge; plot is barely there; game inexplicably gives Lara a grappler hook; controls are a little ... Read Full Review

    3 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.7
    Myst V feels like it lets the entire series down.  It's neither challenging, nor engaging and ends with a flop.

    Myst V: End of Ages

    Myst V feels like it lets the entire series down. It's neither challenging, nor engaging and ends with a flop.

    It's not even been a year yet since Myst IV Revelation hit the store shelves and already, Cyan Worlds and their publisher Ubisoft have released the final installment of the Myst saga. This episode was supposed to let the... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    While not the deepest racer out there, FlatOut 2 is easy to recommend to those who are looking for something fun.

    FlatOut 2

    While not the deepest racer out there, FlatOut 2 is easy to recommend to those who are looking for something fun.

    Upon first starting up FlatOut 2, you'll quickly learn that this game is all about the fun. The mechanics aren't deep and sophisticated, you're not required to master the art of drifting or the inside corner, and your m... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Twilight Princess tries too hard to be something it isn't and stumbles along the way.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Twilight Princess tries too hard to be something it isn't and stumbles along the way.

    Few series in the gaming world evoke such fanfare and attention as Nintendo's "The Legend of Zelda." Calling Nintendo's flagship console its birthplace, the series has firmly rooted itself in the mythos of the... Read Full Review

    17 of 51 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.9
    Expansive, but stumbles with creativity and innovation.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Expansive, but stumbles with creativity and innovation.

    The world of RPGs is heavily bloated and it seems like in recent years, every other RPG is based in one way or another off of the Dungeons & Dragons ruleset. Oblivion tries to break this mold by claiming that it's a... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful