User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 378 user ratings spread across 378 releases
Being the sequel to a game that created a popular new genre is a mixed blessing. While sales are near guaranteed to be high, just as high expectations are placed that the game deliver the goods and expand on the original... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Resident Evil 2: Dual Shock Edition
One of the PS2's most hotly anticipated sequels had much to live up to. God of War 2 easily meets and exceeds all that could have been reasonably expected from it. While a bit of a button-masher at times and you can expe... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
With a very different power-up system in tow, this Castlevania iteration proves that it can be just as exciting and challenging on handhelds as Symphony of the Night was on the PS. Circle of the Moon provides tons of thr... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
Final Fantasy III
Players of FF outside Japan were excited to hear an updated port of FF III was being brought to the DS. For the first time, outsiders could enjoy the true FF III (as opposed to what was labeled as such on the SNES), and ... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
The PS gets a shot in the arm with a tough, sexy heroine that proves 32 bits can still compete with 64. Expansive environments, a mental and physical workout, and a decent story keep the negatives at bay to provide a fun... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Final Fantasy IX
Though there's the typical tinkering to gaining powers and advancing characters, this FF game is sure to please.
The final installment of Final Fantasy on the PS had high expectations of it. Following two of the greatest RPGs ever put it in the unenviable spot of perhaps unrealistic demands from gamers. While the game isn't quite a... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Mixed-genre games are often a travesty, but here the Mario platform universe and RPG conventions are mixed brilliantly.
On the heels of Super Mario RPG, Paper Mario (a nod to pen-and-paper RPGs and Mario being 2D in the game) is simply an excellent game. A perfect blend of the Mario universe and everything you expect from an RPG is achiev... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
While mostly a derivitive game, borrowing elements of other recent successful games, Syphon Filter is still rock solid. An excellent mixture of stealth and fierce firefights, combined with lots of options, make it a thir... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
A very familiar feel, boosted by colorful characters and lots to do, make this a game that RPGs lovers shouldn't miss.
A part of the famous 'Tales...' series, Tales of the Abyss tries to be the equal to a Final Fantasy adventure. While the game has its share of great moments, and is a fine game in its own right, it doesn't quite reach th... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
After the success of "PaRappa the Rapper," a sequel was no surprise. This game takes the same gameplay elements, but applies them to guitar riffs instead of rapping. The result is a catchy, fun game with a very... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Um Jammer Lammy
When a new generation of console dawns, there's always a few titles that exist in that nether world of being released for the old system after the new system debuts, either due to delays or simply being designed as a lur... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
C-12: Final Resistance
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star II proves it's nowhere near the level of Final Fantasy greatness in a jumbled mess of a game.
Phantasy Star as an RPG series has lasted quite some time, harking back to the earliest consoles. After playing this game, the question has to be asked, "how did that happen?" Several design and gameplay elemen... Read Full Review2 of 23 users found the following review helpful
Having already released a compilation of their greatest arcade games for PS2, Sega has flipped the script and released this compilation of great titles from its Genesis home console. With around 30 different titles to ch... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
At 20 years old, Castlevania is among the oldest, and still most popular, gaming franchises. Portrait of Ruin, by altering the formula just tad to keep things fresh, but mostly by knowing not to screw around with what w... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Few games havehad as many iterations as the Castlevania series. Spanning over twenty years, the series has evolved greatly. Bearing in mind that many fans may not have an NES laying around, Nintendo has ported the origin... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
A good game that could've been really great gets bogged down by frustrations and finickyness the further you progress.
The legal genre has never been greatly explored in the videogame world, and with good reason; you'd think it would be dull. But Capcom persevered and brought one out anyway. With a good dose of humor, Phoenix Wright is n... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
That a package of 42 classic games can captivate today's ADHD crowd says a lot for how classic the games really are.
It may seem like an odd idea: "let's make a DS cartridge with over 40 somewhat bland, yet classic, low-action games and throw it out in the market for people who generally demand speed, high action, and lots of bell... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Destroy All Humans!
The flip side of sci-fi is comically presented as you take control of an alien out to take control of the human race.
With the 'save the earth from aliens' plot being a gaming mainstay since the days of Space Invaders, to flip-flop that plot and allow you you play an alien invading earth seems a natural. Destroy All Humans! lets you pla... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Whip-only is a thing of the past as Castlevania shatters its old image with fun new weapons, items, and spells.
A new Castlevania features the same castle-exploring goodness we've come to expect from the franchise. However, Konami's spiced things up with new weapons and heavier RPG elements to add a new degree of excellence to the... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
The latest FF doesn't just beat the high expectations set for it; it smashes right through them and doesn't look back.
After years of delays, Square-Enix finally let Final Fantasy XII see the light of day. By keeping some of what worked (though often in different packaging), and completely changing other vital mechanics, the design team ... Read Full Review10 of 12 users found the following review helpful
Final Fantasy XII
Rockstar presents 'GTA-lite,' creating a game with enough of an edge to satisfy fans, but fine for a younger crowd, too.
Banned by game stores around the world? Check. Name changed in Europe to satisfy the über-sensitive? Check. Jack Thompson up in a lather? Check. It can all only mean one thing: Rockstar has succeeded again in creati... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Final Fantasy VIII
Squaresoft does it again with another immersive, lengthy adventure filled with fun, secrets, and a compelling story.
Coming after Final Fantasy VII really showed what RPGs on the PS1 could be like, the next iteration only improves things. From a better, more understandable story, improved battle mechanics, to cinematics that would even... Read Full Review7 of 8 users found the following review helpful