Total of 21 user reviews spread across 21 releases
Burnout is back, and much, much different.
As was the case with a lot of other people, I was pretty disappointed/concerned about the state of the Burnout franchise when I started messing with the demo. That said, I've spent a lot of the past 2...
Colin McRae: DiRT
Unnecessary capitalization issues aside, DiRT is an absolute blast.
It's hard to know what to expect out of a "next-gen" driving title; ultimately, the point of every driving game ever made, from Night Rider / Pole Position on down, is to get from point A to...
Major League Baseball 2K6
Not quite soul-crushing, but a very disappointing game and a disheartening direction for a promising franchise.
My 360 library is not comprehensive, but it is top-quality - until yesterday, I'd yet to have a sub-par experience with it. Sure, some (if not most) of the 360 library isn't really "next-gen" beyond ...
Tomb Raider: Legend
Sure to please Tomb Raider fans; will please Prince of Persia fans as well; a good time for anyone, really.
I never played the original Tomb Raider games, though I probably would have if I'd owned a PS1 or whatever other systems it was on. I was interested in the new one not because of Lara Croft's boobie...
Not perfect, but pretty damn close
Burnout 2 seemed to go largely unnoticed when it was first released; it was my first entry in the series, and I was amazed at how helplesslly addicted I was. Burnout 3 was a much bigger deal when it ...
The poor man's Burnout - more than just a tech demo, but not quite brilliant enough
There are quite a few moments when FlatOut is an absolute blast, and they generally involve mid-air collisions - be it with another car, a wall of tires, or the carnage left over from another wreck a ...
Destroy All Humans!
It could've been brilliant; instead, it's pretty good.
[There are a number of comparisons to Mercenaries in this review; bear with me. Mercenaries was made by Pandemic, as was DAH; Mercenaries is a GTA-ish sandbox game, which DAH is as well; they appear ...
Sid Meier's Pirates!
The whole is much more than the sum of its parts.
In a way, one could look at Pirates! as simply a collection of mini-games; there's a ship battle mini-game, a swordfighting mini-game (not to be confused with Soul Calibur), a DDR mini-game (set to 17...
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
The definitive GTA experience.
[Note: This review is based on only 3:30 of playtime; clearly not enough to review the game on its story, but certainly enough to describe the gameplay, graphics, controls and general impressions.] ...
More than a platformer/adventure/RPG hybrid - it's a Tim Schafer experience, and it will blow your mind.
Psychonauts is the incredibly long-awaited, long-in-development game from Tim Schafer. I read somewhere that it's somewhat inappropriate to credit a game to just one person, but if you're familiar wi...
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
There's a lot more to this game than the pretty face.
(This review is copied from my journal, hence the relative informality.) "Saving The World, One Crappy Cut-Scene At A Time" Finished Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory last night. Final mission complet...
My Xbox could do this?
If there's one thing I've learned to accept about myself over the past week or so, it's that I'm a graphics wh0re. I'd like to think that I have nobler intentions when it comes to this incredibly expe...
Jade Empire: Hisui no Teikoku
It might not be groundbreaking, but that doesn't mean it isn't TOTALLY FREAKING AWESOME.
Jade Empire is Bioware’s stunning follow-up to 2003’s KOTOR, a game that sated the starving appetites of Xbox-owning RPG fans everywhere. Jade Empire is clearly built on KOTOR’s mighty foundations, b...
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe
Your left thumb will start to hurt after a while, and your ears might start bleeding, but you'll still be having fun.
There aren't many words that can describe the Monkey Ball gameplay experience, besides the obvious: roll your monkey ball towards the goal. It doesn't get much simpler than that. Fortunately, the a...
Oddworld Stranger's Wrath
Triumphant return of the Oddworld franchise.
As a long-time fan of the Oddworld games, I'm thrilled to see that the franchise has regained its former glory. Stranger is a bold, unique and quite wonderful gaming experience, and while it's a compl...
Major League Baseball 2K5
The prettiest baseball game around gets more than just a facelift; should be pleasing for fans of the series.
Here are my impressions. For context, I should point out that I'm only 3 games into my franchise, and I've only played one game online. Graphics / Presentation This is, without a doubt, the best...
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
GTA + Ghost Recon + MechAssault = awesome
Take the free-form sandbox environment of Grand Theft Auto, add the near-future military setting and political intrigue of Ghost Recon 2, and throw in the explosive power of MechAssault and you'll arr...
Burnout 3: Takedown (Platinum Hits)
One of the all-time greats - already!
Burnout 3 is a breakthrough title, a sequel that vastly outperforms its predecessors while single-handedly raising the bar for the arcade driving genre in nearly every regard. What makes Burnout 3 so...
Pure Pinball is pretty much what it says it is: 4 different "virtual" pinball tables. As a big pinball fan who lives in a pinball-less neighborhood, I was intrigued at the prospect of having pinball a...
MVP Baseball 2004
Yes, I'm an EA-hater. But I love baseball a lot more than I hate EA, and being that ESPN Baseball is still a month away, I had my baseball jones on big-time. MVP's been getting incredible reviews, s...
New platform, improved crack. The Xbox version of "The Sims" benefits from 3D and enhanced gameplay modes, including a mission-based single player mode and a bevy of multiplayer modes, including 2-pe...