User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 139 user ratings spread across 139 releases
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 days playing it, an... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
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 point B, and genera... Read Full Review5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
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 some noticeable grap... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
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 boobies but because I love... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
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 launched, as EA thre... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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 few laps ago. The p... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
[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 to be using the same... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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 17th-century waltzes),... Read Full Review5 of 13 users found the following review helpful
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
[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.] Here's the thing w... Read Full Review5 of 13 users found the following review helpful
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 with Tim's previous wo... Read Full Review0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
(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 complete percentage: 71%. A... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
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 expensive and time-consu... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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, but while it might no... Read Full Review4 of 10 users found the following review helpful
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 act itself is pretty ... Read Full Review3 of 7 users found the following review helpful
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
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 completely different type... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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 looking baseball ga... Read Full Review4 of 12 users found the following review helpful
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 arrive somewhere in the... Read Full Review1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Burnout 3: Takedown
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 awesome? You mean,... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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 access 24/7 without h... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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, so last night I took ... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful