User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 105 user ratings spread across 105 releases
The Longest Journey
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
To me, The Witcher has always been a difficult game to get into. Developed by Polish team CD Projekt RED, it was honest to goodness pretty severely unpolished. However, if you can get past the awkward presentation, you w... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
Clash of Heroes delivers a lengthy campaign built around engaging, addictive gameplay, resulting in an enjoyable RPG.
Clash of Heroes is a game that can stand on its game mechanics alone. It's not often that the single draw for a game is its gameplay, and for that mechanic to hold up for the entire 20 hour campaign. But that's what it d... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Mass Effect 3
The Mass Effect trilogy comes to a triumphant, thought-provoking close. Just don't expect a typical RPG.
The original Mass Effect was (and still is) one of my favorite RPGs, with not so much a focus on action as on story. The mysteries discovered over the course of the journey and the distinctness of the locales witnessed w... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
SotD is a flashy, irreverent action game from the minds behind Resident Evil, Killer7, and Silent Hill.
Shadows of the Damned was praised this past year for its all-around excellent sound design, and it definitely lives up to that at least. But what about the rest of the game? Can Shinji Mikami and the crazy Suda51 continu... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Skyrim is the culmination of the mainstream desire for a perfect fantasy. But is that really a good thing?
"Nothing in Skyrim is special." This quote comes from an article written as a player's overall impressions after finishing Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. http://ontologicalgeek.blogspot.com/2012/01/guest-article-skyrim-is-... Read Full Review0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
The Good: Expansive open world environment is a blast to traverse; the many tools and actions Batman has at his disposal keep the combat intense and the puzzles intriguing, even moreso than the first game; fluid animatio... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
A gorgeous artistic style accompanied by catchy musical tracks are the shining points in this all-around great package.
Man, the video game industry never ceases to surprise me. Remember back when all well-produced game experiences came in the same format? You head to your game dealer, pick up your title, bring it back home, pop the cartr... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
One of the most (and only) truly horrifying games ever made, Amnesia taps into the science behind terror.
When was the last time you were truly frightened? It would be difficult to say for many, as true fear is difficult to create. But with the natural disasters dominating current events in the news, I think at least some of... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV
This obscene shooter can be a blast, but it seems to run out of things to do after the campaign is over.
The Good: Skillshots reward you for changing things up; technically stunning vistas; fun campaign; the leash is a fun and unique addition to combat; some cool weapons; a few awesome setpieces and boss battles The Bad:... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
DA:O is exactly what a traditional RPG should be. But will we as an industry always be satisfied with the traditional?
The Good: Exceedingly nonlinear campaign; excellent voice acting; tons of lore to discover; excellent setting The Bad: Dated graphics; combat becomes repetitive The Ugly: Dislocated storyline; nonlinearity comes at... Read Full Review0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Mass Effect 2 is the gorgeous, streamlined sequel that will change the way you see this spectacular scifi RPG franchise.
The Good: Excellent voice acting and script; combat mechanics are streamlined, fluid, and engaging; universe feels varied and each locale unique; strong cast of distinct characters The Bad: Story doesn't carry the sam... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
A beautiful, universally lovable triumph, Uncharted 2 is everything an action adventure game should be and more.
The Good: Simply gorgeous graphics, artistically and technically; gameplay is rock solid fun all the way through; voice acting brings the joyous romp of a story to life; genuinely good sense of humor; really feels like a... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
FFXIII succeeds in many ways, but the new streamlined approach may ruffle the feathers of its hardcore fanbase.
The Good: Revamped game design shows off the perks of the streamlined battle system; fast-paced action is a blast; focused and, at times, moving storyline; superb production qualities; generally solid voice acting The... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
The Good: Creepy yet immersive atmosphere; spectacular sound design all around, including effects, voice acting, and soundtrack (original and licensed); inventive gameplay can provide some intensely stressful moments; fl... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Despite succeeding as a stand-alone game, Bioshock 2 is too similar to its predecessor to keep us from forgetting it.
The Good: Multiple enhancements keep the classic gameplay fresh; graphics are still sharp; fantastic soundtrack; rest of the sound design is solid as well; surprisingly addictive multiplayer The Bad: Story is neither ... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
DS wows you with grand scale and spectacular gameplay elements, but it's the immersion and difficulty that set it apart.
The Good: Expansive and eery universe that will haunt and challenge you simultaneously; unforgiving yet precise combat mechanics; extremely innovative and integrated online cooperative and competitive play; well-develope... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Heavy Rain delivers a good story and excellent graphical detail, but it is otherwise moderately unimpressive.
The Good: Good story with fewer plot holes than people think; innovative control scheme; primarily excellent graphics; some good voice acting The Bad: Not all textures look as great as the characters' faces; some dist... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
GoW3 proves to be a fitting and satisfyingly bloody conclusion to the highly respected mythological platforming series.
The Good: Brutally entertaining combat that remains true to the series; all-around spectacular graphics; great ending; diverse boss battles The Bad: Story is pretty slow; can become repetitive The Ugly: Remains a l... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
FFXII's amazing graphics, revamped gameplay, and politically charged storyline help make for another amazing adventure.
The Good: Top of the line graphics and animations; life-like characters draw you into the universe; frequent throwbacks to less popular (but no less appreciated) titles; overhauled combat system has much more action RPG ... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful