User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.11/10

Total of 72 user reviews spread across 72 releases

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  • User Rating:9.5
    Doom meets Zelda. Welcome to the controlled demolition of Resident Evil 4.

    BioHazard 4

    Doom meets Zelda. Welcome to the controlled demolition of Resident Evil 4.

    Gamers say that RE is a 'Survival Horror' series; this is the genre. But this was back in the day when the games had 2D backgrounds, scarce resources, and many jump-out-of-your-chair moments. The gauntlet put down by... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Picross 3D is to the DS what Tetris was to the Gameboy. The definitive Nintendo Dual Screen game.<br />

    Rittai Picross

    Picross 3D is to the DS what Tetris was to the Gameboy. The definitive Nintendo Dual Screen game.<br />

    In Picross 3D you play the role of an omniscient paleontologist who is presented with many mysterious stone cubes. These stone cubes are like living puzzles that require careful observation and investigation with the D... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A strange and otherworldy space to involve yourself in. Heavenly and ephemeral.

    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

    A strange and otherworldy space to involve yourself in. Heavenly and ephemeral.

    'El Shaddai' is ancient Hebrew for 'the word of God'. It is a game where you play the role of a human named Enoch who was so angelic on earth that he got called up to heaven to work as a scribe for God. The dilemma ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The Lost Levels is a story of courage as each jump, heart in mouth, could mean the end.

    Super Mario Bros. 2

    The Lost Levels is a story of courage as each jump, heart in mouth, could mean the end.

    There's one simple goal in Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels (hereafter referred to as SMB: TLL) and that is: reach the exit. This is the key act that perpetuates and concludes the narrative, of which is rather myste... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    A transcendental experience

    Child of Eden

    A transcendental experience

    Eden refuses to be a regular game. It makes you forget about yourself and your thoughts by merging your consciousness into living, breathing, organic landscapes. Through ecstatic, sensory overload you lose the mind that ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    it disrupts convention, dismantling the adventure genre to build its own story, its own opinion on what games should be.

    Shadow of the Colossus

    it disrupts convention, dismantling the adventure genre to build its own story, its own opinion on what games should be.

    Shadow of the colossus – review *heavily descriptive review; may spoil slightly* Shadow of the colossus is not a sequel to the PS2's 2001, cult-hit platformer, ico. Even though it came after ico, SotC appe... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    an interesting, extremely well-paced, and tightly balanced game about climbing, building and sustaining.

    Tori to Mame

    an interesting, extremely well-paced, and tightly balanced game about climbing, building and sustaining.

    pyoro (or birds and beans) tells the story of a creator of a small rectangular world that hovers in space. it's a story about nature's triumph over so-called civilization, or to put it simply, fate. nature just sits th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    the beauty of creation...

    Minecraft (Classic)

    the beauty of creation...

    minecraft is a wonderful little world. it's the first truly extensive editable virtual world where people can build (mostly) what is in their mind. the world is composed of little blocks. most games present player... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    epic yarn celebrates but also transcends the platformer.

    Kirby's Epic Yarn

    epic yarn celebrates but also transcends the platformer.

    When you first look at or play epic yarn assumptions begin to form about the type of game it is, especially if you're a long-time player. If you look at it, with its baby blue hues, diffuse pinks, and watery turquo... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    an ambitious experiment and a minature work of art, but ultimately unsatisfying.

    Metroid: Other M

    an ambitious experiment and a minature work of art, but ultimately unsatisfying.

    i went into this metroid with no expectations. i'm always happy to accept that any game series has to evolve and change to keep fresh, so i'm definately not one of those people who are stubborn about 'how things shou... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    super. mario. world.<br />
<br />
the game is exactly what it says on the box.

    Super Mario World: Super Mario Bros. 4

    super. mario. world.<br /> <br /> the game is exactly what it says on the box.

    How do you follow up Super Mario bros. 3? For many people it was the epitome of the series. It expanded on the classic Super Mario Bros. platforming formula by fleshing out Mario's universe, his special powers, a... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    amazing. an inspiration, and an antidote to 'epic'.

    LSD (Limited Edition)

    amazing. an inspiration, and an antidote to 'epic'.

    LSD is a quirky, insane game. it's in first person and you wander around strange and varied dream environments. nothing really makes any sense, and touching walls warps you to other completely different places. somet... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    run, jump, turn, land, orbit, skid, fall, crash, stumble, escape...

    And Yet It Moves

    run, jump, turn, land, orbit, skid, fall, crash, stumble, escape...

    In 'and yet it moves' the character trundles along at a bumbling pace. He is flat and weightless. He can jump with '1' (wiimote held horizontally), but is pretty useless otherwise. It's good then that the player can pres... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    you'll enjoy it if you come with an open mind and no expectations. a very charming and original game.

    Bonsai Barber

    you'll enjoy it if you come with an open mind and no expectations. a very charming and original game.

    this is essentially a game about trimming, clipping and styling 'humanoid vegetables' like you would a bonzai tree. the wii remote is great at this task, because of its accute sensitivity and the fact that it feels... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    a simple but satisfying on-rails platform game.

    Bit.Trip Runner

    a simple but satisfying on-rails platform game.

    at first i didn't think much of BTR, but after some intense and very enjoyable sessions i think that this is a quality wiiware game that has a kind of addictive appeal and a way of getting under your skin. it's una... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    flower looks like an advert for washing detergent, and feels like a tech demo.

    flower

    flower looks like an advert for washing detergent, and feels like a tech demo.

    i know it's heresy among gamers to say that flower is a boring and uninspired game, but i really do think it is and i'll try to describe why. first of all, let me say that i quite like playing flower in short burs... Read Full Review

    6 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    ripped men, working up a sweat in tight little speedos.

    Muscle Koushinkyoku

    ripped men, working up a sweat in tight little speedos.

    oh yes, it's muscle march baby! ripped men, working up a sweat in tight little speedos. and they're all so happy! :-D from the publisher of noby noby boy and katamari damacy comes this little downloadable party ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    best indie game out there. very original.<br />

    Noby Noby Boy

    best indie game out there. very original.<br />

    NNB is a sandbox game where you.... have this kind of stretchy snake thing with a little cute/scary face that just sort of exists.. and there are many things you can do with, or using, BOY. he is basically a sort o... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    time seems to slow down, and for a while there is nothing but the moment. but do you have the endurance to stay in it?

    Canabalt

    time seems to slow down, and for a while there is nothing but the moment. but do you have the endurance to stay in it?

    Canabalt is a linear sidescrolling platform game in the mould of the original Super Mario Bros., but with a contemporary Mirror's Edge feel. However, Canabalt is quite a bit more minimalistic. It is effectively on-... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    beautiful vector animations make it stand out in a world of bitmap and grainy realism. but it is a standard RTS.

    Eufloria

    beautiful vector animations make it stand out in a world of bitmap and grainy realism. but it is a standard RTS.

    looks are important. graphics do matter. i was seduced by how pretty this game looked. it didn't look like any game i'd seen before. it seemed more at home in the tate gallery. i really like the representation of org... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    funky music shooter with trippy animation and cool sounds, but its aesthetic quality cuts into its legitimacy as a game.

    Riff: Everyday Shooter

    funky music shooter with trippy animation and cool sounds, but its aesthetic quality cuts into its legitimacy as a game.

    everyday shooter is most clearly described as an 'on-rails' twin-stick shooter, in the aesthetic mold of music-rhythm games like rez and frequency. you play as a little white rectangle, begining at the centre of... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    okami overwhelms you with its exhaustive emphasis on self-sacrifice, accumilation, and all sorts of rituals and deeds

    Okami

    okami overwhelms you with its exhaustive emphasis on self-sacrifice, accumilation, and all sorts of rituals and deeds

    okami - review okami is a story-based action adventure game that is themed around ancient japan, and japanese culture. you play as 'amaterasu' (ammy), with your sidekick 'issun'. amaterasu is the japanese... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    say it with me: "metroid is the destruction of maya*, and the reaffirmation of the bad-arse inside..."

    Metroid: Zero Mission

    say it with me: "metroid is the destruction of maya*, and the reaffirmation of the bad-arse inside..."

    there are no obstacles in zero mission. there are no obstacles. there are no obstacles. there are no obstacles... you must believe in this mantra to have any chance at all of penetrating, and opening up zebes. in... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    destroy everything, then leave.

    Alien Soldier

    destroy everything, then leave.

    alien soldier is pure linear force; a compact, concentrated laser from start to finish. it's a 'run and gun' shooter, consisting entirely of boss fights. there are 25 stages with around 30 bosses to smash through.... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    spit...or swallow? the choice is yours.

    Hoshi no Kirby Yume no Izumi Deluxe

    spit...or swallow? the choice is yours.

    review - kirby: nightmare in dreamland kirby is an interesting character. she (or he?) defines the japanese "sugoii kawaii!" (super cute), in that she is completely pink, with what looks like red shoes, but sh... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    it borrows a lot from zelda but creates a consistant world with a modern approach to dungeon design and story.

    Beyond Good & Evil

    it borrows a lot from zelda but creates a consistant world with a modern approach to dungeon design and story.

    beyond good & evil -review BG&E takes its name from philosopher nietzsche's book of the same name. i do own the book, but it's so large in its scope that it would be difficult for me to translate exactly what he was ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    okami overwhelms you with its exhaustive emphasis on self-sacrifice, accumilation, and all sorts of rituals and deeds

    Okami

    okami overwhelms you with its exhaustive emphasis on self-sacrifice, accumilation, and all sorts of rituals and deeds

    okami - review okami is a story-based action adventure game that is themed around ancient japan, and japanese culture. you play as 'amaterasu' (ammy), with your sidekick 'issun'. amaterasu is the japanese sun... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    some soothing locales, interesting level designs, and a brilliant soundtrack, but it's just not enough...

    Akumajou Dracula

    some soothing locales, interesting level designs, and a brilliant soundtrack, but it's just not enough...

    castlevania 4 is a straight-forward platformer. released in the early 90s, it came before symphony of the night; the game that really changed the series by introducing action-adventure staples such as locked doors, spe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    in japanese ico means "let's go", which is no doubt a metaphor for this tale of a desire to escape.

    ICO

    in japanese ico means "let's go", which is no doubt a metaphor for this tale of a desire to escape.

    ico tells the story of a young boy, seemingly human, but deformed. his village elders consider horns to be a bad omen and embark on a journey to seal the child in a tomb prison in the middle of nowhere. ico is... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    i felt a feeling of hope...

    bit Generations: Orbital

    i felt a feeling of hope...

    orbital is a quiet, stripped-down adventure, where you move a small star around different spacescapes. think asteroids crossed with ico. your tiny star can attract and repel, with the 'a' and 'b' buttons. attracti... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    echoes lives up to, and goes beyond the metroid we think we know. darker, moodier, tougher, longer - can you take it..?

    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

    echoes lives up to, and goes beyond the metroid we think we know. darker, moodier, tougher, longer - can you take it..?

    first off, echoes is a lot tougher, and more complex than the original metroid prime. echoes is also a fitting sub-title to a game that feels very much like a dark twin of the original; it's meaner and more expansi... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    soundvoyager taps into the potential for sound to become truly interactive and central to play.<br />
it's pure and fun

    bit Generations: Soundvoyager

    soundvoyager taps into the potential for sound to become truly interactive and central to play.<br /> it's pure and fun

    Soundvoyager - review Soundvoyager is part of the bit generations series, a set of minimalist games for the gameboy advance. The games came out in 2005 and 2006 in japan only. So this is an import review. I own... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    useless.

    Oneechanbara Revolution

    useless.

    this will be a very short review, because there really isn't much to this game. you play as a bikini-clad babe with a katana and you slash zombies.... over and over and over and over and over and over and over and ove... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    the primes find an identity in their methodical control system, always giving you maximum interaction at every step.

    Metroid Prime Trilogy

    the primes find an identity in their methodical control system, always giving you maximum interaction at every step.

    this review will summerise all three primes... prime prime puts you onto a lonely planet, allowing you to explore on your own, and grow with your world, gradually expanding into a super weapon capable of th... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    captures the joy of exploring.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    captures the joy of exploring.

    retro review - the legend of zelda: ocarina of time 'a re-evaluation of a classic, 9 years later' an old game boy game called link's awakening introduced musical instruments into the zelda formula, which ... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    'on the one hand it displays amazing moments that define metroid. on the other it tramples clumsily over the past.'

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    'on the one hand it displays amazing moments that define metroid. on the other it tramples clumsily over the past.'

    Metroid Prime 3 - review this review of 'metroid prime 3: corruption' doesn't promise to be comprehensive, but it does outline and analyze the areas of the game that I think are of greatest importance to discuss. ... Read Full Review

    2 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    kind of like fear effect, mixed with kill bill, mixed with ???

    Killer7

    kind of like fear effect, mixed with kill bill, mixed with ???

    Killer7 comes from the minds behind popular hits such as resident evil, devil may cry, and no more heroes. It was developed by grasshopper manufacture and published by capcom in 2005, for the gamecube. it was later ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    feels like a technical demo.

    Wii Sports Resort (w/Wii MotionPlus)

    feels like a technical demo.

    an addition to wii sports, wii sports resort is a holiday-themed pack of sports games. these sports include bowling and golf from the original, in addition to a variety of air and water sports, and then archery, s... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    bonk is one of those games that just makes you grin from ear to ear, and giggle like a school girl.

    PC Genjin 2

    bonk is one of those games that just makes you grin from ear to ear, and giggle like a school girl.

    bonk is one of those games that just makes you grin from ear to ear, and giggle like a school girl. it's a happy, sunny day kind of game, but there's also something strongly nostalgic about it, even if you never play... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    this game is still very playable today, and a nice contrast to big, complex 3D adventures.

    Kaboom!

    this game is still very playable today, and a nice contrast to big, complex 3D adventures.

    this is the most frantic game for the 2600!. a terrorist ('mad bomber') sits quite neatly at the top of the screen, and slides bombs toward you, as if you're some kind of customer, ordering them and putting them in y... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful