User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.37/10

Total of 25 user reviews spread across 25 releases

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  • User Rating 8.5
    Many people complain that this game is not a standard RPG. This is a review of what the game is, not what it isn't.

    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers

    Rated on January 17, 2010 by k_smoove

    Many people complain that this game is not a standard RPG. This is a review of what the game is, not what it isn't.

    Simply put, The Crystal Bearers is a solid experience. The game follows Layle, a mercenary with unique power over gravity, as he tracks down a renegade from a lost civilization and ultimately unea...

    6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Planet Puzzle League Express does a decent job retaining some of the features that made the original game a cIassic.

    Chotto Panel de Pon

    Rated on September 03, 2009 by k_smoove

    Planet Puzzle League Express does a decent job retaining some of the features that made the original game a cIassic.

    What's good: Same great taste, now 60% less filling!; gameplay, sound, and visuals are all still great, but there's much less of each. What's not so good: Missing a ton of what made the original ga...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Little King's Story feels much like a classical storybook in its quality and timelessness.

    Ousama Monogatari

    Rated on August 14, 2009 by k_smoove

    Little King's Story feels much like a classical storybook in its quality and timelessness.

    What's Good: Seemingly-endless list of sidequests; wonderfully wacky characters; challenging from start to finish; varied boss fights; plenty to do and see in a large world. What's Bad: A few con...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Control issues hamper an otherwise fantastic experience.

    de Blob

    Rated on June 16, 2009 by k_smoove

    Control issues hamper an otherwise fantastic experience.

    What's Good: Dynamic soundtrack changes depending on how you play; lots of colors and fun atmosphere; it's just plain fun to paint the world What's Bad: Jumping is inconsistent due to reliance on m...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Suikoden Tierkreis is one of the DS's finest role-playing games.

    Gensou Suikoden Tierkreis

    Rated on June 14, 2009 by k_smoove

    Suikoden Tierkreis is one of the DS's finest role-playing games.

    What's Good: Massive scope with countless things to do and see; surprisingly engaging storyline; it's pretty What's Bad: Easy to get lost; disappointing finale; easy to miss out on quite a few char...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    At its best, Snapped can be loads of fun, but wrestling with the controls might make you snap.

    Utsusu Made in Wario

    Rated on April 05, 2009 by k_smoove

    At its best, Snapped can be loads of fun, but wrestling with the controls might make you snap.

    What's Good: -It's fun when it works As simple as Snapped's gameplay is, there's no denying that its legitimately fun. Shaking your head and waving your arms wildly actually ends up being surprisi...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    MadWorld is a brutal action game that will satisfy most gamers. Just make sure you rent it.

    MadWorld

    Rated on April 03, 2009 by k_smoove

    MadWorld is a brutal action game that will satisfy most gamers. Just make sure you rent it.

    What's Good: - It's fun. MadWorld is a game unlike any other on the Wii. It's a brutal beat-'em-up that encourages you to be as violent as possible. The game is divided into several stages in whi...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    TWEWY is one of the most compelling games the DS has to offer.

    Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's a Wonderful World

    Rated on March 17, 2009 by k_smoove

    TWEWY is one of the most compelling games the DS has to offer.

    What's Good: 1. The story/writing Ordinarily, plots are not that important in games; they usually just serve to enhance the overall experience. TWEWY's plot, however, is completely engrossing; it ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    World of Goo is the best Wiiware game thus far, and one of the best games of this generation; perhaps even of all time.

    World of Goo

    Rated on October 22, 2008 by k_smoove

    World of Goo is the best Wiiware game thus far, and one of the best games of this generation; perhaps even of all time.

    Story/Premise World of Goo's story definitely plays second fiddle to its gameplay, but that doesn't mean it's bad. However, it is relatively simple, but with a message. World of Goo's plot follows a ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Kirby Super Star Ultra is a remake of the SNES cIassic with updated visuals and a few extra modes.

    Kirby Super Star Ultra

    Rated on September 28, 2008 by k_smoove

    Kirby Super Star Ultra is a remake of the SNES cIassic with updated visuals and a few extra modes.

    Super Star Ultra retains all of the cIassic Kirby gameplay and styIe you expect from the series, but presents in in various bite-sized mini-adventures. Each mode has its own plotline, but all of them ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Control issues prevent Spore Origins from being a great title.

    Spore: Origins

    Rated on September 20, 2008 by k_smoove

    Control issues prevent Spore Origins from being a great title.

    For this review, I played Spore: Origins on the 4th generation iPod Nano. Pros: great for pick-up-and-play sessions; tons of customization options for your spore; fairly immersive Cons: finicky ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    I laughed, I screamed! N+ is the game you'll love just as much as you hate it.

    N+

    Rated on August 31, 2008 by k_smoove

    I laughed, I screamed! N+ is the game you'll love just as much as you hate it.

    N+ began as a simple flash game called N. After becoming immensely popular, N was expanded upon for the XBLA game appropriately titled N+. A few months later, and the DS and PSP iterations have releas...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Metroid Zero Mission is a remake of the original Metroid game on the NES, and it still holds up to today's standards.

    Metroid: Zero Mission

    Rated on August 09, 2008 by k_smoove

    Metroid Zero Mission is a remake of the original Metroid game on the NES, and it still holds up to today's standards.

    Just to let the readers know, Metroid Zero Mission was my first Metroid game ever. It's the perfect game for beginners, considering it's a remake of the original Metroid on the NES. Despite being a r...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Mario and Luigi is one of the best handheld-RPGs to date.

    Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

    Rated on August 09, 2008 by k_smoove

    Mario and Luigi is one of the best handheld-RPGs to date.

    I have to say, this is, in my opinion the greatest GBA game out there. The story is fun and hilarious, the graphics and sound are charming, and the battle system is nearly flawless. The battle system ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Children of Mana is a good, but not great dungeon-crawler.

    Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana

    Rated on July 09, 2008 by k_smoove

    Children of Mana is a good, but not great dungeon-crawler.

    The Good: great soundtrack; dual-wielding weapons adds some variety; nice 2D visuals The Bad: even with dual-wielding and gem customization, the game has very little depth; enemies like to overwhel...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Ring of Fates is a fun, but often frustrating experience.

    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates

    Rated on July 06, 2008 by k_smoove

    Ring of Fates is a fun, but often frustrating experience.

    Note: For this review, I do not mention the multiplayer, as I have not had any experience with it. The Good: Outstanding visuals; varied gameplay; decent length; interesting plot The Bad: occasi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Summon Night: Twin Age is an exciting dungeon-crawler that should keep you hooked right to the end, and then some.

    Summon Night Twin Age: Seireitachi no Kyoumei

    Rated on June 21, 2008 by k_smoove

    Summon Night: Twin Age is an exciting dungeon-crawler that should keep you hooked right to the end, and then some.

    Pros: Tons of depth and customization; lengthy single player with bonus content after completion, and 2 different play-through options; generally smart partner AI; simple plot still manages to keep yo...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Tingle's Balloon Fight is a great collector's item that doesn't add anything to the game it's based on.

    Tincle no Balloon Fight

    Rated on June 05, 2008 by k_smoove

    Tingle's Balloon Fight is a great collector's item that doesn't add anything to the game it's based on.

    Tingle's Balloon Fight (or TBF) is a Japanese-exclusive game which can only be acquired by joining Club Nintendo. It's an extremely rare game, and anyone who can easily find a copy should consider the...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The game may be short, but that price point is difficult to pass up on.

    Link's Crossbow Training

    Rated on February 11, 2008 by k_smoove

    The game may be short, but that price point is difficult to pass up on.

    Pros: addictive gameplay; despite the length, you'll want to go back and beat your high scores; perfect for short gaming sessions; lots of fan service; Zapper is not as bad as they say; only $20 Co...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Wii Sports is a great game for only $250, plus you get a free Wii!

    Wii Sports

    Rated on December 30, 2007 by k_smoove

    Wii Sports is a great game for only $250, plus you get a free Wii!

    Wii Sports is the perfect pack-in with the Wii. To begin this review, I'll sum up each sport separately. Tennis: The simplest game in Wii Sports, it won't take long for anyone to get the hang of i...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Super Paper Mario is easily one of the greatest games on the Wii.

    Super Paper Mario

    Rated on December 30, 2007 by k_smoove

    Super Paper Mario is easily one of the greatest games on the Wii.

    Super Paper Mario was a huge surprise for me. I bought it expecting to have a fun, but not immersive experience. Early on in the game, I realized just how good this game is. The plot may sound simple,...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Phantom Hourglass is overflowing with greatness, from near-perfect controls to a memorable cast; it just ends too soon.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei

    Rated on October 28, 2007 by k_smoove

    Phantom Hourglass is overflowing with greatness, from near-perfect controls to a memorable cast; it just ends too soon.

    I'm not here to tell you about this game, I'm here to review it. You've probably heard all about the plot, so I won't bother repeating it. Pros: Most cinematic Zelda experience so far; sailing is a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    I wasn't really sure what I would get out of Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2, but I definitely ended up getting more th

    Summon Night: Craft Sword Monogatari 2

    Rated on August 12, 2007 by k_smoove

    I wasn't really sure what I would get out of Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2, but I definitely ended up getting more th

    Summon Night 2 is a Real-Time Action RPG. You start off as either a guy or a girl, which you get to name. A couple minutes into the game, your character finds one of four Summon Creatures that you cho...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    Custom Robo Arena is one of the greatest DS games out there, assuming you want to have fun.

    Gekitou! Custom Robo

    Rated on March 26, 2007 by k_smoove

    Custom Robo Arena is one of the greatest DS games out there, assuming you want to have fun.

    I have to say, I was a bit hesitant about this purchase. Now I've discovered a hidden little jem in the DS's library. The game's main aspect is the Robo Battles. These are fast-paced, action filled...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    Mario and Luigi 2 is a great game that doesn't quite fill the original game's shoes.

    Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

    Rated on January 12, 2007 by k_smoove

    Mario and Luigi 2 is a great game that doesn't quite fill the original game's shoes.

    Mario and Luigi Partners in Time is an excellent game. The battles are fun and very interactive and the dialogue is hilarious. The main part of this humorous RPG is of course, the battles, and boy, ar...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.