User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.39/10

Total of 138 user reviews spread across 138 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating:9
    Creative, Imaginative and Fun

    Puppeteer

    Creative, Imaginative and Fun

    Puppeteer was a new IP from Sony's Japan studio. It's a shame as Sony did advertise it outside of gaming sites and they also, for some reason decided to release this the same month as GTAV. Seriously why is it, the las... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    If you think JRPGs are dead, then you haven't played this..

    Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou

    If you think JRPGs are dead, then you haven't played this..

    I have an odd relationship with RPGs. Namely I have to be in the mood to play one and it really has to catch my attention. Ni No Kuni was one such game mainly because it was made with the help of Studio Ghibili who has... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The other game where Link travels between time periods.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Fushigi no Ki no Mi - Jikuu no Shou

    The other game where Link travels between time periods.

    Oracle of Ages was a GBA game released alongside Oracle of Seasons which I already reviewed and both games are very similar in terms of gameplay and graphics so this review might sound a bit redundant. Link travels to... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An often overlooked adventure for Link

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

    An often overlooked adventure for Link

    Oracle of Seasons is one of two GBC color Zelda games that came out late in the Gameboy's life and was somewhat eclipsed by Pokémon at the time which is a shame because this and it's Ages counterpart are examples of old ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Old school remake done right.

    DuckTales Remastered

    Old school remake done right.

    You younger gamers may not realize this but once upon a time, games based on a liscenced property actually had a fair chance of not sucking and being fun, case in point: Ducktales for the NES. It was a fairly straightfo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Making up for Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

    Making up for Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    After Paper Mario: Sticker Star deviated from the Mario RPG formula and upset many fans, Mario and Luigi Dream Team, sticks with the "if it ain't broke. Don't fix it." Philosophy. As the 4th M&L installment, it doesn't ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Bustin' make Luigi feel good.

    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    Bustin' make Luigi feel good.

    I'll admit I didn't love the first Luigi's Mansion. I liked it. I didn't love it. Mainly it felt kinda lackluster for a Gamecube launch game. At the same time, Luigi had been mostly non existent in "main" Mario games... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Think of it as the non-crappy version of SimCity '13

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    Think of it as the non-crappy version of SimCity '13

    I'll admit that originally I wasn't going to pick up this installment of Animal Crossing. I loved the GC original and how a game made up of everyday tasks like fishing, pulling weeds and decorating could be so addictive... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Sly returns in a familiar but solid game.

    Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

    Sly returns in a familiar but solid game.

    Sly Cooper never had the major stardom on the Playstation as Ratchet, Sackboy or Jak and for a while some of us wondered if he'd ever show up on the PS3 especially when Sucker Punch moved onto the Infamous series. Tha... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    Sequels are supposed to FIX problems of the first game not make them worse!

    Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

    Sequels are supposed to FIX problems of the first game not make them worse!

    Ok I'll be honest. I liked the first Epic Mickey. It was an ambitious idea and despite some issues with the clumsy camera and wonky combat, I found the story compelling enough to work through it. I was really hoping... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    While not as good as other Paper Marios, this one does have a way of ahem "sticking" to you.

    Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    While not as good as other Paper Marios, this one does have a way of ahem "sticking" to you.

    I'll be honest, like most of you, I wasn't thrilled with the choices of this Paper Mario installment. Super Paper Mario tried using the environments and such for a platformer which wasn't bad but not overly endearing an... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Link's first handheld outing is worth a look.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Yume o Miru Shima DX

    Link's first handheld outing is worth a look.

    Despite being a Zelda fan, somehow I missed Link's Awakening the first time around. Probably because I was a stupid child who owned a Sega Game Gear instead of a Game Boy so it eluded me for years. Thankfully the 3DS ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Despite its somewhat insidious marketing it's actually a fairly solid game.

    Skylanders Giants (Starter Pack)

    Despite its somewhat insidious marketing it's actually a fairly solid game.

    Skylanders like Angry Birds, Wii Sports, Facebook games, loves to be hated on by gamers because it's popular with kids and of course it was made by the evil overlords of Activision as a way to get kids to spend their har... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Is it Sony Smash Bros.? Yes and no.

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

    Is it Sony Smash Bros.? Yes and no.

    Of all the games that came out in 2012 none fascinated me more than Playstation All Stars Battle Royale. It wasn't nesscarily my most anticipated game or my favorite game but it was one I just wanted to experience. Som... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    A kart racer that should be more fun than it is.

    LittleBigPlanet Karting

    A kart racer that should be more fun than it is.

    Man what a disappointment. How did this end up being so medicore? You take the developers of the fun Modnation Racers and let them work with the fun, imaginative world of Little Big Planet and you should have a great k... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Easily the best "Mario Kart Clone" out there.

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

    Easily the best "Mario Kart Clone" out there.

    For years Sonic tried and failed to make a mascot racer to rival Mario. Fans would like to forget Sonic Drift and Sonic R and Riders while interesting wasn't exactly a pick up and play party type of game. Finally Sega ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Tries to merge 3D and 2D gameplay and does it fairly well.

    Super Mario 3D Land

    Tries to merge 3D and 2D gameplay and does it fairly well.

    So let's look at something. 3D Mario games and 2D Mario games play very differently. I'm not saying 3D Mario is bad. I'm saying it's different. In a 3D Mario it's very exploratory and puzzle based where 2D Mario is a... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A great collection for any Kirby fan.

    Hoshi no Kirby: 20-Shuunen Special Collection

    A great collection for any Kirby fan.

    Kirby had his 20th anniversary and in a rare surprise Nintendo released an anniversary collection and it's a pretty sweet deal and if you love the pink puffball, then it's worth owning. First off, this collection cont... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    My journey...

    Journey

    My journey...

    I stand alone in the desert looking off into the distance. Where am I? How did I get here? I do not know. Around me the sand glistens...the haze surrounds me. Slowly I make my way up to the top of a nearby sand dune... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Not your father's Pac-Man

    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

    Not your father's Pac-Man

    Back in the arcade days, Pac-Man was king. Besides Mario, it's hard to think of a more iconic video game character, in fact he was the first true video game "character" his predecessors were nameless ships or blips. Bu... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    It's good to have ya back, Pit.

    Kid Icarus: Uprising

    It's good to have ya back, Pit.

    I am old school. I remember playing the original Kid Icarus on the NES. It was my babysitter's copy because the actual game was pretty hard to come by in the days before the internet and used games. Now old Pit had a ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Seriously don't bother.

    Sonic Generations

    Seriously don't bother.

    Sonic really has come back from near obscurity. In 2010 we had Sonic Colors, Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing and Sonic 4, which were all good. then Sonic Generations came out and everyone loved Sonic again. What wa... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It's still a solid title but plays it too safe.

    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    It's still a solid title but plays it too safe.

    This game has sort of come under fire. Mario taking a bit of flack for "going through the motions" and the reason this game exists is because the previous two 2D Marios both for the DS and Wii respectively made butt to... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A great collection of action platformers.

    Jak and Daxter Collection

    A great collection of action platformers.

    I didn't own a PS2 so I missed the great platforming series that graced it. After the Sly collection and looking forward to the Ratchet and Clank collection so in between is the Jak and Daxter series. Now this is a ser... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The weakest in the series.

    Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

    The weakest in the series.

    It happens to every series, after making a series of great, innovative games, the series faces the point where it either must innovate or stagnate. Ratchet had reached that after his 2 PS3 outings (2 1/2 if we count "Q... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Ratchet and Clank visit the center of the universe and find you're not there.

    Ratchet & Clank Future 2

    Ratchet and Clank visit the center of the universe and find you're not there.

    This is only the second Ratchet game I've played (Tools of Destruction) was the first but this series is quickly growing on me. And if for some reason you haven't tried the Ratchet and Clank series yet, you need to. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    When it works it works well but it can drag at times.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    When it works it works well but it can drag at times.

    I have long given up on the idea that any Zelda game is somehow going to top Ocarina of Time. Hell Ocarina isn't even my favorite Zelda game. Wind Waker is. There I said it. So instead of trying to compare every Zelda ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Hangin with Mr. Cooper.

    The Sly Trilogy

    Hangin with Mr. Cooper.

    I'm so happy we traded in our 360 for a PS3, namely because the PS3 has platformers. Better yet, Sony's been rereleasing classic platformers in shiny HD collections for those like myself who didn't own a PS2 to enjoy so... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    While it improves on the first, in the end this game feels like an unneeded visitor from the past.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

    While it improves on the first, in the end this game feels like an unneeded visitor from the past.

    It's funny how quickly the minds of gamers and fans can change within a couple years. Back when Sonic 4 was announced, gamers and Sonic fans had been jaded and tired of broken promises. Watching Sega force Sonic to be ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A lot of people hate this expansion but I loved it.

    World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

    A lot of people hate this expansion but I loved it.

    I think WoW players are too hateful. There are some who wish the game had never had done any updates and still had a tedious grind system, no way to find people to run dungeons with, the crappy honor system and no new r... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Rayman now with 100% less Raving Rabbids.

    Rayman Origins

    Rayman now with 100% less Raving Rabbids.

    What a generation this has been. Of all the things that took over during the Wii/PS3/360 generation: HD graphics, massive online networks, motion controls, the one that surprised me was the glorious return of platformer... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    One thong to rule them all....

    DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

    One thong to rule them all....

    Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue picks up where the first game left off. Deathspank after offing Lord Von Prong learned that the Artifact he had been pursuing was in fact useless and that the true power lay in the Purple Th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Has Sonic finally returned.

    Sonic Generations

    Has Sonic finally returned.

    Has Sonic made a comeback? Well it seems quite possible. It's amazing that only a couple years ago Sonic was a werehog and fighting with a sword, then something happened, starting in 2010, the games started to improve ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A little more love for the Kirb-man

    Hoshi no Kirby Wii

    A little more love for the Kirb-man

    Kirby's been getting a lot of love from Nintendo lately. For a long time he was mostly relugated to handheld adventures not having a true console title since the N64 given "Air Ride" was mostly a spinoff. Now we get tw... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    An epic adventure lined with blood and steel and bacon!

    DeathSpank

    An epic adventure lined with blood and steel and bacon!

    Hey it's been a while since we had a new review huh? Well I stumbled across a little PSN gem courtesy of some friends of mine. Deathspank's titular hero, is on a quest. He seeks a mystical object simply called "The ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    I just can't seem to get enough Sackboy.

    LittleBigPlanet 2

    I just can't seem to get enough Sackboy.

    When a sequel to LBP was announced many wondered what on Earth could be added to the game that couldn't simply be DLC. LBP1 already added a paint gun with the MSG4 pack and water in another along with items and costumes... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Vastly improved sequel.

    Super Scribblenauts

    Vastly improved sequel.

    The first Scribblenauts sparked a lot of interest in DS owners in that it was one of the few times we saw a third party dev really try to implement the DS's interface in an innovative way outside of a sim game or mini ga... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    What have I been missing?

    Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

    What have I been missing?

    I love platformers. I love Mario and Sonic and yet for what seemed like an eternity I had to endure a platformer famine while FPSes migrated across the gaming landscape killing off anything too cute and colorful. Sadly ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Little Big Mario Kart

    ModNation Racers

    Little Big Mario Kart

    Mario Kart rules the roost when it comes to mascot kart racing games. Very few contenders have managed to hold up against it. Diddy Kong Racing did a fair job offering planes and watercraft, Crash Team Racing gave the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Come with me and you'll be, in a world of pure imagination.

    LittleBigPlanet

    Come with me and you'll be, in a world of pure imagination.

    Up until recently I didn't own a PS3 but after our 360 died for the 3rd time wiping out our hardrive we finally traded it in, got a PS3 and I finally get to play a game I long have wanted to. Little Big Planet emerged... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful