User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7/10

Total of 13 user reviews spread across 13 releases

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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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  7. 4
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  • User Rating 6.5
    Not the best in the series by any means, but still possesses everything necessary to make an enjoyable RPG.

    Genso Suikoden IV

    Rated on May 23, 2006 by malkav11

    Not the best in the series by any means, but still possesses everything necessary to make an enjoyable RPG.

    Suikoden IV is a decent game. Not a great game, not a terrible game. A decent one. Some design choices are questionable, and the plot and graphics are ordinary at best...but many of the most enjoyable...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.3
    Not the sequel I was hoping for, but still compelling.

    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

    Rated on May 23, 2006 by malkav11

    Not the sequel I was hoping for, but still compelling.

    Frankly, in comparison to the original Longest Journey, Dreamfall is a disappointment. TLJ was the last great point-and-click adventure game, with all the rich worldbuilding, snarky comments, and tric...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4
    Not to be confused with the masterful PC games, but a solid contender to Diablo's throne.

    Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance

    Rated on March 20, 2006 by malkav11

    Not to be confused with the masterful PC games, but a solid contender to Diablo's throne.

    I really wish they'd found a different title for Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance as it's completely unrelated to the PC series. Nonetheless, it provides one of the few quality roleplaying games for the X...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3
    Kind of a cross between Diablo and FFIX, a strange fusion but successful.

    Kult: Heretic Kingdoms

    Rated on March 16, 2006 by malkav11

    Kind of a cross between Diablo and FFIX, a strange fusion but successful.

    Originally released in Europe (and this is the version I played) under the less offputting name of "Kult: Heretic Kingdoms", this little action-RPG is a criminally overlooked gem. While it doesn't qui...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.6
    Matrix fans: worth renting. Everyone else: don't bother.

    The Matrix: Path of Neo

    Rated on March 16, 2006 by malkav11

    Matrix fans: worth renting. Everyone else: don't bother.

    If you're not a Matrix fan, Path of Neo is unlikely to appeal. The core action is solid but heavily based on the Matrix movies' unique aesthetics (which were and are the primary reason to see them). Y...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.9
    With Path of Neo out, Enter the Matrix should mercifully pass from the pages of history.

    Enter the Matrix

    Rated on March 16, 2006 by malkav11

    With Path of Neo out, Enter the Matrix should mercifully pass from the pages of history.

    Enter the Matrix marks my first real disappointment with Shiny Entertainment. Though not all of their games are perfect in terms of gameplay, all of them before this had a unique vision and sense of h...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.5
    Hours of attractive but soulless tedium.

    Crimson Sea

    Rated on February 23, 2006 by malkav11

    Hours of attractive but soulless tedium.

    I don't normally review games I haven't finished at least once, because my impression of a game could very well change dramatically if the game takes a sudden left turn into suckitude or overly painfu...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7
    Gameplay is good, plot not so good.

    SOS: The Final Escape

    Rated on February 22, 2006 by malkav11

    Gameplay is good, plot not so good.

    Disaster Report has a solid and rather innovative concept, challenging you to successfully navigate a city (on a man-made island) that's falling apart around you, victim of a nasty earthquake and subs...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6
    A model of good game design.

    The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

    Rated on February 11, 2006 by malkav11

    A model of good game design.

    The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction represents by far the most fun I have had with my Xbox. Not that there aren't other standout titles. Not that Hulk is particularly original, or breaks new gro...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.7
    Had a lot of potential, but blows it.

    .hack//Infection Part 1

    Rated on January 24, 2006 by malkav11

    Had a lot of potential, but blows it.

    Frankly, I think Bandai's .hack universe is probably the best intellectual property they have going for them. The anime, .hack//SIGN is intelligent, mysterious, lovely, and has some truly excellent mu...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2
    This is what I look for in an adventure game.

    Circle of Blood

    Rated on January 09, 2006 by malkav11

    This is what I look for in an adventure game.

    The Broken Sword games (of which, despite the title, this is the first) have had a reputation for excellence for some time now. I discovered a copy on the extreme cheap at my favorite secondhand store...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Maybe you had to be there when it came out.

    Half-Life

    Rated on December 17, 2005 by malkav11

    Maybe you had to be there when it came out.

    I can recall reading previews practically drooling over the things Valve was going to do with Half-Life. I've read reviews lauding it for its immersion, its play value, the ground it broke.. I must...

    3 out of 15 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8
    One of the most brilliant first person games ever made.

    The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut

    Rated on December 17, 2005 by malkav11

    One of the most brilliant first person games ever made.

    I can't say I originally had high hopes for Chronicles of Riddick. I mean, Vin Diesel is steadily endearing himself to me with decent roles in movies and a surprising amount of geekiness (the man, fro...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.