User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.63/10

Total of 72 user reviews spread across 72 releases

  1. 10
    (7)
  2. 9
    (34)
  3. 8
    (19)
  4. 7
    (9)
  5. 6
    (2)
  6. 5
    (0)
  7. 4
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  • User Rating 7.5
    "Look at the brightside kid, you get to keep all the money"

    MechWarrior Online

    Rated on September 19, 2013 by miracalious

    "Look at the brightside kid, you get to keep all the money"

    Spent a lot of time playing this game, and while it is disappointing that certain features haven't been added yet, I think the developers will eventually pull through. Good: -Mechs are just as cus...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    "Eat that dirt!"

    Payday 2

    Rated on August 19, 2013 by miracalious

    "Eat that dirt!"

    Good: -Plenty of guns, masks, rewards, unlockables, and achievements. -Decent variety of sound effects and voice-overs (some are very funny and entertaining), good music too. -Environments look nic...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    "You must gather your party before venturing forth."

    Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

    Rated on January 25, 2013 by miracalious

    "You must gather your party before venturing forth."

    Good: -Everything that made the original Baldur's Gate a classic is still intact. -Improved interface and high resolution screen support is really the most worthwhile improvement over the original. ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Not perfect, but one of the best video game creation tools intended for the average Joe.

    RPG Tsukuru VX Ace

    Rated on January 21, 2013 by miracalious

    Not perfect, but one of the best video game creation tools intended for the average Joe.

    Good: -Extremely easy for others to download and play games you create thanks to the ability to create standalone application files. -Ability to import any graphics, sound effects, music. -Slightly...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    La-le-lu-le-whoa!

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    Rated on November 24, 2012 by miracalious

    La-le-lu-le-whoa!

    Good: -Fantastic visuals that are virtually unparalleled in any medium. -Outstanding soundtrack as always. -The variety of gameplay is superb. Riding on motorcycles, piloting robots both big and sm...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    "I'll tear your faces off and use your skulls to hold DECORATIVE HOUSEPLANTS!"

    Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten

    Rated on November 19, 2012 by miracalious

    "I'll tear your faces off and use your skulls to hold DECORATIVE HOUSEPLANTS!"

    Good: -Interesting combination of tower defense and RPG with level-ups. -The story was written by an English major and while some of the dialogue gets a little too goofy for me at times I think they...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Unique design choices does not constitute a fun game.

    LIMBO

    Rated on November 10, 2012 by miracalious

    Unique design choices does not constitute a fun game.

    Good: -Excellent sound design and atmospheric riffs. Subtle changes in the background sound helps to vary the environments where graphics normally would. At times it feels like you're in an expansive...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    "Remember, losing is part of the fun! ... No, I'm serious..."

    FTL: Faster Than Light

    Rated on September 15, 2012 by miracalious

    "Remember, losing is part of the fun! ... No, I'm serious..."

    Good: -Excellent music draws you in and fits the game perfectly at all times. -Huge variety of ships, crewmates, and abilities to find and unlock. -Highly strategic gameplay that can end very quick...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Requirements: Balls

    DayZ

    Rated on July 27, 2012 by miracalious

    Requirements: Balls

    Good: -Finally, an open world survival horror game! Yes, there is a market for this! -Zombie animations and sounds are for the most part pretty terrifying. -The game is patched often. -Suspense st...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    "Sick, twisted child."

    Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    Rated on July 25, 2012 by miracalious

    "Sick, twisted child."

    Good: -Why aren't there more big name horror titles like this?! I suppose companies have gone overboard with pursuing more casual family oriented gamers? -Focuses on scares and NOT on action like so...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    "Would have liked to run tests on seashells."

    Mass Effect 3

    Rated on June 26, 2012 by miracalious

    "Would have liked to run tests on seashells."

    Like many of you, I too played through Mass Effect 1 and 2 more than once and consider myself a big fan of the series. Make no mistake, Mass Effect 3 is an excellent game, but it is NOT a worthy concl...

    14 out of 17 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    "I'd been sitting at the bar for three hours, or five years depending on the way you looked at things."

    Max Payne 3

    Rated on June 04, 2012 by miracalious

    "I'd been sitting at the bar for three hours, or five years depending on the way you looked at things."

    Good: -An action packed single player that does away with some of the more noir-like elements found in Max Payne 1 and 2 in favor of a more modern style reminiscent of movies like Scarface or Die Har...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Inexcusable.

    Diablo III

    Rated on May 25, 2012 by miracalious

    Inexcusable.

    Good: -Cinematics, while very few of them, succeed at meeting expectations. -Environmental backdrops are pretty good. Always nice to see angels getting impaled in the distance and have enemies leap ...

    8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    "Yeah, that's right, I'm packing riot gear."

    I Am Alive

    Rated on May 07, 2012 by miracalious

    "Yeah, that's right, I'm packing riot gear."

    Good: -Exceptional portrayal of a post-apocalyptic cityscape, there should really be more games with this type of setting because it sets up a resource management kind of thinking that works well wit...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    "What I have shown you is reality. What you remember, that is the illusion."

    Final Fantasy VII

    Rated on April 08, 2012 by miracalious

    "What I have shown you is reality. What you remember, that is the illusion."

    Good: -Cinematic cutscenes were unheard of in 1997 and FF7 caused a lot of people's jaws to drop with it's opening sequence in Midgar. -The story is very immersive and there is at least one tremendo...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    "Ahhhhh... fresh meat!"

    Diablo

    Rated on April 05, 2012 by miracalious

    "Ahhhhh... fresh meat!"

    Good: -Practically defined the hack-and-slash genre by successfully implementing a random dungeon system, endless hordes of monsters, and a wide variety of loot. -One of the best video game soundtra...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    "Sssssssssssssssssssssss"

    Minecraft (Classic)

    Rated on March 20, 2012 by miracalious

    "Sssssssssssssssssssssss"

    Good: -Fascinating blocky 3D sandbox graphical style. -Brief but good music. -Day/night cycle leads to a perfect balance between adventure and creativity. -No-so-obvious combinations and arrangeme...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    "My life is too long to deal with an asymmetrical scalp."

    Mass Effect 2

    Rated on February 25, 2012 by miracalious

    "My life is too long to deal with an asymmetrical scalp."

    Good: -The story is a total blast to play through if not a little short, and there is some replay value due to the amount of decisions you are faced with and the ability to import your ME1 Shepherd. ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    "If you are slain in battle, you should be resolved to have your corpse facing the enemy."

    Total War: Shogun 2

    Rated on February 25, 2012 by miracalious

    "If you are slain in battle, you should be resolved to have your corpse facing the enemy."

    Good: -Excellent graphics, sound, and overall presentation. -Unit variety, generals, terrain, tactics, and combat are top notch. -The game maintains a certain level of believability and realism tha...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Korea hasn't been this busy since 1950.

    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

    Rated on February 19, 2012 by miracalious

    Korea hasn't been this busy since 1950.

    Good: -Gameplay focuses on both speed of mind and speed of unit management with a lesser emphasis on overall planning and strategy. It has a way of making most players sweat. -Terran, Protoss, and Z...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    "Die, clanner."

    MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries

    Rated on February 18, 2012 by miracalious

    "Die, clanner."

    This game was recently re-released for free, courtesy of Mech-Tek and boy was I nostalgic over this beast. The re-released version features several new mechs and weapons, most of which I don't particu...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    "I'll delay them here as long as I can."

    MechWarrior 4

    Rated on February 18, 2012 by miracalious

    "I'll delay them here as long as I can."

    Good: -Excellent graphics and physics for it's day. It's even more immersive than Mechwarrior 2 and 3. -A bit more story than most of the other titles in the mechwarrior series. -Mech designs are a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    "The price you pay may be heavy indeed"

    Shadow of the Colossus

    Rated on January 09, 2012 by miracalious

    "The price you pay may be heavy indeed"

    Good: -I've pretty much never played a game that pulls off such a dramatic sense of scale. At times it seems like every visual element that was programmed into the game was carefully calculated to co...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Ruined by DLC.

    Sanctum

    Rated on November 27, 2011 by miracalious

    Ruined by DLC.

    Good: -An unusual combination of tower defense and 1st person shooting. -Towers can be arranged in interesting patterns depending on the map. -Switching to the overhead view and using it to make pl...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    "Enemy armor spotted over there, uh... hes a big f***er, over."

    Battlefield 3

    Rated on November 08, 2011 by miracalious

    "Enemy armor spotted over there, uh... hes a big f***er, over."

    Good: -Hands down the best graphics I've ever seen in a shooter. But it's not just the graphics that make it good, it's the visual effects such as dynamic lighting and fire that sets BF3 apart visual...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    "Nothing is true, everything is permitted."

    Assassin's Creed II

    Rated on November 06, 2011 by miracalious

    "Nothing is true, everything is permitted."

    Good: -Five unique cityscapes to explore that are brought to life by great graphics and some huge draw distances. -The story is left a little open ended and not many things are wrapped up in the end...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    "Traitor!" "Renegade!" "Turncoat!" "... ...You big jerk!"

    Vandal Hearts

    Rated on November 06, 2011 by miracalious

    "Traitor!" "Renegade!" "Turncoat!" "... ...You big jerk!"

    Good: -Huge blood spurts with each kill and gratifying combat throughout. -Varied level design keeps battles exciting and a challenge to figure out. -A decent story with some awesome characters, Gr...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Epic beyond words.

    Xenogears: Elyhaym Van Houten Edition (Square Millennium Collection)

    Rated on November 06, 2011 by miracalious

    Epic beyond words.

    Good: -The scope of the story is staggering. You'll go through villages, forests, deserts, submarines, cities in the sky, endless towers, prisons, spaceships, battleships, glowing caverns, ocean rigs...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    "They figured out how to stop going to the bathroom? That's AMAZING."

    Left 4 Dead 2

    Rated on October 24, 2011 by miracalious

    "They figured out how to stop going to the bathroom? That's AMAZING."

    Good: -Excellent online multiplayer, matches range from ridiculously easy to frantic and challenging. -Map design is brilliant and it's great to have a slightly different experience with each playth...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    DC1 may not have had a story, but at least it didn't have a bad one. This is grossly overrated.

    Dark Chronicle

    Rated on October 21, 2011 by miracalious

    DC1 may not have had a story, but at least it didn't have a bad one. This is grossly overrated.

    Good: -The Georama system offers more ways to arrange towns than before. -The graphics are pretty decent. -Several different ways to fashion weapons. -Piloting and customizing a ride pod is pretty...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    "Shut your damn mouth Chicken-Wuss!"

    Final Fantasy VIII (Platinum)

    Rated on October 20, 2011 by miracalious

    "Shut your damn mouth Chicken-Wuss!"

    Good: -The writing is at least as complex as FF7 if not moreso, and the periodic tie-ins with Laguna's story is compelling. -Most characters look and act more mature than traditional RPGs and have d...

    6 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Rating this game 9.5 is not only a disservice to gamers everywhere, it's also the wrong message for developers.

    Super Meat Boy

    Rated on October 19, 2011 by miracalious

    Rating this game 9.5 is not only a disservice to gamers everywhere, it's also the wrong message for developers.

    Good: -Story is entertaining. -Does a good job of gradually introducing the basics of the game. -Catchy soundtrack. -The replay system is excellent. -Hearkens back to the retro era when 2D was ki...

    19 out of 31 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    "The warheads were armed, so I hit the button."

    Dead Nation

    Rated on October 19, 2011 by miracalious

    "The warheads were armed, so I hit the button."

    Good: -Instantly carving a swath through hordes of zombies is especially satisfying. -Strong co-op gameplay. -Multiple difficulty modes range from easy to extremely challenging. -A dozen or so dif...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Suikoden II is better.

    Suikoden III (Konami the Best)

    Rated on October 02, 2011 by miracalious

    Suikoden II is better.

    Good: -Dynamic story that let's you choose which character to play next, which isn't something you typically find in RPGs. Overall, the story is decent, if not slow paced at times with a few surpris...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    "I run the Fo'c's'le, a boarding house for sailors. Sorry, I reserve my beds for seamen."

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Rated on August 16, 2011 by miracalious

    "I run the Fo'c's'le, a boarding house for sailors. Sorry, I reserve my beds for seamen."

    Good: -Huge huge huge huge world to explore. It takes 1-2 hours just to run across it. It's so big that other smaller RPGs orbit it. -After 5 years it still looks damn good, there's quite a few ways...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Truth is, Tanner... this game really pumps the gas.

    Driver: Sennyuu! Car Chase Daisakusen (Spike Library #007)

    Rated on August 12, 2011 by miracalious

    Truth is, Tanner... this game really pumps the gas.

    OK, let me start off by saying that this review is based on how the game played when it came out in 2000. If it was released in today's market I'm sure I wouldn't like it nearly as much. Good: -Th...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    The most underrated game ever. Period.

    Genso Suikoden II (PSOne Books)

    Rated on August 12, 2011 by miracalious

    The most underrated game ever. Period.

    Good: -Quite possibly the best story that I've come across in any medium. Themes focus on betrayal, revenge, honor, sacrifice, and friendship. -Art direction and graphics look beautiful, a great imp...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    "Don't seem to make but two beans a sense."

    Borderlands

    Rated on August 11, 2011 by miracalious

    "Don't seem to make but two beans a sense."

    Good: -RPG style shooters aren't exactly commonplace, it's fun gathering different guns and figuring out which ones work well. -Seeing a series of numbers billow out of your enemies is nifty. -Cel-...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    "Mercenaries are trained to sleep anywhere, anytime if the opportunity presents itself."

    Final Fantasy XI

    Rated on August 10, 2011 by miracalious

    "Mercenaries are trained to sleep anywhere, anytime if the opportunity presents itself."

    Good: -Excellent class variety, each one offers a much different gameplay experience. Advanced jobs are also great. -Each city is unique and fun to explore and the layout of all the different areas ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Getting rubbed and XXX'd never caused so much suffering.

    Final Fantasy

    Rated on August 10, 2011 by miracalious

    Getting rubbed and XXX'd never caused so much suffering.

    Good: -Formulated a ton of new concepts and redefined the RPG genre. -Form your 4 character party by choosing their class and 4 letter name. Not a bad bit of customization for such an old game. -Ad...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.