Total of 72 user reviews spread across 72 releases
"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...
"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...
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
"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. ...
RPG Tsukuru VX Ace
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...
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)
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...
Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten
"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...
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...
FTL: Faster Than Light
"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...
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...
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
"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...
Mass Effect 3
"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...
Max Payne 3
"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...
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 ...
I Am Alive
"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...
Final Fantasy VII
"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...
"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...
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...
Mass Effect 2
"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. ...
Total War: Shogun 2
"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...
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
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...
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries
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...
"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...
Shadow of the Colossus
"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...
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...
"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...
Assassin's Creed II
"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...
"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...
Xenogears: Elyhaym Van Houten Edition (Square Millennium Collection)
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...
Left 4 Dead 2
"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...
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...
Final Fantasy VIII (Platinum)
"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...
Super Meat Boy
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...
"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...
Suikoden III (Konami the Best)
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...
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
"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...
Driver: Sennyuu! Car Chase Daisakusen (Spike Library #007)
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...
Genso Suikoden II (PSOne Books)
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...
"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-...
Final Fantasy XI
"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 ...
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...