Total of 33 user reviews spread across 33 releases
Batman: Arkham Asylum
It's the best Batman game they've ever made, but those aren't very high standards, are they?
Batman: AA is indeed the best Batman game EVER MADE. But...that's not saying very much. The Appeal: The graphical detail is superior to many games in this generation of consoles. They've done an...
Madden NFL 10
EA must be paying for favorable reviews, because this is mediocrity at it's finest.
It's a shame that EA has exclusivity on the football video game franchise, because I truly believe that if a worthy competitor "tackled," NFL football, people would see a game that's average at best. ...
Akumajou Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia does an excellent job of blending action and RPG elements into a platforming environment.
C: O of E is a game I thoroughly enjoyed. I had fun with it, I found it immersive, and I completed it. But, rather than carry on about how much I loved the game or simply re-hash what has already b...
Pocket Monsters Platina
Pokémon Platinum is probably best summed up as the game that Diamond and Pearl "should've been."
As an adult guilty-pleasure Pokémon fan, I had great anticipation for this "platinum," version of Diamond and Pearl. I feel it necessary to point this out because whether you have played the previous ...
If Mass Effect had been fully fleshed out, it may have been considered an all time great. As it was, pretty good.
Two years after the release of Mass Effect, I picked this one up for 9.99. Awesome. After two years, opinions have varied widely and have been voiced often on the subject of the game, so I will addres...
SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
While this collection doesn't included some of the greatest hits ever, it does include many old favorites.
Being an old-school gamer, I was eagerly looking forward to the "high def" version of these old Genesis/Mega Drive classics. I wasn't disappointed. To begin with, they priced this one moderately a...
If you are a fan of RPG's, it's pretty hard to go wrong with this one.
Fallout 3 is everything a RPG should be, immersive, full of intricate dialogue and choices, and combat to boot. Tons of NPC's abound, and the environment is fairly vast. Enough said? Well, there ar...
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Not too bad, not too good... sometimes fun, sometimes boring. Sometimes immersive, sometimes lacking.
I got this one at Circuit City (the buzzards are pecking away at it already) for $12.98. That's a good deal. I've played much worse games than this after paying lots more money. Still...it's defini...
If you're an RPG fan, you may enjoy the game. If not, you may enjoy throwing it in the trash.
Do I own and play Infinite Undiscovery? Yes Do I think I.U. is a good game? No. I've been trying to think of an analogy to explain how these two sentences can coincide. This is the best I can come...
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Raving Rabbids, how do I describe thee? Uh, um, err. If you like Spongmonkeys, this game's for you!
How to describe this one... It's a niche game. I found it funny- in parts. My teenage daughter finds it hilarious. She likes silly comedy and rabbits, so I got the game for her pretty cheap. It ...
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
I can't remember a thing from Calculus, but I still remember all the movesets!
If you didn't grow up in the day of Streetfighter II at the arcade, you're probably wondering what the heck all the fuss is about. Are there more in-depth fighting games with greater customizing avail...
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
LucasArts is inches away from a great thing in the Lego Series, but staunchly refuse to fix old problems.
I really want to give Lego Indy a better score than 8. I really do. There are so many positive things going for the Lego series of games: wanton destruction of scenery, tons of unlockables, adorabl...
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Programmers seemed to be looking hard for the scare factor, and forgot to make a good game in the process.
This is a game that confuses me. I don't HATE the game, but I don't really enjoy it either. Too many elements seemed to be copy/pasted out of the Resident Evil 4 book. Granted, most games toda...
Dead Space brings to the table what every game should: environment, story, and immersive gameplay.
Forget the genre, forget the arguments over whether the game is "scary enough." Dead Space is an amazing game. Often, when games get lumped into that "horror genre," they are only judged based upo...
Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition
Not much different than all the others. If you have one already, no need to spend the money.
I bought this as an upgrade to my NINTH edition, and its.... almost identical. The graphics are different. The list of players is exactly the same, you still have to sit around waiting on the AI playe...
Some improvements, some steps backwards = about the same as before.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Resistance: Fall of Man wasn't broken. So why tinker? Before I complain I will state this: it's a great game. Not saying it isn't. Still, producers and developers...
The Orange Box
Now that it's hit $20, it's the best deal on the market at 5 games in one box. Might be disappointing to PC owners.
So, this review comes after the game has been out a very long time, but it's hit the $20 mark in stores, so I thought I'd give a review of it since the price may be pulling more people to buy it now. ...
Grand Theft Auto IV
I don't get all the fuss. Perhaps if you are 13 and like naughty words and sexual innuendos, otherwise it's just OK.
As I said in the review deck; I just don't get all the fuss. I give the game an 8 based on the immersiveness of it, because most PS3 games are sorely lacking in that, usually about 7-10 hours long...
Resistance: Fall of Man
Much of the atmosphere is recycled from other shooters, but it's still a decent game and interesting enough.
Having heard the RAVE reviews about Resistance 2, I thought I'd check this one out first. As a whole, I'd say my opinion is decidedly mixed. 1. Graphics: The graphics probably have a "love 'em or h...
Madden NFL 09
Hi, we are EA Sports. We might be in the game, but we continue to rape consumers. $60 for a roster update. Weak.
The first game I played, a receiver for the opposing team caught the ball out of bounds. Not running out of bounds. He was standing out of bounds. I reviewed the replay, called timeout. Challenged. I ...
At $20 now, this game is a relative steal compared to the junk you have to pay $60 bucks for.
When I was able to buy this game at the mall for $20, I didn't give it much hope. I've been rather surprised- in a pleasant way. Gameplay: The glaive is a fun weapon to use; the others are more bas...
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
7 hours of gameplay. That's it. Enough said. Disappointing.
As an adult with a budget, I'm massively tired of paying sixty bucks for 7 hours of gameplay. This one hurts a bit more, because I had high expectations of this one. Being a Knights of the Old...
The Orange Box
Superb games undermined by Steam's horrid interface that shoves ads in your face and rips time from your life loading.
Half-Life 2 is a pure fun FPS that has your standard array of great guns to gleefully kill with and a fun gravity gun. Sure, it's a copy/paste of the classic Doom system, and the game elements are way...
Mario Kart Wii
Another in a long list of games that spurns all aspects of gameplay to focus solely on its online function.
I'm pretty shocked at the lack of objectivity in these "reviews," seemingly reading endless homer-isms from people who are simply big fans of the franchise. I'm a big fan of the franchise too, but ...
College Hoops 2K8
A fun game that has great graphical presentation, hiding stale game play flaws that are almost 10 years old.
My first impression of 2k8 this year was something to the effect of "Wow, now I'll never be able to go back to my old PS1 or Sega Genesis faves." The graphical presentation was my first taste of next-...
Stop whining! Stop crying! Did you really think flying a DRAGON around would be possible with pinpoint controls?
I'm not really sure what everyone is whining and crying about. Talk about the domino effect. Half the people I've heard whining about this game haven't even played it before. The crux of the whole sit...
NCAA Football 08
Same old, same old, same old... wait- check that- the old games were better.
Well, if you're a fan of NCAA football series from EA, then you won't be disappointed. If you're a fan of the series but were expecting big things on the PS3, FORGET IT. It's choppy, collision detecti...
Final Fantasy XII
FFXII gives what people expect from an RPG today: hundreds of gameplay hours and a good story. It still has flaws.
I'm not going to go on and on about what everyone already knows: good story, long hours, visuals, etc. I'm going to point out what people may NOT like, so their bubble of expectations doesn't get too ...
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
I love Mortal Kombat. Good thing, because the game is so-so. If you love MK too, it's for you. If not, pass or rent only
It's a very good thing that I'm a huge MK fan, because I would've been unhappy otherwise. The one on one fighting graphics are somewhat subpar for this generation of fighting games. The amount of c...
Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits!)
Writing a review 5 years after first playing it. Why? Because it's still one of the best.
I'm writing this review so long after I got this game because I started thinking about playing it again the other day. This game is one of the few games I've ever owned that I can casually pick up yea...
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
A solid idea that wasn't quite fleshed out enough. Adequate for big fans of MK, but not for the general public.
Well, I write with mixed emotions. I am as big a fan as MK as can be, and that probably both hindered and helped my opinion of the game. My biggest grievance was the lack of save points during the...
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Initially breathtaking, but then you notice all the copy/pasting in the scenery. And about 4 voice actors total. Ouch.
I'll admit, I was taken by all the beautiful scenery and such... at first. Then, I just started to notice all the rock formations that were a little too similar, all the depressions and stalactites i...
Simplistic, short campaigns and certainly not worth $50. It's a pretty good game to get off of the bargain shelf.
I was initially impressed with the concept, then soon discovered that depth and complexity have been drastically sacrificed for graphic details and character abilities that are somewhat underwhelming....